Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Meyra 50 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Vengeance Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+. If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.


Suggested Talent Builds for Vengeance Demon Hunters

Starting with the Dragonflight Pre-Patch you no longer need a Tome of the Still Mind Icon Tome of the Still Mind, a Codex of the Still Mind Icon Codex of the Still Mind, or to be in a rest area to change your talents. You can change your talents anywhere as long as you are not in combat or inside a Mythic+ dungeon.

Use the 'Copy Export String' on the calculator to easily copy the build in-game.


General Offensive, Brand Focused Build

The talent tree below is for general usage where you may want a bit more offensive talents available. It focuses on increasing your damage output without sacrificing too much of your defensive potential by investing in talents centered around the spell Fiery Brand Icon Fiery Brand.


General Defensive, Demon Spikes Focused Build

The talent tree below is for general usage where you may want a bit more defensive talents available. Focusing more on increasing your Demon Spikes Icon Demon Spikes uptime without sacrificing too much of your offensive capabilities in the process.


Mythic+ and Rotation

For a tree more suited for Mythic+ dungeons visit the Mythic+ page linked below.

For an in-depth guide on the rotation and how these talents fit into your priority, please visit the rotation page using the link below.


Demon Hunter Talents Explained

In the talent trees introduced in Dragonflight there will be more talents that you wish to talent into than there are points avaialble. Therefor you are going to have to make choices. Below some key talents will be discussed as well as why you might want to, or in some cases not want to, talent into them. For a general list of all the spells and passives available visit the Vengeance Spell List and Glossary section instead.


Talent Rows 1-4


Noteworthy Talents

Talent Description/Effect
Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation A channeling cooldown that deal heavy fire damage to all enemies in a cone in front of you, healing you a medium amount while channeling. Interacts with Demonic Icon Demonic to grant 8 seconds of Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis when used. Costs 50 fury to use and has a 1-minute cooldown. The cooldown can be reduced by the Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon talent.
Frailty Icon Frailty Causes enemies hit by Sigil of Flame Icon Sigil of Flame to get a stack of Frailty Icon Frailty, causing you to heal for 8% of all damage you deal to them for 5 seconds. It interacts with several talents further down the talent tree, empowering Frailty Icon Frailty and making it a core part of the Vengeance identity.
Fiery Brand Icon Fiery Brand Brand your target, dealing heavy fire damage to your target, causing them do deal 40% less damage to you for 10 seconds. A strong defensive that interacts with several other strong talents further down the talent tree.
Deflecting Spikes Icon Deflecting Spikes Causes Demon Spikes Icon Demon Spikes to also increase your Parry chance by 15% for the full duration. A former core component of Demon Spikes Icon Demon Spikes which increases the defensive potential of the spell significantly. Worth the point in all content where you take physical damage.
Fracture Icon Fracture Replaces Shear Icon Shear, it has two charges on a 4.5-second cooldown and generates 25 Fury and spawns 2 Lesser Soul Fragments when cast. A great ability that enables a large part of your class toolkit. It is highly recommended to path down and get Fracture Icon Fracture in all content.

Niche Talents

Talent When to Consider
Consume Magic Icon Consume Magic Purges the target, removing 1 beneficial magic effect on the target. It has a 30 yard range and a 10-second cooldown. Strong for any content that requires dispelling magic effects on targets.
Felblade Icon Felblade An active ability with a 15-second cooldown that generates 40 Fury with a low chance to reset its cooldown when you use Fracture Icon Fracture. A decent tool to generate extra fury while learning the spec or when you struggle to output enough Fury for your rotation.

Rows 5-7

This section of the talent trees provide several core passive talents that generally supports your base kit.

Talent Description/Effect
Rush of Chaos Icon Rush of Chaos Reduces the cooldown of Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis by 60 seconds. A very strong talent choice with no prerequisites beyond spending 8 points, which further leads to more strong talents. It is worth taking in all content.
Chaos Nova Icon Chaos Nova A 2-second AOE-stun on a 1-minute cooldown. It costs 30 Fury and deals a low amount of chaos damage to every target hit. A great addition to your toolkit in Mythic+ and PvP content.
Demonic Icon Demonic Grants you 8 seconds of Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis when using Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation. This talent makes Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation your strongest defensive outside of Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis. This talent is core to the Vengeance Tooltip and something you should try to talent in all forms of content.
Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb A spender that costs 40 Fury and consumes up to 5 available Soul Fragments and deals fire damage based on the amount consumed to all enemies in range. Applies 1 stack of Frailty Icon Frailty to each target hit. Strong in encounters with several enemies. Very strong in Mythic+ since Soul Cleave Icon Soul Cleave only deal damage to up to 5 enemies and you often encounter situations with more than that in any given dungeon.
Void Reaver Icon Void Reaver Targets afflicted by Frailty Icon Frailty now deals 4% less damage to you. Causes enemies struck by Soul Cleave Icon Soul Cleave to be afflicted by Frailty Icon Frailty for 6 seconds. An extremely potent defensive talent when paired with Soulcrush Icon Soulcrush further down in the tree.
Fallout Icon Fallout The initial damage of Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura now has a high chance of spawning a Lesser Soul Fragment for every target hit. Up to a maximum of 5 Lesser Soul Fragments. This talent scales extremely well the more enemies you are fighting. It has lower value in Raid encounters with only 1 target. However in Mythic+ and Raid encounters with multiple targets it becomes a very potent talent, especially when paired with Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb.
Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon Reduces cooldown of Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation after it is cast by 10-20% and refunds 10-20 fury per talent point. A large increase to your overall damage output, especially in combination with talents such as Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish and Stoke the Flames Icon Stoke the Flames. In combination with Demonic Icon Demonic it also adds significant defensive value. A highly recommended talent in all content.

