Demon Hunter Leveling Tips

Are you leveling your Demon Hunter? I told you why you should play a Demon Hunter, so you’re probably leveling one. Right? The Demon Hunter might be one of the most enjoyable and challenging classes to level up, but there are definitely some really easy tips that can get you started, help you keep going and help you reach level 60 easier and in less time. » Read more…

What are the Most Challenging Boss Modifiers? (Poll)

I posted a near-complete list of boss modifiers yesterday. Some of these are fierce depending on what class you play. They include everything from reflect damage, plagued, frozen to mortar. Which ones do you think are the most challenging? Please vote below or on the right sidebar. If you have a favorite combination post it in the comments below. Otherwise, here is a video of one of my favorite: Illusionist Mortar Fast to get you in the mood: » Read more…

Why You Should Play a Demon Hunter

I decided to play the Demon Hunter based on almost 6 months of beta testing. The Demon Hunter has a wide range of flexibility from massive single target damage to equally massive AoE. It has the ability to be a strong solo class with evasion abilities like Smoke Screen, Vault, Preparation, Caltrops, etc while also having the ability to change its build/spec to be a powerful single target/aoe damage dealer in cooperative games. » Read more…

Best Monk Build

As you play your Monk through Nightmare and Hell you will have to make several important decisions about which abilities and skill runes to select. Typically the decisions amount to whether you want to survive more, do direct damage, AoE damage or reflect damage. You can easily adjust your build as you go to counter whatever weakness exist in your gear¬† and based on your play style. » Read more…

List of Random Mob Modifiers

Depending on what difficulty you’re running, Normal as 1, Nightmare as 2, Hell as 3 and Inferno as 4; mobs that spawn randomly in the game are given 1, 2, 3 or 4 random affixes. These are randomly selected from the list below and then those abilities are used randomly against you. So if you’re rolling through Normal and see a rare pack, they will have a single affix. » Read more…

Diablo 3 Expansion

It might seem early to talk about the inevitable Diablo 3 expansion, but many players have already solo’d to the end of Inferno and have long since either started another character or flew the coop. While I’m still working my way diligently through the game many people are asking “will there be a diablo 3 expansion?” » Read more…

Demon Hunter Solo Build – Hell / Inferno

This is a completely different approach to playing the Demon Hunter in hell difficulty than I have taken in my other guides. This is a user submitted build: “Evasion Fire is the next Demon Hunter nerf!¬† Use it before we lose it!” There seems to be as many ways to play the Demon Hunter as there are random affix combinations in Hell and Inferno. Please take a look and let me know what you think! » Read more…

Collapsing Economy

Are we in a recession? Diablo 3 released a little over a week ago and the going price of Subtle Essence has already hit rock bottom at 14 gold. The only reason it hasn’t dropped below that price is because in-game vendors will create 14 gold and give it to you for your Subtle Essence, so it makes no sense to sell it for less to another player. » Read more…

Nephalem Valor

In order to create an element of challenge and create incentive for players to stick with a single build or spec instead of switching to the best setup for each encounter, Blizzard has implemented a concept called Nephalem Valor. How does Nephalem Valor work? Easy, each time you kill a rare pack, elite or boss you will gain 1 more stack towards your Nephalem Valor Buff. This is not available until level 60, but works on all difficulties from Normal to Inferno. » Read more…

Chakram vs. Impale Demon Hunter

Chakram, Impale, Rapid Fire and Elemental Arrow are the four secondary abilities suggested by Blizzard’s Demon Hunter skill system. Rapid Fire is a great single target ability, best used in a coop game or at early levels for fun while Elemental Arrow, especially with Frost Arrow is an interesting hybrid AoE/direct damage, but what I really want to look at is my favorite Chakram and Impale. » Read more…