Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 by Wordup and Shadarek 42 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain how to easily play Havoc Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.

1.

Foreword

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

2.

The Basics of Havoc Demon Hunter

Havoc comes with a fairly slim ability toolkit, but each ability is very focused on what they are good at. The talent tree does a lot of heavy lifting to round out your rotation, but some choices can up the complexity and sometimes be overwhelming to new players.

If you are completely new to Havoc and need more information on the abilities available to you, you can check out our Spell Summary page.

The most important mechanic to bear in mind, as elaborated upon in the more advanced section, is your Fury. Managing this is very simple, with 40 Fury you can cast Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike, which has a 20% chance to refund 20. This is the crux of Havoc gameplay, and reacting to that refund is the first step to grasping Havoc.

Alongside this, the heavy damage cooldown Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis improves your Fury spenders Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike and Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance, turning them into Annihilation Icon Annihilation and Death Sweep Icon Death Sweep, and increasing your Haste by 20%. You should try to line this up with any other cooldowns and enter into it with a bank of Fury for a large burst of damage. Once you have Demonic Icon Demonic you will enter Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis on every cast of Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam making it an important cooldown.

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Talent Choices for Havoc Demon Hunters

The talents listed below are selected either for ease of use or a more easy-to-understand gameplay style. While in many cases there are alternatives on the tree that will provide more if played well, they create much more room to play incorrectly without impacting performance. Due to this, treat this as a starting point.

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the 'Copy Export String' button below:

This is a generally strong build to start with that has some good flexibility without too many extra mechanics to worry about. If you are looking for a build with no compromises for each situation, you can look at our full talents page below for a more in-depth analysis of each specific choice.

4.

Stat Choices for Havoc Demon Hunters

The current Havoc stat priority is as follows when using this build.

  1. Agility;
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Haste;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Versatility.

Stat priorities will change based on talents taken, for finer details regarding each stat and the reason behind why they are picked can be found on our full stat page linked below.

5.

Basic Rotation for Havoc Demon Hunters

Make sure to keep your medium cooldown tools (Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam, Essence Break Icon Essence Break, Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance, and Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura) on cooldown at all times. Your goal is good Fury management and following the rotation which will trigger Cycle of Hatred Icon Cycle of Hatred for extra Eyebeam casts. Try and spend as much excess Fury as possible before casting Eye Beam, as Blind Fury Icon Blind Fury causes the cast to refill your Fury bar.

Remember this rotation is a basic explanation tailored to the talents selected. You can check out our more detailed and optimized version of the priority on our dedicated rotation page.

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Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Pre-Patch.
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