Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.2

Last updated on Nov 06, 2023 at 17:50 by Azortharion 111 comments
General Information

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Beast Mastery Hunter in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Beast Mastery Hunter spells.

1.

Dragonflight Spell Glossary for Beast Mastery Hunter

This will cover synergies, cooldowns, and core concepts of the spec to get it working. If you already have experience and are very comfortable with Beast Mastery, it is okay to skip past this, otherwise this is a great point to get a base understanding before moving onto later sections of the guide that covers nuances of gameplay.

Note that this page merely lists the Talents and explains them. For information on the best talents to use for your Beast Mastery Hunter in Dragonflight, check out our Talents page below.

2.

Main Resource for Beast Mastery Hunter in Dragonflight

Hunters and their pets use a unique resource, called Focus. Focus works in much the same way as other class resources, like Rage and Energy, in the sense that some abilities grant Focus, while others cost Focus to be used.

A Beast Mastery Hunter's Focus has a maximum capacity of 100, and regenerates at a slow rate that varies by spec. In addition to this passive flow of incoming Focus, certain talents and abilities will amplify your Focus regeneration, or simply generate more of it.

Hunter pet Focus works similarly, and is of no concern to you as you cannot do anything to modify it, nor will you be casting pet abilities manually.

As a general rule, you should always have enough Focus to cast your abilities as soon as they come off cooldown, but also to never have 100 Focus (as any extra Focus you generate would then go to waste).

3.

Unlocking Abilities

Note that this page simply lists all the different abilities, assuming you are at max level. If you are leveling, check out our dedicated Hunter Leveling page, which has detailed information on when you unlock all of these abilities.

4.

Baseline Dragonflight Abilities of Beast Mastery Hunter

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Arcane Shot Icon Arcane Shot AS An instant shot that deals low Arcane damage. Costs 40 Focus.
Steady Shot Icon Steady Shot Steady 1.75-second cast that deals low Physical damage.
Aspect of the Cheetah Icon Aspect of the Cheetah Cheetah Increases your movement speed by 90% for 3 seconds, and 30% for 9 seconds. 3-minute cooldown.
Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle Turtle Deflects most attacks for 8 seconds, and reduces damage taken by 30%. 3-minute cooldown.
Disengage Icon Disengage Leaps you backwards. 20-second cooldown.
Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration Exhil Heals you for 30%, and your pet for 100% of its maximum health. 2-minute cooldown.
Eyes of the Beast Icon Eyes of the Beast EoTB Lets you take control of your pet and see from its perspective for 1 minute.
Feign Death Icon Feign Death FD Pretends to be dead for 6 minutes, dropping all enemy aggro and threat, and prevents you from body-pulling nearby enemies. 30-second cooldown.
Flare Icon Flare Reveals all stealthed enemies caught in the ground-target location. 20-second cooldown.
Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap Trap Places a trap on the ground. The first enemy that triggers it will be frozen for 30 seconds. Damage breaks the effect. 30-second cooldown.
Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark HM Increases all damage done to the target by 5% while it is above 80% health. Lets you track and see a target through stealth, if applied before stealth.
Mend Pet Icon Mend Pet Heals your pet for 50% of its total health over 10 seconds. If your pet is dead, it turns into Revive Pet Icon Revive Pet.
Revive Pet Icon Revive Pet Revives your pet with full health. 3-second cast, 35 Focus.
Wing Clip Icon Wing Clip Slows your target by 50% for 15 seconds. Can only be used in melee. Costs 20 Focus.

For more information on how to use these abilities together in your rotation, please read our rotation page.

5.

Hunter Talent List for Dragonflight

5.1.

Row 1-4 Talents

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Kill Command Icon Kill Command KC Deals heavy Physical damage on a 7.5-second cooldown for 30 Focus.
Concussive Shot Icon Concussive Shot Conc Slows your target by 50% for 6 seconds. Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot extends this by 3 seconds.
Kill Shot Icon Kill Shot KS Deals heavy Physical damage for 10 Focus on a 10-second cooldown. It is only usable on targets below 20% health.
Counter Shot Icon Counter Shot Kick Interrupts your target's spell cast, and prevents any spell in that school from being cast for 3 seconds, on a 24-second cooldown.
Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap - Places a trap on the ground. When an enemy triggers it, it spawns an 8-yard radius circle of tar on the ground that slows all enemies caught by 50%, which lasts 30 seconds. 30-second cooldown.
Misdirection Icon Misdirection MD Redirects all your threat (not your pet's) to the target for 8 seconds. After casting it, you have 30 seconds to start attacking something, which triggers the 8-second effect, meaning you can pre-cast it. 30-second cooldown.
Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest SoTF Reduces your damage taken by 20% for 8 seconds, on a 2-minute cooldown.
5.2.

