Vengeance Demon Hunter

Patch 8.3

Written by Justwait Last Updated: 22nd Jun, 2020

Azerite Traits

Spec Specific Azerite Traits

All these traits have their uses, the only real tossup is between Infernal Armor and Rigid Carapace. Between these two, Rigid Carapace is the better choice for survival.

Recommended Azerite Traits

Raiding: 1x Hour of Reaping, 3x Revel in Pain, 2x Rigid Carapace

Mythic+: 1x Hour of Reaping, 1x Cycle of Binding, 1x Essence Sever, 3x Revel in Pain

Essences

Essences Overview

Major Essences:

Concentrated Flame: This is the go-to essence when survival is not needed, as it provides the best damage but does not help much in terms of survival..

Vision of Perfection: This essence is used together with the Gluttony talent, and is aimed at a survivability build.

Extra mention:

Azeroth’s Undying Gift: This essence gives the DH an extra defensive cooldown that can be used.

Minor Essences:

Strength of the Warden: This essence provides an AoE Taunt when used as a major, but is not needed in any situations right now. The minor effect provides a small amount of healing but when you gain rank 3 of the essences this will also increase your and your co-tanks with 3% extra max health. Combine this with Corruption effects that scale off Max Health and you will have also see a damage increase from this essence for the tanks in the raid.

Nullification Barrier: This essence provides a nice magical damage reduction through the absorbs, and also provides a decent damage boost when used as rank 3. 

Conflict and Strife: This Essence provides a passive versatility gain.

The Formless Void: Every time an ally within 40 yards uses an active Azerite Essence ability, you gain Mainstat (Agi/Str) and haste (Rank 3), for 20 seconds. This essence also increases your Corruption Resistance by 10, incase that is wanted, but it’s not worth taking for the resistance alone.

Corruption

There are many corruption effects available, but for Vengeance Demon Hunters there are 2 that stand out. These are the corruptions you should focus on.

Twilight Devastation: Twilight Devastation is the best DPS corruption you can get on all your gear slots. And should be used in nearly every situation.

Lash of the Void: Because of Lash of the Void’s scaling with item level, the procs from the non-mythic items will be out-performed by Twilight Devastation. However, if you can get your hands on the 475 weapons they will overall be the best choice to use. Only beaten by lucky procs of Twilight Devastation.