Hunter Beast Master, best spec for battlegrounds, talent tree, guide for patch 5.0.4, glyphs, pet and macros

02.09.2012

There is no doubt that Beast Master is the best spec for hunters at this time, for PVP. The spec doesn’t suffer anymore from pets not reaching the target because of the new ability named “Blink Strike”. Basically the pet can teleport from different ground levels, behind pillars, and inflict a serious amount of damage.
Blink Strike and Kill Command can pull up to 200k dmg in 2-3 seconds (using Readiness) on a level 85 target dummy.

Best Spec, Talent Tree for PVP.

Beast master talent tree

These are the best talents, for battlegrounds.

Narrow Escape is great against melee and much better than the other two options.
Silencing Shot is no longer vital because BM has Intimidate. Still, it is the best choice.
Since the current state of the game is about damage, Aspect of the Iron Hawk is the best choice as it will boost your damage and help regarding survivability.
Thrill of the Hunt vs. Dire Beast? Dire Beast is the best choice because it provides aditional damage and as a Beast Master hunter, you won’t lack focus for Arcane Shot in the current state.
Finally, Blink Strike is the best choice for BM hunters as you need to keep your pet on the target as much as possible. Lynx Rush can divide the damage between more targets which is not a good idea in battlegrounds.

Major Glyphs for PVP.

Beast master pvp glyphs

There are a few options here but not that many.
Glyph of Camouflage is not useless in battlegrounds and is very fun. You can really ambush targets, ninja flags etc. And is a good way to escape, avoid a fight.
Glyph of Marked for Death will boost your dmg as no hunter is manually marking a target.
Glyph of Mirrored Blades, fun against casters that don’t know yet that they should not damage a hunter while he is in deterrence.

Glyph of Disengage combined with the Posthaste talent is another good choice.

Other options can be Disengage and Explosive Trap but Explosive Trap doesn’t help that much outside of hills and to get Disengage we have to decrease our damage gained when using the other two glyphs.

The Best pet in 5.0.4 is still the Spirit Beast due to the healing ability and mastery buff (damage increase).

Spirit beast pet

Chimaera pet

Other good (exotic) pets are Core Hounds for Heroism (Ancient Hysteria) and Chimaeras for slowing targets. (Chimaeras turned into ferocity pets).

Fighting guide, some sort of rotation for PVP.

To fight an enemy, use Intimidation, send the pet with Blink Strike, Kill Command, having Bestial Wrath and the PVP Trinket up. The damage is insane.
Remember that you can use Readiness and repeat all this rotation in order to finish the target.

Macros.

/cast Bestial Wrath
/use Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Badge of Conquest
/cast Rabid

/target [your char name]
/cast Spirit Mend
/cleartarget
/targetlastenemy

/startattack
/cast Arcane Shot
/cast Blink Strike
/cast Blink Strike
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear();

/cower
/cast [@pet,dead] Heart of the Phoenix

Be sure to macro Cower as pet’s survivabality is important as Beast Master.

BM hunter dummy








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