Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Nov 21, 2019 at 08:23 by Deadset 70 comments

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter. Updated for patch 2.6.7 and Season 19.

1.

Speed Farming

The Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter deals with regular Rift farming decently all the way through the highest Torments, making it a viable build for the task. 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 Evasive Fire Icon Evasive Fire Focus Focus Right Mouse Button Multishot Icon Multishot Wind Chill Wind Chill 1 Preparation Icon Preparation Invigoration Invigoration 2 Vengeance Icon Vengeance Seethe Seethe 3 Vault Icon Vault Tumble Tumble 4 Companion Icon Companion Wolf Companion Wolf Companion
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.

The major dynamic of the build remains unchanged; build up Hatred through Evasive Fire Evasive Fire shots and Vengeance Vengeance Seethe Seethe regeneration, and dump it onto the enemies through a devastating cannonade of Multishot Multishot. You will be allowed much greater freedom of movement due to the interaction between Vault Vault and Tactical Advantage Tactical Advantage, and you will fuel your mobility via your Avarice Band Avarice Band-augmented pickup radius and its interaction with Blood Vengeance Blood Vengeance. Use Wolf Companion Wolf Companion liberally to bolster your damage.

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.

  • Note that in speed farming, you can optimize Multishot Multishot by switching into Wind Chill Wind Chill. This cold rune applies a chilling effect prior to dealing damage, proccing Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped and Cull the Weak Cull the Weak without the need of spending a passive slot on Thrill of the Hunt Thrill of the Hunt. In turn, this allows you better speedrun passives, discussed in the passives section. Wind Chill Wind Chill's party-wide Crit Chance increase only sweetens the deal.
  • Vault Vault is still a necessary addition, perhaps even more so during speed farming. Your best rune option to cross great distances is the cheap Tumble Tumble.
  • Vengeance Vengeance Seethe Seethe is an omnipresent self-buff in all versions of the build.
  • In the regular difficulties, the utility of Thrill of the Hunt Thrill of the Hunt is trumped by the chilling effect of Multishot Multishot Wind Chill Wind Chill, freeing up the slot for 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.
  • Finally, Ballistics Ballistics is useless when farming with the rocket-less Wind Chill Wind Chill rune, so switch this slot into the Tactical Advantage Tactical Advantage movement speed buff, which cuts down time spent searching for fights.
4.

Adapting Gear

You will still be taking advantage of the full 6-piece set bonuses of Unhallowed Essence, incorporating the same split as you would in progression — but instead of the Cpt. Crimson set,you will be including the Sage's Journey set for Death's Breath farming. Take Sage's Ribbon Sage's Ribbon and Sage's Passage Sage's Passage, and then complete both the UE and Sage set bonuses with a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur in the Cube.

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. Either wearing Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers and cubing Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards or vice versa will speed up your clears with more frequent elites and environment destruction speed boosts.

As noted above, your jewelry during farming can be the Bastions of Will set (Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint); however, once you perfect your character and no longer want for burst, you should use utility-focused jewelry instead. A combination of Avarice Band Avarice Band and a Cold damage Stone of Jordan Stone of Jordan is a nice alteration. The union of Avarice Band Avarice Band with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder will greatly improve your speed, as well as feed into your gold reserve for the costly GR empowerments. The Cold SoJ will simply be a consistent, care-free damage increase as you farm.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Multishot Multishot %
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Area Damage %
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Max Discipline (Important Secondary stat)
  4. Vitality
  5. Hatred Regeneration
  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 Attack Speed at High Paragons)
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  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)
  6. Pickup Radius (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. Multishot Multishot %
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Amulet
  1. Critical Hit Damage
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Socket
  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 Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Area Damage or Average Damage
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Area Damage or Average 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. Max Discipline (Secondary stat)
  5. Damage %
  6. Attack Speed
Off-hand
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Max Discipline (Secondary stat)
  4. Multishot Multishot %
  5. Area Damage

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

Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped and Zei's Stone of Vengeance Zei's Stone of Vengeance both still bring excellent damage multiplication value to the build in speed farming.

In normal rifts, the 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 worn Avarice Band Avarice Band. It will also render you practically invulnerable through a worn Goldwrap Goldwrap.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon
6.

Adapting Kanai's Cube

An alternative of Dawn Dawn (although not a necessary swap by any means) in the weapon slot in the Cube during speed farming is the cooldown-resetting In-geom In-geom.

Our default recommendation for the armor Cube slot is Goldwrap Goldwrap, since its synergy with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder and Avarice Band Avarice Band will render you practically invincible during regular Rifts. If you are comfortable with your base survivability and want for more speed (especially useful in bounties), you can use Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards in this slot — Multishot Multishot is great at incidental environmental destruction for the movespeed procs.

Lastly, in order to maintain the valuable 6-piece bonus of Unhallowed Essence and 3-piece bonus of the Sage set, you will need to cube a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur in the jewelry slot.

7.

Changelog

  • 21 Nov. 2019: Overhauled the page for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Squirt's Necklace is now the recommended amulet.
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