Night Fae >= Venthyr > Kyrian >>> Necrolord
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Kyrian: Rylakstalker's Piercing
Venthyr: Pouch of Razor Fragments
M+ is pretty much the same as Night Fae raid, so Night Fae with Dreamweaver soulbind for every key.
The beast mastery tier set Godstalker's Battlegear is good for single target and a nice addition to aoe.
- 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
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
- The First Sigil
- Stone Legion Heraldry
- Decanter of Endless Howling
- Relic of the Frozen Wastes
- Salvaged Fusion Amplifier
- Dreadfire Vessel
Remember to sim what is best for you.