Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 30, 2022 at 18:52 by Wordup 42 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: Sanctum of Domination. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Havoc-Demon Hunter-specific information to deal with each boss in the Sanctum of Domination raid. The tips provided on this page were given based on Shadowlands Season 4, and may be partially outdated for Dragonflight pre-patch.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Havoc Demon Hunter and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

During the Dragonflight Pre-Patch, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will be simultaneously featured as Fated Raids. During this time encounters within each specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below. Otherwise, continue to use this page for specialization-specific tips.

Havoc has a few changes from 9.2 that has more firmly focused it into one damage profile and Covenant choice that became strong at the tail end of Patch 9.1.5. Therefore, some of the approaches are slightly different on some bosses but by and large follows many of the same rules in Season 4.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Currently there is one dominant raiding build that is rarely deviated from outside of very specific situations. You run Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon as your single target legendary due to the interactions with Sinful Brand Icon Sinful Brand. In some situations you may want Netherwalk Icon Netherwalk and can trade Improved Fel Rush Icon Improved Fel Rush out for netherwalk at a minor DPS loss.

Covenant: Venthyr

Legendaries: Agony Gaze Icon Agony Gaze with Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon

Soulbind: Nadjia (Link)

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the following string:

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3.

The Tarragrue

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Tarragrue.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

The Tarragrue encounter focuses heavily around the 4 Anima Powers you are offered in the surrounding trash. Some are better, some are worse, but you are not always offered everything and most of them are within margin. However, some notes:

  • Powers to avoid:Lumbering Form Icon Lumbering Form and Ten of Towers Icon Ten of Towers both have a high chance of getting allies killed or causing wipes. Do not take these.
  • Powers to look out for: Ever-Beating Heart Icon Ever-Beating Heart effectively allows you to ignore many of the most obnoxious mechanics in melee, and while not a DPS power, is a great comfort pick.

General tips for dealing with the encounter:

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

4.

The Eye of the Jailer

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Eye of the Jailer.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

This fight is predominantly single-target with some add phases.

For more information, please refer to our The Eye of the Jailer guide.

5.

The Nine

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Nine.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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

6.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Remnant of Ner'zhul.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Mostly single-target with some very brief moments with adds that need to be killed very quickly. Also has high movement with a small amount of downtime.

For more information, please refer to our Remnant of Ner'zhul guide.

7.

Soulrender Dormazain

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Soulrender Dormazain.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

For more information, please refer to our Soulrender Dormazain guide.

8.

Painsmith Raznal

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Painsmith Raznal.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity
  • Due to the cooldown of Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis it is better to use it on pull, and then line up the second cast with the add wave spawn after the second intermission leading into the final phase.
  • Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush is useful here as it is a high-movement fight, but be careful which direction you move as there are a lot of lethal mechanics.
  • Glaive Tempest Icon Glaive Tempest is an alternative if you are struggling to get value out of Unbound Chaos Icon Unbound Chaos.
  • If positioned carefully, you can still hit the Spiked Balls Icon Spiked Balls from melee, but make sure to do it from max range.
  • Blur Icon Blur and Darkness Icon Darkness are best saved for detonations of the Flameclasp Trap Icon Flameclasp Traps, especially at the tail end of Phase 3 with high stacks of Lingering Flames Icon Lingering Flames ticking.
  • Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows can be used to skip over Spike lines and Balls, and in an emergency you can double jump off the platform and Glide Icon Glide around them, landing back in a safe spot.

For more information, please refer to our Painsmith Raznal guide.

9.

Guardian of the First Ones

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Guardian of the First Ones.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

A pure single-target burn encounter with very little else to worry about.

  • This fight is a pure single-target burn, so aim to keep uptime as high as possible.
  • Save Blur Icon Blur for situations where your raid is taking Purging Protocol Icon Purging Protocol hits, either before entering an Energy Core or at the end of the fight when you run out of cores.
  • If your raid intends to take multiple Purging Protocol Icon Purging Protocol ticks, you should use Darkness Icon Darkness here with the group stacked.
  • Have a charge of Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush to get out of Meltdown Icon Meltdown ready, and also keep one banked to get out of the Disintegration Icon Disintegration beam if it targets you.
  • Position yourself to the side of the boss to bait Disintegration Icon Disintegration away from the ranged camp. Just stay clear of the tanks to avoid the Elimination Pattern Icon Elimination Pattern frontal.
  • On Mythic save a charge of Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush for any situation you are targeted by Threat Neutralization Icon Threat Neutralization to position around the Energy Core. This is your priority number one.
  • Use Netherwalk Icon Netherwalk to immune the damage from Obliterate Icon Obliterate if you are assigned to soak it.

For more information, please refer to our Guardian of the First Ones guide.

10.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

For more information, please refer to our Fatescribe Roh-Kalo guide.

11.

Kel'Thuzad

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Kel'Thuzad.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity
  • It is difficult to get much value out of spread Sinful Brand Icon Sinful Brand from Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis because of the low duration of add waves, but the intermission is likely your best chance. Make sure to always try to maintain it on the boss with the active cast.
  • Blur Icon Blur and Darkness Icon Darkness are best served for surviving the Frozen Destruction Icon Frozen Destruction detonations from Glacial Spikes.
  • You can use Netherwalk Icon Netherwalk to help soak the Frost Blast Icon Frost Blast casts safely.
  • Chaos Nova Icon Chaos Nova, Fel Eruption Icon Fel Eruption, and Disrupt Icon Disrupt can all be used to interrupt the Piercing Wail Icon Piercing Wail casts from the tank adds spawned.
  • Be careful if using Chaos Nova Icon Chaos Nova near Frostbound Devoted, as when the stun fades they will re-fixate their target.

For more information, please refer to our Kel'Thuzad guide.

12.

Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sylvanas Windrunner.

  1. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

For more information, please refer to our Sylvanas Windrunner guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 30 Jul. 2022: Updated for Season 4.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5 to more broadly accomodate Momentum/Demonic as equal.
  • 10 Jul. 2021: Page added.
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