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Demon Hunter Legacy of Nightmares Fan of Knives Build

Last updated on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:53 by Deadset 25 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for LoN FoK 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 2.6.1 and Season 12.

1. Introduction

The LoN Fan of Knives Demon Hunter arose with the updated powers of the Legacy of Nightmares set, enabling set-like powers to an arsenal of synergistic legendary items for a bursty spec that plays on the brink of death. The sole purpose of the build is clearing high end Greater Rifts.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Evasive Fire Icon Evasive Fire Focus Focus Right Mouse Button Strafe Icon Strafe Drifting Shadow Drifting Shadow 1 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Dark Heart Dark Heart 2 Smoke Screen Icon Smoke Screen Special Recipe Special Recipe 3 Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives Pinpoint Accuracy Pinpoint Accuracy 4 Companion Icon Companion Wolf Companion Wolf Companion
Passive Skills

2.2. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the LoN Fan of Knives Demon Hunter is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.3. Legendary Gems

2.4. Kanai's Cube

3. 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.

The build is constructed for solo Greater Rifting, as one or more of its core mechanics are deemed too slow or timing-oriented for the quick nature of Normal Rifts and Bounties. It is not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

4. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

5. ChangeLog

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  • 30 Oct. 2017 (this page): No revisions necessary for patch 2.6.1.
  • 01 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated guide for 2.6 and moved it to the new format.
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