Diablo® III

Current Demon Hunter Information

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Lore:
I have just returned from my travels on the edge of the frozen wasteland known as the Dreadlands, a once-beautiful place forever changed by some great calamity in its history. Now, only ruined cities and bleak landscapes remain, no place for any living thing. I was headed for the village of Bronn for the night, but when I arrived, I found a scene of devastation such as I had never seen before. I should have fled at the first sign of danger, but my curiosity drove me forward. Most of the town's buildings had been burnt to their foundations, and a few charred timbers were the only sign of where they had once stood. Ash choked my lungs. There were bodies strewn everywhere, many dismembered and some even half consumed. The city was abandoned.

Or so I thought.

From the husk of the inn, one of the few buildings still standing, monstrous, gray-skinned creatures burst forth, shouting in some infernal tongue. They were masses of misshapen flesh, of sinewy muscle made for battle. Helpless, I stood frozen as they drew close. The one in the lead seized me by the front of my cloak and lifted me from the ground, its claws tearing through fabric and skin. Its breath was hot on my face, and I was assaulted by the putrid smell of rotten flesh. Its mouth yawned wide, and I saw rows of sharpened teeth, yellowed and stained with blood. I thought only of the shame that my voice would be silenced, never to illuminate another of the wonders of our world for you, my loyal readers.

A sharp sound whistled by my ear, and a crossbow bolt sprouted from the eye of the beast before me, spraying my face with its burning blood. It howled an inhuman cry of pain and threw me to the ground, grabbing at the quarrel. The other creatures scanned for this unseen attacker, and I was forgotten for the moment. From the ground at their feet, I tore my head around to see where the bolt had come from.

That was when I saw a demon hunter for the first time.

The girl could have been no more than twenty. She emerged from the shadows cast by the setting sun and wasted no time in dispatching the rest of my attackers. Her hands worked twin crossbows, launching a glowing arc of flaming bolts over my head, blanketing the hulking monsters. Every shot found its mark in one of the horned beasts, felling the lot of them. From the corner of my eye, I saw more of the savage brutes sneaking up on her from behind. My voice froze in my throat as I tried to scream a warning. I needn't have worried: she was not unaware. The hunter reached into her belt and rolled a trio of strange metal spheres into their path. The monsters looked down just as the contraptions exploded into light and flame, stunning them. It gave her enough time to round on them, her crossbows dispatching them one by one.

With a last look over the town, apparently satisfied that no danger remained for her, she came forward, shaking her head sadly. There was a look of profound disappointment on her face as she returned the crossbows to her sides, hidden by the folds of her cloak.

"No survivors," she said bitterly.

They call themselves the demon hunters, a group of fanatical warriors sworn to a single purpose: the destruction of the creatures of the Burning Hells. The demon hunters number in the hundreds and make their home in the Dreadlands so that they can live and train without the interference of any nation that would worry over having such a fearsome group camped within its borders (though at any time over half are dispatched across the world like this girl, seeking hellspawn). There is something in all demon hunters that gives them the strength to resist the demonic corruption that would drive lesser men to madness. They hone this power, for their resistance to this taint enables them to use the demons' power as a weapon. But their mission and their power are not all that bind them together.

That night, the girl told me of her life, about how, as a child, the demons had descended upon her town. She had watched as demons destroyed her home, setting her village to the torch. They murdered everyone she knew and stole from her everyone she loved. She should have died with them, but she fled, hiding from the hellspawn for days until she was found by a demon hunter who saw the strength in her and took her in as one of their own. Each and every demon hunter, she told me, has a story like this.

They are the survivors, and they are searching for vengeance.
Edited by Sixen on 8/23/2011 10:54 PM PDT
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Resource System
The system will be a personality-based dichotomy. Hatred skills will be able to be used more than Discipline skills. Hatred skills will be mostly associated with bow attacks and burst-damage while Discipline will primarily focus on traps and preparation. Hatred regenerates quickly, functioning similarly to the Wizard's Arcane Power, while Discipline regenerates slower much like the Witch Doctor's Mana.

Skills (Subject to change)
  • Caltrops: (Requires Level 1) - ???

  • Hungering Arrow: (Requires Level 1) - Shoot a piercing arrow that hits targets for a percentage of weapon damage and leaves a trail of fire, dealing Fire damage per second to all enemies who stand in it.

  • Entangling Shot: (Requires Level 2) - Release a sticky adhesive that deals a percentage of weapon damage and entangles the Demon Hunter's enemies, slowing their movement speed for X seconds

  • Evasive Fire: (Requires Level 3) - ???

  • Fan of Knives: (Requires Level 4) - Throw knives out in a spiral around you, slowing and damaging all nearby enemies

  • Bola Shot: (Requires Level 5) - Shoot out an explosive Bola that wraps itself around its target. After X seconds the Bola explodes, dealing a percentage of weapon damage to the target and an additional percentage of weapon damage to all nearby targets.

  • Vault: (Requires Level 6) - Tumble acrobatically across a distance.

  • Grenades: (Requires Level 7) - Throw out three grenades that explode, dealing Fire damage

  • Marked for Death: (Requires Level 8) - ???

  • Chakram: (Requires Level 9) - ???

