I created this FAQ/Guide to answer common questions I hear from other hunters about Beast Mastery. Most of this info is also covered in my Wowhead BM guide, but some may prefer it in this format instead.
At the bottom you’ll also find a guide for how to sim your own personal stat weights (which is always a lot better than using weights you find elsewhere). You can also use Simbot to do that now.
This FAQ will be kept up to date as new patches and hotfixes are released.
Last Updated: March 26, 2017 — Initial Patch 7.2 updates. Includes recommended build path for new artifact traits. Check what’s changed in 7.2 for the overview.
I’ve been playing around with hunter talents lately to see how things are shaping up for each spec. Before I get started, keep in mind that this information is only up to date as of today. Number tuning is still in progress, but this will give you a good idea of how things are shaping up so far.
These are my personal opinions on the “best” talents for each spec. I’m not claiming them to be perfect choices, but I came to these conclusions through my own testing. I also played around quite a bit with Esoth’s Hunter Tools and the Simulation Craft beta. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments. Remember that even if you’re not in beta, you can test most of this (sans the 100 talents) on the 6.0 PTR!