Beast Mastery Hunter PvP Guide (Shadowlands 9.2.5)

Last updated on Jul 29, 2022 at 19:37 by Azortharion 31 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Hunter PvP guide.


Spec Overview / Place in the Current Meta for Beast Mastery Hunters

Beast Mastery Hunters are in a very strong position in the meta right now. They not only have some of the best single-target sustained damage, but they are also one of the hardest classes to connect to for melee. Because their pets are the main damage dealers for Beast Mastery Hunters, even when they are in crowd control, they are still capable of dealing large amounts of damage. They use abilities like Disengage Icon Disengage to kite enemy teams and Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap to lock a healer down.


Strengths of Beast Mastery Hunter

  • Great control
  • Decent mobility
  • Strong consistent damage

Weaknesses of Beast Mastery Hunter

  • Hard to get crowd control without the help of teammates
  • Weak to teams with multiple stuns
  • Very few defensive cooldowns

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.



  • 29 Jul. 2022: Page reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 23 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 10 Dec. 2020: Added Covenant page.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed Azerite mentions and updated gear section.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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