Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Sep 01, 2020 at 12:15 by Azortharion 238 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Beast Mastery Hunter guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3. Here, you will learn how to play as a Beast Mastery Hunter in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons: from the very beginning to maximizing your DPS.

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

1.

Beast Mastery Hunter Overview

Beast Mastery Hunter is a highly mobile ranged DPS spec. It is the only Ranged spec in the game that is able to fully execute its rotation while moving. This makes it incredibly useful for dealing with mechanics in raids and dungeons, as it can do these things with no damage penalty.

2.

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Consistently high damage.
  • +Can do full DPS while moving.
  • +Strongest survivability of the Ranged Hunter specs due to Spirit Mend Icon Spirit Mend.
  • +One of the strongest AoE/Mythic+ DPS specs in the game due to Beast Cleave Icon Beast Cleave.
X Weaknesses
  • -Has some reliance on pet AI to deal damage.
  • -Needs full DPS uptime to shine.
  • -Relatively weak burst DPS.
  • -Relatively weak AoE DPS.
3.

Recent Changes for Beast Mastery Hunters

We are maintaining a list of changes for Hunters for Shadowlands, the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, which you can access using the link below.

Beast Mastery Hunter is largely staying the same in Shadowlands. A few talents that were never used have either been reworked or removed entirely to pave the way for new ideas.

The most notable change for Beast Mastery Hunter is not specific to the spec. A lot of Hunter Class Abilities from the old days are making a return, and this will be the biggest change for Beast Mastery Hunters going into the Shadowlands expansion.

The biggest change to your DPS rotation will be the introduction of Kill Shot Icon Kill Shot, Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark, and perhaps Arcane Shot Icon Arcane Shot, although the spec will be designed in a way that makes Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot the ideal choice over Arcane Shot in pretty much any situation.

4.

Leveling a Beast Mastery Hunter

If you want to play a Beast Mastery Hunter, but currently do not have one at max level, you can check out our leveling guide for tips on your journey.

Once you reach max level, it can be somewhat overwhelming to completely change the way you play by suddenly implementing a large number of addons in a short space of time, especially if they have a heavy visual impact on your UI. We recommend using some of the more basic addons recommended on our Addons page below while leveling, so that you have more time to get used to them during the easier phases of playing your class.

5.

Basics of Beast Mastery Hunter Gameplay

Beast Mastery Hunter is a spec about buff, cooldown, and pet management all at the same time. The fundamental rotation is simple, focused on spending Focus exclusively, since you have no active Focus generators.

Most of your time will be spent casting Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot and Kill Command Icon Kill Command, with Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot being used to maintain your pet's Frenzy Icon Frenzy buff, another big part of the spec. You will also regularly be using your main cooldown, Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath.

If you are an absolute beginner to the spec, but would like to learn the basic fundamentals of the class, recommend looking through the Spell Summary first, as well as the Easy Mode page linked below.

If you are already somewhat familiar with Hunters, you can head straight to the Talents and Rotation pages to jump right into the more complex, detailed information.

6.

How to Gear Up as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Despite the fact that gearing has become more challenging, due to the huge number of variables that depend on your character, you can find information on how best to gear as Beast Mastery on our dedicated gearing page, which includes the current Best in Slot from this tier.

Once you have started to gear, you will need to make sure that you have the appropriate consumables, gems, enchants, and more. We have a dedicated page for exactly this, as shown below, as well as the stats page, where you can find more information on the possibility of a changing stat priority and the necessary changes you may need to make for consumables.

7.

End-Game as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Starting off as Beast Mastery can look very different from the absolute end-game raiding and progression as one. Our Mythic+, Raiding, and PvP guides can guide you to performing as well as possible, regardless of your focus in end-game content.

8.

Improving as a Beast Mastery Hunter

If you are finding your performance lackluster, but are not sure where you are going wrong, you can check out the pages below for potential tips, or answers to questions you may have.

9.

