Havoc Demon Hunter Frequently Asked Questions — Dragonflight 10.1
On this page, we go over several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Havoc Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth Dragonflight 10.1. This will be updated as more common repeated questions surface over the course of the expansion.
Should I Cast Fel Rush in Single Target?
At its very base, Fel Rush's damage increase in a single target is negligible, and any uptime lost by casting it and moving out of melee range will be very detrimental and as such, is not advised. However, if using Momentum, Unbound Chaos or Isolated Prey, you are required to cast these to make use of these effects.
Should I Cast Eye Beam in Single Target?
Yes. Eye Beam is tuned around the long 40-second cooldown at high damage , which causes it to be worth casting above your other resource spenders at all times. The exception to this is if you expect AoE to occur during the cooldown of Eye Beam, at which point you should consider holding it to gain damage on multiple targets.
Is Momentum Mandatory?
In absolutes, no. It is, however nowhere near as punishing to play around as it has been in the past, and there are significantly more supporting talents allowing for it to be played without as much danger. The gain is not so much that it is required, but other movement talents such as Initiative still encourage using these tools rotationally anyway, so in many cases, it plays itself.
Does Know Your Enemy and Any Means Necessary affect Trinkets?
Know Your Enemy affects everything, including damage procs caused by trinkets, making it very powerful. However, much like our Mastery on its own, Any Means Necessary does not affect trinket or proc effects as it only applies to listed Demon Hunter abilities.
Which Piece of Gear is Better?
The answer to this question in any context will always be to simulate it. This is because what is an upgrade for you may not be an upgrade for someone else. In other words, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all answer, even when talking about 2 completely identical comparisons from you to another person. Everything in your gear has an effect on everything else.
This applies to gear, set bonuses, trinkets, and in certain circumstances, talents.
The only exception to this rule is when a specific fight dictates a certain set of optimal talents and gear pieces that enhance their strength. If you are curious about what kind of setup to go for a specific fight, WarcraftLogs.com's rankings and statistics are a good place to see what others are doing.
We have a guide on how to sim yourself here:
How much Haste, or other secondary stats, should I have?
For Havoc, there is no strict "amount" or breakpoint of any stat that you are required to reach. Nor are there any points at which a stat stops being desirable. In the majority of cases, the specific secondary you have is less important than the volume. This is, however, another case of a situation in which a simulation done to check your ideal gear pieces and stat values will provide you invaluable information.
Which Race is best for Havoc Demon Hunter?
Due to there only being one choice per faction as a Demon Hunter, there is no choice to be made outside of whether you are Horde or Alliance.
- 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1, no changes necessary.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed 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: Reviewed for Dragonflight launch.
- 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Pre-Patch.
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