Havoc Demon Hunter

Patch 9.0

Written by Termaex Last Updated: 5th Jan, 2021

Some content in this guide is based on beta or early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.

Recommended Talents

Recommended Raiding Build

Single Target:


Recommended Mythic+ Build

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Blind FuryPassive
Demonic AppetitePassive

Blind Fury: more fury regeneration and increased Eye Beam duration.

Demonic Appetite: has a chance of spawning a soul fragment after using Chaos Strike that heals you and rewards 30 fury when picked up.

Felblade: charge attack that generates fury.

Use Felblade for raids and Blind Fury for Mythic+.

Tier 2 (25)

Insatiable HungerPassive
Burning HatredPassive
Demon BladesPassive

Insatiable Hunger: Demons Bite deals 20% more damage and generates 5-10 additional fury.

Burning Hatred: Immolation Aura generates 60 additional fury over 12 seconds.

Demon Blades: replaces Demons Bite. 60% chance per auto-attack to deal additional damage and generate fury.

Use Demon Blades for raids and use Insatiable Hunger for AoE encounters and Mythic+.

Tier 3 (30)

Trail of RuinPassive
Unbound ChaosPassive
Glaive TempestInstant

Trail of Ruin: applies a dot after each final slash of Blade Dance.

Unbound Chaos: the next Fel Rush after using Immolation Aura does 300% more damage.

Glaive Tempest: throw two demonic glaives to damage 5 nearby enemies for 3 seconds.

Use Glaive Tempest for Mythic+ or AoE encounters and use Trail of Ruin for single target and any other situation.

Tier 4 (35)

Soul RendingPassive
Desperate InstinctsPassive

Soul Rending: leech increased by 5% and 25% additional leech in Metamorphosis.

Desperate Instincts: Blur reduces damage by an additional 10% and automatically triggers if you are below 35% health and Blur is not on cooldown.

Netherwalk: 5-second damage immunity, but you are unable to attack.

Use Soul Rending if you need more sustained healing, and Netherwalk if you need to utilize an immunity.

Tier 5 (40)

Cycle of HatredPassive
First BloodPassive
Essence BreakInstant

Cycle of Hatred: reduces the cooldown of Eye Beam by 3 seconds when Chaos Strike refunds fury.

First Blood: reduces the fury cost of Blade Dance by 20-seconds and increases the damage against the first target.

Essence Break: a slash in a cone that increases your Chaos Strike and Blade Dance damage to affected targets by 40% for 8 seconds.

For Raiding use First Blood, for Mythic+ use Cycle of Hatred and If you play with Trail of Ruin in any situation, you need to pick First Blood.

Tier 6 (45)

Unleashed PowerPassive
Master of the GlaivePassive
Fel EruptionInstant

Unleashed Power: removes the fury cost of Chaos Nova and reduces the cooldown by 33%.

Master of the Glaive: Throw Glaive has 2 charges and slows enemies hit by 50%.

Fel Eruption: stuns the target for 4 seconds.

All three talents work for raids and mythic+, pick based on what your group needs the most.

Tier 7 (50)

Fel BarrageChanneled

Demonic: enter Metamorphosis for 6 seconds after Eye Beam finishes dealing damage.

Momentum: using Fel Rush increases damage done by 15% for 6 seconds. Vengeful Retreat’s cooldown is reduced and generates 80 fury for 10 seconds after damaging an enemy.

Fel Barrage: deal Chaos Damage for 3 seconds to 8 enemies within 8 yards.

Use Momentum in raids if you don't lose damage by using Fel Rush. Otherwise, play Demonic and use Demonic for Mythic+.