Stat Priority (5.4.8)
Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Marksmanship Hunter. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Hunter and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.
Agility > Expertise (7.5%) >= Ranged Hit (7.5%) > Crit > Haste > Mastery
Agility Increases all damage dealt and slightly increases critical chance.
Expertise (7.5%) The Expertise cap of 7.5% (2550 Rating) will eliminate your attacks from being dodged. To check your expertise, open your character panel and then check for “Expertise.” Make sure it is at exactly 7.5% for your weapon(s).
Ranged Hit (7.5%) Hit Rating increases your chance to hit, and at 7.5% Ranged Hit (2550 Rating) your special abilities can no longer miss on bosses. Special abilities getting missed is the easiest way to lose DPS, so be sure to be capped at 7.5%. To check your hit percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Ranged tab for “Hit Chance.” Make sure it is at or slightly above 7.5%.
Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage.
Haste Decreases cast time for abilities such as Aimed Shot, causes you to shoot faster, and increases Focus regeneration speeds.
Mastery Mastery Wild Quiver grants a chance for your ranged attacks to proc an additional attack that does reduced damage.