Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Gems, Enchants, Professions, and Consumables (MoP 5.4)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Beast Mastery Hunter in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

Make sure to check our Gear Optimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for this page.

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. Gems↑top

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Agile Primal Diamond Icon Agile Primal Diamond or Capacitive Primal Diamond Icon Capacitive Primal Diamond (better)
Red Socket Prismatic Socket
Yellow Socket Deft Vermilion Onyx Icon Deft Vermilion Onyx/Perfect Deft Tiger Opal Icon Perfect Deft Tiger Opal
Blue Socket

If you are still unsure what the optimal gemming strategy is for your character, you can Ask Mr. Robot for a personalised optimisation of your character's gear, by filling the form below.

2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments Extra Enchantments
Shoulders
Back
Chest Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats
Wrists Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer (Blacksmithing)
Hands
Waist Living Steel Belt Buckle Icon Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs
Feet
Rings Enchant Ring - Greater Agility Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Agility (Enchanting)
Weapon

Note that Extra Enchantments can be applied to an item in addition to a Main Enchantment.

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

You should always eat food that gives you Agility. You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

Your flask should be a Flask of Spring Blossoms Icon Flask of Spring Blossoms.

3.3. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Virmen's Bite Icon Virmen's Bite.

4. Summing-up Profession Perks↑top

Choosing a profession for your Beast Mastery Hunter can impact your raid performance. As a rule, you should shy away from gathering professions (with the exception of Herbalism), which leaves the following viable professions for raiding:

Profession Perks
Blacksmithing Provides a 320 Agility gain through two extra sockets, Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer and Socket Gloves Icon Socket Gloves, in which you can fit 2 Delicate Primordial Ruby Icon Delicate Primordial Ruby.
Jewelcrafting Provides a 320 Agility gain through the ability of using 2 Delicate Serpent's Eye Icon Delicate Serpent's Eye.
Alchemy Provides an 320 Agility gain to your flask through Mixology Icon Mixology.
Enchanting Provides a 320 Agility gain through Enchant Ring - Greater Agility Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Agility.
Engineering Provides +1,920 Agility for 10 seconds every minute through Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs (the overall gain is +320 Agility).
Inscription Provides a 320 Agility gain through Secret Tiger Claw Inscription Icon Secret Tiger Claw Inscription.
Leatherworking Provides a 320 Agility gain through Fur Lining - Agility Icon Fur Lining - Agility. Also provides Primal Leg Reinforcements Icon Primal Leg Reinforcements, a much cheaper equivalent to Shadowleather Leg Armor Icon Shadowleather Leg Armor, the traditional leg enchant.
Tailoring Provides +1000 Attack Power in average through Swordguard Embroidery Icon Swordguard Embroidery, instead of +180 Critical Strike from Enchant Cloak - Superior Critical Strike Icon Enchant Cloak - Superior Critical Strike and +180 Hit from Enchant Cloak - Accuracy Icon Enchant Cloak - Accuracy.
Herbalism Provides a 480 Haste Rating gain in average through Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood.

All professions granting an Agility gain are roughly equivalent, with Engineering pulling slightly ahead (because Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs provides slightly more than 320 Agility on average). If you have Engineering, then stacking Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs with Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath is a nice DPS boost.

5. Changelog↑top

  • 18 Apr. 2014: Updated the yellow gem suggestion to the Agility/Haste hybrid, following a small shift in the value of secondary stats.
  • 13 Jan. 2014: Added new food items added in patch 5.4.
  • 10 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4: removed Frag Belt Icon Frag Belt, following its nerf.
  • 20 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update: nothing to change.
  • 24 Apr. 2013: Added legendary meta-gem.
  • 13 Apr. 2013: Further emphasised the value of Engineering.
  • 02 Apr. 2013: Removed green-quality gems.
  • 02 Apr. 2013: Improved advice for choosing your profession.