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Demon Hunter Class Changes in Shadowlands Beta 9.0.2 Build 35854

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An overview of the latest Demon Hunter class changes from Shadowlands Beta.

Demon Hunter

Baseline

  • Chaos Nova Chaos Nova
    • Havoc: Unleash an eruption of fel energy, dealing [ 20.48% 22.52% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage and stunning all nearby enemies for 2 sec.  Each enemy stunned by Chaos Nova has a 30% chance to generate a Lesser Soul Fragment.
    • Vengeance/Intial: Unleash an eruption of fel energy, dealing [ 20.48% 22.52% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage and stunning all nearby enemies for 2 sec.
  • Vengeful Retreat Vengeful Retreat
    • HavocRemove all snares and vault away. Nearby enemies take [ 11.93% 13.13% of Attack Power ] Physical damage and have their movement speed reduced by 70% for 3 sec.
    • Prepared: Remove all snares and vault away. Nearby enemies take [ 11.93% [ 13.13% of Attack Power ] Physical damage.
  • Immolation Aura Immolation Aura - Immolation Aura instantly causes [ 24.57% 27.03% of Attack Power ] Fire damage to enemies within 8 yards.
  • Throw Glaive Throw Glaive - Throw a demonic glaive at the target, dealing [ 33.34% 36.68% of Attack Power ] Physical damage. The glaive can ricochet to an additional enemy within 10 yards.
  • Chaos Strike Chaos Strike - Slice your target for [ 90% 95.5% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage. Chaos Strike has a 20% chance to refund 20 Fury.
  • Immolation Aura Immolation Aura
    • Havoc: Engulf yourself in flames, radiating [ 55% 60.5% of Attack Power ] Fire damage over 6 sec.
    • Vengeance: Engulf yourself in flames, radiating [ 55% 60.5% of Attack Power ] Fire damage over 6 sec.
    • Initial: Engulf yourself in flames, radiating [ 55% 60.5% of Attack Power ] Fire damage over 6 sec.
    • Immolation Aura: Engulf yourself in flames, instantly causing [ 24.57% 27.03% of Attack Power ] Fire damage to enemies within 8 yards and radiating [ 55% 60.5% of Attack Power ] Fire damage over 6 sec.
    • Burning Hatred: Engulf yourself in flames, radiating [ 55% 60.5% of Attack Power ] Fire damage over 6 sec.
  • Fel Rush Fel Rush - Rush forward, incinerating anything in your path for [ 23% 25.3% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage.
  • Demon's Bite Demon's Bite - Quickly attack for [ 45.28% 49.81% of Attack Power ] Physical damage.
  • Metamorphosis Metamorphosis - Leap into the air and land with explosive force, dealing [ 32.76% 36.04% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage to enemies within 8 yds, and stunning them for 3 sec. Players are Dazed for 3 sec instead.

Havoc

  • Havoc Demon Hunter Havoc Demon Hunter (Spec Aura) - Periodic damage/healing nerfed from 11% to 0%. Other abilities have been buffed to compensate for the nerf. Increases periodic damage/healing by 11%
  • Chaos Strike Chaos Strike - Slice your target for [ 90% 95.5% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage. Chaos Strike has a 20% chance to refund 20 Fury.
  • Eye Beam Eye Beam - Blasts all enemies in front of you, dealing guaranteed critical strikes for up to ${({?a320,415[{${( 11.25% 12.38% of Attack Power )*10*2}}][{${( 11.25% 12.38% of Attack Power )*10}}])} Chaos damage over 2 sec. Deals reduced damage to secondary targets.
  • Blade Dance Blade Dance
    • Normal: Strike 5 nearby enemies for [ 60% 66% of Attack Power ] Physical damage.
    • First Blood: Strike your primary target for [ 141% 155.1% of Attack Power ] Physical damage and 5 nearby enemies for [ 60% 66% of Attack Power ] Physical damage.
  • Unbound Chaos Unbound Chaos (Level 102 talent) - Activating Immolation Aura will cause your inner demon to slam into nearby enemies at the end of your next Fel Rush, dealing [ 250% 275% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage.
  • Trail of Ruin Trail of Ruin (Level 102 talent) - The final slash of Blade Dance inflicts an additional [ 53.6% 58.96% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage over 4 sec.
  • Essence Break Essence Break (Level 106 talent) - Slash all enemies in front of you for [ 53.7% 59.07% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage, and increase the damage your Chaos Strike and Blade Dance deal to them by 40% for 8 sec.
  • First Blood First Blood (Level 106 talent) - Reduces the Fury cost of Blade Dance by 20 and increases its damage to [ 141% 155.1% of Attack Power ] against the first target struck.
  • Fel Barrage Fel Barrage (Level 110 talent) - Unleash a torrent of Fel energy over 3 sec, inflicting [ 286% 314.6% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage to 8 enemies within 8 yds.

