With the new expansion I started to play my Demon Hunter again. Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea of how to play it right because the last 3 months I only played the IWillJustRightclickAndWhirlwindThroughEverythingGainingParagonExperienceLikeCrazyBarbarian.

So I kind of forgot how to use a resource besides rage and thus I really struggle with the Hatred costs of the Demon Hunter.

This is my current build and I feel like I can't kill monsters quick enough.

What I need is a build that has very good AoE damage while not losing too much survivability and single target damage.

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    Demon hunters are intrinsically much more glasscannony then the tanky barbarians though, so you'll always have less survavibility.
    – Arperum
    Mar 25, 2014 at 19:50
  • You should check out strafe + night stalker + preparation/punishment build. Very similar to the resource free barbarian builds (now removed). The build requires quite a bit of hatred gen and crit but it is fun IMO. Mar 25, 2014 at 19:54
  • I have enjoyed using Cluster Arrow: Loaded for Bear, however that is severly boosted by finding a Cindercoat armor for the -30% cost. Prior to getting my Cindercoat I was using Multishot with the first rune. Cluster Arrow gives you a lot of burst damage which allows you to burst and then kite (I play on HC so that is an added benefit). Mar 27, 2014 at 13:58

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This is my current build (focused around having Kridershot)

This build is centered around kiting your targets because of slow and increased damage to slowed targets. As long as you keep Marked for death up, you will have a generally very good hatred management. Shadow power and vengenance give you the health regen you need to survive or if you get caught in a corner they can help to bail you out.

The elemental arrows hit for between 500-700k and Cluster arrows hits for 1.8 million.

The only problem I have with it is when the elemental arrow splits off, it might hit a treasure goblin that isn't on the screen and starts its timer far too early.

Edit: After replacing the bow that caused elemental arrows to generate hatred it was difficult to maintain, even with Marked for Death. This build is slightly modified because of the new weapon

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