Alright Demon Hunters, let’s face it. Pre-1.03 we were simply imbalanced and on a completely different level from the other four classes and guess what with the Nether Tentacles and IAS nerfs we just got brought back down to reality. While it might set us back, we already have a ridiculous head start over our competitors. Simply put, we are still the best patch. We have ridiculous DPS and still have a ton going for us. Take a step back and a deep breath, and get ready, cause here comes Round 2.
You’ll have to change it up. Some bosses just became insanely difficult in Act 3 (skip Ghom and Cydaea), however, it’s no longer all about the boss runs. Farming elites is a really good tactic and can secure some of the sickest, best loot in the game. You don’t need to be one-shot by everything. Balance out your armor and resists, it is very possible to survive more than one hit in Inferno Act 3, despite what others might be telling you. Before, we only had to optimize DPS, but now it’s important to have a well-balanced build. And, it is certainly possible to play DH straight up. Onto the build…It’s a very straightforward build that offers a good mix of damage and survivability. I’ll update this post later with a more in-depth analysis breaking down skill-by-skill.
Edit: Here is the new, updated build including the breakdown.
Another build to try is a really cool, unique build developed by a Korean Diablo 3 player. Check that build out here.