Welcome to the Havoc Demon Hunter Guide for 8.3, by Miniaug. I have raided in top guilds such as Midwinter, ScrubBusters, and Limit since Hellfire Citadel. In Legion I mainly played Death Knight and since then have been multi-classing, but I will be playing Demon Hunter for Ny'alotha.
In Battle for Azeroth, Demon Hunters were given Chaos Brand which makes a Demon Hunter mandatory for any serious raiding guild. Beyond that, Havoc is a jack of all trades, master of none spec that does well in raid, pvp and mythic+ environments as it has virtually no weaknesses.
Going in to Ny'alotha, Demon Hunter is in a very good spot and you will always have at least 1 in your raid, but in this tier you are quite likely to see multiple.
What has changed
- Corruption has been added and Titanforging was removed. Corruption introduces all new positive and negative effects that you now need to watch out for while gearing.
- Breath of the Dying, Spark of Inspiration, and The Formless Void are new essences that have been added to 8.3 and will likely shake up the essence meta that we currently have.
- Purification Protocol, The Unbound Force, Vision of Perfection, and Worldvein Resonance have all been buffed.
- A third minor essence slot that has been added which opens new possibilities and combinations with the essences added in 8.3.