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Natalya Rain of Vengeance Demon Hunter Fan of Knives Lightning Variation Variation

Last updated on Jul 01, 2017 at 14:31 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Fan of Knives Lightning Variation variant of Natalya Rain of Vengeance Demon Hunter. Updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

The other pages of our Natalya Rain of Vengeance Demon Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Lightning Fan of Knives Variation

This easier-to handle, full-life variation will also include a secondary damage dealer — Fan of Knives Fan of Knives. Fan of Knives Fan of Knives should only be used during the Lightning proc of your cubed Convention of Elements Convention of Elements, and only at a decent number of stacks from Lord Greenstone's Fan Lord Greenstone's Fan — at least 15, but preferably the maximum 30.

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Entangling Shot Icon Entangling Shot Justice is Served Justice is Served Right Mouse Button Strafe Icon Strafe Drifting Shadow Drifting Shadow 1 Rain of Vengeance Icon Rain of Vengeance Shade Shade 2 Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives Pinpoint Accuracy Pinpoint Accuracy 3 Smoke Screen Icon Smoke Screen Special Recipe Special Recipe 4 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Dark Heart Dark Heart
Passive Skills

The primary damage dealer of this variation is the lightning Shade Shade rune of Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance. It produces a significantly bigger AoE, but has lower damage potential than Anathema Anathema. Its sheer convenience of use however makes it an build option by itself.

Since the Shade Shade variation results in an easier, trigger-happy version of a Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance build, we recommend the standard, easier to grasp full-life approach with it as well. Since this will lower the Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance burst potential, you will do well to include Fan of Knives Fan of Knives Pinpoint Accuracy Pinpoint Accuracy as a second major damage dealer of the build. The increased cooldown of the rune is of little consequence, as you will be waiting on the stacks of Lord Greenstone's Fan Lord Greenstone's Fan, building up at 1 stack per second, and synchronize with the Lightning proc of Convention of Elements Convention of Elements (you will reach 15 stacks for one full cycle of CoE and the full 30 stacks at two cycles). Considering its significant buildup time and burst potential, judicious use of Fan of Knives Fan of Knives in GRs is strongly advised.

If you focus on AoE with the Shade Shade rune, you will do better to bring up your initial burst with Ambush Ambush. The multiplicative nature of the passive sweetens the 40% damage increase offered, and leads to the unrivaled performance of Natalya against trash packs.

3. Adapting Gear

Crashing Rain Crashing Rain becomes the mandatory belt for a Shade Shade variation — adding much needed concentrated burst to the high AoE spread of your Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance rune. With the unique power ranging from 3000 to 4000%, it is important to try to obtain as high of a percentage as you can.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Socket
  4. Vitality
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance %
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Area Damage
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance %
  4. Vitality
  5. Hatred Regeneration
  6. Max Discipline
  7. Reduced damage from Elites
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Lightning Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. All Resistance
Hands
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Vitality
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Freeze % (Secondary stat)
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Slow % (Secondary stat)
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Movement Speed
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Lightning Damage
  5. Dexterity
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Average Damage
  5. Area Damage
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Average Damage
  5. Area Damage
Weapon #1
  1. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  2. Weapon Damage
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Dexterity
  5. % Weapon Damage
Weapon #2
  1. Cooldown Reduction
  2. Dexterity
  3. Area Damage
  4. Vitality

4. Adapting Kanai's Cube

In a Shade Shade-based variation, you should be wearing the Dawn Dawn and cubing Lord Greenstone's Fan Lord Greenstone's Fan. This dagger adds a stacking damage mechanic to Fan of Knives Fan of Knives, encouraging you to build up damage and release it in controlled bursts during your Lightning Convention of Elements Convention of Elements proc.

If you dislike Shi Mizu's Haori Shi Mizu's Haori but still intend to push Natalya to its GR limits, you should use Aquila Cuirass Aquila Cuirass in this slot; its power will halve incoming damage as long as Hatred does not dip below 90% of its reserve, which is an uncompromising teaching tool on punctuating Strafe Strafe with regular generator shots. Another alternative is the old favorite Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan; what they lack in survival bonuses, they make up in resource regeneration and extra damage.

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