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Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:20 by Wordup 448 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 7.2, 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. Basics

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

1.1. Breakpoints

Whilst it was originally thought there was a Mastery breakpoint to reach with the new Chaos Cleave Icon Chaos Cleave, this has since been removed due to changes in the transition to patch launch. The priority largely remains the same as this, though with Anger of the Half-Giants Icon Anger of the Half-Giants Haste can catch up and outperform Mastery in some circumstances.

1.2. Getting a Better Understanding

1.3. 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.

2. ChangeLog

  • 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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