Hunter talents in Mists of Pandaria – Survival, Marksmanship, and Beast Mastery – new WoW 5.0 talent system

by on October 22, 2011

Mists of Pandaria’s coming, and with it, a total change in the way all Hunter talents work – indeed, all talents across the board for WoW Patch 5.0. Whether you’re Marksmanship, Survival, or Beast Mastery, you’ll now choose from a single talent tree – one talent every 15 levels, from a choice of three.

Here’s the complete list of all the Hunter talents, as announced at Blizzcon, and subsequently updated on Blizzard’s site.

Updated 12th Dec to the latest talents, released on Blizzard’s site on the 7th Dec.

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Tier 1/ Level 15 talents: Frozen Arrows, Arcane Arrows, Venom Tipped Arrows

Frozen Arrows

Your arrows and ammunition are chilled with frost, causing your Auto Shot to have a 30% chance to reduce the target’s movement speed by 30% for 10 sec.

Arcane Arrows

Your arrows and ammunition are infused with arcane magic, causing your Auto Shot to have a 50% chance to restore 5 Focus when it deals damage.

Venom Tipped Arrows

Your arrows and ammunition are mixed with serpent venom, causing a stacking poison damage over time effect on the target dealing Nature damage. Stacks up to 5 times.

Tier 2/ Level 30 talents: Silencing Shot, Wyvern Sting, Intimidation

Silencing Shot

5-35 yd range
20 sec cooldown Instant cast

A shot that silences the target and interrupts spellcasting for 3 sec.

Wyvern Sting

5-35 yd range 10 Focus
1 min cooldown Instant cast

A stinging shot that puts the target to sleep for 30 sec. Any damage will cancel the effect. When the target wakes up, the Sting causes 3093 Nature damage over 6 sec. Only one Sting per Hunter can be active on the target at a time.


100 yd range
1 min cooldown Instant

Command your pet to intimidate the target, causing a high amount of threat and stunning the target for 3 sec. Lasts 15 sec.

Tier 3/ Level 45 talents: Posthaste, Evasiveness, Exhilaration


Your movement speed is increased by 60% for 4 sec after you use Disengage.


Increases your chance to dodge attacks and resist spells by 100% for 3 sec when you use Disengage.


When you Disengage, you are instantly healed for 15% of your total health when you successfully land.

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Tier 4/ Level 60 talents: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera, Aspect of the Iron Hawk, Spirit Bond

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera

Whenever you are hit by a melee attack, the cooldown of your Disengage is instantly reduced by 4 sec.

Whenever you are hit by a ranged attack or spell, the cooldown of your Deterrence is instantly reduced by 8 sec.

These effects have a 2 sec cooldown.

Aspect of the Iron Hawk

Your Aspect of the Hawk now also reduces all direct damage taken by 15%.

Spirit Bond

While your pet is active, you and your pet will regenerate 2% of total health every 5 sec.

Tier 5/ Level 75 talents: Fervor, Readiness, Thrill of the Hunt


2 min cooldown Instant

Instantly restores 50 Focus to you and your pet.


3 min cooldown Instant

When activated, this ability immediately finishes the cooldown on all Hunter abilities.

Thrill of the Hunt

You have a 15% chance when you use fire a shot that costs Focus to instantly regain 100% of the Focus cost of the shot.

Tier 6/ Level 90 talents: Flash Freeze, Black Ice, Transmorph Trap

Flash Freeze

Your Freezing Trap no longer has a cooldown, but only one target can be affected by it at a time.

Black Ice

Increases the movement speed reduction of your Ice Trap by an additional 10%, and when you move through your Ice Trap you gain 50% movement speed for 4 sec.

Transmorph Trap

30 sec cooldown Instant
Place a nature trap laced with a special toxin that will transmorph the next enemy into a beast, reducing their movement speed by 60% and causing them to be unable to use any of their normal abilities for up to 1 min. Trap will exist for 1 min.

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