  • Impale: (Requires Level 11) - ???

  • Smoke Screen: (Requires Level 12) - ???

  • Spike Trap: (Requires Level 14) - Lay a trap that arms after X seconds and triggers when an enemy approaches. The explosion does damage per second to all nearby enemies

  • Companion: (Requires Level 16) - ???

  • Elemental Arrow: (Requires Level 18) - ???

  • Shadow Power: (Requires Level 19) - ???

  • Multishot: (Requires Level 21) - Fire a massive volley of arrows dealing a percentage of weapon damage.

  • Sentry: (Requires Level 22) - ???

  • Cluster Arrow: (Requires Level 23) - Fires a cluster bomb which explodes on impact, releasing smaller bombs which explode shortly thereafter.

  • Rapid Fire: (Requires Level 24) - ???

  • Preparation: (Requires Level 25) - ???

  • Strafe: (Requires Level 27) - ???

  • Rain of Arrows: (Requires Level 29) - ???

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Edited by Sixen on 8/24/2011 7:56 PM PDT
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Passives (Subject to change)
  • Weak Spot: (Requires Level 10) - Increases critical strike damage by 100%.

  • Archery: (Requires Level 10) - Reduces the cost of Hatred-type skills by 50%.

  • Cloak of Shadows: (Requires Level 10) - Reduces melee damage taken by 20%.

  • Aggression: (Requires Level 12) - Increases attack by 20%.

  • Superior Skill: (Requires Level 12) - Increases precision by 20%.

  • Toughness: (Requires Level 12) - Increases vitality by 20%.

  • Back to Basics: (Requires Level 18) - Increases the basic damage done by the Demon Hunter's weapon by 100%.

  • Focused Discipline: (Requires Level 18) - Reduces the cost of Discipline-type skills by 20%.

  • Opportunity: (Requires Level 18) - Increases damage dealt to slowed targets by 20%.

  • Years of Training: (Requires Level 18) - When a Discipline-type skill is used, damage dealt by the Demon Hunter is increased by 10% for 10 seconds. Can stack up to three times.

  • Ballistics: (Requires Level 24) - Increases damage dealt by rockets by 100%. The rocket effect is provided by certain runestones.

  • Hot Pursuit: (Requires Level 24) - When Hatred is at its maximum, run speed is increased by 10%.

  • Killing Spree: (Requires Level 24) - When an enemy is killed by the Demon Hunter, the next attack dealt within the next 5 seconds has 30% increased critical strike chance.

  • Resourcefulness: (Requires Level 24) - When Discipline is under 20%, the regeneration of Hatred is increased by 30%

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Edited by Sixen on 8/24/2011 12:34 PM PDT
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I'll be starting with male demon hunter. I can't wait. Nice info so far, thanks.
Edited by Moshpit on 8/23/2011 10:59 PM PDT
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Thanks for the info Sixen ;)
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I wish they could bring back guided arrow :)
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08/23/2011 11:01 PMPosted by Nakhar
I wish they could bring back guided arrow :)
I think there is. I saw some footage with some sort of guided arrow.
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Another post to help the masses. GJ, Sixen.
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i dont know who this guy is but sometimes bullet bullet bullet bullet bird
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08/23/2011 11:01 PMPosted by Nakhar
I wish they could bring back guided arrow :)


It's back.

Hungering Arrow is available at level 1.
An arrow skill that does bonus damage and has a seeking property, much like the Amazon's Guided Arrow from Diablo II.

Description: A bolt that seeks out enemies and does X% damage and has an Y% chance to pierce the target.


They also removed Shock Spike and Molten Arrow.
Edited by Zarine on 8/24/2011 1:24 AM PDT
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Great compilation! Curious; what do you folks think Sixen's most anticipated class is? This one is defiantly mine!
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08/24/2011 01:45 AMPosted by Aristrong
Great compilation! Curious; what do you folks think Sixen's most anticipated class is? This one is defiantly mine!

I had been wanting to play the Wizard until I saw the DH announced, that had thrown me for a loop. The DH was a lot of fun when I played her at the Press Event, definitely an interesting class!
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08/24/2011 02:17 AMPosted by Sixen
Great compilation! Curious; what do you folks think Sixen's most anticipated class is? This one is defiantly mine!

I had been wanting to play the Wizard until I saw the DH announced, that had thrown me for a loop. The DH was a lot of fun when I played her at the Press Event, definitely an interesting class!
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It definitely looks fun! She also looks exactly the way I've wanted my "rogue" type character to look, with the hood. Looks a little more difficult to play, compared to other classes.
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DH Looks awesome but I hope it isn't gimped late game how bow amazons were in end game D2.
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90 Troll Shaman
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I think there going to be solid for pve and pvp but they seem to b e a pvp class from the looks of there abilities. I was going to go monk until they released the Demon Hunter (so glad they didn't release a pally.) now I am going DH for sure.
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Very nice. I love the whole 'cross between an Assassin and Amazon' feel that she's got going on. I liked Amazons until Assassins came out, so I'm interested in seeing the 'hybrid'.
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I am definitely making a DH Male for my first char. Cant wait.... O.O
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55 Gnome Death Knight
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Thanks Sixen.
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