Beast Mastery Hunter PvP Talents and Builds (BfA / Patch 8.3)

Last updated on Sep 08, 2020 at 11:47 by Mysticall 11 comments

Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Beast Mastery Hunter and gives you the best combinations you can take.

This page is part of our Beast Mastery Hunter PvP Guide.


Talent Choices for Beast Mastery Hunters

Level Choices
15 Killer Instinct Killer Instinct Animal Companion Animal Companion Dire Beast Dire Beast
30 Scent of Blood Scent of Blood One with the Pack One with the Pack Chimaera Shot Chimaera Shot
45 Trailblazer Trailblazer Natural Mending Natural Mending Camouflage Camouflage
60 Venomous Bite Venomous Bite Thrill of the Hunt Thrill of the Hunt A Murder of Crows A Murder of Crows
75 Born To Be Wild Born To Be Wild Posthaste Posthaste Binding Shot Binding Shot
90 Stomp Stomp Barrage Barrage Stampede Stampede
100 Aspect of the Beast Aspect of the Beast Killer Cobra Killer Cobra Spitting Cobra Spitting Cobra

While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.


Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents

Killer Instinct Icon Killer Instinct is the best choice in this tier. This talent helps your team secure kills on low-health enemies much easier.


Tier 2 (Level 30) Talents

Chimaera Shot Icon Chimaera Shot is the best choice in this tier. This is just a strong damaging ability that is great for your sustained and burst damage.


Tier 3 (Level 45) Talents

Natural Mending Icon Natural Mending is the best choice in this tier. Just by dealing damage you reduce the cooldown of one of your crucial survivability spells, Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration.


Tier 4 (Level 60) Talents

A Murder of Crows Icon A Murder of Crows is the best choice in this tier. This is a significant increase to your burst damage.


Tier 5 (Level 75) Talents

Posthaste Icon Posthaste is the best choice in this tier. This will help you avoid incoming damage from both melee and ranged classes. You can use it to run away and keep dealing damage or use it to get out of line of sight of incoming damage.


Tier 6 (Level 90) Talents

Stomp Icon Stomp is the best choice in this tier. This is a solid increase to your overall sustained damage. It is important to note that this ability does deal area of effect (AoE) damage. This means that if an enemy is in crowd control and you use Stomp Icon Stomp, you can potentially break it with this ability.


Tier 7 (Level 100) Talents

Aspect of the Beast Icon Aspect of the Beast is the best choice in this tier. This is another talent that increases your overall sustained damage.


PvP Talents for Beast Mastery Hunters

The first PvP talent tier will give you a choice between Gladiator's Medallion Icon Gladiator's Medallion, Relentless Icon Relentless, and Adaptation Icon Adaptation. Gladiator's Medallion Icon Gladiator's Medallion is the best choice in this tier. It is great for removing crowd control on you that your healer cannot dispel.

You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful, but can be replaced with other PvP talents, depending on your team's goal.


Mandatory PvP Talents

Roar of Sacrifice Icon Roar of Sacrifice instructs your pet to protect a friendly target from critical strikes, making attacks against that target unable to be critical strikes, but 20% of all damage taken by that target is also taken by the pet. It lasts 12 seconds and this is a powerful defensive cooldown that is helpful for you and your teammates. With a cooldown of only 1 minute, this is an ability that your healer can call-out to use if they are stuck in crowd control.

Wild Protector Icon Wild Protector causes your pet protects allies within 8 yards, reducing damage taken by 10%. If you are playing with a melee DPS that will be close to your pet often, this is a staple PvP talent to take.


Situational PvP Talents

Dire Beast: Basilisk Icon Dire Beast: Basilisk summons a slow-moving basilisk near the target for 30 sec that attacks the target for heavy damage. If your team wants to play very aggressive, this is the talent that will help you. You can replace Spider Sting Icon Spider Sting with this talent.

Survival Tactics Icon Survival Tactics causes Feign Death Icon Feign Death to remove all harmful magical effects, and reduces damage taken by 99% for 1.5 seconds. This is a mandatory talent when playing against classes with multiple DoTs (Affliction Warlock, Shadow Priest, Balance Druid). This reduces the enemies' overall damage and helps your healer with dispelling harmful effects. You can also use this to stop incoming spells that are being cast on you.

Spider Sting Icon Spider Sting stings the target with potent spider venom for 4 seconds, causing their next offensive spell cast to silence the target for 4 seconds. When playing against classes that cast most of their spells (Mages, Warlocks, Elemental Shamans), this talent can be helpful. You can use it to interrupt their burst damage or crowd control.


Pet Talents

Pets do not have talent trees, and instead have their own types of specialization (Cunning, Ferocity, or Tenacity).

Each specialization gives your pet a few abilities. Cunning provides the Master's Call Icon Master's Call ability, by far the best pet ability to have. To get the Mortal Wounds Icon Mortal Wounds debuff from your pets, you will need one of the following pets:

  • Devilsaur
  • Ravager
  • Scorpid
  • Wasp


  • 09 Sep. 2020: Updated Pet Talents.
  • 20 Feb. 2020: Updated PvP Talents.
    • Added Pet Talents section.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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