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Natalya Rain of Vengeance Demon Hunter Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Mar 12, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 7 comments

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Natalya Rain of Vengeance Demon Hunter. Updated for patch 2.6.8 and Season 20.

1.

Speed Farming

The Natalya Demon Hunter deals with regular Rift farming quite competently all the way through the highest Torments, making it a viable build for the task. What makes this variant attractive is the ability to run the Sage's set for additional Death's Breaths, increasing the rate of crafting material farming. 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 Rain of Vengeance Icon Rain of Vengeance Flying Strike Flying Strike Right Mouse Button Multishot Icon Multishot Arsenal Arsenal 1 Preparation Icon Preparation Punishment Punishment 2 Vault Icon Vault Trail of Cinders Trail of Cinders 3 Companion Icon Companion Bat Companion Bat Companion 4 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Seethe Seethe
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.

This speedfarming variant of the Natalya set plays quite differently from the progression build, with a ranged, wide AoE playstyle that fits excellently with the task. You will be casting Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance on cooldown, but only to attain the buff of the 6-piece bonus (although you also get minor utility from the freeze of the Flying Strike Flying Strike rune). The major part of the damage comes from Multishot Multishot Arsenal Arsenal, arguably the best farming tool at the DH's disposal. You will support its hatred costs through active use of Companion Companion Bat Companion Bat Companion, Preparation Preparation Punishment Punishment and Vengeance Vengeance Seethe Seethe. Last but not least, traverse long distances with liberal spam of Vault Vault Trail of Cinders Trail of Cinders.

3.

Adapting Skills

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.

The main damage dealer of the build changes from the slow buildup and cooldown nature of Fan of Knives Fan of Knives to the screen-wide clear of Multishot Multishot Arsenal Arsenal. You will retain Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance as part of the Natalya set mechanics, but not as a main damage dealer; you can either opt for the freezing utility of Flying Strike Flying Strike, or simply go for the fire-and-forget runes like Shade Shade and Dark Cloud Dark Cloud.

Vengeance Vengeance remains a universally desired part of the build, but instead of the safety of Dark Heart Dark Heart, you should swap into the resource powerhouse Seethe Seethe.

Your mobility tool will change from the emergency pop of Smoke Screen Smoke Screen to the long-range movement of Vault Vault Trail of Cinders Trail of Cinders.

Several passive swaps also differentiate this farming variant from the progression spec. Blood Vengeance Blood Vengeance will not only expand your Hatred pool, but also enables a Reaper's Wraps Reaper's Wraps-like effect that replenishes both Hatred and Discipline when picking up health globes. Adding Ballistics Ballistics will augment your main damage dealer, the rocket-based Arsenal Arsenal, with a multiplicative damage bonus. Finally, Tactical Advantage Tactical Advantage will greatly increase your speed throughout the clear — an important aspect of a good farming build. Only Ambush Ambush remains from the lineup of progression passives, due to the comparable burst damage value it brings to farming builds.

4.

Adapting Gear

In order to make use of both the 6-piece bonuses of Natalya and the 3-piece bonuses of Sage, you will need to move several set pieces around, as well as cube a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur. Most importantly, you will need to equip Natalya's Reflection Natalya's Reflection, since all Sage pieces conflict with Natalya for the respective slots. An example split would be wearing Sage's Apogee Sage's Apogee and Sage's Passage Sage's Passage, adding a Natalya's Reflection Natalya's Reflection and devoting the remaining armor slots to Nat's pieces (chest, pants, gloves, weapon). Note that the build does not rely on Rain of Vengeance Rain of Vengeance for damage, so only focus on skill damage on the helm and boots (which can roll Multishot Multishot %).

With the setup outlined above, it is impossible to include the progression jewelry set Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint. For consistency and farming convenience, the remainder of your jewelry slots are best completed by an Avarice Band Avarice Band and a Squirt's Necklace Squirt's Necklace for the added damage multiplication.

Since this is a Multishot Multishot-centric spec, your offhand needs to be Dead Man's Legacy Dead Man's Legacy.

The rest of your armor slots will be completed with speedfarm oriented items — Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers to speed up your clears with extra elites, Homing Pads Homing Pads to ensure smooth transitions between rifts, and Goldwrap Goldwrap for the synergy with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder.

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

To synergize with the far range and fast clear speed of Multishot Multishot, you will be socketing Zei's Stone of Vengeance Zei's Stone of Vengeance and Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful in your first two gem slots. It is highly recommended that you complete your jewelry sockets with 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 your Avarice Band Avarice Band. It will also render you practically invulnerable through a cubed Goldwrap Goldwrap.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon
6.

Adapting Kanai's Cube

With Natalya's Slayer Natalya's Slayer occupying your equipped weapon slot by necessity (keeping the set 6-piece bonus), you need to extract the power of Yang's Recurve Yang's Recurve in the weapon Cube slot. Its massive attack speed and damage bonuses to your main damage dealer are indispensable.

Cindercoat Cindercoat in the armor Cube slot will ensure your resource costs remain reasonable even in the most intense of fights — enough for your resource management skills to keep up.

As mentioned before, Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur will be necessary in the jewelry Cube slot in order to tie the powers of the Natalya and Sage sets together.

7.

Changelog

  • 12 Mar. 2020: No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 21 Nov. 2019: Overhaul of the page for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Squirt's Necklace is now the recommended amulet.
  • 16 May 2019: Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 30 Oct. 2017: Reworked speedfarming variation to include Sage's set.
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