My profile: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Archetype-1377/hero/19573460
MP 1-3 Perma Strafe Build: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#eSYdVh!bXe!cccbZZ
MP 4-5 build: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#USkdYg!bVe!ccbbcY
I am very happy to see a good few of Demon Hunters using strafe builds. I recently went from a tank DH to stafe and loving it.
I literally dance my way through act 3 MP 1. I can get everything from seigebreaker on in about 20 easily without having to worry about dying or running out of either resource. In essence i can perma strafe in MP 1 and havent had much trouble in MP 3 when i tried it out no problems. The only time I have problems is when I get constantly jailed or fight the mobs that charge into you / the fat priest dudes who put shields on other mobs. It just takes me a bit longer to kill them is all and I can't just face tank them.
I attempted higher MP but it gets harder and harder to use a perma strafe build as you are not getting as many health orbs...so I made a quick makeshift build for higher MP acts. It works...but It seems almost silly to have Strafe in the build as it takes so long to get my hatred up. But it worked and i used it to do some key runs on act 1, it needs some work so any suggestions for higher monster level would be awesome.
So far I am really enjoying the build. I run with almost 3k Life on Hit and almost 60k health. So, I think of myself more using strafe as an increased mobility tank DH than anything else.
Well, just wanted to put some of my personal input and experience out there in this thread, hope it helps, especially to people who want an easy "faceroll through act 3 build".
I would like a few bits of input though, regarding 2her and dual wielding. Currently I am using danyettas, and I really like dual wielding as I can steriod my life on hit with 2 LoH weapons. But I saw a few posts about using Natalya's slayer, and I would really like to use one as well so i can finally get the 4 pc and boost my disc to a staggering 70.
But...the dps on Nayala's slayer is always SOOOOO low and has terrible stats. Looking at my gear, would it be really beneficial? Also, how does dual weild work for srafe? As I don't think the attacks alternate does it only use main hand damage? Mix both into an average? Or does it alternate and I'm just stupid?
Second note, how well are you guys using 2hers succeding in higher MP? Can you facetank mobs at least slightly? or are you still kind of squishy and have to be careful? Because I would like to try a manticore strafe build but I would lose almost 1.7 or more LoH which would decrease my tankiness by a lot, something I really like to have on my DH.
Sorry for my lifes story, hope to keep this thread alive! Thanks!