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I play a Demonhunter in Diablo 3 and I am stuck.

Nothing has changed in the difficulty regarding the Demonhunter. I can survive 1 hit from "normal" monsters but Elites and Bosses usually still kill me with one hit.

The problem is that I am not allowed to die that often. Dying about 5-6 times costs 19k and each "run" brings me about 50k. So if I have a good run I can make about 20-30k. But if there are some nasty Elites even 10k is good.

I dropped from feeling comfortable in Act II to feeling comfortable in Act I.

This is ridiculous. I actually do not improve. I play and play and my items stay the same, even my money does not increase.

I tried different alternatives like making my char more tanky or dealing more basic damage instead of relying on criticals, but then I cannot kill the Elites as they still deal huge damage and I do not want to kite them like 10 minutes.

I think Diablo is not a MMORPG and I do not want to grind and hope for some really lucky item drop. I mean I get about 10 rares per hour and usually these are really crappy.

So how can I improve my Demonhunter? What should I actually do like what quests etc.? I want to see some real progress. Otherwise this game is not for me anymore.

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Have you thought about 'Ignores Durability Loss' if repair costs are a major concern? –  Alok Jun 20 '12 at 21:13
    
Voting to close for the same reason as this question –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jun 20 '12 at 21:23
    
@ayckoster What is your DPS, armour, life, resists, etc? What do you use as a build, what passives, what attacks, are you stacking any particular stat like Life on Hit or Critical Damage? What weapon are you using? Lots of questions before a reliable answer can be given to you. –  kalina Jun 20 '12 at 21:30
    
Inferno is supposed to be the difficult level which is a challenge. And which remains a challenge for a long period of time. If you are expecting to be able to power through inferno after a mere 30 hours of farming for gear in act 1, then you simply have the wrong expectations. –  Alderath Jun 21 '12 at 6:16
    
In the chat someone suggested to improve my health from about 16k to 25-30k. That solved my problem, as I do not need to use SS on every monster and thus I have enough discipline when it counts. –  ayckoster Jun 21 '12 at 10:33

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If you're getting one-shot in ActII after 1.03, you're almost certainly undergeared. Also, Diablo may not be an MMORPG, but it is about grinding for gear. That's the bad news.

The good news is that the new drop mechanics mean that with 5 stacks of NV, elite packs are guaranteed to drop a rare. With 150% MF, I regularly see 2 or 3 rares per pack. On top of that, Blizzard has increased the odds of seeing level 61 (17%), 62 (8%) and even 63 items (2%) in ActI.

As for the money, I tend to just grind the Battlefields on ActIII/Hell with a GF set. This nets me about 300k per hour very safely. I've also had to unlearn a few things that cheap repair costs have let me get away with up to now. Spam potions, and always be ready to run away :)

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I never thought of grinding Act III / IV hell. –  ayckoster Jun 21 '12 at 10:34

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