Bleu's lightning DH

  • #1
    So I've been working on a build around the legendaries I've found so far, and after many hours of this one decided to post it, just because of how well it does.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Bleu-1722/hero/860904

    I've managed to stack +50% lightning skill damage, as well as 15% entangling shot and 14% chakram. That + lightning damage is insane, since every attack I use in this build benefits from it. There's actually two variations to this build, the one I posted a link to is my solo build. T3 is farmed fast by myself, and I rarely die even though my only defensive is vault. I've managed to ween myself off of smokescreen / prep and shadow power, at least for T1-T4. My sheet DPS after passives is about 260k, and my toughness is about ~720k.

    Build 1, solo;

    Generator; Entangling shot w/ shock collar. 800k crits from this is very common, plus it doubles as a CC, and triples as a trigger for my cull the weak passive.

    AOE spender; Multishot, fire at will. Crits constantly for 1.2m - 1.6m, and it's actually almost good enough on T3 to take down champs by itself. If there's 4 or more mobs, this is the skill I use. I actually really prefer this skill over ball lightning, because it hits harder per hit, has a wider aoe affect, is almost instant AND it goes through waller walls.

    Single target spender; Impale, ricochet. Even though grievous wounds has higher actual single target damage, because of my lightning damage this thing rocks. 3 or less mobs and this is what I use. If I've got my entangling shot up (which you should rotate between ES and impale, to make sure your passive is up), 2m + crits are constant. This skill burns through champs.

    Big Cooldown; RoV, Shade. I don't use it just because it's lightning. Being able to cast wherever you want is a huge plus, and the 30 second CD is very bearable.

    Second big cooldown; Companion, Wolf. He does awesome damage on his own, and is also a great party buff for 30% extra damage for 10 seconds, on a 30 second CD. Combine with RoV and a full hatred pool of impales, and you've got some insane burst damage.

    Defensive Skill; Vault, Tumble. This skill is really clutch. Breaks jailer, and gets you out of every type of floor pool. The tumble rune is simply because more vaults = you live more.

    Passives; Archery, Cull the Weak and Steady Aim. All DPS passives atm. Since my only disc spender is vault, night stalker isn't needed, and for T3 I don't need any more toughness.

    Gear; My + lightning gear is Andy's visage, thunder god's vigor, and Wondrous Deflectors (crafted). Hoping to craft a nice + lightning ammy as well. My legacy gear ATM is my windforce, dead man's, nat's chest and boots, inna's pants and crafted ammy. I found a hellrack that lowers my sheet DPS by just a couple K, and it works just as well, so the life steal on my windforce isn't needed. I just prefer it because of the knockback =D (And I want to find strong arm bracers for the + dmg to knocked back enemies).

    The second Variation of the build is for group play. I replace multishot with Chakram, boomerang. It gets higher crits, about 1.7m +, and it's a good enough damage dealer to be both my AOE and my single target spender. I then replace impale with Marked for Death, Contagion, to help the group's DPS even more.

    That's my lightning build! It's very fast paced and fun, and I'm REALLY liking the + elemental damage affix. ATM I'm hunting for more + fire damage, to make a rapid fire and / or strafe build. Hope you guys liked it!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChB2_IPc-HVXbi0jS1Riljg
    ^ YouTube.Com/IceBleuGaming ! It's a thing! Check it oooout!
  • #2
    Would love to see your solo build in action. Any chance of posting a video?
  • #3

    Very nice build!

    Tried it for a short run, and it really does some nice damage. I only have +19% lightning damage, but even with that, it has some nice damage. Plus, it just feels good to use multishot instead of chakram (don't really like that skill - hella annoying to hit, especially over distances).

  • #4
    This build is even better when you find gear with increased Multishot damage. Just amazing.
  • #5
    Quote from shocknova

    Would love to see your solo build in action. Any chance of posting a video?

    I'll see if I can't get some video capture software =D
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChB2_IPc-HVXbi0jS1Riljg
    ^ YouTube.Com/IceBleuGaming ! It's a thing! Check it oooout!
  • #6
    I like it :) seems like a solid concept.

    Btw, are you not in the Diablo Fans clan? I haven't seen you there (on chat or anything).
  • #7
    This build is awesome. I can only imagine the chaos that this build will do when you get 4 pieces of the Natalya new set. Awesome.
  • #8
    Quote from Zero(pS)

    I like it :) seems like a solid concept.

    Btw, are you not in the Diablo Fans clan? I haven't seen you there (on chat or anything).

    Ty sir! I'm having a blast with this build.

    I joined the Dfans community but keep forgetting to turn on the chat when I get in game. My buddies and I started our own clan however, or I totally would have joined the Dfans one =)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChB2_IPc-HVXbi0jS1Riljg
    ^ YouTube.Com/IceBleuGaming ! It's a thing! Check it oooout!
  • #9
    I have say that your build are amazing! I had a lot of problems with good dmg output on some singel-target, but your idea with Impale is just amazing!

    Love U! <3
  • #10
    Quote from Shabby

    I have say that your build are amazing! I had a lot of problems with good dmg output on some singel-target, but your idea with Impale is just amazing!

    Love U! <3



    lol tyvm =D I've actually made a fire DH build video, which I plan on putting up on youtube sometime tomorrow, but man that 14 hour upload time is killer >.<
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChB2_IPc-HVXbi0jS1Riljg
    ^ YouTube.Com/IceBleuGaming ! It's a thing! Check it oooout!
  • #11
    What kind of fire? :D I have tried fire build with rockets and granedes. Rockets kinda sucks on aoe dmg, but are amazing on singel target! I will follow up your builds in the future! :)
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