Vengeance Demon Hunter Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 10.0.5 Last Updated: 27th Jan, 2023
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Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

In general you want to prioritize stats in the following order:

  1. Item Level
  2. Haste
  3. Crit & Vers
  4. Mastery

To optimize damage, it is essential to sim yourself, as what gear is best for you can change with every new item you receive.

Stat Outline

Haste, directly and indirectly, works with Vengeance’s toolkit, directly reducing the cooldown of Fracture, Immolation Aura, and Demon Spikes. Indirectly it increases your soul generation, which feeds into the cooldown reduction of Feed the Demon, the uptime of Calcified Spikes, Infernal Armor, and Painbringer, as well as the number of stacks of Frailty you can stack up.

Crit interacts with the Volatile Flameblood talent to increase your overall Fury generation. It will also grant you parry, which, paired with Demon Spikes, can give you a very high parry chance, which is especially strong against many enemies.

Versatility is a straightforward power boost. It is decently strong and somewhat smoothens damage intake and self-sustain.

Mastery increases the Armor Demon Spikes gives based on your Agility. Starting in Dragonflight, it now also gives you half the bonus armor you get outside Demon Spikes. As well as granting attack power, and, if you picked the Pursuit talent, it will also give you speed. It is Vengeance’s weakest stat by a significant margin. Unless you are only prioritizing damage, it’s a stat you want to avoid unless it comes with an item-level upgrade.

Races

Demon Hunters can only be Night Elves or Blood Elves. However, there is no significant difference in their power as both have very similar racials.

Enchants

Weapon Damage:

Frozen Devotion (Both weapons)

Weapon Defense:

Sophic Devotion + Wafting Devotion

Rings:

Writ of Haste

Chest:

Waking stats

Wrist:

Devotion of Leech

Cloak:

Regenerative Leech

Feet:

Watcher’s Loam or Plainsrunner’s breeze

Legs:

Frosted Armor Kit

Gems

Fierce Illimited Diamond (unique-equipped shared among all Primalist Gems)

Quick Ysemerald (Haste gems)

Consumables

Phials:

Damage: Phial of Glacial Fury

ST defensive: Phial of Static Empowerment or Phial of Charged Isolation, whichever is easier to maintain.

AOE defensive: Phial of the Eye in the Storm

Potion:

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power

Food:

If you have a Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak available, you want to eat from it.

Otherwise, Fated Fortune Cookie (Agility), Feisty Fish Sticks (Crit/Haste) and Aromatic Seafood Platter (Haste/Vers) can take its place.

Sharpening Stones:

Damage: Primal Whetstone

Hybrid: Howling Rune