The Hunter is one of the most popular classes throughout the history of World of Warcraft, and in The Burning Crusade, this is no different.
The Hunter saw vast improvements from the original version of the game, both to itself and its pets, and is regarded as one of the highest DPS classes alongside the Warlock.
The benefit of playing through re-released content is we know exactly what the optimal setup is.
There are two different specializations you are likely to be played throughout PvE content in TBC, the first and most popular is the high damage Beast Mastery or the more support-based Survival spec.
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This will be your go-to talent selection, and there are a few important points to note that makes the spec the powerhouse that it is.
Beast Mastery is as it implies, bolstering the damage of your pets, however, there is more to it than that.
The BM spec is all about attacking fast and buffing all the benefits that come with the class, as talents like Ferocious inspiration (requires 30 points in BM) are all about buffing the party's damage every time the pet deals a critical hit.
Survival is about increasing your raid's total DPS output more than yourself, stacking critical strike and agility is your main goal, and keeping 100% uptime on Expose Weakness is your one role in a raid.
Expose Weakness makes your ranged critical strikes apply a debuff to the target that increases the attack power of all friendly players also attacking that target by 25% of the Hunters' agility.
Both of these specializations are viable throughout The Burning Crusade, however, the Survival Hunter will of course be less popular and unless one specific Hunter is happy to play that role in raids, it is likely all the hunters apart of a 25 man group will need to rotate that role each week.