Most Popular Demon Hunter Builds

The top Diablo III Demon Hunter builds and skills at level 70 in Reaper of Souls

  • These are the most popular Diablo III Demon Hunter builds and skills used by level 70 Demon Hunters in Diablo III PC Patch 2.2, in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion. They are calculated from data gathered on more than 6 million Diablo III characters.
  • The skills and runes in these charts are based on the choices of level 70 Demon Hunters using the best Demon Hunter builds for end-game content. That includes farming Ancient Legendary items, running Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts in Adventure Mode, or quickly gaining Paragon Levels.
  • Each set of data contains charts of three groups of Demon Hunters:
    • The softcore Demon Hunters who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
    • The softcore Demon Hunters who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills.
    • All hardcore Demon Hunters regardless of elite monster kills.
  • This data is from level 70 Demon Hunters playing the Reaper of Souls expansion on PC or Mac, and also matches the current patch for the Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The best builds for the Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 are found in the Patch 2.0 Data Archive. Players of the original console Diablo III game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that caps out at level 60, or PC players who do not have the expansion, should instead look in the older Patch 1.0.8 Data Archive.

Demon Hunter Active Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Demon Hunter active skills by level 70 Demon Hunters in patch 2.2 in Reaper of Souls. They are updated daily, and rank Demon Hunter active skills from the most popular down to the least used.
  • The chart on the left has data from level 70 softcore Demon Hunters, who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills. The chart in the middle has data from the level 70 softcore Demon Hunters who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills. The chart on the right has data from all hardcore Demon Hunters regardless of elite kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for more information on this data. View the Demon Hunter Most Popular Runes chart, or mouse over any active skill, to see the most commonly used runes for the skill.
Charts Last Updated: May 24, 2015
Active Skills - Lower 75%
Active SkillsPercent
1Companion92.85
2Preparation74.36
3Vault69.49
4Evasive Fire57.83
5Multishot49.22
6Sentry48.41
7Cluster Arrow33.61
8Smoke Screen30.12
9Vengeance28.59
10Rain of Vengeance23.08
11Marked for Death20.68
12Elemental Arrow17.00
13Strafe15.29
14Entangling Shot7.77
15Hungering Arrow6.50
16Chakram5.25
17Caltrops4.91
18Bolas4.77
19Shadow Power3.33
20Rapid Fire3.04
21Fan of Knives1.79
22Impale0.85
23Grenade0.83
24Spike Trap0.38
Active Skills - Top 25%
Active SkillsPercent
1Companion95.55
2Preparation79.38
3Sentry61.79
4Vault61.60
5Evasive Fire53.82
6Cluster Arrow48.07
7Multishot39.70
8Smoke Screen35.20
9Elemental Arrow23.83
10Marked for Death19.92
11Rain of Vengeance19.39
12Vengeance18.17
13Strafe14.34
14Entangling Shot6.39
15Caltrops6.32
16Chakram4.99
17Hungering Arrow3.73
18Bolas2.76
19Shadow Power2.55
20Fan of Knives0.82
21Rapid Fire0.68
22Impale0.41
23Grenade0.36
24Spike Trap0.19
Hardcore Active Skills
Active SkillsPercent
1Companion93.71
2Vault82.38
3Preparation68.59
4Evasive Fire62.54
5Sentry54.85
6Multishot48.99
7Cluster Arrow38.16
8Smoke Screen31.83
9Vengeance26.70
10Rain of Vengeance16.86
11Marked for Death15.22
12Elemental Arrow11.57
13Strafe8.74
14Entangling Shot7.39
15Hungering Arrow7.20
16Chakram6.81
17Bolas5.15
18Shadow Power3.53
19Rapid Fire2.92
20Caltrops2.54
21Fan of Knives2.18
22Impale1.12
23Grenade0.71
24Spike Trap0.28

