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Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Guide (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Apr 10, 2018 at 15:50 by Azortharion 625 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our Beast Mastery Hunter DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Beast Mastery Hunter in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

All the specs are viable for high-end Mythic raiding in Antorus, the Burning Throne. Beast Mastery's biggest strength is very good single-target burst damage, its ease of play, and its unlimited movement. This comes at a slight penalty however, and Beast Mastery generally does less overall damage than Marksmanship or Survival in most situations.

2. What Has Changed in 7.3.2 for Beast Mastery Hunter

  • The Porcupine family of pets has been renamed to "Rodent".

2.1. Set Bonus Simulation - Zoo Build with AoTB

Keep in mind that this sim only concerns itself with the strength of the bonuses, it does not take into account that T19 items are much lower item level and so on.

Beast Mastery Set Bonus Simulation

3. How Does it Work?

  • Focus is the primary resource. It is generated passively at a base rate of 10 Focus per second, but certain abilities will amplify this.
  • Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast generates a small amount of Focus each cast and also deals damage for its duration.
  • Kill Command Icon Kill Command deals high damage to your pet's current target. This ability will take up most of your DPS.
  • Beast Cleave Icon Beast Cleave causes Multi-Shot to give the pet a 4-second buff that causes its automatic attacks (not Kill Command) to also hit all other targets around it. Combining this with pet-damage increasing cooldowns gives the spec immense AoE capabilities.
  • Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath increases your overall damage done.
  • Aspect of the Wild Icon Aspect of the Wild increases Focus regen massively, reduces the global cooldown, and also increases Critical Strike chance by 10% across the board.

4. Viability of Spec Choices in Antorus

Marksmanship has the strongest single-target and AoE damage output of all three Hunter specs, but it is quite limited by movement which can be problematic in the hands of less experienced players, but the damage benefits it brings to Mythic raids in particular makes it worth learning and optimizing. It is also best for Mythic+ due to its AoE damage potential, and solid utility with Bursting Shot Icon Bursting Shot.

Beast Mastery generally does the least damage of all the Hunter specs, but it does not suffer from movement at all which makes it excellent if you are new to raiding and whatever content you are doing. It has good short-term single-target bursts which can make it really strong on fights where this is important. In Mythic+, it can bring both Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust / Heroism Icon Heroism as well as battle ressurrections to your group using its pets, and its single-target burst comes in handy for dungeons like Upper Karazhan where there is not much AoE either.

Survival has the second-best single-target potential of the three Hunter specs, and while it lacks in sustained AoE damage, it has excellent burst AoE using its Butchery Icon Butchery ability, and great AoE crowd control abilities through Caltrops Icon Caltrops AoE slow, battle-ress and Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism with pets, and enhanced traps across the board. In the aggregate, it is a competitive spec in the right hands, gaining a lot with a well-executed rotation, but also being a tad unforgiving and punishing when not played close to optimally. Due to this, in reality, it is often on par with Beast Mastery for single-target, due to the latter's ease of play compared to Survival.

Ultimately, all Hunter specs are completely viable, even at top tier raiding levels. Despite Beast Mastery's lower potential for damage, it is used plenty by some of the best guilds in the world, and Survival is a much better spec than the general community hivemind would have you believe. It is simply underplayed at this stage in the game.

Below you will also find simulations for single-target and multi-target potential output of all the specs with different setups of legendaries and talents. Remember to read simulations in general with a grain of salt.

4.1. T19 915 Gear | T20 - 930 Gear | T21 - 960 Gear

Hunter Spec Comparison Sims

4.2. Raiding — Single-Target Focus with AoE as a secondary objective.

  1. Marksmanship
  2. Beast Mastery for ease of play and Ranged. Survival for higher potential and Melee.

4.3. Mythic+ — AoE Focus with single-target as a secondary objective.

Keep in mind that on high-level Tyrannical-affix keystones, single-target can sometimes be considered the #1 priority for Mythic+.

  1. Marksmanship
  2. Beast Mastery
  3. Survival

5. Strengths of Beast Mastery Hunter

  • Very easy to play.
  • Unlimited mobility.
  • Most reliable on-demand burst on a single target due to short cooldowns.

6. Weaknesses of Beast Mastery Hunter

  • Relatively low damage potential, but this is largely offset by the ease of play and movement.
  • The AI of Hunter Pets can cause trouble, but this is usually a non-issue in raids and tends to be an open-world problem if anything.

7. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 12 pages:

8. ChangeLog

  • 10 Apr. 2018 (addons page): Changed to recommend the Details! Damage Meter instead of Skada.
  • 19 Mar. 2018 (common mistakes page): Added common mistakes page.
  • 04 Mar. 2018 (gear page): Changed generic BiS legendaries for Dire Frenzy build (from Belt to Call of the Wild).
  • 04 Mar. 2018 (rotation page): Updated opener and split it into 2, one for Killer Cobra (all builds) and Aspect of the Beast (Stomp).
  • 19 Feb. 2018 (talents page): Updated outdated mention of T19 2pc, updated tier 2 talents explanation and guide. Slightly revised Volley explanation.
  • 07 Feb. 2018 (Netherlight Crucible page): Added Dire Frenzy trait values.
  • 07 Feb. 2018 (rotation page): Added Dire Frenzy helper weakaura to the guide. Updated and cleaned up Dire Frenzy usage in the talents section.
  • 07 Feb. 2018 (talents page): Updated the Dire Frenzy build description to mention the Dire Frenzy CDR build after the T21 4p buffs.
  • 07 Feb. 2018 (stats page): Split up and added Dire Frenzy-specific stats. Updated stat weights for Dire Frenzy.
  • 07 Feb. 2018 (artifact page): Added Dire Frenzy trait values.
  • 06 Feb. 2018 (this page): Updated spec comparison sim to take the Beast-Mastery buff/hotfix into account. Added an additional, higher DPS Beast-Mastery build which takes advantage of T21 4p, Call of the Wild, and Convergence of Fates (iL 905).
  • 03 Feb. 2018 (simulations page): Updated racial simulation with the new allied races.
  • 02 Feb. 2018 (rotation page): Rewrote Dire Frenzy section and placed it more logically. Expanded on advanced Aspect of the Beast usage in the talent section.
  • 17 Jan. 2018 (gear page): Added note about simming and stats.
  • 17 Jan. 2018 (this page): Added note about all specs being entirely viable, even for high-end Mythic progression.
  • 16 Jan. 2018 (gear page): Changed the BM Legendary section to show the distribution and average DPS output of different Legendaries from WarcraftLogs data.
  • 07 Jan. 2018 (artifact page): Added Artifact/NLC Trait Values for Aspect of the Beast.
  • 07 Jan. 2018 (Netherlight Crucible page): Added Artifact/NLC Trait Values for Aspect of the Beast.
  • 05 Jan. 2018 (rotation page): Adjusted Kill Command further up in the general single-target rotation. Expanded the Qa'pla rotational changes. Added some rationale about casting Aspect of the Wild slightly later in the opener.
  • 05 Jan. 2018 (Netherlight Crucible page): Demoted Torment of the Weak's value by 1 weapon item level, due to how it loses significant value when swapping targets that other single-target traits do not suffer from.
  • 05 Jan. 2018 (talents page): Updated talent suggestion sections and cheat sheet + explanations for Aspect of the Beast/Killer Cobra.
  • 31 Dec. 2017 (artifact page): Updated trait values to be based on a Killer Cobra-based build (instead of AoTB), as this more accurately reflects what most people are playing after looking at talent usage data now that the tier is well underway.
  • 31 Dec. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated trait values to be based on a Killer Cobra-based build (instead of AoTB), as this more accurately reflects what most people are playing after looking at talent usage data now that the tier is well underway.
  • 31 Dec. 2017 (gear page): Added a wider selection of BiS relics based on whether you are using Aspect of the Beast or Killer Cobra.
  • 22 Dec. 2017 (gear page): Updated BiS Iron Relic.
  • 16 Dec. 2017 (this page): Cleaned up the spec comparison sim significantly and swapped it to use Antorus 960 gear from Mythic difficulty, instead of Heroic.
  • 05 Dec. 2017 (stats page): Added note about Bestial Wrath GCD Haste breakpoint.
  • 05 Dec. 2017 (artifact page): Updated all trait values.
  • 05 Dec. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket sims.
  • 05 Dec. 2017 (this page): Updated front page comparison simulation, and set bonus simulation.
  • 05 Dec. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated all trait values.
  • 03 Dec. 2017 (rotation page): Added a small note about Focus conserving/spending and how it relates to Bestial Wrath.
  • 02 Dec. 2017 (simulations page): Updated racial simulation.
  • 02 Dec. 2017 (rotation page): Slight rotational update to Titan's Thunder.
  • 02 Dec. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated to be based on a Stomp-AOTB build instead.
  • 02 Dec. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Nerfed AoE trait values (divide by target count 3 rather than 2).
  • 02 Dec. 2017 (gear page): Added a number of other "BiS Legendary" candidates to the Zoo BiS list.
  • 02 Dec. 2017 (talents page): Reworded and expanded on some descriptions and headers.
  • 02 Dec. 2017 (stats page): Simplify the stats section and consider Stomp builds the "default", with Dire Frenzy being an option, rather than the other way around.
  • 02 Dec. 2017 (enchants page): Updated base enchants to be Crit rather than Mastery.
  • 27 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Added small paragraph about tier gear decisions in Antorus.
  • 27 Nov. 2017 (stats page): Updated the Pawn stat weights for Antorus.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Updated the Best in Slot list for Antorus.
  • 24 Nov. 2017 (this page): Updated the spec comparison sim to take into account a new Survival SimCraft APL.
  • 23 Nov. 2017 (this page): Updated set bonus simulations. The sim now includes all raid tier bonuses in Legion so far.
