Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Mythic+ Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.2
In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Beast Mastery Hunter in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.
Unique Challenges of Mythic+
Mythic+ Dungeons, especially high ones, are arguably the highest level of competitive PvE content that WoW has to offer aside from Mythic raiding.
In Mythic Dungeons as a Hunter, you will be responsible for a large part of the group's total damage output, while in a Mythic Raiding group, you may only be responsible for maybe 7% of it. The skill and execution from the individual players in the group is much more important.
Aside from just doing damage, in Mythic+ you will be responsible for many things to make the group's run faster and easier. Interrupting, offensively dispelling enemy targets, soaking mechanics, using your traps and stuns are all much more common in Mythic+ than your usual Mythic raid.
In this guide, we will talk about getting the most out of your Hunter in Mythic+ dungeons, including the best way to set up your character, how your rotation may change, and tips and tricks for using your abilities in the most optimal way.
If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our dedicated Mythic+ page below.
To learn more about the Mythic+ Meta, check out our Mythic+ Tier List below.
Beast Mastery Hunter's' Role in Mythic+
Beast Mastery Hunter specializes in solid all-round damage, with relatively low burst but higher-than-average sustained damage. Its AoE is largely uncapped, making it very versatile at doing different kinds of damage.
Best Mythic+ Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter
For a more general overview of Talents for Beast Mastery Hunter, please visit our dedicated Talents page.
These are our recommended talents for Beast Mastery Hunter in Mythic+.
Season 1 Dragonflight Thundering Affix Guide for Hunters
The Thundering Affix is part of Dragonflight's Season 1 of Mythic+, and maximizing it is important for your DPS and the overall dungeon speed.
We highly recommend using this WeakAura to keep track of Thundering. It will show up whenever you have a partner that you need to drop the debuff with. If there is no such partner, then it will disappear and you do no have to do anything.
To deal with Thundering, you should find someone with the opposite effect above their heads. However, while you have the debuff, you deal increased damage. Because of this, you should plan to cancel the debuff with a partner as late as possible.
There will always be a player left over with a debuff and no partner, since Mythic+ is 5-man. If this person is you, great! You can fully benefit from the damage increase without worrying about the mechanic.
You should be extremely careful not to let the debuff expire, as the consequence of this in combat will likely be death.
Key Utility for Beast Mastery Hunter in Mythic+
This section talks mostly about the uses of different spells. For in-depth explanations of all Hunter Abilities and Talents, including these, check out our Spells page.
Counter Shot is your "kick" and your most important bit of utility in Mythic+, used to stop enemy casts for the benefit of the group and especially the tank. It is highly recommended to use a Focus Kick macro for this.
- /cast [@focus,exists,nodead][@mouseover,exists,nodead]  Counter Shot
This macro will kick your focus target if you have one, mouseover if you have no Focus target, and your target if you have neither of those.
To quickly set a focus target in hectic scenarios, we also recommend a Focus Mouseover macro.
- /focus [@mouseover]
Make sure that your UI shows your Focus Target's casts clearly, so that you are always able to kick it on cooldown, or in coordination with the rest of your group.
Intimidation is your second-most important utility and is your "stop" for negating casts that cannot be normally interrupted. We recommend using this in the same way as your Counter Shot, with the same macro (with Intimidation swapped in for Counter Shot, of course).
Binding Shot can be used to save your tank in hectic moments by helping him kite mobs and generate some range.
Scatter Shot (mutually exclusive with Binding Shot can be used as an additional stop alongside Intimidation and Freezing Trap, but you have to be within 20 yards of the mob you are stopping. It will also remove any DoTs like Barbed Shot, giving it a small DPS cost.
Feign Death can not only be used to drop aggro, but also negate certain casts and channels on you. In some cases, these mechanics will saimply retarget someone else in the group, but occasionally the mechanic will be entirely negated with huge benefits. If you notice a cast or effect on you, try to Feign it!
Tar Trap can be used to aid your tank in kiting by slowing mobs.
Gear Considerations and How To Sim Mythic+ for Beast Mastery Hunter in Mythic+
When choosing your trinkets, we recommend simulating yourself on Raidbots Top Gear or Gear Compare using the DungeonSlice Fight Style to simulate a Mythic+ dungeon.
On our Gear Page below, we have compiled BiS items for Beast Mastery Hunter that also apply to Mythic+.
- 30 Nov. 2022: Fixed an issue where the Mythic+ Talent Tree did not match the Talents Page.
- 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
- 04 Nov. 2022: Updated the optimal Conduits back again, due to APL updates and the Alpha Predator bugfix.
- 03 Nov. 2022: Updated the best Conduit to use for Beast Mastery in Mythic+.
- 01 Nov. 2022: Earlier changes reverted due to a simulation bug.
- 01 Nov. 2022: Updated the recommended Mythic+/AoE Talents in light of recent 10% nerf to BM.
- 30 Oct. 2022: Updated the optimal Mythic+/AoE Talents.
- 27 Oct. 2022: Updated the recommended Covenant.
- 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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