Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 22:51 by Wordup 1 comment
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Havoc Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1.


Gearing a Havoc Demon Hunter

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Havoc Demon Hunter, this section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

When you acquire a new piece of gear that can be enchanted, you should make sure to put the right effect on it. We have that covered in our Enchant page below.


The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Havoc Demon Hunter

At this point in World of Warcraft's lifecycle, and despite the stat priority we recommend, there are often too many variables to each individual character to give hard recommendations. There is no easy way to give you an exact answer to individual items, and this is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose set bonuses, Azerite traits, trinkets and item combinations in a way that is tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is a big factor in unlocking your potential, as there is simply no other way to take all the variables into account.


What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.


General Simulations

While we heavily recommend simming yourself, you can find some of our general simulations on the dedicated page below.


Operation: Mechagon Rings

There are a number of Rings that can be paired together to create a unique proc effect as long as you have one of each equipped. The "Logic Loop" rings will drop from the fourth boss, the HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit found within the Junkyard in Mythic+. The "Bit Band" rings will drop from the seventh boss, the Machinist's Garden within the Workshop. Ideally, the combinations of rings you want to pair for Havoc are:


Notable Trinkets and Weapons

Trinkets and weapons are the two largest DPS increases available to any class in the game outside of Azerite pieces. Getting good pieces to fill these slots early allows you to perform incredibly well.



There are a number of strong weapons for Havoc Demon Hunters, and note that they can all be used in either hand. Ideally, you should be looking for weapons with a healthy mix of Versatility and Critical Strike, trying to avoid Mastery:

These are both weapons with unique effects that have different strengths in different content if you used at a serviceable item level. However, in most cases you will be picking weapons based on item level.



Thanks to Bloodmallet.com, a comprehensive list of available trinkets for Havoc are listed against each other below.

For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com

Azerite Gear

You can check through the Havoc Azerite page to look through the values of different traits and target different items. There are ideal pieces available within Ny'alotha however that provide a great set of traits, granting you gear that provides a full set of Furious Gaze Icon Furious Gaze traits with other good one point options:

Slot Item Traits
Helm Gibbering Maw Icon Gibbering Maw
Shoulder Pauldrons of the Great Convergence Icon Pauldrons of the Great Convergence
Chest Tortured Fleshbeast Cuirass Icon Tortured Fleshbeast Cuirass


Often, many people tend to overthink the distribution of secondary stats, rather than consider the most important factor: more stats is often better. Due to this (especially in Shadowlands with the increased value of Agility), you will often be making your choice based on item level above all outside of specific situations. Keep that rule in mind when considering gear, but always remember to sim yourself, and check out our stats page for more details.


Ny'alotha Best in Slot

This list only includes gear obtained within Ny'alotha, but the extra notes beneath have some extra points to consider. As always, using the Top Gear feature in Raidbots is recommended, to make sure you are making the right choice.Trinkets are not listed, as they are covered in the section above.

Slot Item Source
Helm Gibbering Maw Icon Gibbering Maw Ra-den the Despoiled in Ny'alotha
Shoulder Pauldrons of the Great Convergence Icon Pauldrons of the Great Convergence N'Zoth the Corruptor in Ny'alotha
Cloak Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve Icon Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve Legendary Cloak quest line
Chest Tortured Fleshbeast Cuirass Icon Tortured Fleshbeast Cuirass Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha
Wrists Bracers of Dark Prophecy Icon Bracers of Dark Prophecy The Prophet Skitra in Ny'alotha
Gloves Chitinspine Gloves Icon Chitinspine Gloves The Hivemind in Ny'alotha
Belt Belt of Braided Vessels Icon Belt of Braided Vessels Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn in Ny'alotha
Legs Macabre Ritual Pants Icon Macabre Ritual Pants The Prophet Skitra in Ny'alotha
Boots Corpuscular Leather Greaves Icon Corpuscular Leather Greaves Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha
Ring #1 Ring of Cosmic Potential Icon Ring of Cosmic Potential N'Zoth the Corruptor in Ny'alotha
Ring #2 Ring of Collective Consciousness Icon Ring of Collective Consciousness The Hivemind in Ny'alotha
Weapons Mish'un, Blade of Tyrants Icon Mish'un, Blade of Tyrants Wrathion, the Black Emperor in Ny'alotha
Alternative Unguent Caress Icon Unguent Caress Ra-den the Despoiled in Ny'alotha


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