Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jun 24, 2019 at 19:50 by Wordup 78 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Havoc Demon Hunter for each boss of the following raid: Crucible of Storms. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

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Havoc Demon Hunter in the Crucible of Storms

In this section, you will find tips and details regarding each individual boss in the Crucible of Storms raid. This section will attempt to detail the finer points of what your specialization is capable of, but for standard information on the fight, please refer to the generic boss guides provided on the site.

1.1.

Note on Havoc Build Diversity

Currently, Havoc swings between two popular builds: a heavily single target oriented Demon Blades Icon Demon Blades build and a more versatile build making use of Blind Fury Icon Blind Fury. Both bosses allow for either build to be played, but each tips section will focus on the build that will provide the damage profile most suited to the encounter. Note that each of these choices will assume you have ideal gear and Azerite traits to support them.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet for Havoc Demon Hunter

The Restless Cabal Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

We advise to use the following talents on The Restless Cabal.

We advise to use the following talents on Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void.

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The Restless Cabal

We advise you to use the following talents against The Restless Cabal.

The Restless Cabal has an overwhelmingly high uptime of cleave opportunities, meaning that your Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam and Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura have additional value per cast. This means using these talents will net you more overall boss damage assuming you can hit extra targets when needed, alongside being more front-loaded if you make use of Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power. You can deviate and use a Demon Blades Icon Demon Blades build if you wish to, but is less suited to the damage profile of the encounter currently.

  • All of the Level 104 options have their uses here depending on your tactic. Soul Rending Icon Soul Rending will provide you with constant healing throughout the encounter, but the fight is very intermittent so this is more of an ease of use choice. Desperate Instincts Icon Desperate Instincts can give some additional damage reduction with Blur Icon Blur as most of the damage is predictable. Finally, Netherwalk Icon Netherwalk provides the strongest use allowing you to immune the damage of the highest periods of damage — namely Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt and Witness the End Icon Witness the End triggers. This is especially useful if you have high stacks of Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power.
  • Level 108 talents are all low impact on this encounter, the most you can gain is by using Master of the Glaive Icon Master of the Glaive to fill additional global cooldowns with Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive when forced out of range by Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt.
3.1.

Tips

You should make sure to look at the The Restless Cabal guide to make sure you have a strong bearing on the mechanics of the encounter, as this section will cover small specific tips related to Havoc.

  • For the majority of the encounter both bosses will be tanked together, meaning you should aim to hit both bosses with each Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam and Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance cast.
  • Disrupt Icon Disrupt is a strong tool to deal with Witness the End Icon Witness the End casts, and you should co-ordinate with your raid which add you need to interrupt. Make sure to only interrupt when needed, so as to stagger the three individual activations and prevent a cast from completing when the debuff is present on the raid.
  • Blur Icon Blur should be used during the Storm of Annihilation Icon Storm of Annihilation, as this is the most lethal portion of the encounter. Otherwise, use this if you find yourself with high stacks of Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power and cannot be dispelled, or when out of the group with Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt.
  • Use Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush and Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat to get out of the group before the Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt effect expires if it is applied to you. The remainder of the encounter should not require much heavy movement so you can often save it for this.
  • Netherwalk Icon Netherwalk should be saved for emergencies, however if you are making use of the Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power debuff you should use it as Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt effects trigger as they will be lethal when at max stacks.
  • Focus down the Visage from Beyond Icon Visage from Beyond when it spawns, ideally saving Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam to burn it down while cleaving the bosses nearby to prevent the Terrifying Echo Icon Terrifying Echo cast. Make sure to mostly ignore it when it is inactive, just passively cleave it to keep it low.
  • Darkness Icon Darkness can be used if the raid stacks efficiently during either Storm of Annihilation Icon Storm of Annihilation or Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt detonations to lower the risk of accidental deaths.
  • Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism will generally be used during the first or second Custody of the Deep Icon Custody of the Deep activation to burn down the shield. This will rarely line up with your Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis cast, so do not go out of your way and hold it too long to line it up.
4.

Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

We advise you to use the following talents against Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void.

Uu'nat is made or broken by your single target damage, so you should aim to build around dealing as much as possible. This often leans toward the highest damage output on a single target, that being Demon Blades Icon Demon Blades. If you can support this then use it, but Blind Fury Icon Blind Fury will still work perfectly fine.

  • All of the Level 104 options have their uses here depending on your tactic. Soul Rending Icon Soul Rending will provide you with constant healing throughout the encounter, as there are frequent periods of high raid damage that need to be dealt with, especially in the tail end of the encounter. Desperate Instincts Icon Desperate Instincts can give some additional damage reduction with Blur Icon Blur to deal with the predictable damage portions as they are particularly lethal. Lastly, Netherwalk Icon Netherwalk provides the strongest use allowing you to immune certain high damage periods in the event of you getting two stacks from Maddening Eyes of N'Zoth Icon Maddening Eyes of N'Zoth, or if you are affected by Insatiable Torment Icon Insatiable Torment during Gift of N'Zoth: Lunacy Icon Gift of N'Zoth: Lunacy.
  • Level 108 talents are all low impact on this encounter, the most you can gain is by using Master of the Glaive Icon Master of the Glaive to fill additional global cooldowns with Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive when forced out of range by Maddening Eyes of N'Zoth Icon Maddening Eyes of N'Zoth beams.
4.1.

Tips

You should make sure to look at the Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void guide to make sure you have a strong bearing on the mechanics of the encounter, as this section will cover small specific tips related to Havoc.

5.

Changelog

  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 01 May 2019: Updated with details for each boss.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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