Changelog

  • 01 Sep. 2020 (easy mode page): Updated the recommended Level 15 Talent for Easy Mode.
  • 08 Aug. 2020 (mythic+ page): Stopped recommending Killer Cobra for any Mythic+ situation. Aspect of the Beast should always be chosen.
  • 06 Jul. 2020 (rotation page): Removed Worldvein from the rotation and removed a note about delaying Bestial Wrath for Aspect of the Wild.
  • 18 Jun. 2020 (Essences page): Updated the recommended Raiding Major Essences, and other small changes.
  • 20 May 2020 (gear page): Updated the optimal Mechagon Ring combination and added it to the BiS list.
  • 20 May 2020 (Corruption page): Added a Tier List for Beast Mastery Hunter Corruptions and added a recommendation of what to buy with Echoes of Ny'alotha.
  • 04 May 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Added the final tips for Mythic difficulty.
  • 03 Apr. 2020 (easy mode page): Updated the recommended Easy Mode Essences and Middle Ring Traits.
  • 03 Apr. 2020 (talents page): Updated the descriptions of some talents, and the "Cheat Sheets".
  • 06 Mar. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Added videos for more fights.
  • 04 Mar. 2020 (Essences page): Updated the recommendations for Vision of Perfection Major and Minor.
  • 24 Feb. 2020 (Corruption page): Added page.
  • 12 Feb. 2020 (gear page): Updated the best Essences and added a paragraph about the highest Corruption you should be using.
  • 12 Feb. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Added tips for many more Mythic fights.
  • 12 Feb. 2020 (Essences page): Added a note about Breath of the Dying Major being useful for some situations, and especially Drest'agath.
  • 31 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Altered the text surrounding the Corruption Bow significantly, as it is now worth using.
  • 31 Jan. 2020 (rotation page): Updated and simplified parts of the rotation, and removed Condensed Life-Force from it in favour of Worldvein Resonance.
  • 27 Jan. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Added tips for Wrathion.
  • 27 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Updated the notes and recommendations of Corruptions to reflect recent nerfs and balance changes.
  • 20 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Reformatted and expanded on the cheat sheet for the best Essences for Beast Mastery Hunter.
  • 20 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Updated the Best in Slot list for Ny'alotha.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Added a cheat sheet for the best Essences for Beast Mastery Hunter.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (easy mode page): A few 8.3 updates.
    • Updated to recommend Thrill of the Hunt for the Level 60 Talent Tier.
    • Updated the page to include 3 Minor Essence choices, and altered
    • the recommendations slightly. They are now slightly more performance-focused,
    • although ease of use is still the priority.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Several Corruption-related updates.
    • Clarified the rankings, adding specific notes about some of the best Corruptions.
    • Added information about Corruption Weapons.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (enchants page): 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 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (WeakAuras page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Added information about the new Breath of the Dying Essence.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (this page): This page has been checked and updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (gear page): This page will be updated with more specific information as simulation tools improve in Patch 8.3.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Page added.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (The Eternal Palace page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated the wording of some Traits and added a note about Dance of Death optimizations being found in the rotation page.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (enchants page): Updated the specifics of the gem/food recommendation. At higher gear levels, it is no longer worth using the Agility gem/feast.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (talents page): Thrill of the Hunt is now the optimal talent for all situations. Credits to "Volkovod" for realizing that the talent now affects pets!
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated the default recommendation from Crows to Thrill of the Hunt for practically all M+ situations.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the optimal enchant for Dance of Death + Thrill of the Hunt users.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (rotation page): Removed unpopular talents from the opening rotation.
  • 12 Nov. 2019 (rotation page): Updated the 2-3 target multi-target rotation, prioritizing Beast Cleave over Kill Command at all times.
  • 12 Nov. 2019 (talents page): Altered the recommendation of Animal Companion and rewrote the Level 15 Talent recommendations.
  • 12 Nov. 2019 (mythic+ page): Altered the recommendation status of Animal Companion.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added Dance of Death to the optimal traits.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (gear page): Reworded the text about the Shiver Venom Crossbow.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (rotation page): Updated the rotation further and added an extra tip about Frenzy management and its relative lack of importance in the notes below the rotation.
  • 23 Oct. 2019 (rotation page): Updated the rotation.
  • 23 Oct. 2019 (this page): Updated the strengths, weaknesses & viability notes for some specs.
  • 26 Sep. 2019 (talents page): Animal Companion was buffed and is now competitive.
    • Updated the description and recommendation of Animal Companion, with some caveats.
    • Updated the description and recommendation of Killer Cobra, as it works particularly well with Animal Companion for single-target.
  • 25 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Updated the text associated with the Shiver Venom Crossbow and its viability.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for more bosses.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (stats page): Updated, simplified and clarified the stat priority and the description.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (Essences page): Several large updates.
