Hey guys! Welcome to our Demon Hunter Leveling guide! DH’s SUCK during the leveling process!!! There’s no other way to say it. Amongst all classes DH felt the worst during the leveling up phase. Thankfully, this skill build will help you along your way.

I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU OPEN our D3 Leveling Process (all classes). It answers the usual leveling questions. “Leoric’s?” “Grinding?” There’s a ton of supplemental info there.

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Demon Hunter Leveling: FULL BUILD per Level

Put your level in the box on the upper right – or hit back / next found in the bottom right!

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 LR1234
1SkillHungering Arrow-----
1Rune------
1Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
2SkillHungering ArrowImpale----
2Rune------
2Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
3SkillHungering ArrowImpale----
3Rune------
3Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
4SkillHungering ArrowImpaleCaltrops---
4Rune------
4Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
5SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltrops---
5Rune------
5Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
6SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltrops---
6RunePuncturing Arrow-----
6Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
7SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltrops---
7RunePuncturing Arrow-----
7Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
8SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltrops---
8RunePuncturing Arrow-----
8Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
9SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltropsVault--
9RunePuncturing Arrow-----
9Passive 1-Passive 2-Passive 3-
10SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltropsVault--
10RunePuncturing Arrow-----
10Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
11SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltropsVault--
11RunePuncturing ArrowWithering Fire----
11Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
12SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltropsVault--
12RunePuncturing ArrowWithering FireHooked Spines---
12Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
13SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltropsVault--
13RunePuncturing ArrowWithering FireHooked Spines---
13Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
14SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltropsVaultFan of Knives-
14RunePuncturing ArrowWithering FireHooked Spines---
14Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
15SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltropsVaultFan of Knives-
15RunePuncturing ArrowWithering FireHooked Spines---
15Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
16SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCaltropsVaultFan of Knives-
16RunePuncturing ArrowWithering FireHooked SpinesAction Shot--
16Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
17SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCompanionVaultFan of Knives-
17RuneSerrated ArrowWithering Fire-Action Shot--
17Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
18SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCompanionVaultFan of Knives-
18RuneSerrated ArrowWithering Fire-Action Shot--
18Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
19SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCompanionVaultFan of KnivesStrafe
19RuneSerrated ArrowWithering Fire-Action Shot--
19Passive 1Tactical AdvantagePassive 2-Passive 3-
20SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCompanionVaultFan of KnivesStrafe
20RuneSerrated ArrowWithering Fire-Action Shot--
20Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
21SkillHungering ArrowRapid FireCompanionVaultFan of KnivesStrafe
21RuneSerrated ArrowWithering Fire-Action Shot--
21Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
22SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultFan of KnivesStrafe
22RuneSerrated Arrow--Action Shot--
22Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
23SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultFan of KnivesStrafe
23RuneSerrated Arrow--Action ShotPinpoint Accuracy-
23Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
24SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultFan of KnivesStrafe
24RuneSerrated Arrow--Action ShotPinpoint Accuracy-
24Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
25SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultFan of KnivesPreparation
25RuneSerrated Arrow--Action ShotPinpoint AccuracyPunishment
25Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
26SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultFan of KnivesPreparation
26RuneSerrated ArrowFire at Will-Action ShotPinpoint AccuracyPunishment
26Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
27SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultFan of KnivesPreparation
27RuneSerrated ArrowFire at Will-Action ShotPinpoint AccuracyPunishment
27Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
28SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
28RuneSerrated ArrowFire at Will-Action ShotSpitfire TurretPunishment
28Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
29SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
29RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatAction ShotSpitfire TurretPunishment
29Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3-
30SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
30RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatAction ShotSpitfire TurretPunishment
30Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
31SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
31RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatAction ShotSpitfire TurretPunishment
31Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
32SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
32RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatAction ShotSpitfire TurretPunishment
32Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
33SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
33RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
33Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
34SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
34RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
34Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
35SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
35RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
35Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
36SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
36RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
36Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
37SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
37RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
37Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
38SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
38RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
38Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
39SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
39RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
39Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
40SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
40RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
40Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
41SkillHungering ArrowMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
41RuneSerrated ArrowFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
41Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
42SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
42RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
42Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
43SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
43RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
43Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
44SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
44RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
44Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
45SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
45RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
45Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
46SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
46RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
46Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
47SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
47RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
47Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
48SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
48RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
48Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
49SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
49RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
49Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
50SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
50RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
50Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
51SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
51RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
51Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
52SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
52RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
52Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
53SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
53RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
53Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
54SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
54RuneFocusFire at WillBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
54Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
55SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
55RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
55Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
56SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
56RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
56Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
57SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
57RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
57Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
58SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
58RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
58Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
59SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
59RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
59Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
60SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
60RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
60Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
61SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
61RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
61Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
62SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
62RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
62Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
63SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
63RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
63Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
64SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
64RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
64Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
65SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
65RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
65Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
66SkillEvasive FireMultishotCompanionVaultSentryPreparation
66RuneFocusArsenalBatTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
66Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
67SkillEvasive FireMultishotVengeanceVaultSentryPreparation
67RuneFocusArsenalSeetheTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
67Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
68SkillEvasive FireMultishotVengeanceVaultSentryPreparation
68RuneFocusArsenalSeetheTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
68Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
69SkillEvasive FireMultishotVengeanceVaultSentryPreparation
69RuneFocusArsenalSeetheTumbleSpitfire TurretPunishment
69Passive 1Thrill of the HuntPassive 2Cull the WeakPassive 3Blood Vengeance
70DONE!See >>>F70 Demon Hunter
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Demon Hunter Leveling Skills & Reminders Summary

