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Natalya Rain of Vengeance Demon Hunter Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jul 01, 2017 at 14:32 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

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 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. Speed Farming

The Natalya Rain of Vengeance Demon Hunter deals with regular Rift farming decently all the way through the highest Torments, making it a viable build for the task.

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.

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Rain of Vengeance Icon Rain of Vengeance Shade Shade Right Mouse Button Strafe Icon Strafe Drifting Shadow Drifting Shadow 1 Entangling Shot Icon Entangling Shot Justice is Served Justice is Served 2 Preparation Icon Preparation Focused Mind Focused Mind 3 Smoke Screen Icon Smoke Screen Displacement Displacement 4 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Dark Heart Dark Heart
Passive Skills

Adjust the Smoke Screen Smoke Screen rune from the progression-oriented Special Recipe Special Recipe to the movement burst of Displacement Displacement.

In your passives, Night Stalker Night Stalker is best replaced by Blood Vengeance Blood Vengeance. 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. This passive will benefit immensely from the cubed Avarice Band Avarice Band and result in stable resources despite the heavy spending in speedruns.

3. Adapting Gear

When speedfarming, it is recommended to switch away from the progression-oriented Wraps of Clarity Wraps of Clarity, as their protection is overkill and the slot is best taken by a utility legendary. Wearing either Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers or Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards will speed up your clears, the former with more frequent elites, and the latter — with environment destruction speed boosts.

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 Gemming

In normal rifts, your third gem slot 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 will also render you practically invulnerable through a cubed Goldwrap Goldwrap.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

5. Adapting Kanai's Cube

Both Fortress Ballista Fortress Ballista and Lord Greenstone's Fan Lord Greenstone's Fan are oriented at Greater Rifting, so in order to adapt your Cube weapon slot for regular Rift farming, swap into Calamity Calamity to increase your overall damage with Marked for Death Marked for Death, easily spread with Strafe Strafe.

The armor slot is similar to the weapon slot, with Shi Mizu's Haori Shi Mizu's Haori and Aquila Cuirass Aquila Cuirass being oriented at progression. For regular Rifts, swap into Goldwrap Goldwrap and take advantage of gold drops and Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder. Their synergy will make you practically invulnerable, allowing for leisurely farm.

For speed farming, the synchronized play of Convention of Elements Convention of Elements becomes unnecessary and the jewelry Cube slot is best occupied by Avarice Band Avarice Band, which allows for easy Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder and Goldwrap Goldwrap interactions, as well as synergizing excellently with Blood Vengeance Blood Vengeance.

About the Author

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