Hi guys! First: im sorry for my bad english/grammer, if someone wants to correct some stuff, feel free to do it. Any subjective stuff can be discussed if you want so, and edited after. *edit* how can i write something bold/bigger/underlined?
[b]Breakpoints:[/b] - BP.......APS (rounded to 3 dp) 1.........1.102 2.........1.256 3.........1.459 4.........1.742 5.........2.160 6.........2.842 7.........4.154 - Breakpoint relevant Links: The tao of sentries: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12945884471 - How to calculate my breakpoint? Go to your character paper screen and write down your attacks per seconds. If you dont have tasker and theo, this is ur actual value for your breakpoint. If you have tasker and theo: use ur attacks per seconds and multiply it with ur tasker and theo aps value. example when u got tasker and theo with 1.47 aps: character aps ( 1,94 ) x t&t aps ( 1,47 ) = 2.85 - Which breakpoint is the best? ( 3 Spender CA/MS/EA ) There is no clear answer yet, but the most opinions are: for 1h xbows its 4.15, for bows atleast 2.85 and for 2h xbows atleast 2.16. - Interesting charts for 1/2/3 spender and how many spenders are fired at which breakpoint: http://i.imgur.com/T1KaK3J.png http://i.imgur.com/KgmGnjU.png http://i.imgur.com/p1nAOPG.png
<b>General Tipps:</b> - EA damage on boots/helmet geting more effective the higher ur breakpoint is. CA is more effective on lower breakpoints: - the 30% wolf companion buff is effecting ur excisting sentrys, also ur new placed ones while the buff is active. - Sentrys are NOT procing anything, they are handled as pets. This including LoH and area damage. - Steady aim is only calculated by your characters position, NOT by ur sentrys position. So you can place a sentry directly into the rift boss face.
<b>Legendary Gems:</b> - For the usual 3 spender setup its pretty clear that enforcer and bane of the trapped are the BIS Gems. The Third one is a personal Choice: some are use bane of the powerful, some using Zei. Gem of the Efficacious Toxin is also a good choice if your playing in groups, and no one else got it for the 10% dmg buff. - Note 25.09.2014: Pain Enhancer seems to be "bugged" , in some cases it is procing procs like the mark from calamity.
<b>Trials:</b> - Never use bane of the powerful, try to use zei as a third gem.
<b>Greater Rift :</b> - At higher rift levels, try to focus on damage only.
<b>Greater Rift Team:</b> - I know many demon hunters using other spenders while being on a classic monk/wd/2x dh group rift. If someone got more information about that, feel free to post it.
<b>Tasker and Theo or not?:</b> - For the usual ice/fire build tasker and theo are the BIS choice. - For a pure fire build cindercoat seems to be better then tasker and theo.
I would recommand NOT using the character APS and instead use Weapon APS * Attackspeed * T&T Gloves(if using those). Simply bcuz blizzard rounding at the character sheet which could lead to false information and thus not getting the next BP when its kinda close or picking too much ias from gear/paragon.
F.e. Take a Bow @1,4 APS and havin 41 IAS from gear/paragon and using T&T with 44%
1.4 * 1,41 = 1,974 * 1,44 = 2,84256 -> Hitting the BP
Using Char APS = 1,97 * 1,44 = 2,8368 -> Not hitting the BP
So when using the character APS some1 would pick up another % ias from either gear or paragon which isnt needed at all.