The Diablo Immortal release has finally arrived, with Blizzard’s new mobile Diablo game hitting the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store. If you’ve only just downloaded the game and considering which class to play, might we suggest having a read of our Diablo Immortal Best Class Tier List before you proceed further?
Assuming you’ve already dived into the game and pledged your allegiance to the Demon Hunter class, you might be wondering what is the best Demon Hunter build in Diablo Immortal. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together this guide which attempts to answer that question with a specific focus on solo play. That means we’re looking at the best build for farming the game’s Bounties, Elder Rifts, Lairs, and Side Quests as a solo player.
If you’re looking for the best Demon Hunter build for PvP, Raids (Helliquary and Kion’s Ordeal), or Dungeons played in a group, you might want to check out a different guide more tailored to that specific criteria. Whilst it’s possible that these builds might be similar, there are always going to be slight variations based on the activity you’re playing (especially PvP).
This build guide also assumes you have played the game sufficiently to level up your character to Level 60, by which point you should be able to gather the associated skills, legendary items, legendary gems and set items without too much trouble.
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What is the best Demon Hunter build in Diablo Immortal
Despite being a mobile-first title, Diablo Immortal is still fairly robust in its approach as a loot-based game. As such players still have plenty of choices to make when assembling their character, including skills, gear and gems to equip all in the name of making your character stronger in the face of unspeakable hellish monsters.
There are countless different ways you can choose to maximise the potential of the class, but if you’re playing solo the best Demon Hunter build in Diablo Immortal is the Sharpshooter Demon Hunter Build.
The Demon Hunter class is a glass canon. They can deal massive damage, but they’re also just as likely to take massive damage from enemies. It’s ironic that Demon Hunters are capable of dealing the most damage in the game, but remain the most squishy (read: too soft or easily-killed) class too.
The vulnerability mean Demon Hunters are best used from afar where they can’t get hit. If you prefer ranged attacks over melee, this is the class for you. Demon Hunters also have incredible single-target damage, making them great against bosses, but also one of the worst at crowd control.
This build is all about enhancing the Demon Hunter’s damage output capabilities. As we mentioned, you are very squishy, so you want to keep moving at all times. Luckily you can fire and move, so really we want to increase damage as much as possible to take down enemies even faster whilst your running across the map. Multishot is one of the best skills in the game and will mow down packs of enemies, better still when combined with the Flamespite weapon, you’ll fire flaming arrows with even better damage and have 10% decreased cooldown. Rain of Vengeance can also slow enemies allowing you to move quickly should things get hairy.
Best Skills For Demon Hunter in Diablo Immortal
Demon Hunters have 2 Primary Attacks to choose from. For the best Demon Hunter Sharpshooter build, we would suggest going with the following:
• Crossbow Shot – Shoot an arrow for damage while moving at reduced speed.
(Ultimate Ability) Ultimate Volley – Enhance Crossbow Shot for 12 seconds, increasing its damage per hit, launching volleys of arrows, and increasing your movement speed.
In addition to the Primary attack, Demon Hunters have up to 12 skills to choose from, and may equip up to 4 of them at time. If you’re looking to build the best Demon Hunter Sharpshooter build whilst playing solo, we suggest picking these skills:
• Multishot – Fire a salvo of arrows, dealing damage to all enemies in a direction. Maximum 3 charges.
• Rain of Vengeance (Unlocked at Level 3) – Fire a massive volley of arrows into the air that rain down for several seconds, dealing damage to all enemies in the area over 4 seconds.
• Daring Swing (Unlocked at Level 15) – Use a rope to swing to a nearby location, dealing damage to enemies on the way while they cannot attack you. Maximum 2 charges.
• Vendeance (Unlocked at Level 50) –
Active: Transform into the physical embodiment of Vengeance for 6 seconds, causing every Primary Attack to launch 2 additional shots for additional damage.
Passive: Gain 3% increased movement speed for each nearby enemy, stacking up to 10 times.
