Hunter PvP Glyphs

WoW Hunter PvP Glyphs

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Using the right glyphs is a pretty important part of the hunter pvp formula. Here is what I recommend for level 80 hunters:

Essential Hunter PvP Glyphs

The following glyphs are a key component to any hunter PvP build.

Glyph of Aimed Shot – This glyph reduces our Aimed Shot cooldown by 20%, which is huge. Apart from Kill Shot, Aimed Shot is our #1 shot in PvP. The 2 second cushion (i.e., reduced cooldown) that this glyph provides helps us to maintain the healing debuff uptime.

It also gives us 2 seconds quicker access to one of our insta-cast shots – another huge plus.

Glyph of Disengage – Disengage is a key tactical move for positioning and one of our primary escape abilities. Having access to Disengage every 20 seconds, as opposed to 25, is a tremendous advantage. Survival hunters have it even better… with this glyph and 2/2 Survival Tactics, SV hunters can pop Disengage every 16 seconds. Now that’s what I call slippery!

Beast Mastery PvP Glyphs

Glyph of Bestial Wrath – This glyph chops 20 seconds off of the the cooldown for Beast Mastery’s defining ability. The primary strength of being a Beast Master is having immunity to crowd control, as well as the insane burst potential during the Bestial Wrath/Beast Within buff. With this glyph and 3/3 in Longevity, you’re able to cut the time in between big reds to a mere 60 seconds (70 second cooldown / 10 second uptime). Not bad eh… ;)

Glyph of Aimed Shot

Glyph of Disengage

Marksmanship PvP Glyphs

Glyph of Serpent Sting – As MM hunters, we use this glyph in PvP for the same reason we use it in PvE – it makes our Chimera Shots hit harder. This glyph makes the second portion of Chimera Shot’s damage hit 40% harder due to the additional two ticks of Serpent Sting that are factored in (unglyphed Serpent Sting = 15 sec/5 ticks, glyphed Serpent Sting = 21 sec/7 ticks).

Glyph of Aimed Shot

Glyph of Disengage

Survival PVP Glyphs

Glyph of Explosive Shot – The additional 4% crit that we receive from this glyph is very important for PvP. The enemy’s resilience can reduce your crit chance against them by 10-12% or more. This glyph helps lessen that factor, ensuring that the crits keep on coming.

Glyph of Aimed Shot

Glyph of Disengage

Minor PvP Glyphs

Glyph of Feign Death - This is as staple as the Glyph of Aimed Shot. Feign Death is a remarkably useful PvP ability, so a shorter cooldown on the spell is a welcome boost to any PvP build.

Glyph of Scare Beast – This glyph prevents interrupts while casting Fear Beast. It’s not something we’ll use all the time, but then again it is a minor glyph. At any rate, this glyph is most effective for causing Feral Druids to run about all willy-nilly, as you can fear them while they’re in bear or cat form. It also works vs hunter pets of course. ;)

Glyph of Mend Pet – This is basically a convenience glyph since it takes away the need for pet food, but it also ensures your pet will stay at full happiness and providing peak performance.

Glyph of Revive Pet – This is a good Glyph for BM Hunters who’ve talented 2/2 Improved Revive Pet. It eliminates interrupts during Revive Pet, which is handy for bringing your pet back in the thick of combat.

Some Suggested Hunter PvP Builds

I figured I certainly can’t talk about PvP hunter glyphs without linking some good builds to go with those glyphs. ;)

So here ya go…

53/18/0 Beast Mastery PvP Build

0/56/15 Marksmanship PvP Build

0/15/56 Survival PvP Build

Those are builds that I currently use, or have used in the past. You may want to shift a few points around to better suit your needs (e.g., Improved Revive pet for BM, Efficiency for MM), but those three builds are all very good.

Any questions or comments, please post them below… :)

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