PVP WotLK Beast Mastery Hunter Guide (Short)
Wrath Hunter Guide
Welcome to our PVP Beast Mastery Hunter guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Hunter class as Beast Mastery.
This is the popular BM PVP Build. you can tweak it a little but this is a solid core build.
Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.
- Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond
- Red: Bright Cardinal Ruby
- Blue: Nightmare Tear (1), Stormy Majestic Zircon (3)
- Yellow: Wicked Ametrine or Pristine Ametrine
You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.
- Head: Arcanum of Triumph
- Shoulder: Inscription of Triumph
- Back: Major Agility
- Chest: Powerful Stats or Exceptional Resilience
- Bracers: Greater Assault
- Gloves: Crusher
- Waist: Eternal Belt Buckle
- Legs: Frosthide Leg Armor
- Boots: Greater Assault
- Weapon: Superior Potency and a Titanium Weapon Chain
- Ranged: Heartseeker Scope
- Hit (8%, 263 rating) 5% should be your first goal.
- Attack Power
- Critical Strike
- Armor Penetration
You need 8% hit cap for raids. you should first shoot for 5% for dungeons and work your way to that 8% number.
Attack power is the main stat because your pet benefits from your attack power as well.
Agility increases both your attack power and critical strike rating, so it’s also a solid stat.
This is your skill priority, since players don’t usually allow you to run through an entire rotation.
Kill Shot -> Aimed Shot -> Arcane Shot -> Serpent Sting -> Steady Shot
Pets are very important to Hunters. One of the hardest choices a hunter has to make is which pet to use. The popular pets for PVP are: Chimaera, Core Hound or Worm. I’ll go over each with a build below.
Chimaera has an ability called Froststorm Breath which makes it the best Exotic PVP pet. The Breath is a ranged attack that slows the target by 50% for 5 seconds. The CD is rather low, so you can keep the enemy slowed most of the time.
You can swap between Cornered & Bullheaded or Grace of the Mantis and Roar of Sacrifice.
Core Hounds have high DPS and an ability called Lava Breath which is great for bursting down enemies. Lava breath also applies a debuff on the target reducing their casting speed by 25%. Core Hounds are a bit squishy which makes them better for Arena than Battlegrounds.
Optionally, you can swap Bloodthirsty and Heart of the Pheonix for Culling the Herd. This will increase your damage output.
Worms are the go-to pets for Battlegrounds. They are really hard to kill and apply an armor debuff to their targets. Worms have great abilities too, Charge, Intervene, Roar of Sacrifice and Last Stand.
You dont need Spell Pen as a hunter. Youre a physical range dps. If you Gem spell pen for arcane shot, you officially are a noob. Yes you spec into it, but its not your primary dps source. Youre three big stats you need, are 1. Hit make 5-6%, 2. Attack Power, your pet’s damage scales off this, the more you have the better. 3. Resilience, you wanna shoot for a min of 1100, which is attainable even with relentless gear. Your rotation is wrong.