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Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Easy Mode

Last updated on Nov 26, 2016 at 13:04 by Wordup 276 comments

Table of Contents

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

1. The Basics

Havoc comes with one of the skinnier ability packages, but all abilities within the toolkit are very focused on what they are good at. The talent tree provides additional complexity that can in some cases overwhelm new players to the specialization, often times adding too much at once to wrap your head around. In this section I will be taking time to go over a less intensive build that allows for players to grasp the basics of the spec, and still perform at a relatively solid level.

The most important mechanic to bear in mind as elaborated upon in the more advanced section is your Fury. Managing this is very simple, with 40 Fury you are able to cast Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike, which will refund 20 of that Fury if it critically strikes. This is the crux of Havoc gameplay, and reacting to that refund is the first step to grasping Havoc.

Lastly, the heavy damage cooldown Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis supercharges your Fury spenders Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike and Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance, turning them into Annihilation Icon Annihilation and Death Sweep Icon Death Sweep, and increasing Haste by 25%. You should try to line this up with other cooldowns and enter into it with a bank of Fury, using it to deal huge damage in a short period.

2. Talent Choice

The talents listed below are selected either for ease of use, or for more a more simple to understand gameplay style. Whilst in a number of cases there are alternatives on the tree that will provide more if played well, they create much more room to play incorrectly and reduce your performance. Due to this, treat this as a starting point and a primer.

3. Stat Choice

The current Havoc stat priority is as follows when using this build:

  1. Agility;
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Haste;
  5. Mastery.

Critical Strike is the most valuable stat by a good margin, and ideally should be on all pieces due to the earlier mentioned Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike refunds. Versatility is next best, but both Haste and Mastery are both relatively close in value to it in most gear sets.

4. Basic Rotation

Note that with this build, most of your Fury is coming from Demon Blades Icon Demon Blades procs, so you will be waiting around sometimes to use Fury spenders. This is normal, and should be expected. Note as well that since Fel Mastery Icon Fel Mastery is taken, you can use this to provide a boost of Fury on demand.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

5. ChangeLog

  • 26 Nov. 2016: Added section for easier playstyle.
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