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Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated Yesterday at 18:15 by Azortharion 166 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Beast Mastery Hunters. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

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. Trinket Rankings

1.1. Single-Target

*Note that all trinkets are simulated at 850 item level unless noted, and unless that trinket cannot reach that item level, in which case it will be at its base item level.

Beast Mastery Trinket Sims

1.2. 3 Targets

Beast Mastery Trinket Sims - 3 Targets

(M) is for Melee (Survival-only trinkets). These trinket sims are fairly preliminary, as not all trinkets have been implemented in the simulator yet. It is recommended that you hold onto all trinkets that drop, in case this simulation result changes. All trinkets are simulated at 850 iLvl, except for some trinkets like the Infallible Tracking Charm that are simmed at 815 as that is the highest they will ever go, and where noted. The margin of error is 0.1%, so around 250-400 DPS. Three-Toed Haste is overvalued in SimCraft, and you can safely pretend that the Haste one gives Mastery, and the Mastery one gives Haste. It is overvalued due to a haste breakpoint bug in SimCraft which gives +2k DPS from one point of Haste to another.

Naraxas' Spiked Tongue Icon Naraxas' Spiked Tongue requires you to stay 20 yards away from the target at all times, which is not often possible. So that trinket is overpowered somewhat in SimCraft compared to a more realistic scenario where you might be standing close to the boss for some periods.

2. Legion Legendaries

This is a comprehensive list of the non-spec specific legendaries that are available to Hunters in Legion. Legendaries can drop from daily loot chests, the Class Order Hall Mythic+ loot chest, the PvP loot chest, 5-man dungeons of all kinds, world bosses, and raid bosses from all difficulties. The spec-specific Legendaries will be listed under their respective class guide.

The Shadow Hunter's Voodoo Mask Icon The Shadow Hunter's Voodoo Mask is a Legendary helmet which heals you for 20% of your maximum health whenever you use Feign Death Icon Feign Death, as well as an additional 5% of your health every second for 10 seconds for as long as you remain feigned. This can be an extremely useful self-heal when needed during raid encounters and Mythic+ encounters.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus is a Legendary necklace which gives you an absorb shield for 15% of your health for 30 seconds if you do not take damage for 5 seconds. This effect can only trigger once every 30 seconds. This is not as useful as the Voodoo Mask for survivability, and you can not really control it beyond not taking damage, so it is not considered a very good legendary.

Roots of Shaladrassil Icon Roots of Shaladrassil are a pair of Legendary leggings that cause you to gain 4% health every 3 seconds for as long as you stand still. The first heal occurs 3 seconds after you stop moving. This adds up to a lot of passive healing during most boss fights, and is a very powerful, passive survivability boost.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret is a Legendary ring that gives you 70% increased movement speed and 15% Haste for 10 seconds whenever you apply a crowd control effect (slow, stun, root and so on). This is generally considered to be a PvP legendary, but it can act as a damage and mobility boost on add-heavy encounters where you have to slow enemies.

2.1. Beast Mastery Legendaries

Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild are a pair of Legendary bracers which reduces the cooldown of all Aspects by 50%. This applies to Aspect of the Wild Icon Aspect of the Wild, Aspect of the Cheetah Icon Aspect of the Cheetah, Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle,and Aspect of the Eagle Icon Aspect of the Eagle for Survival Hunters as well. On top of being a very powerful DPS Legendary, it also brings a good survivability and mobility boost in reducing the cooldown of Aspect of the Turtle and Aspect of the Cheetah.

Roar of the Seven Lions Icon Roar of the Seven Lions is a Legendary belt that causes Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath to also reduce the focus cost of all your abilities by 20%. This is a powerful DPS legendary for both single-target and multi-target.

Qa'pla, Eredun War Order Icon Qa'pla, Eredun War Order are a pair of Legendary boots that cause Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast to reduce the remaining cooldown on Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 3.1 seconds. This is potentially a very powerful single-target DPS legendary.

The Apex Predator's Claw Icon The Apex Predator's Claw is a Legendary ring that causes your pet to gain the passive abilities of all the three pet talent specializations, Cunning, Ferocity, and Tenacity, and also deal 10% additional damage. Noteworthy abilities that a Ferocity pet will receive include Boar's Speed Icon Boar's Speed which increases your pet's movement speed by 30%, and Great Stamina Icon Great Stamina which increases your pet's total health by 60%. If you get this legendary, however, you should use a Tenacity pet as it is very slightly stronger. Remember to turn off Thunderstomp's autocast.

2.1.1. Beast Mastery Legendary Ranking

This is an approximately ranked list of the Beast Mastery-specific Legendaries based on DPS output in raiding and Mythic+ dungeons.

  1. Roar of the Seven Lions Icon Roar of the Seven Lions
  2. The Apex Predator's Claw Icon The Apex Predator's Claw
  3. Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild
  4. Qa'pla, Eredun War Order Icon Qa'pla, Eredun War Order

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Marksmanship/Survival Hunters, Monks, Shamans, and Warriors
Mail Armor Marksmanship/Survival Hunters and Shamans
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Havoc Demon Hunters, Feral Druids, Windwalker Monks Marksmanship/Survival Hunters, Rogues, and Enhancement Shamans

4. ChangeLog

  • 18 Oct. 2016: Updated legendary rankings.
  • 12 Oct. 2016: Updated trinket sims.
  • 07 Oct. 2016: Updated trinket sims.
  • 05 Oct. 2016: Updated trinket sims. Added Unstable Arcanocrystal.
  • 30 Sep. 2016: Updated trinket sims.
  • 28 Sep. 2016: Added a few clarifications about Bloodthirsty Instinct and Naraxas' Spiked Tongue.
  • 20 Sep. 2016: Added Emerald Nightmare trinkets.
  • 13 Sep. 2016: Added the Tempered Egg of Serpentrix and multi-target trinket simulations.
  • 09 Sep. 2016: Trinket Sim Update.
  • 08 Sep. 2016: Revisited stat weights (new methodology), update your Pawn strings!
  • 06 Sep. 2016: Gave more detailed explanations on the trinket sim results.
  • 03 Sep. 2016: Removed note on Touch of the Void, as it was hotfixed.
  • 02 Sep. 2016: Added note on Touch of the Void.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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