Xypher’s Marksmanship Hunter PvP guide

Xypher’s Marksmanship Hunter PvP guide (3.3.5)


Hello, I am Xypher. A lot of people have been asking me for tips and tricks about hunter (I have explained everything in this guide to about 5-10 people and more people are asking me, that’s why I’m making this guide) and basically I will try to teach you the basics of an MM hunter in this guide. I will be talking about hunter abilities, glyphs, specs, gear, enchants, gems, professions, pets, rotation, general tactics, duels, 2v2 & 3v3 arenas, keybinds, UI & addons and macro’s.

Looking for a MM PvE guide instead? Check out http://www.donorbashed.com/dbs-mm-guide/, I am currently helping keeping the guide up to date in co-operation with Donorbashed.


I am currently PvE’ing on Deathwing under the name Xypherz (hunter) and Xypher (warrior). Feel free to send me a PM in-game. You can always mail your questions (PvP or PvE) at Xypher@donorbashed.com and I will reply asap.

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General MM PvP Information

So what is PvP as a Marksmanship Hunter? It’s quite simple really, and can be very clearly described in two words: Pew, and Pew. But seriously, in this guide I’ll be going over the basics of Marksmanship PvP.

1) Key Hunter Abilities

Serpent Sting: Stings the target causing Nature damage over 21 seconds (or 27 seconds if you are using Glyph of Serpent Sting). Casting Chimera Shot whilst the target is stung by Serpent Sting refreshes the DoT and causes an additional 40% damage done by Serpent Sting.

Scorpid Sting: Stings the target, reducing chance to hit with melee and ranged attacks by 3% for 20 seconds. Casting Chimera Shot whilst the target is stung by Scorpid Sting refreshes the DoT and attempts to disarm the target. Continue reading “General MM PvP Information”

The Ultimate Post about Pets

One of the most asked questions about the hunter class that I’ve seen is the question on Pets. Hunters have the widest variety and choices of pets than Warlocks and Death Knights Combined. (Honestly who here really wants to only have five pets that every other Hunter has regardless of Spec?) Pets also provide us with endless hours of fun hunting rare pets. True, some hate hunting rares but I myself am an avid pet hunter and have personally caught Loque’nahak, Skoll, Gondria, King Krush, Aotona, Sambas, Terrorpene, Ghostcrawler, and many others that I’ve encountered in my days.

The main question that this wide variety, and the only problem with having such a wide variety of pets is How do I pick which pet will work for me? Well, to start figuring out which one is best, we need to do something we always have to do when you read my guides: Understand the question being asked before answering the question. 

The basics of pets are actually just this, basic. Pets have three talent trees that they use, just like we do. It’s just that instead of talent trees, they are called types. These types are as follows: Ferocity – damage, Cunning – Versatility, and Tenacity – Soloing/Survivability. They are called types because each pet only has one of these talent trees. Wolves are Ferocity, Turtles are Tenacity, and Spiders are Cunning. It’s as simple as that.

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