Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.1.5

Last updated on Nov 01, 2021 at 14:04 by Excidias 38 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 Shadowlands 9.1.5.


Best in Slot List for Vengeance Demon Hunters

The gear you choose will often be influenced by the stat priority, at least if the items have the same item level. You can find the stat priority on the page below, as well as guides on how to enchant your new gear pieces.


Legendaries for Vengeance Demon Hunter

Vengeance has quite a few legendary choices but only a couple are worthwhile depending on the playstyle. Kyrian Covenant players should lean towards Razelikh's Defilement Icon Razelikh's Defilement to lower the cooldown of Elysian Decree Icon Elysian Decree and players going full defensive build for Mythic+ should pick up Fiery Soul Icon Fiery Soul. A full breakdown of the legendary powers are on the page:


From Dungeons

Slot Item Source
Weapon #1 Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Icon Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Margrave Stradama — Plaguefall
Weapon #2 Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Icon Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Margrave Stradama — Plaguefall
Cloak Blighted Margrave's Cloak Icon Blighted Margrave's Cloak Margrave Stradama — Plaguefall
Chest Rainshadow Hauberk Icon Rainshadow Hauberk Ingra Maloch — Mists of Tirna Scithe
Wrists Risen Monstrosity Cuffs Icon Risen Monstrosity Cuffs Amarth — Necrotic Wake
Gloves Gloves of Haunting Fixation Icon Gloves of Haunting Fixation High Adjudicator Aleez — Halls of Atonement
Head Vicious Surge Faceguard Icon Vicious Surge Faceguard Oryphrion — Spires of Ascension
Belt Sapgorger Belt Icon Sapgorger Belt Tred'ova — Mists of Tirna Scithe
Shoulders Wicked Bladewing Pauldrons Icon Wicked Bladewing Pauldrons General Kaal — Sanguine Depths
Legs Abyssal Disharmony Breeches Icon Abyssal Disharmony Breeches Devos — Spires of Ascension
Boots Vanquished Usurper's Footpads Icon Vanquished Usurper's Footpads Mordretha, the Endless Empress — Theater of Pain
Neck Sin Stained Pendant Icon Sin Stained Pendant Halkias — Halls of Atonement
Ring #1 Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet Icon Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet Blightbone — Necrotic Wake
Ring #2 Death God's Signet Icon Death God's Signet Mueh'zala — De Other Side

From the Sanctum of Domination

Slot Item Source
Cloak Self-Replicating Tissue Icon Self-Replicating Tissue Guardian of the First OnesSanctum of Domination
Head Cap of Writhing Malevolence Icon Cap of Writhing Malevolence Remnant of Ner'zhulSanctum of Domination
Shoulders Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant Icon Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant Kel'ThuzadSanctum of Domination
Chest Witherheart Studded Breastplate Icon Witherheart Studded Breastplate Sylvanas WindrunnerSanctum of Domination
Wrists Fate-Threaded Bindings Icon Fate-Threaded Bindings Fatescribe Roh-KaloSanctum of Domination
Gloves Hangman's Knotbinders Icon Hangman's Knotbinders Painsmith RaznalSanctum of Domination
Belt Windrunner's Baldric Icon Windrunner's Baldric Sylvanas WindrunnerSanctum of Domination
Legs Elite Aranakk Breeches Icon Elite Aranakk Breeches Kel'ThuzadSanctum of Domination
Boots Unstable Energizer Boots Icon Unstable Energizer Boots Guardian of the First OnesSanctum of Domination
Neck Interplanar Keystone Icon Interplanar Keystone Kel'ThuzadSanctum of Domination
Ring #1 Miniature Breaking Wheel Icon Miniature Breaking Wheel Painsmith RaznalSanctum of Domination
Ring #2 Sworn Oath of the Nine Icon Sworn Oath of the Nine The NineSanctum of Domination
Weapon #1 Cruciform Veinripper Icon Cruciform Veinripper Painsmith RaznalSire DenathriusSanctum of Domination
Weapon #2 Cruciform Veinripper Icon Cruciform Veinripper Painsmith Raznal, Sire DenathriusSanctum of Domination

Domination Sockets for Vengeance Demon Hunter

Domination Sockets are a new type socket which are filled by special gems called Shards of Domination. The Domination Sockets can only appear on gear that drops in the new Sanctum of Domination raid, and they can only appear on specific item slots. Additionally, Shards of Domination can only drop from bosses from the new raid and they can be upgraded by collecting Stygian Ember Icon Stygian Ember, which drops from bosses in the raid as well as from a weekly quest. The Shards have properties based on the standard Death Knight runes and socketing all three of a specific rune type will provide a socket bonus. You can equip a total of 5 sockets at any given time.

