Best in Slot Gear Guide for Demon Hunter – Updated for Patch 1.0.3

The Previous Best in Slot for Demon Hunter guide posted on here, with original credit to ACE from the D3 forums, is a little out dated since the 1.0.3 patch and attack speed nerf bat.  Here is an updated list for BiS gears for a demon hunter, with updated stat priority.

Good Resources

DPS Calculator –

Check How Your Own Stats Scale –

Stat Priority on Gear – (Aiming for best possible damage with ‘ok’ survivability )

Critical Hit Chance -> Attack Speed -> Critical Hit Damage -> Dexterity -> +Damage


IAS and ASI are different on legendaries.  Currently only IAS is broken on legendaries, but is supposed to be fixed by patch 1.0.4.  

(IAS = Increases attack speed / ASI = Attack speed increased)


Now for the Gear list!

BiS Demon Hunter Helm

1. Andariel’s Visage

2. Mempo of Twilight

3. Natalya’s Gaze

4. Appropriate rare

BiS Demon Hunter Shoulders

1. Seven Sins

2. Appropriate rare


BiS Demon Hunter Chest

1. Tyrael’s Might

2. Natalya’s Shadow

3. The Inquisitor

3. Beckon Sail

BiS Demon Hunter Bracers/Wrists

1. Appropriate rare

2. Strongarm Bracers

3. Lacuni Prowlers


BiS Demon Hunter Gloves

1. Appropriate rare

2. Immortal King’s Forge

3. Sage’s Grasp

BiS Demon Hunter Belt/Waist

1. Appropriate rare

2. Hellcat’s Waist guard

3. Inna’s Blessing

BiS Demon Hunter Pants

1. Appropriate rare

2. Inna’s Glory

BiS Demon Hunter Boots

1. Zunimassa’s Journey

2. Natalya’s Soul

3. Appropriate rare

4. Asheara’s Lock

5. Boj Anglers

6. Ice Climbers

BiS Demon Hunter Amulet

1. Ouroboros

2. Appropriate rare

3. The Flavor of Time

BiS Demon Hunter Rings

1. Skull Grasp

2. Natalya’s Mark

3. Appropriate rare

4. Eternal Union

5. Appropriate Rare

BiS Demon Hunter Quiver

1. Dead Man’s Legacy

2. Black Bone Arrows

3. Appropriate rare

I don’t feel this list needs explanation about what stats you should get on the legendary/set items above, as you can reference to the stat priority list above at the top of the post.  The credit for the item list goes to Samfisher and others from the D3 forums.

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  1. Nick says:

    I saw on your previous page that critical hit damage caps at 100%. Where did you figure this out as many people online are not sure of that which can be a huge factor when making a build. Just wanted to figure out your sources for your information.


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  2. Chris says:

    Should note that Nat set is almost essential for top tier DHs now since the 2 disc/ps set bonus upgrade… the rest is of course optional, but yeah, moderately useful list otherwise.

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  3. Puma says:

    Thanks for the list, been using it to gear up. For the previous posts, 1, crit % caps at 100, not crtl hit dmg, I don’t believe there is a hard cap for that, and 2, the 4th nat set bonus is a mistake by blizzard for the 1.0.3 patch, this will be fixed in the future. (booooo)

    For set items, I’ve been using blackthornes pants and belt, looking for dex/ all resists and getting the +100 vit, then using nats helm/chest/ring for the 7% crit and +dex. Having the last set bonus at the moment is worth it but it will soon be nerfed, and the other pieces of nats set are kinda ugly. Plus I always use prep with back of plan so I can usually have a fair amount of discipline in a tight spot.
    Thanks again for the posts

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  4. Chewie says:

    @Puma – Hit us with a reference of where the 2 x disc/second is a mistake. Speculating on the major reason why that set is used being nerfed otherwise. 4 weeks later, and its still going strong, with the news yesterday that the patch is “coming”, with still no detail.

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  5. SyKoTiK says:

    Unity would be the best ring now!

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