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Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Stat Priority (BfA 8.0.1)

Last updated on Jul 17, 2018 at 01:08 by Wordup 17 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Havoc Demon Hunters in World of Warcraft BfA 8.0.1, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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 written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

1. The Basics of Stats for Havoc Demon Hunter

In the pre-patch the stat priority has changed drastically due to a shift in both certain ability mechanics and ideal talent choices:

  1. Agility;
  2. Haste;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Mastery.

Note here that Mastery is significantly lower than the other options; if it can be avoided, it should be. Some talent builds offer a slightly better performance with it, but it never reaches the level of alternatives.

1.1. Breakpoints

No breakpoints or soft caps currently exist for Havoc, and stats remain relatively similar regardless of your gear state.

1.2. Getting a Better Understanding

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your attacks and abilities to critically strike, dealing double damage.

Mastery increases all Chaos damage you deal through Mastery: Demonic Presence Icon Mastery: Demonic Presence, and also increases your passive movement speed.

Haste increases your auto attack speed, reduces the Global Cooldown recovery time down to a minimum of 0.750 seconds, and reduces the base cooldown of Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance/Death Sweep Icon Death Sweep, Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura and Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive.

Versatility provides a boost to damage dealt and reduction to damage taken.

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