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Marauder Cluster Arrow Demon Hunter Rockets-based Progression Build Variation

Last updated on Jul 01, 2017 at 14:28 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Rockets-based Progression Build variant of Marauder Cluster Arrow Demon Hunter. Updated for patch 2.6.1 and Season 12.

The other pages of our Marauder Cluster Arrow Demon Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Cluster Arrow Rockets Progression Build

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Evasive Fire Icon Evasive Fire Focus Focus Right Mouse Button Cluster Arrow Icon Cluster Arrow Shooting Stars Shooting Stars 1 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Seethe Seethe 2 Vault Icon Vault Tumble Tumble 3 Companion Icon Companion No rune chosen 4 Sentry Icon Sentry Polar Station Polar Station
Passive Skills

If you prefer fighting at a longer range, adjust Cluster Arrow Cluster Arrow to the rockets-based, physical Shooting Stars Shooting Stars. This rune is better at bursting down single targets, but you can also use the cold Maelstrom Maelstrom for its healing side effect.

Operating at a safer range, the Shooting Stars Shooting Stars and Maelstrom Maelstrom variations of the build can afford to drop the survivability Hardened Hardened rune from Evasive Fire Evasive Fire and optimize resource gain with the restorative Evasive Fire Evasive Fire Focus Focus.

If you focus on a rocket-based variation with Shooting Stars Shooting Stars, it is only natural to swap Grenadier Grenadier for the synergy with the Ballistics Ballistics passive. Doubling the effectiveness of the rockets splitting off Cluster Arrow Cluster Arrow, and even giving you a free homing rocket every few attacks, this passive is a sizable multiplicative boost.

3. Adapting Gear

Sentry Sentry % bonuses are desirable on the chest and shoulders, since Sentries in rocket-based builds shoot duplicate skills that benefit from relevant damage multipliers (unlike Grenade-based versions).

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Socket
  4. Cluster Arrow Cluster Arrow %
  5. Vitality
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Resource Cost Reduction
  4. Sentry Sentry %
  5. Vitality
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Sentry Sentry %
  4. Vitality
  5. Reduced damage from Elites
  6. All Resistance
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Physical Damage %
  4. Vitality
Hands
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Cooldown Reduction
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life %
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Slow % (Secondary Stat)
  6. Armor
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Cluster Arrow Cluster Arrow %
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Physical Damage %
  5. Dexterity
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Cooldown Reduction
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Cooldown Reduction
Weapon
  1. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  2. Weapon Damage
  3. Dexterity
  4. % Weapon Damage
  5. Vitality
  6. Resource Cost Reduction
Off-hand
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Area Damage
  5. Vitality

4. Adapting Gemming

The far range Shooting Stars Shooting Stars and Maelstrom Maelstrom variations of the Cluster Arrow Cluster Arrow build can afford to slot a third damage multiplier gem in their final jewelry socket — the long distance champion Zei's Stone of Vengeance Zei's Stone of Vengeance.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

5. Adapting Kanai's Cube

The armor Cube slot of a rocket Cluster Arrow Cluster Arrow variation will carry either Visage of Gunes Visage of Gunes or The Cloak of the Garwulf The Cloak of the Garwulf. Visage of Gunes Visage of Gunes is a generic protective option, storing the damage reduction bonus from Dark Heart Dark Heart and allowing you to run the resource powerhouse Seethe Seethe on your bar. If you have a well-rolled Zoey's Secret Zoey's Secret, you can opt for the flavorful The Cloak of the Garwulf The Cloak of the Garwulf. It will cause a minor toughness loss (less than 3% with a perfect 9% Zoey's Secret Zoey's Secret), but brings more damage and two more meat shields in front of the Demon Hunter — indirectly resulting in a toughness gain.

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.

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