Hey guys! Welcome to our Demon Hunter’s Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon Guide. Here we will talk about what build to use, skills, items, notes, map and more! While, without doubt, this is the suckiest DH set dungeon… It’s far from impossible! Let’s do this.

Last updated: S28 Mar 03 ’23: While they nerfed the timer since these set dungeons released, the mechanics of this one still… hehe… I improved some build options, clarified some explanations and just poslished it a bit since I made this quite some time ago.

Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon Guide: Build | Location & Map | Tips

Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon Build

Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon Build
Items   Skill & Rune
Head Accursed Visage Evasive Fire Focus
Shoulder Unsanctified Shoulders Multishot Windchill
Chest Cage of the Hellborn Smoke Screen / Vault Displacement / Tumble
Wrist Any (Wraps of Clarity) Preparation Invigoration
Hands Fiendish Grips None (Shadow Power) None (Gloom / Glide)
Belt Any (Cpt Crimson) None (Fan of Knives) None (Bladed Armor)
Legs Unholy Plates (Cpt Crimson) Passives
Boots Hell Walkers Ambush Blood Vengeance
Neck Any Hot Pursuit Tactical Advantage
Ring Elusive Ring Kanai’s Cube
Ring Any Envious Blade (Any)
Main Yang’s Recurve Illusory Boots
Off Dead Man’s Legacy Obsidian / Ring of Royal Grandeur
Legendary Gems
Any (PowerfulDying? Wildebeest)
Help! I can't use those skills because they're from the same category! (Turn On Elective Mode)

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Options & Notes:

  • The two “NONE” Skills are really unneeded. DONT USE Vengeance and Companion will WORK AGAINST YOU. Just use whatever, or nothing at all. Shadow Power and Fan of Knives are listed there
  • Passives: Hot Pursuit is the only changeable one. If you need more DPS, Cull the Weak.
  • You just need to be strong enough to one-shot the fat spiders 100% of the time. If you can kill the Elite ones in one-shot too, great. Envious Blade helps a lot.
  • You need to be more tough than you imagine as youll be herding these spiders in quite a bit. They’ll get a lot of hits at you. Wildebeest gem is great to help here.

Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon Location & Map

Where is the Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon? 

  • Teleport to waypoint Howling Plateau in ACT II.
  • Go to the lower left a bit, it’s a thin “hallway” along the south.
  • Keep following this thin path while IGNORING THE FIRST FORK.
  • Once you exit this hallway (there will be a stone gate / archway) hug the right side of the wall and you’ll see Unhallowed Essence set dungeon entrance!

The Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon Map / Layout?

Map & Pathing

Familiarize yourself with the map first. A sample path is shown above.

  • Fully clear the first “triangle”. It’s a good sign if you got 1x of the 20 combo here.
  • In the first major square, most of the time you can get 2x 20 combo.
  • proceed left – we’re gonna clear this set dungeon clockwise. this triangle usually isn’t any good for multishot.
  • the next square, there’s a good chance to get 1x 20 combo.
  • Most runs, having 4 here is pretty good. Having 3 at this point is very dodgy as the rest of the map isn’t great for the combo. So if you have only 2 here, you can restart.
  • continue clockwise hopeing to complete the 2 or 3 combos you need by the end.

How to Beat & Master Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon

It may seem disheartening , but UE Set dungeon is all about relaxing and efficiency!

Objectives, Tips, Notes

Objective: Multishot kills 20 at a time

Ahhh, this one can be frustrating, but I have some good advice for you here and there…

Spiderlings usually come in groups of 15-20: As far as I can tell, this is the case. This is your main source of spiders. Spiderlings group + Spiderlings group is way over 20. Spiderlings group + Fat spiders is a little over 20. 99% of the time you’ll want “2 groups of enemies, with one of those groups being spiderlings”.

Dismiss your follower, DO NOT USE Companion: Trust me on this. They serve as an unneeded distraction. The monsters will not group properly since they aggro to your friends.

