Legion Class Specialization Guide Hunter

Beast Mastery Hunter


  • Dire Beast is now core to Beast Mastery (repeatedly summon wild beasts that generate additional Focus for you through their every attack)
  • Cannot use traps (will receive forms of crowd control and AoE damage)

Combat Abilities

  • Cobra Shot
    - 30 Focus, 40 yd range, Instant
    - A quick shot that causes moderate Physical damage.
  • Dire Beast
    - 40 yd range, Instant, 10 sec cooldown
    - Summons a powerful wild beast to attack your target for 8 sec. Each time the beast deals damage, you will gain 4 Focus.
    - Summoning a beast reduces the remaining cooldown of Bestial Wrath by 15 sec.
  • Kill Command
    - 20 Focus, 25 yd range (from pet), Instant, 6 sec cooldown
    - Give the command to kill, causing your pet to instantly inflict strong damage to its target.
  • Wild Call
    - Passive
    - Your critical strikes have a 30% chance to reset the cooldown of Dire Beast.
  • Mastery: Master of Beasts
    - Increases the damage done by your pets by 45% (with Mastery from typical gear).

Beast Mastery talent needed

  • Way of the Cobra
    - Passive
    - For every pet or guardian you have active, Cobra Shot deals an additional 5% damage.

Survival Hunter


  • Uses melee weapons instead of ranged
  • Only one that uses traps
  • Goal is to snare and bleed their enemies
  • Mongoose Bites

Combat Abilities

  • Harpoon
    - 5-40 yd range, Instant, 15 sec cooldown
    - Hurl a harpoon at your target and pull yourself toward them, rooting them in place for 3 sec.
  • Raptor Strike
    - 20 Focus, Melee Range, Instant.
    - A vicious slash, dealing moderate Physical damage.
  • Laceration
    - 35 Focus, Melee Range, Instant, 10 sec cooldown
    - Tear a wound in the target, dealing heavy damage over 12 sec.

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  • Mongoose Bite
    - Melee Range, Instant, 10 sec recharge, 3 charges
    - A brutal attack, attempting to sever the enemy's limbs, dealing strong Physical damage.
    - Each consecutive Mongoose Bite dealt within 3.5 sec of the last will deal 50% increased damage, stacking up to 6 times.
  • Flanking Strike
    - 20 Focus, Melee Range, Instant, 6 sec cooldown
    - You and your pet attack the target simultaneously, each dealing strong damage.
    - If the target is attacking you, your pet's attack will deal 50% increased damage and threat. If not, your attack will deal 50% increased damage.
  • Wing Clip
    - 30 Focus, Instant
    - Maims the target, reducing their movement speed by 50% for 15 sec.
  • Mastery: Hunting Companion
    - Your pet’s attacks have a 20% (with Mastery from typical gear) chance to grant you an additional charge of Mongoose Bite.

Survival Hunter talent (needed)

  • Snake Hunter
    - Instant, 1 min cooldown
    - Instantly grants you 3 charges of Mongoose Bite.

Markmanship Hunter


  • Master archers and snipers, relying on their skill and precision with weapons rather than animal companions.
  • Gain Lone Wolf by default 
  • Gain Focus from the use of Arcane Shot
  • Black Arrow and Lock and Load are now Markmanship specfiic talents

Combat Abilities

  • Arcane Shot
    - 40 yd range, Instant
    - A quick shot that causes moderate Arcane damage, and generates 5 Focus.
  • Seek Vulnerabilities
    - Passive
    - Targets hit by your Arcane Shot and Multi-Shot have a chance to be marked with Hunter's Mark for 6 sec.
  • Marked Shot
    - 30 Focus, 40 yd range, Channeled
    - Rapidly fires a shot at up to 3 targets affected by Hunter's Mark, dealing strong Physical damage. Usable while moving.
    - Also exposes vulnerability in the target, snaring them by 15%, and increasing Aimed Shot damage done to the target by 25%. Lasts 10 sec, and stacks up to 3 times.
  • Aimed Shot
    - 50 Focus, 40 yd range, 1.5 sec cast
    - A powerful aimed shot that deals strong Physical damage.
  • Mastery: Sniper Training
    - Critical strike damage and range of all shots is increased by 12.5% (with Mastery from typical gear).

Markmanship Hunter talent (needed)

  • Lock and Load
    - Passive
    - Attach an explosive charge to Aimed Shot, dealing strong additional Fire damage to the target and all enemies within 4 yds.
    - Your ranged auto attacks have a 5% chance to trigger Lock and Load, causing your next 2 Aimed Shots to cost no Focus and be instant.