Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Excidias 39 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 9.2.5.


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.


Sepulcher of the First Ones Set Pieces

Patch 9.2 reintroduced set bonuses for every class that is only obtained from the raid, Creation Catalyst process, or from your Great Vault at the end of the week. The primary goal should be to obtain the full set due to how powerful the set bonuses are in Mythic+. The bonuses are:

  1. Burning Hunger Icon Vengeance DH 2-Piece bonus: Damage dealt by Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura has a 10% chance to generate a Lesser Soul Fragment.
  2. Rapacious Hunger Icon Vengeance DH 4-Piece bonus: Consuming a Lesser Soul Fragment reduces the remaining cooldown of your Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura or Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation by 1 second.

The 2-piece bonus is powerful because every tick has a chance to spawn a soul and it scales based on the number of targets. In medium to large pulls, this will spawn a large number of consistent souls. The amount of healing provided by this set bonus in Mythic+ or raid fights with a lot of adds is massive. Combining this bonus with Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb greatly increases the potential AoE damage.

The 4-piece bonus is powerful because it creates a positive feedback loop between the 2-piece spawning more souls and the 4-piece lowering the CD of Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura to proc more souls with the 2-piece. Additionally, reducing the cooldown of Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation could allow the ability to be up every pull in Mythic+, which will greatly increase one's survivability while tanking.

There are 5 pieces of set gear available. If only equipping 4 pieces, it is recommended to use the Chest piece, Helmet, Pants, and Shoulderpads based on the secondary stats. The Gloves have Mastery as the primary stat which is rated lower than other available stats.

The set bonuses does not necessarily change the rotation. However in massive pulls, there is a chance to spawn too many souls to keep up with while using Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb. In these situations, filler abilities like Sigils or Soul Cleave Icon Soul Cleave should be ignored in an attempt to fully utilize all souls spawning for Spirit Bomb. For an overview on the rotation and abilities, please click the following links.

The Creation Catalyst process allows the user to take any non-set armor piece and change it to an equal item level set piece in the same slot. This is designed to help unlucky people or alts to gain the full set over time. This is unlocked in Zereth Mortis by completing the story and unlocking the secrets. Cosmic Flux is used for the conversion.

Final thoughts: The set bonus can be extremely strong in Mythic+ because it promotes pulling bigger and rewards you for doing so. The set bonus does not perform very well in single-target fights though. This bonus is average at best in a raiding situation. Obtaining the 4-piece bonus as quickly as possible should be the goal of every Vengeance player.


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. In Patch 9.2, Cinch of Unity Icon Cinch of Unity was added which provides the current Covenant Legendary power while allowing a secondary class Legendary to be equipped. A full breakdown of the Legendary powers are on the following page:


Best Gear From Dungeons

Slot Item Source
Weapon #1 Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Icon Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Plaguefall
Weapon #2 Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Icon Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Plaguefall
Cloak Blighted Margrave's Cloak Icon Blighted Margrave's Cloak Plaguefall
Chest Rainshadow Hauberk Icon Rainshadow Hauberk Mists of Tirna Scithe
Wrists Risen Monstrosity Cuffs Icon Risen Monstrosity Cuffs The Necrotic Wake
Gloves Gloves of Haunting Fixation Icon Gloves of Haunting Fixation Halls of Atonement
Head Vicious Surge Faceguard Icon Vicious Surge Faceguard Spires of Ascension
Belt Sapgorger Belt Icon Sapgorger Belt Mists of Tirna Scithe
Shoulders Wicked Bladewing Pauldrons Icon Wicked Bladewing Pauldrons Sanguine Depths
Legs Abyssal Disharmony Breeches Icon Abyssal Disharmony Breeches Spires of Ascension
Boots Vanquished Usurper's Footpads Icon Vanquished Usurper's Footpads Theater of Pain
Neck Sin Stained Pendant Icon Sin Stained Pendant Halls of Atonement
Ring #1 Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet Icon Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet The Necrotic Wake
Ring #2 Death God's Signet Icon Death God's Signet De Other Side

Best Gear From the Sepulcher of the First Ones

Slot Item Source
Cloak Lurking Predator's Camouflage Icon Lurking Predator's Camouflage Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
Head Mercurial Punisher's Hood Icon Mercurial Punisher's Hood Anduin Wrynn
Shoulders Mercurial Punisher's Shoulderpads Icon Mercurial Punisher's Shoulderpads Lords of Dread
Chest Mercurial Punisher's Jerkin Icon Mercurial Punisher's Jerkin Rygelon
Wrists Devourer's Sandblown Hidebinders Icon Devourer's Sandblown Hidebinders Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
Gloves Grasps of Abducted Fate Icon Grasps of Abducted Fate Lords of Dread
Belt Cinch of Unity Icon Cinch of Unity The EnlightenedRevered
Legs Mercurial Punisher's Breeches Icon Mercurial Punisher's Breeches Halondrus the Reclaimer
Boots Moccasins of Dreadful Absolution Icon Moccasins of Dreadful Absolution Prototype Pantheon
Neck Worldkiller Iris Icon Worldkiller Iris The Jailer
Ring #1 Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Icon Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Ring #2 Taciturn Keeper's Lapis Icon Taciturn Keeper's Lapis Halondrus the Reclaimer
Weapon #1 Domination's Deliverance Icon Domination's Deliverance The Jailer
Weapon #2 Domination's Deliverance Icon Domination's Deliverance The Jailer

Domination Shards

Domination Shards will only work in The Maw and Torghast in Patch 9.2. They are no longer recommended and the gear pieces should be replaced with higher item level gear as quickly as possible.


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 Recommendations

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. 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+.
  4. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Cosmic 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.
  5. 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. Weave of Warped Fates Icon Weave of Warped Fates 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.


  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 19 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 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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