The Huntress is already a popular class in the Diablo 4 beta. MeinMMO editor Benedict Grothaus has been playing it since release and tells you his best build, which he’s currently using to slash the hordes of hell.
In the current beta of Diablo 4 I chose the huntress as the first character. I’ve played dozens of demon hunters in Diablo 3, and I’m good with nimble classes in action RPGs.
The Huntress in Diablo 4 hits exactly the style. She attacks quickly, alternates between melee and ranged combat and evades opponents with her agile movements. Exactly what I was hoping for from the class.
I’m almost through the beta now and I’m very happy with my build for the Slayer. I usually kill large hordes of enemies in one hit and take little damage myself. The focus is on melee combat, something that the Demon Slayer in Diablo 3 missed out on.
Here you will find information about all 5 classes from Diablo 4. In the video you can see the new character creation:
Diablo 4 Hunter Build – How To Play The Beta
The most important skills (at level 25):
If you get additional skill points or find skills on items, you should try to skill up to “Superior Shadow Clone”. Otherwise, it is best to put the points in shadow infusion or shadow clone.
The Huntress’ unique class mechanic allows her to choose one of three specializations. For this build you play with combo points.
You need these legendary aspects:
Most of the aspects are not guaranteed to be obtained in the beta as they drop in dungeons in Scosglen. With luck, you can find the relevant items while farming. You can also get some by playing the campaign.
Gameplay and Playstyle
How to play the build: Most of your damage comes from the Screwblades, which you smash into enemies and then put as many enemies as possible between you and the target. For maximum damage, use this rotation whenever possible:
At the end you should stand as far away from the enemy as possible and have as many enemies as possible in a straight line between you and the target of your Screwblades. Enemies are infused with Shadow Infusion and explode, wiping out entire hordes.
If you don’t have Dash’s charge available, or if enemies are too far away, you can use Shadowstep. Then repeat attacks with glide blades and consume built up stacks of your buffs with screw blades.
In boss fights, you use Dash and Shadowstep as additional evasive maneuvers to dodge enemy attacks. Since you only have one goal here, the fights can become quite tough. The build aims to fight many opponents.
For more advice on the individual classes, you can find more information here:
The Best Class in Diablo 4: Which Suits Your Playstyle?