  • 22 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket rankings.
  • 19 Nov. 2017 (this page): Updated Weaknesses section slightly.
  • 19 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket sims to include Antorus trinkets. It is based on a T21 4p gearset and a Stomp build.
  • 11 Nov. 2017 (this page): Updated the spec comparison sim, now including trinkets and with more Concordance traits.
  • 24 Oct. 2017 (this page): Updated the spec comparison sim for Tier 21 — there will be numerous updates to this in the weeks leading up to the new patch.
  • 09 Oct. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Added CrucibleWeight Addon import strings for Netherlight Crucible Trait values.
  • 07 Oct. 2017 (talents page): Reworded and simplified many of the talent descriptions.
  • 07 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Added a "TL;DR" BiS legendaries part for both relevant BM builds.
  • 03 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Reworded section about Legendary choice and highlighted the Qapla+Sephuz optimal setup for the Aspect of the Beast-based build.
  • 01 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Updated the Best in Slot list to be relevant for users of the Aspect of the Beast-build, as that is the best possible build at the moment. For this purpose, T19 sets from the Nighthold are included as they are essential for this build.
  • 01 Oct. 2017 (artifact page): Removed obsolete Relic Choice paragraph.
  • 30 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated Dark Sorrows trait value to reflect its 40% buff.
  • 20 Sep. 2017 (artifact page): Slightly updated Stomp/AoTB Build relic priority.
  • 14 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated tier 3 trait values.
  • 13 Sep. 2017 (artifact page): Updated the traits' weapon item level values. Added the values for Stomp builds with Aspect of the Beast.
  • 13 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated all trait values to be based on weapon item level, rather than DPS% values.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated the Tier 2 trait values after Blizzard changed them overnight. Also added Stomp/AoTB build to the trait values.
  • 10 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Added initial page for the Beast Mastery Hunter Netherlight Crucible.
  • 10 Sep. 2017 (enchants page): Removed mention of Agility gem, as it is not worth using.
  • 08 Sep. 2017 (enchants page): Added new healing potion.
  • 06 Sep. 2017 (talents page): Removed the Mythic+ talents cheat sheet as it does not really differ from whatever your "Main" talents are (Dire Frenzy or Stomp builds), making it obsolete.
  • 06 Sep. 2017 (enchants page): Added note about using Crit gems/enchants with Stomp builds.
  • 05 Sep. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket simulations.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (enchants page): Added Lightforged Augment Rune and new 7.3 epic gems.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (this page): The guide has been updated for Patch 7.3. More updates will follow as we draw closer to the release of the next raid.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 13 Aug. 2017 (this page): Updated the spec/build comparison simulation.
  • 08 Aug. 2017 (talents page): Wrote some clarifications about having to simulate the different builds to know which is better.
  • 05 Aug. 2017 (talents page): Rewrote One with the Pack/Bestial Fury, and Stomp/Dire Frenzy sections.
  • 28 Jul. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket sims.
  • 27 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated the spec/build comparison simulation.
  • 21 Jul. 2017 (rotation page): Rewrote rotational note about Qa'pla.
  • 21 Jul. 2017 (this page): Reordered and changed the descriptions of the specs' single-target/raiding viability. Survival does have higher single-target potential but it requires a lot more work to unlock, therefore it is hard to definitively call it a better raiding spec than Beast Mastery.
  • 20 Jul. 2017 (talents page): Removed an obsolete section about Stampede.
  • 18 Jul. 2017 (simulations page): Added guide video on simming yourself and talk about the importance/usefulness of it.
  • 18 Jul. 2017 (gear page): 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.
  • 18 Jul. 2017 (talents page): Added a lot of notes about Aspect of the Beast and notes about Zoo build usage, and a lot of references to the importance of simming yourself for these character-specific choices.
  • 18 Jul. 2017 (stats page): Rewrote the stat priority to take all common builds into account.
  • 18 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated the viability section, and updated the spec/build comparison simulation.
  • 13 Jul. 2017 (gear page): Added caveat about Engine's value in reality vs sims.
  • 13 Jul. 2017 (talents page): Removed obsolete mentions of the Nighthold.
  • 13 Jul. 2017 (rotation page): Fixed incorrect mention of Bestial Wrath's CD reduction from Dire Beast (should be 12 seconds instead of 15).
  • 04 Jul. 2017 (rotation page): Reworded the multi-target rotation to start at 2 targets, not 1.
  • 01 Jul. 2017 (rotation page): Added way more context and detail to the rotation while simplifying the multi-target one.
  • 30 Jun. 2017 (rotation page): Expanded a bit on Cobra Shot and Dire Beast usage, especially to make it clearer for people using the "zoo" build. Copied the Dire Frenzy rotation section and put it into the talents section, as it was contradicting the detailed rotation description before.
