Beast Mastery Hunter Guide - WOW Wotlk

04.03.2023 - 11:58:31
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Beast Mastery Hunter Guide - WOW Wotlk

Hunters are master marksmen and, with the help of a ferocious pet, they can deal damage from range. With special tracking abilities, traps, and a wide range of utility spells, Hunters are an excellent class for anyone looking for a strong solo class and unique playstyle.

With powerful burst damage, top-tier AoE, various utility spells, and the ability to easily gear up, Hunters provide a strong class option. But like any other class, they have some drawbacks.


  • One of the easiest classes to gear
  • Incredible solo-play
  • Excellent burst damage
  • Top-tier AoE
  • Raid buff with Ferocious Inspiration
  • Strong utility, with Misdirection and Feig Death


  • Pet-based class, which requires you to micromanage
  • Lackluster single-target damage
  • Lack of self sustain

Best Alliance and Horde Races for Hunters


Alliance Races

The best Alliance Hunter race is Draenei. With the bonus of Heroic Presence, they get the Hit cap early and provide a party-wide aura.

Night Elf



Nature Resistance

Increases your Nature Resistance by 10.


Increases your Dodge Chance by 1%.


2-minute cooldown.

Wisp Spirit

Increases your movement speed by 50% while dead.




Find Treasure

Allows you to sense nearby treasure, making it appear on the minimap.

Frost Resistance

Increases your Frost Resistance by 10.

Gun Specialization

Increases your crit chance by 1% while using a gun.


Removes all bleed, poison, and disease effects, as well as increasing your Armor for 8 seconds, on a 3-minute cooldown.

Note: Hunters almost never use guns throughout Wrath, as bows and crossbows are the best weapons in PvE.






Increases your Jewelcrafting skill by 5.

Shadow Resistance

Increases your Shadow Resistance by 10.

Gift of the Naaru

Scaling heal that will heal your target over the course of 15 seconds.

Heroic Presence

Increases the hit chance for everyone in your party within 30 yards by 1%.

Heroic Presence is an excellent party buff that is incredibly strong early on for every group to have.

Horde Races

The best Horde Hunter race for both PvE and PvP is Orc. Command provides a 5% damage bonus to your pet, and Blood Fury increases your Attack Power for 15 seconds.





Axe Specialization

Increases your Expertise by 5 while wielding an axe.

Blood Fury

2-minute cooldown that increases your Attack Power for 15 seconds.


Increases your pet damage dealt by 5%.


Reduces the duration of stun effects by 15%.





Beast Slaying

5% damage bonus against Beasts.


3-minute cooldown that gives you 20% increased attack and casting speed for 10 seconds.

Bow Specialization

Increases your crit chance by 1% when using a bow.

Throwing Specialization

Increases your crit chance by 1% when using a thrown weapon.


+10% passive health regeneration and allows you to regenerate 10% of your total health regeneration during combat.

Trolls are a strong PvE choice, but ultimately are worse than Orcs. Beast Slaying is powerful while leveling, but is only useful for a handful of bosses in raids and dungeons.






Increases your skill by 15.


Increases your total health by 5%.

Nature Resistance

Increases your Nature Resistance by 10.

War Stomp

2-minute cooldown that stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 2 seconds, with a 0.5-second cast time.

War Stomp is only situationally useful, as it requires you to be close to your target, which only really happens when you are fighting a melee fighting target. Tauren is the weakest choice.


Best Professions for Beast Mastery Hunters

The best profession to have as a Hunter is Engineering. In addition to several incredible utility tinkers, Engineering's primary appeal is the Hyperspeed Accelerators tinker, which gives you an on-use buff of 340 Haste for 12 seconds every minute.

Jewelcrafting is the second best profession for Hunters. With the bonus of Jewelcrafting, you get various materials, stat gems, and powerful trinkets that give bonus stats and effects.


As a Beast Mastery Hunter in the first raid tier of Wrath of the Lich King Classic, you should prioritize Hit, Attack Power, Agility, Critical, Armor Penetration, and Haste stats in that order.

This is the best possible build if the gear is accessible to you:

Helm: Boundless Gaze from Algalon the Observer in Ulduar

Neck: Pendulum of Infinity from General Vezax in Ulduar

Shoulders: Mantle of Fiery Vengeance from Flame Leviathan in Ulduar

Back: Drape of the Faceless General from General Vezax in Ulduar

Chest: Embrace of the Gladiator from Thorim in Ulduar

Wrists: Fluxing Energy Coils from XT-002 Deconstructor in Ulduar

Hands: Gloves of the Steady Hand from XT-002 Deconstructor in Ulduar

Waist: Belt of the Betrayed from Thorim in Ulduar

Legs: Legguards of Cunning Deception from Yogg-Saron in Ulduar

Feet: Greaves of Swift Vengeance from Iron Council in Ulduar

For rings, you can obtain Brann's Signet Ring and Brann's Sealing Ring from a quest item dropped by Algalon the Observer in both 10 and 25-man Ulduar.

For trinkets, you should aim for Mjolnir Runestone from Thorim in Ulduar and Dark Matter from Algalon the Observer in Ulduar.

For a melee weapon, Dreambinder from Algalon the Observer and Freya in Ulduar is the best choice.

For a ranged weapon, you should get the Skyforge Crossbow from Algalon the Observer and Thorim in Ulduar.

If you want to create a Beast Mastery Hunter, head over to and purchase WotLK Classic Gold to level up swiftly.

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