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Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 13:59 by Azortharion 171 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Beast Mastery Hunters. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.

The other pages of our Beast Mastery Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Azortharion, the main theorycrafter of the spec. He is also an accomplished player who raids in Vanguard. You can also watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Artifact Progression

Artifact Progression

The Titanstrike artifact leaves you with a number of directions you can head in once you branch out from the base traits. The one above is what is recommended for any kind of raiding.

2. Artifact Ability

The Beast Mastery Artifact opens with the passive ability,  Icon Hati's Bond. This causes an additional pet in the form of Hati, a lightning wolf, to fight alongside you and your main pet. It will use auto attacks and Basic Attacks alongside your pet, and several mechanics of the artifact tree build onto Hati as well.

2.1. Recommended Path

The goal of the path is to reach  Icon Master of Beasts as soon as possible, following this path to the other golden traits as well.

Whilst this path does skip on some single-target traits like  Icon Spitting Cobras at first, the pursuit of the golden traits as quickly as possible makes this worth it.

  1.  Icon Hati's Bond
  2.  Icon Beast Master
  3.  Icon Focus of the Titans
  4.  Icon Mimiron's Shell
  5.  Icon Jaws of Thunder
  6.  Icon Master of Beasts
  7.  Icon Furious Swipes
  8.  Icon Unleash the Beast
  9.  Icon Surge of the Stormgod
  10.  Icon Pathfinder
  11.  Icon Pack Leader
  12.  Icon Wilderness Expert
  13.  Icon Titan's Thunder
  14.  Icon Spitting Cobras
  15.  Icon Spirit Bond
  16.  Icon Natural Reflexes
  17.  Icon Hunter's Advantage

3. Relic Choice

As you can see in more detail in the Simulation section, your relic choice will mostly come down to the traits. If you are playing Beast Mastery for raiding, Pack Leader and Jaws of Thunder are both excellent choices. If you just intend to play Beast Mastery for Mythic+, you should try and get Furious Swipes relics wherever possible.

4. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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