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Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.2.5)

Last updated on Jul 18, 2017 at 11:40 by Azortharion 541 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

This page is a gear reference for Beast Mastery Hunters. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Beast Mastery Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Azortharion, the main theorycrafter of the spec. He is also an accomplished player who raids in Solaris. You can also watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Best in Slot List

Bear in mind that all of this is subject to change based on Warforging and Titanforging happening on gear, so this is absolutely a guideline and not a rule. Note that it is also just dealing with gear from raid environments, so this could change if you are spending a large amount of time in Mythic+ and gaining different, rarer pieces.

Slot Item Source
Helm Wildstalker Helmet Icon Wildstalker Helmet Demonic Inquisition
Neck Locket of Splintered Souls Icon Locket of Splintered Souls The Desolate Host
Shoulders Wildstalker Spaulders Icon Wildstalker Spaulders Fallen Avatar
Cloak Wildstalker Cape Icon Wildstalker Cape The Desolate Host
Chest Wildstalker Chestguard Icon Wildstalker Chestguard Maiden of Vigilance
Wrists Pain-Singed Armguards Icon Pain-Singed Armguards Goroth
Gloves Vicegrip of the Unrepentant Icon Vicegrip of the Unrepentant Kil'jaeden
Belt Waistguard of Interminable Unity Icon Waistguard of Interminable Unity Sisters of the Moon
Legs Legguards of Siphoned Power Icon Legguards of Siphoned Power Fallen Avatar
Boots Star-Stalker Treads Icon Star-Stalker Treads Kil'jaeden
Ring #1 Seal of the Second Duumvirate Icon Seal of the Second Duumvirate Kil'jaeden
Ring #2 Scaled Band of Servitude Icon Scaled Band of Servitude Harjatan
Trinket #1 Tarnished Sentinel Medallion Icon Tarnished Sentinel Medallion Sisters of the Moon
Trinket #2 Engine of Eradication Icon Engine of Eradication Maiden of Vigilance
Storm Relic Flawless Hurricane Pearl Icon Flawless Hurricane Pearl Mistress Sassz'ine
Arcane Relic Charred Hymnal of the Moon Icon Charred Hymnal of the Moon Goroth
Iron Relic Reactive Pylon Casing Icon Reactive Pylon Casing for a single-target focus. Chiseled Starlight Icon Chiseled Starlight for an AoE focus. Fallen Avatar and Sisters of the Moon respectively

2. Tier Piece Ranking

If you are using Legendaries that replace tier pieces such as the chest or shoulders, use these tier pieces instead to finish your 4set bonus.

  1. Wildstalker Gauntlets Icon Wildstalker Gauntlets
  2. Wildstalker Leggings Icon Wildstalker Leggings

3. Trinket & Legendary DPS Rankings

Beast Mastery Trinket Sims

Right-click the image and open in a new tab, or access the sheet directly with the link below to see it in full.

This trinket/legendary simulation spreadsheet is inherited from this spreadsheet, where you can also see the underlying data. Note that sometimes the spreadsheet on this link may be slightly broken as it is tinkered with by me. The screenshot above reflects the most recent, up-to-date version of the trinket sim.

Engine of Eradication Icon Engine of Eradication has an effect that spawns 4 orbs around your character that you can pick up to extend the buff. The simulation above assumes that you flawlessly pick up these orbs every time, which may not be realistic in a raiding encounter where you have to move a lot. Therefore, take the results with a grain of salt and consider the fight you are doing when playing with this trinket — maybe something else is better because it does not rely on picking up these orbs.

4. Legion Legendaries

This is a comprehensive list of the non-spec specific legendaries that are available to Hunters in Legion. Legendaries can drop from daily loot chests, the Class Order Hall Mythic+ loot chest, the PvP loot chest, 5-man dungeons of all kinds, world bosses, and raid bosses from all difficulties. The spec-specific Legendaries will be listed under their respective class guide.

