Seriously enough is enough. The DH is for the most part fine. All the skills are very good. The only thing I'd do is reduce the hatred cost cluster arrow.
The DH's get:
-Steady Aim (20%) + cull the weak (15%) + Archery (15%) so hit a slowed target at 20+ yards with a bow for 50% more dps. Which other class has 50% more non crit based damage in passives? That is huge.
- Shadow power for life leech
- Gloom for more defence
- Smoke screen for no damage at all
- Caltrops and entangling shot for slow
- Mark of death for 12% more damage. Add this to all the passives above and that's 62% more dps. That's crazy huge.
- Pets that do crazy cool things
- Preparation to instantly refill your resource (no other class gets insta resource refill I think)
- Perfectionist passive for 10% more life, armour and AR
- etc etc
And after all this you still think the DH is weak? You must be dreaming. All of this make the DH rather good indeed and quite viable.
I never said DH weren't viable. I farm MP10 fine but its a drag without 1bill gear. Look at how efficiently other classes can farm MP10 compared to DH and they require much less expensive gear. why? because they can do more eDPS than DH.
you said 62% more dps... lol your on crack if you think DHs consistently get 62% more dps haha.
for one, no DH uses steady aim in the high MPs. mobs are always in your face.
Majority of DHs have 1 free passive to use ( nightstalker(unless you have good legacy nats gear) + archery are pretty much required).
The scenarios you listed are completely unrealistic, unless you want to talk about low MP farming.
Now DHs are quite amazing when it comes to low MP farming but im paragon 100, I have no reason to farm in the low MPs lol. I want to have fun and see loot rain from the skies in high MP.
but it pisses me off that other classes can farm it so much faster than mine, and with cheaper gear.
what pisses me off even more is that there are simply fixes to DH that can get them on par or closer to the farming speed that all the other classes are capable of but blizzard is completely incompetent.