Demon Hunter Active And Pasive Skills

January 20, 2012


Demon Hunters have many skills they can choose from to build their character. Depending on your level you may select up to 7 active skills and 3 passive skills. Active skills also allow for runestones to change how these abilities work. We will talk more about runestones on the runestone page.

Demon Hunter Active Skills

Active Skills
Impale.png Impale Requires Level 1 Costs 40 Hatred

Fire a massive shot to impale a target for 325% weapon damage.

Caltrops.png Caltrops Requires Level 2 Costs 8 Discipline

Lay a trap of caltrops on the ground that activates when an enemy approaches. Once sprung, the caltrops slow the movement of enemies within 12 yards by 65%. This trap lasts 12 seconds.

Hungering Arrow.png Hungering Arrow Requires Level 2 Generates 3 Hatred

Fire a magically imbued arrow that seeks out targets for 85% weapon damage and has a 35% chance to pierce through targets.

Evasive Fire.png Evasive Fire Requires Level 3 Generates 4 Hatred

Shoot for 115% of weapon damage. If an enemy is at close range, you will also backflip away 15 yards.

Bola Shot.png Bola Shot Requires Level 4 Generates 3 Hatred

Shoot out an explosive bola that wraps itself around its target. After 1 second, the bola explodes dealing 100% weapon damage as Fire to the target and an additional 82% weapon damage as Fire damage to all other targets within 7 yards.

Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire Requires Level 5 Costs 20 Hatred initially, and an additional 1.5 Hatred per second while firing
Rapidly fire at 6 times your normal attack speed dealing 38% weapon damage with every shot.
Vault.png Vault Requires Level 6 Costs 10 Discipline

Tumble acrobatically 35 yards.

Chakram.png Chakram Requires Level 7 Costs 10 Hatred

Fire a swirling Chakram that does 135% weapon damage to enemies along its path.

Entangling Shot.png Entangling Shot Requires Level 8 Generates 4 Hatred

Release a sticky adhesive that deals 100% weapon damage and entangles up to 2 enemies, slowing their movement by 70% for 2 seconds.

Elemental Arrow.png Elemental Arrow Requires Level 9 Costs 10 Hatred

Shoot an elemental charged arrow that deals 145% weapon damage as Fire damage to all targets it passes through.

Grenades.png Grenades Requires Level 11 Generates 3 Hatred

Throw out three grenades that explode for 80% weapon damage as Fire each.

Shadow Power.png Shadow Power Requires Level 12 Costs 20 Discipline

Draw in the power of the shadows, increasing attack speed by 30% for 10 seconds.

Fan of Knives.png Fan of Knives Requires Level 14 Costs 10 Hatred Cooldown: 10 seconds

Throw knives out in a spiral around you, doing 210% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards of you. Your knives will also slow the movement of enemies by 65% for 4 seconds.

Companion.png Companion Requires Level 15 Costs 10 Discipline

Summon a raven companion. Your raven companion will periodically peck at enemies for 21 - 28 damage.

Spike Trap.png Spike Trap Requires Level 16 Generates 10 Hatred

Lay a trap that arms after 1.2 seconds and triggers when an enemy approaches. The trap does 150% weapon damage to all enemies within 8 yards.

You can have a maximum of 3 Spike Traps active at one time.

Multishot.png Multishot Requires Level 17 Costs 30 Hatred

Fire a massive volley of arrows dealing 150% weapon damage to all enemies in the area.

Smoke Screen.png Smoke Screen Requires Level 18 Costs 15 Discipline

Vanish behind a wall of smoke, becoming momentarily invisible for 2 seconds.

Strafe.png Strafe Requires Level 19 Generates 2 Hatred per second

Shoot at 200% your normal attack speed at random nearby enemies while moving at 65% of normal movement speed. Every shot deals 50% of weapon damage.

Sentry.png Sentry Requires Level 21 Costs 10 Discipline

Drop a turret on the ground. The turret begins firing at nearby enemies for 40% of weapon damage. Lasts 20 seconds.

Marked for Death.png Marked for Death Requires Level 23 Costs 6 Discipline

Marks an enemy. The marked enemy will take 20% additional damage for the next 30 seconds.

Preparation.png Preparation Requires Level 25 No Cost Cooldown: 120 seconds

Instantly restore all Discipline.

Cluster Arrow.png Cluster Arrow Requires Level 27 Costs 60 Hatred

Fire a Cluster grenade that explodes for 160% weapon damage into a series of additional miniature bombs that explode for 80% weapon damage each.

Rain of Vengeance.png Rain of Vengeance Requires Level 29 Costs 40 Hatred Cooldown: 30 seconds

Fire a massive volley of arrows around you. Arrows fall from the sky for 5 seconds dealing an average of 49% weapon damage per second.

Demon Hunter Passive Skills

Passive Skills
Tactical Advantage.png Tactical Advantage Requires Level 10

Whenever you use Vault, Smokescreen, or backflip with Evasive Fire you gain 60% movement speed for 2 seconds.

Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt Requires Level 10

Every 10 seconds your next normal attack will immobilize your target for 3 seconds.

Vengeance.png Vengeance Requires Level 12

Gain 10 Hatred, 1 Discipline, and increases your maximum Hatred by 50 for 10 seconds whenever you are healed by a health globe.

Steady Aim.png Steady Aim Requires Level 13

As long as there are no enemies within 10 yards, all damage is increased by 10%.

Cull the Weak.png Cull the Weak Requires Level 15

Damage against slowed enemies increased by 20%.

Night Stalker.png Night Stalker Requires Level 16

Every time you critical hit, gain 1 discipline.

Discipline is used to fuel many of your tactical and defensive skills.

Fundamentals.png Fundamentals Requires Level 17 Increases the damage of your basic attacks by 100%. Your basic attacks restore 15 Hatred.
Brooding.png Brooding Requires Level 18

As long as you have not taken damage in the last 5 seconds you gain 2% of your maximum health per second.

Archery.png Archery Requires Level 20

Gain bonuses based on weapon held:

  • Bow: +10% increased damage
  • Bonus with crossbows: +100% critical damage
  • Bonus with hand xbows: +5% chance to critical hit
Hot Pursuit.png Hot Pursuit Requires Level 19

Whenever you are at full Hatred, movement speed is increased by 10%.

Perfectionist.png Perfectionist Requires Level 22

Reduces the Discipline cost of all skills by 20%.

Discipline is used to fuel many of your tactical and defensive skills.

Custom Engineering.png Custom Engineering Requires Level 24

The duration of your Caltrops, Marked for Death, Spike Trap and Sentry abilities are increased by 100%.

Grenadier.png Grenadier Requires Level 26

Reduces the Hatred cost of your Grenades and Cluster Arrow abilities by 15. Upon death, you drop a giant grenade that explodes for 213 - 320 fire damage.

Sharpshooter.png Sharpshooter Requires Level 28

Gain a 3% chance to critical hit every second. This bonus is reset 1 second after you successfully critical hit.

Ballistics.png Ballistics Requires Level 30

Damage from rockets increased by 100%.

Rockets are fired from certain socketed skill effects.