Beast Mastery Hunter Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jul 13, 2021 at 10:30 by Azortharion 83 comments
General Information

Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Beast Mastery Hunter, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.

The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.

1.

Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands

Legendary Powers are special effects affixed to items in the Shadowlands (through Runecarving). Most of these effects have benefits that are specific to your spec, and others work for all Hunter specs. On this page, we will go through the best ones for all types of content. Please refer to our Hunter Legendary Powers page and our Runecarving page for more information about these powers.

2.

Which Stats For Your Legendary for Beast Mastery Hunter

You should use the Missive of Critical Strike Icon Missive of Critical Strike and Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste for your Legendary Crafts.

3.

Which Slot To Craft Legendary for Beast Mastery Hunter

It is important to craft your Legendary Power item in the right slot, particularly with the Patch 9.1 introduction of Domination Gems. You never want to craft a Legendary on Helms, Shoulders, Chests, Belts, or Boots if it can be avoided.

You should use the Missive of Critical Strike Icon Missive of Critical Strike and Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste for your Legendary Crafts.

4.

Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary Ranking

We are only concerning ourselves with Legendaries that can potentially increase our DPS. It is not currently worth using any non-DPS Legendary for any PvE content.

4.1.

Raiding

This ranking is primarily based on Single-Target damage. The attached numbers indicate the approximate single-target DPS loss compared to the top choice.

  1. Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments (Venthyr Only)
  2. Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers (Night Fae Only)
  3. Soulforge Embers Icon Soulforge Embers if you can use 2 Flare Icon Flares for every Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap.
  4. Rylakstalker's Piercing Fangs Icon Rylakstalker's Piercing Fangs
  5. Soulforge Embers Icon Soulforge Embers if you cannot use 2 Flare Icon Flares for every Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap.
  6. Dire Command Icon Dire Command
  7. Flamewaker's Cobra Sting Icon Flamewaker's Cobra Sting
  8. Bag of Munitions Icon Bag of Munitions (Necrolord Only)
  9. Qa'pla, Eredun War Order Icon Qa'pla, Eredun War Order
  10. Nessingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nessingwary's Trapping Apparatus
  11. Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild
4.2.

Mythic+

This ranking is primarily based on AoE damage, but does also take some single-target into account.

  1. Bag of Munitions Icon Bag of Munitions (Necrolord Only)
  2. Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments (Venthyr Only)
  3. Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers (Night Fae Only)
  4. Soulforge Embers Icon Soulforge Embers
  5. Rylakstalker's Piercing Fangs Icon Rylakstalker's Piercing Fangs
  6. Flamewaker's Cobra Sting Icon Flamewaker's Cobra Sting
  7. Dire Command Icon Dire Command
  8. Qa'pla, Eredun War Order Icon Qa'pla, Eredun War Order
  9. Nessingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nessingwary's Trapping Apparatus
  10. Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild
5.

New Legendaries in Patch 9.1 for Beast Mastery Hunter

In addition to the Legendaries listed above, Patch 9.1 introduced some Covenant-specific Legendaries. To avoid confusion, we will talk about these individually and in a bit more detail.

5.1.

Kyrian Legendary for Beast Mastery Hunter

Pact of the Soulstalkers Icon Pact of the Soulstalkers depends on there being 4 other DPS in the group that are syncing their cooldowns with your Resonating Arrow Icon Resonating Arrow Covenant Ability. If they are doing this more or less perfectly, then this Legendary can bring more overall raid DPS than Rylakstalker's Piercing Fangs Icon Rylakstalker's Piercing Fangs, but at the cost of significant (5%+) Hunter DPS. If this is not the case, then skip this Legendary. This Legendary will stack with other Hunters in your group using it.

5.2.

Night Fae Legendary for Beast Mastery Hunter

Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers is very strong for both single-target and AoE. It is especially powerful on 2-4 target situations. However, on 5 targets, this Legendary is completely useless. Overall, it is still very strong for Mythic+ and generally worth using.

5.3.

Venthyr Legendary for Beast Mastery Hunter

Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments is extremely strong for all situations as Venthyr and should be used for nearly all content.

5.4.

Necrolord Legendary for Beast Mastery Hunter

This Legendary is not implemented in simulations yet, and cannot be evaluated accurately for the time being. This Legendary might be meta for Necrolord Mythic+ Hunters, but it is impossible to evaluate this accurately for now, so this is purely educated speculation.

6.

Special Notes about Beast Mastery Hunter

Below you will find a few special things worth knowing about certain Legendaries.

Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild gets promoted to below Flamewaker's for Mythic+ if you are playing Kyrian with the Forgelite Prime Mikanikos Soulbind, because this will bring Aspect of the Wild Icon Aspect of the Wild's cooldown to be almost in line with Resonating Arrow Icon Resonating Arrow. It is still bad overall and not worth using, but it is slightly better than the ranking above indicates.

7.

Changelog

  • 13 Jul. 2021: Added the Night Fae, Necrolord, and Venthyr Legendaries to the rankings, as they are easily quantifiable.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Added a note that the Pact of the Soulstalkers Legendary stacks.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated the BiS Legendaries and general recommendations for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2021: Added note about which stats to put on your Legendary Item.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Updated the paragraph about Rylakstalker's Piercing Fangs to make it more clear how it stacks up against Soulforge Embers.
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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