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Demon Hunter Marauder Cluster Arrow Build

Last updated on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:01 by Deadset 98 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Marauder Cluster Arrow 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

Receiving several significant buffs over the lifetime of Patch 2.4, the Marauder set establishes itself as one of the strongest and safest endgame playstyles for Demon Hunters. This turret-reliant control playstyle is available in two high tier Greater Rift solo progression variations (mid and far range) and a regular Rift farming variation, explained in that order.

2. Video Guide

The following video guide was created to accompany the present written guide and demonstrate how to play the build in-game.

3. Quick Reference

3.1. Skill Setup

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

4. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Grenades Greater Rift Solo Rockets Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Evasive Fire Icon Evasive Fire Hardened Hardened Right Mouse Button Cluster Arrow Icon Cluster Arrow Cluster Bombs Cluster Bombs 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
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Evasive Fire Icon Evasive Fire Focus Focus Right Mouse Button Cluster Arrow Icon Cluster Arrow Shooting Stars Shooting Stars 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
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

4.1. Gear Setup

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

4.2. Legendary Gems

4.3. Kanai's Cube

5. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as the Top Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season.

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.

6. 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);
  • Rockets-based Progression Build Variation: Marauder Rockets-based variation for endgame progression;
  • Speed Farming Variation: Marauder Multishot variation for endgame speed farming;
  • 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.

7. ChangeLog

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  • 30 Oct. 2017 (this page): No significant revision needed 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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