Havoc Demon Hunter PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA 8.3)

Last updated on Jan 16, 2020 at 18:53 by Mysticall 9 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

1.

Havoc Demon Hunters in the Current Meta

Havoc Demon Hunters are the most feared class in the game. They not only have strong crowd control in the form of stuns and kicks, but they also have the strongest offensive cooldown in the game, Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis; on a relatively short cooldown, you can easily swap to an enemy without a trinket and kill them in a stun.

2.

Havoc Demon Hunters Strengths

  • Great mobility
  • Strong burst and sustained damage
  • Multiple utility spells
2.1.

Havoc Demon Hunters Weaknesses

  • Weak against teams with multiple stuns
  • Predictable burst damage
  • Very little team composition diversity

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

3.

Changelog

  • 16 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for patch 8.3 and no updates were necessary.
  • 25 Nov. 2019: Reorganized the guide in 7 different pages.
  • 24 Aug. 2019: Updated Alliance and Horde races.
  • 04 Jul. 2019: Updated Guide for Patch 8.2.
    • Updated Stat Priority.
    • Added Azerite Essence section.
    • Added Major and Minor Essences sections.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Burst and Sustained damage rotations.
  • 27 May 2019: Several changes made to the guide.
    • Updated Azerite Traits.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 6 regular talents.
  • 27 Apr. 2019: Several changes made to the guide.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tiers 6 and 7 regular talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
    • Updated Sustained Damage rotation.
  • 14 Mar. 2019: No major changes needed for Patch 8.1.5.
  • 09 Mar. 2019: Updated Defensives and Arena 2v2 sections.
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Updated Azerite Trait and Recommended Gear sections.
  • 13 Dec. 2018: Updated Azerite traits section.
  • 12 Dec. 2018: Updated guide for Patch 8.1.
    • Updated tier 2 regular talent.
    • Updated PvP talents.
  • 31 Oct. 2018: Added Gear Recommendation section.
  • 08 Oct. 2018: Added talent table.
  • 02 Oct. 2018: Removed PvP Gear and War Mode sections.
  • 25 Sep. 2018: Removed Artifact Traits section.
    • Removed Relics section.
    • Added Stat Priority section.
    • Added Azerite Traits section.
  • 20 Sep. 2018: Updated burst rotation.
  • 27 Aug. 2018: Updated Air Drops section.
  • 23 Aug. 2018: Updated guide for Patch 8.0.1.
    • Updated Introduction and spec overview.
    • Added Stat priority.
    • Updated tiers 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 regular talents sections.
    • Added PvP (War Mode) talents and gear sections for the new BfA system.
    • Updated Racial Bonuses section.
    • Updated Burst Damage and Sustained Damage sections.
    • Updated Macros section.
    • Removed Gear section.
    • Updated Artifact Traits and Relics sections.
  • 06 May 2018: Added an Arena Compositions section.
  • 25 Mar. 2018: Made several updates to the guide and its structure.
    • Added sections for Macros, Strengths, and Weaknesses.
    • Moved Gear, Artifact Traits, and Relics sections to the end, since they are not that important.
    • Updated recommended Tier 4 regular talent and Tier 2 and 4 honor talents.
  • 21 Jan. 2018: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.5.
  • 08 Dec. 2017: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.2. Updated "About the Author".
  • 17 Sep. 2017: Changed recommended Tier 2 regular talent and updated sustained and burst rotations.
  • 10 Sep. 2017: Removed Artifact Trait descriptions and changed recommended Tier 5 regular talents.
  • 12 Jul. 2017: No changes need for Patch 7.2.5
  • 24 Apr. 2017: Changed recommended Tier 2, 3, 4, and 5 regular talents and Tier 6 honor talents, and added additional defensive abilities.
  • 05 Apr. 2017: Guide was created.
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