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

Last updated on Jan 21, 2020 at 16:39 by Munkky 49 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.

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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:

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

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!

6.

Changelog

  • 21 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Added gear from Ny'alotha Raid and updated Corruption list.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Page added.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (easy mode page): Updated Essences and added Corruption Section.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Updated BiS Essences and ordering of Essences.
  • 21 Jan. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated BiS Azerite Gear List.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (talents page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (simulations page): Nothing new for 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (stats page): Nothing new for 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (this page): Added Patch 8.3 changes.
  • 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 (Essences page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (rotation page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (easy mode page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (addons page): Nothing new for 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (mythic+ page): Updated for 8.3
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for 8.3
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Mechagon and Nazjatar traits.
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated Azerite and Essences.
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Updated guide with tips.
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added Eternal Palace gear.
  • 23 Jul. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated Season 3 information.
  • 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 (gear page): Added more Benthic information.
  • 09 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Guide added.
  • 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 (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 (rotation 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 (stats 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 (addons 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 (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 (talents 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 (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 (gear page): Updated the gear list with Crucible of Storms items.
  • 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 (this 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 (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 (stats 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.
  • 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 (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 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for season 2 and Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 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 (mythic+ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 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.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed and is up to date for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ 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 (mythic+ 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 (addons 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 (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 (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.
  • 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.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated Soul Barrier text.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Added Azerite gear list.
  • 25 Sep. 2018 (this page): Updated the Viability section.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Uldir.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (enchants page): Added info on why not to take Deadly Navigation, as well as War-Scrolls.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated Talents to add more information.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Updated all bosses with Uldir information.
  • 26 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated Weapon and Ring enchants. Also fixed error in the flasks.
  • 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 (addons page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (enchants 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 (Uldir page): Page added (empty for now).
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page created.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Page created.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added.
  • 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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