Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (MoP 5.4)

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General Information

On this page, we list the buffs, debuffs and useful abilities that a Beast Mastery Hunter brings to a raid in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4. We also list equivalent buffs and debuffs that other classes provide.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Roger Brown, one of the best Hunters in the World and the raid leader of Method. You can watch his stream on Twitch and follow him on Twitter.

1. Hunter↑top

Buffs
Aspect of the Pack Icon Aspect of the Pack Increases the movement speed of nearby raid members by 30% — useful for speeding up your raid after a wipe, but generally not advised during combat because of the negative dazing effect
Trueshot Aura Icon Trueshot Aura Increases the Attack Power of all party and raid members by 10% — does not stack with Horn of Winter Icon Horn of Winter and Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout
Debuffs
Widow Venom Icon Widow Venom Healing received reduction — does not stack with Monstrous Bite Icon Monstrous Bite, Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick, Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison, Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, and Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike
Crowd Control
Ice Trap Icon Ice Trap AoE, ground-based slow
Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap Single-target crowd-control, broken by damage
Intimidation Icon Intimidation 3-second, single-target stun
Utility
Counter Shot Icon Counter Shot Single-target interrupt
Concussive Shot Icon Concussive Shot Single-target slow
Distracting Shot Icon Distracting Shot Taunt (no effect on the threat table)
Misdirection Icon Misdirection Threat redirection
Tranquilizing Shot Icon Tranquilizing Shot Removes one enrage effect and one magic effect from an enemy target
Survival
Deterrence Icon Deterrence 5-second immunity and 50% damage reduction (no attacks can be performed in this time) that sometimes does not work, depending on the type of damage.
Disengage Icon Disengage Leap backwards, away from the target
Feign Death Icon Feign Death Complete threat wipe (small chance of failing)