For Vengeance Demon Hunter, the following slots are available for Domination Sockets:

  • Helm
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Boots
  • Gloves

As a Vengeance Demon Hunter, you will want the following 4 Domination Shards, while the fifth shard is based on personal preference:

This gives you the Blood 3-piece bonus and uses the Shard of Kyr Icon Shard of Kyr to provide a little extra survivability. There is always an option to go get the 3-piece bonus and use the other two damage shards in order to push for more damage in easier content.

If you would like to know more about the remaining Domination Shards' effects, their set bonuses, or how to upgrade their effects into even more potent forms, please see our official guide detailing everything about this new system of Patch 9.1:


Trinkets for Vengeance Demon Hunter

Generally, defensive trinkets are fairly weak and should only be used when needed to survive. DPS trinkets are normally sought after in all content. Trinkets absent from this list are usable but should not be sought after specifically.


Trinket Recommendation

The following trinkets are all useful in certain situations and the combination of trinkets is based on the current content and the item level of the trinket.

  1. Overcharged Anima Battery Icon Overcharged Anima Battery is considered one of the best trinkets for Vengeance. It provides a large Haste boost on a 1.5-minute cooldown.
  2. Blood-Spattered Scale Icon Blood-Spattered Scale is considered an all-around solid Mythic+ trinket. It provides AoE damage and a shield based on the number of targets hit, up to 5 on a 2-minute cooldown.
  3. Dreadfire Vessel Icon Dreadfire Vessel is a high damage single-target trinket on a 1.5-minute cooldown. This trinket can be difficult to obtain since it drops from Sire Denathrius in Sanctum of Domination.
  4. Hateful Chain Icon Hateful Chain is an all-around decent trinket that will either heal the player or deal damage based on the health of the player with a high proc rate.
  5. Phial of Putrefaction Icon Phial of Putrefaction is a solid damage trinket that excels at doing damage over a longer period of time. The strength of the trinket shines during long boss fights in a raid or Mythic+.
  6. Macabre Sheet Music Icon Macabre Sheet Music provides a Haste and a Speed buff for 20 seconds on a 1.5-minute cooldown. The downside of this trinket is the minigame required to gain the buffs that forces the player to run around and touch each of the four dancers. Due to positioning issues, it is not always ideal to use this trinket.
  7. Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity is a good all-around trinket due to the static Haste buff and a primary stat proc. This trinket requires the player to PvP to be obtained.
  8. Stone Legion Heraldry Icon Stone Legion Heraldry is an average trinket that gains strength based on the number of players in the party that also have one equipped. This trinket is only party-wide and not raid-wide.
  9. Skulker's Wing Icon Skulker's Wing is a good single-target damage trinket on a 1.5-minute cooldown. Since this trinket drops from the first boss in Sanctum of Domination, obtaining a high item level version of this trinket is relatively easy to do.
  10. Decanter of Anima-Charged Winds Icon Decanter of Anima-Charged Winds is a solid AoE damage trinket and a decent single-target trinket.

Niche Trinkets

  1. Splintered Heart of Al'ar Icon Splintered Heart of Al'ar is a niche defensive trinket that is either amazing in the right situation or an Agility stat stick when it does not proc. This trinket should be used when the chance of dying twice in 8 minutes is very likely. Last Resort Icon Last Resort is a default talent in all situations and it will proc before this trinket. Last resort is required to be on cooldown for this trinket to proc. It is not recommended to use this trinket in all content unless the player is new at the class.
  2. Sanguine Vintage Icon Sanguine Vintage provides a small shield that will heal the player for the remainder of the shield at the end of the shield duration on a 1-minute cooldown. This is a niche trinket because the shield it provides can be broken in one melee hit from a raid boss or quickly while tanking Mythic+ trash which makes the healing from the shield non-existent. This trinket is best used in a kiting situation. When the player needs to kite, jumping out and using the trinket will provide a safety net and a heal once the shield wears off.


  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 27 Jul. 2021: Updated Shard of Domination Shard recommendation to Blood set instead of Frost.
  • 15 Jul. 2021: Updated the gear list with Sanctum of Domination gear recommendations and removed the PTR reference.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated the trinket recommendation list.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Corrected a typo from Ny'alotha raid to Castle Nathria raid.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Added the legendary reference. Fixed an item in the dungeon loot. Fixed links to the raid bosses.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Removed BFA specific gear. Updated Dungeon and Raid loot recommendation. Trinkets are WiP
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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