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Marksmanship Hunter Guide – Legion 7.3.5
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Rotation & Abilities
With the onset of Legion, Marksmanship is essentially a new specialization, with little other than names in common with the previous iteration. The Legion version of the MM spec is based around a new mechanic which consists of proc'ing
, using Marked Shot to convert
into Vulnerabilities, and then casting buffed
s in order to take advantage of those Vulnerabilities. Through the use of talents, the spec is fairly versatile, having possible builds for single target damage dealing, as well as some burst AoE options. The spec has lost most of its core CC abilities, including all traps, as well as several more specialized utility abilities, such as
. The movement specific abilities have remained largely untouched with the exception of
Aspect of the Cheetah
being changed to a movement speed cooldown.
All races, including Gnomes, can play Marksman Hunters.
Marksman Hunters use bows, crossbows, and guns.
Iconic MM Hunter abilities:
Mastery: Sniper Training
: Range of all your ranged abilities are increased by 5% and damage of all Focus spending abilities increased by 20%.
Special Class Hall Rewards
Trust of a Loyal Wolfhawk
Trust of a Fierce Wolfhawk
Trust of a Dire Wolfhawk
Beast Mastery Tome:
Tome of the Hybrid Beast
Hunters are on the
Protector Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Every 45 Focus you spend reduces the cooldown of Trueshot by 1 sec.
Trueshot also reduces the cost of all your Focus spenders by 15%.
Tier 20 set:
Casting two Aimed Shots in a row increases your critical strike damage by 15% for 6 sec.
Aimed Shot reduces the cast time of your next Aimed Shot by 8% and reduces its Focus cost by 8% for 6 seconds.
Tier 21 set:
Two piece bonus:
Your Focus generating attacks deal 30% more damage and generate 25% more Focus.
Four piece bonus:
Marked Shot has a 50% chance to fire at up to 3 additional targets hit by Marked Shot an additional time.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
What Makes Marksman Special
A Marksman has embraced the class fantasy of the ranger, drawing inspiration from the likes of the Windrunner sisters, Sylvanas, Alleria and Vereesa. Marks hunters look for vulnerabilities in their targets, mark those vulnerabilities, then take aim with carefully placed shots. Players can customize their Marks hunters to fulfill several variations of the fantasy: they're the only hunter spec that can function with or without a pet; they have several options including undead pets and a shadow-based shot for those more interested in following in Sylvanas's footsteps; and they have several choices which can convert the spec to either a carefully planned out long-range sniper play-style, or a quick moving spray-and-pray play-style.
Marksman Hunters have numerous vanity glyphs:
Glyph of Stellar Flare
Glyph of the Goblin Anti-Grav Flare
modify your flare,
Glyph of Arachnophobia
summons spiders with Dire Beast, and
Glyph of the Skullseye
Glyph of the Bullseye
modify Hunter's Mark.
They can equip the legendary weapons
Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
All of these items are sold by
in Sholazar Basin except for Fireworks, which is
Pet Training Manual: Play Dead
Fireworks Instruction Manual
The Art of Concealment
Aspect of the Chameleon
Pet Training Manual: Fetch
: effect of old Glyph of Aspects
Changes in Patch 7.3.2
In Patch 7.3.2
Patch 7.3.2 brings a couple of new legendaries, and new set bonuses (
Item - Hunter T21 Marksmanship 2P Bonus
Item - Hunter T21 Marksmanship 4P Bonus
). There are no significant changes for Marksmanship hunters, though there may be some changes coming when specs are balanced at the end of he first week of heroic raiding.
- Tons of stats, plus your spells and abilities have a chance to grant you 2200 Speed, Avoidance, and Leech for 12 sec.
Insignia of the Grand Army
- Increase the effects of Light and Shadow powers granted by the Netherlight Crucible by 50%.
How to Use the Marksman Hunter Guide
Navigate between topics using the guide menu in the upper right hand of each specific guide page.
Follow the database links for more detailed information on spells and items. Our spell pages include many technical details as well as a log of changes for each data build and recent hotfixes.
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Questions and Comments
Until Mythic raids are released, all of the information contained in this guide will be in a constant state of flux. While it's unlikely they'll be changing any core mechanics of the class, we're still seeing many changes to artifact talents and general tuning of abilities. This guide will be continually updated to reflect changes and new ideas in theorycrafting, though it may not always be immediate, as implementing changes into spreadsheets and simulation tools can take time. If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, I can be reached on twitter:
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