  • 30 Jun. 2017 (stats page): Added Pawn string for the Stomp build and added a note that Critical Strike is often better than Mastery when using it.
  • 30 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Dubbed the Stomp build the "Zoo" build.
  • 28 Jun. 2017 (gear page): 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 (gear page): Updated trinket simulation as some trinkets - Tarnished Sentinel Medallion most notably - received tuning changes.
  • 22 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Added note about using Stomp instead of Dire Frenzy when using the T19 2-piece.
  • 22 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Removed mention that implied Pack Leader and Jaws of Thunder being equal. They no longer are.
  • 22 Jun. 2017 (gear page): Updated BiS list so that it does not have 5 set pieces. Replaced tier legs with good offpiece instead.
  • 18 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Updated relic/iLvl table to fix Pack Leader's value being too high compared to Jaws.
  • 18 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated the comparison simulation to use ToS Heroic tier gear instead of ToS Mythic gear. Updated set bonus simulation.
  • 17 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Fixed some ambiguous wording and made it clear that the Stomp build is best with T19 2pc and not beyond.
  • 17 Jun. 2017 (this page): Added a spec comparison single-target simulation. It should clear up a lot of questions on builds and set bonus combinations in Tomb of Sargeras, but your own gear can change the results significantly.
  • 17 Jun. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket simulations for 7.2.5. Updated Best in Slot list for the Tomb of Sargeras raid.
  • 15 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated the 4pc set bonus to be 15% after nerf, as opposed to 20%.
  • 15 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Resorted the order of relic traits in the relic/iLvl chart.
  • 14 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Swapped a talent recommendation for the Stomp/OWTP build and fixed the graphic. Reworded the "title" of the OWTP build, and when to use it.
  • 14 Jun. 2017 (rotation page): Added a note about Titan's Thunder usage in the opener when not using Dire Frenzy. Split up the 7.2.5 Rotational Changes and the Legendaries' Rotational Changes sections.
  • 14 Jun. 2017 (easy mode page): Fixed mention of Dire Beast where it should be Dire Frenzy.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (enchants page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (stats page): Removed non-Shoulder softcap as the Shoulder effect is now baseline. Updated stat weights. More updates might come leading into ToS in this department.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (gear page): 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.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Updated relic/iLvl chart.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (spells page): Updated Aspect of the Wild — it reduces the global cooldown as well in 7.2.5.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (easy mode page): Removed Hastecap as it is no longer relevant in 7.2.5. Removed mention of Dire Beast cooldown resets.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (rotation page): Made the Mantle opener standard, and reworded the Mantle "rotation section" to just be a 7.2.5 rotational changes guide. Fixed mention of Parsel's Tongue increasing pet damage only. It increases ALL damage.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated the viability section and combined all specs into one. Updated strengths and weaknesses. Added 7.2.5 spec changes and set bonuses. Removed some 7.2.5 changes that were reverted.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (simulations page): Racial simulations updated and Nighthold set bonus simulations were replaced with Tomb of Sargeras simulations. Removed some invalid sections, and sections that are no longer useful.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Changed some recommendations slightly for 7.2.5 changes and reworded the whole level 100 talent choice explanation. Put the Raid Encounters cheat sheet above the Mythic+ one. Reverted some One with the Pack wording that was based on a reverted change.
  • 03 Jun. 2017 (stats page): Added Beast Mastery Dire Frenzy Hastecap. Remember it only applies if you do not have Shoulders.
  • 03 Jun. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated easy mode guide. Made the recommendations a lot stronger, but ever so slightly less "easy".
  • 25 May 2017 (stats page): Gave the stat weights a maintenance update.
  • 17 May 2017 (gear page): Updated Legendary ranking to be in a tiered system like Survival.
  • 13 May 2017 (spells page): Added spell summary page, detailing the core abilities of the spec and class.
  • 12 May 2017 (this page): Added a note about future patch viability. Nothing much to add yet.
  • 04 May 2017 (talents page): Edited recommended talents for M+ in the cheat sheet.
  • 04 May 2017 (rotation page): Reworded Dire Stable's effects (or lack thereof) on the rotation.