Vengeance

  • Shear Shear - Consuming a Lesser Soul Fragment heals you for 8% 6% of all damage taken in the last 5 sec, minimum 1% of maximum health.
  • Soul Cleave Soul Cleave - Viciously strike 5 enemies in front of you for [ 70.2% of Attack Power ] Physical damage and heal yourself for [ 105% 50% of Attack Power ]. Consumes up to 2 Soul Fragments within 25 yds and heals you for an additional [ 35% 50% of Attack Power ] for each Soul Fragment consumed.
  • Shattered Souls Shattered Souls - The Soul Fragment will be consumed when you approach it, healing you for [ 348.07% of Attack Power ] health. Consuming a Lesser Soul Fragment heals you for 8% 6% of all damage taken in the last 5 sec, minimum 1% of maximum health.
  • Fel Devastation Fel Devastation - Cooldown increased from 45 to 60 seconds.
  • Feast of Souls Feast of Souls (Level 100 talent) - Soul Cleave heals you for an additional [ 67.5% 54% of Attack Power ] over 6 sec.
  • Demonic Demonic (Level 108 talent) - Fel Devastation causes you to enter demon form for 8 6 sec after it finishes dealing damage.

All Shadowlands Class Changes

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Death Knight 9.0.1 Class Changes

Mage 9.0.1 Class Changes

Rogue 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Demon Hunter 9.0.1 Class Changes

Monk 9.0.1 Class Changes

Shaman 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Druid 9.0.1 Class Changes

Paladin 9.0.1 Class Changes

Warlock 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Hunter 9.0.1 Class Changes

Priest 9.0.1 Class Changes

Warrior 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Darn I was playing around with Demonic and Fel Devastation on the Beta.  Will play around some more on Vengeance when I get off from work today.  As far as Havoc, slight increase of dmg is already welcomed however adjusting and playing on some talents w/ Covenant ability seems a bit 'clunky' or awkward when playing.  

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Yay I guess? Cant really tell if these are nerfs, buff or fall neutral with the 11% nerf. Sad to say i am still really disappointed with what theyve done to the class.

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3 hours ago, Whisla said:

Yay I guess? Cant really tell if these are nerfs, buff or fall neutral with the 11% nerf. Sad to say i am still really disappointed with what theyve done to the class.

A little of both I think, more so with Vengeance, and in reality these are just tweaks as I am sure you know, from when they removed the damage from their aura, or overall hidden damage. I feel like these changes here are out of context and make it look like they buffed some of their numbers (which yes in theory they did,) but what they are not showing is last patch that they removed the overall damage they had, so I think overall they are still a bit behind where they were.

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pretty sure these are nerfs. the aura was 11% and each damage increase is < 11%. Unless im missing something. But that was never my concern in the first place, I just dont like the talents, rotation, and huge hit to on demand defensives. Sure take away the cheesy stuff like blade dance dodge and leech or whatever but why nerf blur and the actual skillful defensives? On top of that all BiS talents atm are passives lol a class whos ability spellbook is half a page. 

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4 hours ago, fattycop said:

fel barrage is actually worse than before , still waiting for that buffed up version blizz

the funny thing is, demonic used to buff fel barrage. now it cant lol and i think their version of "buffed" already happened because they changed it from 5 targets to 8. If thats their version of "buffed" then i can only laugh at their already horrible decision making for dh's

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I really hate the nerf to Chaos Strike, now it has 40% chance to refund fury and in Shadowlands it will have only 20%...

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