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    HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    Well, howdy

    Battle.net seems to be down, so this gives me a bit of time to fire up this thread after Lord_Vega mentioned starting one as we discoverede both of us redently started up youngling Demonhunters.
    I've been spending a lot of time on my barb(s) and for the sake of diversity I wanted to retry and get a Demonhunter to 60 and beyond. My previous one bit the dust @45, current one is @26: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/o.../hero/27908449

    I'm newish tot the class, have no knowledge of viable builds or anything, so feel free to tell of your HC Demonhunter's succes and help me on my way of the Hatredmonger =))

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    Hey ho, oOmpie! Great that you took the initiative to start this thread, as I never got to doing it, and I really feel we need a broader representation of the DH in the forum, seeing as it's mainly the melee chars who are dominating this lovely community

    The Amazon, or more precisely the 1.09 piercing guided/strafeazon was my alltime favorite char in the Diablo universe, and even tough it's been like 10 years, I still like to somehow emulate that style of playing, since it was absolutey awesome!

    Now, since strafe has a whole different mechanic here in D3, I've chose to try to rebuild my SC DH, a multishot hunter, only this time around, without the 50-60 or so euros I've put into his gear to geat to 200K dps

    Here's my gal so far: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/V.../hero/27307266

    Squishy as hell, and I really need to start working on them AR and vit once I get to level 60... just starting hell now, and am taking it really easy. Multishot is a definite destroyer, but that is perhaps also the bane of this build, that the super quick vaulting, life bulb chewing and multi spraying needs to be done in a calculated manner, and not like an energizer bunny on LSD as I use to play the class in SC

    She will definitely not be my last DH, but so far, I am having a blast!

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    Nice thread, glad you made it!

    I've picked D3 back up a bit this weekend and am playing my DH which is now level 27. The DH was probably my favorite SC character, especially with the multishot build.

    Right now I'm using twin chakram, because I just love that skill. Not sure what build I will do once I hit 60 yet.

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    It's a really funny thing, being a HC DC... first off, it's like people can't even believe a DH joined the game! I was playing quite a bit of multiplayer today, both with friends and in public games, and people reacted in the following manner:

    "It's ok that you are not contributing as much, you are a DH!"
    "Just the fact that you are alive is incredible"



    I have to say, this class is absolutely immensly fun to play, though I can tell I will have to be 100% concentrated 100% of the time, as a wrong vault or being a second too late with my gloom, means certain death!

    I was teaming up with jrsilva i dag, and leveling our DH's from the early 50's to the 60 mark, and man... haven't had as much fun in ages!
    The really funny part, was trying to remove vault from the skillbar, and being more "responsible and cautious". Didn't feel like a DH to me anymore!

    So yes, I might be crazy, but I want DH which is based on manouverability and speed... god knows how long it will last... plvl 4 so far, and still kicking!

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    Dayum,
    I didn't go quite so fast

    My skills have been pretty static for the most part, although every now and then I check for different runes and other options, I just don't like 'em much
    I'm going for the more strafey feel of rapid fire and she's been a blast up til now, although I have to admit the Hellfire ring is a big help since I didn't have much levelling gear for her. I did make it past her predecessor and she's sitting at 49 right now and is at the NM Rakkis Crossing.

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    Ahh, finally a DH thread
    I had a blast with my (second) HC DH until last friday, where I ported to another player and only saw my death screen. Damn exploding tree seeds in the Northern Highlands, and gone was my 60(12) DH. So be careful, you are squishy (even with 5k armor and 700+ AR)!

    As for skills, I always use Spike Traps in my HC DH builds, it's just so much fun to blow things up with them. Plus you can use them strategically while kiting the harder stuff.
    There are some skills that are pretty much mandatory for a HC DH; I personally use Smoke Screen (LF) and Prep (BS) as my emergency-buttons. Vault works well too, although I usually have to get it off my bar to make room for SP:Gloom when the content gets harder.

    Enjoy the leveling - MP10 is fun!

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    Well as Vega said, we teamed up (dual DH) just fine form 50 to 60. It was tons of fun. Nevertheless, I do know it's a very fragile character.

    I had the 7th best HC char in the world in heroscope terms, according to another D3 site (no publicity!) and I had at the time 250k dps and 84k hp, along with some regen and around 600 AR. This stats were with farming gear, because I could up my dps to 300k while lowering my hp to around 65k. I can't recall why but I was soloing Oasis A2 and I met the keywarden there (the one with damage reflection). The second before that happened I took my eyes from the screen because I had received an email on the laptop (I play D3 on my desktop). I was looking the other way for like 5 seconds and when I look back, puft, I was dying. So even an awesome DH can die just like that.

    I never came to find the courage to rebuild, because I had the feeling I could never reach that level again, but now that my 2 main chars are coming along quite nicely, I will take my chances. My 2 other chars are:

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/P.../hero/19943771
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/P.../hero/26440267

    So soon I will post here my new DH, as soon as I get the full starting gear for him. I will aim to get to minimums of 200k dps, 60k hp, 550 ar, 4k armor. It will be a quite standard build, using Hungering Arrow and Multishot as killing skills, Companion (Boar), Preparation, Smoke Screen and Shadow Power, to go with the passives Perfectionist, Vengeance and Brooding (this last one still open to further consideration). Will keep the forum updated on this project.

    Cheers

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    Mate, no need to remind everybody of how your DH died, we all remember your part in that ^^

    GL with the new and improved one :-)

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    Nice to see some people have had success with the DH. I never expect it to be a safe class, but that's kinda what I like. I like needing to pay attention all the time.

    I'm a bit like Vega, I think a DH should be mobile, and that means vault. I don't imagine I will ever take vault or tactical advantage out of my build. I also despise smoke screen. Probably not the best idea for HC, but I just can't force myself to use smoke screen.

    I've been playing lots of pub games lately while leveling and found it to be a rather pleasant experience. Is there any griefing I should know about? It seems much safer now that they added the banner combat icons.

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    Re: HC Demonhunters!.. How are you guys doing?

    I was actually thinking about starting a thread about that exact point you mention, kes... the fact that 1.08 has really made multiplayer, and even... dare I say, pubs, fun and worth to play!

    I really don't see myself ever playing solo again, at least not above the very first 20-30 levels or so!

    As for griefing, I haven't encountered any so far, though not all players are as verbal and communicate as well as others, so I have once managed to join a PLVL 63 WD with my then PLVL 1 DH, and since I got no answer on my "is it safe" question, I bannerported to him, only to see TONS of mobs there, and I do mean in the worst sorta' way... festering woods WP, no route is safe... barely managed to esacpe.

    It surely wasn't his fault, but as I said, not all HC players are as good at communicating as we are.

    Btw, that comment about vault totally won you over in my book, you DH fan, you...

    JRSILVA... that DH of yours is going to be a legend! Can't wait to leech off him in mp3+ games! I can even do a Flux and carry a raising sun by your side! hehe

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