after some examination i've seen that a DH with around my DPS would clear an alkaizer route at about 10~12 minutes not picking up anything but ilvl 63 weps and ammulets and rings.
while using my build ive been doing under 9:00 minute alkaizer runs while picking up almost EVERYTHING (no 2handers/under ilvl 61 weps) even pots and gems (just coz im cheap like that =]) and for this thread i timed one where i picked up only ilvl 63 weps and ammulets and rings and i got a time of 7:45. bear in mind that im playing at 500~700 ping usually so im sure you could do ALOT faster.
the main idea with this build is having enough dmg to 1~2hko most mobs and clearing out all big packs. BL is your best friend here.
is the build.
now you'd want a medium attack speed(for a smooth attack animation. no more then 2 aps) with a relatively high dps (over 100k unbuffed).
24% move speed(ofcourse) high critchance (to proc nightstalker) decent defenses (35k+ hp and 250 allres MINIMUM) and as high discipline as possible (50 ATLEAST) and to really maximize your run get a high pickup radius (i dont have any and that works aswell, but i really wish i had). i just vault every couple of seconds throu the mobs and the ToC kills them on its own so i dont even need to waste the time to cast a BL.
elites melt down in under 3~4 seconds so i just usually stop BL a few times vault over em and finish off if they havent died.
RD method would be to BL on them while hovering over to see the RD notice. if it is i just gloom and keep attacking, since im not using an attack that has too much fire power i wouldnt kill myself usually unless im lagging however you do need to be careful otherwise you'd die easily.
on the yellow elites after i finish off the minions i'd usually HA and vault over it till it dies.
you can generally live off health globes using this build especially if you have good pickup radius and ill only gloom against phasebeasts or RD elites.
could any1 explain how strafe builds are better then that, and if they are what am i missing with them ?
EDIT: today after getting some pickup radius items and trying out some more different strafe variations versus this build i managed to get 72 million exp per hour using my build. 7:30 minute with 9 million exp gain, and im not even using a perfect ruby in my helm.
also sorry for the wall of text =].