I was trying to build a melee DH before too just for fun but I didn't get the right combination of skills. I was dumbbass and was using a variant of SmokeScreen, couldn't keep my Discipline up. Looks like you've got it in the bag.
I think Caltrops with Bait the Trap is nice to keep Discipline up when you don't have the perfect gear for the build.
I've only noticed now that you have a John Locke quote in your sig. He's such an awesome character.
Anyone tried this at higher gear levels? Just curious how well it scales w/ gear.
Its not great but not bad at all in terms of scaling. I used my monks gear and a shity calamity as well as a manticore with lifesteal + dml instead of 1h+shield. Its fairly easy even on mp8+. The only downside are ranged packs. Those toke me a freaking age to kill em.
I was planning to use this build fro my HC character - only changing to stun greandes for additional cc, and if i get an azurewrath i can only proc a freezing effect for a good chance.
Probably getting Debilitating Traps instead of Culling the Weak for less damage taken.