Diablo® III

[Index] Demon Hunter Builds and Gearing

UPDATE: Thanks to those who have supported and bumped this thread, and a special thanks to Blizzard for awarding this with a sticky! This thread will continue to evolve as the game changes, so please let me know if the index is missing anything important and I will make sure to add it!

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The following threads may prove helpful if you are a Demon Hunter looking for information on the following topics:

- Builds
- Gears
- Videos
- Uber Carries
- Skill Mechanics
- Calculators
- Miscellaneous

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Builds
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Overview of Common Demon Hunter Builds
- http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7979318741 (Oscar)
- http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593579872?page=1#5 (Genesis)

Bola Shot Builds
- Bola Ball Lightning: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8197741600 (Cameo) or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10102860699 (Skeeter)
- Glasstank Facecannon: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796430820 (Josef)
- Group Ubers: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7978878757 (BurningJC007)

Rapid Fire Builds
- 1.67 BP Rapid Fire Guide: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9309641517 (Atomsk)
- Comprehensive Rapid Fire Guide/Gearing: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10261776447 (Nyan)
- Grenades/Bola: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796090104 (Cameo)
- Rapid Fire Strafe: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9244764505 (celegans)

Strafe Builds
- Jagged Strafe: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8568886943 (Chappy)
- Rapid Fire Strafe: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9244764505 (celegans)
- Strafe Speedfarming: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7764616512 (TianZi)
- Strafe Speedfarming: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5966869837 (D3MON)

Multishot Builds
- Cold Hearted Suppressor: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9340954097 (RedCell)
- Bounty Hunter: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9363076814 (Rav1n)

Grenadier Builds (Grenades, Cluster Arrow)
- Cluster Grenades: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8178678104 (DonnyCage)
- Patronito’s Explosion: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6788219586 (Patronito)
- Stunlock: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7980249167 (tekkazerox)

Alternative Builds
- Bounty Hunter (Rav1n): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9363076814
- Buriza Build (Ashtag): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9793009495
- Nether Punishment (BurningJC007): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8088619704
- Shock Hunter (DiEoxidE): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8568957788
- Sever Impale/Scatter (DaRkCroNo): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7924373711
- Stone Cold Hunter (DiEoxidE): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9308901625
- Tank Hunter (nights): http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7257056467?page=1#12
- Tank Hunter (mo0102): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8508000812

1-h crossbow builds
- Glasstank Facecannon (Josef): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796430820
- Group Ubers (BurningJC007): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7978878757
- Patronito’s Explosion (Patronito): http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6788219586
- Shock Hunter (DiEoxidE): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8568957788
- Stone Cold Hunter (DiEoxidE): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9308901625
- Stunlock (tekkazerox): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7980249167
- Cold Hearted Suppressor (RedCell): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9340954097

2-h crossbow builds
- Detailed Rapid Fire Guide (Atomsk): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9309641517
- Jagged Strafe (Chappy): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8568886943
- Rapid Fire Strafe (celegans): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9244764505
- Strafe Speedfarming (TianZi): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7764616512
- Strafe Speedfarming (D3MON): http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5966869837

Windforce Builds
- http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8568990471 (Griever)

Hardcore Builds
- Bounty Hunter (Rav1n): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9363076814
- Hardcore Guide: http://gosugamers.net/diablo/features/3008

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Gear
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Budget Gearing
- Budget Gearining (Genesis): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593579872?page=1#2
- Mid-tier Gearing (Genesis): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593579872?page=1#3
- MP10 Viable for 10m (Shinobi): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=botwksXVWc8

End Game Gearing
- Rapid Fire Gearing Service #2 (Nyan): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10261776447
- Rapid Fire Gearing Service #1 (Nyan): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9628212861
- High End DH Gearning (Genesis): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593579872?page=1#4
- High End DH Gearing video (Rokh): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pC74D9FH3A
- Elemental Damage/SoJ Guide (TastySouP): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9308901329?page=1#1

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Videos
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Instructional
- Budget (10m) MP10 Gearing (Shinobi): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=botwksXVWc8
- Entangling Shot Budget Guide (MysticaL): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6037126469?page=1
- Stutter-stepping: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569108872 (DiEoxidE and FLIGHT)

Farming
- Essence Farming (TryHard): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkzHGWmpDsI
- Bola BL MP10 (Cameo): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8197741600
- Bola EB (Josef): http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7100770936?page=1#0
- Group Ubers (Cameo): http://youtu.be/Vc9C0FZVRA4

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MP10 Uber Carries
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- Free v1: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7764436994 (Cameo)
- Free v2: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7709112171 (Ryoka)

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Skill Mechanics
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- DH Damage Calculation/Snapshotting: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9792849391 (Nyan)
- Dual Wielder's Handbook: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10195250837 (RedCell)
- Skill Proc Coefficients (ZzEzZ): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004036888
- Strafe and Rapid Fire Tick Frequency (Nubtro): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569329357

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Calculators
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- Damage Per Second (DPS) and Effective Hit Points (EHP): http://d3up.com/

- Dretar's Demon Hunter DPS Calculation Spreadsheet: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4551698386

- Gem Cost Calculator: http://www.diabloahguide.com/the-ultimate-gem-cost-calculator/

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Miscellaneous
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- List of Common Abbreviations: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7979319534#11
- Rankings: http://diabloprogress.com/

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Background: I just switched from Monk to Demon Hunter recently and couldn't help but notice that the Demon Hunter class forum is the only one that lacks a sticky beyond "Vetting a Hero" and "Welcome". That needs to change!

