Beast Mastery Hunter Covenants, Soulbinds, Legendaries & Gear guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 9th Aug, 2022
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Covenants

Covenant ranking

Night Fae >= Venthyr > Kyrian >>> Necrolord

Covenants

For pure single target Venthyr is currently the best but Kyrian and Night Fae are not that far behind and by looking at boss designs being able to make huge burst is more needed than sustainable damage, so I recommend playing Night Fae Venthyr.

Kyrian:

Resonating Arrow on 1-minute cooldown deals damage at the target location for 10 seconds and applying debuff on all targets within the area. The effect causes your attacks to ignore line of sight and increases critical strike chance against them.

Night Fae:

Wild Spirits on 2 minutes cooldown dealing damage at the target location to all enemies and applying Hunter’s Mark for 15 seconds to them. While it’s active each damaging ability including a pet against a target in the area deals some damage up to 5 nearby targets. This is a very good AoE and single target burst cooldown. The only downside of the ability is that all mobs have to stand in the circle.

Venthyr:

Flayed Shot on 30 seconds cooldown fires a bleed on target for 18 seconds. Each time Flayed Shot deals damage it has a 15% chance of causing the next Kill Shot to be free and increases damage by 25%, usable on any target regardless of its health. Currently the best choice for PvP since random kill shot procs gives a lot of additional pressure.

Necrolord:

Death Chakram on 45 seconds cooldown throws chakram at current target dealing damage 7 times, bouncing to other targets if they are nearby. Each time it deals damage, its damage is increased by 15% and generates 3 focus. It also increases all physical damage done by you and your pet to the targets damaged by 10% for 10 seconds. Damage and focus generation is too low to be a viable choice.

Soulbinds and Conduits

Kyrian

Raiding

https://wowhead.com/soulbind-calc/kyrian/forgelite-prime-mikanikos/hunter/AwCW5ZYBBS4nChMFLEoKFS74CiUvJgoiFS4DCjUtQAo

Mythic+

https://www.wowhead.com/soulbind-calc/kyrian/pelagos/hunter/AwCWbpYBFS4nCBMFLEoIFS8mCCU1wAgiFS1ACDUuAwg

Night Fae

Raiding

https://wowhead.com/soulbind-calc/night-fae/dreamweaver/hunter/AwCZZr4BJS4nChMFLKUKFS74CiUvJgoiBS4DCiUtQAo

Mythic+

https://www.wowhead.com/soulbind-calc/night-fae/dreamweaver/hunter/AwCZZr4BJS4nCBMFLyYIFSylCCU1wAgiBS1ACCUuAwg

Venthyr

Raiding

https://wowhead.com/soulbind-calc/venthyr/theotar-the-mad-duke/hunter/AwCWZb4TBSxzChUu-AolLyYKIwUuAwoVLUAKNXYACg

Mythic+

https://www.wowhead.com/soulbind-calc/venthyr/nadjia-the-mistblade/hunter/AwCWpZYCBS4nCCUuZggTBSxzCBUvJgglNcAIIRUtQAg

Necrolord

Raiding

https://wowhead.com/soulbind-calc/necrolord/plague-deviser-marileth/hunter/AwCWZpYTBS74ChUvJgolNcAKIxUuAwolLUAKNXYACg

Mythic+

https://www.wowhead.com/soulbind-calc/necrolord/bonesmith-heirmir/hunter/AwCWapYBBS4nCBIFLyYIJTXACCMVLUAIJS4DCDV2AAg

Endurance

Harmony of the Tortollan - Reduces Aspect of the Turtle cooldown. Combined with Born To Be Wild is a good option if in the fight immunity is useful.

Markman’s Advantage - Hunter’s Mark decreases damage taken from that target. Hunter’s Mark is finally useful with this conduit, it’s the best choice here because flat damage reduction is permanent.

Rejuvenating Wind - Exhilaration heals an additional amount of maximum health over 8 seconds. Worth picking if the fight needs more healing than damage reduction.

Resilience of the Hunter - After Feign Death ends, it grants damage reduction for 8 seconds. Really good conduit for incoming damage.

Condensed Anima Sphere - After taking damage heals. Can only proc every 10 seconds, this has very high value when you are taking constant damage.

Condensed Anima Sphere - After taking damage, heals. Can only proc every 10 seconds, this has very high value when you are taking constant damage.

Finesse

Ambuscade – Reduces the cooldown on Disengage.

Cheetah’s Vigor – Extends the bonus movements speed from Aspect of the Cheetah.

Reversal of Fortune – Interrupting an enemy with Counter Shot grants you focus.

Tactical Retreat - Disengage slows nearby enemy movement for a few seconds.

The Finesse traits are not useful unless you have a very specific need for more movement speed, otherwise it's better to take an Endurance trait.

Legendaries

Rylakstalker’s Piercing Fangs is the best non-covenant legendary for all situations, and there is no other legendary worth mentioning.

Patch 9.2 adds a second legendary called Unity that transforms into a specific covenant legendary from the previous patch, depending on your current covenant.

Raiding

Double legendary: Unity + Rylakstalker's Piercing - for all covenants Rylak is the best.

Night Fae: Fragments of the Elder Antlers / Rylakstalker's Piercing - depends if you can get the full value of Antlers if not go Rylak.

Kyrian: Rylakstalker's Piercing

Venthyr: Pouch of Razor Fragments

M+

M+ is pretty much the same as Night Fae raid, so Night Fae with Dreamweaver soulbind for every key.

Gear

Tier sets

The beast mastery tier set Godstalker's Battlegear is good for single target and a nice addition to aoe.

Killer Cobra gains more value than Aspect of the Beast with 2-set on single target.

This set has a really good combination with Ferocious Appetite since we get high crit on kill commands. Worth adding is that Ferocious Appetite conduits work with the second pet from Animal Companion, which means if both of the beast's crit you will get double cooldown reduction.

Recommended Beast Mastery Trinkets

Remember to sim what is best for you.