In Dragonflight Season 2 we also have access to a new tier set.
The Survival Hunter Tier Set has the following effect:
- (2) Set Bonus: Wildfire Bomb damage increased by 10% and throwing a Wildfire Bomb increases the damage of your next Kill Command by 40%.
- (4) Set Bonus: Every 25 Focus spent reduces the cooldown of Wildfire Bomb by one second, and the target of your latest Kill Command takes 75% increased damage from Wildfire Bomb for eight seconds.
Thanks to the nerf to mongoose bite and the removal of the season 1 tier set, Mongoose Bite is now a smaller part of your overall damage in both Single Target and AoE. In return, this makes bombs more important. Because of that, this is a very strong tier set for both ST and AOE.
Survival Hunter has a couple of viable options for crafted gear.
Two off-pieces of gear with the Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch embellishment are generally recommended.
Acidic Hailstone Treads are also a viable option. However, while providing slightly more DPS (0.5-1%), using them will reduce your movement speed by 10%, which is not only a huge hit to quality of life but also to your survivability.
You can even combo them with an off-piece that has the Toxified Armor Patch embellishment, which doubles the effects of Hailstone Treads. This combination increases the DPS gain to about 1-2% compared to double Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patches, but in return will slow your movement speed by 20%. So keep that in mind before making your decision.
The Onyx Annulet Ring
Patch 10.0.7 added a new ring in the Onyx Annulet, a special ring with new gems called Primordial Stones. Even though this ring released the last patch, it is still competitive and a very good ring to use for current content. However, you should replace it once you have a ring which is around 441 item level or above.
The Primordial Stones recommended combinations for Raiding and Mythic+ are listed below.
You can read more about the Onyx Annulet in our article Primordial Stones, Onyx Annulet Ring and the Zskera Vaults in Patch 10.0.7 and see a full list of the Primordial Stones by reading our List of All Primordial Stones and Condensed Magic article.