Hunter abilities

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Hunter abilities are abilities used by hunters. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only specific to one (or two) specializations.

Learned by leveling

All specializations

All hunters automatically learn the following abilities at the specified level, regardless of specialization. Pet abilities are listed in another section of this article.

Ability Level
Ability hunter beastcall.png [Call Pet 1] 1
[Revive Pet] 1
[Tracking] 4
[Disengage] 8
[Control Pet] 10
[Dismiss Pet] 10
[Beast Lore] 13
Ability hunter beastcall.png [Call Pet 2] 13
[Feed Pet] 13
[Mend Pet] 13
[Tame Beast] 13
[Eagle Eye] 16
[Freezing Trap] 18
[Aspect of the Cheetah] 22
[Exhilaration] 24
[Feign Death] 28
Ability hunter beastcall.png [Call Pet 3] 34
[Tar Trap] 36
[Command Pet] 38
[Flare] 38
[Misdirection] 42
[Exhilaration] (rank 2) 48
Ability hunter beastcall.png [Call Pet 4] 57
[Aspect of the Turtle] 70
Ability hunter beastcall.png [Call Pet 5] 80
[Disengage] (rank 2) 85


The three hunter specializations are Beast Mastery (ranged DPS), Marksmanship (ranged DPS) and Survival (melee DPS).

For a summary of the characteristics and strengths of each spec, see Hunter specializations.


Talents become available at level 15, with a new tier unlocked every 15 levels. Only one talent can be chosen from each tier.

Hunter talents
Level Choices
15 Beast Mastery [Killer Instinct] [Animal Companion] [Dire Beast]
Marksmanship [Master Marksman] [Serpent Sting] [A Murder of Crows]
Survival [Viper's Venom] [Terms of Engagement] [Alpha Predator]
30 Beast Mastery [Dire Stable] [One with the Pack] [Chimaera Shot]
Marksmanship [Careful Aim] [Volley] [Explosive Shot]
Survival [Guerrilla Tactics] [Hydra's Bite] [Butchery]
45 [Trailblazer] [Natural Mending] [Camouflage]
60 Beast Mastery [Venomous Bite] [Thrill of the Hunt] [A Murder of Crows]
Marksmanship [Steady Focus] [Hunter's Mark] [streamline]
Survival [Bloodseeker] [Steel Trap] [A Murder of Crows]
75 [Born To Be Wild] [Posthaste] [Binding Shot]
90 Beast Mastery [Stomp] [Barrage] [Stampede]
Marksmanship [Lethal Shots] [Double Tap]
Survival [Tip of the Spear] [Mongoose Bite] [Flanking Strike]
100 Beast Mastery [Aspect of the Beast] [Killer Cobra] [Spitting Cobra]
Marksmanship [Calling the Shots] [Lock and Load] [Piercing Shot]
Survival [Birds of Prey] [Wildfire Infusion] [Chakrams]

PvP talents

PvP talents become available only during instanced PvP or with War Mode activated. A total of four different PvP talents can be chosen: one general talent (learned at level 20), and three class-specific talents. They can be changed any time in rested areas or during the beginning of a PvP match. Other situations require the use of  [Tome of the Tranquil Mind].

All specializations

These PvP talents are available to all hunters.

Name Level
[Adaptation] 20
[Relentless] 20
[Gladiator's Medallion] 20
[Survival Tactics] 40
[Dragonscale Armor] 40
[Viper Sting] 40
[Scorpid Sting] 40
[Spider Sting] 40
[Hi-Explosive Trap] 40
[Roar of Sacrifice] 40
[Hunting Pack] 40



Glyphs are spell and ability enhancements that add cosmetic effects or minor enhancements, created by scribes. Glyphs are color-coded to the class for which they are meant.

Glyphs can be removed any time outside of combat using  [Vanishing Powder] and can be used from level 25.

Pet abilities

Main article: Pet abilities

See also