LvlSlotDemon Hunter Leveling Notes
00!!!Start: Recommended difficulty: HARD.
FOLLOWER: Soloing? HIRE TEMPLAR if in adventure mode!
01LHungering Arrow
02Rmpale
041Caltrops
05RRapid Fire
06LHungering Arrow - Puncturing Arrow
092Vault
10P1Tactical advantage
11RRapid Fire - Withering Fire
121Caltrops - Hooked Spines
143 Fan of Knives
15!!!Gems now drop: Use Red for Helm and Weapon. Green for others.
Craft: Apprentice Crossbow (Yellow)
162Vault - Action Shot
17LHungering Arrow - Serrated Arrow
171Companion
194Strafe
20!!!FOLLOWER: Has all skills available at this point! Set them!
20P1Thrill of he Hunt
20P2 Cull the Weak
22RMultishot
233Fan of Knives - Pinpoint Accuracy
254Preparation - Punishment
26RMultishot - Fire at Will
273Marked for Death - Contagion (OPTIONAL) Better for grinding.
283Sentry - Spitfire Turret
28!!!Spitfire Turret is an excellent anti-fat tool. At only this point onward would I consider bounties or nephs spam.
291Companion - Bat
30P3Blood Vengeance
30!!!!Build is "Final" at this point!
(L): Hungering Arrow - Serrated Arrow
(R): Multishot - Fire at Will
(1): Companion - Bat
(2): Vault - Tumble rune at 33.
(3): Sentry - Spitfire Turret (OPEN-ish)
(4): Preparation - Punishment
(P1) Thrill of he Hunt
(P2) Cull the Weak
(P3) Blood Vengeance
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(3) Skill is preference! MfD - Contagion... FoK - Pinpoint Accuracy...
(1) Can be any generator with the +7 Hatred effect.
332Vault - Tumble
42LEvasive Fire - Focus
55RMultishot - Arsenal
(Optional)
61!!!IMPT: Craft 61 Weapon! Level 61 gear greatly overpowers older gear.
671Vengeance - Seethe
70!!!DONE! See: Fresh 70 Demon Hunter
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DH Leveling & Leoric’s Crown – When, and is it worth it?

Review our D3 Leveling Process (all classes) for more notes on this. Summary:

It’s worth it || You must be minimum L16 (to be safe)
You must beat him in Campaign Mode || You must not have beaten him previously

DH needs all the help it can get. Personally? I do it for the change of pace. I recommend doing this once you’re Level 26, and no sooner. You can even change difficulty to Easy!

L26 is a sweetspot since you just get Multishot-Fire at Will. Changing it to easy mode (if you’re too weak) allows you to easily kill WHILE moving. Maximize the Vault + Tactical Advantage (Passive) combo to cover the most distance. Do not “re-Vault” until the speed boost wears off. Prioritize speed by only stopping to Multishot value clumps of dudes.

What I really dislike is doing Leoric’s as the opener of your season. It’s painfully slow without mobility skills, and is just bad… (gems don’t come out that early).

Demon Hunter Leveling Notes

Playing the Build

This leveling build practices your DH mobility and re-positioning skills. Tumbling around to get health globes (triggers Blood Vengeance) is key to SPEED and RESOURCE GAIN.

Companion-Bat & Preparation-Punishment serve as Hatred re-fillers. Don’t save them! Use them as soon as your Hatred dips to half. The sooner you use it – the sooner it’s up!

Sentry-Spitfire Turret is your best weapon against elites and bosses! It’s extremely potent and worth the few seconds it takes to change. Replace Marked for Death to this if you’re doing nephs or bounties!

Demon Hunter leveling is so pathetic during the leveling phase that you can and should maximize any special legendaries you obtain!

Followers – Hire them!

If you’re soloing – hire your TemplarWe choose him since it provides you with much needed healing and Hatred regeneration – Take all the left skills!

Crafted Yellow Weapons

Craft the best 2H Crossbow you can each time you’re in town to check the Blacksmith (Upgrade him, too). It’s a huge power boost for little effort. Do this at Level 16 onwards! 2H Bow is an alternative, but avoid it if you can. 1H Hand-Crossbow should be avoided.

This of course, also applies to ANY armor piece that’s grossly under-leveled or weak.

Demon Hunter: Gems while Leveling up

Red gems should always be combined as much as possible as it’s the best gem to put in BOTH your Helmet and Weapon during the leveling up phase.

Green gems for +Dexterity (damage for Demon Hunters) go into any other open socket.

Fresh 70 Demon Hunter, now what?

Congratulations on reaching max level Demon Hunter! As you know, the game is just beginning! But first, a quick reminder – Craft a level 70 Crossbow and any other outdated items you may have. We highly suggest you check out our…

>> Fresh Level 70 Demon Hunter Guide <<<

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    • anyway dear we’re trying our hardest to update all fresh 70 guides and hope they’re all ready before the season starts…. so far only the leveling guides are complete. Don’t worry, once a guide is done we will upload it asap! thanks

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