Stat Priority (5.4.7)

Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Beast Mastery Hunter. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Hunter and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.

Stat Priority

Agility > Expertise (7.5%) = Ranged Hit (7.5%) > Crit > Haste > Mastery

Stat Summaries

Agility Increases all damage dealt and slightly increases critical chance.

Ranged Hit (7.5%) Hit Rating increases your chance to hit, and at 7.5% Ranged Hit (2550 Rating) your special abilities can no longer miss on bosses. Special abilities getting missed is the easiest way to lose DPS, so be sure to be capped at 7.5%. To check your hit percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Ranged tab for “Hit Chance.” Make sure it is at or slightly above 7.5%.

Expertise (7.5%) The Expertise cap of 7.5% (2550 Rating) will eliminate your attacks from being dodged. To check your expertise, open your character panel and then check for “Expertise.” Make sure it is at exactly 7.5% for your weapon(s).

Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage. Also increases pet Focus generation thanks to Go For The Throat.

Haste Decreases cast time for abilities such as Cobra Shot, causes you to shoot faster, and increases Focus regeneration speeds.

Mastery Mastery Master of Beasts increases the damage done by your pets.