This Is How We Do It

This Is How We Do It
Pro Advice on the Best Demon Hunter Build in Diablo 3

CJ Miozzi | 24 Apr 2015 17:00
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Diablo 3's patch 2.2 has brought with it new top builds for most classes thanks to the introduction of new sets and the improvement of existing sets. For the Demon Hunter, the new Unhallowed Essence set has been topping the leaderboards. We present here a build based on practical observation and theoretical calculations made by one of the world's top DH players, Wudijo.

If you don't know Wudijo, he is the player that basically singlehandedly shifted the 2.1.2 Demon Hunter Greater Rift meta (the prevailing strategy used in the community) from a cold cluster arrow Marauder build to a physical cluster arrow Marauder build. By running some complex calculations, he determined that physical outperformed cold by a small margin, and he has now performed new calculations for patch 2.2.

Unsurprisingly, the new Unhallowed Essence set outperforms the Marauder's set in terms of overall damage output and, consequently, pushing the highest Greater Rifts. Natalya's set may compete with or even be better than Unhallowed Essence, but there is still a great deal of testing that needs to be done before that can be determined.

In the meantime, here is the optimum Unhallowed Essence setup to run with to push high-level Greater Rifts. Two main variants of the Unhallowed Essence build exist - fire and lightning - but the lightning version was calculated to be superior for these purposes. Here it is.


Demon Hunter Unhallowed Essence Build Skills
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