Something someone else posted in another thread (I forget who now, sorry) is the suggestion to use Shadow Power - Nightbane if one's EHP is in a good place but hatred generation or low kill speed are still one's limiting factors. Just using it for survivability when the lifesteal is needed results in better overall Hatred upkeep.
I'll look into that when i have time, thanks. I could see it being more useful with other runes such as rocket storm or drifting, since they generally require higher DPS to run smoothly.
did this with legacy nats. was getting about 70-80m an hour (my gear really sucked but was good enough for MP0 runs)
by far the best paragon grinding build and its not even close.
Did this all the way from 80-100 paragon in a matter of weeks. Wish I had known about it sooner.
If your paragon grinding, this is the build to go with.
I've actually managed to play a bola shot build as well as a MS build up at around 70-80m exp/hour as well. However, strafe was simply easier and cheaper for me to play efficiently as the other builds actually need more expensive IAS/trifecta items.
Am currently grinding with this build. Is quite mindless & very efficient. Looking for any tips on where to improve though. Thanks for the writeup Tianzi.
Gearing looks solid, it really comes down to just practice after that. You may turn out with better/different results on different farming routes as well, as I've noticed I prefer playing different routes when I use BL spec compared to what I use now for strafe.
Would like to note that dual socket high weapon% damage manticores with 2 red gems will probably turn out best for strafe builds post 1.0.7, even though strafe plays at low attack speed. This is mainly due to the high amount of overkill from higher crit damage in low MP.