Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.0.2

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General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Beast Mastery Hunter in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.0.2.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Beast Mastery Hunter gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing a Beast Mastery Hunter

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Beast Mastery Hunter. This section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

For more detailed information on Stat Priority, please visit our Stats page.

For more detailed information on Gems and Enchants, please visit our Gems and Enchants page.

We also have a page dedicated to simulations for different aspects of your character. These can be found on our Simulations page.

2.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Beast Mastery Hunter

At this stage in the game, and despite the stat priority, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character, that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose items, trinkets, set bonuses, and so on.

3.

Upgrading Beast Mastery Hunter Gear with Valor Points

For more information on where to get Valor from, how it works, weekly caps and more, see our Valor page.

Beast Mastery Hunters should upgrade the items with Valor that will benefit the most in the moment. The easiest way to figure out what is best for your specific character is by using Raidbots' Droptimizer. You can select "+12 Weekly Chest" as a replacement for the highest item level Valor upgrade. Below is a list of item slots that you might want to upgrade first.

  • Your weapon is by far your strongest item, and should always be the top priority to upgrade.
  • Trinkets have a major impact on your DPS, particularly on-use ones.
  • Aside from this, the best scaling items tend to be Helms, Chests, and Leg items. Wrists and Cloaks are low-priority as they have relatively little Agility on them.
3.1.

General Simulations

While we heavily recommend simming yourself, you can find some of our general simulations on the dedicated page below.

4.

Stats

Many people have a tendency to overthink the distribution of their secondary stats. An important thing to remember is that a higher quantity of stats is nearly always better than a better quality of stats. Because of this, wearing higher item level gear with worse stats tends to be better than lower item level gear with great stats. Keep this in mind when considering gear. For more stats information, please refer to our dedicated page.

5.

Preraid BiS List for Beast Mastery Hunter

Note that a lot of items from Mythic0 Dungeons are basically identical in terms of performance, as secondary stats are the only thing differentiating them, and all secondaries except for Versatility are competitive.

For this reason do not worry about collecting the specific items in this BiS list. Item level and sockets matter far more than secondaries, and with the exception of Trinkets and Versatility items, any item on this list can be substituted for another with a negligible or non-existent difference in DPS.

We have also taken the liberty of pruning the list in such a way that as many items as possible come from the same dungeons, where different items are essentially equal.

This list was crafted on simulations featuring all non-Raid gear, excluding RNG-dependent Crafted Gear (discussed below). We have limited the amount of crafted items to a realistic amount that you can obtain before the raid launches, as Crafted Gear is heavily time-gated.

Slot Item Source
Helm Collar of Honorable Exultation Icon Collar of Honorable Exultation Odyn in Halls of Valor
Necklace Pendant of the Stormforger Icon Pendant of the Stormforger Odyn in Halls of Valor
Shoulders Tideskorn Mantle Icon Tideskorn Mantle Hymdall in Halls of Valor
Cloak Goldscar Pelt Icon Goldscar Pelt Fenryr in Halls of Valor
Chest Thunderfused Val'kyr Hauberk Icon Thunderfused Val'kyr Hauberk Hyrja in Halls of Valor
Bracers Runebands of the Worthy Icon Runebands of the Worthy Fenryr in Halls of Valor
Gloves Tideskorn Gauntlets Icon Tideskorn Gauntlets Hyrja in Halls of Valor
Belt Tideskorn Cinch Icon Tideskorn Cinch Hyrja in Halls of Valor
Legs Tideskorn Leggings Icon Tideskorn Leggings God-King Skovald in Halls of Valor
Boots Boots of Explosive Growth Icon Boots of Explosive Growth Overgrown Ancient in Algeth'ar Academy
Ring #1 (Absolute BiS) Jeweled Signet of Melandrus Icon Jeweled Signet of Melandrus Advisor Melandrus in Court of Stars
Ring #2 Val'kyr Ascension Signet Icon Val'kyr Ascension Signet Hyrja in Halls of Valor
Trinket #1 (Mythic+ Only) Windswept Pages Icon Windswept Pages Lorewalker Stonestep in Temple of the Jade Serpent
Trinket #2 (Mythic+ Only) Hunger of the Pack Icon Hunger of the Pack Fenryr in Halls of Valor
Trinket #1 (Non-M+ Alternative) Bottle of Spiraling Winds Icon Bottle of Spiraling Winds The Raging Tempest in The Nokhud Offensive
Trinket #2 (Non-M+ Alternative) Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment Watcher Irideus in Halls of Infusion
Weapon Bow of the First Khanam Icon Bow of the First Khanam Teera in The Nokhud Offensive
6.

Preraid Crafting as a Beast Mastery Hunter

There are two timegated elements to Preraid Crafting. One is Spark of Ingenuity Icon Spark of Ingenuity, which we get one of from the Dragonflight Campaign. Others come over time. This is not enough to craft more than a single piece of 392 iLvl gear by the time that the raid releases. Use it wisely!

