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Vengeance Demon Hunter

Patch 8.3

Approved by Justwait Last Updated: 9th Jan, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on PTR/early data

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

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:

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

Corruption Overview

A lot is still unclear about corruption items. This section will be updated when the patch is released.