Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Jan 21, 2019 at 19:31 by Azortharion 196 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Beast Mastery Hunter for each boss of the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. Disclaimer

This page will be a rough outline of the bosses and mechanics in the Battle for Dazar'alor raid. This page will focus primarily on how a Beast Mastery Hunter can optimize its performance on the raid bosses in Battle for Dazar'alor, and not on an actual raid strategy for the bosses. Initially, this page will focus on Heroic mode and lower, however, as more bosses are being killed on Mythic, the guide will also include optimizations for Mythic bosses.

2. Beast Mastery in Battle for Dazar'alor

Beast Mastery Hunters have always been a popular choice for raiding, and Battle for Dazar'alor is likely to be no exception. The spec offers well-balanced single-target and cleave damage, and it is the only ranged spec to be completely mobile, making it excellent for doing mechanics without any DPS penalty.

3. Talent Cheatsheet

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence High Tinker Mekkatorque Conclave of the Chosen Stormwall Blockade King Rastakhan Lady Jaina Proudmoore

4. Champion of the Light

4.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on Champion of the Light

4.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on Champion of the Light

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

4.3. Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle on Champion of the Light

For pure DPS purposes, you may consider a Silithid pet for the extra movement speed. This is because the encounter requires you to swap targets between the boss and the adds that are over 30 yards away.

4.3.1. Add Priority (during Seal of Reckoning)

  • Any add that has the Judgment: Righteousness Icon Judgment: Righteousness buff from when the previous phase ended.
  • The rest can be cleaved down.

5. Grong

Note: This boss is the second boss for Horde players, and the third boss for Alliance players. For the second Alliance boss (Jadefire Masters), see further below.

5.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on Grong

5.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on Grong

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

5.3. Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle on Grong

From a hunter perspective, there is not much to say about this fight yes.

The Apetagonizer 3000 add spawns after 15 seconds, and then every minute after that. This means that Aspect of the Wild Icon Aspect of the Wild can and should be saved for at least the second add that spawns (at 2:15 minutes). After this, it will line up with add spawns automatically.

6. Jadefire Masters

6.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on the Jadefire Masters

6.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on the Jadefire Masters

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

For this boss, we will refer to Grimfang/Mestrah as "Monk", and Firecaller/Flamefist as "Mage".

The optimal strategy will most likely involve having the Monk boss at a lower health percentage than the Mage boss in this encounter.

As Beast Mastery, you should be attacking the boss that needs the most damage in that moment (which will sometimes be the Mage, due to its Fire Shield Icon Fire Shield ability).

7. Opulence

7.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on Opulence

7.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on Opulence

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

7.3. Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle on Opulence

At this stage, there are no Hunter-specific playstyle tips for Opulence, but stay tuned when the new raid is out!

8. High Tinker Mekkatorque

8.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on High Tinker Mekkatorque

8.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on High Tinker Mekkatorque

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

8.3. Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle on High Tinker Mekkatorque

At this stage, there are no Hunter-specific playstyle tips for High Tinker Mekkatorque, but stay tuned when the new raid is out!

9. Conclave of the Chosen

9.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on the Conclave of the Chosen

9.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on Conclave of the Chosen

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

9.3. Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle on Conclave of the Chosen

You can use a pet with a dispel ability to purge the Gift of Wind Icon Gift of Wind buff from the bosses.

Intimidation Icon Intimidation and Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap are useful for the Ravenous Stalker adds.

10. Stormwall Blockade

10.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on the Stormwall Blockade.

10.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on Stormwall Blockade

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

10.3. Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle on the Stormwall Blockade

At this stage, there are no Hunter-specific playstyle tips for the Stormwall Blockade, but stay tuned when the new raid is out!

11. King Rastakhan

11.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on King Rastakhan

11.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on King Rastakhan

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

11.3. Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle on King Rastakhan

You should be saving DPS cooldowns when possible for when you have high stacks of Bwonsamdi's Boon Icon Bwonsamdi's Boon during the fight.

The movement speed bonus of Posthaste Icon Posthaste can be useful when running away from Inevitable End Icon Inevitable End.

12. Lady Jaina Proudmoore

12.1. Suggested Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

12.2. Azerite Traits for Beast Mastery Hunter on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

We will fill this section out after having played the bosses more extensively!

12.3. Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

At this stage, there are no Hunter-specific playstyle tips for Lady Jaina Proudmoore, but stay tuned when the new raid is out!

13. Changelog

  • 21 Jan. 2019: Added boss tips for Beast Mastery Hunter in Battle of Dazar'alor.
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