Written By Aaron "PyromaniaK" Stokes
02 April, 2012 02:50 AM
Brief guide introducing Demon Hunter class in Diablo 3 with some good tips and tricks for newbies.
Ever since I got a chance to play Diablo 3 Beta, I've been testing each and every class as much as I can. I try to make all 5 classes again and again after each patch.
Lately after the latest beta patch 15, it seems like a lot of people are having an impression that the Demon Hunter is the worst class among all. That's not true. Check out my blog on Diablo 3 guide to learn where I explain why that's not true. Let's talk Demon Hunter now.
Demon Hunter Overview:
Demon Hunter is a ranged class. The resource system for Demon Hunters is Hatred for using damage skills and Discipline for using acrobatic skills. They are Hunters found in your typical MMO games.
Demon Hunter Strengths:
+ High damage skills
+ Good escape skills
+ powerful single target skills
Demon Hunter Weaknesses:
- Lack of area skills
- Weak defense, squishy character. And No kiting is not easy in Diablo 3!
Demon Hunter Tip and Tricks
Playing a Demon Hunter is not easy compared to other classes for initial few levels as you lack good area skills. But once you hit level 10, you'll notice a good improvement in your skills.
Use skills wisely but not sparingly. Use on tough monsters that will kill you and not on all squishy ones. People often spam their skills where not required and die once they are out of Hatred. Avoid that.
Kite - It's difficult but it's possible. Kite as much as you can.
Trap - When kiting gets difficult trap to slow down your enemies.
Shrines - Use shrines as they are extremely helpful. They give good status boost.
If you are looking for more tips and tricks, I suggest you check out my Diablo 3 Demon Hunter guide.
I cover a lot of cool Demon Hunter tips and tricks as well as discuss a lot of builds for leveling, pvp and gold farming.