Hey, I’m Huntoper, I’ve been playing BM Hunter since BfA pre-patch. This is my very first guide and I hope it will help you out in some way.
Beast Mastery Hunter is a ranged spec that has very high mobility that can do all their damage while moving. Thanks to pets, this is one of the best classes for soloing content. This class also grants a bunch of utilities such as Binding Shot, Tar Trap, Freezing Trap, Intimidation, Misdirection and Primal Rage, as well as an immunity Aspect of the Turtle. For Aoe Damage, BM Hunter has Beast Cleave for sustained damage.
The weakness of this spec is that depending on your pet to deal the majority of your damage means if your pet is stuck, you don't do damage. Also, pet travel to the next target might take some time in fights where you must switch targets.
What has changed
Patch 9.2.5 Changes
All damage abilities and pet damage increased by 4%.
Beast Cleave now causes your pet to strike other targets for 100% of your pet’s damage (was 90%).
Patch 9.2 Changes
There are no class changes in this patch; however, we are getting new tier sets that will slightly change our gameplay. In addition to the sets, we are also getting a 2nd legendary, which will be a covenant-specific one (Memory of Unity). We can use the legendary with any other.
Tier set effects:
- 2-set (Killing Frenzy): Your Kill Command critical strike chance is increased by 15% for each stack of Frenzy your pet has
- 4-set (Killing Frenzy): Kill Command critical hits empower your next Cobra Shot or Multi-Shot, increasing the damage and cooldown reduction of Cobra Shot by 40% or causing Multi-Shot to grant an additional 6.0 sec of Beast Cleave