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Blink Strikes viability with high mastery

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Hey guys-  first time post, long time lurker.

So I am sitting at about 89-92% mastery on my BM hunter and I was thinking that since the mastery trait increases my pet dmg by 89-92% and blink strikes would increase the base pet dmg by 50% that this would be an overall increase in Mythic+/Raiding.  I also should say that I have 2 relic artifacts that increase my bestial wrath by 10% so by going with the Bestial Fury talent I have 50% increased dmg.  Just curious what you min/maxxers think. 

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Blink Strikes increases your pets Basic Attacks damage, not all of its damage.

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3 minutes ago, Orthios said:

Blink Strikes increases your pets Basic Attacks damage, not all of its damage.

So Mastery does not factor into the basic attacks? 

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Mastery effects all pet damage, Blink Strikes only effects pet Basic Attack damage.  

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I am in the same situation as you.  852 BM hunter w/ super high mastery.  I have 2 OLD artifact slots dedicated to kill command, because no high end-game ones have been available/dropped for me.  I took the left path on the artifact tree and am one AotC trait upgrade until I can actually get the kill command ability upgrades on the tree. I have not actually logged it (so take it for what it's worth) but I use Blink Strikes almost exclusively for the extra dot.  I raid with it most of the time, and I really like the mobility for Mythic+ dungeons.  I am pulling high damage with it, and I hate waiting for my pet to schlep from one target to another with KC off cooldown.  So, mathematically, I like Blink Strikes. 

My question is this:  Im 852 ilvl running those two artifact slots for KC at 805 and 820.  Does that matter?  I have multiple 850 artifact upgrades just sitting in my bags.  I could jump up some ilvls, but is the ilvl worth dropping those abilities that are so important to the spec?  It's going to be awhile until I can get all three upgrades as the cost is approaching 70k resources for 1 trait upgrade.

Does ilvl by itself (with no upgraded stats as it is with the artifact abilities) improve dps?     I would really like to know this. 

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1 hour ago, Orthios said:

Mastery effects all pet damage, Blink Strikes only effects pet Basic Attack damage.  

Right so in essence, would the overall damage be better with blink strikes because the 50% increase in basic +89-90% overall dmg increase? It may provide a larger overal dps gain for Single and Multi target.

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You're either overvaluing/overestimating how much of your damage is from pet Basic Attacks, or don't know what that means.  Your pet's Basic Attack is Bite/Claw/Smack, auto attack and kill command are not included.  So, the bonus from Blink Strikes is not a whole lot overall vs Bestial Fury which increases the damage bonus from Bestial Wrath, which is a separate multiplier to all of your damage and all of your pets damage.

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Just now, Orthios said:

You're either overvaluing/overestimating how much of your damage is from pet Basic Attacks, or don't know what that means.  Your pet's Basic Attack is Bite/Claw/Smack, auto attack and kill command are not included.  So, the bonus from Blink Strikes is not a whole lot overall vs Bestial Fury which increases the damage bonus from Bestial Wrath, which is a separate multiplier to all of your damage and all of your pets damage.

Cool man! I was just curious, because when I broke that 90% mastery, it made me think about the ability to min max it. I'm going to test it out a bit and see what happens, but in the end I will probably stick with Beastial Fury since my relic are buffs directly to it.

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