Shadow Impale Demon Hunter Speed Farming Variation
On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Shadow Impale Demon Hunter. Updated for patch 2.6.4 and Season 16.
1. Speed Farming
The Shadow Impale 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
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During normal rift speed farm, you have considerable freedom when choosing the replacement of Fan of Knives Bladed Armor — ranging from a generator like Bolas Thunder Ball if you run Focus and Restraint, to utility skills like Smoke Screen Vanishing Powder and Preparation Focused Mind.
Once you comfortably outscale the content, you can swap Cull the Weak out during normal Rifts for a speedfarm-appropriate passive like Blood Vengeance, for extra resource stability and synergy with Avarice Band.
Use your fourth passive slot for the massive runspeed boost from Tactical Advantage while farming low tier content.
3. Adapting Gear
It is worth noting that to optimize your farming convenience in regular rifts, you can afford to drop one of the Shadow set pieces and cube a Ring of Royal Grandeur to attain a synergistic legendary power for the content. The default recommendation is Gloves of Worship, but there are other decent options like Leoric's Crown and Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan.
When speed farming, the timing of Convention of Elements and the defense of Elusive Ring will both be misplaced, so you can swap to the consistent damage increase from a Lightning-rolled Stone of Jordan. It is also recommended to swap away from the Endless Walk set, as it promotes a static fighting style unfit for normal rifts; use the more offensive combo of Avarice Band and a Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity. Avarice Band's pickup radius bonus is an incredible boon during speed farming, as it benefits not only your movement speed through a socketed Boon of the Hoarder, but also negates downtime picking up progression orbs and gold. While any well-rolled amulet can fill the slot for Torments, a crafted Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity with a solid fifth passive (from the recommendations above, or a generic speed-oriented one like Hot Pursuit or Blood Vengeance) is easily the best in slot.
In order to get through runs faster, equip Nemesis Bracers — they will provide you with more champions to fight, playing into the elite hunting flavor of the build.
4. Adapting Gemming
If you trust your ability to focus down and chain elites in regular rifts, you can safely swap Gogok of Swiftness out for Boon of the Hoarder — enabling the trinity with Goldwrap and Avarice Band for optimal farming convenience.
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5. Adapting Kanai's Cube
If you opt to include an additional legendary power in place of one of the Shadow set pieces during speedfarm, you will need to cube Ring of Royal Grandeur to maintain the 6-piece Shadow bonus.
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