Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Easy Mode — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Sep 11, 2022 at 16:16 by Meyra 39 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain how to easily play Vengeance Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.

1.

Foreword

This page is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous subtleties and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

2.

The Basics of Vengeance Demon Hunter

Vengeance Demon Hunters have strong mobility, which can help during tanking, especially in dungeons. Your main goal throughout fights will be to survive through clever usage of your defensive abilities.

3.

Talent Choice for Vengeance Demon Hunter

There are two main builds for Vengeance. The first build revolves around maximizing damage and healing through Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb. The second playstyle tries to maximize mitigation uptime, by spreading Fiery Brand Icon Fiery Brand to every enemy as much as possible. Spirit Bomb should be the go-to spec if the extra survival is not needed for the Mythic+ run. For the full list of talents, please click the link below.

3.1.

Raid

3.2.

Mythic+

4.

Set Bonuses and Legendary Gear

Patch 9.2 introduces set bonuses from the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid. The primary goal will be obtaining the Burning Hunger Icon Vengeance DH 2-Piece bonus to greatly improve healing and damage potential due to the number of souls spawning based on the number of enemies actively being tanked. This will allow players to gain extra damage and healing by planning large pulls. The Rapacious Hunger Icon Vengeance DH 4-Piece bonus reduces the cooldown of Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation and Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura. This allows for higher uptime of Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis through the talent Demonic Icon Demonic.

Also new with Patch 9.2 is the ability to equip a Covenant Legendary at the same time as a class Legendary. The Cinch of Unity Icon Cinch of Unity is the Legendary belt that can be purchased at Revered with The Enlightened faction in Zereth Mortis. In the situation where the belt slot is not preferred, the Memory of Unity Icon Memory of Unity can be purchased from the same vendor and it can be placed on other pieces via the Runecarver. This Legendary will automatically provide the current Covenant Power and it will change automatically during a Covenant swap.

For more information on Legendary powers or gear, please click the links below.

5.

Stat Choice for Vengeance Demon Hunter

Currently, you will want to prioritise stats as follows:

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

To review the stat priority in more detail, please click the link below.

6.

Basic Rotation for Vengeance Demon Hunter

The basic rotation as a Vengeance Demon Hunter is based on this priority while talented into Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb.

  1. Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation on cooldown.
  2. Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb if 4 or more Souls are active.
  3. Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura if you will not cap on Souls.
  4. Fracture Icon Fracture if you will not cap on Souls and you are taking the Fracture Icon Fracture talent.
  5. Soul Cleave Icon Soul Cleave for dumping Fury after Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb and when you do not have any Souls spawned.
  6. Sigil of Flame Icon Sigil of Flame if not Kyrian and running Razelikh's Defilement Icon Razelikh's Defilement. If you are Kyrian and running the Legendary Power Razelikh's Defilement Icon Razelikh's Defilement, do not ever use Sigil of Flame.
  7. Shear Icon Shear for filler/if you will not cap on Fury/Souls and you do not have Fracture Icon Fracture talented.
  8. Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive as a filler.
  9. Infernal Strike Icon Infernal Strike should be woven into the standard rotation, since it is not on the global cooldown.

The basic rotation as a Vengeance Demon Hunter is based on this priority while not talented into Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb.

  1. Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation on cooldown.
  2. Soul Cleave Icon Soul Cleave if 2 or more Souls are active.
  3. Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura if you will not cap on Souls.
  4. Fracture Icon Fracture if you will not cap on Souls and you are taking the Fracture Icon Fracture talent.
  5. Soul Cleave Icon Soul Cleave for dumping Fury and when you do not have any Souls spawned.
  6. Sigil of Flame Icon Sigil of Flame if not Kyrian@ and running Razelikh's Defilement Icon Razelikh's Defilement. If you are Kyrian and running the Legendary Power Razelikh's Defilement Icon Razelikh's Defilement, do not ever use Sigil of Flame.
  7. Shear Icon Shear for filler/if you will not cap on Fury/Souls and you do not have Fracture Icon Fracture talented.
  8. Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive as a filler.
  9. Infernal Strike Icon Infernal Strike should be woven into the standard rotation, since it is not on the global cooldown.

For more details on rotation or spell summary, please visit the rotation link below.

7.

Active Mitigation and Cooldowns

You have one active mitigation ability that you need to use to keep yourself alive, which is Demon Spikes Icon Demon Spikes. This should be used frequently, even simply against auto-attacks. Always keep at least one of its charges rolling.

Aside from this, you also have a couple of other abilities you can use to help keep you alive.

Fiery Brand Icon Fiery Brand should be placed on the target when you anticipate that they will deal high damage to you, or when you simply want to reduce the damage you take.

In addition to that, you have access to a major survivability cooldown in Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis. This works both pro-actively (to increase your health in preparation for damage) and re-actively, as an emergency cooldown to heal you up when you drop low on health. Additionally, extra 20 Fury is generated when Fracture Icon Fracture or Shear Icon Shear is used.

While playing with Demonic Icon Demonic, Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation will trigger Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis for 8 seconds. In most situations, either Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis or Demon Spikes Icon Demon Spikes is enough to survive and this opportunity allows for Demon Spikes Icon Demon Spikes to recharge.

8.

Changelog

  • 11 Sep. 2022: Updated talent recommendations, stat priorities, and rotations.
  • 04 Jul. 2022: Updated Metamorphosis Fury generated to the correct values when using Fracture and Shear.
  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 19 Feb. 2022: Added a section briefly discussing the set bonus and the unity legendary power.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 03 Jan. 2021: Removed Feed the Demon as a preference in talents.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Removed Azerite and Essence references from BFA
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Updated rotation and talent suggestion for Kyrian and using a Razelikh's Defilement legendary power.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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