Introduction to the Havoc Demon Hunter

Havoc Demon Hunter is predominantly a builder spender style rotation and is largely Global Cooldown locked. The core game style is taking advantage of your Fury pool and reacting to unpredictable gains. This class is probably one of the fastest classes to play so following a guide will ensure you correctly use high burst cooldowns and windows to push yourself even further.

Havoc still likely remains a dominant melee specialisation due to the power of the Chaos Brand IconChaos Brand debuff, and its versatile damage toolkit in most situations. Alongside this the utility tools such as Darkness IconDarkness and Netherwalk IconNetherwalk bolster its place in the raid

Below you will find a beginners guide to the Havoc Demon Hunter, you can click on highlighted abilities, for a more in depth description of them.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Havoc Demon Hunter


  • Strong burst single target damage
  • Extremely powerful cooldowns for high damage requirement moments
  • Flexible mobility allowing for great positioning control in encounters
  • Strong group utility, especially via Chaos Brand Icon Chaos Brand


  • AoE is tied to cooldowns, which hurts sustained damage
  • Some RNG is built into the resource system.
  • If cooldowns not available , damage can be lackluster
  • Some talents have problems with certain encounter types.


99Blind Fury Blind FuryDemonic Appetite Demonic AppetiteFelblade Felblade
100Insatiable Hunger Insatiable HungerDemon Blades Demon BladesImmolation Aura Immolation Aura
102Trail of Ruin Trail of RuinFel Mastery Fel MasteryFel Barrage Fel Barrage
104Soul Rending Soul RendingDesperate Instincts Desperate InstinctsNetherwalk Netherwalk
106Cycle of Hatred Cycle of HatredFirst Blood First BloodDark Slash Dark Slash
108Unleashed Power Unleashed PowerMaster of the Glaive Master of the GlaiveFel Eruption Fel Eruption
110Demonic DemonicMomentum MomentumNemesis Nemesis

Rotation of the Havoc Demon Hunter

The basic rotation for the Havoc Demon Hunter is as follows:

You can use the recommended Addon ConRo for help with your rotation, it can be found in our Addons Guide here


  • Metamorphosis IconMetamorphosis is a powerful 30-second duration transformation buff on a long cooldown, with a flat 25% increase to Haste allowing for more ability uses while active.
  • Using Eye Beam IconEye Beam is either cast on cooldown in single-target situations, but only if you can safely channel for the full duration, or at pressure points in a fight where a large stack of enemies will be available for high burst AoE.

Stat Priority

  1. Versatility
  2. Critical Strike = Haste
  3. Agility
  4. Mastery

Note here that Mastery is significantly lower than the other options; if it can be avoided, it should be. Some talent builds offer a slightly better performance with it, but it never reaches the level of alternatives.