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 Patch, but in return will slow your movement speed by 20%. So keep that in mind before making your decision.
The Onyx Annulet Ring and Seal of Diurna
Previously the Onyx Annulet and Seal of Diurna's Chosen were viable gearing options, being even best in slot in some situations but due to the nerfs to the Onyx Amulet and Seal of Diurna's Chosen in 10.0.5 those items are no longer desirable.