Demon Hunter Unhallowed Essence Multishot Build

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 108 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

Having received yet another damage spike in 2.4 through the skill bonuses on Dead Man's Legacy Dead Man's Legacy and the introduction of Visage of Gunes Visage of Gunes and Dawn Dawn, Demon Hunters add to the Yang's Recurve Yang's Recurve arsenal for a formidable, endgame Multishot build. This far range, huge AoE playstyle build is geared towards 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 Multishot 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 Multishot Icon Multishot Arsenal Arsenal 1 Preparation Icon Preparation Invigoration Invigoration 2 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Seethe Seethe 3 Vault Icon Vault Tumble Tumble 4 Companion Icon Companion Wolf Companion Wolf Companion
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Unhallowed Essence Multishot 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. In the endgame, where you're testing this build to its upper limits, the limitless spam of your heaviest Hatred spenders from the Strafe Sanctification reigns superior. Thus, we recommend substituting Companion Companion from the regular build for Strafe Strafe Drifting Shadow Drifting Shadow to proc the following power:

  • Strafe Sanctification: Strafe now casts the last non-channeled Hatred spending ability cast.

Note that in this Strafe-reliant setup, you should alter your playstyle to one resembling the GoD Demon Hunter setup — interweaving Hatred-generating shots in between your Strafe Strafe channeling. Since you will replace the Visage of Gunes Visage of Gunes from your basic Cube setup for the S27-specific synergy with Mantle of Channeling Mantle of Channeling, you will need to regain the lost damage reduction by using Dark Heart Dark Heart as the Vengeance Vengeance rune on your skill bar.

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 your main-hand weapon, Yang's Recurve Yang's Recurve, since it's present in all versions 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 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (this 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 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19. Expanded the stat priorities, paragon points, gems sections. Added a potion section.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19. Speed farming variant was overhauled.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 28 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Minor correction to recommended gear.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Now using Captain Crimson and Squirt's Necklace.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations have been revised 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.
  • 23 Feb. 2018 (skills page): Added note for the Physical variant of this build.
  • 30 Oct. 2017 (this page): Minor revisions made to the guide to reflect the Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 01 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated guide for 2.6 and moved it to the new format.
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