- For other uses, see Mastery (disambiguation).
Mastery is a mechanic and stat introduced in patch 4.0.1. Each specialization has its own Mastery, offering benefits appropriate to that spec's role and abilities. Masteries' effects vary, increasing certain types of damage dealt, providing bonus DoT or HoT effects, or even generating free extra melee or spell attacks. Mastery is available at level 78, and has no effect until that level is reached.
Mastery also refers to the secondary stat, found under Melee, Ranged or Spell on the character sheet. Characters have a base mastery of 0, but this can be increased by gear with mastery on it. Numerous enhancements such as enchantments and gems also increase mastery.
Mastery benefits are measured in percentages, whether in terms of a fixed improvement, the size of a bonus effect, or a proc chance. Each Mastery has a base percentage value; the mastery stat increases this by a small amount, depending on spec and level. Even characters with no mastery bonuses will therefore benefit from their Mastery.
In terms of stat weighting, the value of mastery depends on the effect it grants the player.
Below is a list of all Masteries, and the classes and specs to which they belong. Listed under 'Base effect' is the base percentage benefit granted to players regardless of their mastery stat. Listed under 'Ratio' is the amount of mastery rating required to gain an additional 1% effect (for X values only), at level 120. At lower levels, smaller amounts of mastery rating are required to gain the same benefit. Both base effects and ratios are often very specific and are sometimes difficult to determine precisely.
|Class||Specialization||Mastery||Effect||Base effect (%)||Ratio|
|Demon hunter||Havoc||Increases Chaos damage by X% and movement speed by Y%.||12/5|
|Vengeance||Increases the armor bonus granted by by an additional X% of Agility. Also increases attack power by Y%.||20/8|
|Death Knight||Blood||X% of healing is also applied as a shield, and increases Attack Power.||16/8|
|Frost||Increases frost damage by X%.||16|
|Unholy||Increases shadow damage by X%.||18|
|Druid||Balance||Increases , , , and damage, and the effects of Lunar and Solar Empowerments by an additional X%.||12.32||46.75|
|Feral||Increases bleed damage and finishing moves damage by X%.||16|
|Guardian||Increases maximum health and healing received by X%, and increases Attack Power by Y%.||4/8|
|Restoration||Increases healing by X% for each Restoration heal over time effects on the target.||5|
|Hunter||Beast Mastery||Increases pet damage by X%.||15|
|Marksmanship||Range of all ranged abilities is increased by X% and damage of all abilities increased by Y%.||5/11|
|Survival||Damage done by Focus spending abilities increased by X% for both the Hunter and pet. While a pet is active, both Hunter and pet regenerate Y% of max health per 5 seconds.||13/1|
|Mage||Arcane||Increases Mana regeneration and maximum Mana by X%. Arcane Charges increase the damage of by an additional Y%, and by Z%.||9.6/4.8/2.4||60|
|Fire||Certain direct-damage spells apply Ignite, a DoT that deals X% of the damage dealt by these spells over 9 seconds.||6||96|
|Frost||Casting or create Icicles that can be unleashed with , causing damage equal to X% of spell power. Increases damage by Y%.||8/15||72|
|Monk||Brewmaster||Each time you're hit or use , increases your dodge chance by X% until your next successful dodge. Also increases attack power by X%.||8|
|Mistweaver||Healing spells also cause a gust of healing mists, instantly healing the primary target for X% of spell power.||24|
|Windwalker||Abilities deal X% more damage when they are not a repeat of the previous ability.||10|
|Paladin||Holy||Proximity to target causes spells to heal for up to X% more.||12|
|Protection||Reduces damage taken while inside by X% and increases block chance by Y%. Also increases attack power by Y%.||3/8|
|Retribution||Increases Holy damage done by X%.||13|
|Priest||Discipline||Mastery: Grace||Increases the healing and absorbs done on targets affected by Atonement by X%.||10|
|Holy||Direct heals also apply a HoT that heals for X% of the original spells.||10|
|Shadow||Increases the damage of certain direct-damage and periodic damaging spells by X%.||9.6|
|Rogue||Assassination||Mastery: Potent Assassin||Increases poison and bleed damage by X%.||14|
|Outlaw||30% chance on main-hand attacks to cause an extra attack that deals damage with an off-hand weapon equal to X% of attack power.||18|
|Subtlety||Increases finishing move damage by X%.||19.6|
|Shaman||Elemental||Specific spells cast have a X% chance to trigger a second cast on the same target for 85% of normal damage and reduced Maelstrom generation.||15||38.9|
|Enhancement||Increases your chance to trigger and by X%, and increases all Fire, Frost, and Nature damage you deal by Y%.||0.64/16||36|
|Restoration||Increases healing from your spells by up to X%, based on the current health of your target. Lower health targets are healed for more.||24||24|
|Warlock||Affliction||Increases the damage of certain DoT spells and by X%.||20||28.8|
|Demonology||Increases the damage done by demons by X%.||12||49.67|
|Destruction||Spell damage increased by X%, plus an additional random amount up to X%. Damage taken reduced by Y%, plus an additional random amount up to Y%.||8/1.7||35.99|
|Warrior||Arms||damage is increased by X%, dealing Bleed damage over 6 seconds.||80|
|Fury||Increases damage done while under the effects of by X%.||11|
|Protection||Increased chance to block by X% and chance to critically block by Y%, and increases Attack Power by Z%.||4/12/8|
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Masteries are now learned at level 78 instead of 80.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Masteries are no longer found in the Spellbook.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Mastery is no longer found as mastery rating or measured in points. Gear and items that previously granted 'mastery rating' now simply grant 'mastery', and mastery is now converted directly into a percentage bonus without being measured in points. Accordingly, there is no longer a standard rate of conversion for mastery.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.