Marauder Cluster Arrow Demon Hunter Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Nov 21, 2019 at 07:06 by Deadset 7 comments

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Marauder Cluster Arrow Demon Hunter. Updated for patch 2.6.7 and Season 19.

1.

SpeedFarming

The Marauder Demon Hunter deals with regular Rift farming decently all the way through the highest Torments, making it a viable build for the task. We have speed farming rankings if you want to know more about which builds are best for speed farming.

Within the limited scope of regular difficulties, the necessary damage and toughness to triumph over the enemy is significantly smaller. Thus, your best course of action is to improve utility and speed.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Evasive Fire Icon Evasive Fire Focus Focus Right Mouse Button Multishot Icon Multishot Arsenal Arsenal 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
2.

Adapting Rotation

When you are speed farming regular rifts, parts of your playstyle will adapt to the lowered challenge and focus more on speed and utility.

You can spread your Sentry Sentry placements much more liberally during farming, dropping them on cooldown pretty much to keep up the set bonus, rather than any strategic consideration. You will still be applying Vengeance Vengeance on cooldown, and making liberal use of the Companion Companion buffs. Note that your main spender will be altered to Multishot Multishot, which is much better suited to farming difficulties — covering the entire screen in a barrage of death, and leaving only loot to be picked up.

3.

Adapting Skills and Passives

Parts of the skill and passive selection will overlap with the base Greater Rift progression build, but others will have to change according to the task at hand. Ability to cross over great distances faster and more efficiently take precedence.

For convenience during farming content, you should swap Cluster Arrow Cluster Arrow into Multishot Multishot Arsenal Arsenal for a fire-and-forget screen-wide AoE. This is further reflected in itemization and roll choices.

Large parts of your active skill selection will remain the same as the progression-oriented builds, including Evasive Fire Evasive Fire for Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint procs, Vengeance Vengeance Seethe Seethe for its omnipotent buff, Companion Companion and Sentry Sentry Polar Station Polar Station due to their importance for the set mechanics, and Vault Vault Tumble Tumble for the maneuverability.

You should swap progression-oriented passives like Cull the Weak Cull the Weak and Numbing Traps Numbing Traps (or Steady Aim Steady Aim, depending on your progression build of choice) for the speedrun utility of Blood Vengeance Blood Vengeance (amazing resource restoration, especially when paired with an Avarice Band Avarice Band) and Tactical Advantage Tactical Advantage (unparalleled mobility).

Note that Ballistics Ballistics will synergize with a regular Rift farming variation as well, considering the rocket-oriented Multishot Multishot Arsenal Arsenal.

4.

Adapting Gear

The build uses the full Marauder 6-piece bonus, equipping the entire set and leaving the jewelry slots for the valuable damage multiplication of the Bastions of Will set, Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint. The preferred amulet for this build is Squirt's Necklace Squirt's Necklace; rewarding high-range and evasive builds that demolish their enemies from afar, this legendary piece greatly amplifies both damage dealt and damage taken.

When doing non-threatening content, it is advisable to swap away from the safe choice of Wraps of Clarity Wraps of Clarity into speedrun-appropriate bracers like Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers or Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards, speeding up your clears with more frequent elites and environment destruction speed boosts respectively.

To match the demands of the content, you should change weapons for a Multishot Multishot Marauder variation and equip Yang's Recurve Yang's Recurve, whose resource cost reduction unique property will ensure carefree spam of AoE and Vault Vault mobility.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Multishot Damage %
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Area Damage %
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Sentry Damage %
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Sentry Damage %
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Fire Damage %
  4. Life per Hit or Vitality
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  6. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Hands
  1. Dexterity (replaced by Area Damage at High Paragons)
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life %
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Multishot Damage %
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Fire Damage %
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Average Damage Increase or Area Damage
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Average Damage Increase or Area Damage
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Weapon
  1. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  2. High Weapon Damage
  3. Dexterity
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Area Damage
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Off-hand
  1. Dexterity
  2. Crit Chance
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Multishot % Damage
  5. Area Damage
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (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.

5.

Adapting Gems

Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped remains a universally desired damage amplification gem.

Since monster health is much more tame in the standard difficulties, you should also replace Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken with Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful for the consistent, easily sustained damage increase. If you overpower content so much that even Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful is unnecessary, you can consider using Wreath of Lightning Wreath of Lightning for the extra speed.

Your third gem slot in regular Rifts should be taken by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder. This high utility gem feeds you practically infinite gold and gives you a massive short-term speed boost while picking it up, automated by a cubed Avarice Band Avarice Band. It can also render you practically invulnerable if you opt for a cubed Goldwrap Goldwrap.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon
6.

Adapting Kanai's Cube

Dawn Dawn remains just as useful in speed farming as it is in progression, due to the tremendous value of the Vengeance Vengeance buff.

During regular Rift farming, your armor Cube slot should be taken by whichever utility bracer you are missing from your equipment — either Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers or Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards. If you truly feel you need the toughness, you can also make the most out of your Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder and cube a Goldwrap Goldwrap, which makes you practically invulnerable in any type of content that still drops gold.

Finally, you should substitute Convention of Elements Convention of Elements for Avarice Band Avarice Band to gain a considerable movement speed bonus from a socketed Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder.

7.

Changelog

  • 21 Nov. 2019: Complete overhaul of the guide for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Updated amulet recommendation to Squirt's Necklace.
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