Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 28, 2018 at 12:49 by Munkky 39 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Vengeance Demon Hunters. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

The other pages of our Vengeance Demon Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Munkky, the main theorycrafter of the spec since it was initially announced, and an admin in the Demon Hunter Discords. He raids in Happy Accidents, you can watch his YouTube channel, and you can follow him on Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List for Vengeance Demon Hunters

Bear in mind that all of this is subject to change based on Warforging and Titanforging happening on gear, so this is absolutely a guideline and not a rule. Note that it is also just dealing with gear from raid environments, so this could change if you are spending a large amount of time in Mythic+ and gaining different, rarer pieces.

We have only listed the raid pieces with good stats on them, so as to reduce the fluff. The Boots are the only "BiS" stat item.

2. From Dungeons

Slot Item Source
Cloak Drape of the Loyal Vassal Icon Drape of the Loyal Vassal Rixxa Fluxflame — Atal'Dazar
Wrists Sea Dog's Cuffs Icon Sea Dog's Cuffs Trothak — Freehold
Gloves Gloves of Corrupted Waters Icon Gloves of Corrupted Waters Aqu'sirr — Shrine of the Storm
Belt Belt of Gleaming Determination Icon Belt of Gleaming Determination Priestess Alun'za — Atal'Dazar
Legs Singe-Blotched Britches Icon Singe-Blotched Britches Jes Howlis — Tol Dagor
Boots Mercenary Miner's Boots Icon Mercenary Miner's Boots Azerokk — The MOTHERLODE!!
Ring #1 Ritual Binder's Ring Icon Ritual Binder's Ring Mchimba the Embalmer — King's Rest
Ring #2 Seal of the Regal Loa Icon Seal of the Regal Loa Rezan — Atal'Dazar
Trinket #1 Azerokk's Resonating Heart Icon Azerokk's Resonating Heart Azerokk — The MOTHERLODE!!
Trinket #2 Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage The Golden Serpent — King's Rest

There is also a unique proc-effect Fist Weapon, Bile-Stained Crawg Tusks Icon Bile-Stained Crawg Tusks from The Underrot. This effect can be strong, but the loss of secondary stats and additional randomness makes it a side-grade choice based on current simulations.

3. Azerite Gear for Vengeance Demon Hunter

For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.

4. Azerite Gear

Here is a list of the best items for both Mythic+ and raiding.

In the raid, you will want to have at least one piece with either Laser Matrix Icon Laser Matrix or Archive of the Titans Icon Archive of the Titans for Reorigination Array Icon Reorigination Array. Note that Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders Icon Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders are the best for this, if you only take one raid piece.

The best pieces from the raid are as follows:

  1. Helm:Cowl of Dark Portents Icon Cowl of Dark Portents
  2. Shoulders:Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders Icon Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders
  3. Chest:TunicoftheSanguineDeity

4.1. Mythic+ Gear for Raiding

4.2. Mythic+ Gear

5. Trinkets for Vengeance Demon Hunters

Defensively, you will go for trinkets that grant stats. None of them are particularly amazing in this instance, however going for trinkets with stats on them give you a mix of offense and defense.

  1. Darkmoon Deck: Blockades Icon Darkmoon Deck: Blockades is one of the best defensively at the moment. It is not very strong, but compared to the rest, it is "good".
  2. Azerokk's Resonating Heart Icon Azerokk's Resonating Heart
  3. Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage
  4. Galecaller's Boon Icon Galecaller's Boon
  5. Doom's Wake Icon Doom's Wake
  6. Dead-Eye Spyglass Icon Dead-Eye Spyglass

6. Single Target DPS Trinkets

Thanks to, a comprehensive list of available trinkets for Havoc are listed against each other below.

For the complete simulation results, check out

7. AoE DPS Trinkets

For the complete simulation results, check out

8. Changelog

  • 28 Sep. 2018: Added Azerite gear list.
  • 09 Sep. 2018: Updated for Uldir.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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