GoD/Marauder Support Demon Hunter BiS Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points

Last updated on Apr 13, 2022 at 09:00 by Deadset 16 comments

Below, we detail the items and gems that you should use for your GoD/Marauder Support Demon Hunter in Diablo 3 and why. We also list your paragon points and Kanai's Cube items. Updated for Patch 2.7.3 and Season 26.

1.

Best in Slot Gear and Alternatives

The build incorporates a split between the Gears of Dreadlands and Marauder sets, using three pieces of the former (and completing their 4-piece bonus via a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur) and two pieces of the latter to attain the optimal spread of support-oriented effects. Note that the table below only gives you a sample spread (shoulders, gloves, chest from the GoD set and pants and boots from the Marauder set) — in practice, you can use any combination of pieces from the two sets, as long as they are well rolled and provide the necessary bonuses. The only set piece that is off limits for both sets is the helm, as it needs to be taken by Leoric's Crown Leoric's Crown for the doubled effect of your socketed gem.

Free of damage dealing concerns, the support Demon Hunter can focus on pure utility in the jewelry. You have three recommended rings — Elusive Ring Elusive Ring, Oculus Ring Oculus Ring and Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur — two of which you will equip and Cube the third, according to your better rolled items. Elusive Ring Elusive Ring will add massive damage reduction bonuses as you spam your mobility skills, resulting in greatly improved survivability for the build. Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur is necessary to complete the 4-piece bonus of the Gears of Dreadlands. Finally, the revamped Oculus Ring Oculus Ring will provide up to the impressive 85% multiplicative damage buff in a circular area for your DPS party members to stand in. While its wording is vague, it does trigger off assists, and will thus work on support characters.

To complete the jewelry, you can either wear The Flavor of Time The Flavor of Time for the doubled Pylon duration, or a nicely rolled Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity for a fifth synergistic passive (i.e. Hot Pursuit Hot Pursuit).

You have two major options for your weapon, as both Leonine Bow of Hashir Leonine Bow of Hashir and Odyssey's End Odyssey's End provide invaluable effects for the general Support Demon Hunter spec. Odyssey's End Odyssey's End brings massive damage multiplication to your teammates, and is a necessary inclusion in the setup — but outside of godly rolls, it is generally recommended that you Cube its powers instead, since the damage bonus is a variable stat. For your worn weapon we recommend Leonine Bow of Hashir Leonine Bow of Hashir, as it brings a fixed, reliable pull to your Bolas Bolas shots. In case you decide to run a non-pull build, swap this weapon out for an all-around tanky choice like Fortress Ballista Fortress Ballista.

In your offhand, you want Emimei's Duffel Emimei's Duffel, since its unique power turns the delayed detonations of Bolas Bolas into instantaneous effects, making the pulls from Leonine Bow of Hashir Leonine Bow of Hashir much faster.

Introduced in Patch 2.4, Zoey's Secret Zoey's Secret belt is tailored to the Marauder set bonuses, and offers a unique source of protection: up to 9% damage reduction for every active Companion Companion, cutting incoming damage by more than a half as a result.

You have some wiggle room when deciding on your bracer; the default recommendation is the party-wide additive damage increase of Strongarm Bracers Strongarm Bracers, triggered by the Bolas Bolas pulls. Alternatively, you can take the elite-spawning Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers to shorten the time spent looking for champion packs. Simply pick your better rolled bracer between the two to wear, and cube the other.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Vitality
  2. Socket
  3. All Resistance
  4. Dexterity
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Shoulders
  1. Vitality
  2. Life %
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Resource Cost Reduction
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Torso
  1. Vitality
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. All Resistance
  4. Elite Damage Reduction
  5. Maximum Discipline (Important Secondary Stat)
  6. Melee Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Armor
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Hands
  1. Vitality
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Attack Speed
  4. Resource Cost Reduction
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life %
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Legs
  1. Vitality
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. All Resistance
  4. Armor
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Feet
  1. Vitality
  2. Dexterity
  3. All Resistance
  4. Armor
  5. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Life %
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Resource Cost Reduction
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Attack Speed
  4. Resource Cost Reduction
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Attack Speed
  4. Resource Cost Reduction
Weapon
  1. Cooldown Reduction
  2. Attack Speed
  3. Resource Cost Reduction
  4. Vitality
  5. Maximum Discipline (Important Secondary Stat)
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
  7. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
Off-hand
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Resource Cost Reduction
  5. Maximum Discipline (Important Secondary Stat)

