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Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Guide (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Dec 03, 2017 at 10:15 by Vlad 168 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Vengeance Demon Hunter tank guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Vengeance Demon Hunter in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Greensprîng, one of the best Vengeance Demon Hunters in the world, who raids in untitled spreadsheet.

1. Class 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 7.3 Changes for Vengeance Demon Hunters

  • No notable Patch 7.3 changes.

3. Patch 7.2.5 Changes for Vengeance Demon Hunters

4. Patch 7.2 Changes for Vengeance Demon Hunters

5. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 10 pages:

6. ChangeLog

  • 03 Dec. 2017 (enchants page): Replaced Ancient Healing Potion with Astral Healing Potion.
  • 27 Nov. 2017 (stats page): Updated survivability stat priority.
  • 27 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Updated page for Antorus raid gear.
  • 16 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated tier 2 priorities.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (easy mode page): Added a mention of a DPS stat priority.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary rankings slightly.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (artifact page): Updated relic priority.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Added Netherlight Crucible page for Vengeance Demon Hunter.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (talents page): Reworked almost all talent discussions.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (this page): Updated the introductory paragraphs and added summary of Patch 7.3 changes (of which there were none).
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (enchants page): Updated the enchants to account for new stat priorities, and also updated enchants and consumables a bit. Added Lightforged Augment Rune and new 7.3 epic gems.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (stats page): Updated stat priorities.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (gear page): Greatly updated trinket rankings and created legendary rankings.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (addons page): Added two new macros for Sigils and Infernal Strike.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (spells page): Made updates and improvements to various spells, and also added Consume Magic and Throw Glaive.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (rotation page): Made wide-ranging updates to the rotation and various other small tweaks.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (artifact page): Updated Patch 7.2 artifact path and relic priorities.
  • 29 Aug. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated the page to account for changes made to the rest of the guide.
  • 15 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Removed a mention of Soul Rending being good against the Necrotic affix in Mythic+, since Necrotic now affects Leech.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (stats page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated the page to account for changes made to the rest of the guide.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (spells page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (gear page): Updated the legendary ranking and added Tier 20 Set Bonus recommendations.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Updated several talent sections to account for Patch 7.2.5 changes, as well as updating some talent descriptions.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (rotation page): Updated the rotations.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (enchants page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 02 Apr. 2017 (artifact page): Updated relic priority.
  • 02 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 1, 4, and 5 talent discussions slightly.
  • 02 Apr. 2017 (enchants page): Added a mention of how to avoid getting a Stamina food buff.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Added path for the Artifact traits added in Patch 7.2 and changed path for previous traits.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket rankings.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 07 Feb. 2017 (stats page): Updated the stat priorities.
  • 18 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Improved the trinket recommendations and tier set discussion.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Changed Soul Barrier to a checkmark (no change to text) and added a mention that Abyssal Strike is a DPS increase when paired with the Flame Crash talent.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.1.5 changes.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated the stat priority and talent choices.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated the BiS list and the legendary item discussion.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (spells page): Updated the description of Metamorphosis to account for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Updated the stat priorities slightly.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Added a mention of the Razor Spikes talent and how it affects Demon Spikes, as well as of the Fiery Demise Artifact trait and how it affects Fiery Brand usage.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Added a mention of the fact that your best secondary stat can differ and that you should adjust your gems/enchants/consumables accordingly.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated the talent descriptions to account for Patch 7.1.5 and also made various major changes to recommendations.
  • 18 Nov. 2016 (easy mode page): Added easy mode page.
  • 10 Nov. 2016 (artifact page): Removed a mention about the value of the Burning Alive talent being increased by the Fiery Demise Relic.
  • 10 Nov. 2016 (stats page): Updated the DPS and dungeon stat priorities.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (gear page): Revamped the trinket recommendations.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (rotation page): Added a mention of the Defensive Spikes Artifact trait in the Demon Spikes section.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (talents page): Updated several talent evaluations (Soul Barrier, Last Resort, Spirit Bomb, Concentrated Sigils, Fracture, Agonizing Flames, Razor Spikes).
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (spells page): Changed mentions of the range within which Soul Fragments can be used for Soul Cleave. The range was increased from 20 to 25 yards in Patch 7.1.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Updated the range within which Soul Cleave consumes Soul Fragments to 20 yards, following patch 7.1 changes.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Updated the Agonizing Flames, Spirit Bomb, and Soul Barrier descriptions and the Soul Barrier recommendation (slightly) to account for Patch 7.1 changes.
  • 17 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Removed a mention about Soul Cleave's main healing coming from Soul Fragments.
  • 09 Oct. 2016 (enchants page): Re-added Mark of the Heavy Hide as a survivability neck enchant, and marked Mark of the Hidden Satyr as the DPS choice.
  • 07 Oct. 2016 (enchants page): Updated neck enchant to Mark of the Hidden Satyr and DPS potion to Potion of the Old War.
  • 28 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Added BiS recommendations for Emerald Nightmare.
  • 28 Sep. 2016 (stats page): Tweaked the survivability stat priority to place Haste clearly above Mastery.
  • 20 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Updated neck enchants (removed Mark of the Claw) and DPS potion (changed to Potion of Deadly Grace).
  • 19 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Updated tier 7 talent discussion.
  • 06 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Added pre-raid BiS recommendations.
  • 05 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Fixed an error where we were omitting to mention that Fel Devastation heals even without the Charred Warblades trait.
  • 04 Sep. 2016 (artifact page): Updated the DPS Relic recommendations.
  • 04 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Updated some talent discussions (tiers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7).
  • 04 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Tweaked the legendary item rankings.
  • 04 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Made various tweaks and changes to the guide to improve clarity.
  • 02 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Fixed an issue where we were recommending the Strength flask instead of the Agility one (for DPS).
  • 01 Sep. 2016 (stats page): Slightly amended the DPS stat priority.
  • 01 Sep. 2016 (artifact page): Altered the Artifact path after Charred Warblades (point 10 in the list), and slightly tweaked the Relic priorities.
  • 01 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Made a few tweaks to talent recommendations (most notably tier 6).
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 14 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Removed Darkness from the guide since this ability is no longer available to Vengeance Demon Hunters.
  • 11 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated the recommendations to match the updated stat priority.
  • 11 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated the stat priority and added different priorities for survivability, damage output, and dungeons.
  • 11 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Added a mention that damage taken generates Pain, and added Sigil of Flame to the single target rotation.
  • 06 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated the Pain cost of Demon Spikes.
  • 02 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated the stat priority.
  • 02 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated the recommendations to match the updated stat priority.
  • 01 Aug. 2016 (this page): Guide added.
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