Best Legendary Items for Demon Hunter in Diablo Immortal
Whilst you’ll start out with common, magic and rare items, you’ll eventually want to transition your primary items slots to Legendary items. These powerful pieces of equipment not only have higher stats, but also provide legendary powers to help enhance your existing skills. Plus, they can be socketed with Legendary gems too.
When assembling the best Demon Hunter Sharpshooter build, we’d opt for these Legendary items:
• Head – Vision of the Lost
• Shoulders – Hailstone Shoulders
• Chest – Heart of Vengeance
• Legs – Coff’s Unrelenting Fury
• Main Hand Weapon – Flamespite
• Off Hand Weapon – The Hungerer
Best Set Items for Demon Hunter in Diablo Immortal
You’ve got your legendary items equipped, now we need to think about your secondary gear slots, and like Diablo 3, we’re best equipping Set Items. These powerful armor pieces are earned once you reach max character level and can be found dropping in Dungeons from the final boss.
If you’ve never played Diablo before, set items work like this. If you have 2 items of the same set, you’ll gain a buff. This buff increases depending on whether you have 2, 4 or 6 items from the set in question. You can also mix and match with other sets if you wish. Unlike Diablo 3, Set Items won’t conflict with your Legendary Items, which makes it slightly less convoluted (thankfully). So you need to just focus on having the best Set Bonuses to augment your class build.
For the Best Demon Hunter Sharpshooter Build you want to opt for all 6 items from the War Rags of Shal’baas set. We’ve listed the bonuses you’ll gain, just below:
• 2/6 Bonus – Primary Attack Damage increased by 15%.
• 4/6 Bonus – Your Primary Attacks gradually increase your Attack Speed, up to a maximum of 25%.
• 6/6 Bonus – Your Primary Attacks have a chance to increase your Attack Speed for 10 seconds, cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
Below are the items you need, plus which dungeon you’ll find them dropping:
|Burning Heart of Shal’baas||Neck||Pit of Anguish|
Resting Fangs of Shal’baas
|Ring 1||Temple of Namari|
|Braided Serpent of Shal’baas||Ring 2||Cavern of Echoes|
|Dozen Strikes of Shal’baas||Hands||Mad King’s Breach|
|Storm-Tack of Shal’baas||Waist||Forgotten Tower|
|Wind-trods of Shal’baas||Feet||Tomb of Fahir|
Best Normal Gems for Demon Hunter in Diablo Immortal
We appreciate it might take some time to acquire those legendary gems (more on them in a minute) so for the sake of covering our bases, here’s a really quick guide on the best normal gems.
• Red Gems – Pick Tourmaline over Ruby, as a damage buff is better than a life buff.
• Blue Gems – Pick Sapphire over Aquamarine, as an armor penetration buff is preferable to an armor buff.
• Yellow Gems – It doesn’t matter as both potency and resistance are pretty pointless stats. Just pick whichever Citrine or Topaz gem you have with the highest level.
Best Legendary Gems for Demon Hunter in Diablo Immortal
Although the game contains plenty of normal gems (red, blue and yellow) to socket into your gear, it’s the game’s legendary gems which offer the best attribute bonuses and power boosts to your character. You can slot a maximum of 6 and you earn these in all manner of ways, but mostly from completing Elder Rifts.
Legendary Gems are also split between different tiers. 1 star and 2 star legendary gems are generally more common to acquire, whilst 5 star are much harder and offer great bonuses when slotted into your primary gear stots.
Below is a list of the best starter legendary gems (a mix of 1 and 2 star) as well as the best outright gems to slot into your primary gear slots.
|Starter Legendary Gems||Best Legendary Gems|
Chip of Stone Flesh
|Fervant Fang||Frozen Heart|
|Lightning Core||Howler’s Call|
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That’s everything you need to know about the best Diablo Immortal Demon Hunter build for Season 1. If you’re looking for more Diablo Immortal guides, builds and tips then you’ll find plenty more help on the links below.
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