To help you with farming the gear you need for your builds, we have two very useful guides that you can access by clicking the links below: a Salvage Guide to help you quickly check whether or not you can safely salvage a piece of gear and a Legendary Farming Guide to help you efficiently farm legendaries and set items.

2.

Paragon Points

In the Core section, max out Movement Speed to the 25% cap. Normally this is done by dumping the first 50 Core Paragon points into Movement Speed, but if your boots have an imperfect roll with Movement Speed as a stat that you cannot replace, adjust the necessary point investment accordingly by simply subtracting your roll from the 25% max. After that, dump as many points as necessary into Vitality to gain a comfortable health pool, but consider balancing it out with some portion of the points going into Dexterity — remember that it also equates to survivability for Dex-based classes.

In the Offense section, max out Cooldown Reduction and Attack Speed first. In Defense, prioritize All Resistance, then Life %, then Armor, and finish off with Life Regeneration. In Utility, build up Resource Cost Reduction and Life per Hit. Remember to skip Area Damage, as it leads to unnecessary lag in group play.

Slot Paragon Points
Core
  1. Movement Speed up to 25% cap
  2. Vitality
  3. Dexterity (up to personal preference)
  4. Maximum Hatred (skip)
Offense
  1. Cooldown Reduction
  2. Attack Speed
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Critical Hit Damage
Defense
  1. All Resistance
  2. Life %
  3. Armor
  4. Life Regeneration
Utility
  1. Resource Cost Reduction
  2. Life on Hit
  3. Globe Radius
  4. Area Damage (skip)
3.

Gems

Iceblink Iceblink serves a twofold purpose: first, it adds another potent, scaling slow effect to your Cold attacks; and second, it offers a reliable source of 10% additional party-wide Crit Chance through its level 25 property.

Gogok of Swiftness Gogok of Swiftness synergizes well with the build, indirectly providing the entire party with more survivability and damage by increasing your essential Cooldown Reduction, as well as substantial personal Toughness from the Dodge bonuses.

The recommended gem for your third and final jewelry slot is Gem of Efficacious Toxin Gem of Efficacious Toxin, for the party-wide damage increase against — and reduced damage from — enemies affected by its poisonous DoT.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

For more information about gems, please refer to our guide on gems.

4.

Kanai's Cube

The entirety of your Cube slot selections will depend on your item rolls. In the weapon slot, you will cube your worse rolled item between Leonine Bow of Hashir Leonine Bow of Hashir and Odyssey's End Odyssey's End — and you will most likely cube the latter, since its party-wide damage boost is an affix of varying strength. In the armor Cube slot, you will place your worse rolled item between Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers (for the extra elites) and Strongarm Bracers Strongarm Bracers (for the party-wide damage increase). In the jewelry slot, you will equip your worst roll between Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur, Oculus Ring Oculus Ring and Elusive Ring Elusive Ring.

The Kanai's Cube can be used for much more than simply extracting Legendary powers from items. Please refer to our Kanai's Cube guide for more information.

5.

Legendary Potion

The preferred potion for this build is Bottomless Potion of Kulle-Aid Bottomless Potion of Kulle-Aid, which will allow you to break through movement-impeding Elite affixes — generally a problem for builds that move based on channeling effects.

6.

Changelog

  • 13 Apr. 2022: Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 09 Dec. 2021: Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 21 Jul. 2021: Added note regarding Ethereal weapons for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021: No changes necessary for Season 23.
  • 18 Nov. 2020: Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 30 Jun. 2020: Guide added.
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