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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Demon Hunter build for Inferno

Following the way of similar questions for the Monk and the Barbarian, I'd like to ask the same for the Demon Hunter. I know that there's an analogous question, but its focus was Nightmare difficulty ...
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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 DPS is relevant for a Demonhunter?

I play a Demonhunter and use the Sharpshooter ability which increases my critical hit chance by 3% every second. Usually when I compare weapons it is maxed out at 100% critical hit chance (30 seconds ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do my ferrets glow?

I'm using the ferret rune for companion. Now I have 2 ferrets running around collecting gold and adding paltry DPS to my arsenal, which is awesome. What I don't understand, however, is why they keep ...
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As a Demon Hunter, what bonuses should I focus on when spending Paragon Points?

As of the 2.0 patch, the Paragon point system has had a major overhaul. Now, there are four categories and each one has different things to Paragon place points in to. As a Demon Hunter, I see a ...
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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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Dual wield 1H vs 1H + Quiver vs 2H + Quiver?

As a demon hunter, you have three choices: Dual Weld 1H crossbows 1H crossbow + quiver 2H crossbow/bow + quiver Given equivalent level items of all of these types, in every single situation I have ...
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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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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 ...
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What's the range of my Ferret?

Ferret is a Companion(rune) from demon hunter. Summon ferrets instead of a raven. The ferrets collect gold for you and increase gold found on monsters by 10%. What is the gold pick range of ...
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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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With Nether Tentacles nerfed is there an better option for Demon Hunters?

On my Demon Hunter, I used to kite, turn around, and then spam Nether Tentacles. This did a ton of damage: all the monsters were now in a line so it would pass through them and do damage to all of ...
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How to defeat Diablo as a Demon Hunter?

I was inspired by this question that helped me get to Diablo. How to defeat Rakanoth as a Demon Hunter? But now I am having trouble beating Diablo himself. I can beat the first one, with the help ...
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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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Can Sharpshooter cause multiple 100% critical hit chance hits if timed perfectly?

Sharpshooter is a chargeable ability that allows for 100% critical hit chance if maxed, but only for the first hit. Furthermore it is possible to shoot different types of projectiles with different ...
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When are crits calculated?

This is a pretty specific question so I don't expect a large number of responses, but if someone out there has the time to confirm this it would be greatly appreciated. I was firing my Elemental ...
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When does Sharpshooter become useless?

How much Critical Chance is required to make the Sharpshooter Buff useless in comparison to other Passives like Cull of the Weak?
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How do I complete the 'The Madness Contained' achievement?

The Demon Hunter class achievement The Madness Contained requires you to "Spend 150 Hatred and 50 Discipline in 6 seconds." Using the Vengeance passive ability, it's simple enough to get 150 Hatred ...
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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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How do I prevent pet aggro as a Demon Hunter?

Is there any trick to have my pet bat not aggro stuff? I've lost plenty of treasure goblins this way. I think this is so stupid (it should start hitting it -after- me)...
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Max possible discipline boost from equipment

Demon hunter cloak and quiver can have "Max Discipline" attribute, but there are several other slots with legendary items that can have it such as Stone of Jordan. I'm looking for which combination ...
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Which enemies count for the Right Where I Want You achievement?

The Demon Hunter class achievement Right Where I Want You requires you to "Keep a boss snared using Caltrops for 40 consecutive seconds." Since The Butcher, Belial, Azmodan, and Diablo are all act ...
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Why does equipping a 2 handed bow instead of a 1-handed shows wrong change in damage?

I equipped my DH with a 1-handed bows, then I wanted to equip a stronger 2-handed bow. When I hovered over the bow the game showed a -56.1 change in damage if equipped, however when I equipped it, my ...
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What is the highest single target DPS skill for Demon Hunter?

I'm having a hard time figuring this one out. The top three standouts seem to be: Cluster Arrow with Grenadier passive, Impale with Sharpshooter passive, and Rapid Fire with Ballistic passive, but ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I deal more damage as a Demon Hunter?

I played as a DH for 4 1/2 hours, getting only to level 14, and it seemed nearly impossible to kill a group of 8-10 spiderlings, let alone anything big in numbers greater than 3. I have used a variety ...
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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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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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How do critical hits on companions work?

Can companions on demon hunters like the bat land critical hits, and do they count on the passive "Night Stalker" to receive discipline?
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How does Hungering Arrow work?

I would like more detail on the mechanics of Hungering Arrow than the tooltips give me. I know that it "seeks out" enemies, and it has a chance to pierce targets (which varies depending on runes). ...
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Does Cull the Weak also apply against stunned enemies?

Does Cull the Weak also apply against stunned enemies?
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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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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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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 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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Off hand equipment has confusing stats?

I'm working my way through Act 4 Nightmare as a Demon Hunter and I came across a quiver that, when equipped, would increase my damage by about 160 damage per second. This would be fine and all but ...
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How do you use “Marked For Death”? What's the best way?

I'm a level 60 demon hunter who's just reached Inferno. I usually use Elemental Arrow w/ Nether Tentacles or Impale w/Chemical Burn as my main damage dealer and Hungering Arrow w/whatever rune to ...
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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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Can a sentry prevent a boss from healing while you are out of a fight?

On inferno difficulty, uniques and champions will automatically heal back to full after a certain amount of time if you aren't actively fighting them (10 seconds or so). If I were to drop a sentry ...
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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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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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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 ...