    • Updated Bloodmallet's Base Profiles to provide more accurate simulations across the board, and added a Bloodmallet Essence Simulation chart to the guide, replacing the manual ranking.
    • Restructured the page and re-ordered most Essences according to popularity and relevance.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (rotation page): Removed the non-Primal Instincts opener, as the Primal opener is so prevalent and useful that including an opener option without it was cluttering.
  • 21 Aug. 2019 (rotation page): Updated the recommended usage of the Coral Trinket.
  • 18 Aug. 2019 (rotation page): Expanded on Barbed Shot usage in the rotation, and added additional information about Dance of Death optimization.
  • 18 Aug. 2019 (talents page): Reworded the Thrill of the Hunt description, as it is not worth using in any realistic in-game situation.
  • 10 Aug. 2019 (talents page): Reworded the Dance of Death build description, as it is now the endgame "meta" build.
  • 10 Aug. 2019 (rotation page): Essences and Trinkets
    • Added the Condensed Life-Force Essence Major to the opener, as it is by far the most popular raiding essence.
    • Added information about how to use the popular on-use trinkets of Patch 8.2, as well as how to use them together.
  • 10 Aug. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Updated some tips and added two very important ones for Orgozoa and Queen's Court.
  • 02 Aug. 2019 (Essences page): Updated the ranking of the Major Single-Target Essences and added rotational tips for every relevant Essence.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Updated the Best in Slot List, the list of the best Azerite pieces, and added information about unique Mechagon and Operation: Mechagon items.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added information about the Beguiling Affix.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (stats page): Simplified and updated the stat priority.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Removed some obsoleted Traits and added some new recommended ones, and reworded the descriptions of some Traits and their power.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added information about Azerite Traits and Essences to go for.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Added information about the Conflict and Strife Essence, which allows a PvP talent to be used in PvE conditions.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (this page): Improved list of Patch 8.2 changes.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for most bosses on Heroic difficulty.
  • 09 Jul. 2019 (Essences page): Updated the page to include all Essences and redid the rankings.
  • 08 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Page added.
  • 04 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added Vim's Scalecrusher Chain to the Benthic Gear List.
  • 01 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added a section dedicated to the Benthic Gear System, offering some basic recommendations and a list of the interesting Benthic items you can get.
  • 01 Jul. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the recommended potions and gems.
  • 29 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Added a separate ranking position for the Worldvein Resonance Minor that takes into account whether there are others with Worldvein Resonance in the raid that you can benefit from.
  • 27 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Added Vision of Perfection to the rankings.
  • 26 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Rewrote most of the page and listed the currently relevant Essences in rough, preliminary single-target rank order.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Added Page.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (WeakAuras page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (enchants page): 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.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (this page): Updated the changes for Beast Mastery in Patch 8.2.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 19 May 2019 (rotation page): Added small note about Kill Command leaving the rotation at 4+ targets with Rapid Reload enabled.
  • 13 May 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Added Beast Mastery tips for Uu'nat.
  • 01 May 2019 (talents page): Updated the page significantly, focusing mostly on formatting and new additions for readability and understanding.
  • 01 May 2019 (gear page): Added a number of new sections to the page, aimed mostly at newer players.
  • 01 May 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Added Beast Mastery tips for The Restless Cabal.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (gear page): Updated the Raid-based Best-in-Slot list for Crucible of Storms.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added information about Dance of Death and Unstable Flames as they relate to high Crit builds.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (mythic+ page): Made a number of small updates for Crucible of Storms.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (WeakAuras page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (talents page): Altered the recommendation status of Thrill of the Hunt, and noted that it only affects the Hunter's own Crit, not the pet's.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Guide added.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (simulations page): Updated the racial bonus simulation.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (this page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 29 Mar. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated the Stat Priority for Easy Mode.
  • 26 Mar. 2019 (rotation page): Altered the Primal Instincts opener, added more details to Aspect of the Wild usage, added more detail to Barbed Shot usage and a few other changes.
  • 26 Mar. 2019 (talents page): Altered the recommendation status of One with the Pack.
  • 24 Mar. 2019 (talents page): Added information about a potentially competitive new build that involves using One with the Pack.
  • 24 Mar. 2019 (rotation page): Added Barbed Shot to the lowest priority in the rotation when there is nothing else to do.
  • 19 Mar. 2019 (this page): Updated the Raiding viability/performance comparison section.