  • 18 Apr. 2017 (simulations page): Removed some simulations that no longer make sense/are adequately covered elsewhere.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Checked today and deemed updated.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (rotation page): Checked today and deemed updated.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (enchants page): Checked today and deemed updated.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (stats page): Checked today and deemed updated.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (artifact page): Checked today and deemed updated.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (gear page): Trinket sim updated.
  • 12 Apr. 2017 (gear page): Update legendary simulation and ranking for the recent hotfix.
  • 07 Apr. 2017 (rotation page): Fix One with the Pack reference that is no longer relevant. Fix opener typo.
  • 06 Apr. 2017 (rotation page): Expanded the Mantle of Command rotation section further. Updated regular opener. Added Mantle of Command opener.
  • 04 Apr. 2017 (stats page): Remove noted about Crit for Shoulder-wearing BM Hunters as that build relied on One with the Pack which is no longer optimal.
  • 02 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Recommended Dire Frenzy for multi-target as well.
  • 02 Apr. 2017 (enchants page): Started recommending Mark of the Claw as the default neck enchant.
  • 02 Apr. 2017 (simulations page): Updated racial sim.
  • 02 Apr. 2017 (easy mode page): Fixed WeakAura link for Beast Cleave.
  • 30 Mar. 2017 (talents page): Updates Level 60 talent recommendations for Legendary Shoulders.
  • 30 Mar. 2017 (gear page): 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.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Made note of eating from the feast when possible, as it gives more stats than regular buff food.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added note about legendary changes to the list of changes in 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): Added paragraphs about how certain Legendaries affect the rotation.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Artifact path updated for 7.2, and traits vs iLvl chart added.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (gear page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 21 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): Added Titan's Thunder to opener.
  • 21 Mar. 2017 (simulations page): Legendary sims have been moved to the spreadsheet alongside the trinkets.
  • 21 Mar. 2017 (talents page): Give Blink Strikes its own paragraph to clear up confusion.
  • 21 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Update BiS trinket for BM (though it is very close between CoF and Foci, CoF is consistent).
  • 17 Mar. 2017 (talents page): Updated note about Bestial Fury/Blink Strikes.
  • 17 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Updated note about BiS legendaries.
  • 14 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): Opener fix.
  • 09 Mar. 2017 (talents page): Added note about Aspect of the Beast being really nice with the Qa'pla Legendary Boots.
  • 01 Mar. 2017 (stats page): Added note about Crit with the Mantle of Command legendary.
  • 27 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Trinket sim update.
  • 25 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary items and trinkets.
  • 16 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Add link to trinket sim spreadsheet.
  • 13 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Added new trinket sims. These sims test trinkets at a ton of different item levels, color coded for easy comparison.
  • 09 Feb. 2017 (talents page): Added note about 4pc hotfix for Dire Frenzy, making it the best single-target choice.
  • 08 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Updated "trinket to look for section", and legendary rankings + Frizzo description.
  • 07 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Trinket sim update.
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Changed recommendation to Trained Soldier. It is more versatile and consistent than a random proc.
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (this page): Revised wording in viability section.
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Made a few changes, more info, but still easy mode!
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Revise AoE rotation and get a bit more in-depth.
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Added a BM-specific Critical Strike statistic explanation. Updated stat weights.
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Treat the Talent Cheet Sheet more like an actual quick glance, rather than an easy-mode thing with overly simple answers.
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Expanded slightly on Relic choice.
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Added reasoning for Farsight Spiritjewel > Manatoxin Gland Relic.
  • 26 Jan. 2017 (simulations page): Added Legendary trinket.
  • 26 Jan. 2017 (gear page): 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.
  • 26 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Added set bonus talk.
  • 25 Jan. 2017 (simulations page): Updated Relic simulation.
  • 24 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Added note about One with the Pack with The Mantle of Command.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated BiS list.
  • 19 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated BiS trinkets, as Draught of Souls damage has been nerfed for ranged.
  • 19 Jan. 2017 (this page): Updated viability section, weaknesses and strengths.
  • 17 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Add BiS list table for Nighthold. Trinket sims updated.
