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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Best farming place to get ready for Inferno

Recently I've unlocked Inferno and I was uber happy. Until I encountered first group of elites. Now I'm at A1Q3 when I have to go out of the New Tristram from the north exit. And there are always ...
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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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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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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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What should my stat priority be for a demon hunter?

Having attempted to do some maths myself, and coming to a dead end, in an attempt to unify stat priorities for maximising damage on a Demon Hunter. The main area of confusion lies in how to evaluate ...
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How to defeat Rakanoth as a Demon Hunter?

I play a Demon Hunter with high DPS but average defense. I usually rely on Caltrops, Vault and the Templar to evade enemies, but I can usually take a few strikes if need be. However, Rakanoth, the ...
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How does Devouring Arrow work?

While trying to figure out the math for Hungering Arrow, we discovered that we don't know how the Devouring Arrow rune works: Hungering Arrow: Fire a magically imbued arrow that seeks out targets ...
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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 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 rune makes Hungering Arrow do the most damage on average?

I have a Demon Hunter alt, and I was interested in comparing Hungering Arrow runes. Specifically, which rune should make it do the most damage on average? I saw on average because it can pierce and ...
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Does cold damage count as slow?

I'm playing as a Demon Hunter and recently I was looking at the passive skills when I saw Cull the Weak skill that increases damage against slow enemies by 15%. The question is: does this skill only ...
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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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What skills don't reset Sharpshooter?

I know that Vault (Trail of Cinders) does not reset Sharpshooter, so after a while it always crits. Are there other skills that don't reset Sharpshooter?
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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 ...