- Author: Kurathis
- Date: April 24, 2021
- Updated: April 24, 2021
- Expansion: TBC Classic
The Stat Priorities for Beast Mastery Hunters in TBC Classic are, in order of importance:
- Hit Rating
- Attack Power
- Critical Strike Rating
Hit Rating affects our chance to actually hit our target(s). If you are not at 9% Hit Rating, you may notice the word, “Miss,” appearing on screen every once in a while. This is a loss of DPS and needs to be avoided as much as possible.
Agility not only increases our Attack Power, but it also increases our Critical Strike Rating, Dodge chance and overall Armor.
1 Agility = 1 Attack Power (Both Melee and Ranged)
1 Agility = 0.02% Critical Strike Rating
1 Agility = 0.04% Dodge Rating
1 Agility = 2 Armor
Attack Power increases the damage we deal with our weapons.
Critical Strike Rating increases our chance to land critical strikes on our target(s). It’s a definite asset, but ranks lower than Attack Power and Agility as they are both guaranteed increases while Critical Strike Rating only increases the chance of a critical strike landing.
Intellect/MP5 increases the amount of spells we can use in a given fight. While I wouldn’t encourage seeking gear out exclusively because it has MP5, many pieces of equipment that Hunters would already be equipping may already have MP5 on them.
Stamina increases our survivability. It is always a possibility that we may accidently pull aggro away from the tank and have our Feign Death be resisted while the tank’s taunt is on cooldown, causing us to take a few hits.