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

Last updated on Jan 20, 2020 at 11:46 by Azortharion 228 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 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.

Patch 8.3 Changes for Beast Mastery Hunter

There are no changes that are specific to Beast Mastery Hunters in Patch 8.3. However, we do have:

3.

Viability of Specs

On this page, we will attempt to give a full picture of what the 3 Hunter specs are good at and when you might want to use them. Generally speaking, all the specs are competitive enough that you can play whichever one you prefer from a playstyle perspective. On this page, we will try to be as objective as possible when determining which spec is the best. To determine this, we will use simulations, intuition and occasionally WarcraftLogs Data to try and get a full picture.

3.1.

Spec Viability in Practice, Strengths and Weaknesses

In this section, we will look at some of the perks and downsides of the different specs in raids and Mythic+.

3.1.1.

Beast Mastery

  • Strongest single-target and AoE damage.
  • Strongest pet utility and defensive capabilities.
  • Dependence on pet AI can be annoying.
  • Full mobility.
3.1.2.

Marksmanship

  • High burst-damage.
  • Very strongly tied to ability cooldowns which can make it inflexible in very short-term burst situations.
  • Almost fully mobile.
3.1.3.

Survival

  • Very strong single-target damage.
  • Versatile builds that allow for very good cleave or very good single-target.
  • Can only do one thing really well at the same time.
3.2.

What Is The Best Spec?

3.2.1.

Single-Target/Raiding

All of the specs are close to equal in this respect.

3.2.2.

Cleave/AoE/Mythic+

  1. Beast Mastery;
  2. Marksmanship;
  3. Survival.
3.2.3.

Utility/Defensives

Beast Mastery can provide Spirit Mend Icon Spirit Mend to you and your allies which is a powerful self-heal, and various utility through its pets.

Marksmanship does not often use a pet, and it does not have Spirit Mend Icon Spirit Mend at all.

Survival lies somewhere between Marksmanship and Beast Mastery. While it does not have Spirit Mend, it can use any pet type for any situation just like Beast Mastery (with the exception of Exotic Beasts, but these do not provide anything uniquely useful).

4.

Changelog

  • 20 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Updated the Best in Slot list for Ny'alotha.
  • 20 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Reformatted and expanded on the cheat sheet for the best Essences for Beast Mastery Hunter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (The Eternal Palace 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 (Essences page): Added information about the new Breath of the Dying Essence.
  • 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 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (talents 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 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (rotation 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 (rotation page): Removed unpopular talents from the opening rotation.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the optimal enchant for Dance of Death + Thrill of the Hunt users.
  • 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 (gear page): Reworded the text about the Shiver Venom Crossbow.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added Dance of Death to the optimal traits.
  • 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 (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.
  • 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.
  • 21 Aug. 2019 (rotation page): Updated the recommended usage of the Coral Trinket.
  • 18 Aug. 2019 (talents page): Reworded the Thrill of the Hunt description, as it is not worth using in any realistic in-game situation.
  • 18 Aug. 2019 (rotation page): Expanded on Barbed Shot usage in the rotation, and added additional information about Dance of Death optimization.
  • 10 Aug. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Updated some tips and added two very important ones for Orgozoa and Queen's Court.
  • 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 (talents page): Reworded the Dance of Death build description, as it is now the endgame "meta" build.
  • 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 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for most bosses on Heroic difficulty.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added information about Azerite Traits and Essences to go for.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added information about the Beguiling Affix.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (this page): Improved list of Patch 8.2 changes.
  • 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 (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 (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 (stats page): Simplified and updated the stat priority.
  • 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 (enchants page): Updated the recommended potions and gems.
  • 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.
  • 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 (FAQ 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 (easy mode 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 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (this page): Updated the changes for Beast Mastery in Patch 8.2.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (addons 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 (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 (stats 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 (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 (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 (mythic+ 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.
  • 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 (Crucible of Storms page): Added Beast Mastery tips for The Restless Cabal.
  • 01 May 2019 (gear page): Added a number of new sections to the page, aimed mostly at newer players.
  • 01 May 2019 (talents page): Updated the page significantly, focusing mostly on formatting and new additions for readability and understanding.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (gear page): Updated the Raid-based Best-in-Slot list for Crucible of Storms.
  • 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 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (Crucible of Storms page): Guide added.
  • 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 (spells 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 (easy mode 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 (FAQ 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 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (this 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 (addons 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 (talents page): Altered the recommendation status of One with the Pack.
  • 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.
  • 24 Mar. 2019 (rotation page): Added Barbed Shot to the lowest priority in the rotation when there is nothing else to do.
  • 24 Mar. 2019 (talents page): Added information about a potentially competitive new build that involves using One with the Pack.
  • 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 (rotation page): Added note about Rapid Reload changing your multi-target rotation.
  • 01 Mar. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added note about Rapid Reload altering the rotation slightly on multiple targets.
  • 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 (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.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Added boss tips for Beast Mastery Hunter in Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 11 Jan. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the optimal food to use.
  • 17 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): Added several new questions and answers.
  • 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 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (Uldir page): Added tips for Mythic G'huun.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ 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 (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.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (this page): Added Patch 8.1 changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated and added new charts, hosted by BloodMallet.
  • 06 Dec. 2018 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 06 Dec. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation.
  • 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 (simulations page): Updated the racial comparison.
  • 17 Oct. 2018 (this page): Updated the discussion on spec viability in Uldir and Mythic+.
  • 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 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated with a note about Pack Alpha.
  • 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.
  • 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 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated the Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 18 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added more tips for the first 5 bosses, now with a Mythic focus for some of them.
  • 14 Sep. 2018 (enchants page): Updated gems, enchants and food.
  • 12 Sep. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated the stat priority.
  • 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.
  • 08 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 08 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated the wording of Barrage's recommendation.
  • 08 Sep. 2018 (this page): Updated the spec comparison simulations.
  • 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 (rotation page): Added an alternative opener for Primal Instincts. This is a miniscule DPS increase and not worth stressing about.
  • 03 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added note about the slightly changed Primal Instincts opener.
  • 02 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added content.
  • 01 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Adjusted Barbed Shot's position in the opener.
  • 31 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Added more section to the Beast Mastery Mythic+ guide.
  • 31 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated the racial comparison.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Added an early look at the optimal Mythic+ Talents for Beast Mastery.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation to include the recent SimCraft changes to RPPM.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the optimal potion to use.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 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 (azerite traits and gear page): Added back Rapid Reload to the 3-target Azerite simulation.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation to include various World Quest trinkets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (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.
  • 17 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Added the mention of using an Agility gem.
  • 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 (enchants page): Updated the optimal gems to correspond with the stat priority.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (this page): Removed mention of slower Focus regen.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear 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 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page created.
  • 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.
  • 07 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Added a few useful macros.
  • 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.
  • 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 (FAQ page): Added a few more frequently asked questions.
  • 01 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated the single-target spec comparison.
  • 01 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated the target count requirement for Beast Cleave over Kill Command.
  • 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 (addons page): Added the Basic Attack macro.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (FAQ page): Added two additional frequently asked questions.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (spells page): Added some missing BfA pets to the pet family overview.
  • 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 (gear page): Updated Celerity of the Windrunners' Haste level from 2% to 3%.
  • 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.
  • 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 (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 (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 (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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