Demon Hunter Passive Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Demon Hunter passive skills by level 70 Demon Hunters in patch 2.2 in Reaper of Souls. They are updated daily, ranking the Demon Hunter passive skills from the most popular down to the least used.
  • The chart on the left has data from level 70 softcore Demon Hunters, who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills. The chart in the middle has data from the level 70 softcore Demon Hunters who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills. The chart on the right has data from all hardcore Demon Hunters regardless of elite monster kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for more information on how this data is collected.
Passive Skills - Lower 75%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Awareness62.82
2Cull the Weak60.39
3Steady Aim50.39
4Ballistics49.38
5Ambush38.59
6Custom Engineering37.49
7Archery33.11
8Blood Vengeance22.03
9Tactical Advantage13.04
10Night Stalker8.80
11Perfectionist8.48
12Single Out6.53
13Hot Pursuit3.52
14Grenadier2.04
15Sharpshooter1.72
16Brooding0.84
17Numbing Traps0.47
18Thrill of the Hunt0.36
Passive Skills - Top 25%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Cull the Weak68.07
2Awareness66.80
3Steady Aim54.31
4Custom Engineering49.17
5Ballistics48.24
6Ambush29.58
7Archery29.41
8Blood Vengeance19.10
9Tactical Advantage11.30
10Night Stalker7.37
11Perfectionist5.40
12Single Out5.16
13Hot Pursuit2.85
14Grenadier1.78
15Sharpshooter0.64
16Brooding0.36
17Numbing Traps0.34
18Thrill of the Hunt0.10
Hardcore Passive Skills
Passive SkillsPercent
1Awareness93.73
2Ballistics57.28
3Cull the Weak41.36
4Custom Engineering41.30
5Steady Aim40.91
6Ambush33.25
7Archery23.13
8Blood Vengeance22.43
9Perfectionist16.34
10Tactical Advantage11.19
11Night Stalker6.90
12Brooding3.53
13Single Out3.49
14Hot Pursuit2.36
15Sharpshooter1.03
16Grenadier0.98
17Numbing Traps0.53
18Thrill of the Hunt0.27

