Diablo® III

Bowless Melee Hunter Build Guide w/ MP10 vid

I tried melee build of Demon Hunter with a sword on higher difficulity.

Farming on Inferno MP10 KD2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FI10lglgx8
http://www.d3rawr.com/d-pFnaK

Why am I playing DH with a melee weapon? It is difficult to explain that reason, but I will try.

1. I want to play a build like Melee Sorceress, or Spearzon on D3.
2. I like appearance of DH swinging melee weapon.

[Skills]
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#QYgdRk!XfU!abYcYb

There is a great problem at playing DH without any bow. You cannot generate Hatred with Primary Skills. (Grenades can provide it... but if you choose the skill, your DH don't swing his/her sword!)
So you need get Hatred from Marked for Death with Mortal Enemy rune.
I recommend you to choose Sentry with Chain of Torment rune. Whenever the chain touches an enemy Marked for Death, you can gain much amount of Hatred.

If you want to try higher MP, you must choose Shadow Power with Gloom rune. To keep always Shadow Power effect, you need Night Stalker, Preparation, and/or legacy Natalya, .

[Gear]

The build is melee, so requires high EHP. For instance, when I play the build at MP10, I need

Life: 60000
Resistance: 500
Armor: 5200
(with Perfectionist)

To generate Discipline from Night Stalker, you need both of Critical Hit Chance(40+) and Attack Speed(2+APS).

The build has survivability to try high MP, but too low DPS so can't make it efficient for farming. But It is enjoyable for me to try and play the build.
I'm Japanese so perhaps my English is not good. Thank you for reading it through.
Edited by mo0102#1687 on 6/21/2013 1:28 PM PDT
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So what's the reason for not using grenades?
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03/28/2013 01:02 PMPosted by PiggyBread
So what's the reason for not using grenades?


It is diffficult to answer your question, but I will try to explain that.

1. I want to play a build like Melee Sorceress, or Spearzon on D3.
2. I like appearance of DH swinging melee weapon.
Edited by mo0102#1687 on 3/29/2013 12:02 AM PDT
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With a legacy Nat's set you should not need Night Stalker. If you are using Grenades you might do better with the Grenadier passive. The boost to hatred regen is nice.

I would suggest Spike Traps instead of Caltrops and thus use hatred instead of discipline to get that damage. But depending on play style, Caltrops may work better for you. (Actually now that I watch your video I see that you are using Spike Traps - though at this moment your profile has Caltrops).

Impale also works nicely with this type of build if you can get gear that reduces its hatred cost.
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Awesome
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Op should look at the Sever build

my build
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7924373711#1

Redelon build
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7924372772#1

Very fun builds...
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Nice.
I too really wish we had a good hatred generator that let you use a melee weapon.
If I had one wish, it'd be for an item that let you use the Barbarian skill Frenzy as a hatred generator.
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the build is just a fun thing for now, hope blizz will notice that there's a small amount of dhs really want to play melee and scale the weapon a bit like they did with the 300th spear.

I tried melee build once but it realy hurts my farming efficiency ... so . Good job btw :))
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if you want to play melee DH, I would suggest to go with anything that utilizes Sever and M4D. Anything else out of these two are plain silly.
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Very interesting build you have there. Nice work! :)
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Thank you for the reply.

03/28/2013 07:47 PMPosted by DaRkCroNo
Sever build

Nice. But I think my build doesn't suit Sever, cause to utilize Sever's "slain enemies rest in pieces" effect, you need higher damage of the finishing attack, so it is needless of DoT like Chain of Torment, and Jagged Spikes for Sever build.
But my build need Chain of Torment to gain Hatred from enemy Marked for Death with Mortal Enemy rune, not with Grim Reaper rune.

03/28/2013 07:49 PMPosted by R4V3N0U5
If I had one wish, it'd be for an item that let you use the Barbarian skill Frenzy as a hatred generator.


03/28/2013 08:07 PMPosted by ZzSikkzZ
the build is just a fun thing for now, hope blizz will notice that there's a small amount of dhs really want to play melee and scale the weapon a bit like they did with the 300th spear.


I really want the item too. And I think it shouldn't be so powerful, but should be unique and cool.
Edited by mo0102#1687 on 3/30/2013 12:56 AM PDT
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LOL this build is awesome dude.
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Movie updated.
Please check it out!
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面白いことやってますね!

俺もやってるけど、mp7が限界でした。ふざけ半分で作ったもんなんでまだまだいじれるとこはあると思うけど。
http://d3up.com/b/764315/sena-melee

神戸からよろしく!
Edited by The47thSen#6728 on 6/16/2013 7:19 AM PDT
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Do-mo Arigato!
前作をプレイしていた時から、おもしろビルド、変態ビルドを模索してる時が一番面白いと私は感じています。
Itemization で、趣味、ネタビルドの幅が広がるといいですね。
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I tried melee build of Demon Hunter with a sword on higher difficulity.

Farming on Inferno MP10 KD2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FI10lglgx8
http://www.d3rawr.com/d-pFnaK
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i have a legacy nats armor with 40 res all on it if you are looking for more EHP

and a crit chance gaze ill sell too
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I also play a tank hunter as it reminds me of my precious spearazons from diablo 2, pretty much the only class I played for 10+ years. I really love moving through the battlefields and thinking a bit slower and using interesting skills.

The spear class of weapons is a big disappointment in this game for me, they are more like javelins than true spears, my HC spearies are seriously rolling in their graves.

My build is similar is some ways but its what i came up with after the sword did not work for me. Since I use grenades the hand crossbow was too valuable for the slight boost to AS.

Good job on the build.

There used to be a passive in an earlier build of d3 that did boost non bow weapon damage but they took it out of the game in a later build......

* sometimes I dream about my DH running around with a legendary sword that grants the skill cleave, stacking AS and just hammering demons with the passive they took out but I digress.....*
Edited by sneakytails#1320 on 8/2/2013 7:56 PM PDT
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MP5 is so much fun

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Chuck-1311/hero/38338221
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