Demon Hunter Natalya Rain of Vengeance Build

Last updated on Sep 20, 2018 at 09:00 by Deadset 82 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Natalya Rain of Vengeance 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 15.

1. Introduction

The Natalya Demon Hunter takes the elegance of Strafe Strafe into a potent tool that resets the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance through the power of the Natalya's Vengeance set. This bursty, control oriented playstyle is available in two solo progression and one speedfarming variations, explained in that order.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

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

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Entangling Shot Icon Entangling Shot Justice is Served Justice is Served Right Mouse Button Strafe Icon Strafe Drifting Shadow Drifting Shadow 1 Rain of Vengeance Icon Rain of Vengeance Anathema Anathema 2 Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives Pinpoint Accuracy Pinpoint Accuracy 3 Smoke Screen Icon Smoke Screen Special Recipe Special Recipe 4 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Dark Heart Dark Heart
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Rain of Vengeance Icon Rain of Vengeance Flying Strike Flying Strike Right Mouse Button Multishot Icon Multishot Arsenal Arsenal 1 Preparation Icon Preparation Punishment Punishment 2 Vault Icon Vault Trail of Cinders Trail of Cinders 3 Companion Icon Companion Bat Companion Bat Companion 4 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Seethe Seethe
Passive Skills

3.1. Gear Setup

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

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a High Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If high leaderboard position without strict adherence to the meta is attractive to you, 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. 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);
  • Speed Farming Variation: Natalya Rain of Vengeance 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.

6. Changelog

  • 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.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Updated the passive selection to better reflect the need for single target damage.
  • 30 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Added mentions of Fan of Knives throughout the paragraphs and adjusted stat priorities.
  • 30 Oct. 2017 (this page): Merged Fan of Knives variant into the main build.
  • 30 Oct. 2017 (speed farming variant page): Reworked speedfarming variation to include Sage's set.
  • 30 Oct. 2017 (skills page): New rotation that incorporates Fan of Knives.
  • 01 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated guide for 2.6 and moved it to the new format.
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