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Wowhead's 7.0.3 Demon Hunter Patch Guide
Wowhead’s Demon Hunter Patch Guide
The Legion Demon Hunter Patch goes live on August 9th for US realms, August 10th for EU realms. This patch unlocks the Broken Shore, Legion Invasions, Demon Hunters, Dark Whispers, a new boosted experience, and part of the pre-launch quest line. In this post, we'll cover all the guides, features, and important database links on Wowhead.
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Are You Prepared? Getting Started
Demon Hunters are a brand-new class in Legion! You can play them on August 9th if you have pre-purchased a
digital copy of Legion
Demon Hunters start off at level 98; unlocking the option to create one requires an existing level 70 character on that server.
Demon Hunters primarily use
, but can also equip daggers, fist weapons, 1H Swords, and Axes. Glaives, axes, and swords can be transmogged onto each other.
Demon Hunters aim for leather agility armor and we've made a guide to
easy level 100 items to equip
. Don't forget gear from
Mark of Honor
and heirloom trinkets like
Infallible Tracking Charm
Demon Hunters can only be Night Elves or Blood Elves. They have additional customization options: horns, blindfolds, tattoos, new skin tones, new hair colors.
Demon Hunters have a unique starting zone. In questing through the starting experience, you will acquire the
mount, the title, two unique transmog appearances per faction (
), choose a specialization, and unlock two talents. Learn about each quest, the rewards, and rares/treasures that reward useful items like
Inquisitor's Menacing Eye
Demon Hunter Starting Zone Guide
Several signature abilities include
which paired with
allow you to reach hidden areas. You even sprout wings when you
. Another fun flavor ability is
which allows you to see all enemies and treasures through barriers.
Demon Hunters will have access to a Garrison, however they will have to unlock and upgrade it from scratch. Not sure what to do? We have a guide to
questing for the Level 1 and 2 Garrison
How to Play a Demon Hunter
Demon Hunters have two specializations and we have a variety of guides and tools:
What Makes Havoc Special
A demonic elf who uses the magic of the Legion against them. A havoc demon hunter is an aggressive melee damage dealer with high mobility. They have adopted traits of demons and use their own power against them.The main thing that makes Demon Hunters truly special is
Havoc Demon Hunters are a use Fury as a resource. Using abilities such as
to build fury and then using other abilities such as
to spend Fury.
Demon Hunters need to be swift in vanquishing the demons they hunt. Using abilities unique to them such as
to quickly close the gap between them and their foes or using
to escape. You can even use your demonic wings to
from various high places.
is one of many of your AoE abilities, along with
and even your artifact weapon ability
Fury of the Illidari
is your main form of defense. You will also learn
that can help not only you but your allies as well.
Twinblades of the Deceiver
is your artifact weapon as a Havoc Demon Hunter. One named Verus the other named Muramas.
Demon Hunters no matter the spec or race will obtain
Overall a Havoc Demon Hunters excel in burst AoE as well as burst priority damage. Resource is easy to maintain as well as the flexibility in their talents for different situations.
More information in the complete Havoc guide:
Rotation and Abilities
Gearing and Artifact
Melee DPS Overview
What Makes Vengeance Special
: A demonic elf who uses the magic of the Legion against them. A vengeance demon hunter is an aggressive, fast-paced tank that rips souls from the enemy to use for their own benefit.
: Pain, generated via attacks and taking damage. Soul Fragments, which are minor healing orbs that spawn far from the demon hunter and are consumed by various abilities.
, which directly reduces physical damage and increases your chance to avoid attacks.
, a big finisher that heals more the more pain you spend on it.
to pick up adds. Fill empty spots in your rotation with
. Both of these will generate Pain for active mitigation.
, which is a ground targeted leap on a short cooldown.
, a strong single target defensive ability on a short cooldown.
, an offensive and defensive ability that increases health and Pain generation.
for magic damage.
. A pair of warglaives that have absorbed souls across the cosmos.
: Agility leather
: Strong and frequently usable cooldowns, well rounded healing and damage reduction abilities. Excellent solo capabilities. Precise and frequent mobility.
More information in the complete Vengeance guide:
Rotation and Abilities
Gearing and Artifact
To help utilize your abilities to their fullest potential, we have created default WeakAuras for each Demon Hunter ability. WeakAuras is a handy addon that flashes a useful alert onto your screen related to important abilities--cooldowns, durations, etc.
Just visit a spell page (
) and click on the "WeakAuras Export" button to open the panel up. Click "Copy" for our default aura, or "Customize" to easily change your alerts!
Below is an example of what you see for
Appearances and Customization
In addition to helping you play your spec, we also want you to look good as an Illidari. While your Demon Hunter may not be able to see, with Wowhead's tools you can still look fashionable!
All of the appearances unique to Demon Hunters can be previewed in
Wowhead's Dressing Room
. This includes customization options like tattoos and blindfolds, as well as modified helms and chests that appear differently on only Demon Hunters.
We have over
1400 user-submitted outfits
suitable for Demon Hunters; find a set that you like!