Importantly, bosses at the end of Mythic0 Dungeons have a chance to drop Titan Training Matrix IV Icon Titan Training Matrix IV. These are used by Leatherworkers to craft blue gear up to iLvl 382, 10 iLvls higher than Mythic0 drops. You should use these wisely to craft 382 items such as Schematic: P.E.W. x2 Icon Schematic: P.E.W. x2 at a higher item level than Mythic0, to be prepared for raid. All of these items are Leatherworking-based, unless otherwise noted. You should focus on the following slots:

  1. Firstly, focus on slots that you have yet to upgrade to 372 after running all of the Mythic0 Dungeons. This is more important than slot considerations.
  2. Weapon (Schematic: P.E.W. x2 Icon Schematic: P.E.W. x2 from Engineering)
  3. Helm/Chest/Legs
  4. Shoulders/Gloves/Belt/Boots
  5. Cloak/Wrists
  6. Neck/Rings

You should really sim yourself to craft with the optimal stats, but it is difficult to go wrong with the top two stats from our Stats priority page.

7.

Best Embellishment for Beast Mastery Hunter Crafts

When you craft almost any Dragon Isles Item, you have the opportunity to add an Embellishment. You can only have 2 Embellished pieces of gear equipped at a time, and these can either be items that are already Embellished by default, such as Pattern: Acidic Hailstone Treads Icon Pattern: Acidic Hailstone Treads, or they can be any two crafted items that you have manually attached an Embellishment to while Crafting. Below, we have ranked the best Embellishments to add to your gear.

  1. Pattern: Bronzed Grip Wrappings Icon Pattern: Bronzed Grip Wrappings (Weapon Only)
  2. Potion Absorption Inhibitor Icon Potion Absorption Inhibitor
  3. Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
  4. Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch (when used alongside the Decayed Pattern Embellished Boots)
8.

Best Way To Spend Sparks of Ingenuity as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Over time, you will be able to get Spark of Ingenuity Icon Spark of Ingenuity, which lets you craft special items.

Once you have obtained the recipe, which drops from the Vault of the Incarnates Raid, and if you have not had a weapon drop from the raid yet, we recommend you craft Schematic: Sophisticated Problem Solver Icon Schematic: Sophisticated Problem Solver. It only costs 1 Spark, unlike Bow of the Dragon Hunters Icon Bow of the Dragon Hunters which costs 2.

Additional Sparks can be used to craft special Embellished Gear, which is Unique Crafted gear with special procs such as Pattern: Scale Rein Grips Icon Pattern: Scale Rein Grips. Once these can be simulated, we aim to update this page with some of the best proc items you can craft, but mostly you should focus on filling holes in your existing gear.

9.

Best Dungeons to Farm as a Beast Mastery Hunter

To make this list, we have looked at all viable "BiS"-tier items from Mythic Dungeons, and counted out which dungeons drop the most of them. For the most part, we have focused on excluding Versatility items, and we have filtered down to the strongest Trinkets. When equal, we have focused on items with a higher stat budget, but we list the items that drop from the dungeons so that you can make a decision based on your own gearing situation. The baseline ranking assumes that you have none of the BiS items to start with.

We include ALL Dragonflight Dungeons in this list, including ones that are not available on Mythic+. Keep in mind that a "bad" dungeon at Mythic+ will vastly outperform any non-Mythic+ Dungeon, as item level is nearly always king.

In cases where there is one clear BiS item that drops from the dungeon, we have Bolded that slot in the table, so that you know where to find your absolute BiS piece in certain slots, where those exist.

Dungeon "BiS" Items
Halls of Valor (Mythic+ Only) Helm, Neck, Shoulders, Cloak, Chest, Bracer, Gloves, Belt, Legs, Boots, BiS Trinket from M+, and Rings.
Temple of the Jade Serpent (Mythic+ Only) Helm, Shoulders, Cloak, Gloves, Belt, Weapon, and BiS Trinket from M+
Court of Stars (Mythic+ Only) Helm, Shoulder, Cloak, Bracers, Belt, Boots and BiS Ring
The Nokhud Offensive Neck, Bracers, Boots, Weapon, and BiS Trinket from Mythic Dungeons
Shadowmoon Burial Grounds (Mythic+ Only) Helm, Neck, Chest, Gloves, Belt, Bracers, Boots, Cloak, and Ring
Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr Neck, Bracers, Ring, and Weapon
The Azure Vault Shoulders, Cloak, Legs, Ring
Brackenhide Hollow Neck, Belt, and Weapon
Neltharus Helm, Cloak, Chest
Ruby Life Pools Shoulders, Cloak, Gloves
Halls of Infusion Ring and BiS Trinket from Mythic Dungeons
Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr Neck, Bracers, Ring
Algeth'ar Academy Boots, Ring
10.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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