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Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Sep 28, 2016 at 10:13 by Vlad 90 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Vengeance Demon Hunters. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Vengeance Demon Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Munkky, a respected Vengeance Demon Hunter theorycrafter.

1. Best in Slot List

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Cowl of Fright Icon Cowl of Fright Dragons of Nightmare
Neck Cursed Beartooth Necklace Icon Cursed Beartooth Necklace Ursoc
Shoulders Otherworldly Leather Mantle Icon Otherworldly Leather Mantle Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Cloak Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Icon Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Elerethe Renferal
Chest Scarred Ragefang Chestpiece Icon Scarred Ragefang Chestpiece Ursoc
Wrists Wristwraps of Broken Trust Icon Wristwraps of Broken Trust Elerethe Renferal
Gloves Dreamsculptor's Gloves Icon Dreamsculptor's Gloves Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Belt Lifeless Buckled Girdle Icon Lifeless Buckled Girdle Nythendra
Legs Repulsive Leathery Pants Icon Repulsive Leathery Pants Xavius
Boots Stained Maggot Squishers Icon Stained Maggot Squishers Nythendra
Ring #1 Dreadful Cyclopean Signet Icon Dreadful Cyclopean Signet Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Ring #2 Mindrend Band Icon Mindrend Band Dragons of Nightmare
Trinket #1 Bloodthirsty Instinct Icon Bloodthirsty Instinct Ursoc
Trinket #2 Goblet of Nightmarish Ichor Icon Goblet of Nightmarish Ichor Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption

Nature's Call Icon Nature's Call is also a good trinket alternative, both for survivability and also for DPS.

2. Pre-Raid Best in Slot List

This is pre-raid BiS list, but you should not treat it as a must-have set of items; rather, look at it as a guideline of the best items to get before heading into raids.

Slot Item
Helm Kraken Hide Helm Icon Kraken Hide Helm
Neck Raven Filigree Pendant Icon Raven Filigree Pendant
Shoulders Steelgazer Hide Mantle Icon Steelgazer Hide Mantle
Chest Mainsail Cloak Icon Mainsail Cloak
Cloak Tranquil Bough Vest Icon Tranquil Bough Vest
Wrists Compact Trifold Wristbands Icon Compact Trifold Wristbands
Gloves Mana-Lanced Gloves Icon Mana-Lanced Gloves
Belt Taut Halyard Waistband Icon Taut Halyard Waistband
Legs Warden's Martial Greaves Icon Warden's Martial Greaves
Boots Brinewashed Leather Boots Icon Brinewashed Leather Boots
Ring #1 Band of Crystalline Bone Icon Band of Crystalline Bone
Ring #2 Braided Silver Ring Icon Braided Silver Ring

As far as trinkets are concerned, it depends if you are interested in maximising survivability or DPS (depending on how difficult you are finding the content you are attempting).

For survivability, Impenetrable Nerubian Husk Icon Impenetrable Nerubian Husk is the best trinket. The next one is Shivermaw's Jawbone Icon Shivermaw's Jawbone, which works best when used against multiple targets. Darkmoon Deck: Immortality Icon Darkmoon Deck: Immortality is also a decent armor trinket. Finally, you can use Chrono Shard Icon Chrono Shard (which is even better if you are using the Strand of the Stars Icon Strand of the Stars neck).

For maximising DPS, Horn of Valor Icon Horn of Valor, Faulty Countermeasure Icon Faulty Countermeasure, Infernal Alchemist Stone Icon Infernal Alchemist Stone, and Memento of Angerboda Icon Memento of Angerboda are all good choices.

3. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 895, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (currently 1, but this number will increase throughout Legion). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

For raid content, we rank the legendary items in the following order.

  1. Fragment of the Betrayer's Prison Icon Fragment of the Betrayer's Prison
  2. @Cloak of Fel Flames Icon Cloak of Fel Flames
  3. Kirel Narak Icon Kirel Narak
  4. The Defiler's Lost Vambraces Icon The Defiler's Lost Vambraces
  5. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
  6. Runemaster's Pauldrons Icon Runemaster's Pauldrons
  7. Cinidaria, the Symbiote Icon Cinidaria, the Symbiote
  8. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret (which only works on adds)

For dungeon content, our ranking is as follows.

  1. Fragment of the Betrayer's Prison Icon Fragment of the Betrayer's Prison
  2. Kirel Narak Icon Kirel Narak = The Defiler's Lost Vambraces Icon The Defiler's Lost Vambraces
  3. @Cloak of Fel Flames Icon Cloak of Fel Flames
  4. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret
  5. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
  6. Runemaster's Pauldrons Icon Runemaster's Pauldrons
  7. Cinidaria, the Symbiote Icon Cinidaria, the Symbiote

4. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Havoc Demon Hunters, Paladins, Priests, and Warlocks
Leather Armor Havoc Demon Hunters, Druids, Monks, and Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Blood Death Knights, Guardian Druids, Protection Paladins, and Protection Warriors

5. ChangeLog

  • 28 Sep. 2016: Added BiS recommendations for Emerald Nightmare.
  • 06 Sep. 2016: Added pre-raid BiS recommendations.
  • 04 Sep. 2016: Tweaked the legendary item rankings.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
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