So i recently got back to Diablo 3, and i have some questions about DH ofc, so i can try to maximize my gameplay while having fun.
First off all this is my char:
rTellez#2262 (Can't post links yet!)
1 - How can i improve the damage? I'm currently on MP2/3, on ACT3! (keep in mind that i'm not swimming in gold, 20M!) More CD, CC, IAS?
2 - After some searching i cannot find any build to work out with Multishot and i really love the ability. I've seen the Strafe variant, but i'm not really a huge fan of the gameplay.. too much Barbarian for me! Any other builds you can advice?
3 - Elemental Arrow : What's the big difference in damage from Ball Lightning, or Nether Tentacles? Does BL hit more times? Should the 3% be neglected? What am i missing here?
Nice gear. The thing holding you back is imo the weapon. Its just way too low dps.
Also you might want to try a ruby in 2nd socket.
A ruby benefits from +%dmg affix on the weapon, thus
130 avg dmg * %wpn dmg * Atk speed = DPS gain of wpn
30% wpn dmg example
130 * 1.3 * 1.22 = 206 dps
In other words, you need a 2 socket manticore with about 1100 dps to match the dps of a 1300 dps manticore with 1 socket. Generally I find the latter to be cheaper on AH.
Multishot is basically just inferior to Elemental arrow ball lightning in every way.
EA has larger area, and shoots further out. Rectangle > Cone
EA attacks mobs near and even behind you. Multishots attack area is a small dot when mobs are in your face.
EA cost 50% less hatred than multishot -fire at will.
EA lightning attacks twice per cast. This doubles your chance at a crit, which is what you rely on to kill. This makes it far far more consistent and reliable.
EA has a better bonus on quiver, 14% dmg > 7% crit
Its just better. Thats why everyone uses it.
However, if you want to use multishot, then its not a huge loss. Lots of people seem to use it, and I am probably biased. Any build that uses EA can be replaced with Multishot, as they essentially do the same thing AoE.
My personal build is,
Hungering arrow devouring arrow
EA - Ball Lightining
Spike Trap - echoing blast
Smoke screen - lingering fog
Shadow power - gloom
Companion - Ferret
Archery - Steady Aim - Perfectionist
The companion ferret is obviously not necessary. I like to use it because he picks up my gold for me, and I just run by mobs as I slaughter them.
Ball lightning has double the area as nether tentacles, which generally makes it far superior.
No one really cares about the 3% LS as Sahdowpower takes care of the healing.