Beast Mastery Hunter Leveling Guide From 1 to 70 for TBC Classic

Last updated on May 19, 2021 at 18:01 by Impakt 17 comments

On this page, you will find our level-by-level Beast Mastery leveling guide for TBC Classic. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Hunter leveling guide. We also have an Marksmanship Hunter leveling guide and a Survival Hunter leveling guide.


Level by Level Rotation, Talents, and Trainer Skills

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Level: 70

Leveling Talent Tree & Build

Your first talent unlocks at Level 10.

Improved Aspect of the Hawk IconImproved Aspect of the Hawk is a huge damage gain when it procs, making it a solid choice for both leveling and at Level 70, regardless of spec. Improved Revive Pet IconImproved Revive Pet is highly important for those times your pet ever dies during combat. It also helps to make it easier to cast in general. Focused Fire IconFocused Fire is just a solid damage gain. Thick Hide IconThick Hide will reduce the damage your pet takes. Endurance Training IconEndurance Training is a mediocre alternative, but increased Max Health is worse than reducing damage taken.

Pathfinding IconPathfinding will improve your travel time, which will make your life much easier until you get a mount. However, once you get a mount, you can drop these 2 points from your tree. Bestial Swiftness IconBestial Swiftness will improve your pet's ability to engage enemies and run to new enemies as you need it to, reducing the amount of time you need to wait before you can attack new enemies. Unleashed Fury IconUnleashed Fury and Ferocity IconFerocity are solid damage increases for your pet which will also increase its threat generation. Thanks to Mend Pet IconMend Pet being a heal-over-time effect on your pet instead of a channeled ability, Improved Mend Pet IconImproved Mend Pet is now incredibly valuable while leveling!

Intimidation IconIntimidation is a great ability to have for threat generation, crowd control, and as a survival tool. You should talent it before finishing Ferocity IconFerocity, or as soon as you hit Level 30. Bestial Discipline IconBestial Discipline is an excellent talent that lets your pet generate more Focus, meaning it both deals more damage and generates more threat. Frenzy IconFrenzy is one of the most powerful talents you will pick up, and will help your pet's damage and threat immensely. It is also worth noting that once you pick up this talent, pets with faster attack speeds become much stronger due to the higher uptime they will have from this talent. Note that you only need 4 points in Frenzy for full uptime.

Bestial Wrath IconBestial Wrath is an incredible damage cooldown that you should use whenever possible. Animal Handler IconAnimal Handler is both a solid damage increase from getting your pet some hit chance and also incredibly important once you get a mount since it increases your mount speed. Catlike Reflexes IconCatlike Reflexes is possibly the best defensive talent in the entire tree for your pet, and will be very valuable while leveling solo. If you are not leveling solo, however, you can choose to skip these 3 points. Finally, Serpent's Swiftness IconSerpent's Swiftness is extremely powerful for the attack speed it gives.

This is where you finish off the Beast Mastery tree. The Beast Within IconThe Beast Within is a huge upgrade to Bestial Wrath IconBestial Wrath, Serpent's Swiftness IconSerpent's Swiftness is worth finishing, and Ferocious Inspiration IconFerocious Inspiration is another solid damage increase. You could choose to jump into the Marksmanship tree at this point, but Spirit Bond IconSpirit Bond is probably worth the two points for most solo players as a constant source of health regen for both you and your pet. After those final points, start talenting into the Marksmanship tree with Lethal Shots IconLethal Shots.

Finish off Lethal Shots IconLethal Shots, then put 5 points into Efficiency IconEfficiency for better Mana efficiency. You can choose to put these points into Improved Hunter's Mark IconImproved Hunter's Mark if you are doing dungeons with melee players, but this is not worth it while solo. Go for the Throat IconGo for the Throat is another huge DPS increase for your pet. Finally, you can pick up Aimed Shot IconAimed Shot and Rapid Killing IconRapid Killing in your last couple of levels.


Leveling Rotation

  1. Command your pet to attack the target;
  2. Hunter's Mark IconHunter's Mark;
  3. Kill Command IconKill Command whenever available;
  4. Intimidation IconIntimidation;
  5. Bestial Wrath IconBestial Wrath;
  6. Auto Shot IconAuto Shot;
  7. Steady Shot IconSteady Shot;
  8. Auto Shot IconAuto Shot;
  9. Serpent Sting IconSerpent Sting;
  10. Steady Shot IconSteady Shot;
  11. Auto Shot IconAuto Shot;
  12. Arcane Shot IconArcane Shot if you are fine on Mana;
  13. Multi-Shot IconMulti-Shot if you are fine on Mana;
  14. Auto Shot IconAuto Shot until the enemy is dead.
  15. Alternate Auto Shot IconAuto Shot and Steady Shot IconSteady Shot until the enemy is dead.

The key at any level is getting as many Auto Shot IconAuto Shots off as possible before the target reaches you. The best way to accomplish this is by kiting backwards, moving in between each shot. At Level 8 Concussive Shot IconConcussive Shot can help with this.

Do your class quest to get your pet. Once you have your pet, your kill speed and efficiency should become much better. Make sure you are careful with your threat, and try to let your pet tank whenever possible.

Multi-Shot IconMulti-Shot is a powerful attack, but can cause you to pull aggro off your pet if you use it on multiple enemies. It is incredibly powerful, but losing Auto Shot IconAuto Shots from enemies running into your dead zone will be a bigger damage loss.

Feign Death IconFeign Death is a great way to drop threat while fighting enemies. You can combine this with Aimed Shot IconAimed Shot or Multi-Shot IconMulti-Shot to deal a burst of damage right before dropping threat to ensure your pet keeps aggro.

Steady Shot IconSteady Shot is a spammable ability, and is one of your best DPS spells. This will be most of your damage from here on out. Just make sure to weave in Auto Shot IconAuto Shots in between your casts.


List of Trainer Skills to Buy

All Hunter specs benefit from upgrading the same skills, so our list of skills to buy from trainers is the same, regardless of the spec. For this reason, you will find that list in our general Hunter leveling page.



  • 19 May 2021: Page added.
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