  • 15 Mar. 2019 (simulations page): Updated the Racial Simulation to include Zandalari Trolls and Kul'Tiran Humans.
  • 01 Mar. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added note about Rapid Reload altering the rotation slightly on multiple targets.
  • 01 Mar. 2019 (rotation page): Added note about Rapid Reload changing your multi-target rotation.
  • 22 Feb. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the optimal weapon enchant, and updated the baseline Gem/Enchant recommendations to Critical Strike.
  • 20 Feb. 2019 (this page): Altered the simple spec rankings slightly for Single-Target/Raiding.
  • 03 Feb. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Rapid Reload and updated information about Overwhelming Power/Heed My Call/Gutripper.
  • 03 Feb. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added mention of Rapid Reload trait.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added some brief tips on how to open on packs.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (simulations page): Added a small Raidbots text guide.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Added boss tips for Beast Mastery Hunter in Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Treacherous Covenant.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added a Recommended Gear List for Battle for Dazar'alor, and an introduction to the Raidbots Droptimizer feature.
  • 11 Jan. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the optimal food to use.
  • 17 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): Added several new questions and answers.
  • 16 Dec. 2018 (WeakAuras page): Page added.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons page): Added a line to the Intimidation Macro.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated and added new charts, hosted by BloodMallet.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (this page): Added Patch 8.1 changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): Updated opener, and added notes about delaying Bestial Wrath for Aspect of the Wild and vice versa.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): Added tips for Mythic G'huun.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): Removed note about Bestial Wrath/Aspect of the Wild delay as it is no longer relevant and tips on this front are incorporated into the Rotation section.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 06 Dec. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation.
  • 06 Dec. 2018 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 09 Nov. 2018 (this page): Removed the comparison simulations as they were getting less relevant, outdated, and to clean up the page.
  • 09 Nov. 2018 (enchants page): Added note about using Gale-Force Striking for Mythic+.
  • 19 Oct. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added a small section emphasizing that having at least one Uldir trait within the raid is mandatory for optimal performance.
  • 17 Oct. 2018 (this page): Updated the discussion on spec viability in Uldir and Mythic+.
  • 17 Oct. 2018 (simulations page): Updated the racial comparison.
  • 16 Oct. 2018 (rotation page): Added note about Barrage being worth casting on a single target.
  • 15 Oct. 2018 (gear page): Updated the list of good dungeons and their items.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Small rotation and opener updates.
    • Added a handy rule of thumb for Cobra Shot/Kill Command usage.
    • Slightly edited the opener for non-Primal Instincts users.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (mythic+ page): Removed Thunderous Blast from the list of desirable traits.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated with a note about Pack Alpha.
  • 25 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated the Azerite Trait simulation to account for the latest hotfixes.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Restructured page slightly and added written recommendations for a number of traits.
  • 18 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added more tips for the first 5 bosses, now with a Mythic focus for some of them.
  • 18 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated the Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 14 Sep. 2018 (enchants page): Updated gems, enchants and food.
  • 12 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation to include Meticulous Scheming properly.
  • 12 Sep. 2018 (stats page): Updated the stat priority and added a disclaimer note.
  • 12 Sep. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated the stat priority.
  • 08 Sep. 2018 (this page): Updated the spec comparison simulations.
  • 08 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated the wording of Barrage's recommendation.
  • 08 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 07 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation.
  • 07 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added much more specific content to all bosses except for G'huun.
  • 05 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Added note about the Basic Attack macros' position in the macro not mattering.
  • 05 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (easy mode page): Edited the stat priority.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (stats page): Edited the single-target stat priority.
  • 03 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added note about the slightly changed Primal Instincts opener.
  • 03 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Added an alternative opener for Primal Instincts. This is a miniscule DPS increase and not worth stressing about.
  • 02 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added content.
  • 01 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Adjusted Barbed Shot's position in the opener.
  • 31 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated the racial comparison.
  • 31 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Added more section to the Beast Mastery Mythic+ guide.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation to include the recent SimCraft changes to RPPM.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Added an early look at the optimal Mythic+ Talents for Beast Mastery.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the optimal potion to use.
  • 29 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated the Opener Sequence. Clarified parts of the multi-target rotation.
