Marauder Cluster Arrow Demon Hunter Speed Farming Variation
On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Marauder Cluster Arrow Demon Hunter. Updated for patch 2.6.8 and Season 20.
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.
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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 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 on cooldown, and making liberal use of the Companion buffs. Note that your main spender will be altered to 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.
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.
Large parts of your active skill selection will remain the same as the progression-oriented builds, including Evasive Fire for Focus and Restraint procs, Vengeance Seethe for its omnipotent buff, Companion and Sentry Polar Station due to their importance for the set mechanics, and Vault Tumble for the maneuverability.
You should swap progression-oriented passives like Cull the Weak and Numbing Traps (or Steady Aim, depending on your progression build of choice) for the speedrun utility of Blood Vengeance (amazing resource restoration, especially when paired with an Avarice Band) and Tactical Advantage (unparalleled mobility).
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 and Restraint. The preferred amulet for this build is 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 into speedrun-appropriate bracers like Nemesis Bracers or 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 Marauder variation and equip Yang's Recurve, whose resource cost reduction unique property will ensure carefree spam of AoE and Vault mobility.
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.
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 with Bane of the Powerful for the consistent, easily sustained damage increase. If you overpower content so much that even Bane of the Powerful is unnecessary, you can consider using Wreath of Lightning for the extra speed.
Your third gem slot in regular Rifts should be taken by 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. It can also render you practically invulnerable if you opt for a cubed Goldwrap.
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Adapting Kanai's Cube
During regular Rift farming, your armor Cube slot should be taken by whichever utility bracer you are missing from your equipment — either Nemesis Bracers or Warzechian Armguards. If you truly feel you need the toughness, you can also make the most out of your Boon of the Hoarder and cube a Goldwrap, which makes you practically invulnerable in any type of content that still drops gold.
- 12 Mar. 2020: No changes necessary for Season 20.
- 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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