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Natalya’s Vengeance is season 20’s free set.
It is also the SEASON OF THE FORBIDDEN ARCHIVES
You can freely cube any three items (IE:3 weapons, 2 armors and a ring).
Instead of being forced to use one weapon, armor, and jewelry.
How does Season of the Forbidden Archives affect me?
AT ANY TIME YOU CAN BEAT TORMENT I+ Malthael:
You can CRAFT AND USE REAPER’S WRAPS for a huge boost!
Click below to reveal the instructions you need for each step:
|S20 DH Fresh 70 Natalya’s Vengeance Free Set Build|
|Evasive Fire||Hardened (Focus)|
|Preparation (Vengeance)||Punishment (Seethe)|
|Rain of Vengeance||Shade|
|Blood Vengeance (Open)||Ambush (Perfectionist)|
There is a high likelihood you won’t stick with Nat’s for much longer and opt for UE6 speedfarming which is absolutely CORRECT. So to help your transition into “anything”, I will design an “easy to use, fast Nats build”.
While there is a high-tier Nats build (you should at least be aware of), your immediate goals should be speed farming. Here’s the rundown of items needed for it so you can keep ’em
Speaking of pain reduction, I hate to mention it again, BEAT MALTHAEL AND CRAFT REAPER’S WRAPS. It’s going to make your life much much easier. I will also remind you of the other crafted goodies Captain Crimson’s set (belt, legs, boots make ’em all), and a distant third Aughild’s Set.
So, what now?
Torment VI: the minimum torment to farm. You can, of course, go higher. The only thing that would hinder you is how well you handle the build. Natalya’s has too many variables for me to tell you where exactly you should be farming. Just remember not to take more than 10 minutes in a Neph.
A quick review before proceeding…
Keep these important things in mind as you progress!
Fixing your gear will vastly improve your game. Re-roll those stats that won’t help you in any way. Don’t let sucky gear stats hold you back from progressing.
Now we have to gain as much power, as quickly as possible. The first place to look is Legendary Gems, as well as keeping an eye out for critical items.
This is the easiest way to gain power simply because acquiring them has little to no RNG. Getting 3 of your best gems will increase your power dramatically in a short time span.
Click on the tabs to see Natalya’s Vengeance “Big 3” gems, and “others”.
Bane of the Powerful: Is always amazing early on due to how cheap it is to upgrade. With only 25 levels it “maxes out”. It greatly helps your anti-elite woes.
Taeguk: Any build that channels will want Taeguk. It scales extremely well for each point invested and even gives Armor – pure value. Invest as many points as you want! Easily your most important gem in the build.
Don’t go for a third damage gem yet.
Want more defenses? Go double defensive gems.
Need more damage / utility?
Any other gems worth it?
Bane of the Stricken: Will be used in LATE GAME GR’ing. There is never a downside owning a high level Stricken . Sadly, it’s quite worthless for any serious speed farming build which is what you should be going for.
Bane of the Trapped: Basic DPS increase.
Esoteric Alteration: is the lategame defensive gem of choice.
Aside from these gems, the other’s aren’t really worth it for Nats.
Aside from these 5 gems listed in these tabs, any other gem is considerably worse.
Just get them asap while slowly climbing the GR’s you’re allowed to do. Do neph/GR/neph/GR etc until you get the big 3. Don’t overdo the level, just go for efficient farming and cheap empowering. GR 34 is enough to 25 a gem.
With 3 of your best gems at L25 – try much higher Torment levels (VIII at least). So now the real farming begins! From here on, obliterating elites is still the game plan. You’ll still face problems with mobs and you might need to put a little mind on defense, too.
Playing the Build & Adjustments
Here’s some really basic tips for playing Natalya’s to help you as you progress into higher difficulties. It’s by no means comprehensive, but still helpful.
Natalya’s Vengeance is one of the most mechanically complex builds out there. Again, the idea is to weave your Evasive Fires while Strafing… there’s a very rhythmic timing to it! This causes the “Reduce cooldown” to happen a little more often AND allows you to “infinitely Strafe” – sounds easy, right? NO.
“Everyone has their own way”
Honestly, you can watch the GR20 video I have above to check it out, but I personally don’t think it’s worth the pain (physical and otherwise) to learn it thoroughly. Just do it “good enough”.