The Shadow Hunter's Voodoo Mask Icon The Shadow Hunter's Voodoo Mask is a Legendary helmet which heals you for 20% of your maximum health whenever you use Feign Death Icon Feign Death, as well as an additional 5% of your health every second for 10 seconds for as long as you remain feigned. This can be an extremely useful self-heal when needed during raid encounters and Mythic+ encounters.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus is a Legendary necklace which gives you an absorb shield for 25% of your maximum health for 30 seconds, every 30 seconds. This makes it the strongest survivability legendary, especially since you will passively benefit from it. From a progression raiding standpoint where damage output is often not the primary concern, it is an incredibly strong legendary from a survivability standpoint, and it gives a lot of secondary stats which is a significant boost to DPS as well.

Roots of Shaladrassil Icon Roots of Shaladrassil are a pair of Legendary leggings that cause you to gain 3% health every second for as long as you stand still. The first heal occurs 1 second after you stop moving. This is the weakest survivability legendary, since the healing done does not add up to nearly as much damage prevented as Prydaz does, although the high item level of a high-budget item like legs makes it decent as far as non-DPS legendaries go.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret is a Legendary ring that gives you 70% increased movement speed and 15% Haste for 10 seconds whenever you apply a crowd control effect (stun, roots, silenced and so on) to non-boss enemies. It also increases movement speed by 10% and Haste by 2% passively. It can act as a damage and mobility boost on add-heavy encounters where you have to slow enemies, and it is a decent legendary for most Mythic+ dungeons.

Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish Icon Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish is a Legendary trinket that gives you a ton of stats passively, and has an on-use proc with a 1:15 minute cooldown that deals heavy, critical AoE damage around the target it hits. This is a powerful burst AoE legendary, and its heavy base stats makes it very powerful in general. Because it always crits, it has good synergy with Marksmanship's Trueshot Icon Trueshot cooldown, which increases critical strike damage by 50%, and it should be used together with Trueshot as often as possible.

4.1. Beast Mastery Legendaries

Parsel's Tongue Icon Parsel's Tongue is a new Legendary chest item in Patch 7.2.5. It increases your total damage done by 1% and Leech by 2% for 8 seconds every time you use Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot, stacking up to 4 times.

Soul of the Huntmaster Icon Soul of the Huntmaster is a new Legendary ring that gives Beast Mastery Hunters the Bestial Fury Icon Bestial Fury talent without having to choose it. This allows you to run with 2 talents in the same row. It is not particularly good, but if you get it, you should use One with the Pack Icon One with the Pack in your talent UI, and let the ring activate Bestial Fury for you.

Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild are a pair of Legendary bracers which reduces the cooldown of all Aspects by 35%. This applies to Aspect of the Wild Icon Aspect of the Wild, Aspect of the Cheetah Icon Aspect of the Cheetah, Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle,and Aspect of the Eagle Icon Aspect of the Eagle for Survival Hunters as well.

The Mantle of Command Icon The Mantle of Command is are a pair of Legendary shoulders for Beast Mastery Hunters. It increases the damage of all your pets by 5% for 8 seconds after using Dire Beast/Dire Frenzy.

Roar of the Seven Lions Icon Roar of the Seven Lions is a Legendary belt that causes Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath to also reduce the Focus cost of all your abilities by 15%.

Qa'pla, Eredun War Order Icon Qa'pla, Eredun War Order are a pair of Legendary boots that cause Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast to reduce the remaining cooldown on Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 3 seconds.

The Apex Predator's Claw Icon The Apex Predator's Claw is a Legendary ring that causes your pet to gain the passive abilities of all the three pet talent specializations, Cunning, Ferocity, and Tenacity, and also deal 5% additional damage. Noteworthy abilities that a Ferocity pet will receive include Boar's Speed Icon Boar's Speed which increases your pet's movement speed by 30%, and Great Stamina Icon Great Stamina which increases your pet's total health by 60%. If you get this Legendary, set your pet spec to Tenacity to gain the damage effect of the Charge Icon Charge ability.

