Demon Hunter Build Solo Inferno Patch 1.0.4 – Bowling Ball
Level Reuired: 52
Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.4 nerfed the Demon Hunter tank build. All the fans of this setup had to abandon it. Today, we will have a look at a different Demon Hunter Inferno solo build that might have what it takes to replace the old tank one. We are talking about a setup that actually makes it possible to run through mobs, get into melee range and deal some damage.
The build was named by a YouTube user, LastHopeForRaoha. The idea is to use Vault with the boosted Trail of Cinders rune. This means a lot of damage that needs the Demon Hunter to go through the packs and leave a trail of burning fire behind. Some defensive gear will be required but before we get to that, let’s have a look at the skills in this setup:
Left Mouse Button – Hungering Arrow with the Spray of Teeth rune
Right Mouse Button – Elemental Arrow with the Ball Lightning rune
Action Key 1 – Smoke Screen with the Lingering Fog rune
Action Key 2 – Preparation with the Battle Scars rune
Action Key 3 – Caltrops with the Jagged Spikes rune
Action Key 4 – Vault with the Trail of Cinders rune
Passive Skill 1: Archery
Passive Skill 2: Steady Aim
Passive Skill 3: Sharpshooter
The Mechanics Of The Build:
This Demon Hunter Inferno build works fairly similar to all others till a certain point. The main attack and our Hatred generator will remain Hungering Arrow but with Spray of Teeth instead of the popular Devouring Arrow. Our Hatred spender, Elemental Arrow, is not the main star of this build. The shining star of this setup is Vault. Trail of Cinders adds fire damage when using vault. Simply put, each time the Demon Hunter uses it, a path of fire will be left behind, dealing 1500% weapon damage over 3 seconds. This means 500% weapon damage for second. That is a lot of damage and the entire idea of using a Discipline spending spell to cause havoc seems a bit exotic. This is a change that was implemented in Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.4. Prior to that, the rune barely did any damage at all.
There is only one downside to this Inferno Demon Hunter build. Vault requires Discipline and sometimes, there is a chance to have the character starved. The regen rate for this resource is by far much lower than Hatred and there are only a few skills that can boost its regeneration rate. To cope with this problem, we have to sacrifice on skill slot for Preparation. It will instantly restore all Discipline points. However, Discipline management is still required. It is still impossible to spam Vault.
The name of the build is inspired by this combination of Vault with Trail of Cinders. All other skills are fairly standard with very little variations. The gear on the other hand required some compromises in terms DPS. It requires some defensive stats. The same gear that was used for the tank build should work for this setup as well.