Beast Mastery Hunter PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Hunter
Specialization: Beast Mastery
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
Killer Instinct
Animal Companion
Dire Beast
30
Scent of Blood
One with the Pack
Chimaera Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Venomous Bite
Thrill of the Hunt
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Stomp
Barrage
Stampede
100
Aspect of the Beast
Killer Cobra
Spitting Cobra

2. Stats

Critical Strike > Versatility

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
> >
Head
> >
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
>
Hands
> >
Waist
>
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
> >
Shoulders
> >

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem
>

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
>

7. Races

Race
Tauren > Human > Blood Elf

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
>
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Make sure your pet is out!
? Use Potion
? If the Frenzy buff is about to fall off
? Use Potion: During Bestial Wrath
? Use Racial Active Buff: During Bestial Wrath
? Use Trinkets: During Bestial Wrath
? Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
? Try to use A Murder of Crows on targets that will die soon so you can benefit from the cooldown reset
? Fish for a Dance of Death buff
? Apply Frenzy if you are getting close to max charges of Barbed Shot
? You can get a slight increase in damage by only using Cobra Shot at higher focus (about 60+, but varies with your haste) to ensure that you can use Kill Command without delay at any time.
? Rotation for 1 or 2 targets.
No
Yes
? Try to use A Murder of Crows on targets that will die soon so you can benefit from the cooldown reset
? Fish for a Dance of Death buff
? Apply Frenzy if you are getting close to max charges of Barbed Shot
? You can get a slight increase in damage by only using Cobra Shot at higher focus (about 60+, but varies with your haste) to ensure that you can use Kill Command without delay at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).