Level Required: 13
Skill Type: Hunting

Cooldown: 45 seconds

Instantly restore 30 Discipline.

Element: Physical

Runes for Preparation
Skill RunesLevelElement

Passive: Permanently increase maximum Discipline by 15.


Restore 75 Hatred.

Preparation has a 20 second cooldown.

Battle Scars

Gain 40% Life when using Preparation.

Focused Mind

Gain 45 Discipline over 15 seconds instead of restoring it immediately.

Backup Plan

There is a 30% chance that Preparation's cooldown will not be triggered.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Demon Hunter.
Preparation Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Preparation Demon Hunter active skill. Select the blue bars for softcore data, the red bars for hardcore data, or view all the rune statistics in the table display.
  • These are the Preparation runes as chosen by level 70 Demon Hunters who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Demon Hunters looking to pick the best Preparation runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Demon Hunter skill data in the Most Popular Demon Hunter Builds and Skills charts.
Preparation Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Preparation runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Demon Hunters. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Preparation rune.
Preparation Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Preparation runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Demon Hunters.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Focused Mind13.27.2
Backup Plan1.41.3
Battle Scars0.81.7
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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