Demon Hunter Chakram Build with Unhallowed Essence

Last updated on Jan 17, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 1 comment
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Chakram Demon Hunter in Diablo 3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know to play this build at the highest level. This build is updated for patch 2.6.4 and Season 16.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our follower guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

1. Introduction

Flipping resource-spending attacks into generators plays right into the attack bonuses of the Unhallowed Essence set, allowing for several unconventional playstyles. One of them is the Chakram Demon Hunter — a far range, durable playstyle that offers considerable AoE. It is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Unhallowed Essence Chakram Demon Hunter is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Chakram Icon Chakram Razor Disk Razor Disk Right Mouse Button Multishot Icon Multishot Wind Chill Wind Chill 1 Companion Icon Companion Wolf Companion Wolf Companion 2 Vault Icon Vault Tumble Tumble 3 Preparation Icon Preparation Invigoration Invigoration 4 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Dark Heart Dark Heart
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Chakram Icon Chakram Razor Disk Razor Disk Right Mouse Button Multishot Icon Multishot Wind Chill Wind Chill 1 Companion Icon Companion Wolf Companion Wolf Companion 2 Vault Icon Vault Tumble Tumble 3 Preparation Icon Preparation Invigoration Invigoration 4 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Dark Heart Dark Heart
Passive Skills

3.1. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Unhallowed Essence Chakram Demon Hunter is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution. It also includes detailed explanations for Season 16 adjustments.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a Low Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking to challenge yourself with an unorthodox, but still very viable build to complete the Season Journey with, consider using this build.

This build is oriented mostly at solo Rifting (Greater and Normal). Due to its mediocre mobility on long distances, it is not recommended for Bounties. It is also not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

5. Changelog

  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 24 Mar. 2018 (skills page): Added the guide.
  • 24 Mar. 2018 (this page): Added the guide.
  • 24 Mar. 2018 (speed farming variant page): Added the guide.
  • 24 Mar. 2018 (gear page): Added the guide.
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