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Best Demon Hunter Build in Diablo 3 Season 30

We'll show you how to become a powerhouse with our guide on how to create the best Demon Hunter build in Diablo 3.
Best Demon Hunter Build in Diablo 3 Season 30

The Demon Hunter class is praised for being one of the top-performing classes in the entirety of Diablo 3. Sporting huge AoE (Area of Effect) coverage, the ability to unleash waves of attacks at once, and the use of an automated sentry that can shift the tide of any battle and much more. 

But all this means nothing if you don't have the right build for the Demon Hunter, and that's where this article comes in. Below, we'll be breaking down our pick for the best Demon Hunter builds in Diablo 3 Season 30, the Marauder Sentry Demon Hunter. 

Update on 12 January 2024: We've updated this article to reflect the latest, best Demon Hunter class build for Diablo 3 Season 30.

Is the Demon Hunter a Good Class in Diablo 3 Season 30?

The Demon Hunter class has always been a top pick for many experienced players in Diablo 3, with its ability to push almost unrivaled unless you're facing a barbarian class. However, it does suffer a drawback in that it isn't the easiest class to play and requires some forethought about positioning and enemy movement to use effectively. 

Best Demon Hunter Build in Diablo 3 Is It For You
The Demon Hunter class is best for those that know how to play it or are willing to learn how this class works as it's not the easiest to learn, but it's extremely powerful. (Picture: Blizzard)

Overall, the Demon Hunter class is a great one for players that know how to use it or are willing to endure the learning curb that the class comes with. If you've chosen the Demon hunter class, then let's take a look at the best build we recommend for it below, the Marauder Sentry. 

Best Diablo 3 Demon Hunter Build: Marauder Sentry

The build we've gone for with the Demon Hunter is the Marauder Sentry build; as the name suggests, this build focuses on buffing your sentry, as well as your multi-arrow shots and cluster arrows. Aside from damage, the build also helps reduce your resource consumption, letting you fire arrows for longer and a few extra items that give additional Cooldown Reduction, Damage, Resource Cost Reduction, and Damage Reduction. 

Active & Passive Skills for Best Demon Hunter Build in S30

Best Demon Hunter Build in Diablo 3 Best Active Skills
Below are the best Active Skills for the Demon Hunter build. (Picture: Blizzard)

Visit the official Diablo 3 website, where we've put together the Demon Hunter Marauder build for you to check out if you're interested in seeing this build in action or want to play around with the equipment yourself. The Active skills for the Crusader build are listed here, along with the runes that correspond to each one.

Skill Rune
Multishot Suppression Fire
Evasive Fire Parting Gift
Vengeance Dark Heart
Vault Tumble
Companion Spider Companion
Sentry Polar Station

Below we've listed all the passive abilities that are best suited for the Demon Hunter Marauder Sentry build.

Best Demon Hunter Build in Diablo 3 Passive Skills
Here are the best Passive Skills for the Demon Hunter build. (Picture: Blizzard)

Best in Slot Items for Demon Hunter Build in S30

Item Slot Best-in-slot choice for D3 Demon Hunter
Main-Hand Yang's Recurve
Off-Hand Bombardier's Rucksack
Helm Marauder's Visage
Gloves Marauder's Gloves
Shoulders Marauder's Spines
Chest Marauder's Carapace
Pants Captain Crimson's Thrust 
Boots Marauder's Treads
Ring 1 Focus
Ring 2 Restraint
Bracers Wraps of Clarity
Amulet Squirt's Necklace
Belt Captain Crimson's Silk Girdle 
Potion Bottomless Potion of Kulle-Aid

Best Items for Kanai's Cube for Demon Hunter Build in S30

Kanai's Cube allows you to equip some powerful legendary items, so if you haven't already obtained Kanai's Cube, follow our guide on how to do so. Then use the items listed below to complement the Demon Hunter Sentry Marauder build.

  • 2-Hand - Manticore
  • Waist - Zoey's Secret
  • Finger - Ring of Royal Grandeur

Legendary Gems for Best Diablo 3 Demon Hunter Build

The Legendary Gems we've chosen for the Demon Hunter build focus on amping up this class's already insane damage output, as well as reducing the movement speed of enemies, making them an easy target for you to pick off. 

Best Demon Hunter Build in Diablo 3 Legendary Gems
The Legendary Gems we've chosen are ideal for boosting the damage dealt from this class. (Picture: Blizzard)
  • Enforcer
  • Bane of the Trapped
  • Zei's Stone of Vengeance
  • Boon of the Hoarder
  • Bane of the Powerful

Which Follower to Use with your Diablo 3 Demon Hunter Build

We advise the Enchantress as a follower because she is the only one that provides Cooldown Reduction, allowing you to spam your skills more frequently, which is essential for a class that spams attacks like the Demon Hunter. 

She employs Hand of the Prophet to provide us cooldown reduction, elemental damage, reduced damage from ranged attacks, armor, attack speed, and cheat death. She can also be equipped with the Esoteric Alteration and Mutilation Guard.

Alternative Diablo 3 Season 30 Demon Hunter Builds

For Diablo 3, a variety of Demon Hunter builds are available. Even though some people have different choices, we think the Maurader Sentry is the best because of its strong damage output, sentry boosts, and enemy nerfing abilities. However, feel free to try out other options if you're searching for something more specialized.

Best Demon Hunter Build in Diablo 3 Season 27 Alternate Builds
While there are alternate builds to choose from, we still recommend the Marauder Sentry build for its overwhelming power. (Picture: Blizzard)

Below is a list of the greatest alternate Demon Hunter builds we've put together to aid you. We've also included links to the immensely useful Maxroll website to make it easier for you to locate more alternative builds to try.

That's been our guide on how to create the best Demon Hunter build in Diablo 3; the Marauder Sentry. Complete with a breakdown of gear, skills, legendary gems, followers, and much more.