Havoc Demon Hunter PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Mysticall 33 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Havoc Demon Hunter 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 Hunter Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Great mobility
  • +Strong burst and sustained damage
  • +Multiple utility spells
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Weak against teams with multiple stuns
  • -Predictable burst damage
  • -Easy to learn, but difficult to master
3.

Notable 10.2.6 Changes

  • No notable changes in Patch 10.2.6.
4.

Notable 10.2 Changes

  • Many talents have changed locations and/or available connections:
  • Sigil of Flame Icon Sigil of Flame now moved to Demon Hunter baseline.
  • Sigil of Flame Icon Sigil of Flame initial damage increased by 200%.
  • Elysian Decree Icon Elysian Decree has been moved to the Demon Hunter class tree.
  • New Talent: Live by the Glaive Icon Live by the Glaive. When you parry an attack or have one of your attacks parried, restore 4% of max health and 10 Fury. This effect may occur once every 5 seconds.
  • New Talent: Champion of the Glaive Icon Champion of the Glaive. Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive has 2 charges and 10 yard increased range.
  • Unrestrained Fury Icon Unrestrained Fury is now a 1-rank talent (was 2) and increases max Fury by 20 (was 10/20).
  • Shattered Restoration Icon Shattered Restoration is now a 1-rank talent (was 2) and increases Shattered Soul healing by 10% (was 5/10%).
  • Illidari Knowledge Icon Illidari Knowledge is now a 1-rank talent (was 2) and reduces magic damage taken by 5% (was 3/6%).
  • Will of the Illidari Icon Will of the Illidari is now a 1-rank talent (was 2) and increases max health by 5% (was 3/6%).
  • Rush of Chaos Icon Rush of Chaos is now a 2-rank talent (was 1) and reduces Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis cooldown by 30/60 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Quickened Sigils Icon Quickened Sigils no longer reduces cooldowns of Sigil skills.
  • Precise Sigils Icon Precise Sigils no longer increases Sigil durations by 2 seconds.
  • Erratic Felheart Icon Erratic Felheart now reduces cooldown of Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush/Infernal Strike Icon Infernal Strike by 8/15% (was 10/20%).
  • Flames of Fury Icon Flames of Fury has been adjusted. Now a 2-rank talent (was 1).
  • New Talent: Dash of Chaos Icon Dash of Chaos. For 2 seconds after using Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush, activating it again will dash back towards your initial location.
  • New Talent: Demon Hide Icon Demon Hide. Magical damage increased by 5%, and Physical damage taken reduced by 5%.
  • New Talent: Deflecting Dance Icon Deflecting Dance. You deflect incoming attacks while Blade Dancing, absorbing damage up to 15% of your maximum health.
  • New Talent: Scars of Suffering Icon Scars of Suffering. Increases Versatility by 4% and reduces threat generated by 8%.
  • New Talent: Inertia Icon Inertia. When empowered by Unbound Chaos Icon Unbound Chaos, Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush increases damage by 18% for 5 seconds.
  • New Talent: A Fire Inside Icon A Fire Inside. Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura has 1 additional charge and 30% chance to refund a charge when used. You can have multiple Immolation Auras active at a time.
  • New Talent: Chaotic Disposition Icon Chaotic Disposition. Each time you deal Chaos damage, there is a 7.77% chance to duplicate 17% of the damage, up to 3/7 total times. 2-rank talent.
4.1.

Notable 10.1.5 Changes

  • No notable changes for Patch 10.1.5
4.2.

Notable 10.1 Changes

  • Several crowd control spells have had their duration reduced:
  • Fel Eruption Icon Fel Eruption duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP.
  • Chaos Nova Icon Chaos Nova duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP.
  • Sigil of Misery Icon Sigil of Misery duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP.
  • Imprison Icon Imprison duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP.
  • Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam damage increased by 16% in PvP.
5.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (macros): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (comps): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (gear): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (talents): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (comps): Updated Best 2v2 Comp.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 08 Nov. 2023 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Best 2v2 Team Compositions.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Tier Set bonus.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 26 Jun. 2023 (playstyle): Updated Damage rotations.
  • 26 Jun. 2023 (comps): Updated Best 3v3 Team Compositions.
  • 26 Jun. 2023 (gear): Several changes made.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Tier Set section.
    • Added Embellishment section.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants section.
  • 26 Jun. 2023 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 01 May 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 01 May 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 01 May 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 01 May 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 01 May 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 01 May 2023 (talents): Review for Patch 10.1.
  • 01 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 01 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Best 2v2 and 3v3 team compositions.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Recommended Gear to include Tier Set.
    • Added Tier Set section.
    • Added Trinkets to Recommended Gear.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Talent Calculator.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 26 Jan. 2023 (talents): Updated Recommended talents.
  • 13 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Updated all Damage rotations.
  • 13 Jan. 2023 (gear): Updated Stat Priority.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Recommended Enchants.
  • 13 Jan. 2023 (talents): Updated Recommended talents.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (playstyle): Updated all damage rotations.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (comps): Updated Best 2v2 and 3v3 team compositions.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (talents): Updated Recommended talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Updated weaknesses.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Updated weaknesses.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 17 Jun. 2022 (gear): Updated Best Weapons.
  • 31 May 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 26 Feb. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 26 Feb. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 26 Feb. 2022 (playstyle): Updated all Damage rotations.
  • 26 Feb. 2022 (comps): Updated Best 3v3 Compositions.
  • 26 Feb. 2022 (talents): Updated Tier 6 Regular Talent.
  • 26 Feb. 2022 (this page): Added Notable Changes section.
  • 26 Feb. 2022 (this page): Added Notable Changes section.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (talents): Updated Tier 3 Regular Talent
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (playstyle): Removed Mana Burn section.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Added Shards of Domination section.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talents for 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.0.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.0.1.
  • 26 Feb. 2021 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier Set section.
    • Removed Shards of Domination section.
  • 17 Feb. 2021 (gear): Updated Best Weapons.
  • 08 Jan. 2021 (playstyle): Updated Burst and Sustained damage rotations.
  • 06 Dec. 2020 (gear): Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 05 Dec. 2020 (playstyle): Updated Rotations to include Covenant Ability.
  • 05 Dec. 2020 (talents): Updated PvP talents.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (playstyle): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (gear): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands 9.0.2.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands 9.0.2.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (races): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (macros): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (comps): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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