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Havoc Demon Hunter Gear Recommendations
This section of the Havoc Demon Hunter guide covers everything about gear: stat priorities, gear recommendations from dungeons and raids, and legendary item rankings. This guide is written by
) who raids in
Strawberry Puppy Kisses
. Updated for the latest patch.
Rotation & Abilities
Mythic+ & Raid Tips
Gear and Stat Prioritization
These are mostly
Stat value, your actual stat weight will fluctuate depending on how much you have of each stat, but generally you'll want your stat ratios to look like this:
Crit > Vers >= haste > Mastery
To get accurate results the best way will be to
produce your stat weights using SimulationCraft
following this quick and easy tutorial. More on that below.
Notable stat strengths and weaknesses:
Much of crit's value comes from
's refund mechanic, so any situation where
becomes less important so will crit.
Crit's value is significantly increased when using
, as the extra fury granted by your
no longer decrease the amount of time you can spend generating fury with
Haste doesn't really help your burst AoE since it doesn't increase the damage of your
Fury of the Illidari
, so for that reason you may want to significantly devalue it for dungeons.
Mastery's value is significantly increased when using
but will not realistically become any better.
2 piece - Blade Dance's critical strike chance is increased by 20%.
4 piece - Blade Dance refunds 20 Fury if it hits at least one enemy.
2 piece - Your Fury generation from all abilities is increased by 10%.
4 piece - Increases your Chaos Strike critical strike chance by 8%.
Check out the
Tomb of Sargeras Gear section
below for recommendations on gear pieces.
Best in Slot
Best in Slot item list are mostly pointless with the many variations of item level (warforged & titanforged) or extra sockets available to you in Legion. The best item available to you might not always have ideal stats but will still be an upgrade. For that reason it is important to be able to recognise the actual value of an item. Addons such as
can greatly help with such a task.
Using Pawn Addon
Pawn is addon for quick evaluation of items based on stat weights
provide. You can
produce stat weights using SimulationCraft
and import them into Pawn, and all items (except for trinkets) will quickly and fairly accurately be scored in value for your character. It will also clearly indicate when something is an upgrade and by how much. You can use Pawn to decide whether you should use a new item, what bosses to use your bonus roll coin on, and more.
You should try to simulate stat weights from your character somewhat regularly after getting upgrades to keep Pawn as accurate as possible.
Note: Don't use the default pawn scale, it is very inaccurate.
Recommended Tomb of Sargeras Gear
Note: A number of those items can be replaced by high ilvl mythic+ items.
Locket of Splintered Souls
Engine of Souls
Dripping Arcfin Shoulderpads
Engine of Souls
Cape of Mindless Fury
Hide of the Abyssal Behemoth
Bracers of Rippling Darkness
Etched Bone Waistband
Engine of Souls
Maiden of Vigilance
Yathae's Thumb Ring
Seal of the Second Duumvirate
If you have
Anger of the Half-Giants
you will most likely always it for raiding as it is the current strongest legendary for Havoc.
Other great choices for single target are:
Cinidaria, the Symbiote
Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
Delusions of Grandeur
(when applicable, meaning that the reduction in cooldown of Metamorphosis will allow for more uses during specific timings of an encounter.
AoE / M+
For any sort of sustained AoE or M+ situations
Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish
Raddon's Cascading Eyes
will be 2 extremely strong legendary as well.
Raddon's Cascading Eyes
provides strong synergy with
Note that the combo of
Mo'arg Bionic Stabilizers
Soul of the Slayer
is looking quite strong as well for sustained cleave situations.
As for the other legendary available to Havoc Demon Hunters.
Achor, the Eternal Hunger
not bad by any means but once again, not desirable either if you have any legendary listed above.
Loramus Thalipedes' Sacrifice
got a nice buff in 7.2 but they still fall short, the amount of targets necessary to make the boots a desirable legendary is too large / none existent.
The Sentinel's Eternal Refuge
new 7.2 crafted legendary, very cool effect but not very strong in a raid setting. They will however be really strong to farm the Broken Shore efficiently if you can afford them :).
Similarly to the armor section above, trinkets will greatly vary in strength depending on their ilevel or extra sockets.
For trinkets of different item levels you will likely want to simulate them using
to discern which is better.
Also consider that trinkets with single target-centric procs with only a small advantage over a stat or AoE proc trinket will tend to lose that advantage when additional targets are present.
For quick reference, you'll generally be aiming to get any 2 of these trinkets at as high an item level as possible. This is just a list of particularly good trinkets, other trinkets
an option and item level is very important when picking trinkets.
Specter of Betrayal
Tomb of Sargeras
Eye of Command
Viz'aduum the Watcher
Return to Karazhan
Tomb of Sargeras
Horn of Valor
Halls of Valor
The Emerald Nightmare
Critical Strike World Quest trinkets or
And many more. You can also use this
maintained by Kib as a reference.
Finding Gear on Wowhead
From simple recommendations to advanced filters, Wowhead can help you find the gear you want.
is a great way to search for gear if you are new to Wowhead's filtering system.
Choose what item category, gear slot, and class specialization you're interested in, and it will return results for you. You can further narrow it down by source--including gear from LFR and heroic dungeons.
You can find the Item Finder via Tools > Item Finder or Database > Items > Item Finder.
returns personalized gear suggestions for you and shows which content has the most upgrades.
Simply load up the
with you preferred character and it will list gear recommendations in a 20 ilvl range for you. It will also list how many gear upgrades each boss has so you can plan out bonus rolls. Finally, the character planner will perform an audit and let you know if you have any missing enchants, glyphs, or gems.
If you have a character in our
which is great for tracking vanity collections and viewing your character in our 3D modelviewer, you can click on the "Planner" button in the header to access the tool. If you don't, you can just enter your information in at Tools > Character Planner.
Wowhead utilizes a powerful system of item filters to narrow down the gear you need.
, you can enter in some basic options at the top--the name of the item, its item level, the level the players needs to be. The "Usable by" dropdowns cover factions, class, and role.
The dropdown menu right above "Stat Weights" opens to display a variety of advanced options. These cover the following:
General item info such as Added in Expansion/Patch, BoE/BoP, Unique-Equipped, Class-Specific.
Stats: All primary stats, secondary stats, defensive stats, and weapon stats.
Source: All in-game sources, ranging from raid difficulties to the Black Market Auction House to sold by a vendor.
Miscellaneous: Many of these filters are not relevant to equippable gear such as Crafting Reagents and Toys, but you can filter for items that are currently obtainable.
Once you've selected a filter from the menu, click on Apply filter for search results. You can repeat the process to filter for multiple criteria at once--for example, Agility gear that is found in Mythic Foundry.
Over on the right-hand side of the page, you can select a particular Gear Slot or Quality to narrow results even further.
Finally, you can quickly view a subset of items at once using the Database Menus. Head to Database > Items and mouseover the Weapon and Armor options for quick links to gear arranged by armor type and slot.
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