Havoc Demon Hunter Shadowlands Leveling Guide From 8 to 60

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 11:29 by Wordup 3 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Havoc Demon Hunter leveling guide for Shadowlands 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.

1.

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.

Level by Level Rotation and Talents

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Level: 50
2.1.

Talents to Level Up as Havoc Demon Hunter

Your first talent row unlocks at Level 15.

Your talent set up should be as follows.

2.2.

Rotation to Level Up as a 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.

  1. Cast Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush to engage targets.
  2. Cast Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam on cooldown.
  3. Cast Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura on cooldown.
  4. Use Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis as frequently as possible (especially against tough enemies).
  5. Cast Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance in AoE (or if you have First Blood Icon First Blood in single-target after Level 40).
  6. Cast Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike whenever you have enough Fury.
  7. Cast Demon's Bite Icon Demon's Bite to generate Fury.
  8. Cast Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive whenever possible to pull faraway enemies.
2.3.

Summary of Unlocked Abilities for Havoc Demon Hunters

A large chunk 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 a number of 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.
    • Chaos Nova Icon Chaos Nova is unlocked during Mardum, an AoE crowd control option.
    • Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis is unlocked during Mardum, your main cooldown.
    • Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat is unlocked during Mardum, 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 21, Blur Icon Blur is unlocked, your defensive tool.
  • At Level 39, Darkness Icon Darkness is unlocked, a group defensive utility.

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 and Movement speed.
  • At Level 13, Demonic Wards Icon Demonic Wards is unlocked, passively reducing Magic damage taken.
  • At Level 14, Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike Rank 2 is unlocked, increasing the Fury refund chance to 40%.
  • At Level 20, Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to grant 25% Haste when active.
  • At Level 22, Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance Rank 2 is unlocked, reducing its cooldown by 6 seconds.
  • At Level 23, Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to deal guaranteed Critical Strikes.
  • At Level 28, Demonic Wards Icon Demonic Wards Rank 2 is unlocked, increasing the damage reduction to 10%.
  • At Level 28, Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush Rank 2 is unlocked, granting an additional charge.
  • At Level 32, Unrestrained Fury Icon Unrestrained Fury is unlocked, increasing maximum Fury by 10.
  • At Level 33, Blur Icon Blur Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to also reduce damage by 20% when active.
  • At Level 38, Chaos Nova Icon Chaos Nova Rank 2 is unlocked, granting it a 30% chance to shatter a Soul Fragment when it stuns a target.
  • At Level 41, Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to slow targets hit by 70% for 3 seconds.
  • At Level 43, Unrestrained Fury Icon Unrestrained Fury Rank 2 is unlocked, increasing maximum Fury by an additional 10.
  • At Level 47, Darkness Icon Darkness Rank 2 is unlocked, reducing its cooldown by 120 seconds.
  • At Level 48, Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis Rank 3 is unlocked, reducing its cooldown by 60 seconds.
  • At Level 52, Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush Rank 3 is unlocked, increasing its damage by 25%.
  • At Level 54, Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis Rank 4 is unlocked, causing it to reset the cooldown of Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam and Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance when cast.
  • At Level 56, Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike Rank 3 is unlocked, increasing its damage by 10%.
  • At Level 58, Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam Rank 3 is unlocked, causing it to grant you 15% Haste for 12 seconds after fully channeling.
2.4.

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. Demonic Origins Icon Demonic Origins allows for more liberal usage of Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis and lower wasted duration, alongside giving a flat damage boost whenever not transformed.
  2. Unending Hatred Icon Unending Hatred has limited uses depending on the enemy type, but of the remaining selections, it has the best applications for constant gameplay, and is a good boost to resource generation in caster heavy areas.
  3. Rain from Above Icon Rain from Above can be useful to get out of bad situations and deal massive damage to a target from a safe distance, but, due to enemies evading when this is cast, it is not an ideal pick over others.

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

3.

Congratulations!

Congratulations on reaching Level 60! Now that you have hit Level 60, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.

4.

Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Guide added.
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