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Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Azerite Traits/Powers and Armor in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated Today at 17:57 by Azortharion 138 comments

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General Information

This page will guide you through the process of understanding what the best Azerite traits and items are for your Beast Mastery Hunter in the current (8.0.1) patch of the Battle for Azeroth World of Warcraft expansion. You will have to equip the Heart of Azeroth Icon Heart of Azeroth to access these traits, but our Heart of Azeroth guide can tell you everything you need to know.

Note that, given the fact that this Azerite system is relatively new, tuning and balance changes can still occur, and this will affect the accuracy of the information on this page, but we will always update it as soon as possible.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Azortharion, the main theorycrafter of the spec for many years. He is an accomplished player with dozen of top parses for all specs throughout the game's history. He is also the Admin of Trueshot Lodge, the Hunter Class Discord, and you can watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Azerite Traits Rotation Changes and Details for Beast Mastery Hunter

Some of your Azerite Traits in Battle For Azeroth can have a small effect on your rotation. They generally do not change the fundamentals, but they allow you to use their effects to squeeze just a little bit more damage out than your competition.

2. Relative Strength of Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter

Below we have listed the relative strength of the most relevant Azerite Traits, as far as they are implemented in our simulation tools at the moment.

Because you can have the same trait multiple times, and because some traits can change the rotation if you stack it multiple times, we have listed the relative strength of the traits depending on how many of them you have.

We are not including different item levels of Azerite pieces, because in most situations you are going to want the highest item level piece regardless. As with any rule, there are exceptions and you should always sim your own character's traits with Raidbots to be sure.

3. Azerite Trait Ranking for Beast Mastery Hunter

Both of these simulations are based on Best-in-Slot pre-raid gear with a good distribution of stats for the spec. Trinkets have been left out, as they can arbitrarily alter the results. As always, treat these simulations as a guideline, not a rule, and always sim your own character to be sure.

3.1. Single-Target

3.2. 3 Targets (Mythic+, etc)

If a trait is missing from this list, then it is likely because it is not properly implemented in SimulationCraft yet.

You can see the spreadsheet source for this simulation here.

4. Find Azerite Armor By Trait/Power

In the table below, you can see all of the Azerite gear available to your Beast Mastery Hunter. By using the + button located next to each item, you can expand the list of Azerite powers that this item possesses (to collapse the list, simply click the - button).

If you want to filter items according to the powers that they offer, you can use the filters below.

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5. ChangeLog

  • 18 Sep. 2018: Updated the Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 12 Sep. 2018: Updated Azerite Trait simulation to include Meticulous Scheming properly.
  • 08 Sep. 2018: Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 05 Sep. 2018: Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 03 Sep. 2018: Added note about the slightly changed Primal Instincts opener.
  • 30 Aug. 2018: Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 24 Aug. 2018: Added back Rapid Reload to the 3-target Azerite simulation.
  • 23 Aug. 2018: Added a link to the origin spreadsheet for the simulation chart.
  • 18 Aug. 2018: Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 17 Aug. 2018: Added note about Primal Instincts not changing your opener.
  • 16 Aug. 2018: Added different talent choices to the Pack Alpha trait in the Azerite Trait comparison.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 02 Aug. 2018: Page added.
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