Now for in-game non-mechanical strategy! ELITES ARE A PAIN IN THE ASS and you should drag them over to clumps, as I’ve mentioned earlier. From a strategic perspective, Nat’s is quite simple… AOE AS MANY GUYS AS YOU CAN – Nat’s has a very satisfying “meat grinder-esque” gameplay if done right. Keep ’em comin’!
Lord Greenstone’s Fan is an excellent anti-elite tool if you so happen to chance upon it.
More offense or Hatred /Discipline needed?
Offense is usually categorized in Damage or, indirectly, Resource Gain.
Any Resource Gain skill or passive that isn’t Vengeance-Seethe or Night Stalker should be seen as TEMPORARY! You can also change your build to allow infinite Strafe while SPEED FARMING, but strictly speaking, the build doesn’t need any of it.
Marked for Death is your best bet for a damage boost to replace one of your skills.
Passives are slim. Nat’s makes use of many Passives and DH isn’t known for great DPS passives. Ambush is the best one, the others are too unreliable.
More defense needed?
Defense is usually categorized in either Toughness or Self-healing capability.
There are other “weird” choices you can add if you’re desperate:
- Shadow Power – Gloom (As powerful as a Moratorium)
- Companion – Boar (Damn strong early on)
- Sentry – Polar Station (Actually amazing – the slow is massive)
- Sentry – Guardian Turret (Meh, but it’s an option)
Aside from this, there is probably ZERO practical toughness increases. Seriously, I’m really not kidding with Leech – it’s GODLY.
More mobility needed?
Smokescreen-Displacement is recommended in the base build for its speedfarmy capabilities. Sadly, Discipline is really hard to come by…
Items to look for
Okay, now that the easy part of powering up is done, it’s time for the farmy bit. Here, I will be listing all the high-impact items you can pick up and how to get them (aside from drops).
Remember our two previous reminders here (Crafted and High-end):
Using Blood Shards:
Belt seems to be the best bang for buck here. The real prize is Crashing Rain. While I not only love the name of the item, its effects are downright obscene! 4000% bonus damage! There’s also a ton of good defensive fillers a la Goldwrap or String of Ears.
Shoulders would be next since there’s no Nat’s shoulder. Mantle of Channeling is a shoo-in and gives you damage and defense. Sadly, there’s no other random filler in this slot. You might want to use Aughild’s crafted set (with shoulder), too.
Legs has a decent filler in Hexing Pants – a super good cube option for speedier builds.
Body comes last – and hopefully you’re a pro at this point… Because it’s Aquila Cuirass we’re lookin’ for! You know you’ve made it with Strafe Nat’s if the buff never drops! But this isn’t really crucial in the build.
Using Death’s Breath – Rare to legendary:
Upgrading 1H Crossbows for Dawn is the ULTRA find. Dawn allows us to use Vengeance-Seethe in one of our open skill slots. It’s a massive jump in power. Thankfully, there are other fillers you can find here like Fortress Ballista, Calamity.
Dawn is the only NECESSARY weapon for us.
Past this, you “CAN” upgrade Daggers for Lord Greenstone’s Fan. This was an old-school method to beat elites, but honestly probably isn’t needed. It’s usefulness could be here or there for you. Try it out?
Feel free to build towards UE Multishot speedfarm at this point.
The Classics: Good for any type of newer character, and even the most battle-hardened of builds.
Ring of Royal Grandeur: “Break” your 6-piece to make space for a good filler item!
Unity: Straight 50% damage reduction in the cube. Too bad you need two of ’em.
So you skipped a whole chunk of the powering up phase with the free set. Now what? Like I always say, “Speedfarming first before pushing GR’s”. So, convert what you have NOW to be as speedfarmy as possible, first.
- Demon Hunter Best Speedfarming Build
- Demon Hunter Speedfarming Builds & Primer
- D3 Speedfarming with any Class!
Other Demon Hunter Guides:
- Demon Hunter Leveling Guide
- Embodiment of the Marauder | Marauder Set Dungeon
- Natalya’s Vengeance | Natalya’s Set Dungeon
- The Shadow’s Mantle | Shadow’s Mantle Set Dungeon
- Unhallowed Essence (MS ONLY – GRENADE TBA) | UE Set Dungeon
- Demon Hunter Support Builds
Check out our D3 Guide Directory for more.
Well, good luck with your Fresh 70 Demon Hunter …….