Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 19:15 by Azortharion 73 comments
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 Shadowlands 9.0.5.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Hunter gear and best in slot.


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.

If you have a new piece of gear that you need gems and enchants advice for, you can find everything you need on our dedicated page below.


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, Legendaries, Enchants/Gems, and even Covenants, Soulbinds, Conduits, and so on.


Upgrading Beast Mastery Hunter Gear with Valor Points

Patch 9.0.5 reintroduced the Valor currency. 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 "+10 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 if you do not have a 220+ iLvl one already, this should be your first upgrade every single time.
  • Trinkets have a major impact on your DPS, particularly on-use ones such as Inscrutable Quantum Device Icon Inscrutable Quantum Device and Overcharged Anima Battery Icon Overcharged Anima Battery.
  • 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.

General Simulations

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



Thanks to, a comprehensive list of available trinkets for Beast Mastery are listed against each other below. Keep in mind that this is only a guideline, and that you should be simming your own character if you care about optimizing it.

For the complete simulation results, check out

Note on the Inscrutable Quantum Device

While the Inscrutable Quantum Device Icon Inscrutable Quantum Device trinket performs exceptionally well in simulations, we generally recommend not using it for Raids. This is because it has a lot of potential effects when pressed, including healing and giving Mana to others in your group, all of which will not help your DPS.

This means that your second and third usages in raids will often not give a DPS benefit, significantly reducing the actual DPS value of the Trinket. For Mythic+ Scenarios, it is basically as good as it sims and a very strong choice.



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.


Best in Slot Gear for Beast Mastery Hunter

This does not include trinkets as they are covered in the above chart.

Slot Item Source
Helm (Raid) Helm of Insatiable Appetite Icon Helm of Insatiable Appetite Hungering Destroyer in Castle Nathria
Helm (Mythic+) Amphitheater Stalker's Hood Icon Amphitheater Stalker's Hood Mythic+ Theater of Pain
Necklace (Raid) Charm of Eternal Winter Icon Charm of Eternal Winter Huntsman Altimor in Castle Nathria
Necklace (Mythic+) Sin Stained Pendant Icon Sin Stained Pendant Mythic+ Halls of Atonement
Shoulder (Raid) Pauldrons of Fatal Finality Icon Pauldrons of Fatal Finality Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria
Shoulder (Mythic+) Wintersnap Shoulderguards Icon Wintersnap Shoulderguards Mythic+ Mists of Tirna Scithe
Cloak (Raid) Crest of the Legionnaire General Icon Crest of the Legionnaire General Stone Legion Generals in Castle Nathria
Cloak (Mythic+) Drape of Twisted Loyalties Icon Drape of Twisted Loyalties Mythic+ Spires of Ascension
Chest (Raid) Consumptive Chainmail Carapace Icon Consumptive Chainmail Carapace Hungering Destroyer in Castle Nathria
Chest (Mythic+) Harness of Twisted Whims Icon Harness of Twisted Whims Mythic+ De Other Side
Wrists (Raid) Bangles of Errant Pride Icon Bangles of Errant Pride Sun King's Salvation in Castle Nathria
Wrists (Mythic+) Fallen Paragon's Armguards Icon Fallen Paragon's Armguards Mythic+ Spires of Ascension
Gloves (Raid) Oathsworn Soldier's Gauntlets Icon Oathsworn Soldier's Gauntlets Stone Legion Generals in Castle Nathria
Gloves (Mythic+) Hakkari Revenant's Grips Icon Hakkari Revenant's Grips Mythic+ De Other Side
Belt (Raid) Load-Bearing Belt Icon Load-Bearing Belt Sludgefist in Castle Nathria
Belt (Mythic+) Executor's Prideful Girdle Icon Executor's Prideful Girdle Mythic+ Sanguine Depths
Legs (Raid) Memento-Laden Cuisses Icon Memento-Laden Cuisses Lady Inerva Darkvein in Castle Nathria
Legs (Mythic+) Wind Dancer's Legguards Icon Wind Dancer's Legguards Mythic+ Sanguine Depths
Boots (Raid) Legionnaire's Bloodstained Sabatons Icon Legionnaire's Bloodstained Sabatons BoE Trash Drop in Castle Nathria/Can be purchased on the Auction House.
Boots (Mythic+) Spatial Rift Striders Icon Spatial Rift Striders Mythic+ De Other Side
Ring #1 (Raid) Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius Icon Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria
Ring #2 (Raid) Ritualist's Treasured Ring Icon Ritualist's Treasured Ring Lady Inerva Darkvein in Castle Nathria
Ring #2 (Mythic+) Bloodoath Signet Icon Bloodoath Signet Mythic+ Theater of Pain
Ring #2 (Mythic+) Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet Icon Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet Mythic+ The Necrotic Wake
Weapon (Raid) Heartstalker's Longbow Icon Heartstalker's Longbow Purchased with Mystic Anima Spherule Icon Mystic Anima Spherule which drops from Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria. The name of the item can change if you are not a Night Fae.
Weapon (Mythic+) The Philosopher Icon The Philosopher Mythic+ Spires of Ascension


  • 09 Mar. 2021: Added a section dedicated to Valor Point upgrades.
  • 09 Jan. 2021: Added note about the Inscrutable Quantum Device and updated the Best in Slot list.
  • 27 Nov. 2020: Updated the BiS Cloak and Trinket Sims.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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