Feels more like a tank than a DPS class, in how easy it is to survive. Not been close to death once while leveling in legion areas and I can even almost solo legion dungeons that you have to do after each end of the broken isle zones. Supposedly they get even better in BFA with their azerite traits which greatly enhance their suitabilityvivability even more.
Haven't got to BFA yet, but I avoided making a DH in legion cause it was the #1
most popular class for a while. Which makes sense, cause its also the newest class. Probably still super popular, but I don't see hordes of them like I did before.
Plus, I can literally jump from anywhere and never have to worry about dying or buying goblin gliders or any such matter. And blizzard's environmental obstacles I can pretty much all by pass as a DH and its been far less annoying to level than other classes I've played.
Lots of fun though, and super fast paced...feels like playing an action game almost as a demon hunter and I never have to worry about fall damage again lol.