2. Pets↑top

Buffs
Increases the melee and ranged Attack Speed of all party and raid members by 10% — does not stack with Unholy Aura Icon Unholy Aura, Serpent's Swiftness Icon Serpent's Swiftness, Swiftblade's Cunning Icon Swiftblade's Cunning, and Unleashed Rage Icon Unleashed Rage
Increases the melee and ranged Attack Speed of all party and raid members by 10% — does not stack with Unholy Aura Icon Unholy Aura, Cackling Howl Icon Cackling Howl, Swiftblade's Cunning Icon Swiftblade's Cunning, and Unleashed Rage Icon Unleashed Rage
Increases spell casting speed of all raid or party members by 5% — does not stack with Moonkin Aura Icon Moonkin Aura, Shadowform Icon Shadowform, and Elemental Oath Icon Elemental Oath
Increases the Critical Strike Chance of all party and raid members by 5% — does not stack with Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack, Furious Howl Icon Furious Howl, Still Water Icon Still Water, Terrifying Roar Icon Terrifying Roar, Arcane Brilliance Icon Arcane Brilliance, and Legacy of the White Tiger Icon Legacy of the White Tiger
Increases the Critical Strike Chance of all party and raid members by 5% — does not stack with Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack, Fearless Roar Icon Fearless Roar, Still Water Icon Still Water, Terrifying Roar Icon Terrifying Roar, Arcane Brilliance Icon Arcane Brilliance, and Legacy of the White Tiger Icon Legacy of the White Tiger
Increases the Critical Strike Chance of all party and raid members by 5% — does not stack with Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack, Fearless Roar Icon Fearless Roar, Furious Howl Icon Furious Howl, Still Water Icon Still Water, Arcane Brilliance Icon Arcane Brilliance, and Legacy of the White Tiger Icon Legacy of the White Tiger
Increases the Mastery Rating of all party and raid members by 3000 — does not stack with Spirit Beast Blessing Icon Spirit Beast Blessing, Blessing of Might Icon Blessing of Might, and Grace of Air Icon Grace of Air
Increases the Mastering Rating of all party and raid members by 3000 — does not stack with Roar of Courage Icon Roar of Courage, Blessing of Might Icon Blessing of Might, and Grace of Air Icon Grace of Air
Increases the Strength, Agility, and Intellect of all party and raid members by 5% — does not stack with Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild, Legacy of the Emperor Icon Legacy of the Emperor, and Blessing of Kings Icon Blessing of Kings
Increases the Stamina of all party and raid members by 10% — does not stack with Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude, Dark Intent Icon Dark Intent, and Commanding Shout Icon Commanding Shout
Debuffs
-10% Physical Damage dealt — does not stack with Scarlet Fever Icon Scarlet Fever, Thrash Icon Thrash/Thrash Icon Thrash, Demoralizing Screech Icon Demoralizing Screech, Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash, Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, Hammer of the Righteous Icon Hammer of the Righteous, Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock, Curse of Enfeeblement Icon Curse of Enfeeblement, and Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap
-10% Physical Damage dealt — does not stack with Scarlet Fever Icon Scarlet Fever, Thrash Icon Thrash/Thrash Icon Thrash, Demoralizing Roar Icon Demoralizing Roar, Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash, Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, Hammer of the Righteous Icon Hammer of the Righteous, Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock, Curse of Enfeeblement Icon Curse of Enfeeblement, and Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap
+4% Physical Damage taken — does not stack with Brittle Bones Icon Brittle Bones, Ebon Plaguebringer Icon Ebon Plaguebringer, Gore Icon Gore, Ravage Icon Ravage, Stampede Icon Stampede, Judgments of the Bold Icon Judgments of the Bold, Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash
  • Gore Icon Gore
  • Boar (Tenacity)
+4% Physical Damage taken — does not stack with Brittle Bones Icon Brittle Bones, Ebon Plaguebringer Icon Ebon Plaguebringer, Acid Spit Icon Acid Spit, Ravage Icon Ravage, Stampede Icon Stampede, Judgments of the Bold Icon Judgments of the Bold, and Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash
+4% Physical Damage taken — does not stack with Brittle Bones Icon Brittle Bones, Ebon Plaguebringer Icon Ebon Plaguebringer, Acid Spit Icon Acid Spit, Gore Icon Gore, Stampede Icon Stampede, Judgments of the Bold Icon Judgments of the Bold, and Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash
+4% Physical Damage taken — does not stack with Brittle Bones Icon Brittle Bones, Ebon Plaguebringer Icon Ebon Plaguebringer, Acid Spit Icon Acid Spit, Gore Icon Gore, Ravage Icon Ravage, Judgments of the Bold Icon Judgments of the Bold, and Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash
-12% Armor — does not stack with Faerie Fire Icon Faerie Fire, Tear Armor Icon Tear Armor, Expose Armor Icon Expose Armor, Glyph of Sharpened Knives Icon Glyph of Sharpened Knives, Sunder Armor Icon Sunder Armor, and Devastate Icon Devastate. Note that all 3 stacks are applied at once, making the ability extremely useful, and unique in this regard.
-12% Armor — does not stack with Faerie Fire Icon Faerie Fire, Dust Cloud Icon Dust Cloud, Expose Armor Icon Expose Armor, Glyph of Sharpened Knives Icon Glyph of Sharpened Knives, Sunder Armor Icon Sunder Armor, and Devastate Icon Devastate
+5% Spell Damage taken — does not stack with Lightning Breath Icon Lightning Breath, Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner, and Curse of the Elements Icon Curse of the Elements
+5% Spell Damage taken — does not stack with Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath, Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner, and Curse of the Elements Icon Curse of the Elements
-25% Healing received — does not stack with Widow Venom Icon Widow Venom, Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick, Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison, Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, and Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike
-50% Casting Speed — does not stack with Necrotic Strike Icon Necrotic Strike, Spore Cloud Icon Spore Cloud, Slow Icon Slow, Mind-numbing Poison Icon Mind-numbing Poison, and Curse of Enfeeblement Icon Curse of Enfeeblement
-50% Casting Speed — does not stack with Necrotic Strike Icon Necrotic Strike, Lava Breath Icon Lava Breath, Slow Icon Slow, Mind-numbing Poison Icon Mind-numbing Poison, and Curse of Enfeeblement Icon Curse of Enfeeblement
Utility
Counter Shot Icon Counter Shot Single-target interrupt
Concussive Shot Icon Concussive Shot Single-target slow
Distracting Shot Icon Distracting Shot Taunt (no effect on the threat table)
Misdirection Icon Misdirection Threat redirection
Tranquilizing Shot Icon Tranquilizing Shot Removes one enrage effect and one magic effect from an enemy target
Utility
10-second disarm
  • Snatch Icon Snatch
  • Bird of Prey (Cunning)
10-second disarm
30-second cooldown interrupt
40-second cooldown interrupt
1-minute cooldown interrupt
Single-target taunt
Enables you to walk on water
Crowd Control
Single-target movement speed reduction
Single-target movement speed reduction
Single-target movement speed reduction
Single-target knock-back
  • Pin Icon Pin
  • Crab (Tenacity)
Single-target root with a 40-second cooldown
  • Web Icon Web
  • Spider (Cunning)
Single-target root with a 40-second cooldown
Single-target root with a 40-second cooldown
2-second stun
2-second stun

3. Changelog↑top

  • 10 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4 update: added Counter Shot Icon Counter Shot to the list of Utility abilities.
  • 13 Apr. 2013: Added mention that Dust Cloud Icon Dust Cloud applies all 3 stacks at once.
  • 07 Mar. 2013: Blood Pact has been removed by Patch 5.2. The 10% Stamina buff has been added to Dark Intent Icon Dark Intent.