Beast Mastery Hunter

Patch 9.0

Written by Huntoper Last Updated: 20th Nov, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on beta or early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.

Playstyle & Rotation

General Rotation:

Cast Barbed Shot when the Frenzy buff on your pet is about to expire or when you're close to 2 charges of Barbed Shot. Refresh it as late as possible without dropping it. This is a higher priority than not wasting Bestial Wrath cooldown reduction. If Frenzy is not up and Bestial Wrath is active cast Barbed Shot regardless.

Tar Trap then Flare (if using Soulforge Embers legendary) on cooldown.

Kill Shot on cooldown.

Always use your covenant ability with Bestial Wrath

Bestial Wrath on cooldown.

Aspect of the Wild on cooldown.

Use all of your Barbed Shots before using Bestial Wrath if you are using Scent of Blood

Kill Command on cooldown.

Cobra Shot when you have a lot of Focus spare and when Kill Command is not coming off cooldown within 2.5 seconds.

Multi Target:

Tar Trap then Flare if you are using Soulforge Embers Legendary on cooldown. 

On 2+ targets keep up Beast Cleave.

Do not waste Kill Command casts, use it on cooldown. Sit out on Cobra Shots to do Kill Command and Multi-Shots.

On 3+ targets keep up Beast Cleave at all times.

Don't spam Multi-Shot, keep in mind Beast Cleave is a 4 second buff.

Opener with Scent of Blood:

Opener without Scent of Blood:

Playstyle

Frenzy TRACKING, COOLDOWN MANAGEMENT AND TRICKS:

  • Sometimes keeping track of your Frenzy stacks is not always that easy, that's why I would recommend using weakauras to help you out. The best option is to go to https://wago.io/search/Frenzy and find a fitting weakaura for your UI.
  • Keeping up Frenzy is the number 1 priority, so always keep that in mind.
  • Refreshing Frenzy as late as possible is almost always preferable, but don't risk dropping your stack.
  • If Frenzy is not up, but Bestial Wrath is active then cast Barbed Shot regardless of if you can continue the Frenzy stack or not.
  • Try to use Bestial Wrath and Aspect of the Wild together
  • If your pet is stuck instead of resummoning it just spam Follow ability
  • Jumping on druids travel form or two-seater mount allows you to summon different pet without dismissing the current one.
  • You can summon your pet on your mount.
  • In most fights you want to have spirit beast with Spirit Mend ability and Tenacity as Pet Family. I highly recommend the WoW Petopia site to find your new pet.