Demon Hunter passives

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Characters in Diablo 3 get to choose three passive skills, with the slots becoming available at level 10, 20, and 30. The passive skills themselves become available every few levels, with the first ones at lvl 10 and the last at level 60.

Demon Hunter Passives[edit | edit source]

There are half a dozen fairly popular Demon Hunter passives, and half a dozen others that are hardly used at all in the end game.

Archery is by far the most popular Demon Hunter passive since it provides a big damage bonus to all builds. Steady Aim is also popular for the DPS, especially in Softcore. Perfectionist provides big defensive bonuses, Vengeance and Night Stalker help with resource regeneration, and Tactical Advantage is great to boost movement speed.

See all Demon Hunter skills sorted by use rate on the ranking page in

Name Level Description

<skill class="DemonHunter">Tactical Advantage</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Thrill of the Hunt</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Vengeance</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Steady Aim</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Cull the Weak</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Night Stalker</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Brooding</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Hot Pursuit</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Archery</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Numbing Traps</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Perfectionist</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Custom Engineering</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Grenadier</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Sharpshooter</skill> <skill class="DemonHunter">Ballistics</skill>

Development[edit | edit source]

  • See the Demon Hunter skill archive for the full list, with descriptions, of all active and passive skills that have been removed from the game during development.

By the July 2011 Press Event, the skill system had once again been completely redesigned. The traits system was scrapped, and replaced by a new version of passive skills, but still separate from the active skills. Although 2 of the Demon Hunter's traits were turned into passives, the other 5 were removed, and 11 passives were brand new.

The list of Demon Hunter passives shown at the press event is likely still in development and may change before game release. Also, the levels of the passives are a hold-over from when they were traits and will be changed.

Not all passive skills have stayed in the game. Many were removed during the Beta test.

References[edit | edit source]