Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Feb 03, 2020 at 07:30 by Wordup 84 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Havoc Demon Hunter for each boss of the following raid: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Havoc Demon Hunter in Ny'alotha

Havoc Demon Hunters, while a melee spec, do provide a mandatory raid buff and a versatile toolkit to support your raid. There are a large number of encounters that need different profiles ranging from pure single target, burst and constant AoE, and Havoc can adjust its options to suit all of these.

In this section, you will find information and guidance for Havoc Demon Hunters on each boss individually in Ny'alotha. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for doing the bosses as a Havoc Demon Hunter.

1.1.

Notes

There are some small universal rules that are useful to bear in mind when looking at the below pages. These will not be elaborated on for each individual boss, but are important notes to bear in mind:

  • Generally Havoc will default to using a Demonic Appetite Icon Demonic Appetite oriented build throughout Ny'alotha. While single-target fights can find uses for playing Demon Blades Icon Demon Blades style builds, the flexibility and self healing provided by the former is often preferable.
  • Due to the above it is expected you are using 3x Furious Gaze Icon Furious Gaze and one Eyes of Rage Icon Eyes of Rage traits on your Azerite at a minimum to make the most out of this.
2.

Talent and Essence Cheatsheet

Wrathion, the Black Emperor Maut The Prophet Skitra Dark Inquisitor Xanesh The Hivemind Shad'har the Insatiable Drest'agath Vexiona Ra-den the Despoiled Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn Carapace of N'Zoth N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise to use the following talents on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following essences on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following essences on Maut.

We advise to use the following talents on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following essences on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following talents on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following essences on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following essences on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following talents on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following essences on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following talents on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following essences on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following essences on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following talents on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following essences on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following talents on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following essences on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following talents on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following talents on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise to use the following essences on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

3.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

We advise you to use the following talents against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise you to use the following essences against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

3.1.

Tips

Wrathion is a fight divided into a very static Phase 1, a very high movement intermission and an AoE heavy Phase 2 that cycles in this order. Havoc fares very well here due to having long cooldown windows with long recharge times, allowing you to push a lot of damage out when the boss is actually active.

For more information, please refer to our Wrathion, the Black Emperor guide.

4.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

4.1.

Tips

Maut is largely a single-target encounter for Melee players, so your build will be focused on dealing as much of that as possible. Survival is also important here due to the self-inflicted damage in Phase 2, but due to Havoc's additional Leech provided by Soul Rending Icon Soul Rending you should be comfortable during your peak burst windows.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

5.

The Prophet Skitra

We advise you to use the following talents against The Prophet Skitra.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Prophet Skitra.

5.1.

Tips

Skitra has a massive arena that can force you to move large distances in intermissions, but is otherwise a simple static encounter. Havoc has a lot of mobility to cover this, so has a fairly easy time navigating the fight.

For more information, please refer to our The Prophet Skitra guide.

6.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

We advise you to use the following talents against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise you to use the following essences against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

6.1.

Tips

Xanesh has some very high movement requirements at specific points throughout the encounter, but due to Havoc's high mobility keeping up with the boss should not be an issue. You are also a good candidate to deal with Void Ritual Icon Void Ritual because of this, ideally in between cooldowns.

For more information, please refer to our Dark Inquisitor Xanesh guide.

7.

The Hivemind

We advise you to use the following talents against The Hivemind.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Hivemind.

7.1.

Tips

Hivemind is a boss that has fixed add spawns that need to be burst down that Havoc can naturally align with. You also have options to take more if necessary, depending on how much your guild needs.

For more information, please refer to our The Hivemind guide.

8.

Shad'har the Insatiable

We advise you to use the following talents against Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise you to use the following essences against Shad'har the Insatiable.

8.1.

Tips

Shad'har is entirely a single-target burn fight that has a predictable kill timer. Surviving through most of the damage as long as you avoid telegraphed attacks should be fine for Havoc, so using defensives for pressure points is the only real optimization needed.

For more information, please refer to our Shad'har the Insatiable guide.

9.

Drest'agath

We advise you to use the following talents against Drest'agath.

We advise you to use the following essences against Drest'agath.

9.1.

Tips

Drest'agath comes with a lot of downtime and very high movement checks due to the frequent target swaps. It also requires you to condense your damage into short bursts to line up with the Void Infused Ichor Icon Void Infused Ichor effect, meaning you should make sure to have some cooldowns ready after you intend to pick this up when tentacles die.

For more information, please refer to our Drest'agath guide.

10.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

10.1.

Tips

Vexiona requires you to temper your damage profiles between boss damage, priority targets and AoE. Havoc has the option to go full single target with some cleave, full AoE, or somewhere in beween depending on talents and essences. Depending on what your guild needs most of, or your role, you should tailor your choices around that.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

11.

Ra-den the Despoiled

We advise you to use the following talents against Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise you to use the following essences against Ra-den the Despoiled.

11.1.

Tips

Ra-den has a large amount of focus on high burst phases, especially in Phase 2 which Havoc is perfectly suited for. There is also a significant amount of constant raid damage, which Havoc can offset with some choices providing a lot of stability.

For more information, please refer to our Ra-den the Despoiled guide.

12.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

We advise you to use the following talents against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise you to use the following essences against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

12.1.

Tips

Il'gynoth is the most complex end wing boss when it comes to how you approach your damage profile. There is a lot you can do to tweak your delivery, and sometimes it comes down to the pace your group is dealing with each phase as to what works best. Plan out your cooldowns to make sure you have it for the final burn after the third organ kill, which may necessitate using Strive for Perfection Icon Strive for Perfection.

For more information, please refer to our Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn guide.

13.

Carapace of N'Zoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Carapace of N'Zoth.

13.1.

Tips

Carapace of N'zoth has a lot of room to focus on either add damage or boss damage depending on the phase you are struggling with. Havoc can focus very heavily on dealing with adds opening up room for the rest of your raid to orient themselves more to boss damage, due to how many AoE options you can layer together.

For more information, please refer to our Carapace of N'Zoth guide.

14.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise you to use the following talents against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise you to use the following essences against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

14.1.

Tips

Depending on when you are entering into the Mindgate, you will need to be planning your cooldowns (and your build) around this. Havoc can make good use of Strive for Perfection Icon Strive for Perfection to help align Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis with the phases to get additional uses at more ideal times. Otherwise, your high mobility and survival makes a lot of the more difficult aspects of this fight easier to deal with as long as you keep up with the current priority target.

For more information, please refer to our N'Zoth the Corruptor guide.

15.

Changelog

  • 03 Feb. 2020: Updated all talent and Essence suggestions, individual tip lines to follow.
  • 13 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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