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Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.3)

Last updated on Aug 28, 2017 at 23:20 by Wordup 523 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, 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. 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. Haste;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Agility;
  5. Mastery.

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

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.

1.4. 7.2.5 Stat Changes

With addition of the new Tier 20 bonuses, Critical Strike and Haste have both moved up significantly in value due to the synergy with Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance and the base rotation. Conversely, Mastery has reduced in value significantly due to the Chaos Blades Icon Chaos Blades change, removing scaling. Due to this gearing has changed quite substantially in 7.2.5 for Havoc.

2. ChangeLog

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  • 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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