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Havoc Demon Hunter PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (BfA / Patch 8.3)

Last updated on Feb 13, 2020 at 13:05 by Mysticall 8 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 as well as guidance on how to pick up your Azerite pieces, 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.

1.

Stat Priority for Havoc Demon Hunters in PvP

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

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

Agility is the best stat in all situations. Haste is the strongest secondary stat at all times due decreasing the global cooldown on your abilities. You should also try to focus on getting Versatility. This will reduce the damage you take while increasing your overall damage.

2.

Corruption Gear for Havoc Demon Hunters in PvP

Gear has a chance to get a Corruption@ effect on them. This Corruption can have 2 different affects: dealing damage or increasing one of your stats. The more Corruption to have, the more damage you will take from the Corruption effects. It is recommended to not have more than 40 Corruption at once or you will take too much damage and die quickly.

For a general guide on Corruptions, check out our guide.

2.1.

Damage-Dealing Corruptions

Corruptions that deal damage proc from your damaging abilities. Although you do not have a choice on when they proc, most of them proc often and can make up a large amount of your overall damage. Below are the best Corruptions to have that will deal damage from using your abilities.

  1. Infinite Stars Icon Infinite Stars — Although the debuff is dispellable, it procs very often and can drastically increase your cleave damage.
  2. Echoing Void Icon Echoing Void — This gives your abilities a chance to give you a buff that stacks. It will then have a chance to get rid of stacks of this buff and will deal damage to all enemies in front of you.
  3. Gushing Wound Icon Gushing Wound — Places a very large DoT on the enemy that cannot be dispelled. Perfect for increasing your overall damage output.
  4. Twisted Appendage Icon Twisted Appendage — Gives your abilities a chance to summon a tendril that will deal damage and slow the enemy. This tendril can be killed, but you can spawn multiple on one target and will do incredible amounts of damage if they are not killed quickly.
2.2.

Stat-Increasing Corruptions

Corruptions that increase Stats are also extremely powerful. These Corruptions also have two different variations. The first is a proc chance to gain a stat. This is just like any other proc, where you will randomly get a buff that greatly increases one of your stats. The second is you receive a certain stat from any source. This means you can gain that stat from anything from gear to traits. These stat increases are much more powerful to have. Below are the best Corruptions that increase your stats.

  1. Expedient Icon Expedient — Because Haste is your best stat, this is by far the best stat-increase Corruption to have. Quick note: this is not a proc, but this is just a flat increase to your Haste.
  2. Racing Pulse Icon Racing Pulse — Similar to the Expedient Corruption, Racing Pulse also increases your Haste. However, this is a proc, so you will not have control over when you get this Haste increase. With that said, it is still one of the best Corruptions you can get.
  3. Versatile Icon Versatile — If you cannot get the Haste Corruption, this is your second best choice. Versatility is important for surviving and this gives you a flat Versatility increase.
  4. Surging Vitality Icon Surging Vitality — Similar to the Versatile Corruption, Surging Vitality also increases your Versatility. However, this is a proc, so you will not have control over when you get this Versatility increase.
3.

Gear Recommendations

3.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Havoc Demon Hunters want to get trinkets that line up well with Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis. 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 increases both your overall damage output.

To be successful in 3v3 arena, you need to have at least 2 pieces of gear with either Furious Gaze Icon Furious Gaze or Revolving Blades Icon Revolving Blades traits. You will also want either Azerite Veins Icon Azerite Veins or Azerite Globules Icon Azerite Globules in the Inner Ring.

Below, we list the items that have these traits.

3.1.1.

Helms

3.1.2.

Shoulders

Chest pieces that have these traits:

3.2.

Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict is a great trinket to have. The on-use damage and healing absorption is capable of forcing defensives, especially when coordinated with your other teammates Maledicts. This can be used by itself or while you are using your burst rotation to force multiple cooldowns out of enemy teams. If you use this trinket, make sure your other teammates are using it as well. Otherwise, the enemy healer can just dispel the debuff and it will force cooldowns.

Corrupted Gladiator's Safeguard Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Safeguard is a mandatory trinket if you think the enemy team can swap to you and kill you. This provides an additional defensive for when you drop to low health. If you do not think a team will swap to you and kill you, you can use replace this one with any of the trinkets below.

Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Badge is strong for the Versatility and the on-use Agility effect. This works great when you are about to use Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam or Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis.

Corrupted Gladiator's Medallion Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Medallion is good because of the on-use Versatility effect. This increases your overall damage and lines up well with your burst cooldowns.

3.3.

Weapon Enchant

Enchant Weapon - Versatile Navigation Icon Enchant Weapon - Versatile Navigation and Enchant Weapon - Force Multiplier Icon Enchant Weapon - Force Multiplier are the best weapon enchants. Because Versatility reduces the damage you take, this will help increase your survivability. Force Multiplier increases your primary stat, Agility, and results in an increase to your overall damage output.

4.

Changelog

  • 13 Feb. 2020: Added Corruption Gear section.
    • Updated Recommended Items section.
  • 18 Jan. 2020: Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
  • 25 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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