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One of the things I think the WHU does really well is organizing all of the information that we present. Most of this is through the guides section, but lately I’ve been working to improve the organization further as the WHU has more and more hunter information. Thus this guide, which focuses solely on how to find the various hunter builds for Mists of Pandaria hunters.
WoW Hunter Talent Builds Updates
Every hunter guide on the WHU has that “Reviewed and Accurate” logo in the upper right corner. Below the graphic will always be the date and the patch number for the last time a guide has been reviewed for accuracy. Thus you’re always able to tell at a glance that the hunter build information you’re looking at is up-to-date, and not something left over from Wrath.
These hunter builds have been updated for patch 5.2.
These hunter builds have all been constructed for the MoP hunter, and the raid builds are focused on level 90 Mists of Pandaria hunters.
Hunter Raid Builds & Talent Specs
The following hunter builds guides focus on hunter specs to optimize your hunter talents for raiding. These builds are constructed specifically for raid boss fights. We aren’t really concerned about putting a build together just for trash. Trash is going to die anyway, but it’s the bosses that require that your build has every last talent point optimized.
As always, we put together hunter builds that are the best dps builds for the majority of boss fights for that hunter spec. But keep in mind that with the different mechanics of different raid boss fights, sometimes different talent builds will be better in certain fights. For true cutting-edge progression raiders, it’s worth re-speccing to a different build for each boss. For most of the rest of us, we try to find one solid build for our spec that will generally do the best on the majority of the fights — and that’s what you’ll find with these hunter raid builds.
- Beast Mastery: BM hunter raid build
- Marksmanship: MM hunter raid build
- Survival: SV hunter raid build
Hunter Pet Talent Builds
As hunters, we need to understand that it’s not just our hunter talents that matter, but our pet talents as well. But in Mists of Pandaria our pets no longer have talents of their own. Instead we just choose whether to make them Ferocity, Cunning, or Tenacity and then they get what they get. Ferocity is always the best DPS pet spec.
Hunter Leveling Builds
Hunters are certainly one of the easiest classes in WoW to level, and it’s worth stressing that you can absolutely level your hunter in any build or spec that you’d like. Leveling is easier than ever in Mists of Pandaria, and it doesn’t require an absolutely optimized leveling build to cruise through quests and 5-mans. That said, if you are interested in maximizing your hunter leveling experience, here are the WHU recommended hunter leveling builds:
Hunter Extreme Soloing Builds
Hunters are one of a handful of classes out there that can participate in extreme soloing — soloing 5-man and raid content that used to take an entire group or raid to handle. Extreme soloing requires a completely different mindset and hunter build than traditional soloing. MoP has made extreme soloing stronger than ever, and here is a great extreme soloing hunter build to get you started:
Hunter Pet Tanking Builds
In addition to our extreme soloing endeavors, hunter pets can actually make surprisingly effective tanks. Hunter pet tanking of raid content is a variation of extreme soloing — tackling content we were never meant to do and proving once again the awesomeness of our class. Like extreme soloing, hunter pet tanking builds require a different set of priorities from normal soloing builds or raiding builds. Arthemystia has you covered for hunter builds for pet tanking:
Hunter PvP Builds
Alas the WHU is not the place to go for hunter PvP answers. We PvP seldom and haven’t done competitive PvP since BC — we’ve tried to get PvP writers on here in the past, but they never seem to stay with the game for long.