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Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Nov 28, 2017 at 21:15 by Wordup 549 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 Legion 7.3.5, 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 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. The Basics of Stats for Havoc Demon Hunter

The stat priority for Havoc Demon Hunter differs depending on your talent selections currently, which is again influenced by your legendary choices. The priority is:

1.1. Classic Demon Blades Build

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

1.2. Demonic Build

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

Note that with the shift to Demonic in Tier 21, the stat weights have changed once again for Havoc, returning to a focus on Mastery for the short burst windows of Chaos damage following your Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam casts.

1.3. Breakpoints

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

1.4. Getting a Better Understanding

1.5. Statistics

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 provides additional damage to your attacks and abilities, and also grants your Chaos Strike Icon Chaos Strike a chance to refund 50% of its cost.

Mastery increases all Chaos damage you deal through Mastery: Demonic Presence Icon Mastery: Demonic Presence, and increases your passive movement speed by the same amount.

Haste grants a number of different increases, increasing the auto-attack speed, reducing the Global Cooldown recovery time, reduces the base cooldown of Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance/Death Sweep Icon Death Sweep alongside Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive.

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

1.6. 7.3.2 Stat Changes

With Tier 21 being introduced, the focus is much higher on Chaos damage in your rotation, pushing Mastery back up to being a strong choice. This also reduces the value of Haste due to you gaining such a large amount inside each Demonic window, which should be noted for those still using a Critical Strike/Haste gear setup from Tier 20.

2. ChangeLog

  • 28 Nov. 2017: Updated for Antorus release to show additional Demonic stat weights.
  • 28 Aug. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 12 Jun. 2017: Updated for 7.2.5 changes to indicate the drop in Mastery value.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Altered priority to reflect nerfs to Chaos Cleave at 7.1.5 launch.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Added different stat priorities, depending on talent choices.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
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