Diablo 3 Demon Hunter Builds Guide

The Demon Hunter is an all-new class, combining the deadly skills of the Assassin and Amazon from Diablo II and adding completely new acrobatic maneuvers and devastating abilities to give a complete evil-slaying package. If you are picking this up, read our Diablo 3 Demon Hunter builds guide.

Pros:

  • Fantastic Range
  • Incredibly fast fire-rate
  • Most agile hero in the game due to strong acrobats and high speed
  • Amazing crowd control
  • Many Active Skills can completely destroy hordes of enemies within a second
  • Coolest looking character in the game (male version looks like a dark Assassin’s Creed character, and the female version is just awesome)

Cons:

  • A bit squishy
  • Acrobatic moves take a lot of Discipline
  • Discipline and Hatred recharge a bit slow
  • Hatred Abilities are very weapon-dependent

Diablo 3 Demon Hunter Builds

Note
It is important that you get familiarized with the various concepts, terminologies and leveling of each of the class type. For this, refer to our essential Character Development Basics guide.

Leveling Build

So if you want to level up faster and reach level 70 faster and easier, here is a thoroughly explained Leveling Build for you.  The Leveling Build comes up with 6 quite powerful active skills and as you proceed with leveling further, you need to practice the skills quite a lot as to get totally familiar with them.

Chakram
At level 12, you can fire a Chakram at foes to do 380% weapon damage to enemies. This skill has a lot of spread so it’s very efficient.

Sentry Spitfire Turret
You can supplement the damage done by Chakram with your Sentry Sentry Spitfire Turret. Once summoned, this turret can be used to deal 280% weapon damage to foes for 30 seconds. You can have 2 turrets active at a time and gain a charge every 8 seconds.

Wolf Companion
You can activate your Wolf Companion to get a 500% damage boost when battling Elites. There is also a passive skill in which you can bring forth a raven companion to peck at enemies for 100% of weapon damage. This skill has a cooldown time of 30 seconds.

Vault
This basic skill will help you maintain distance by tumbling acrobatically 35 yards.

Preparation
This hunting skill allows you to restore 30 Discipline immediately and should be used with the Punishment rune for hatred regeneration.

Evasive Fire
If you’ve got the bow, then this is a pretty great source for generating Hatred. It allows you to fire bolts that deal 200% spread weapon damage to foes, along with additional 100% weapon damage.

Unhallowed Essence Multishot

Version 2.4 has given this build a  damage boost with the addition of skill bonuses on Dead Man’s Legacy.  If you’re looking for Greater Rift solo progression then this build is for you. You need to the following gear in order to use this build.

  • Helm: Accursed Visage Accursed Visage
  • Shoulders: Unsanctified Shoulders Unsanctified Shoulders
  • Gloves: Fiendish Grips Fiendish Grips
  • Chest: Cage of the Hellborn Cage of the Hellborn
  • Belt: Captain Crimson’s Silk Girdle Captain Crimson’s Silk Girdle
  • Pants: Captain Crimson’s Thrust Captain Crimson’s Thrust
  • Boots: Hell Walkers Hell Walkers
  • Bracers: Wraps of Clarity Wraps of Clarity
  • Amulet: Squirt’s Necklace Squirt’s Necklace
  • Ring 1: Focus Focus
  • Ring 2: Restraint Restraint
  • Weapon: Yang’s Recurve Yang’s Recurve
  • Offhand: Dead Man’s Legacy Dead Man’s Legacy

It has the following active skills:

Evasive Fire
If you’ve got the bow, then this is a pretty great source for generating Hatred. It allows you to fire bolts that deal 200% spread weapon damage to foes, along with additional 100% weapon damage.

Preparation
This hunting skill allows you to restore 30 Discipline immediately and should be used with the Punishment rune for hatred regeneration.

Vault
This basic skill will help you maintain distance by tumbling acrobatically 35 yards.

Wolf Companion
You can activate your Wolf Companion to get a 500% damage boost when battling Elites. There is also a passive skill in which you can bring forth a raven companion to peck at enemies for 100% of weapon damage. This skill has a cooldown time of 30 seconds.

Multishot
If you’ve got a bow, you can fire a massive volley of arrows that does 360% weapon damage to all foes around you. This skill is unlocked at level 22.

Vengeance
At level 61, you can transform for 20 seconds into this form and get a boost to your damage of 40%.  You also get to do 4 more piercing shots with your Side Guns and deal  60% weapon damage per attack. Plus you can also do explosive heavy attacks you’re your Homing Rockets .

Natalya Marauder Sentry (Endgame)

Version 2.6.1 has brought some changes to the Natalya’s Vengeance set. The Natalya Marauder Hybrid makes you more powerful and allows more damage reduction with a Sentry style long range playstyle.  If you’re a beginner, we strongly recommend this build for Endgame play.

You require the following pieces of gear to use it:

  • Helm: Marauder’s Visage Marauder’s Visage
  • Shoulders: Marauder’s Spines Marauder’s Spines
  • Gloves: Marauder’s Gloves Marauder’s Gloves
  • Chest: Natalya’s Embrace Natalya’s Embrace
  • Belt: Zoey’s Secret Zoey’s Secret
  • Pants: Natalya’s Leggings Natalya’s Leggings
  • Boots: Natalya’s Bloody Footprints Natalya’s Bloody Footprints
  • Bracers: Wraps of Clarity Wraps of Clarity
  • Amulet: The Traveler’s Pledge The Traveler’s Pledge
  • Ring 1: The Compass Rose The Compass Rose
  • Ring 2: Natalya’s Reflection Natalya’s Reflection
  • Weapon: Natalya’s Slayer Natalya’s Slayer
  • Offhand: Bombardier’s Rucksack Bombardier’s Rucksack

It has the following active skills:

Evasive Fire
If you’ve got the bow, then this is a pretty great source for generating Hatred. It allows you to fire bolts that deal 200% spread weapon damage to foes, along with additional 100% weapon damage.

Companion
You can activate your Wolf Companion to get a 500% damage boost when battling Elites. There is also a passive skill in which you can bring forth a raven companion to peck at enemies for 100% of weapon damage. This skill has a cooldown time of 30 seconds.

Vault
This basic skill will help you maintain distance by tumbling acrobatically 35 yards.

Cluster Arrow
With your bow, you can shoot a cluster arrow which deals 650% explosive weapon damage to foes. This is done in the form of 4 projectiles that explode upon your enemies and deal 250% damage by Fire.

Rain of Vengeance
If you’ve got a bow, you can fire a massive volley of arrows that come down on enemies from above and deal 1500% weapon damage for 5 seconds.

Sentry
For a cost of 20 Hatred, you can bring forth a sentry turret or two that will deal a ton of weapon damage to foes for 30 seconds each

For more help on Diablo 3 builds, read our Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Monk and Wizard guides.

 

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