Multishot Marauder Demon Hunter BiS Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points
Below, we detail the items and gems that you should use for your Multishot Marauder Demon Hunter in Diablo 3 and why. We also list your paragon points and Kanai's Cube items. Updated for patch 2.6.4 and Season 16.
1. Best in Slot Gear and Alternatives
The build incorporates the complete Embodiment of the Marauder set, taking all six available pieces and opening up the jewelry for strong offensive sets. Stat-wise, the Marauder set can roll Multishot bonuses on the helm and boots, while Sentry skill % is attainable on the chest and shoulders. The build relies heavily on Area Damage procs and Resource Cost Reduction for Hatred management, obtaining those stats on all possible pieces (refer to the stat table below).
For Season 16 adjustments, please refer to our dedicated section below.
Not skipping on any of the pieces required to obtain the Marauder 6-piece bonus leaves space for a potent combo in the jewelry: the Bastions of Will set, Focus and Restraint. This ring set adds an impressive 2.25 independent damage multiplier as long as you alternate between a primary and spender attacks; thus, learn to weave frequent Evasive Fire shots in your spender spam. Completing the jewelry, you have a number of options for the neck slot. While any well-rolled piece can do the job, your best option would be The Ess of Johan, whose enemy-pulling proc is decisive for the favorable outcome of high GR pushing attempts.
The belt and bracer slots will be dedicated to class-specific protective legendaries. Introduced in Patch 2.4, 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, cutting incoming damage by more than a half as a result. In the wrist slot, we recommend Wraps of Clarity; these bracers further reduce damage taken by up to 50% for 5 seconds after using a Hatred Generator. Its duration is similar to that of Bastions of Will set, creating a rhythm to the buffs that makes them easy to remember and maintain.
Extending the utility you get out of the Marauder set bonuses, the Bombardier's Rucksack lets you have two additional Sentries. Unlike the Custom Engineering passive, these additional charges are not immediately available, but you will have enough time to drop them in any significant fight, and the potential increase of your own damage makes this quiver mandatory for the build. Unlike a Cluster Bombs variation of the Marauder build, the quiver's base Sentry % roll is important and should not be rolled away.
Tailor-made for Multishot builds, the Yang's Recurve bow features too many helpful affixes to ignore. Naturally rolling with up to 50% Resource Cost Reduction, it is already a strong contender for expensive spender builds. What seals the deal is the unique property of the bow, speeding up Multishot by 50% and turning the solid attack rate into an unyielding barrage. The other desired stats are high damage range, high Dexterity, % Damage and Area Damage.
1.1. Season 16 Adjustments
During Season 16 (and in seasonal play only), you will be getting the benefits of Ring of Royal Grandeur passively, without the need to wear it. For the Marauder Multishot Demon Hunter, this allows for much smoother management of resources — a valuable boon to a build prone to burst spending.
The passive RoRG bonuses allow you to drop Marauder's Visage and equip a Pride's Fall instead; this relatively safe and timing-oriented build is able to take full advantage of the helm's massive resource cost reduction bonuses with some clever manoeuvring around the battlefield. Alternatively, you could add Visage of Gunes for the extra damage reduction of a free Dark Heart rune, and swap your Vengeance rune to the strong Hatred regeneration of Seethe. This choice is slightly weaker, but less prone to mistakes, making it a completely valid alteration.
2. Paragon Points
*Spend Paragon points only until the 15% boost from Paragon Points, as the remaining 10% for the 25% cap are already passively provided by Companion Ferret Companion.
Bane of the Trapped is a potent source of additional damage, as it is its own multiplier in your total damage calculation. The gem will be procced by Polar Station chills and Spider Companion slows, as well as your AI companion, usually armed with Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.
Introduced in Season 4, Bane of the Stricken occupies a guaranteed spot in your jewelry sockets during highest end progression. Building up your damage multiplicatively in prolonged fights and with a level 25 bonus specifically targeting Rift Guardians, this gem is designed to assist AoE heavy builds in 1v1 combat. Any Multishot-based build falls firmly in that category.
Zei's Stone of Vengeance is another independent multiplier, whose range-dependent amplification can be easily maxed out by the long reach of Multishot. The level 25 property will add some minor control and safety to the build, as well as another proc for Bane of the Trapped.
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4. Kanai's Cube
No less important than its weapon counterpart, the Dead Man's Legacy is a Multishot-specific quiver that picks damage up almost where Ambush leaves off. With its legendary property maximized via the Cube, this quiver's power will apply a second Multishot hit as soon as your enemy falls below 60% health.
The flavorful The Cloak of the Garwulf increases your protection through its synergy with the worn Zoey's Secret, as well as some extra damage and two more meat shields in front of the Demon Hunter, indirectly resulting in extra toughness gain.
In GRs, the jewelry slot will be best taken by the pure damage boost of Convention of Elements, whose rotation of elemental bonuses you will have to keep under close scrutiny. Once the sequence reaches the relevant element for your spec, you will enjoy a significant increase to your damage — try to adopt a strategy of drawing monster attention during the off cycles, and major Hatred spending during your main elemental cycle.
For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our Follower Guide, which contains detailed advice for choosing the skills and the gear of your follower.
- 17 Jan. 2019: Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
- 24 Jun. 2018: Added the guide.
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