Havoc Demon Hunter PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight 10.2)

Last updated on Nov 06, 2023 at 17:50 by Mysticall 33 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Havoc Demon Hunter in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Havoc Demon Hunter PvP Guide.


Stat Priority for Havoc Demon Hunters in PvP

The stat priority for Havoc Demon Hunter in PvP is as follows:

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

Agility is the best stat in all situations. Mastery (Mastery: Demonic Presence Icon Mastery: Demonic Presence) is the strongest secondary stat at all times due to it increasing your Chaos damage and movement speed. You should also try to focus on getting Versatility. This will reduce the damage you take while increasing your overall damage.


Gear Recommendations


General Guidelines

In general, as a Havoc Demon Hunter, you want to get trinkets that increase your damage or survivability. These trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Versatility or Agility. The reason you want to increase both of these stats is because they both increase your overall damage output, and the Versatility will help you survive easier. Here is the best gear we recommend you use as a Havoc Demon Hunter.

  • Head: Life-Bound Cap Icon Life-Bound Cap - Crafted with Versatility/Mastery
  • Neck: Verdant Gladiator's Amulet Icon Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
  • Shoulders: Screaming Torchfiend's Horned Memento Icon Screaming Torchfiend's Horned Memento
  • Cloak: Scalewarden's Cape Icon Scalewarden's Cape
  • Chest: Screaming Torchfiend's Binding Icon Screaming Torchfiend's Binding
  • Wrists: Scalewarden's Leather Wraps Icon Scalewarden's Leather Wraps
  • Hands: Screaming Torchfiend's Grasp Icon Screaming Torchfiend's Grasp
  • Waist: Scalewarden's Leather Belt Icon Scalewarden's Leather Belt
  • Legs: Screaming Torchfiend's Blazewraps Icon Screaming Torchfiend's Blazewraps
  • Feet: Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity Icon Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
  • Ring 1: Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight - Crafted with Versatility/Mastery
  • Ring 2: Verdant Gladiator's Signet Icon Verdant Gladiator's Signet
  • Trinket 1: Verdant Gladiator's Medallion Icon Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
  • Trinket 2: Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
  • Weapon 1: Verdant Gladiator's Warglaive Icon Verdant Gladiator's Warglaive
  • Weapon 2: Verdant Gladiator's Warglaive Icon Verdant Gladiator's Warglaive

Note: It is essential to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you a Stamina and stat boost that will increase your survivability.


Havoc Demon Hunter Tier Set

As noted above, acquiring both your 2-set and 4-set bonus is crucial. It is also important to note that ALL tier sets are nerfed by 50% in PvP. Although this nerf is significant, tier sets are still important to acquire to maximize your chances of winning. For Havoc Demonhunter, this is your tier set:

  • Demon Hunter Havoc 10.1 Class Set 2pc Icon Demon Hunter Havoc 10.1 Class Set 2pcBlade Dance Icon Blade Dance automatically triggers Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive on your primary target for 100% damage, and each slash has a 50% chance to Throw Glaive an enemy for 35% damage. This is great for increasing both your single-target and cleave damage.
  • Demon Hunter Havoc 10.1 Class Set 2pc Icon Demon Hunter Havoc 10.1 Class Set 2pcThrow Glaive Icon Throw Glaive reduces the remaining cooldown of The Hunt Icon The Hunt by 2 seconds, and The Hunt's damage over time effect lasts 6 seconds longer.

Havoc Demon Hunter Embellishments

Embelishments are bonuses that can be put on crafted gear. These affects can have a drastic impact on the game. You are only allowed to have 2 Embellishments equipped at the same time. Here are the recommended Embellishments for Havoc Demon Hunters:

  • Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch is an embellishment that deals damage to enemies. This will significantly increase your damage output. This should be crafted on your helm.
  • Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity Icon Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity. These Embellishment Boots give you a primary stat increase when you successfully interrupt, crowd control, or dispel an enemy. These are automatically crafted on your boots.

Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for a Havoc Demon Hunter:

  • Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Regenerative Leech Icon Enchant Cloak - Regenerative Leech
  • Chest: Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
  • Bracers: Enchant Bracer - Writ of Leech Icon Enchant Bracer - Writ of Leech
  • Waist: Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Legs: Fierce Armor Kit Icon Fierce Armor Kit
  • Feet: Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
  • Rings: Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery
  • Weapon1: Enchant Weapon - Shadowflame Wreathe Icon Enchant Weapon - Shadowflame Wreathe
  • Weapon2: Enchant Weapon - Shadowflame Wreathe Icon Enchant Weapon - Shadowflame Wreathe

Zen Neltharite Icon Zen Neltharite is the best gem you can use.



  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Tier Set bonus.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 26 Jun. 2023: Several changes made.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Tier Set section.
    • Added Embellishment section.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants section.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Recommended Gear to include Tier Set.
    • Added Tier Set section.
    • Added Trinkets to Recommended Gear.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 13 Jan. 2023: Updated Stat Priority.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Recommended Enchants.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 01 Aug. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 17 Jun. 2022: Updated Best Weapons.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 26 Feb. 2021: Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier Set section.
    • Removed Shards of Domination section.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 02 Jul. 2021: Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Added Shards of Domination section.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 17 Feb. 2021: Updated Best Weapons.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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