Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Mar 27, 2020 at 03:28 by Munkky 50 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) 8.3.


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.


Corrupted Gear

During Patch 8.3, items have a chance to get corrupted, giving them a beneficial effect and causing you to gain a Corruption stat. The latter gives you debuffs that negatively effect you. For more information, please refer to our guide on Corrupted Items.

As we are a tank, it is not recommended to go over 20 Corruption unless you are doing a job that does not have strict boss/mob facing/movement requirements. When you go over 20 Corruption, the effects cause you to have to move often, which can hurt the group/raid in many different ways (wWhether it is moving out of range, or moving bosses too close, etc.).

There is an optional build where you run as much Corruption as you can handle. You use defensive talents and DPS corruption, then just tank through the Corrupted effects. This is a high skill level build only. It will be determined by how comfortable you are. This is one of the main things that lets us do so well in Mythic+.

The beneficial effects are still being tuned and implemented into SimC, so please await further information. Go to Discord for more info (link in my bio on the right side).


Best Corrupted Procs

  1. Twilight Devastation Icon Twilight Devastation — very large DPS increase
  2. Infinite Stars Icon Infinite Stars — very large DPS increase
  3. Echoing Void Icon Echoing Void — DPS increase

Good Corrupted Passives


Good Corrupted Procs


Corrupted Weapon

Unguent Caress Icon Unguent Caress provides a large DPS increase if you use it. Note that it is 25 Corruption, and you do not want to go above 19 if possible. Be mindful of how much corruption you have when using this.


From the Ny'alotha Raid

Slot Item Source
Wrists Wristwraps of Volatile Power Icon Wristwraps of Volatile Power Shad'har the InsatiableNy'alotha
Gloves Gloves of Abyssal Authority Icon Gloves of Abyssal Authority Drest'agathNy'alotha
Belt Belt of Braided Vessels Icon Belt of Braided Vessels Il'gynoth, Corruption RebornNy'alotha
Legs Onyx-Imbued Breeches Icon Onyx-Imbued Breeches Wrathion, the Black EmperorNy'alotha
Boots Boots of Manifest Shadow Icon Boots of Manifest Shadow MautNy'alotha
Ring #1 Ring of Cosmic Potential Icon Ring of Cosmic Potential N'Zoth the CorruptorNy'alotha
Ring #2 Void-Etched Band Icon Void-Etched Band Shad'har the InsatiableNy'alotha
Weapon 1 Mish'un, Blade of Tyrants Icon Mish'un, Blade of Tyrants Wrathion, the Black EmperorNy'alotha
Weapon 2 Mish'un, Blade of Tyrants Icon Mish'un, Blade of Tyrants Wrathion, the Black EmperorNy'alotha

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.


Azerite Gear for Vengeance Demon Hunters

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


Azerite Gear

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


BiS Survival Raiding


Raid Survival (Vendor Pieces)




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. Sigil of Warding Icon Sigil of Warding provides a large absorb and is great if you need an extra cooldown.
  2. Vita-Charged Titanshard Icon Vita-Charged Titanshard & Void-Twisted Titanshard Icon Void-Twisted Titanshard are a 2 piece combo that provides a large amount of stats if you use both at the same time.
  3. Humming Black Dragonscale Icon Humming Black Dragonscale is a plain stat trinket that provides Haste on a proc with high uptime.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bloodthirsty Urchin Icon Bloodthirsty Urchin is a general purpose trinket that provides consistent healing.
  7. Chain of Suffering Icon Chain of Suffering is potentially one of the best tank trinkets, but it needs to be coordinated with your raid, so that healers can focus your target.
  8. Edicts of the Faithless Icon Edicts of the Faithless is very good when it is good. Utilize the side that is best for the moment. In general, the magic side will be used the most.
  9. Pocket-Sized Computation Device Icon Pocket-Sized Computation Device should be used with the Trajectory Analysis Icon Trajectory Analysis or Cyclotronic Blast Icon Cyclotronic Blast cards, with stat cards that follow the priority.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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".
  13. 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.
  14. Azerokk's Resonating Heart Icon Azerokk's Resonating Heart
  15. Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage
  16. Dead-Eye Spyglass Icon Dead-Eye Spyglass

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

AoE DPS Trinkets

For the complete simulation results, check out


  • 27 Mar. 2020: Added further details on full Corruption build.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Added gear from Ny'alotha Raid and updated Corruption list.
  • 14 Jan. 2020: Updated for 8.3
  • 23 Jul. 2019: Added Eternal Palace gear.
  • 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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