Row 5-7 Talents

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Tranquilizing Shot Icon Tranquilizing Shot Tranq Removes 1 Enrage and 1 Magic effect from your target on a 10-second cooldown.
Scare Beast Icon Scare Beast - Fears a Beast enemy for 20-seconds. Breaks on damage. Costs 25 Focus.
Intimidation Icon Intimidation Intim Stuns a target for 5 seconds. 1-minute cooldown. Mutually exclusive with High Explosive Trap Icon High Explosive Trap.
High Explosive Trap Icon High Explosive Trap . HET Places a trap on the ground. The first enemy that triggers will activate an AoE knockback effect that also deals low Fire damage to all enemies affected. Mutually exclusive with Intimidation Icon Intimidation
Scatter Shot Icon Scatter Shot Scatter Incapacitates and deals low Physical damage to the target for 4 seconds. Damage breaks the effect. Mutually exclusive with Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot.
Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot Binding Places an arrow on the ground. Enemies that pass by the arrow and then move 5 yards away from it are stunned for 3 seconds.
Camouflage Icon Camouflage Camo Gives you stealth for 1 minute, and heals you for 2% of your maximum health every second. 1-minute cooldown that begins when the effect ends. Mutually exclusive with Scatter Shot Icon Scatter Shot.
Sentinel Owl Icon Sentinel Owl Sentinel Places a ground circle that lets you ignore Line of Sight to all enemies caught in it. Its duration is determined by Focus spent before casting it. Every 150 Focus is 1 second of duration. It can only be cast with at least 5 seconds of duration. The number on the action button indicates the amount of seconds it will last.
Serpent Sting Icon Serpent Sting SS Deals low Nature damage initially, and applies an 18-second DoT. Costs 10 Focus.
Steel Trap Icon Steel Trap - Places a trap on the ground. The first enemy caught in it is trapped and immobilized, and takes heavy Physical damage over 20 seconds. The damage works even when the immobilization does not. Damage breaks the immobilization. 30-second cooldown.
Stampede Icon Stampede - Sends a horde of pets towards your target in a line, dealing heavy Physical damage to all targets in the line over 12 seconds. Enemies struck are slowed by 30%, and you have a 10% increased crit chance against them for 5 seconds. Mutually exclusive with Death Chakram Icon Death Chakram.
Death Chakram Icon Death Chakram DC Sends a glaive towards your target that bounces 7 times. It also bounces to other nearby enemies. Enemies struck take 10% more damage from you for 10 seconds, although in practice the duration is longer as each bounce refreshes the effect. Its damage is increased by 15% for each bounce, and each bounce generates 3 Focus. Mutually exclusive with Stampede Icon Stampede.
Explosive Shot Icon Explosive Shot ES Starts a 3-second timer on the target. When it expires, it deals heavy Fire damage to the target, and all nearby enemies. Costs 20 Focus. 30-second cooldown. Mutually exclusive with Barrage Icon Barrage.
Barrage Icon Barrage - Is a 3-second channel that deals heavy Physical damage to all enemies in a cone in front of you. Costs 60 Focus and has a 20-second cooldown. Mutually exclusive with Explosive Shot Icon Explosive Shot.
Trailblazer Icon Trailblazer - Increases your movement speed by 15/30% when you have not attacked for 3 seconds.
Posthaste Icon Posthaste - Causes Disengage Icon Disengage to give you 25/50% movement speed for 4 seconds after landing, and also causes it to break slows, snares, and roots.
Improved Kill Shot Icon Improved Kill Shot - Increases Kill Shot Icon Kill Shot's critical damage bonus by 25%.
Wilderness Medicine Icon Wilderness Medicine - Improves the healing of Mend Pet Icon Mend Pet by 25/50%, and gives it a 25/50% chance to dispel a magic effect from your pet each time that it heals.
Natural Mending Icon Natural Mending - Causes you to reduce the cooldown of Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration whenever you spend 25/12 Focus by 1 second
Entrapment Icon Entrapment - Causes Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap to also root enemies caught in it for 4 seconds. Damage breaks this effect.
Improved Traps Icon Improved Traps - Reduces the cooldown of your Traps by 2.5/5 seconds.
Lone Survivor Icon Lone Survivor - Reduces the cooldown of Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest by 30 seconds, and increases its duration by 2 seconds. Mutually exclusive with Nature's Endurance Icon Nature's Endurance
Nature's Endurance Icon Nature's Endurance - Increases the damage reduction of Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest to 40%. Mutually exclusive with Lone Survivor Icon Lone Survivor.
Born To Be Wild Icon Born To Be Wild BtBW Reduces the cooldown of all baseline "Aspect" abilities by 10/20%.
Improved Tranquilizing Shot Icon Improved Tranquilizing Shot - Causes Tranquilizing Shot Icon Tranquilizing Shot to give 10 Focus when it dispels something.
Rejuvenating Wind Icon Rejuvenating Wind - Causes Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration to heal for an additional 11/22% of max health over 8 seconds. Also increases maximum health by 4/8%.
Binding Shackles Icon Binding Shackles - Causes targets affected by Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot/High Explosive Trap Icon High Explosive Trap/Scatter Shot Icon Scatter Shot/Intimidation Icon Intimidation to also deal 10% reduced damage to you after their effects end.
Hunter's Avoidance Icon Hunter's Avoidance - Protects a friendly target from critical strikes, but causes 10% of damage taken by them to also be taken by your pet. Lasts for 12-seconds and has a 1-minute cooldown.
Roar of Sacrifice Icon Roar of Sacrifice RoS Reduces your AoE damage taken by 6%.
Pathfinding Icon Pathfinding - Increases your movement speed by 3/6%.
Sentinel's Perception Icon Sentinel's Perception - Extends the Line-of-Sight ignore effect of Sentinel Owl Icon Sentinel Owl to your party members. Mutually exclusive with Sentinel's Protection Icon Sentinel's Protection.
Sentinel's Protection Icon Sentinel's Protection - Causes Sentinel Owl Icon Sentinel Owl to also grant 5% Leech to all party members. Mutually exclusive with Sentinel's Perception Icon Sentinel's Perception.
5.3.

