|Schlangenbob’s “Fiery Rain” Demon Hunter||May-7-2015 2:00 PM PDT (6 years ago)|
With the revision of Natalya’s Vengeance in Patch 2.2.0, Demon Hunters have been raining down death from above on all their demonic adversaries. Ready to share his fiery vision, Schlangenbob#2315 sends in his take for this week’s Play Your Way.
About the Build:
Natalya’s Vengeance is a classic Diablo III set that received some major revisions in Patch 2.2.0. Now steadfastly focused around Rain of Vengeance, Demon Hunters everywhere are experimenting with different ways to utilize its powerful bonuses. Schlangenbob#2315 from our EU community is one of these players, and his fire-oriented take combines a spin-to-win attitude with a few tricks for keeping yourself safe!
Strafe has quickly been rising in popularity, and it’s easy to see why — it works beautifully with the redesigned Natalya’s, offering a way to seamlessly reduce the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance while keeping mobile and out of danger. This key element is the crux of Schlagenbob’s build, supported by several abilities to fuel his Hatred and a couple cards up his sleeve for when things turn sour.
Gearing for the Fiery Rain build is fairly straightforward, with plenty of clear choices. However, a few slots are open to interpretation, so feel free to customize to your preferences!
Recommended Legendary Gems:
Recommended Difficulty and Game Mode:
This is a build ideal for Greater Rifts, where elite packs are plentiful and burst damage is in demand. Schlangenbob (which means Snake Bob, by the way, and is totally badass) has run this build up to Greater Rift 41 in Normal Non-Season, though he thinks with some more ideal gear rolls he could climb even higher.
While some effective escape methods are provided by this build, I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it for Hardcore without fitting a few more survivability tricks in. As always, watch your Toughness and don’t get in over your head!
Why We Like This Build:
Pacing and skill synergy are two of my favorite aspects to any build and the Fiery Rain Demon Hunter offers both. There’s a clear rhythm to each of your skills while continuing to Strafe, juggling the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance, Preparation, and Companion to keep your momentum up. Keeping an awareness of the availability for your Fan of Knives and Smoke Screen is equally important, as lacking one or the other could easily spell death for your character.
Tell Us What You Think!
How have you been rocking your Demon Hunter this Season? Are you running Natalya’s Vengeance? Would you change anything about Schlangenbob’s build? Let us know in the comments or send us your build — we can’t wait to hear from you!
Next week, the spirits will guide us with the Witch Doctor. See you then!