Newsflash: Beast Mastery comes out on top in 25 man Obsidian Sanctum run!

25 Man Obsidian Sanctum Damage MetersI took my Devilsaur and manual rotation into a 25 man Obsidian Sanctum run last night. There was no Hunter loot to roll on and I didn’t win the Dragon Hide Bag or Large Satchel of Spoils, but what I did do was top the damage meters, which included besting a comparably geared Survival Hunter. I know that versus a well geared and skillful Surv Hunter I’d be choking on their dust, but it’s comforting to know I can still compete amongst the mere mortals.

The night before I did a 9 man guild run on Sartharion and got my T7 gloves. Stats-wise, for a BM Hunter they are a slight downgrade from what I had been using, Handgrips of the Savage Emissary, but the 2 pc. item bonus is the kicker. The additional 5% pet damage more than makes up for some of the AP and crit rating that I lose.

This was only my second 25 man run in WotLK, and both times I have come out on top for overall damage, and this time I even topped DPS as well. I’m curious to know how other BM Hunters are doing compared to other high damage classes including Survival Hunters. I feel like we’re still pretty competitive when it comes to raid DPS. Surv Hunters, Blood Death Knights, Rets and Elemental Shaman have been the classes/specs I’ve noticed to be consistently high on the meters. In my guild, I usually trade off with a Blood DK and sometimes Fury Warrior for top damage.

Although I’m really hoping we see some buffs in 3.1, I am enjoying having to really work to compete for a top spot in the damage department. We had it easy-mode in TBC, it’s serious business now. 😉

4 thoughts on “Newsflash: Beast Mastery comes out on top in 25 man Obsidian Sanctum run!”

  1. I don’t know anything about hunter’s so I couldn’t tell you anything. I will recomend this blog though. Lots of good sruff

  2. Survival is hands-down the top DPS spec at the moment. I get killed by well geared Survival Hunters who know what they’re doing. I think with equal skill and gear, Survival > Beast Mastery > Marksman for DPS. This will probably change some in 3.1 whenever that hits.

    2k in a heroic isn’t too bad, but in a Raid it would be a bit lacking. If he’s hit-capped and only reaching 2k in 10 or 25 mans, then I think he’d probably need to practice his shot rotation for starters.

  3. They had a BM hunter in our guild runs, and ive never seen DPS like that on BM. He’s Marksman now, he thinks it’s the best DPS. I see him do 2k . I hope Gear is his only Issue to reaching 3k like that.


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