Niche Talents

Talent When to Consider
Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains Places a Sigil on the ground and 2 seconds later grips all enemies in the Sigil for 6 seconds, slowing them by 70% for 6 seconds. It has a 1-minute cooldown. A strong utility cooldown for Mythic+ and certain raid encounters where displacement effects are of great worth, however it is far out on the side of the tree and the opportunity cost of reaching it is very high.
Fiery Demise Icon Fiery Demise Causes targets afflicted by Fiery Brand Icon Fiery Brand to take 40% increased fire damage from you. Great for overall offensive output, and leads to strong talents, especially for Raid encounters with fewer enemies. Taking it will incentivize you to use Fiery Brand Icon Fiery Brand as an offensive cooldown, despite it being one of your few defensive cooldowns. So only take it when you are aware of the tradeoff and can make use of the damage increase.

Rows 8-10


Noteworthy Talents

Talent Description/Effect
The Hunt Icon The Hunt An ability that will charge an enemy, causing Nature damage, rooting them in place, and dealing additional nature damage over 6 seconds to up to 5 targets in the path of the charge. It will also mark your main target for 30 seconds, healing you for 50% of all damage you deal to them. It is a strong offensive and defensive cooldown and worth talenting in most content.
Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish Your Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation summon an allied Havoc Demon Hunter dealing chaos damage to all targets in front of you. A strong talent that increases your overall damage by a significant amount.
Vulnerability Icon Vulnerability Increases damage done to targets affected by Frailty Icon Frailty by 2% per talent point and stack of frailty. A strong talent which gains significant value with the talent following it, Soulcrush Icon Soulcrush. This allows you to use Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb and Soul Cleave Icon Soul Cleave as a form of offensive cooldown, stacking Frailty Icon Frailty for a significant damage increase to large cooldowns. A must-pick in almost all content.
Feed the Demon Icon Feed the Demon Reduces the cooldown on Demon Spikes Icon Demon Spikes by 0.25 seconds per talent point every time you consume a Soul Fragment. A strong defensive talent. Especially in Mythic+ where you gain more overall value due to Fallout Icon Fallout.
Soulcrush Icon Soulcrush Allows Frailty Icon Frailty to overlap on targets, stacking all the effects of Frailty Icon Frailty. Each stacks has an independent duration of 6 seconds. It also causes Soul Cleave Icon Soul Cleave to apply a second stack to your primary target. This talent provides massive value from every single node affecting Frailty Icon Frailty. Overall this is the strongest talent on the Vengeance tree and should be taken in all content if possible.
Soul Carver Icon Soul Carver A 1-mminute cooldown that deals a large amount of fire damage and leaves a 3 second damage over time effect dealing additional damage. It spawns 2 Lesser Soul Fragments on initial damage, and another Soul Fragment every second for 3 seconds. A strong talent both offensively and defensively, and worth taking if you can spare the talent point.
Fodder to the Flame Icon Fodder to the Flame Demons will randomly spawn at range approaching you. Killing it will cause an explosion dealing shadow damage to nearby enemies and heal you for 25% of your max health. Further the demon spawns a Soul Fragment that when consumed grants you 20% increased damage dealt for 15 seconds. A strong passive option that generally outperforms Elysian Decree Icon Elysian Decree. The demon will take massive damage from Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive, however the Demon has a low amount of health, and will generally die to passive cleave from other abilities letting you use the global cooldown on a stronger spell. Only you will be able to attack the Demon.
Elysian Decree Icon Elysian Decree You place a sigil dealing massive Arcane damage to all enemies hit after 2 seconds. Dealing damage with Elysian Decree Icon Elysian Decree will summon 3 Lesser Soul Fragments. A decently strong active ability, however it is currently significantly weaker compared to the other choice on the same node, Fodder to the Flame Icon Fodder to the Flame. Taking this talent is generally not recommended unless you know you can get good value from all casts or as a conscious trade of damage for preference.
Down in Flames Icon Down in Flames Grants a second charge of Fiery Brand Icon Fiery Brand and reduces the cooldown of Fiery Brand Icon Fiery Brand by 15 seconds. This lets you use a second charge and lower the cooldown to work around Soul Carver Icon Soul Carver to maintain defensive uptime while also utilizing Fiery Demise Icon Fiery Demise for maximizing damage output. You can also use this together with Burning Alive Icon Burning Alive and Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon to have a strong Fel Devastation Icon Fel Devastation boosted by Fiery Demise Icon Fiery Demise on up to 5 targets.

