Tuesday 11 August 2015

[2.3] Guide: The Demon Hunter Builds for Torment 6-10

Hey everyone,

here is a guide I made for the Patch 2.3 DH farming builds. Keep in mind this is mostly focused on Torment farming (which is something we're going to do a lot, like it or not), but can be applied to speed GRs almost the same up to around tier 50-55. For GRs specifically, I will make other videos once the new meta has settled a little during Season 4, right now it's very difficult to predict what tiers and party compositions are going to be the preferred choice.

The Video is split into the following parts:
  1. Intro
  2. Difficulty scaling + general considerations
  3. Unhallowed Essence setup + runs
  4. Embodiment of the Marauder setup + runs
  5. Natalya's Vengeance (Strafe) setup + runs
  6. Natalya's Vengeance (Vault) setup + runs
  7. Outro

 I've tried to keep it as short as possible while still including all the vital information, even to players new to the Demon Hunter class or the game in general. Feel free to skip the parts / builds you don't need to see, this video is intended to give an overview of the different options and to be a place to go back to once you decide to try some of the other builds. Torment builds are something that can never be set entirely in stone, and personal experimentation is definitely encouraged. Especially with the new Kanai's Cube we have a lot of new and exciting options to either boost our damage, mobility or utility, and many choices bring their own advantages and disadvantages.


DH is really good for speedfarming, UE and Natalya are almost equal with different strengths and weaknesses; M6 is usable if you are a fan but a little behind the other builds. Going for Torment 10 is not always the best choice if you have to sacrifice too much mobility, so lower difficulties might be more efficient (especially when soloing).

As for Kanai's Cube: In-Geom is definitely a good addition to almost any build, we don't have many compelling choices for the weapon slot. For jewelry, RoRG or Obsidian Ring are the way to go, Convention of Elements is not really good because it's just not consistent (you want to nearly oneshot anything even without the buff anyway). For the armor slot, we have a lot of good options: Cindercoat / Pride's Fall for resource heavy builds, Goldwrap + Boon of the Hoarder for invincibility, or just some nice bonuses like Nemesis Bracers / Warzechian Armguards / Gloves of Worship.