The Demon Hunter is the ranged attack class. They specialize in bows and crossbows, which they supplement with numerous ranged attacks, traps of various types, and even a few melee range skills. They are the only class able to wield hand crossbows, as well as the off-hand quivers.

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How does the “Companion” skill work?

I've already used the Companion skill and I know the mechanics for the Spider and Bat effects. There are some things that I cannot get from the tooltips though. More specifically: how often the ...
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What is a good way to increase the rate of generation of my discipline?

Playing as a demonhunter, my discipline just regenerates too slowly and it often runs out when I try to kite difficult to kill champions/bosses with Vault along with Tumble. I am aware of quite a few ...
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Best ways to kill shielded wallers as a demonhunter

I am playing a Demonhunter and can kite a lot of the champion combos. Shielded Wallers however, are my gordian knot. I have no idea how to kill them and usually just try to walk around them. What is ...
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Is fire rate included in the damage for Demon Hunter's Rapid Fire [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does weapon speed affect animation speed? All Demon Hunter's Rapid Fire skill says is Rapidly fire for 228% weapon damage as Physical Is this affected at all by ...
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Trouble on status combination

As a Demon hunter, I'm getting some trouble at nightmare difficulty, not big deal but i'm worried that it'll be even harder at high difficulties. I tested two combinations of attributes but my damage ...
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Does “Marked for Death” stack?

I saw the question Marked For Death - everyone or just me? and was thinking. If there is a party with 2+ Demon-hunters does this skill stack? EDIT: Would they stack if they had different runes?
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What is the benefit of shields with Demon Hunters?

I'm currently a level 56 Demon Hunter with a crossbow and quiver. The best quivers I've seen give significant damage boosts, although with my bow it's not necessary (able to kill normal mobs ...
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How can I make my enemies flee?

The "But You Can't Hide" achievement requires that you kill 100 enemies while they are running away. How can I make enemies flee in order to get the achievement?
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What can I do against melee champions with the Vortex modifier?

I'm playing a Demon Hunter, and the following scenario has happened more than once: while I roam happily slaughtering hellspawns, I find a pack of champions(melee hitting big guys) with the Vortex ...
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How can I make Entangling Shot viable?

I love the visual effect and crowd control capabilities of Entangling Shot, but the 75% 90% weapon damage property seems to make it very weak compared to other Demon Hunter primaries such as Hungering ...
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Situations Where Demon Hunter would Be Better with Enchantress/Scoundrel as Follower

I'm slowly playing solo only Diablo 3 and just had the option to have the Scoundrel be my companion. Right now I'm pretty happy with having the Templar since he is acting as the melee part of my ...
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Why does a Demon Hunter take more damage than a Monk with near-identical stats?

I'm playing a DH teamed up with a Monk. Based on our armour and hp stats - we should be very even when it comes to "tanking" or survivability. My question is: Why isn't it so? In a fight, he could ...
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Which Demon Hunter build should I use for Nightmare?

I had no trouble as a Demon Hunter in normal difficulty. Now, I've graduated to Nightmare and it seems even the easiest mobs can annihilate me within seconds. Until now, I've been employing a ...
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Evasive Fire vs Primary Ability

If I start running low on hatred would there ever be a time where I would chose not to use Evasive fire (recovers 4 energy when used as opposed to 3 of the primary ability) assuming I have enough ...
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Are Demon Hunter pets valid targets?

My spider I have from being a Demon Hunter does not have a life bar. Can they be targeted, killed, status effected etc.? Or are they just a dot on wheels?
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Does Torturous Grounds prevent Cull the Weak

Cull the Weak increased damaged on slowed enemies, but Torturous Grounds causes the first two seconds of Caltrops to be an immobilize effect. Does this override the slow for the first two seconds ...
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Marked For Death - everyone or just me?

The demon hunter skill Marked For Death has this description: Marks an enemy. The marked enemy will take 12% additional damage for the next 30 seconds. Does this damage increase apply for other ...
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What's Evasive Fire's threshold range?

I've been using Evasive Fire and Steady Aim, and I've been wondering - if Evasive Fire doesn't trigger, does it mean Steady Aim applies? Or more generally, what's the maximum range to the monster ...
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Is there a non-DPS reason to favour a crossbow/hand crossbow/bow?

The idea of a bow in each hand barrelling into the depths of Hell has an appeal reminiscent of an old gun slinger movie, six shooter in both hands. Thus far, however, I've been lugging around a big ...
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Does Caltrops affect flying opponents?

While fighting through a tomb I encountered several flying opponents. They were fairly quick and required some running away to deal with them effectively as a Demon Hunter. They seemed to ignore ...
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Which weapons does the Thrill of the Hunt passive skill apply to?

In Diablo 3, I am playing as a demon hunter. One of my passive skills is called Thrill of the Hunt: It states, "Every 10 seconds, your bow attack will immobilize your target for 3 seconds." When ...
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Are there any early Demon Hunter builds that are particularly poor for getting started?

In Diablo 2 there were a number of ways to make life much more difficult on yourself if you made the wrong choices on the skill tree. The skill tree is gone and it seems that changing between ...
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What does the Dark Cloud rune do?

The Rain of Vengeance tooltips are not very clear regarding the effects of the various runes. The Dark Cloud tooltip shows a decrease in the damage, but what else does it do? Does it increase the ...
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How long does Spike Trap last?

How long does an un-activated Spike Trap remain on the ground ready to be triggered, and does it depand on anything other than just duration?
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Can the Demon Hunter's Chakram hit enemies multiple times?

The Demon Hunter's Chakram flies in a pattern out from her in a wide area of effect, but it circles around a bit and crosses its own path several times. Is it possible for a single Chakram to inflict ...
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What off-hand item do I use with a bow-equipped Demon Hunter?

When a Demon Hunter is using a crossbow, he can use a shield or even another crossbow in his off-hand at the same time. But when he equips a bow, the shield is removed, and the spot for off-hand item ...
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How long do Caltrops last?

If Caltrops are activated their effect last for 6 seconds, matching the skill description. But the skill description doesn't mention how long can the trap remain non-activated on the ground, and ...