Beast Mastery Hunter TBC Pre-Patch BiS Gear Guide

Last updated on May 23, 2021 at 13:28 by Impakt 25 comments

On this page, you will find the best in slot items for your Beast Mastery Hunter during the pre-patch of the Burning Crusade.


Gearing Strategy for Beast Mastery Hunters in the TBC Pre-Patch

While this list focuses on the best gear possible for players who have been continuously playing Classic, the time we have in the pre-patch is extremely short, so not all this gear will be able to be acquired. Consider some of the alternatives listed including PvP gear, as the ranking requirement is removed from High Warlord/Grand Marshal gear.

Please consider checking out our Classic era pre-raid BiS gearing list as well when figuring out what gear you are looking for, as most of the pieces listed on there are easily farmable.


Naxxramas Hunter BiS

This is the gear we recommend for Hunters in the Naxxramas patch. Naxxramas is the final destination of the original World of Warcraft, and as such carries the best gear and the most difficult bosses.

Hunters Tier 3, Cryptstalker Armor is perhaps one of the most iconic Hunter sets of all time, and is excellent for Hunters for both WoW Classic and going into Outlands. The Naxxramas tier gear and equivalent off-pieces will last you all the way until level 70, and even at 70 will take some time to get replaced.

Slot Item Source
  • Cryptstalker Headpiece Icon Cryptstalker Headpiece
  • Prestor's Talisman of Connivery Icon Prestor's Talisman of Connivery
  • Cryptstalker Spaulders Icon Cryptstalker Spaulders
  • Grobbulus, Patchwerk, and Gluth in Naxxramas
  • Cloak of the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
  • Reward from the quest The Savior of Kalimdor which you get from the eye that C'Thun drops in AQ40
  • Cryptstalker Tunic Icon Cryptstalker Tunic
  • Cryptstalker Wristguards Icon Cryptstalker Wristguards
  • Faerlina, Anub'Rekhan, and Gluth in Naxxramas
  • Marshal's Chain Grips Icon Marshal's Chain Grips
  • Rank 12 PvP set armor
  • Cryptstalker Girdle Icon Cryptstalker Girdle
  • Cryptstalker Legguards Icon Cryptstalker Legguards
  • Cryptstalker Boots Icon Cryptstalker Boots
  • Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester, and Gluth in Naxxramas
  • Ring of the Cryptstalker Icon Ring of the Cryptstalker
  • Band of Reanimation Icon Band of Reanimation
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • Slayer's Crest Icon Slayer's Crest
Melee Weapons
  • Kingsfall Icon Kingsfall
  • Iblis, Blade of the Fallen Seraph Icon Iblis, Blade of the Fallen Seraph
Ranged Weapons
  • Nerubian Slavemaker Icon Nerubian Slavemaker
Quiver BiS: Ancient Sinew Wrapped Lamina Icon Ancient Sinew Wrapped Lamina From the same quest chain as Rhok'delar

Alternative Gear for Hunters

Slot Item Source
  • Lieutenant Commander's Chain Helm Icon Lieutenant Commander's Chain Helm
  • Striker's Diadem Icon Striker's Diadem
  • Dragonstalker's Helm Icon Dragonstalker's Helm
  • Giantstalker's Helmet Icon Giantstalker's Helmet
  • Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
  • Warlord's Chain Helmet Icon Warlord's Chain Helmet
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • The Eye of Hakkar Icon The Eye of Hakkar
  • Lieutenant Commander's Chain Shoulders Icon Lieutenant Commander's Chain Shoulders
  • Mantle of Wicked Revenge Icon Mantle of Wicked Revenge
  • Dragonstalker's Spaulders Icon Dragonstalker's Spaulders
  • Giantstalker's Epaulets Icon Giantstalker's Epaulets
  • Warlord's Chain Shoulders Icon Warlord's Chain Shoulders
  • Cloak of the Shrouded Mists Icon Cloak of the Shrouded Mists
  • Cloak of the Unseen Path Icon Cloak of the Unseen Path
  • Cloak of Firemaw Icon Cloak of Firemaw
  • Puissant Cape Icon Puissant Cape
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Striker's Hauberk Icon Striker's Hauberk
  • Dragonstalker's Breastplate Icon Dragonstalker's Breastplate
  • Giantstalker's Breastplate Icon Giantstalker's Breastplate
  • Warlord's Chain Chestpiece Icon Warlord's Chain Chestpiece
  • Dragonstalker's Bracers Icon Dragonstalker's Bracers
  • Giantstalker's Bracers Icon Giantstalker's Bracers
  • Wristguards of True Flight Icon Wristguards of True Flight
  • Vek'lor's Gloves of Devastation Icon Vek'lor's Gloves of Devastation
  • Dragonstalker's Gauntlets Icon Dragonstalker's Gauntlets
  • Giantstalker's Gloves Icon Giantstalker's Gloves
  • General's Chain Gloves Icon General's Chain Gloves
  • Ossirian's Binding Icon Ossirian's Binding
  • Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • Dragonstalker's Belt Icon Dragonstalker's Belt
  • Giantstalker's Belt Icon Giantstalker's Belt
  • Dragonstalker's Legguards Icon Dragonstalker's Legguards
  • Giantstalker's Leggings Icon Giantstalker's Leggings
  • General's Chain Legguards Icon General's Chain Legguards
  • Dragonstalker's Greaves Icon Dragonstalker's Greaves
  • Giantstalker's Boots Icon Giantstalker's Boots
  • General's Chain Boots Icon General's Chain Boots
  • Ring of the Godslayer Icon Ring of the Godslayer
  • Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight Icon Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Master Dragonslayer's Ring Icon Master Dragonslayer's Ring
  • Ring of the Qiraji Fury Icon Ring of the Qiraji Fury
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Jom Gabbar Icon Jom Gabbar
  • Earthstrike Icon Earthstrike
  • Devilsaur Eye Icon Devilsaur Eye
  • Renataki's Charm of Beasts Icon Renataki's Charm of Beasts
  • The Greatest Race of Hunters in Dire Maul
  • Ouro in AQ40
  • Reward from Champion's Battlegear
  • Reward from The Green Drake in the Sunken Temple
  • Class Tier Trinket made by combining the item drops from Edge of Madness in Zul'Gurub
Melee Weapons
  • Harbinger of Doom Icon Harbinger of Doom
  • Claw of the Frost Wyrm Icon Claw of the Frost Wyrm
  • Hatchet of Sundered Bone Icon Hatchet of Sundered Bone
  • Warblade of the Hakkari Icon Warblade of the Hakkari
  • Core Hound Tooth Icon Core Hound Tooth
  • Brutality Blade Icon Brutality Blade
  • Barbarous Blade Icon Barbarous Blade
  • Melee Weave: Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood Icon Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood
  • Melee Weave: Barb of the Sand Reaver Icon Barb of the Sand Reaver
  • Lok'delar, Stave of the Ancient Keepers Icon Lok'delar, Stave of the Ancient Keepers
  • Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds Icon Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds
Ranged Weapon
  • Ashjre'thul, Crossbow of Smiting Icon Ashjre'thul, Crossbow of Smiting
  • Rhok'delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers Icon Rhok'delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers
Quiver BiS: Harpy Hide Quiver Icon Harpy Hide Quiver Revered with the Alterac Valley reputation
  • Doomshot Icon Doomshot
  • Thorium Shells Icon Thorium Shells
  • Thorium Headed Arrow Icon Thorium Headed Arrow


  • 23 May 2021: Guide added.
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