"lol, that's the last thing i'd ever do" p300

Hardcore
82nd paragon 100 demon hunter in north america, 239 in the world

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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Isolation-1274/hero/32556325
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took me 7884 elite kills, with ruby and hellfire most of the way.i used a calamity to about p12, then a manticore until about p25. rest is allllllll windforce baby (208k dps with a windforce :D)

When i first came to HC, it was with an old friend of mine. after 400 hours in softcore, me on demon hunter, and him on barb, we made HC characters. he asked me "so man you gonna make a DH?". my reply was the title to this thread XD. my softcore DH still has some gear on him if youd like to see how awful my early attempts at understanding this game were, and i knew id never keep one alive in HC. no way, i die every game.
found it kind of fitting that this actually was the last thing i did in HC :P.

i figured since DH is considered to be the "least gear dependant", it would give me the most freedom to build something on instinct, rather than just looking at the top builds. i KNEW as a legacy nats DH that i ran out of discipline a lot, and when i did i died hard. thats never gonna work, so i ended up making one that doesnt rely on it. not saying its better than anything, but it did work best for me. ( i get my healing through a combo of brooding and lifesteal)
ive never once run out of discipline. with calm, careful, collected timing i have enough disc (only the base of 30) for about 4 vaults and a smokescreen. most ive ever used was SS and 3 vaults haha.

red screened several times, once to reflect i was being lazy with, once to an mp9 molten explosion, and a few general poorly timed moments haha. so i see why lots of demon hunters die, youve gotta be quick.

thought id explain my build in case anyone is curious. works awesome with windforce and i tried to get all my attacks working together
-bolas- love the stun. knockback doesnt affect champs, so they become stunned in place. blue elites get knocked back, but you can juggle them against a wall pretty easily (+stun). the stun also makes KB slightly less annoying in parties (it doesnt, but i pretend it does)

ball lightning- i get so much heat for BL (not from demon hunters though :P). heres the thing. its got like 15 yards radius, and it moves slow. so its amazing for lifesteal. its constantly moving and collecting hp for me. the damage isnt great, but im using windforce, so when it knocks back, it hits 3-5 times instead of 1-2

smokescreen- it breaks freeze :P, emergency use mostly. i got really good at keeping my hand poised for a sudden vortex into wtfbbq elite mods

echoing blast traps - these rule against single targets, with bolas keeping elites stunned, i just mass stack these underneath and watch them die :P

bat companion - 2 hatred spenders requires more hatred to spam. can use boar on mp8+

vault - movement, why are you even reading this one? :P

brooding - if you get like 80k health and decent ehp (im at 85.7% mitigation not counting 11% melee reduction), brooding actually cuts down on a lot of the standard damage, meaning you'll only need to watch out for bad stuff like arcane, stacked plague, etc.
the other two are obvious passives, damage and ehp haha.

why not use rapid fire?
ffs its a windforce :P.

lastly, would like to thank a few people for their help. met some great people in pubs, cloudysky especially (saved me once im almost positive! i dc'd a couple times due to the new bnet app, under control now :P), edudora and i met up again, skyrush (your special crypt runs were so awesome bro!), cutezy (saved me too! game freeze near trees ). awesome guys :D
rav1n, glad we finally played together, was a blast running with you man. you always gave me confidence in DH. "na man, we can run mp8". lol did we ever XD.
veepow- man this guy is awesome, one of my favorite players and a great friend. he saved me from a bnet app downloading DC lol. apperently i was down to 5% health for a good 10 seconds, got out just in time. i assumed i was dead, had accepted it. he also got me into DH again lol. it was him using innas, brooding and windforce (which i loved, structured my dh around that), we ran act 2 quite a bit. i never went in there after i saw him, SK and fury die. caldeum took my friends from me lol
action kung fu- haha i learned a lot just shooting the breeze with you. glad we were able to play together towards the end. he uses a different build every time i play with him lol. i like to think im a pretty great demon hunter after all this, but i aint even in this guys league lol.

so yeah, if i forgot something or someone, im sorry haha.

keep yer stick on the ice

-Iso
wow, gratz bro- mucho impressivo!
Gratz brother! Now what :D barb to 100?
congrats

now can my DH join your crypt run?
I'm so happy you made it! DH is the last good thing in this game and you went the whole way, super mega ultra gratz old friend.
Wow-wah-wee-wah! Quite the accomplishment. I was surprised to see the US HC DH paragon list is only at 82. That should speak volumes on how difficult it is (or maybe a lot of people just haven't refreshed their diabloprogress info) but in any event, congrats! And now for the secret handshake...
Very cool! I never thought about the knockback + ball lightning.
Grats, Isolation. I know you've been running for it for a bit and it was sweet to see it happen, sort of (from menus, not game).
haha if anyones curious how i chose the name. i apperently only make Dhs on impulse, so i needed a name. desperately, i stared into her face and thought, what is this womans name going to be. then i gave her a name ive been disappointed with ever since :P.

it is suiting i suppose, just always made me chuckle i took me first DH to 100 and never got a reroll on the name XD.

