Beast Mastery Hunter Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Dec 16, 2020 at 16:27 by Azortharion 51 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Beast Mastery Hunter before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as a Beast Mastery Hunter

This page will guide you on how to get the most out of your Beast Mastery Hunter in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast in general, check out our dedicated page below.

2.

Best Beast Mastery Hunter Setup for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Firstly, we recommend using a Ferocity pet as a Beast Mastery Hunter in Torghast for the Bloodlust and the self-healing abilities it provides.

Level Choices
15 Killer Instinct Killer Instinct Animal Companion ? Animal Companion Dire Beast Dire Beast
25 Scent of Blood Scent of Blood One with the Pack One with the Pack Chimaera Shot Chimaera Shot
30 Trailblazer Trailblazer Natural Mending Natural Mending Camouflage Camouflage
35 Spitting Cobra Spitting Cobra Thrill of the Hunt Thrill of the Hunt A Murder of Crows A Murder of Crows
40 Born To Be Wild Born To Be Wild Posthaste Posthaste Binding Shot Binding Shot
45 Stomp ? Stomp Barrage Barrage Stampede Stampede
50 Aspect of the Beast Aspect of the Beast Killer Cobra Killer Cobra Bloodshed Bloodshed
2.1.

Level 15 Talents for Torghast as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Killer Instinct Killer Instinct Animal Companion ? Animal Companion Dire Beast Dire Beast

Animal Companion Icon Animal Companion is not preferred since it effectively reduces your Ferocity Pet's Leech Healing by 35%. Either of the other two options is better, but we prefer Killer Instinct Icon Killer Instinct for simplicity and ease of play.

2.2.

Level 25 Talents for Torghast as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Scent of Blood Scent of Blood One with the Pack One with the Pack Chimaera Shot Chimaera Shot

Scent of Blood Icon Scent of Blood is the default pick here.

2.3.

Level 30 Talents for Torghast as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Trailblazer Trailblazer Natural Mending Natural Mending Camouflage Camouflage

Generally speaking, we recommend using Natural Mending Icon Natural Mending. It will allow you to use your Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration self-heal much more often, which can save your life if you have made a mistake, or a very powerful spell has hit you.

2.4.

Level 35 Talents for Torghast as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Spitting Cobra Spitting Cobra Thrill of the Hunt Thrill of the Hunt A Murder of Crows A Murder of Crows

Thrill of the Hunt Icon Thrill of the Hunt is the default pick here, although you can experiment with A Murder of Crows Icon A Murder of Crows to burn some targets down quickly.

2.5.

Level 40 Talents for Torghast as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Born To Be Wild Born To Be Wild Posthaste Posthaste Binding Shot Binding Shot

This tier is mostly a question about mobility, survivability, or utility.

Generally, we recommend using Posthaste Icon Posthaste for the helpful movement speed boost, but if you are doing a very high-level Torghast Floor/Layer, then you might find Born To Be Wild Icon Born To Be Wild more valuable, as it is more likely to save your life than Posthaste.

2.6.

Level 45 Talents for Torghast as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Stomp ? Stomp Barrage Barrage Stampede Stampede

For strictly DPS, we prefer Stomp Icon Stomp, but Barrage Icon Barrage will help your burst AoE and your ability to gather mobs to your pet quickly, so you should be using it for most Torghast situations.

2.7.

Level 50 Talents for Torghast as a Beast Mastery Hunter

Aspect of the Beast Aspect of the Beast Killer Cobra Killer Cobra Bloodshed Bloodshed

Aspect of the Beast Icon Aspect of the Beast is the default choice here.

3.

Best Beast Mastery Hunter Anima Powers

Throughout Torghast, you will be met with a ton of different choices when it comes to Anima Powers. Choosing the right one can be difficult, so we have made a Tier List below that should help you make the decision on the fly. This Tier List assumes that the powers are the same level.

Do not follow this list blindly, though, as there is a lot of personal choice and preference involved in choosing your Anima Powers. If you never use Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap in your playstyle, it would be silly to pick an Anima Power that increases its radius, for example.

As usual, "S" is best and "F" is worst.

If you want a complete list of Anima Powers, please refer to the pages linked below.

3.1.

S-Tier Anima Powers for Beast Mastery Hunter

3.2.

A-Tier Anima Powers for Beast Mastery Hunter

3.3.

B-Tier Anima Powers for Beast Mastery Hunter

3.4.

C-Tier Anima Powers for Beast Mastery Hunter

3.5.

D-Tier Anima Powers for Beast Mastery Hunter

3.6.

E-Tier Anima Powers for Beast Mastery Hunter

3.7.

F-Tier Anima Powers for Beast Mastery Hunter

If an Anima Power is not in the Tier List above, it is either because we have been unable to test it or find information about its tuning. It will be populated over time as we learn more about them.

4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Beast Mastery Hunter

Occasionally you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but we recommend choosing them when there is no "C"-tier or higher alternative Anima Power.

5.

Beast Mastery Hunter Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Beast Mastery is one of the strongest Torghast specs and you should have an easier time than many other classes and specs. Below we have compiled some playstyle tips for you to use when you make it up the Layers and things get difficult.

  • Use Misdirection Icon Misdirection on your pet constantly. Macro it in with your Barrage Icon Barrage if you are using this talent to instantly gather a bunch of mobs around your pet.
  • Use Line of Sight to your advantage. There are a lot of caster mobs in Torghast, and the Misdirection-Barrage strategy will not work if your pet is out in the open. If you want to be really efficient, manually place your pet around a corner outside the room before you do your Misdirection into Barrage and watch all the casters gather up for you.
  • Use Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot and Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap aggressively. Your spec is only good at stacked AoE, so use your pet as a stacking point for mobs and use these crowd control abilities to keep them there. Plus, there are Anima Powers that vastly amplify these abilities, so it is good to get into the habit of using them.
  • Remember that Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration heals your pet for 100% of its health! You will use it more to heal your pet than yourself.
  • Keybind and use Mend Pet Icon Mend Pet often. Your pet is going to be squishy as Beast Mastery, so you want to help it wherever you can.
  • Most importantly, take it slow. There is no timer in Torghast, the only thing limiting your advancement is dying, so do not die! Use Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap to get rid of high-health mobs temporarily, just be careful not to break your CC with Barrage Icon Barrage immediately after.
6.

Changelog

  • 16 Dec. 2020: Updated the Tier List location of the Amplifying Mirror Anima Power.
  • 11 Dec. 2020: Updated the Tier List location of Soulsteen Pinion and Lens of Elchaver.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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