4.1.1. Beast Mastery Legendary Ranking

Unlike most other specs, Beast Mastery has a lot of Legendaries that can be considered best in slot for your particular gear set, set bonuses and resulting talent choice. In general, Roar of the Seven Lions Icon Roar of the Seven Lions is nearly always best, but the second slot can be occupied by anything from Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret to Parsel's Tongue Icon Parsel's Tongue. The only truly undesirable Legendaries are the The Apex Predator's Claw Icon The Apex Predator's Claw, Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish Icon Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish and Vigilance Perch Icon Vigilance Perch. To figure out your best combination of Legendaries, we strongly recommend simming yourself using the video tutorial found in the simulations section of this guide.

5. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Marksmanship/Survival Hunters, Monks, Shamans, and Warriors
Mail Armor Marksmanship/Survival Hunters and Shamans
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Havoc Demon Hunters, Feral Druids, Windwalker Monks Marksmanship/Survival Hunters, Rogues, and Enhancement Shamans

6. ChangeLog

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  • 18 Jul. 2017: Accepted that ranking the legendaries for Beast Mastery is a pointless pursuit, and that the choice is so character-specific that it should be simulated.
  • 13 Jul. 2017: Added caveat about Engine's value in reality vs sims.
  • 28 Jun. 2017: Added list of tier pieces to use if you are using the Legendary Chest or Shoulders. Bumped the Legendary ring to Tier 1, but only if you are using the Stomp build.
  • 25 Jun. 2017: Updated trinket simulation as some trinkets - Tarnished Sentinel Medallion most notably - received tuning changes.
  • 22 Jun. 2017: Updated BiS list so that it does not have 5 set pieces. Replaced tier legs with good offpiece instead.
  • 17 Jun. 2017: Updated trinket simulations for 7.2.5. Updated Best in Slot list for the Tomb of Sargeras raid.
  • 13 Jun. 2017: Added new Legendaries to the ranking and list. Removed "Trinket to look for section" and other sections that are now invalidated or no longer useful, to pave the path for something new in Tomb of Sargeras.
  • 17 May 2017: Updated Legendary ranking to be in a tiered system like Survival.
  • 17 Apr. 2017: Trinket sim updated.
  • 12 Apr. 2017: Update legendary simulation and ranking for the recent hotfix.
  • 30 Mar. 2017: Legendaries rankings and simulations updated to reflect the fact that Call of the Wild's value, when combined with Convergence of Fates, is significantly higher because of the new Thunderslash trait.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 21 Mar. 2017: Update BiS trinket for BM (though it is very close between CoF and Foci, CoF is consistent).
  • 17 Mar. 2017: Updated note about BiS legendaries.
  • 27 Feb. 2017: Trinket sim update.
  • 25 Feb. 2017: Updated legendary items and trinkets.
  • 16 Feb. 2017: Add link to trinket sim spreadsheet.
  • 13 Feb. 2017: Added new trinket sims. These sims test trinkets at a ton of different item levels, color coded for easy comparison.
  • 08 Feb. 2017: Updated "trinket to look for section", and legendary rankings + Frizzo description.
  • 07 Feb. 2017: Trinket sim update.
  • 28 Jan. 2017: Added reasoning for Farsight Spiritjewel > Manatoxin Gland Relic.
  • 26 Jan. 2017: Updated trinket sims with all the changes in hotfixes since 7.1.5. Updated BiS list accordingly. Added information about second-best tier item slots in case you have a Legendary that breaks the set. Updated legendary ranking.
  • 20 Jan. 2017: Updated BiS list.
  • 19 Jan. 2017: Updated BiS trinkets, as Draught of Souls damage has been nerfed for ranged.
  • 17 Jan. 2017: Add BiS list table for Nighthold. Trinket sims updated.
  • 14 Jan. 2017: Fix Call of the Wild and Apex Predator's Claw descriptions. Add Legendary trinket to description (but not ranking yet).
  • 13 Jan. 2017: Fresh trinket sims. Added Mantle of Command to legendary ranking. Removed Aran's Relaxing Ruby as it was nerfed.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Updated for Patch 7.1.5. Added The Mantle of Command.
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