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Demon Hunter Unhallowed Essence Multishot Build

Last updated on Jun 14, 2018 at 19:49 by Deadset 170 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Unhallowed Essence Multishot 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 14.

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 is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

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.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
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
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Evasive Fire Icon Evasive Fire Focus Focus Right Mouse Button Multishot Icon Multishot Wind Chill Wind Chill 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

3.1. 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.

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 is a versatile build, able to handle all three major activities in the game (Greater Rifts, Normal Rifts and Bounties) with the adjustments outlined in this guide. It is 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: Unhallowed Essence 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.

6. ChangeLog

  • 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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