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Havoc Demon Hunter DPS NetherLight Crucible Relic Paths (Legion 7.3)

Last updated on Sep 10, 2017 at 12:07 by Wordup 512 comments

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General Information

This page will help you choose the right paths on your Netherlight Crucible as a a Havoc Demon Hunters. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3. For more information, please read our Guide to the Netherlight Crucible.

The other pages of our Havoc Demon Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Kib, a lead theorycrafter for Havoc Demon Hunters, alongside playing in Strawberry Puppy Kisses in the world top 40. You can watch his stream on Twitch or follow him on Twitter.

1. General Optimization Advice around Critical Chaos

Netherlight Crucible

Optimizing around the Netherlight Crucible for Havoc is decided based on the current traits that your weapon Relic already has on it. The priority is to aim to get  Icon Critical Chaos on all 3 Relics, either through your Tier 3 option at the bottom of the tree, or on the Relic itself. This always takes precedence, and so if you need to unlock this via the crucible, your Tier 2 option will be decided by whichever is the best choice that eventually leads to it.

  • If your relic has  Icon Critical Chaos on it, then choose your Tier 2 and Tier 3 options based on the advice in the sections that follow.
  • If your relic does not have  Icon Critical Chaos on it, but has it on its Tier 3 line, then select the path that leads to Critical Chaos.
  • If your relic does not have  Icon Critical Chaos at all, then you should probably not be using it, but if you really want to optimize it, then follow the advice in the sections that follow.

2. Light/Shadow Tier 2 Options

If your relic does not have  Icon Critical Chaos on its third line (Tier 3), then your path is dictated by the best choice of Light/Shadow powers on the Tier 2. These powers are broken down into the brackets below. Values next to each trait show their exact value for comparison.

2.1. Best

2.2. Good

2.3. Average

2.4. Bad

Note that anything with defensive added next to it has additional benefit from through the defensive bonuses they also grant. This has no value for dealing damage, but some players may want to focus on this depending on the content they participate in.

3. Tier 3 Options

The trait you choose at the bottom of the Crucible should be taken from the following list (excluding  Icon Critical Chaos due to it altering your path as explained earlier). The values next to each trait is the amount of equivalent item level each trait is worth:

  1.  Icon Critical Chaos - 4.2
  2.  Icon Unleashed Demons (if using Delusions of Grandeur Icon Delusions of Grandeur) - 1.2
  3.  Icon Contained Fury - 0.9
  4.  Icon Demon Rage - 0.4
  5.  Icon Sharpened Glaives - 0.4
  6.  Icon Chaos Vision - 0/AoE focused - 1.2

The traits not listed here ( Icon Illidari Knowledge,  Icon Deceiver's Fury,  Icon Overwhelming Power and Wide Eyes Icon Wide Eyes) are very low value traits that are either defensively oriented or provide little to no benefit, and should be avoided wherever possible.

4. ChangeLog

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  • 10 Sep. 2017: Improved on the original version.
  • 08 Sep. 2017: Added initial introduction to the Netherlight Crucible in 7.3.
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