  • 27 Aug. 2018 (this page): Added more information about Survival to the "What is the Best Hunter Spec" section.
  • 26 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation to include buff to the Tiny Electromental in a Jar.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (this page): Added a section called "What is the Best Hunter Spec", and updated all the simulations.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation to include various World Quest trinkets.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added back Rapid Reload to the 3-target Azerite simulation.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Rotational updates.
    • Expanded on Aspect of the Wild usage in the general rotation.
    • Elevated Kill Command above Chimaera Shot in the priority.
    • Altered the conditions for applying the Frenzy buff to your pet for the first time with Barbed Shot.
    • Added note about refreshing Frenzy no matter what during Bestial Wrath.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Added a link to the origin spreadsheet for the simulation chart.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Changed the recommendation of Killer Instinct versus Dire Beast.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added a link to the origin spreadsheet for the simulation chart.
  • 21 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated Trinket simulations.
  • 18 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 18 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Changed the BiS list to a more generally useful list of good dungeons to farm, as this will be relevant throughout the entire expansion.
  • 17 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Added the mention of using an Agility gem.
  • 17 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added note about Primal Instincts not changing your opener.
  • 17 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the Best in Slot ring.
  • 16 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the optimal healing potion to use.
  • 16 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added different talent choices to the Pack Alpha trait in the Azerite Trait comparison.
  • 16 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the best in slot helmet.
  • 15 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated the Barbed Shot part of the general rotation.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (this page): Removed mention of slower Focus regen.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the optimal gems to correspond with the stat priority.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Empty page for now.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page created.
  • 07 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Rotational additions and WeakAuras.
    • Expanded significantly on the rotation, adding a few rules of thumb to keep in mind for optimal play.
    • Added links to helpful Barbed Shot/Frenzy tracking WeakAuras.
  • 07 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Added a few useful macros.
  • 07 Aug. 2018 (talents page): A few small additions.
    • Added note about the optimal pets to use at the top of the page.
    • Added note about Animal Companion reducing the damage of your pet.
  • 04 Aug. 2018 (spells page): Added Counter Shot to the spell list.
  • 02 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added.
  • 01 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated the target count requirement for Beast Cleave over Kill Command.
  • 01 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Added a few more frequently asked questions.
  • 01 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated the single-target spec comparison.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (addons page): Added the Basic Attack macro.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Two small additions.
    • Added note about it being okay to drop Frenzy charges from time to time.
    • Expanded on Aspect of the Wild usage.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (spells page): Added some missing BfA pets to the pet family overview.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (FAQ page): Added two additional frequently asked questions.
  • 22 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the optimal single-target potion.
  • 21 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Reverted the optimal flask, as the Flask of Falling Leaves was nerfed.
  • 21 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Clarified that Barbed Shot is maximum priority at 2 charges.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (spells page): Moved the Gorilla and its Special Ability from Tenacity to Ferocity.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Reverted the optimal gem, as it was nerfed.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Updated Celerity of the Windrunners' Haste level from 2% to 3%.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Made several updates.
    • Added nearly mandatory DPS macro addition to the rotation section.
    • Revised the rotation priority, putting Kill Command much higher and lowering the priority of some cooldowns.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): 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.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Aspect of the Beast max health bonus update, and a talent display fix.
    • Updated Aspect of the Beast's maximum health bonus to 2.5%.
    • Changed Barrage's "?" to an "X" in the talent display.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Small rotational updates and a wording fix.
    • Added Aspect of the Wild to the single-target rotation.
    • Added note about Barbed Shot refreshes being more important than not wasting Bestial Wrath cooldown reduction.
    • Fixed the wording for Venomous Bite's rotation impact from "does" to "does not".
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Updates to the BiS list and Legendary ranking.
    • Updated Golganneth's Vitality to just be an Argus Personal Loot drop.
    • Revised Legendary ranking and added Soul of the Huntmaster and Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish to it.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
  • 21 Jan. 2018 (stats page): Updated the single-target stat priority.
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