Row 8-10 Talents

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Beast Master Icon Beast Master - Increases pet damage by 3/6%.
Keen Eyesight Icon Keen Eyesight - Improves critical strike chance by 2/4%.
Master Marksman Icon Master Marksman MaMa Causes your ability crits to bleed for an additional 7/15% of damage dealt over 6 seconds.
Improved Kill Command Icon Improved Kill Command - Improves the damage of Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 5/10%.
Serrated Shots Icon Serrated Shots - Increases the damage of Serpent Sting Icon Serpent Sting and Bleeds like Master Marksman Icon Master Marksman by 10/20%. This effect is doubled on targets below 30% health.
Arctic Bola Icon Arctic Bola - Gives Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot a chance to throw a Bola at your target which snares it by 20% for 3 seconds, and deals low/moderate Frost damage. Damage increases by point.
Killer Instinct Icon Killer Instinct KI Increases Kill Command Icon Kill Command damage by 50% on targets below 35% health. Mutually exclusive with Alpha Predator Icon Alpha Predator.
Alpha Predator Icon Alpha Predator AP Gives Kill Command Icon Kill Command an extra charge, and increases its damage by 15%. Mutually exclusive with Killer Instinct Icon Killer Instinct.
Poison Injection Icon Poison Injection - Causes Serpent Sting Icon Serpent Sting ticks to apply the Latent Poison Icon Latent Poison debuff to the target, stacking up to 10 times. Using Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot consumes the stacks, dealing low Nature damage per stack consumed. Mutually exclusive with Hydra's Bite Icon Hydra's Bite
Hydra's Bite Icon Hydra's Bite HB Increases Serpent Sting Icon Serpent Sting damage by 20%, and causes it to fire on up to 2 additional targets.
6.

Beast Mastery Hunter Talent Guide for Dragonflight

6.1.

Row 1-4 Talents

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot CS deals moderate Physical damage for 35 Focus, and reduces the remaining cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 1 second.
Pack Tactics Icon Pack Tactics - Doubles your passive Focus generation rate.
Multi-Shot Icon Multi-Shot MS deals low Physical damage to your target, and all enemies within 8 yards. Reduced damage beyond 5 targets. 40 Focus.
Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot BS deals heavy Physical damage over 8 seconds, and applies the Frenzy buff to your pet which increases its attack speed by 30%, stacking up to 3 times.
Aspect of the Beast Icon Aspect of the Beast AoTB Increases the damage and healing of your pet's abilities (not Kill Command Icon Kill Command or its Basic Attack) by 30%, and increases the effectiveness of your Ferocity/Tenacity/Cunning Pet Spec bonuses by 50%.
Kindred Spirits Icon Kindred Spirits - Increases you and your pet's maximum Focus by 10.
Training Expert Icon Training Expert - Increases your pet's damage done by 5/10%.
Animal Companion Icon Animal Companion AC Lets you have two pets. The second pet will be the first Stables Slot pet, and obeys Kill Command Icon Kill Command, but will not use your pet's Basic Attack. This talent reduces the damage of your main pet by 35% to compensate.
Beast Cleave Icon Beast Cleave BC Makes Multi-Shot Icon Multi-Shot cause your pet's melee attacks to cleave enemies within 10 yards for 35/75% of their original damage, for 3/6 seconds. Reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
Killer Command Icon Killer Command - Increases the damage of Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 10/20%.
Sharp Barbs Icon Sharp Barbs - Increases the damage of Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot by 20/40%.
6.2.

