Havoc Demon Hunter Frequently Asked Questions — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 22:51 by Wordup 1 comment
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On this page, we go over several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Havoc Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1. 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 Icon Fel Rush's damage increase in 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 Icon Momentum or Unbound Chaos Icon Unbound Chaos, you are required to cast these to make use of these effects.


Should I Cast Eye Beam in Single Target?

Yes. Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam has a bonus damage effect applied to your primary target, 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.


How do I use Unbound Chaos?

Due to the way Unbound Chaos Icon Unbound Chaos works, you are able to bank a use. Each cast of Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura grants an infinite duration buff called Inner Demons Icon Inner Demons that is consumed on your next Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush, allowing you to effectively pool up a use until your next Immolation Aura cast. That means you can quickly fire off a Fel Rush - Immolation Aura - Fel Rush burst window, if executed correctly, for a huge two-hit burst. Otherwise, in single-target situations, just make sure to cast at least one Fel Rush in between each Immolation Aura to consume the buff.


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, Azerite traits, 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.



  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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