Hey guys! In this guide, we talk all about the Demon Hunter set: The Shadow’s Mantle. Let’s start off by posting the “STANDARD” build of the set.
This page entails the pure IMPALE build without FoK for a build utilizing Shadows Mantle SIX PIECE SET BONUS. FoK centric Shadows Mantle builds are, IMO, better in the M2S2 setup which will go in the future P2 of this guide. I REWORKED THIS PAGE – I’ll fill it in some more after some other sitewide updates.
|The Shadow’s Mantle : Standard Build|
|Items||Skills & Rune|
|Helm||The Shadow’s Mask||Impale||Ricochet|
|Shoulder||The Shadow’s Burden||Grenade (open)||Tinkerer (open)|
|Chest||The Shadow’s Bane||Marked for Death||Grim Reaper|
|Hands||The Shadow’s Grasp||Vault||Rattling Roll|
|Legs||The Shadow’s Coil||Vengeance||Seethe (Dark Heart)|
|Feet||The Shadow’s Heels||Shadow Power||(All in effect)|
|Bracer||Wraps of Clarity (Parthan)||Ambush||Awareness|
|Ring||Elusive Ring||Leech||Perfectionist (open)|
|Ring||Compass Rose||Kanai’s Cube|
|Belt||Chain of Shadows||Dawn|
|Weapon||Karlei’s Point||Nemesis Bracer (Open)|
|Off-hand||Holy Point Shot||Convention of Elements / Unity|
|Bane of the Trapped|
|Bane of the Powerful (Bane of the Stricken)|
|Esoteric Alteration (Moratorium) (Open)|
Warning, chunky unsightly table – hiding it in spoiler tabs!
If using Vengeance, you need 37% sheet CDR for 100% uptime. Paragon 10, Shoulder 8, Off-hand 8 and Ring 8 should be enough. Avoid it on gloves if possible…
Area Damage is pretty good – it’s one of the few ways to spread that juicy impale damage. Don’t go overboard, though – sacrificing defensive stats is a little iffy in this build.
There are no truly relevant stat breakpoints in the build, nor any hidden values you should keep an eye out for (Except maybe Holy Point Shot‘s Elemental%).
Okay before we start: Playing Shadows Mantle is, realistically, gimping yourself. I’ll explain more on this later…
Shadows Mantle relies purely on Impale to do damage. Anything else is utility. There is almost NOTHING you can do to make anything else feel as powerful as Impale in this build! AND THEREIN LIES THE PROBLEM!
Travel while in non-lightning CoE, finding better fights. So you found a decent Elite pack? Hopefully it’s a good pack that your Impale won’t really get blocked too much, or you can sit there and tank them. There’s honestly a lot of “filters” before you find an ideal fight…
Why not play “ranged” typical style with Zei’s you ask? Then why the hell are you using Shadows Mantle? If you’re going to do the edge of screen killing method – use M6 or UE6!
Okay before we discuss, let me show you a little table:
|A||Greenstone’s||Dawn||Ultimately better with S2 mixed sets.|
|B||Karlei’s||Dawn||Most thematic, and best fits Shadows SIX.|
|C||Karlei’s||Greenstone’s||Probably the worst setup…|
So given the above table – we ‘re talking about Setup B in this guide. However, all of the above setups are “ok”, with Setup B being the most consistent.
While speedfarming is viable on ALL Demon Hunter sets, this set is probably the worst. Yes I’ve heard it all! “Oh man SM4+Sage3” dude, the only reason you’d go speedfarming on SM4/6 is for “FUN”.
Goldwrap (Cube) Boon of the Hoarder (OUT: Moratorium) Avarice Band (Worn or Cube)
Passives IN: Blood Vengeance, Tactical Advantage, Thrill of the Hunt.
Passives OUT:Perfectionist, Leech, Awareness. (defensives first to get dropped)
Other Demon Hunter Guides:
- Demon Hunter Leveling Guide
- Demon Hunter Fresh 70
- The Shadow’s Mantle | Shadow’s Mantle Set Dungeon
- Embodiment of the Marauder | Marauder Set Dungeon
- Natalya’s Vengeance | Natalya’s Set Dungeon
- Unhallowed Essence | UE Set Dungeon
- Demon Hunter Support Builds
For other DH and other D3 resources, see our D3 Guide Directory.
Well, that’s about it! I hope you have fun Impaling (Fanning and Chakramming) with the Shadow’s Mantle!