Niche Talents

Talent When to Consider
Last Resort Icon Last Resort A cheat death ability that will heal you if you sustain lethal damage, granting you 15 seconds of Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis. It has an 8-minute cooldown after saving you. Overall decent in challenging content, the long cooldown means that you can only rely on it to save you once in most Raid encounters, and usually only a handful times over a full Mythic+ dungeon. However if there are some extremely hard parts of a fight Last Resort Icon Last Resort can be utilized as an additional, strong defensive cooldown.
Darkness Icon Darkness A 5-minute defensive cooldown that affects you and all allies inside the effect. It spawns a could of darkness for 8 seconds that causes all damage you or an ally inside the darkness to have a 20% chance to be negated. It works best against frequent, and periodic hits since it is random if damage will be negated or not.
Pitch Black Icon Pitch Black Reduces the cooldown of Darkness Icon Darkness by 120 seconds. This talent gains value in raid situations where it lets you use Darkness Icon Darkness on at least one more dangerous mechanic. It is generally more useful than Long Night Icon Long Night, however hard to motivate spending points on it unless it adds Darkness Icon Darkness casts to vital parts of the specific encounter.

PvP Talents (War Mode)

You have the option to enter into "War Mode" in your Factions Capital city. Enabling War Mode provides the following benefits:

  • Grants access to PvP talents in the open-world.
  • 10% increase in World Quest rewards at max level.
  • 10% more experience gained while leveling.
  • Earn Conquest Points which can reward gear every week.

With the benefits of enabling War Mode for leveling and PvE content, it is recommended to enable the feature to maximize your leveling and rewards at maximum level. However, you will enable yourself for open-world PvP and the possibility, so be aware of hostile enemy players who could interfere with you, and this is a risk you will have to take.


Vengeance Demon Hunter PvP Talents

Generally, the selections are made to optimize your ability to kill enemies faster, increasing your pace when moving through content.

  1. Everlasting Hunt Icon Everlasting Hunt is a passive ability that increases your movement speed by 15% for 3 seconds when dealing damage. This ability is designed to move from pack to pack quickly and more efficiently.
  2. Jagged Spikes Icon Jagged Spikes reflects damage back to the attacker for 30% of the damage received when Demon Spikes is active.
  3. Illidan's Grasp Icon Illidan's Grasp crowd controls 1 target for 6 seconds. If the ability is activated again, throw the target at a location within 40 yards and stun everything in the target area for 3 seconds. This ability provides additional crowd control and is fun to use.
  4. Tormentor Icon Tormentor debuffs the target when taunted, applying the Focused Assault debuff, which increases the damage received by 3%. Your melee attacks refresh the duration of Focused Assault. Each unique target up to 5 that hits the target will stack Focused Assault by an additional 3%. This ability will provide a decent single-target damage buff in a party.
  5. Detainment Icon Detainment increases the duration of Imprison by 2 seconds and makes the imprisoned target immune to damage and healing. This talent is amazing for arena and battlegrounds, but it should not be picked for leveling. Imprisoning a target while using this talent will put you into combat and prevents monster skipping in PvE content.
  6. Unending Hatred Icon Unending Hatred increases Fury generation based on magic damage received. Larger attacks will increase Fury generation. This talent is quite situational and should not be used in normal content.
  7. Cleansed by Flame Icon Cleansed by Flame removes all magical effects when you cast Immolation Aura. This talent is situational but it can be very strong depending on the situation.
  8. Demonic Trample Icon Demonic Trample transforms you into a demon and increases your movement speed by 175%. Any enemy hit with the trample will be knocked and receive physical damage. You are immune to snares while trampling. Demonic Trample shares cooldown with Infernal Strike. This ability is very strong in battlegrounds to remove snares and for a pseudo crowd control with the knockdown.
  9. Sigil Mastery Icon Sigil Mastery reduces the cooldown of sigils by 25%. This talent should not be used.
  10. Reverse Magic Icon Reverse Magic removes all harmful magic effects on you and all allies within 10 yards and if possible returns them to their caster. It has a 1-minute cooldown.
  11. Blood Moon Icon Blood Moon empowers your Consume Magic Icon Consume Magic to now affect all enemies within 8 yards of the target, and grants 5% leech for 5 seconds after using it.
  12. Chaotic Imprint Icon Chaotic Imprint makes your Throw Glaive Icon Throw Glaive deal damage from a random school of magic, leaving a mark increasing their damage taken from that school by 10% for 20 seconds.
  13. Cover of Darkness Icon Cover of Darkness increases the radius of Darkness Icon Darkness by 4 yards and increases its duration by 2 seconds.
  14. Rain from Above Icon Rain from Above launches you up in the air and grants access to Fel Lance Icon Fel Lance allowing you to deal damage to enemies on the ground.
  15. Glimpse Icon Glimpse grants you immunity to loss of control effects while under the effect of Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat and reduces damage taken by 75% until you land.


  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated Soulcrush description and added Elysian Decree to noteworthy talents.
  • 30 Nov. 2022: Updated Down in Flames description and advice.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Pre-Patch.
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