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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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Marked for Death and the Valley of Death Rune

In Diablo 3, does the Valley of Death rune add a 15% modifier to the already 15% additional damage of Marked for Death, bringing the total additional damage up to +30%? I can't seem to find anything ...
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How to get the best gear in Diablo Reaper Of Souls [closed]

I just finished the Diablo 3 story, playing as a Demon Hunter. I have decided that my next goal is to get the best gear, or at least as good as possible. I am aware that what is considered "best&...
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Elemental Damage vs Skill Damage

Recently a quiver dropped that could have either it's Elemental Damage% or it's Skill Damage% re-rolled. Both of the naturally rolled properties were not used by my build. I need to re-roll one of ...
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Do increase Grenade damage on gear work with Strafe Demolition

If I enchant these pants for +Grenade damage, then would the grenades from Strafe Demolition increase in damage? The Hellcat Waistguard makes the grenades from Strafe Demolition bounce so I am unsure ...
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How can a demon hunter wear a dagger and a hand crossbow?

This top one player is wearing a dagger and a hand crossbow. How is it possible ? When I try to wear both of them I have the message that I can't equip a hand crossbow in my off hand slot if I have a ...
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Do Demon Hunter sentries benefit from Big Bad Voodoo?

Do the attack speed and damage buffs from a Witch Doctor's Big Bad Voodoo spell (Slam Dance rune) affect the sentries of a Demon Hunter? I have never heard a clear answer on whether or not sentries ...
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D3 Weapon Damage Physical Damage

I have This weapon below, and it has "Fire Damage". My build is all Physical damage. I want to roll the Fire Damage for Physical damage, however that's not an options.. Is it regular damage, or how ...
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How much CDR is required for permanent Vengeance uptime?

In Diablo 3, Demon Hunters have access to the Vengeance skill, which among other things makes the Demon Hunter immune to crowd control and increases his/her damage by 40%. With patch 2.4 adding a ...
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Marauder's Set: what counts as a hatred spender or generator?

I have the 4-piece bonus of the Marauder's Set, but not the 6-piece yet. I also have the Spines of Seething Hatred, which means that my Chakram generates hatred, rather than spending it. I'm having ...
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Does the 2-piece Marauder's bonus also affect the Companion active ability?

The 2-piece Marauder's set bonus causes Companion to summon all companions, instead of just the chosen one. Does activating Companion trigger the ability of all companions, or just the one you have ...
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Does the numbing traps passive from multiple Demon Hunters stack?

The numbing traps passive text reads: Enemies you Slow or hit with Fan of Knives, Spike Trap, Caltrops, Grenades, and Sentry fire have their damage reduced by 25% for 3 seconds. Let's say you're in ...
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Does numbing traps reduce damage from elite affixes?

The numbing traps passive text reads: Enemies you Slow or hit with Fan of Knives, Spike Trap, Caltrops, Grenades, and Sentry fire have their damage reduced by 25% for 3 seconds. Does this damage ...
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Does Cull the Weak from different demon hunters stack?

If there are multiple demon hunters in my game running Cull the Weak, will the effect stack? Does it stack additively?
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How do I get 4 wolves for a Demon Hunter?

I'm very new to Diablo III, I've just played for around 2 weeks. Today I had a Demon Hunter in Torment VI (with max bonus/sub dificulty) with 4 wolves join our group, so I've investigated in Google ...
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Does attack per second affect Demon Hunter's hatred generation?

I've noticed how 2-hand and 1-hand weapons can have the same DPS, but very different attack speed making attacks per second more or less frequent. Hatred generation skills' descriptions don't say if ...
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In Marked for Death Grim Reaper

Do all enemies in 20 yards got hit by extra 15% or is the 15% damage divided among them. Say there are 20 enemies within 20 yards. Do all of them get 15% damage or do all of them get 15/20% damage? ...
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Demon Hunter AoE damage leveling build (60-70)

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 ...
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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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Is a weapon with higher min/max damage better than a higher DPS for Demon Hunters?

I've read that for a demon hunter the weapon with the higher min/max dmg is better than the weapon with higher DPS but lower min/max dmg: This is why most people will see the best increase of pure ...
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Cumulative effects of Runed Skills

The Gloom rune of the demon hunter's Shadow Power skill is as follows: Is the 35% reduction in incoming damage in addition to the 15% damage done as Life, or instead of it? I sometimes have ...
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Does the Bola Shot's Imminent Doom stack?

If I shoot a monster multiple times with Bola Shot Imminent Doom (which has a 2 second delay before exploding), do the shots stack?
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What characteristics does sentry inherit from weapon?

I know that as of 1.0.5 sentry does 175% dmg and no crit bit I was planning to try an (engineer) set up as I call it with focus on sentry as the main dmg dealer so I wanted to know what ...
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How does Trail of Cinders work (both 1.04 and 1.05) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is skill damage calculated based on weapon damage? In 1.04, Trail of Cinders does 1500% over 3 seconds. Some say that this does not reset SharpShooter. What Skills don't ...
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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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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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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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Cluster Arrow+Loaded For Bear=low dps, what should i do?

Every time I use Cluster Arrow with the Loaded for Bear rune, my DPS drops from 41K to 16K. what is happening and what should I do?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Entangling Shot - Shock collar

There is another question on the viability of entangling shot. However, this question is about the shock collar rune. Everyone says that even with the increase in damage, it cannot compare to other DH ...
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Demon Hunter Stat Priority

I've just hit level 60 with my Demon Hunter and am preparing him for Inferno. I am wondering what should my stat priority be for my demon hunter? Is attack speed & critical damage still viable ...
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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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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 should I improve my Demonhunter after the patch 1.0.3?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 for ...
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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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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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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 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 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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Demon Hunter skill Bola

I have a weapon that deals lightning damage and have the skill Bola equipped, does that skill eliminate the lightning damage? I don't see the lightning hitting the enemies like I used to after setting ...
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