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Natalya Rain of Vengeance Demon Hunter Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:05 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 2.6.1 and Season 12.

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 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, increaseing the rate of crafting material 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.

2. Adapting Skills

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

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.

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.

3. 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 Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity with a helpful fifth passive like Cull the Weak Cull the Weak.

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. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Socket
  4. Multishot %
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Resource Cost Reduction
  4. Area Damage
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Hatred Regeneration
  5. Max Discipline
  6. Reduced damage from Elites
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Fire Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. All Resistance
Hands
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. ResourceCostReduction
  5. Vitality
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Movement Speed
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Fire 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. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Multishot %

4. Adapting Gemming

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

5. 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.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

6. ChangeLog

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  • 30 Oct. 2017: Reworked speedfarming variation to include Sage's set.
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