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Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Aug 06, 2016 at 16:46 by Azortharion 73 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Beast Mastery Hunters in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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. Basics

The stat priority for a Beast Mastery Hunter is:

  1. Agility;
  2. Mastery;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Versatility;
  5. Haste;
  6. Weapon DPS.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

2.1. Choosing Gear

Pawn is an add-on that calculates the value of items based on the stat weights you input for your character. We recommend this Pawn string, maintained by Azortharion, which has all the up to date stat weights needed.

2.2. Statistics Explanations

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Haste increases your attack speed and Focus regeneration, reduces your Global Cooldown from 1.5 seconds to a minimum of 0.750 seconds, and reduces the cooldown on your Kill Command Icon Kill Command, Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast, Dire Frenzy Icon Dire Frenzy, and Chimaera Shot Icon Chimaera Shot abilities.

Mastery, through Mastery: Master of Beasts Icon Mastery: Master of Beasts, increases the damage done by your pets.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

3. ChangeLog

  • 06 Aug. 2016: Updated stat priorities to take AoE into account, as well as using different talents as a base. This punishes Haste a lot.
  • 29 Jul. 2016: Updated stat priority to reflect kill times in Legion more accurately.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Added Opener Sequence section.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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