Demon Hunter Softcore Builds in Reaper of Souls

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  • These are the most popular softcore Demon Hunter builds. The charts are updated daily from data of the softcore level 70 Diablo III Demon Hunters active in patch 2.2.
  • The charts list the 5 most popular Demon Hunter builds and the percentage of the characters who are using that specific build. It also lists 10 build variants. These are builds which use the same active skills as the primary build, but with small differences in the passive skills or runes.
  • The charts on the left have data from softcore Demon Hunters who make up the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
  • The charts on the right have data from softcore Demon Hunters who are at the top 25% of elite monster kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for full details on this data.
Demon Hunter Lower 75% Build #1
This build is used by 1.97% of the Lower 75% of Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 4.41%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Cull the Weak
Vault - Tumble Custom Engineering
Companion - Wolf Companion Ballistics
Sentry - Polar Station Awareness
Preparation - Punishment
Cluster Arrow - Maelstrom
Build Variant #1A (0.54%)
Cluster Arrow - Shooting Stars replaces Maelstrom
Build Variant #1B (0.40%)
Steady Aim replaces Awareness
Build Variant #1C (0.24%)
Cluster Arrow - Loaded for Bear replaces Maelstrom
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #1D (0.23%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Build Variant #1E (0.21%)
Sentry - Spitfire Turret replaces Polar Station
Cluster Arrow - Loaded for Bear replaces Maelstrom
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #1F (0.17%)
Blood Vengeance replaces Awareness
Build Variant #1G (0.17%)
Sentry - Spitfire Turret replaces Polar Station
Build Variant #1H (0.17%)
Cluster Arrow - Shooting Stars replaces Maelstrom
Night Stalker replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #1I (0.16%)
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #1J (0.15%)
Archery replaces Awareness
Demon Hunter Top 25% Build #1
This build is used by 2.59% of the Top 25% of Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 6.70%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Cull the Weak
Vault - Tumble Custom Engineering
Companion - Wolf Companion Ballistics
Sentry - Polar Station Awareness
Preparation - Punishment
Cluster Arrow - Maelstrom
Build Variant #1A (0.77%)
Steady Aim replaces Awareness
Build Variant #1B (0.67%)
Cluster Arrow - Shooting Stars replaces Maelstrom
Build Variant #1C (0.44%)
Sentry - Spitfire Turret replaces Polar Station
Cluster Arrow - Loaded for Bear replaces Maelstrom
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #1D (0.43%)
Cluster Arrow - Loaded for Bear replaces Maelstrom
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #1E (0.42%)
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #1F (0.32%)
Steady Aim replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #1G (0.30%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Build Variant #1H (0.28%)
Steady Aim replaces Custom Engineering
Build Variant #1I (0.25%)
Sentry - Spitfire Turret replaces Polar Station
Build Variant #1J (0.23%)
Blood Vengeance replaces Awareness
Demon Hunter Top 25% Build #2
This build is used by 0.56% of the Top 25% of Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.76%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Cull the Weak
Smoke Screen - Lingering Fog Custom Engineering
Companion - Wolf Companion Ballistics
Sentry - Polar Station Awareness
Preparation - Punishment
Cluster Arrow - Maelstrom
Build Variant #2A (0.25%)
Smoke Screen - Displacement replaces Lingering Fog
Build Variant #2B (0.17%)
Steady Aim replaces Awareness
Build Variant #2C (0.16%)
Smoke Screen - Healing Vapors replaces Lingering Fog
Build Variant #2D (0.11%)
Cluster Arrow - Shooting Stars replaces Maelstrom
Build Variant #2E (0.10%)
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #2F (0.10%)
Steady Aim replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #2G (0.09%)
Cluster Arrow - Loaded for Bear replaces Maelstrom
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #2H (0.08%)
Smoke Screen - Displacement replaces Lingering Fog
Steady Aim replaces Awareness
Build Variant #2I (0.07%)
Smoke Screen - Healing Vapors replaces Lingering Fog
Steady Aim replaces Awareness
Build Variant #2J (0.07%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Demon Hunter Lower 75% Build #3
This build is used by 0.66% of the Lower 75% of Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.77%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Steady Aim
Smoke Screen - Displacement Cull the Weak
Companion - Wolf Companion Ambush
Rain of Vengeance - Stampede Awareness
Preparation - Focused Mind
Strafe - Rocket Storm
Build Variant #3A (0.46%)
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Build Variant #3B (0.14%)
Smoke Screen - Lingering Fog replaces Displacement
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Build Variant #3C (0.11%)
Smoke Screen - Lingering Fog replaces Displacement
Build Variant #3D (0.08%)
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Archery replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #3E (0.06%)
Archery replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #3F (0.06%)
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Single Out replaces Awareness
Build Variant #3G (0.05%)
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Archery replaces Ambush
Build Variant #3H (0.05%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Build Variant #3I (0.05%)
Archery replaces Ambush
Build Variant #3J (0.05%)
Archery replaces Cull the Weak
Demon Hunter Top 25% Build #3
This build is used by 0.45% of the Top 25% of Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.08%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Steady Aim
Vengeance - Seethe Cull the Weak
Multishot - Arsenal Ballistics
Vault - Tumble Awareness
Companion - Wolf Companion
Preparation - Invigoration
Build Variant #3A (0.45%)
Ambush replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #3B (0.35%)
Ambush replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #3C (0.17%)
Ambush replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #3D (0.16%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Build Variant #3E (0.14%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Ambush replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #3F (0.13%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Ambush replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #3G (0.08%)
Ambush replaces Awareness
Build Variant #3H (0.05%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Ambush replaces Cull the Weak
Tactical Advantage replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #3I (0.05%)
Ambush replaces Cull the Weak
Tactical Advantage replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #3J (0.05%)
Blood Vengeance replaces Cull the Weak
Demon Hunter Top 25% Build #4
This build is used by 0.43% of the Top 25% of Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.51%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Steady Aim
Smoke Screen - Displacement Cull the Weak
Companion - Wolf Companion Ambush
Rain of Vengeance - Stampede Awareness
Preparation - Focused Mind
Strafe - Rocket Storm
Build Variant #4A (0.40%)
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Build Variant #4B (0.16%)
Smoke Screen - Lingering Fog replaces Displacement
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Build Variant #4C (0.08%)
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Archery replaces Ambush
Build Variant #4D (0.08%)
Smoke Screen - Lingering Fog replaces Displacement
Build Variant #4E (0.07%)
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Archery replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #4F (0.06%)
Archery replaces Ambush
Build Variant #4G (0.06%)
Archery replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #4H (0.06%)
Archery replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #4I (0.06%)
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Single Out replaces Awareness
Build Variant #4J (0.05%)
Rain of Vengeance - Anathema replaces Stampede
Preparation - Punishment replaces Focused Mind
Demon Hunter Lower 75% Build #5
This build is used by 0.53% of the Lower 75% of Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.87%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Cull the Weak
Multishot - Arsenal Ballistics
Vault - Tumble Ambush
Companion - Wolf Companion Awareness
Preparation - Invigoration
Marked for Death - Contagion
Build Variant #5A (0.34%)
Steady Aim replaces Ambush
Build Variant #5B (0.21%)
Steady Aim replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #5C (0.17%)
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #5D (0.13%)
Marked for Death - Mortal Enemy replaces Contagion
Build Variant #5E (0.10%)
Marked for Death - Mortal Enemy replaces Contagion
Steady Aim replaces Ambush
Build Variant #5F (0.09%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Build Variant #5G (0.08%)
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Steady Aim replaces Ambush
Build Variant #5H (0.08%)
Steady Aim replaces Awareness
Build Variant #5I (0.08%)
Marked for Death - Grim Reaper replaces Contagion
Steady Aim replaces Ambush
Build Variant #5J (0.06%)
Marked for Death - Grim Reaper replaces Contagion

