Shadow Power is such a crutch and should be removed. What other class actually has to waste a utility slot and spam it just so they dont die? Oh yea thats right NONE. Every other class just uses weapons with LS while they facetank everything and dont have to spam a lame ability to stay alive.
I feel like some people don't understand the difference between "interesting build diversity" and exploiting a cheap OP ability. They are actually opposites.
My first character was a DH, I played her because I always loved the Rogue and Amazons and the DH was the spiritual successor, and I loved the DH aesthetic. Still do. Couldn't care less whether buffs and nerfs mean that my class is or is not objectively the fastest speed farmer, I play a DH because I like it.
What is it with people being so obsessed with mathematical efficiency and mindless gear grinding? Doesn't anyone just play the game for fun?
demon hunter is fun sometimes
played a dh for about 3 hours last night, got to level 30. no clue how they pan out end game, but right now it's a blast.
might be because i put a hf ring on it from the get go, but it's been fun running around one-shotting everything, vault here, strafe there, rapid fire a pack. yeah.
I think the play-style is fun, my only issue is there isn't enough cool spells and builds to use like some of the other classes (with exception of WD).
hit 60, picked up a dml, calamity and nat chest and threw my monk gear on the dh. i sit somewhere around 230-240k unbuffed and my ehp is fairly solid with 600 resists and 71k health. messed around in mp8 and banged out a few p levels.
it's fun, but a bit tedious having to keep gloom and traps rolling. bolo stun is not as good as i hoped. i'd def prefer a viable ls build and some 'instant' damage skills. i'm still pretty new at it at the higher mp level, perhaps i'm just doing something wrong.
honestly, even tho the dh paper dps is higher than my monk, the monk is way higher in 'real' dps in the game. my monk simply destroys things. the dh... is slower.
it is more fun than cm wiz tho. cm wiz gets very boring after a few games. unless i have a great group and i can run with meteors and just blow stuff up.
the monk is a great character. the monk and the wizard both bring some great stuff to a group. if i was putting together a group for high mp runs or ubers, dh ain't making the cut. i'd take a barb or wd any day.
After going back and playing with my DH more it seems Blizzard is making the DH to more self heal dependent, much more like a warlock in some since than before. I do like the two resource system and the RP persona of the DH of being the vigilante type. Thing is to me is there is too many spells/abilities I don't care for so I only end up using one maybe two different variations of builds.
I'm going to play with a strafe build this evening. My attack speed is crazy now on the DH with my monk gear, hatred goes fast. I'll try swapping in some of my monk's TR gear without attack speed and see how it goes. Sounds like DH strafe builds on low MP can work well.
What is the DH's massive 1 million plus crit ability they can spam like HotA for Barbs or Wave of Light for Monks?
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Edit: Looking at the released date of the patch and the Diablofans news post, it took 16 days
yeah, i can hit 150m with monk doing tr on scorp run but omg it gets boring after 2-3 runs. not sure i'd balance based on that.
from what i understand dh can hit 100m with strafe on low mp. i'll give that a shot just to see. still think it'd be boring as hell for any extended period of time.
that's the link for the guy that says he did it in 80 hours. maybe he can but a) i have a job, family, kid and need sleep b) that would be frikken boring.
One thing I enjoy about the DH class is that they are a defensive base class (the only class to have a defensive resource). To me DH aren't always about DPS but rather survival. It IMO what separates them from a wizard and makes them equally enjoyable. I mostly concentrate on defensive states and skills i.e. kiting, makes for a very interesting style of play.
diablo 3 aint a competive game. Its a damn single player game with co-op. why do people care so much about which class can farm the most? i play DH cuz i like it. And i dont give a fck if other classes can clear inferno mp10 faster or not. I play how i want to play thats it! If there were no AH people wouldnt care that much, but nowdays they cry cuz they have to pay more gold to make the DH as "competive" as other classes.