We've made a list of
popular Demon Hunter transmogs
you can collect in the prepatch, including axes and swords to tide you over until Legion.
Demon Hunters even have unique emotes. Listen to them here:
Demon Invasions Guide
Demons have taken over six low-level zones; Azshara, Dun Morogh, Hillsbrad Foothills, Northern Barrens, Tanaris, Westfall. Completing one invasion rewards
Stand Against the Legion
and all six rewards
Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions
. Players from levels 10 through 100 can take part in invasions.
Invasions will spawn every few hours, increasing in frequency as Legion gets closer. You can see which one is up by looking on your map for the fel green icon.
Invasions take place in multiple stages and can be quite challenging towards the end. Our Invasions guide has videos and screenshots of each invasion; below is the Dun Morogh invasion:
For completing Stage 2 of an invasion you will receive
Small Legion Chest
and for completing Stage 4 you will receive
Large Legion Chest
. These can contain Fel-Touched gear and
weapons with unique appearances
, awarded at various stages, are used to purchase special items from camps in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
Potion of Fel Protection
Ensemble: Fel-Infused Cloth Armor
Ensemble: Felshroud Leather Armor
Ensemble: Fel-Chain Mail Armor
Ensemble: Felforged Plate Armor
ilvl 700 Amulets
ilvl 700 Rings
ilvl 700 Trinkets
Demon Commander's Drape
Glaive of the Fallen
There is the mysterious
Pocket Fel Spreader
toy; the toy box data claims it is from
on Twitter claimed it was difficult to find.
There are also
ilvl 700 weapons with distinctive models
which can drop as part of the invasion. If you are interested in transmog, you definitely want to keep an eye out for these weapons.
More screenshots and information on the rewards in the
Demon Invasion Guide
The Dark Whispers event affects players at random in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
You have an ability called
that turns a targeted player Hostile. Turning an ally will make a stack of Frail Mind go away but also makes you hostile, so you need to use your
Cloak of Darkness
to vanish for a bit so you aren't killed. You can disguise yourself as you go around doing this too with
. You can also confuse a group of players with
When all 9 stacks are removed, you can turn into a Dreadlord for a minute if you use
Give In To Darkness
Three major questlines are part of this week's content update.
The first part of the pre-launch questline will unlock, which covers Magni, Jaina, Karazhan, and New Dalaran. This series will only be available during the pre-expansion event; it will not be accessible after August 30th.
The second major questline/scenario is the Broken Shore. Every class can participate in this except for Demon Hunters. In addition to major lore developments, several quests offer loot:
To Be Prepared
Signet of Stormwind
Mark of Orgrimmar
The Battle for Broken Shore
ilvl 685 weapon
Demons Among Us
ilvl 685 trinket
Details on how to complete these scenarios are in the
Demon Invasion Guide
The third major questline is the
Demon Hunter Starting Experience
. This is the very first thing you will complete as a Demon Hunter at level 98 and more quest details and loot info are in our
New Boosted Experience: Class Trials
Legion Class Trials allow players to try out a class at 100 before they boost it permanently. You will go through a short tutorial highlighting your most important abilities, and then play through the Broken Shore introductory questline.
One spec per class (Druids have two) is included as part of the tutorial experience. Demon Hunters are not part of the Class Trial system, as they are not eligible for boosting.
Abilities are added to your bars one-by-one as you progress through the steps. When an ability is added, a helpful pop-up appears with basic information on when to use the ability. During this tutorial, most abilities in your spellbook are locked, as well as talents.
Below is a video for the Mage Boosted experience; videos for all available specs are found on the
Class Trial Guide
Pre Expansion Lore
Blizzard has published new comics, animated shorts, and audio dramas related to the Legion Demon Hunter patch. Click the toggler to learn more about this media (spoilers in the linked works.)
Why are we fighting at the Broken Shore? The audio drama
The Tomb of Sargeras
explains the confrontation between Khadgar and alternate-reality Gul'dan. You can also read
the full story here
series of animated shorts provides insights into the backstories of Illidan, Gul'dan, and Khadgar.
Blizzard has also released a series of four digital comics; two of them are quite relevant to the events in the Demon Hunter prepatch:
Son of the Wolf
Players who purchase the
Digital Deluxe Edition
of Legion immediately have access to in-game items:
World of Warcraft
Reins of the Illidari Felstalker
Pet: Stalk the invading forces of the Burning Legion from atop their very own hounds of war with the
Reins of the Illidari Felstalker
. After a long day of demon slaying, summon
--a delightfully demented companion--to keep you warm by the fel fire.
Heroes of the Storm Felstalker Mount: Charge down the lanes of the Nexus on the back of the fierce Felstalker mount.
StarCraft II Portrits: Take back Aiur in style with psionic-infused portraits of Illidan and Gul'dan.
Diablo III Wings and Helm: Face the hordes of Sanctuary wearing demonic wings, and complete your fel-infused look with the new Demon Hunter helm transmog.
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