Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 14, 2020 at 09:54 by Azortharion 234 comments

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Hunter enchants and consumables.


Best Gems for Beast Mastery Hunter

You should be using one Leviathan's Eye of Agility Icon Leviathan's Eye of Agility in a socket, Deadly Lava Lazuli Icon Deadly Lava Lazuli Critical Strike Gems in all other sockets. If you are well-geared (435+ iLvl or so), use Crit gems in all slots, with no Agility gem at all.

Gouged Eye of N'Zoth Icon Gouged Eye of N'Zoth can be used to insert sockets into any Patch 8.3 item that does not have one. It is purchased for 25,000 Corrupted Mementos Icon Corrupted Mementos, which are acquired through Horrific Visions. You should use this on items that you plan to use for a long time, and a wide variety of situations.


Best Enchants for Beast Mastery Hunter

Slot Enchantment
Weapon *Enchant Weapon - Gale-Force Striking Icon Enchant Weapon - Gale-Force Striking or Crow's Nest Scope Icon Crow's Nest Scope, the former being superior with more Crit.

*Weapon Enchants are extremely close in performance and the best one can vary wildly with your gear, even beyond our generic recommendations above. We recommend simulating your enchant options using for the best results.


Consumables for Beast Mastery Hunter


Best Flasks and Potions for Beast Mastery

Greater Flask of the Currents Icon Greater Flask of the Currents should be used for raids.

Warlock Healthstones and Abyssal Healing Potion Icon Abyssal Healing Potion should be used when at low health.


Best Food for Beast Mastery

You should eat the 131 Agility feasts Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table whenever possible. Otherwise, eat the 93 Critical Strike food, Mech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech". If you are well-geared (435+ iLvl or so), use Crit food at all times.

With One with the Pack Icon One with the Pack, you should always use the Critical Strike food, even if there is a feast available.


Augment Runes for Beast Mastery

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

Starting in patch 8.3 you can also use the re-usable Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune to increase your primary stat by an equal amount.



  • 14 Jan. 2020: Added information about the Gouged Eye of N'zoth item, which can be used to apply sockets to items in Patch 8.3.
  • 13 Jan. 2020: Updated the specifics of the gem/food recommendation. At higher gear levels, it is no longer worth using the Agility gem/feast.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Updated the optimal enchant for Dance of Death + Thrill of the Hunt users.
  • 01 Jul. 2019: Updated the recommended potions and gems.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Updated the recommended gems, food, and potions. Weapon enchants cannot be evaluated yet and there might be updates coming to those in the near future.
  • 14 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 22 Feb. 2019: Updated the optimal weapon enchant, and updated the baseline Gem/Enchant recommendations to Critical Strike.
  • 11 Jan. 2019: Updated the optimal food to use.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 09 Nov. 2018: Added note about using Gale-Force Striking for Mythic+.
  • 14 Sep. 2018: Updated gems, enchants and food.
  • 30 Aug. 2018: Updated the optimal potion to use.
  • 17 Aug. 2018: Added the mention of using an Agility gem.
  • 16 Aug. 2018: Updated the optimal healing potion to use.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated the optimal gems to correspond with the stat priority.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 22 Jul. 2018: Updated the optimal single-target potion.
  • 21 Jul. 2018: Reverted the optimal flask, as the Flask of Falling Leaves was nerfed.
  • 20 Jul. 2018: Reverted the optimal gem, as it was nerfed.
  • 18 Jul. 2018: Various updates with old-world gems, enchants, and consumables.
    • Updated the optimal potion to use.
    • Updated the optimal flask to use. Added note about Belt Buckles to the Enchants table.
    • Reverted the optimal potion to use, as Blizzard has nerfed the old one.
    • Updated the wording on the Healthstones/Healing Potion paragraph to say "and", as you can now use both of them at once.
    • Removed Belt Buckles as they were hotfixed.
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