Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Mar 27, 2020 at 08:39 by Munkky 50 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Vengeance Demon Hunter guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3. Here, you will learn how to tank as a Vengeance Demon Hunter in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons. We cover everything from the basics all the way to min-maxing techniques to optimize your survivability.

1.

Vengeance Demon Hunter Overview

The Vengeance specialisation is the tanking Demon Hunter specialisation. It is the newest tanking specialisation in World of Warcraft, having been introduced during Legion pre-expansion patch.

Demon Hunters are the kings of mobility in raids. In general, they can move around more and more quickly than many other specs, thanks to Infernal Strike Icon Infernal Strike as well as various talents that aid their mobility. Additionally, they excel at burst AoE damage, with many abilities dealing AoE and cleave damage. That said, their single target damage is also strong.

Vengeance Demon Hunter gameplay features a mix between healing and damage mitigation, with low-cost and high-uptime active mitigation, the ability to frequently mitigate magic damage, and extremely high burst healing potential. They also do well against Magic damage.

2.

Shadowlands Changes for Demon Hunters

We are maintaining a list of changes for Demon Hunters for Shadowlands, the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, which you can access using the link below.

3.

Patch 8.3 Changes for Vengeance Demon Hunters

While the changes for Vengeance Demon Hunter do not go far beyond simple bug fixes, you can view the Patch 8.3 change list below.

In addition, we have:

4.

Vengeance Demon Hunter's Strengths

  • Very high mobility
  • Strong group utility, especially via Chaos Brand Icon Chaos Brand
  • High tank DPS
  • Cheat Death-style talent
5.

Vengeance Demon Hunter's Weaknesses

  • Utility is heavily dungeon based and not useful in raids
  • Major cooldowns are severely lacking
6.

Viability of Vengeance Demon Hunter in the Current Patch

Currently, Vengeance is ranked low in both Mythic+ and Eternal Palace raiding. The gap is much smaller now though, making us much more viable than before. We are more than able to clear the content however. So if playing Vengeance is your cup of tea, then enjoy it!

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Changelog

  • 27 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Added further details on full Corruption build.
  • 27 Mar. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Added Mythic tips.
  • 27 Mar. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated ranking of Ablative Shielding to B Tier.
  • 27 Mar. 2020 (talents page): Updated Gluttony and Spirit Bomb suggestions.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (easy mode page): Updated Essences and added Corruption Section.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated BiS Azerite Gear List.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Page added.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Updated BiS Essences and ordering of Essences.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Added gear from Ny'alotha Raid and updated Corruption list.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (talents page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (simulations page): Nothing new for 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (mythic+ page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (stats page): Nothing new for 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (rotation page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (this page): Added Patch 8.3 changes.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (enchants page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (FAQ page): Nothing new for 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (spells page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (addons page): Nothing new for 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (easy mode page): Updated for 8.3
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Mechagon and Nazjatar traits.
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added Eternal Palace gear.
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated Azerite and Essences.
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated Season 3 information.
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Updated guide with tips.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (this page): Updated Viability section and improved Patch 8.2 changes.
  • 14 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Addec Conflict and Strife Essence details.
  • 09 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Guide added.
  • 09 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added more Benthic information.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Gear and prioritized Revel in Pain Azerite Trait.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (gear page): Added Benthic gear section.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (enchants page): Recommendations updated for Patch 8.2.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Page added.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (this page): Updated to include Patch 8.2 changes.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 May 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Updated guide with tips for Crucible of Storms.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (gear page): Updated the gear list with Crucible of Storms items.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Guide added.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (this page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 02 Mar. 2019 (gear page): Fixed gear list with appropriate drop locations.
  • 02 Mar. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Alliance Azerite Raid shoulders.
  • 05 Feb. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Page added.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for season 2 and Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for season 2 and Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Updated with Battle of Dazar'alor gear.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for season 2 and Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for season 2 and Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for season 2 and Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (this page): Added Patch 8.1 changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added 8.1 Azerite traits.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (gear page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (stats page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated Soul Barrier text.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Added Azerite gear list.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Updated Flame Crash text.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added best traits and Azerite gear pieces for Uldir.
  • 25 Sep. 2018 (this page): Updated the Viability section.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Updated all bosses with Uldir information.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Uldir.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated Talents to add more information.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (enchants page): Added info on why not to take Deadly Navigation, as well as War-Scrolls.
  • 26 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated Weapon and Ring enchants. Also fixed error in the flasks.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page created.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page created.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Page created.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added (empty for now).
  • 08 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Added talent recommendations.
  • 07 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Fixed issue in the talent section and added clarification in rotation section.
  • 01 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Fixed Fracture talent description.
  • 17 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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