Impale build question

Demon Hunter
I can do a GR 65 but I can barely make a dent in 70, looking for some advice on what I need to improve. Can't figure it out. Thanks!

https://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Blkadr-1321/hero/89693022
Strongarm Bracers // Chain of Shadows // Travelers + Compass Rose // Convention // Aquila in cube// Dark Heart rune on Vengeance // Boar Companion // Rattling Roll on Vault // Fan of Knives: Bladed Armor over Spike Trap // Diamond in your helm
Trapped over Pain Enhancer // Powerful over Esoteric
10/04/2017 05:51 PMPosted by ItsTHC
Trapped over Pain Enhancer // Powerful over Esoteric


For GR is better to go Trapped + Pain Enhancer + Gogok I think.
Also, go Cull the Weak and Awareness passive instead of Perfectionist and Blood Vengeance.
Hi folks. I didn't want to open another thread, su I bumped this one.
As for this build, after the 2.6.1 goes live, do we have to re-drop KP only, or the quiver too?? I didn't find any changes about the quiver, but I'm not sure.
Thank you in advance.
10/05/2017 02:05 AMPosted by showaTGM
Hi folks. I didn't want to open another thread, su I bumped this one.
As for this build, after the 2.6.1 goes live, do we have to re-drop KP only, or the quiver too?? I didn't find any changes about the quiver, but I'm not sure.
Thank you in advance.


Just Karlei's Point. The quiver is unchanged.
Ty very much!
I don't have travelers/compass rose with sockets but I made the other changes, thanks for advice! :)
10/04/2017 11:10 PMPosted by gbasso
10/04/2017 05:51 PMPosted by ItsTHC
Trapped over Pain Enhancer // Powerful over Esoteric


For GR is better to go Trapped + Pain Enhancer + Gogok I think.


Powerful is better for GRs up to 90 or so (2.6.0) and will be better higher once 2.6.1 drops. PE is good for the attack speed provided so you can stack AD but that isn't necessary until well in to the 90s. Before that the flat 20% bonus damage to all and 15% to elites (which you should be hunting) will be much more beneficial.
10/05/2017 06:05 AMPosted by Blkadr
I don't have travelers/compass rose with sockets but I made the other changes, thanks for advice! :)


1. EW > LoN. You should prioritize/re-roll sockets on EW even if it has less ideal stats. Also, equip CoE.
2. Equip chain of shadows instead of TWH.
3. Diamond on helm. To achieve perma uptime on Vengeance you need gogok + diamond on helm + Paragon points on CDR + max roll of CDR on one of your gear (pref. on the shoulders). Also, use dark heart rune instead of seethe.
4. Wolf > boar on lower GRs.
5. As for gems, see post above.

This is my profile: https://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/maraux-6524/hero/89478968

As you can see, you have more sheet dps than mine. I'm clearing GR70 just fine (average of 5-6 mins per run).
Ok I made more changes and I was able to do 70 with 20 seconds left. Haven't found the CoE yet but the rest is improved, thanks again!

https://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Blkadr-1321/hero/89693022

Edit: looks like the changes aren't showing yet but I put in the EW set with sockets and got the wolf.
@OP, you are on the right track. It just takes time and patients to get paragons, augments and the right gear upgrades. when you look like this you will be in the mid 90s: https://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Nick-19143/hero/55904411
lots of good specific/useful advice/pointers in the responses above.
Also it's a good time to be building up gear, we'll all need a new Karlei's point in about a month :(
What did I miss? What will become the Impale weapon of choice after the new patch?
10/08/2017 12:20 PMPosted by Morpheus
What did I miss? What will become the Impale weapon of choice after the new patch?


https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/20976068/patch-261-ptr-patch-notes-9-28-2017

edit:

Changes from the patch notes link above:

"Karlei’s Point -
The damage of Impale is increased by 225-300% and Impale it returns 15 Hatred if it hits an enemy already Impaled."

of course this isn't Live yet but i think everyone expects this or something like it.
10/08/2017 01:34 PMPosted by Nick
10/08/2017 12:20 PMPosted by Morpheus
What did I miss? What will become the Impale weapon of choice after the new patch?


https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/20976068/patch-261-ptr-patch-notes-9-28-2017

edit:

Changes from the patch notes link above:

"Karlei’s Point -
The damage of Impale is increased by 225-300% and Impale it returns 15 Hatred if it hits an enemy already Impaled."

of course this isn't Live yet but i think everyone expects this or something like it.


Thanks Nick. Nice boost it seems.
based on the link I saw your Bane of the powerful and other gem are only lvl 4..... get them at least to 25 so you get the 2nd part of the gems power.

Going to want lightning damage on holy point shot assuming you using ricochet.

You eventually going to want a new travelers pledge your current one is really not good. Ideally you want 10% CHD, 100% crit hit dmg, 20% lightning dmg. Granted... getting those rolls is obviously very hard but yours currently only has crit hit dmg on it.

Get rid of pane enhancer gem and use bane of the trapped. Will be a nice damage buff after you rank it to at least 25. Usually DH use either pain enahncer or bane of powerful but not both. I personally have had more success using bane of the powerful, but that is for GR 80-90 clears. Might change after GR90. But you definitely going to want bane of the trapped over one of those.

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