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Hey guys, I played a DH a while back near release and I had fun with it, since I returned to d3 I have been playing Barb/Wiz and i enjoy them both but I loved amazon in d2 and like the idea of the DH.
I need some HONEST people to answer these questions because I have saved around 150 million budget for another toon, either going to be WD or DH.
Is the demon-hunter as bad as everyone say's ? I see para leveled 70/80/ etc dh'ers quitting to roll barbs and wiz and wd's and monks.
150 mil is a good amount to start.
For your budget, I heavily recommend going for
2 - 3p new Nats (Boots, Ring definitely. Helm or chest if going for 3p)
1 - 2p Inna's (Pants definitely. Chest if going for 2p)
Dead Man's Legacy quiver
Andy's helm IF not going for Nats helm
Hellfire ring / rare ring
Lacuni / Strongarms / Rare bracers
You can build up a perfectly viable paragon-farming and uber-killing DH with that.
DHs tend to complain alot, but that's really more due to how easy barbarians have it in life. To be honest, with the right gear we can do damn near everything. Be it mp0 farming to mp10. We can tank(with the right gear). We can solo mp10 ubers(again, with the right gear). We can key-farm. We can achievement hunt. We can speed through the maps by using vault with tactical advantage.
Just as there are high paragon-level DHs quitting to reroll other classes, the reverse is true as well.
Of course there are more builds than just manticore ones. It's just that manticore builds are the most straight-forward, cheapest and looks the best on Diablo3progress.
Manticores are also treasured because it has the best damage range of the main weapons, meaning you won't see low numbers.
It is important to note however manticore does not do black damage/pure physical damage, which means its bonuses from SoJ, Inna's belt, Zunimmasa's boots etc is not as good as Windforce or Calamity.
1-h crossbows give the 10% crit chance archery buff, which is arguably the best of the archery bonuses. Also important is the fact Calamity gives a passive chance to put mark of death, and it is 1 of the fastest weapons of all. A DH spamming Bola Shot - Thunderball can keep an uber stun-locked forever.
Wielding 2x 1h crossbows is probably the coolest of all the builds. But DHs tend to use Calamity with Dead Man's Legacy for the best bonuses.
Very viable too.
The issue is that windforce will not reach the dps of manticore easily. But its archery bonus of 15% damage is also superior to that of the manticore. DHs usually use the windforce for its numerous additional buffs such as lifeleech, hatred regen and most importantly, knockback. Needless to say, Windforce also looks REALLY cool.
Yes. When we want to speed clear, we use vault with tactical advantage to look for elites quickly.
Ball lightning is also sick-good for dealing with act 2 Keywarden.
Clearing high mp is more about your gear and skill level, than the innate abilities of the DH.
Our top 3 hatred generators are
- Hungering Arrow
- Bola Shot
- Evasive Fire (covering fire only)
Grenades and entangling shot are viable too, but harder to use properly unless you really know your stuff.
As for hatred dump, the following are really good too for clearing low mp
- Ball Lightning
The other hatred dumps shine in their own rights
- Cluster bomb (for dealing with heavily grouped-up enemies, or large ones like Azmodan)
- Spike Trap (echoing mainly)
- Impale (especially if you have -hatred gear)
There is no best farming skill, it's about your playstyle.
Note that this goes down to whether you are using Legacy Nats or not. I am a new Nat user, so here are several. NOTE there are easily dozens of viable builds, I am giving you my best 3 so as not to confuse you.
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#ajhVdg!ZbY!caZcbY - For mp0-1 farming
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#WPRVkg!fXY!ZYYcaY - For Uber farming
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#WihVkg!fXe!aabccY - For mp5-7 farming/key farming
Hope these helps. I can give further clarification ingame if you got any additional questions.
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