Demon Hunter Unhallowed Essence Grenades Build

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 11 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

One of the multiple builds affected by the 2.4.3 Hellcat Waistguard Hellcat Waistguard rework, the Unhallowed Essence generator build emerges as a fully competitive spec with a focus on Grenade Grenade. This mid range, explosive build is meant for Greater Rift solo progression, but we do have a speed farming variation that you can access using the link below.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Grenade Icon Grenade Cluster Grenades Cluster Grenades Right Mouse Button Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives Bladed Armor Bladed Armor 1 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Dark Heart Dark Heart 2 Vault Icon Vault Tumble Tumble 3 Companion Icon Companion Boar Companion Boar Companion 4 Preparation Icon Preparation Invigoration Invigoration
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random. For this build, we recommend aiming for the Vengeance Vengeance Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Vengeance Sanctification: Casting Vengeance unleashes a barrage of rockets that deal damage equal to a percentage of the maximum life enemies possess. The number of rockets fired increases over 30 seconds. Elites and Bosses receive less damage per rocket.

Use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). In the case of this build, a good candidate for Sanctification is Dawn Dawn, which is present across all variants of this build.

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Expanded the stat priorities, paragon points, and gems sections. Added a potion section.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19. Overhauled speedrunning variation.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations were revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Echoing Fury replaces Buriza-Do Kyanon in Kanai's Cube.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 16 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 16 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 16 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 30 Oct. 2017 (this page): Moved build from Top tier to High tier, following 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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