Havoc Demon Hunter PvP Guide | 8.3 BfA Race, Talents, Essences, Traits, Gear and Macros

by Mystic // June 16, 2020

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Felblade and Demon Blades can be used together when facing classes with high mobility, such as restoration druids or mistweaver monks


  • Mana Rift can be taken to most matchups for the mana win condition and should only be dropped if you’re looking to win with raw damage or you’re struggling to land burns
  • Detainment makes your Imprison a more reliable crowd control that can be used offensively, defensively and even to land mana burns
  • Cover of Darkness is an excellent defensive choice for both yourself and your team but can be swapped out if you’re not worried about burst damage or if you need more damage


  • Rain from Above significantly increases your single target damage and can be used as a pseudo-offensive cooldown – it also allows you to avoid melee damage and even immune incoming stuns if timed well
  • Reverse Magic is great against hunters, mages, priests and paladins to get your healer out of crowd control and is often swapped in for either Detainment or Cover of Darkness – it can also be used against dot cleaves like shadowplay to dispel your teams dots or when tunneling resto druids in 2s to dispel roots on yourself
  • Solitude can be a great pick for increasing your damage, primarily in 2s when you’re going to be isolated and chasing a target on your own
  • Unending Hatred is another offensive option that can be picked when facing casters with high dot damage, such as shadow priests or warlocks, as it significantly increases your fury generation which allows you to deal more damage


  • Breath of the Dying – this is your best offensive major essence even if you’re unable to make use of the increased damage from getting kills due to the low cooldown when used on targets above 80% or below 20%
  • Conflict and Strife – should be used for the additional versatility when you need help to survive, usually against comps that kill you in stuns, such as rogue mage


Vs. Melee

Vs. Casters

  1. Lash of the Void – easily obtained option that deals good damage
  2. Gushing Wound – excellent choice to increase your damage for very little corruption
  3. Versatile – must be stacked in matchups where you’re struggling to survive

Haste (24%) > Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Crit

/cancelaura Immolation Aura

/cast [talent:1/3] Felblade
/cast [talent:2/3] Immolation Aura

#showtooltip Metamorphosis
/cast [@cursor] Metamorphosis

#showtooltip Netherwalk
/cancelaura Netherwalk

/cast [@focus] Disrupt

/cast [@focus] Fel Eruption

/cast [@focus] Imprison

/cast [@focus] Consume Magic

/cast [@focus] Mana Rift

/cast [@focus] Throw Glaive

  • 0
    2 months ago
    Is Gushind Wounds with the nerf still viable??
  • 0
    6 months ago
    Can we update for 8.3?
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    11 months ago
    • 0
      11 months ago
      DH DK and War DH.
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    11 months ago
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