Survival Hunter playstyle and rotation guide

Patch 10.0 Last Updated: 10th Jan, 2023
Symex Survival Hunter Author
Symex

Playstyle & Rotation

General Rotation

Single Target:

  1. Use harpoon with terms of engagement
  2. Use Death Chakrams
  3. Use Spearhead at high focus
  4. Use Coordinated Assault if not in a Spearhead window.
  5. Use Kill Shot during Coordinated assault while it is empowerd by Coordinated Kill
  6. Use Kill command if at 2+ stacks of deadly duo
  7. Use Mongoose bite during Spearhead
  8. Use Kill Shot
  9. Use Wildfire bomb during Coordinated assault to regen focus 
  10. Use Flanking strike to regen focus but not if it would overcap your focus
  11. Use Kill command to regen focus but not if it would overcap your focus
  12. Use Mongoose bite during mongoose fury windows
  13. Use Wildfire bomb
  14. Use Explosive Shot
  15. Use Mongoose to start a new mongoose fury window

AoE

  1. Use harpoon if speced into terms of engagement
  2. Use Wildfire bomb at 2 charges
  3. Use Death Chakram
  4. Use coordinated assault
  5. Use Killshot during coordinated assault while empowerd by coordinated kill
  6. Use Explosive Shot
  7. Use Butchery at max stacks
  8. Use Fury of the Eagle
  9. Use Flanking strike to regen focus but not if it would overcap your focus
  10. Use Butchery while shrapnel Bomb is up 
  11. Use Kill command to regen focus
  12. Use Mongoose bite on targets with high Poison injection stacks
  13. Use Kill Shot
  14. Use Mongoose bite to apply Serpent Sting

Opener

Single Target

  1. Use Harpoon
  2. Use Wildfire Bomb
  3. Use Death Chakram
  4. Use Spear Head

AoE

  1. Use Harpoon
  2. Use Wildfire Bomb
  3. Use Coordinated Assault

Playstyle

Survival's basic playstyle is about casting as many mongoose bites as possible. Doing so puts you in a mongoose fury window which increases the damage of consecutive mongoose bites by 15 % stacking up to 5. This buff does not refresh. To optimize this you generally want to enter a new mongoose fury window with as much focus as possible and prioritizing mongoose bites when the buff is about to expire.

Cooldowns

Spearhead and coordinated assault have counter synergy with each other and should therefore be used separately. 

It is also worth noting that if speced into coordinated kill you want to only use coordinated assaults procs on kill shots due to bombs being completely worthless.