Don’t force the issue: Don’t try to clump up many fat spiders for the 20. Don’t try to combine 2 far away groups. Just suck it up and move on.

You have MANY opportunities: so don’t be stressed out. I’ve cleared the last 20 on as little as 40 enemies remaining. Don’t squander precious time

Illusory Boots are a huuuuuuge help in rounding up enemies. I recommend it in the build and it may as well be a core item for this set dungeon.

Why Wind Chill rune? Instead of Arsenal or Full Broadside? Many reasons…

There is a small element of RNG here. The enemy grouping layout is
Sometimes you’ll get really easy clears, other times you’ll have to work for it.
And sometimes its going to be “practically impossible”.

Objective: Discipline – Never below half! 

Well, this one is hardly a “challenge” but more of a mental check. The only time you’ll run out of discipline (if any) is during the cleanup phase and you’re tempted to spam movement skills.

Preparation-Invigoration has the oft forgotten ability to restore Discipline. Many newer DH’s forget this, and think it’s purely to increase the UE6 bonus. Use the active skill itself to restore Disc. Blood Vengeance passive can also help here,

Ultimately if you fail this, it’s PLAYER ERROR – editing your build to make this otherwise brainless objective is counter-intuitive and impractical. If it slipped your mind, GG and go again.

Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon – Summary and Closing

UE6 set dungeon, when I first tried it out, was very frustrating. But the more I thought to just let it “flow”, I ended up clearing more and more reliably. Sometimes you just gotta retry it if your enemy spawn layout sucks!

Best tips are Illusory Boots was a huge step up in my success %, not forcing the issue, and making use of the WHOLE DUNGEON. NOT USING Vengeance, Companion, and your follower is also massive.

Good luck out there, and don’t get too salty trying this one. It was much harder back then with the strict timer!

Unhallowed Essence Set Dungeon Guide: Build | Location & Map | Tips

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  1. “this otherwise brainless objective is counter-intuitive and impractical. If it slipped your mind, GG son.”

    you know what, if u wanna provide some info and help, thank you from the bottom of my heart but this shit right there? yeah, i get, u’re core of the universe, the Einstein of D3, the best of the best etc. go f yourself., dad.

    • It simply means if you forget about the melee clause it’s your fault and restart – There is no magic trick or complex mechanic to help you achive it is what im trying to say, just plain old MINDFULNESS – a lack thereof faults solely the player. Don’t take it too personally – it’s meant for a bit of humor. I myself have been eliminated by the selfsame objective.

  2. These spiders have the shortest memory of any creature that has ever tried to kill me. Like seriously, you’re after my guts one second and then forget all about me and chew on the fucking concrete for the rest of time. God damn

    • illusory boots should be in the kanai’s cube 🙂 If you decide to let go of Focus and Restraint, you can even use Royal Ring of Grandeur on one of your fingers or, again, in the kanai’s cube. You can enter a dungeon even with 5 set items provided you have Grandeur.

  3. Does Zodiac ring reset Vault cooldown? If so, maybe we could run Vault variation with cooldown instead of discipline cost and spend discipline on Smoke Screen with 100% movespeed. That way we have two mobility skills, which should make things even easier when using Tactical Advantage.

  4. I !”#¤% HATE this set dungeon. (And that’s a understatement)
    It´s !”#% impossible!

    The multi shot only hits MAXIMUM 17 enemies even when there are ALLOT more enemy’s clustered.
    and it just flipping stops as if it hits a invisible wall in front of other enemies.

    I love rifting and Grifting whit this set,
    but the creator of this dungeon should by MY opinion be strangled whit his/her intestines!

    Yes i know it´s meant to be difficult but F**K this dungeon and it´s maker!

  5. Just a little suggestion: Invigorating gemstone.

    If you are strong enough to not need the assistance of BotP and tough enough not to need wildebeest/mutilation this gem will make you immune to control impairing effects without having to use vengeance.

    Being able to walk on the webs unhindered helped quite a bit to group the big spiders


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