01/28/2014 03:39 PMPosted by VeePow
I'm so happy you made it! DH is the last good thing in this game and you went the whole way, super mega ultra gratz old friend.


haha, hard to say i could have done it solo. although i was comfortable in 5-6 towards the end.

DH was the most fun ive had in this game, and the most disappointing (it might be an ias thing but i only feel at 208k dps im like a 100k dps wd lol, cloudyskys WD at 130+ destroys me in damage output). if it were brought into line with the other classes in terms of damage output, id probably play dh full time just to be a badass :P. i felt like i had a pretty clever build but it maxed out around mp7-8. hopefully ros makes any class a good choice, dh is an insane amount of control.

Wow-wah-wee-wah! Quite the accomplishment. I was surprised to see the US HC DH paragon list is only at 82. That should speak volumes on how difficult it is (or maybe a lot of people just haven't refreshed their diabloprogress info) but in any event, congrats! And now for the secret handshake...


*does tha thing*

(EDIT: nice list, 44k elite kills on one character is so godly)

01/28/2014 03:32 PMPosted by CyLaNt
Gratz brother! Now what :D barb to 100?


lol, 66 was good enough :P :P.

jk, na the nice thing i have now is im burnt out of dh, kinda meh about WD, but really aching to play some monk :P. so now ill just cycle wd and monk until ros i think.

01/28/2014 03:46 PMPosted by Anomie
Grats, Isolation. I know you've been running for it for a bit and it was sweet to see it happen, sort of (from menus, not game).


i didnt think id level that game but we got an xp shrine and then crypt appeared
Impressive as always! Grats!
Nice!! Congrats!! Love your DH.
Ding ding ding

Grats, that is definitely something!
01/28/2014 03:51 PMPosted by Isolation
dh is an insane amount of control.


Nailed it. DH is all about control.
Congrats! PL100 DH is almost like, PL200 on every other class xD

Hoping to start MP7+ Crypt runs soon on my WD, for my first 100~
Gz !!! an admirable commitment, g/l with the next in line
Congrats man!

I took my DH off the shelf, and playing with you lit a small fire in me to go ahead and finally make the push to P100 myself. I looked at my D3up today, and the last time it was updated was at the beginning of November and I was at P94(and had been for months). Hopefully the fire doesn't burn out or my character dies or whatever before I get there.

Your current build will be stronger in RoS, you get Strongarm Bracers(25% more damage to enemies knocked back).
Grats Iso.

Please note that for RoS, you are the designated WD and I'm the monk. Once again, you are the WD, and I'm the monk. Stay away from monk, it's my class!!

Also, thanks for killing my monk prepper this morning. Darn crypt.
01/28/2014 04:57 PMPosted by ActionKungfu
Congrats man!

I took my DH off the shelf, and playing with you lit a small fire in me to go ahead and finally make the push to P100 myself. I looked at my D3up today, and the last time it was updated was at the beginning of November and I was at P94(and had been for months). Hopefully the fire doesn't burn out or my character dies or whatever before I get there.

Your current build will be stronger in RoS, you get Strongarm Bracers(25% more damage to enemies knocked back).


lol, you have double my elite kills so its probably like you did it twice haha. thats pretty awesome though, im pretty burnt out of DH right now XD. i play WD until im bored, then do another class haha. im definitely gearing back up in RoS.
honestly i had a blast with this build haha, some skills are obvious but i was really pleased with the result

01/28/2014 04:57 PMPosted by jco310
Grats Iso.

Please note that for RoS, you are the designated WD and I'm the monk. Once again, you are the WD, and I'm the monk. Stay away from monk, it's my class!!

Also, thanks for killing my monk prepper this morning. Darn crypt.


you'll always be the monk to my WD :P
Grats man, welcome to the para 100 demon hunter club! XD

Now to just find a legacy nat set and put her into retirement in style haha!

Edit: Found the video of my demon hunter almost dying right before ticking 100 lol

http://www.twitch.tv/tubbmister/c/2810725
Congrats, Isolation! That's a pretty dang impressive feat in my book, but I'd never doubt for a second that someone with as much experience as you have could do it.

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