Havoc Demon Hunter Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 19th Jan, 2024
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Tier Set

  • 2 piece: Each slash of Blade Dance has a 50% chance to Throw Glaive an enemy for 35% damage.
  • 4 piece: Throw Glaive reduces the remaining cooldown of The Hunt by 0.4 seconds, and The Hunt’s damage over time effect lasts 4 seconds longer.

Why it’s important to Sim yourself:

There are a lot of variables when it comes to gear in World of Warcraft and it makes it almost impossible to tell you exactly what the best combination of gear pieces is, which is why I will always recommend running a simulation of your own character. This can easily be done with https://www.raidbots.com/simbot. If you wanna maximize your characters potential it is essential that you learn to Sim yourself to take all your variables into account.


If you quickly want to figure out where you could acquire upgrades with your current gear make sure to make good use of Droptimizer: raidbots.com/simbot/droptimizer.

This feature will allow you to check which dungeons or raids will provide the best possible upgrade for you.


Cataclysmic Signet Brand: The strongest Single Target choice for Havoc doing a high amount of damage that stacks dealing more as the fight goes on. When stacks has reached 15 it will start pulsing AoE damage to nearby  enemies. The stacks will decay once you leave combat but chain pulling can keep the stacks ongoing forever if so desired in Mythic +.

Witherbark’s Branch: Your second best in slot Single Target trinket providing a massive amount of Mastery in your Metamorphosis window, this trinket will spawn 3 orbs granting a stack of mastery per orb picked up, this buff gets extended to 10 seconds per orb picked up meaning you want to delay picking all orbs up for maximum value. Best value is having your cooldowns roll during 2-3 stacks.

Ashes of the Embersoul: Another strong 2 minute on-use trinket with high value in AoE situations providing a massive amount of Agility in your burst window which decays every 2 seconds. The Single target value however decreases a lot in comparison to other choices.

Pip’s Emerald Friendship Badge: Stat stick with a proc granting even more secondary stat. A decent choice for single target, cleave and m+.

Augury of the Primal Flame: Good passive trinket doing a significant amount of single target damage which deals bonus damage off of your critical strikes making it great for Havoc. The trinket however loses some value in AoE situations.

Embellishments and Crafted gear:

Single Target / Raid:

  1. Toxic Thorn Footwraps
  2. Life-Bound Bindings with the Toxified Armor Patch

Mythic+ / AoE

  1. Life-Bound Bindings / Life-Bound Belt with Blue Silken Lining
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight with Blue Silken Lining

Gear upgrade suggestions (Flightstone/Crest usage)

  • Double Time
  • Double Time or Thorncaller Claw (Off hand)
  • Witherbark’s Branch
  • Cataclysmic Signet Brand