Vengeance Demon Hunter talents guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 8th Aug, 2022
Kian Vengeance Demon Hunter Author
Kian

Recommended Talents

Vengeance Demon Hunter Abyssal Strike Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Agonizing Flames Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Felblade Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Feast of Souls Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Fallout Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Burning Alive Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Infernal Armor Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Charred Flesh Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Spirit Bomb Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Soul Rending Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Feed the Demon Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Fracture Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Concentrated Sigils Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Quickened Sigils Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Sigil of Chains Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Void Reaver Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Demonic Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Soul Barrier Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Last Resort Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Ruinous Bulwark Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Bulk Extraction Talent

Recommended Raiding Build:

Vengeance Demon Hunter Abyssal Strike Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Agonizing Flames Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Felblade Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Feast of Souls Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Fallout Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Burning Alive Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Infernal Armor Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Charred Flesh Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Spirit Bomb Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Soul Rending Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Feed the Demon Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Fracture Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Concentrated Sigils Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Quickened Sigils Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Sigil of Chains Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Void Reaver Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Demonic Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Soul Barrier Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Last Resort Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Ruinous Bulwark Talent
Vengeance Demon Hunter Bulk Extraction Talent

Recommended Mythic+ Build:

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

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Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Vengeance Demon Hunter Abyssal Strike TalentAbyssal StrikePassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Agonizing Flames TalentAgonizing FlamesPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Felblade TalentFelbladeInstant

On the first row, the choice is really between Agonizing Flames and Abyssal Strike.

With the conduit Growing Inferno, Agonizing Flames pulls ahead of Abyssal Strike on pure damage output. However, Agonizing Flames will never provide better mobility options than Abyssal Strike.

Tier 2 (25)

Vengeance Demon Hunter Feast of Souls TalentFeast of SoulsPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Fallout TalentFalloutPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Burning Alive TalentBurning AlivePassive

On this row the choice is between Fallout and Burning Alive as Feast of Souls doesn't provide enough healing to be worth considering.

Fallout should be the default choice and you pick Burning Alive when there is use for it.

Tier 3 (30)

Vengeance Demon Hunter Infernal Armor TalentInfernal ArmorPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Charred Flesh TalentCharred FleshPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Spirit Bomb TalentSpirit BombInstant

This row has three solid options.

Generally, Spirit Bomb will be the pick as it does the most damage. However, when running “Brand build” (2323321) or “Sigil build” (2213321), Spirit Bomb can be excluded as both legendaries included in those builds (Razelikh’s Defilement & Fiery Soul) rely on using Soul Cleave as the pain-spender, which then devalues Spirit Bomb.

So in short, Spirit Bomb should be the default choice but if you find yourself wanting to make more use out of your legendaries, then perhaps pick one of the others, either Infernal Armor or Charred Flesh.

Tier 4 (35)

Vengeance Demon Hunter Soul Rending TalentSoul RendingPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Feed the Demon TalentFeed the DemonPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Fracture TalentFractureInstant

On the fourth row, there is pretty much only one choice. Fracture should really be baseline as it is so much better than it’s baseline ability Shear.

Soul Rending is essentially a dead talent as it has no real use. You don’t do enough damage where 5% leech can really carry your self-healing and when you do press Meta, you don't need an additional 25% leech as it already makes you pretty much unkillable.

Feed the Demon is a solid talent, the problem Feed the Demon has is that it is on the same talent row as Fracture. If it wouldn’t be on the same talent row as Fracture, it could be considered, but right now it is only really picked in very niché situations.

Tier 5 (40)

Vengeance Demon Hunter Concentrated Sigils TalentConcentrated SigilsPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Quickened Sigils TalentQuickened SigilsPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Sigil of Chains TalentSigil of ChainsInstant

The fifth row really depends on your groups’ needs.

Sigil of Chains should be picked if you need to AoE grips. Generally, Quickened Sigils should be the default choice in this row as the Kyrian covenant ability Elysian Decree counts as a sigil, making it a 48-second cooldown instead of a 60-second cooldown, and all sigils activate 1 second faster.

Tier 6 (45)

Vengeance Demon Hunter Void Reaver TalentVoid ReaverPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Demonic TalentDemonicPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Soul Barrier TalentSoul BarrierInstant

On row 6 there is really only one choice, unfortunately. Both Void Reaver & Soul Barrier feel they are lacking and Demonic lets Fel Devastation fill another gap in the Demon Hunters mitigation windows.

Tier 7 (50)

Vengeance Demon Hunter Last Resort TalentLast ResortPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Ruinous Bulwark TalentRuinous BulwarkPassive
Vengeance Demon Hunter Bulk Extraction TalentBulk ExtractionInstant

The last row has had some changes in Shadowlands, introducing Ruinous Bulwark & Bulk Extraction, but both choices are sub-par to Last Resort.