Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Demon Hunter Dps/Balance Build

    The Demon Hunter is a versatile class in Diablo 3 because you can easily go for a dps build or a defensive build, for example dual crossbows can provide a decent dps, especially in normal difficulty where if you pay attention you won`t have too many troubles, but the main question is: what build should you make? In my opinion there should be a balance between damage and armor considering his fragile health pool but still his stealth skills can be a game changer.

   In this article I will write about a build which will have balanced skills, DPS and Survival because I think if you will go full DPS, it will be very hard to stay alive, especially on harder difficulties but this build can also be a starting point for your build, you can easily customize it to suit your style, let`s begin. I will name this build the Demon Hunter Dps/Balance Build.

Active Skill List:

1. Vault - Tumble acrobatically 35 yards + Rattling Roll rune
2. Preparation - Instantly restore all Discipline  + Battle Scars rune
3. Smoke Screen - Vanish behind a wall of smoke, becoming momentarily invisible for 2 seconds    + Displacement rune
4. MultiShot - Fire a massive volley of arrows dealing 165% weapon damage to all enemies in the area + Fire at will rune
5. Rapid Fire - Rapidly fire for 228% weapon damage as Physical + Bombardment rune
6. Entangling Shot - Release a sticky adhesive that deals 75% weapon damage and entangles up to 2 enemies, slowing their movement by 60% for 2 seconds + Chain Gang rune

Passive Skill List:

1. Archery - Gain a bonus based on the weapon type of your main hand weapon:
2. Steady Aim - As long as there are no enemies within 10 yards, all damage is increased by 20%.
3. Tactical Advantage - Whenever you use Vault, Smoke Screen or backflip with Evasive Fire you gain 60% movement speed for 2 seconds.

Advantages of this Demon Hunter Dps/Balance build:

- Decent DPS
- Good to very good aoe
- Very good survival rate
- Best for higher difficulties
- Very good for Hardcore
- Easily customizable for better dps


- Slightly Gear dependent
- Less Dps that other builds can provide
- Probably not good for normal difficulty

For the Demon Hunter the best way to go for Nightmare & above is with caution. That means if you need to sacrifice a bit of dps to increase your survival rate, go for it specially if you play single. I hope you will find useful this dps/survival build for the Demon hunter in Diablo 3.

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