I mined the last 50 pages of the Demon Hunter forums searching for the more frequently discussed threads on gearing, builds, and other useful pieces of information, so hopefully this sticks, literally!

Please note that I am no expert on Demon Hunters, so if I am missing an essential thread, please let me know and I would be happy to make sure it finds a place on here! Cheers.
Edited by TexaStranger#1793 on 11/19/2013 1:24 PM PST
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Good Job! The request sticky is grayed out so I guess only one person needs to request.
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Thanks guys! If you know of other really solid gearing threads, build threads, or anything you think other DHs would benefit from, let me know!

Special thanks to Oscar for getting this underway in his recent thread linked at top. He provides great explanations for a lot of common builds. I only created this because maybe Blizzard will only consider actually giving a thread a sticky if it is a list of lots of different threads as opposed to one person's overview of the class.
Edited by TexaStranger#1793 on 2/27/2013 6:28 PM PST
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Seriously we need a player made sticky. Thanks for the shout out! This was truly a response from the DH community as a whole
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+1 for consolidating all the guides. Good job!
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you need to add Dretar's DPS calculator to the list. This is THE BEST DH calculator out there.

http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4551698386
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I certainly support a sticky thread like this for finding valuable DH information. I didn't even know that some of these cool threads existed. Thanks!
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2/27 - Added tekkazerox's Grenades/Dazzling Arrow Stunlock Build
2/28 - Added Dretar's DPS Calculator
2/28 - Added "videos" section to distinguish video-guides from thread guides
2/28 - Replaced dated Best in Slot thread with similar article from D3IB
Edited by TexaStranger#1793 on 2/28/2013 1:44 PM PST
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Very nicely done. *Bump* Hopefully this gets stickied.
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Below is a list of common abbreviations players can expect to see as they read through the various threads linked in the OP. This will be linked in the OP as well.

AH – Auction House
ALK – refers to common Act 3 farming route
AoE – area of effect
APS – attacks per second
AR – all resistance
BiS – best in slot
BL – Elemental Arrow rune "Ball Lightning"
CC – critical hit chance or crowd control
CD – critical hit damage
DH – Demon Hunter!
DML – Dead Man’s Legacy legendary quiver
DoT – damage over time
DPS – damage per second
DW – dual wield
EHP – effective hit points
GG – godly gear or good game
HA – Hunger Arrow skill
HP – hit points
IAS/AS – increased attack speed
IM – Infernal Machine
IMO/IMHO – in my (humble) opinion
LoH – life on hit
LS – life steal
MP – Monster Power
NT - Elemental Arrow rune "Nether Tentacles"
OP – original post
OS – open socket
RMAH – Real Money Auction House
ToC – Vault rune "Trail of Cinders"
Trifecta – items that possess 3 most popular damage affixes (CC/CD/IAS)
VoTA – Vault of the Assassins, common farming spot in Act 2
WF – Windforce legendary 2-handed bow
WH – Witching Hour legendary belt
Edited by TexaStranger#1793 on 3/1/2013 12:44 PM PST
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Updated

3/1 - Added guide for clearing Inferno in Hardcore mode, from GosuGamers
3/1 - Added link to common DH builds in patch 1.07
Edited by TexaStranger#1793 on 3/1/2013 7:09 AM PST
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Nicely done! +1 for sticky!
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Bump!
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dude, that diablo.somepage site with all the builds and variants... My eyes seriously hurt after skimming that. WOW. Nice, but that is what I would call Structured Chaos.
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dude, that diablo.somepage site with all the builds and variants... My eyes seriously hurt after skimming that. WOW. Nice, but that is what I would call Structured Chaos.


Haha! No kidding. I had never seen that site before. Kind of a mess, but I like that there is a direct link to the Demon Hunter area. Maybe it will help someone... hopefully... thanks for the bump!
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The info is good if you are willing to sift through all of that info
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3/6 - Added Radelon's Sever guide
3/6 - Added BurningJC007's Punisher guide
Edited by TexaStranger#1793 on 3/6/2013 1:47 PM PST
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3/8 - Added video of the standard Alkaizer farming route
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3/9 - Added Donny Cage's recent MP10 farming guide
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