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Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Guide (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated Yesterday at 11:14 by Azortharion 43 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Beast Mastery Hunter DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Beast Mastery Hunter in a raid environment, although most of the content also applies to normal and heroic dungeons.

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. Class Overview

The Beast Mastery specialization brings decent single target damage, but weak AoE damage in the Legion pre-patch. In the Legion expansion itself, we are expecting Beast Mastery to have extremely strong AoE, however. It has unlimited mobility, and is the simplest hunter spec to play.

2. What Has Changed?

Beast Mastery in Legion has been completely redesigned, retaining only a few abilities from its Warlords of Draenor incarnation. The spec is centered around summoning a variety of beasts to deal damage for you. Finally, the Beast Mastery spec no longer manually generate Focus, but it passively generates Focus at an increased rate from Warlords of Draenor, at 10 Focus per second.

3. Strengths

  • High burst AoE damage (in Legion)
  • High AoE damage in general
  • Strong single-target burst damage
  • Unlimited mobility

4. Weaknesses

  • Cannot deal well with spread targets
  • Single-target DPS outside cooldowns is fairly weak

5. Viability in the Current Patch

Beast Mastery is considered to be worse than Marksmanship for raiding in the Legion pre-patch, and most likely in the Legion expansion as well. Keep in mind that things can easily change between now and the release of the expansion. Beast Mastery can be attractive to new players, as it is the easier Hunter spec to play, though there is still plenty of opportunity for excellent players to excel.

6. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages:

7. ChangeLog

  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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