Demon Hunter Hardcore Builds in Reaper of Souls

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  • These are the most popular hardcore Demon Hunter builds. The charts are updated daily from data of the hardcore level 70 Diablo III Demon Hunters active in patch 2.2.
  • The charts list the 4 most popular hardcore Demon Hunter builds and the percentage of the characters who are using that particular build. It also lists 10 build variants. These are builds which use the same active skills as the primary build, but with small differences in the passive skills or runes.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for full details on this data.
Demon Hunter Hardcore Build #2
This build is used by 1.37% of hardcore Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 4.94%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Steady Aim
Vengeance - Seethe Ballistics
Multishot - Arsenal Ambush
Vault - Tumble Awareness
Companion - Bat Companion
Preparation - Invigoration
Build Variant #2A (1.23%)
Companion - Wolf Companion replaces Bat Companion
Build Variant #2B (0.44%)
Companion - Wolf Companion replaces Bat Companion
Cull the Weak replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #2C (0.43%)
Companion - Wolf Companion replaces Bat Companion
Blood Vengeance replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #2D (0.28%)
Blood Vengeance replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #2E (0.23%)
Cull the Weak replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #2F (0.22%)
Cull the Weak replaces Ambush
Build Variant #2G (0.22%)
Companion - Wolf Companion replaces Bat Companion
Cull the Weak replaces Ambush
Build Variant #2H (0.20%)
Companion - Wolf Companion replaces Bat Companion
Preparation - Punishment replaces Invigoration
Build Variant #2I (0.16%)
Companion - Wolf Companion replaces Bat Companion
Night Stalker replaces Steady Aim
Build Variant #2J (0.16%)
Tactical Advantage replaces Steady Aim
Demon Hunter Hardcore Build #4
This build is used by 0.29% of hardcore Demon Hunters. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.02%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Evasive Fire - Focus Cull the Weak
Smoke Screen - Lingering Fog Custom Engineering
Companion - Wolf Companion Ballistics
Sentry - Polar Station Awareness
Preparation - Punishment
Cluster Arrow - Maelstrom
Build Variant #4A (0.29%)
Smoke Screen - Healing Vapors replaces Lingering Fog
Build Variant #4B (0.12%)
Smoke Screen - Displacement replaces Lingering Fog
Build Variant #4C (0.06%)
Steady Aim replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #4D (0.05%)
Smoke Screen - Healing Vapors replaces Lingering Fog
Steady Aim replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #4E (0.04%)
Companion - Boar Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Build Variant #4F (0.04%)
Smoke Screen - Displacement replaces Lingering Fog
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
Build Variant #4G (0.04%)
Cluster Arrow - Shooting Stars replaces Maelstrom
Build Variant #4H (0.03%)
Sentry - Spitfire Turret replaces Polar Station
Steady Aim replaces Cull the Weak
Build Variant #4I (0.03%)
Smoke Screen - Healing Vapors replaces Lingering Fog
Steady Aim replaces Ballistics
Build Variant #4J (0.03%)
Smoke Screen - Healing Vapors replaces Lingering Fog
Companion - Bat Companion replaces Wolf Companion
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