Havoc Demon Hunter Leveling Guide from 8 to 70 — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 13, 2024 at 09:00 by Wordup 58 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Havoc Demon Hunter leveling guide for Dragonflight. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Demon Hunter leveling guide.

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Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of loot with the highest item level. You will often be replacing these gear pieces very quickly, so just equip whatever comes to you without worrying about secondary stats.

2.

Best Leveling Talents For Havoc Demon Hunter

Unlike many classes, you start at Level 8 and enter into the Demon Hunter intro campaign on Mardum. Some abilities are unlocked as you progress through this story segment, granting access to your core Havoc abilities when you select your specialization at Level 10.

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Level by Level Rotation for Havoc Demon Hunter

To help with understanding what changes as you level up and progress through the talent tree, use the slider below to select your current level. Each time you level up, move it along and the rotation will adjust for you!

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 60
  1. Cast The Hunt Icon The Hunt as frequently as possible (especially against tough enemies).
  2. Cast Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush to engage targets.
  3. Cast Felblade Icon Felblade to engage targets
  4. Use Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis as frequently as possible (especially against tough enemies).
  5. Cast Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura when at 2 charges to trigger Unbound Chaos Icon Unbound Chaos.
  6. Cast Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush with the Unbound Chaos Icon Unbound Chaos buff active to trigger Inertia Icon Inertia.
  7. Cast Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam on cooldown.
  8. Cast Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam on cooldown with less than 70 fury.
  9. Cast Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat after Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam to trigger Initiative Icon Initiative windows.
  10. Cast Essence Break Icon Essence Break after Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam.
  11. Cast Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat on cooldown, try to pair every other cast with Essence Break Icon Essence Break.
  12. Cast Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance on cooldown.
  13. Cast Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura on cooldown.
  14. Cast Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura to generate Fury and trigger Unbound Chaos Icon Unbound Chaos.
  15. Cast Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush with the Unbound Chaos Icon Unbound Chaos buff active.
  16. Use Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis as frequently as possible when Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam and Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance are on cooldown (especially against tough enemies).
  17. Cast Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance on cooldown against multiple enemies.
  18. Cast Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike whenever you have enough Fury.
  19. Cast Sigil of Flame Icon Sigil of Flame in AoE situations, or to generate Fury.
  20. Cast Demon's Bite Icon Demon's Bite to generate Fury.
  21. Cast Felblade Icon Felblade to generate Fury.
  22. Cast Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive when you need to pull enemies from a distance.
3.1.

Summary of Unlocked Abilities for Havoc Demon Hunters

A large number of your abilities will be unlocked through story beats in Mardum, so by the time you leave, most of your kit will be complete.

  • You begin at Level 8 with access to several abilities due to how high your starting level is.
    • Demon's Bite Icon Demon's Bite is unlocked, your main Fury builder.
    • Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike is unlocked, your single-target Fury spender.
    • Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush is unlocked, Havoc's instant mobility tool.
    • Spectral Sight Icon Spectral Sight is unlocked, allowing you to see enemies and treasures highlighted through walls.
    • At level 10 Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat is unlocked as an extra mobility tool.
  • At Level 11, Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam is unlocked, a burst AoE cooldown that costs Fury.
  • At Level 12, Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance is unlocked, your AoE Fury Spender.
  • At Level 16, Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive is unlocked, a ranged cast to pull mobs.
  • At Level 18, Blur Icon Blur is unlocked, your defensive tool.
  • At level 20, Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis is unlocked and it is your main cooldown.
  • At level 20, Disrupt Icon Disrupt is unlocked; this is your kick to interrupt target casts.

Alongside the ability unlocks, there are also passive effects that improve your abilities unlocked along the way, which begin to unlock after you select the Havoc specialization at Level 10:

  • At Level 10, Mastery: Demonic Presence Icon Mastery: Demonic Presence is unlocked, your Mastery, which increases Chaos damage.
  • At Level 13, Demonic Wards Icon Demonic Wards is unlocked, passively reducing Magic damage taken.
  • At Level 18, Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura Rank 2 is unlocked causing it to instantly deal Fire damage on the cast.
  • At Level 22, Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance Rank 2 is unlocked, reducing its cooldown by 5 seconds.
  • At Level 27, Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura Rank 3 is unlocked, increasing its duration by 4 seconds.
  • At Level 42, Spectral Sight Icon Spectral Sight Rank 2 is unlocked, decreasing its cooldown by 30 seconds.
  • At Level 49, Chaos Brand Icon Chaos Brand is unlocked, debuffing enemies you damage, causing them to take 5% increased magic damage from all sources.
3.2.

Havoc Demon Hunter War Mode Talents for Leveling

In this section, we will rank the PvP talents for leveling and doing solo or small-group PvE content. Below is a ranking of both General PvP Talents and Havoc Demon Hunter-specific PvE talents.

  1. Chaotic Imprint Icon Chaotic Imprint will always buff Chaos damage dealt, such as Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike and Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam. Also great to pair with talents such as Soulrend Icon Soulrend due to the conversion to magic damage, causing Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive to deal significantly more damage.
  2. Unending Hatred Icon Unending Hatred is just free additional Fury generation as you will frequently be taking damage in the open world.
  3. Sigil Mastery Icon Sigil Mastery reduces the cooldown of sigils, such as Sigil of Flame Icon Sigil of Flame and Elysian Decree Icon Elysian Decree, which can be a small DPS gain.

Reverse Magic Icon Reverse Magic, Detainment Icon Detainment, Cover of Darkness Icon Cover of Darkness, Cleansed by Flame Icon Cleansed by Flame and Glimpse Icon Glimpse all have very limited uses in PvE, due to it being very focused on crowd control tools or pressuring enemy players into spending more resources than they would otherwise want to.

4.

Congratulations!

Congratulations on reaching Level 70! Now that you have hit Level 70, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.

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Changelog

  • 13 May 2024: Format adjustment to move slider closer to rotation.
  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 21 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7, no changes necessary.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 22 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight.
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