So, I'm going to be starting up a new character to play on hardcore with my buddies (non-season). They're currently a Barb and a Monk so I would like to play something else. I'm open to any of the four remaining characters but don't really know how they stack up with the current meta (it's been a while since I've played).
After some searching it seems that the popular builds are Vyr's (Wiz), DoT/pet (WD; would probably follow Debo's build, at least for the time being), Hammerdin (Crusader), and UE/Nat's (DH). Which do you think is the most viable/safest for HC? I'm leaning towards a DH or a WD but I'm afraid that something like Reflects Damage might pop up and bite me in the ass once we hit late game.
What do you guys think? Is there another build here that you would recommend over the one's that I listed? What would you recommend?
Please don't create the same thread in multiple forums. I deleted the other occurrence and left this one as it was in the HC forum. Onto the subject now:
I went with a shield bash crusader for this season's hardcore run. It's quite ok so far. I saw a thread earlier about the Hammerdin dying too often. DIdn't have the time to see what's up with that, but maybe you'll find some info about it there.
I can only speak for a Demon Hunter for that is the class I picked for getting my Hardcore Achievements.
From my experience it really depends on what you are doing and how far you are going to progress. I think solo play until you start getting to the higher greater rifts a Demon Hunter now has some really good survival tools, now I haven't played a Nat/UE build but using Mara 6 with all kinds of pets has saved me from multiple disconnect deaths. The other benefit with a Demon Hunter in 2.3 is they added the life on hit passive which might help with any survival issues that arose in the past.