Feral Druidferal iconvshavoc iconHavoc Demon Hunter

Debating whether to play a Havoc Demon Hunter or Feral Druid? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Havoc Demon Hunters and Feral Druids using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.

Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 10.2.5 WoW Dragonflight

  • Feral Druidferal icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)

    Feral Druid achieved 2.59% more maximum boss DPS than Havoc Demon Hunter when there was no movement or lag.

  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)

    Feral Druid achieved 2.02% more maximum boss DPS than Havoc Demon Hunter when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.

  • Best gear scaling

    Feral Druid scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 3.12% more from 446 ilvl to 488 compared to Havoc Demon Hunters.

  • Simplest Gameplay

    Feral Druid has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.

  • havoc iconHavoc Demon Hunter
  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)

    Havoc Demon Hunter achieved 37.26% more AoE DPS than Feral Druid when there was no movement or lag.

  • Least affected by movement (single-target)

    Havoc Demon Hunter’s single-target DPS was -10.1% less affected by increased movement compared to Feral Druids.

  • DPS less dependant on big cooldowns

    Havoc Demon Hunter’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 9.39% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Feral Druids.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Feral Druid and Havoc Demon Hunters, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!


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