Play Your Way Thursday – Sightless' "Meat Grinder Engineer" Demon HunterCategory: Diablo BlogAugust-4-2016 10:00 AM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard blog

Pets, turrets, and chakrams. If that’s grabbed your interest, then you’re bound to love this week’s Play Your Way build from Sightless#11241! He’s taken a Demon Hunter who’s armed to the teeth and run a slight twist on a traditional Embodiment of the Marauder build. Let’s dive right in!

About the Build

Before we get started, I want to make sure to mention this build was submitted prior to the launch of Patch 2.4.2, which went live earlier this week. Originally, Spike Trap was part of the build. However, with the changes made to Spike Trap, there was no way to detonate the traps with this build, so we’ve swapped in Marked for Death for some added damage and utility. That said, what you can expect here is a fairly straightforward Marauder’s build, where your Sentries and Companions do a fair share of heavy lifting while you hang back and spam Chakram to your heart’s content!

A tale of close calls and severed limbs.

The combination of Sword of Ill Will and Spines of Seething Hatred means never losing damage from lack of Hatred, and Chakram (Twin Chakrams) leaves behind a beautifully massacred mess wherever it goes. Vault serves as some much needed utility to keep yourself out of danger, as this build does suffer from being a bit squishy. Still, there’s room for improvement, and as-is it severs serves itself quite well in Torment X or below.

The Skills

Here’s a closer look at this build in the skill calculator.

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The Items

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Recommended Kanai’s Cube Powers:

Recommended Stats:

  • Offense: Critical Hit Chance, Critical Hit Damage, Attack Speed
  • Defense: All Resist, Vitality, +% Life
  • Other: +% Cold Damage, +% Sentry Damage, Area Damage

Tell Us What You Think!

Is your Demon Hunter more a master of mechanical menaces or an awe-inspiring archer? Have you grown tired of wielding a bow like Sightless did? If so, did you run with Shadow’s Mantle or find another creative alternative? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to send in your builds!

Next week, it’s time to raise our flails in the name of the Zakarum with the Crusader. See you in Sanctuary!

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