Beast Mastery Hunter PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Azortharion 33 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Beast Mastery Hunter 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.

1.

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.

2.

Beast Mastery Hunter Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Great control
  • +Decent mobility
  • +Strong consistent damage
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Hard to get crowd control without the help of teammates
  • -Weak to teams with multiple stuns
  • -Very few defensive cooldowns
3.

Patch 10.2 Changes to Beast Mastery Hunter

3.1.

General Hunter Changes

  • Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark is now a raid debuff — It increases the damage taken by a single target by 5%, while it is above 80% health.
3.2.

Beast Mastery Hunter Changes

  • Aspect of the Wild Icon Aspect of the Wild and Snake Bite Icon Snake Bite have been removed.
  • Thrill of the Hunt Icon Thrill of the Hunt and Dire Command Icon Dire Command are now 2-point talent. Thrill of the Hunt now offers 2% crit over 4 stacks, while Dire Command 2-point value is the same as the old 3-pointer.
  • Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild is now a 2-minute cooldown, and each new pet summoned from it reduces the cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command
  • New Talent: Savagery Icon Savagery — Increases Kill Command Icon Kill Command damage by 10%, and extends the duration of Frenzy Icon Frenzy/Thrill of the Hunt Icon Thrill of the Hunt by 2 sec.
  • New Talent: Master Handler Icon Master Handler — Every tick of Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot reduces the cooldown of Kill Command Icon Kill Command by 0.5 sec.
4.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (macros): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (comps): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (gear): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (talents): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (gear): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (talents): Reviewed and updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 11 Jul. 2023 (talents): Updated the Talent Build.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 09 May 2023 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 14 Mar. 2023 (gear): Updated the stat priority and BiS list.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 28 Jan. 2023 (talents): Updated the recommended talent build.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 29 Jul. 2022 (comps): Reviewed and updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 29 Jul. 2022 (gear): Reviewed and updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 29 Jul. 2022 (this page): Page reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 29 Jul. 2022 (this page): Page reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 21 Apr. 2022 (gear): Updated the BiS list.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (races): Page reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (macros): Page reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (playstyle): Restructured and updated the burst and general rotation.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (comps): Page updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (gear): Updated the recommended Gear and Trinkets.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (talents): Updated the recommended talents and PvP talents. Updated the recommended pets.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (playstyle): Updated Burst Damage rotation.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (talents): Updated Tier 4 Regular Talent.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 16 Aug. 2021 (playstyle): Updated all damage rotations.
  • 25 Jul. 2021 (playstyle): Updated damage rotations.
  • 09 Jul. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
  • 06 Jul. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 06 Jul. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 06 Jul. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 06 Jul. 2021 (comps): Updated Best 2v2 Team Compositions.
  • 06 Jul. 2021 (gear): Updated gear recommendations and added Shards of Domination section.
  • 06 Jul. 2021 (talents): Updated Tier 3 regular talents and updated PvP talents.
  • 06 Jul. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 06 Jul. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 07 Jun. 2021 (talents): Updated Best Pets.
  • 14 May 2021 (gear): Updated Gear Recommendations.
  • 02 May 2021 (gear): Updated Stat Priority.
  • 25 Apr. 2021 (playstyle): Updated Burst and Sustained damage rotations.
  • 23 Mar. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Mar. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Mar. 2021 (playstyle): Updated all damage rotations.
  • 23 Mar. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Mar. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Mar. 2021 (talents): Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tiers 1 and 2 Regular Talents.
  • 23 Mar. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Mar. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 10 Dec. 2020 (this page): Added Covenant page.
  • 10 Dec. 2020 (this page): Added Covenant page.
  • 06 Dec. 2020 (gear): Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (playstyle): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (gear): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (this page): Removed Azerite mentions and updated gear section.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (this page): Removed Azerite mentions and updated gear section.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (races): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (macros): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (comps): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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