I didn't want to showcase this Build/Gear setup until I have acquired a Manticore with atleast 1250+ Damage and a DML with 10%+ Elemental Arrow damage because I had no doubt I can reach upto One Million Crit if I had that setup, but alas some "Mr. Talented and All Knowledgeable Demon Hunter"(I will not name who *chuckles*) convinced me to share it.
Now my Demon Hunter is this Sexy Lady;
And I'm currently sporting some 1H Xbows with AvgDmg of 389-892 +Some Additional AvgDmg Jewelries, can't afford ones with CD+AvgDmg atm, 3100 Dex, 450% CD.
The build I'm using is this;
Now notice the passive Sharp Shooter because it plays a big role on this build.
One thing you've got to remember is that your Actual Damage Per Critical Hit are increased through Average Damage, Dexterity, Critical Hit Damage and Damage Multiplier Skills and Gear not by Attack Speed and Critical Hit Chance.
Now here's the fun part, this build uses Cull The Weak +15% Damage to Slowed Enemies, Frost Arrow 170% Damage which is the highest damage Rune for Elemental Arrow. . .
Stone of Jordan;
The Funnies Part is!!!
Yes that's right! One of the most hated Legendary item is one of the Gear needed for this particular build xD
Currently I am using a +6%Damage 28%Damage to Elites +7%Damage to Elemental Arrow and a Frostburn with +6%Damage and +30% Cold Damage it's quite cheap because unlike me people think it's useless.
I've tested this a lot of times, with all the Elemental Arrow Runes, and this Build is the one that boasts the fastest and highest damage output when you want to burst down Elites Fast, even with 45%CC on my DH and using other Runes, Frost Arrow still outperforms them.
I've also already determined that a Glove with 250Dexterity and +50%Critical Hit Damage will still do less damage than the Frostburn Gauntlet.
PROS and CONS;
Permanent Slow, with Cold Attack. You will surely be able to kite even those Fast Copperfang Lurkers, Burrowers or Hulking Phasebeasts.
+7 Pickup Radius, +5-6K Health Globe Bonus and 250+Armor Well you got to love those bonuses it's the only thing it has LOL!
No IAS, no CritChance, no RA or Vit. . .
And Here's a Video of Me in Action in MP5, I'm on 15-25FPS when recording, Slow PC so pardon if it's a little Laggy.
Study the play style when using this Build with Sharp Shooter especially on higher MP Levels, you have to KITE and you will Kite, especially if you haven't got that great gear yet, and as seen in this video, there are 2-4 seconds where I need to reposition myself and fire so the Frost Arrow can hit the most number of monsters, or I need to get away from Mortar or Frozen (There wasn't any wallers though that's when you will find Sharp Shooter to have the most use), that's where Sharp Shooter shows it's value, those 2-4 seconds will give you 6-12% additional CC that you need. Also since my CC goes down to around 34% When I'm using SOJ and Frosburn there are times when I fire Hungering Arrow with Puncturing Rune, and as soon as my CC goes high enough those arrows that keeps on coming back because of the 50% Chance will Crit all at the same time, and that's the reason I'm using Hungering Arrow.
Here are other example Videos on how fast you can burst down Elites in MP3.
MP3 Elites in 5-10Seconds;
And that's the reason for Sharp Shooter, because the lost of CC from using a Stone of Jordan and Frostburn Gauntlets gives it the Vital Role of providing the Additional CC you need.
Note that this build is good for doing huge amounts of Damage to Elites, that's why on MP1-5 they die very fast. But is not for eradicating large mobs, that's why I am using Trail of Cinders for those, and with just 600LOH on 1 of my Bow the TOC gives me a huge amount of HP back and I don't even have to use Shadow Power just TOC on a large group of monsters if you're low on HP and stand back a little and you've got full HP.
Now how can I Crit upto 500-600K easy? Damage Multiplier Gear, that's what most important. You don't need that much IAS if you're doing so little damage, you'll just need a huge amount of damage burst and Elites will fall down in seconds.
So how does this work? 170% Damage of Frost Arrow, give that another +30% Damage from Frostburn Gauntlet and it goes up to 221% Damage, 30% of 170 is 51%. It's not 170%+30% = 200%, No that's not the way it is multiplied just to clarify things up. Now 221% Damage +30% more damage from Stone of Jordan considering you got one, add another 66% damage to that now you've got 287% Damage, then Cull The Weak +15% Damage, then +6% Damage from Frostburn, then +6% Damage from SOJ, and another +12%Damage from SOJ Elemantal Arrow you've got a total of 413% Damage! (And this can still be multiplied even more).
I don't have the best SOJ only a 28% and 7%EA one, although since I'm using Danettas 1HXBows I get an extra 3% Damage to elites making my total to 31% But with a much better weapon such as a Manticore+DML that has the same amount of Dex combined as my Bows and an Average Damage going upto 1250+ I have no doubt in my mind that 1 Million Critical Hit per strike is attainable, because the highest Crit I've done to an Elite so far is 890 thousand.
And again just to clarify things, a 250Dex Glove with 50%CD still does less damage than the Frostburn Gauntlet, tried and tested.
Correct me if my math is wrong, but I figured that's how the Damage Multiplier works, since it's close to my Barb's HOTA Smash Rune, which does 406% Damage, and my DH's Frost Arrow attacks are almost at the same damage output as my Barbs HOTA.
Now for people who've got a lot of Gold, a 2Soc Manticore with +90%CD and 190+Dex with damage going upto 1250-1300, A DML with 250-300+Dex +10-14%Elemental Arrow give it a try, and see how much damage you can do to an Elite, I guarantee you the lowest Frost Arrow damage you will deal to elites considering you've got a Manticore with 800-1300 Average Damage will be 500K.
Well that's all, and to my fellow Demon Hunters, go on and try it out you might like it, it's different, it's fun and it's very effective not to mention Frostburn is so Cheap LOL =)
I know this has been mentioned before and not a lot of people knows this build, this is also a more detailed guide about this particular Build Setup and is proof that the build works well, and I've been using this Build since 1.0.3.
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