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Demon Hunter Embodiment of the Marauder Fresh 70 Starter Build (Patch 2.7.1 / Season 24)

Last updated on Jul 23, 2021 at 08:20 by Deadset 31 comments

This build is a starter build for fresh Level 70 Demon Hunters who have access to the Embodiment of the Marauder set.

This guide is part of our Demon Hunter Seasonal Progress Guide, which also includes a leveling build and other early builds for fresh 70 characters.


Fresh 70 Build

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Evasive Fire Icon Evasive Fire Focus Focus Right Mouse Button Multishot Icon Multishot Arsenal Arsenal 1 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Seethe Seethe 2 Vault Icon Vault Tumble Tumble 3 Companion Icon Companion No rune chosen 4 Sentry Icon Sentry Polar Station Polar Station
Passive Skills

How to Play the Build: Skills and Rotation

The Marauder set starting build shares many skills with the leveling and fresh 70 setup, differing mostly in your chosen spender, the greater importance of Sentry Sentry, and the inclusion of Vengeance Vengeance.

Evasive Fire Evasive Fire should be kept in your build, but with the tendency of Marauder builds to focus on heavy Hatred spenders, the rune should be switched to the higher generator Focus Focus. Vault Vault Tumble Tumble remains the best mobility tool at your disposal. Companion Companion also stays in the build, and gains the utility of all its runes as early as the 2-piece Marauder bonus — a huge, all-around buff that affects damage (Wolf Companion Wolf Companion), resources (Bat Companion Bat Companion), movement (Ferret Companion Ferret Companion) and safety (Boar Companion Boar Companion and Spider Companion Spider Companion).

Sentry Sentry will no longer be the minor damage addition of the leveling spec, turning into a centerpiece of Marauder builds. Not only do the turrets mimic your Hatred spender shots as early as the 4-piece bonus, but they will also multiply your damage for every turret in the field at the 6-piece bonus. This necessitates the inclusion of the Custom Engineering Custom Engineering passive, as well as the priority on obtaining Bombardier's Rucksack Bombardier's Rucksack early on. As far as runes are concerned, you can stay with the leveling Spitfire Turret Spitfire Turret until you level your Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped a bit, at which point a swap to Polar Station Polar Station would provide an easy proc for that powerful legendary gem.

Vengeance Vengeance is a staple Demon Hunter buff that provides a 40% damage multiplier and CC immunity as a baseline, as well as a massive Hatred regeneration bonus from the Seethe Seethe rune. Obtaining permanent uptime of this skill is via a cubed Dawn Dawn and a 37% sheet CDR breakpoint is another high priority.

Your spender can vary between all listed skill under the Marauder bonuses, but Multishot Multishot (wide AoE for normal Rift speed farming) and Cluster Arrow Cluster Arrow (far-reaching nuke for Greater Rift progression) come with the highest recommendation.


Gear and Builds Using This Set

The build above is specifically created not to require any additional sets or legendary items. In order to transition to a late game-oriented spec using the same set, we have a rough list of high priority items to obtain, as well as a link to the build they pertain to.



  • 23 Jul. 2021: Reviewed for Season 24.
  • 02 Apr. 2021: Reviewed for Season 23.
  • 13 Mar. 2020: Reviewed for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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