Havoc Demon Hunter Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Dragonflight 10.0.2
Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Havoc Demon Hunter, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.
The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.
Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands
Legendary Powers are special effects that are used to empower specific items by the Runecarver within Torghast. Each of these powers apply to certain item slots, and come with Havoc specific options, Demon Hunter options and also some powers that are available to all classes. For more detailed information regarding the Runecarving system you can check our dedicated page.
Legendary Crafting in Patch 9.2
Due to Patch 9.2 reintroducing Tier Sets, this means that avoiding slots that clash with these is generally favourable until you have access to all pieces to avoid losing access to one or the other. Due to that, you should aim to be crafting all of the class Legendaries on slots that do not clash with the Helm, Shoulder, Chest, Gloves, and Leg slots if possible.
Double Legendaries and Unity
As the Zereth Mortis campaign continues, you will eventually gain access to the Unity effect, allowing you to equip both your specified Covenant Legendary effect and one other crafted Legendary at the same time. This initially comes as a belt, but can be recrafted to any slot after you reach Revered with the new Enlightened faction, allowing some freedom in your gear choices.
Best crafts for Havoc Demon Hunter
|Versatile||Venthyr||Darkglare Boon||Neck or Belt|
The above table shows two solid options for different situations. While Darkglare Boon is good in all scenarios and can be run for anything; Fel Bombardment is best used in AoE scenarios for massive amounts of funnel DPS on your target with a Throw Glaive oriented talent build.
Darkglare Boon provides a strong, albeit RNG option that is a one-size-fits-all craft that also adds some extra burst AoE regardless of build path. It synergizes exceptionally well with the talent Collective Anguish and Agony Gaze for Venthyr.
Fel Bombardment gives obscene Priority DPS in AoE scenarios, funneling off of multi-target for extra stacks and is very potent when paired with Throw Glaive talents such as Soulrend.
Best Raiding Legendaries for Havoc Demon Hunter
These are our recommended Raiding legendary powers. Most of these selections have a leaning toward being able to perform well in single-target situations, but gain AoE without sacrificing that. Ones that excel in some situations still earn their place, though.
- Darkglare Boon serves as a strong option on both single target and AoE scenarios. It is exceptionally RNG by design, but due to extending Sinful Brand and being paired with the talent Collective Anguish it will perform better than other legendaries in most scenarios, and is undisputed for single target.
- Fel Bombardment can see play on specific cleave/AoE fights where it is allowed to stack well.
Best Mythic+ and Torghast Legendaries for Havoc Demon Hunter
In this section we look at Legendaries worth crafting for Mythic+ and Torghast content. Both of these have a natural preference for AoE, but flexibility to still contribute to single-target is extra valuable.
- Darkglare Boon has exceptional high-roll potential with each pull, with powerful frontloaded DPS and increased Demonic uptime if talented. Unfortunately the RNG is high and it will perform different pull to pull.
- Fel Bombardment gives obscene Priority damage, funneling off of the consistent multi-target scenarios present in Mythic+ and Torghast. The negative of this legendary is on pure single-target boss scenarios it performs poorly.
Covenant-Specific Legendaries for Havoc Demon Hunter
Each Covenant has access to a specific legendary effect that can be crafted, or is unlocked later into the patch via the Unity effect that links into each Covenant:
- Kyrian: Blind Faith grants a large surge of Versatility on each Elysian Decree cast, but Havoc has very few consistent sources of Souls to power it up, making this quite weak.
- Necrolord: Demonic Oath serves very little purpose as the damage dealt by Fiery Brand is fairly low, and the duration increase frequently just causes overlaps and waste.
- Night Fae: Blazing Slaughter provides some strong extra burst following The Hunt which is already the moment where you are intending to follow up with as much damage as possible. It is a strong burst and low-target AoE pick assuming you can trigger the bonus Agility effect on multiple targets.
- Venthyr: Agony Gaze is a massive single-target benefit and a cornerstone of the Covenant's damage profile. The extension effect paired with the flat damage increase defines the best Havoc damage profile and is both a priority craft and build-around.
Other Legendaries for Havoc Demon Hunter
These are alternative legendaries available to Havoc that while craftable, are not recommended for various reasons:
- Darkest Hour is much more raid-utility-oriented, but the value of an uncontrolled Darkness is low and the cooldown can easily be wasted by raid mechanics, so it is not worth the performance hit.
- Erratic Fel Core has no tangible benefit outside of increased mobility. The only theoretical talent synergy in Unbound Chaos does not really pay off because of the limitation caused by Immolation Aura's cooldown; it should be avoided.
- Fel Bombardment is interesting and does provide an extra burst tool, but is simply not competitive with the alternatives that do what it already does better and without extra requirements to capitalize upon.
- Darker Nature exclusively requires enemies to be dying frequently to capitalize upon, and also has a limitation on needing Eye Beam to be used as they die. Even in Mythic+ scenarios that may fulfill this, the risk of failure versus reward is far too high here and this is not worth a craft in any circumstance.
- Echo of Eonar's proc does not contribute enough of a damage increase to compete with any of the Havoc options available.
- Judgment of the Arbiter's proc does too little damage per proc and is reliant on both allies and positioning to make proper use of.
- Norgannon's Sagacity has no uses for Havoc as the only cast-time abilities also root us in place or can be used while moving already.
- Sephuz's Proclamation has some niche benefits and is useful in PvP, but the proc is not consistent enough in PvE situations nor is the payoff very big.
- Stable Phantasma Lure only benefits Torghast specifically by adding more resources, so it has no use outside of there — and very limited benefits within.
- Vitality Sacrifice does not provide enough of a damage percentage increase to be worth it relative to the gains of what we have available, and is also contingent on getting hit frequently.
- Maw Rattle deals extremely low damage and the survival aspect is not relevant enough to even make it niche.
- Third Eye of the Jailer does not provide enough of a flat damage increase compared to our other options even in perfect scenarios, so it currently is not worth crafting.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Pre-Patch.
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