  • 17 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated single-target recommendation to Way of the Cobra now that Cobra Shot got buffed.
  • 14 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Fix Call of the Wild and Apex Predator's Claw descriptions. Add Legendary trinket to description (but not ranking yet).
  • 13 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Fresh trinket sims. Added Mantle of Command to legendary ranking. Removed Aran's Relaxing Ruby as it was nerfed.
  • 11 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Further fixes.
  • 11 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Updated stat priority and removed Agility from the listing as it does not do anything but confuse at this point.
  • 11 Jan. 2017 (simulations page): Further updates.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated WeakAuras.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (addons page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.1.5 changes.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated for Patch 7.1.5. Added The Mantle of Command.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (simulations page): Updated for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 08 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated for 7.1.5.
  • 23 Dec. 2016 (easy mode page): Added easy mode for Beast Mastery Hunters.
  • 08 Dec. 2016 (enchants page): Added note about Potion of Prolonged Power.
  • 11 Nov. 2016 (simulations page): Added food sims.
  • 08 Nov. 2016 (rotation page): Changed potion in opener.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (rotation page): Added note to cast Titan's Thunder right after Dire Beast where possible.
  • 30 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Removed talent table at the beginning of the page.
  • 26 Oct. 2016 (enchants page): Updated Beast Mastery potion recommendation to Prolonged Power.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Patch 7.1.
    • Updated Posthaste's duration. Was changed in Patch 7.1 to be 5 seconds (down from 8).
    • Trailblazer replaces Dash.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (simulations page): Updated all sims and introduced a potion sim.
  • 17 Oct. 2016 (stats page): Ordered statistics explanation in order of priority because OCD.
  • 09 Oct. 2016 (stats page): Added some notes to clarify frequently asked questions.
  • 08 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Fixed a small typo.
  • 20 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Added note about Stampede vs Killer Cobra for Mythic+.
  • 18 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Updated some talent choice explanations.
  • 16 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Added Fishbrul Special food.
  • 16 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Expanded on Surge of the Stormgod AoE rotation note.
  • 10 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Applied the DB/KC shift to Multi-Target as well. Added note about rotational changes with Surge of the Stormgod.
  • 08 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Changed enchant recommendation, Saber's Eye of Agility is worth using (~200 DPS difference).
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Swapped Kill Command / Multi Shot and Dire Beast lines in the opener.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Added Titan's Thunder to rotation.
  • 06 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Updated Bestial Fury vs Blink Strikes discussion.
  • 04 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Clarified Volley explanations to make it more explicit that it is to be used at all times, even on a single target.
  • 04 Sep. 2016 (simulations page): Rewrote explanations for Artifact traits.
  • 01 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Made Masterful Shadowruby the gem of choice for all sockets.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion expansion.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (simulations page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 06 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated talent simulations and recommendations to reflect kill times in HFC and methodology updates with the simulations.
  • 06 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated stat priorities to take AoE into account, as well as using different talents as a base. This punishes Haste a lot.
  • 29 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated stat priority to reflect kill times in Legion more accurately.
  • 29 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Changed enchants, gems, and consumables to Mastery, following a tweak in the stat priority.
  • 28 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Very slight opener adjustment.
  • 23 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Removed Barrage from rotation to avoid confusion, added note about Crows in Cooldown section.
  • 21 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Added talent simulations, changed some stuff for tier 1 talents.
  • 20 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Added simulation results for Level 30 talents.
  • 20 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Added Opener Sequence section.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Gave more explanations as to why some talents are not currently viable.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Added opener.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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