Row 5-7 Talents

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Cobra Sting Icon Cobra Sting - Gives Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot a 25/50% chance to make your next Kill Command Icon Kill Command cost no Focus.
Thrill of the Hunt Icon Thrill of the Hunt - Causes Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot to also increase your critical strike chance by 3% for 8 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. This buff has the exact same duration as Frenzy Icon Frenzy, and is refreshed in the same way.
Kill Cleave Icon Kill Cleave - Causes Beast Cleave Icon Beast Cleave to also affect Kill Command Icon Kill Command, for 50% of its original damage.
A Murder of Crows Icon A Murder of Crows AMoC deals heavy Physical damage to the target over 15 seconds. If the target dies while affected, the 1-minute cooldown is reset. Costs 30 Focus. Mutually exclusive with Bloodshed Icon Bloodshed.
Bloodshed Icon Bloodshed BS deals moderate Physical damage to the target over 18 seconds, and increases all damage taken by that target from your pet by 15%. 1-minute cooldown. Mutually exclusive with A Murder of Crows Icon A Murder of Crows.
Cobra Senses Icon Cobra Senses - Causes Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot to reduce the cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 1 additional second.
Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast DB summons a beast that deals moderate Physical damage to your target, and increases your Haste by 5% for 8 seconds. 20-second cooldown.
Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath BW increases the damage done by all your abilities and your pet by 25% for 15 seconds, and makes your pet immune to all CC. 1.5-minute cooldown.
War Orders Icon War Orders WO Increases the damage of Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot by 5/10%, and gives it a 50/100% chance to reset the cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command.
Hunter's Prey Icon Hunter's Prey - Gives Kill Command Icon Kill Command a 10% chance to reset the cooldown of Kill Shot Icon Kill Shot, and cause your next Kill Shot Icon Kill Shot to be usable on any target, regardless of health.
Stomp Icon Stomp - Causes Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot to make your pet stomp for moderate Physical damage to all enemies near it.
Barbed Wrath Icon Barbed Wrath - Causes Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot to reduce the remaining cooldown of Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath by 12 seconds.
Wild Call Icon Wild Call - Gives your auto-shot crits a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot.
Savagery Icon Savagery - Increases Kill Command Icon Kill Command damage by 10%, and extends Frenzy Icon Frenzy and Thrill of the Hunt Icon Thrill of the Hunt by 2 sec.
6.3.

Row 8-10 Talents

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Dire Command Icon Dire Command - Gives Kill Command Icon Kill Command a 10/20/30% chance to summon a Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast without having to use the Dire Beast Talent.
Scent of Blood Icon Scent of Blood Scent Causes Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath to give you 1/2 charges of Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot.
One with the Pack Icon One with the Pack OWTP Improves the proc chanc of Wild Call Icon Wild Call by 5/10%.
Master Handler Icon Master Handler MH Causes every tick of Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot to reduce the cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 0.5 sec.
Snake Bite Icon Snake Bite - Increases Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot damage by 75% during Aspect of the Wild Icon Aspect of the Wild. Mutually exclusive with Master Handler Icon Master Handler.
Dire Frenzy Icon Dire Frenzy DF Increases the damage of Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast by 30%, and its duration by 1 second.
Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow WA deals high Shadow damage to the target, and an additional moderate Shadow damage to all nearby targets over 8 seconds. Enemies struck are also silenced for 3 seconds.
Brutal Companion Icon Brutal Companion - Causes your pet to use its Basic Attack at 50% increased potency whenever your Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot stacks Frenzy Icon Frenzy to 3.
Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild CoTW summons 2 of your active pet slots to auto-attack your target for 20 seconds. Every 4 seconds, a random pet from your stable appears to attack your target for 6 seconds. Every time a pet is summoned, the cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command and Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot is reduced by 50%. 2-minute cooldown.
Dire Pack Icon Dire Pack DP Causes every 5 Dire Beast Icon Dire Beasts summoned to reset the cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command and reduce its Focus cost and cooldown by 50% for 8 seconds.
Killer Cobra Icon Killer Cobra - Makes Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath cause Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot to reset the cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command.
Piercing Fangs Icon Piercing Fangs Rylak/PF Causes Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath to give your pet 35% increased critical strike damage.
Wild Instincts Icon Wild Instincts WI During Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild, Kill Command Icon Kill Command stacks a debuff on target increasing damage taken from Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 3%, stacking up to 10 times.
Bloody Frenzy Icon Bloody Frenzy BF Gives permanent Beast Cleave Icon Beast Cleave to all pets during Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild, and each new pet summoned by Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild will also Stomp Icon Stomp your target.
7.

Changelog

  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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