Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

Last updated on Jul 09, 2019 at 03:50 by Munkky 42 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Vengeance Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.

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.

2. Benthic Armor

The following is a list of Benthic gear that may see use. The unlisted gear may be an increase stat wise, but generally, the effects are underwhelming. Ideally you want to get a socket on these, with which they are worth more. This is purely for DPS. If you desire higher survival then follow the item level and stat rules normally. Whether or not this is worth it to you is up to you to decide.

  • Bracers: Fathomstalker Wristwraps Icon Fathomstalker Wristwraps are around a 2.8% DPS increase over Heroic ilvl and a 2.3% DPS increase over Mythic ilvl Bracers.
  • Gloves: Poen's Deepsea Grips Icon Poen's Deepsea Grips are around a 1.1% DPS loss over Mythic EP Gloves and a 0.3% loss over Heroic EP Gloves.
  • Waist: Vim's Scalecrusher Clasp Icon Vim's Scalecrusher Clasp are around a 1.6% DPS increase over Mythic EP Belt and a 2.2% DPS increase over Heroic EP Belt.
  • Feet: Akana's Reefstrider Footwraps Icon Akana's Reefstrider Footwraps are around a 0.3% DPS increase over Mythic EP Boots and a 0.9% DPS increase over Heroic EP Boots.

3. From Crucible of Storms

There are only a few pieces in the raid between the 2 bosses. Below is a quick rundown of the most important ones:

  • Gloves of the Undying Pact Icon Gloves of the Undying Pact - the secondary stats this provide are best in slot, so they are worth getting for this alone. The effect will provide a small amount of healing, which is not astounding, however since you will want the gloves for the item level and stats, then it is a nice bonus.
  • Leggings of the Aberrant Tidesage Icon Leggings of the Aberrant Tidesage - the effect on these is fairly weak, and having only Mastery makes this a fairly weak piece.
  • Stormglide Steps Icon Stormglide Steps - the effect on these is poor for tanks. You will not use these in general.
  • Lurker's Insidious Gift Icon Lurker's Insidious Gift - the trinket can be strong if you can take the damage from it and you have Demon Spikes up for its duration. This will require smart play to use properly. It is worth having.
  • Idol of Indiscriminate Consumption Icon Idol of Indiscriminate Consumption - this trinket will be used in Mythic+ and in some raid fights. It is a large heal with a 1 minute cooldown. This is worth having defensively.

4. From Battle of Dazar'alor

Slot Item Source
Cloak Silverback Cloak Icon Silverback Cloak Grong in Battle of Dazar'alor
Wrists Amethyst-Studded Bindings Icon Amethyst-Studded Bindings Opulence in Battle of Dazar'alor
Gloves Mech-Jockey Grips Icon Mech-Jockey Grips High Tinker Mekkatorque in Battle of Dazar'alor
Belt Stretched Sinew Waistcord Icon Stretched Sinew Waistcord Grong in Battle of Dazar'alor
Legs Cranedancer Leggings Icon Cranedancer Leggings Jadefire Masters in Battle of Dazar'alor
Boots Embossed Deckwalkers Icon Embossed Deckwalkers Lady Jaina Proudmoore in Battle of Dazar'alor
Ring #1 Lord Admiral's Signet Icon Lord Admiral's Signet Lady Jaina Proudmoore in Battle of Dazar'alor
Ring #2 Seal of the Zandalari Empire Icon Seal of the Zandalari Empire King Rastakhan in Battle of Dazar'alor
Weapon 1 Bloodtooth, the Soulfeaster Icon Bloodtooth, the Soulfeaster Opulence in Battle of Dazar'alor
Weapon 2 Daelin Proudmoore's Saber Icon Daelin Proudmoore's Saber Lady Jaina Proudmoore in Battle of Dazar'alor

5. 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.

6. Azerite Gear for Vengeance Demon Hunters

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

7. Azerite Gear

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

7.1. Vendor Gear

For Raiding

For Mythic+

7.2. Gear from Raids

For Raiding

For Mythic+

8. 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. Bwonsamdi's Bargain Icon Bwonsamdi's Bargain will be fight and strategy dependent, but has potential to be used fairly often. When you would die, it absorbs a portion of the damage then gives you a healing absorb based on a percentage of that damage. It will be a good progression tool depending on the fight. Good to have even if you are nor currenlty using it.
  2. Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism Icon Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism has a small absorb, but due to most tank trinkets being underwhelming at best, this is actually a pretty good choice.
  3. Pocket-Sized Computation Device Icon Pocket-Sized Computation Device will perform best if you go for stats or DPS on your punch card options.
  4. Ascended Alchemist Stone Icon Ascended Alchemist Stone is the new Alchemy stone that provides a socket as well. This will be decent for all-purpose use.
  5. Xalzaix's Veiled Eye Icon Xalzaix's Veiled Eye is one of the better trinkets, as it is a shield that procs when you are low on health. Good progression tool.
  6. 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".
  7. Galecaller's Boon Icon Galecaller's Boon provides you with Haste on a short cooldown, which makes this very good for raid; potentially one of the best trinkets overall.
  8. Azerokk's Resonating Heart Icon Azerokk's Resonating Heart
  9. Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage
  10. Dead-Eye Spyglass Icon Dead-Eye Spyglass

9. 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

10. AoE DPS Trinkets

For the complete simulation results, check out

11. Changelog

  • 09 Jul. 2019: Added more Benthic information.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Added Benthic gear section.
  • 16 Apr. 2019: Updated the gear list with Crucible of Storms items.
  • 02 Mar. 2019: Fixed gear list with appropriate drop locations.
  • 22 Jan. 2019: Updated with Battle of Dazar'alor gear.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 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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