Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:24 by Munkky 42 comments

Welcome to our Vengeance Demon Hunter guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5. 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. Patch 8.1 Changes for Vengeance Demon Hunter

3. 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

4. Vengeance Demon Hunter's Weaknesses

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

5. Viability of Vengeance Demon Hunter in the Current Patch

Currenlty Vengeance is one of the best tanks for Mythic+ dungeons due to our utility and damage output. Due to our lower survivability, we have to kite more often in dungeons and are not very strong for raid. We are more than able to clear the content however. So if playing Vengeance is your cup of tea, then enjoy it!

6. Changelog

  • 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 (simulations 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 (gear page): Updated the gear list with Crucible of Storms items.
  • 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 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 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 (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 (Uldir 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 (Crucible of Storms page): Guide added.
  • 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 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 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 (talents 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 (addons 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 (enchants 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.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added 8.1 Azerite traits.
  • 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 (stats 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 (Uldir 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 (talents 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.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (gear 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.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated Soul Barrier text.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Added Azerite gear list.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added best traits and Azerite gear pieces for Uldir.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Updated Flame Crash text.
  • 25 Sep. 2018 (this page): Updated the Viability section.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated Talents to add more information.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Updated all bosses with Uldir information.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (enchants page): Added info on why not to take Deadly Navigation, as well as War-Scrolls.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Uldir.
  • 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 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page created.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Page created.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page created.
  • 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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