[Top 10] Diablo 3 Best Armor Sets for Demon Hunter

Diablo 3 Best Armor Sets for Demon Hunter
Armored Demon Hunter unphased by attacking enemy

If you follow my article you already know the Demon Hunter is my go-to class.  From ranged playstyle to near melee distance styles, there is a variety of setups that work for everyone.  With all of these options come even more Gear sets.  I have Navigated them all and have come up with the top 10 best armor sets and how to get them to save you weeks of headache when building your ideal Demon Hunter.

  ***Disclaimer: Sets listed below will generally require a level 70 character.  Any references to new players will mean someone who has at least completed story mode and achieved level 70.

10. Captain Crimson’s Trimmings (Good for new players and combining with other sets)

Captain Crimson’s Trimmings is a craftable set that you can get from the Blacksmith, once he has learned the level 12 plan of the same name.  The major perks of this set are the 6k life regeneration per second and the 10% Cooldown Reduction.  This set deals with two issues faced by early builds.  The “sponginess” of most new Demon Hunters is opposed by the significant life regeneration stat which will reward you for avoiding damage.  Additionally, the Cooldown reduction will make up for the cooldown reduction that later builds gain from paragon points.  Lastly, this set is only three pieces which means it can easily be combined with other sets to further buff a build.

Full Set Info Here: Captain Crimson's Trimmings

9.  Guardian’s Jeopardy (Good for new players and combining with other sets)

    Guardian’s Jeopardy is another Level 12 plan for the Blacksmith to craft.  This set, like Captain Crimson’s, also boasts life per second but instead of Cooldown Reduction, the other major bonus is Movement Speed.  Guardian’s is similar to the previous gear set as it is only three pieces and adds life regeneration, which makes it a superb option to combine with other sets or craft with limited materials.

Full Set Info Here:  Guardian's Jeopardy

8.  Born’s Command (Good for new players and combining with other sets)

Another 3 piece set on the list that can be crafted by the blacksmith, Born’s Command instead of adding Life Regeneration, buffs total life by 15%.  More importantly for new players, it adds 20% bonus experience.  This set can be a key piece to leveling builds especially when combined with high DPS sets and the Royal Ring of Grandeur which will enable you to run much harder rifts and gain exponentially more XP.

Full Set Info Here:  Born's Command

7.  Cain’s Destiny (Best for new players, combinable with other sets)

This set, when crafted by the Blacksmith does 2 things very well for only being a 3 piece set.  1.  50% increased magic find.  This is highly beneficial for farming legendaries and set pieces that are not craftable.  2.  Bonus Experience.  This set grants 50% increased Bonus Experience.  Okay, it does 3 things well as it is easily combinable with other sets to make viable farming builds in the early end game.  I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS run this set when I am farming early into a new character.

Full Set Info Here:  Cain's Destiny

6. Aughild’s Authority (Great addition to higher-end RGK builds)

Aughild’s set begins the portion of this list that is used in top tier end game builds.  This set is coveted for the Elite Damage stats.  The three-piece bonus for this set adds 15% damage to Elites and reduces damage from Elites by the same amount.  Once again, being a 3 piece set makes Aughild’s ideal to combine with another set and the Ring of Royal Grandeur.

Full Set Info Here:  Aughild's Authority

5.  Unhallowed Essence (High Dps for Generators, Great for ranged attacks)

Most notably used for the full set perk of 350% additional damage by a generating attack such as Vengeance and Multishot per point of Discipline.  Additionally, generators generate 2 extra hatred and 1 extra discipline.  Lastly, take 60% less damage and deal 60% more for 8 seconds if no enemy is within 10 yards of you.  This set works wonders for a Multishot Build.  This set can be obtained as a drop in-game.

Full Set Info Here:  Unhallowed Essence

4.  Embodiment of the Marauder (Great for Sentry Builds)

This set used in high end builds allows Sentry to cast your Hatred Spending attack and deal 400% more damage.  Additionally, Companion calls all companions to your side and primary skills deal 12,000% damage per active sentry.  This set is combined with Gears of the Dreadlands to make one of the best builds in the game to date.  This set also can be obtained by drops in-game by killing monsters and beating rifts.

Full Set Info Here:  Embodiment of the Marauder

3.  Natalya’s Vengeance (Top Tier set for Rain of Vengeance/Rapid Fire)

This Top Tier set makes for a viable Rapid Fire and Rain of Vengeance builds, especially when combined with Aughild’s set listed earlier.  Natalya’s perks include reducing the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance when casting a Hatred generating or spending attack.  Rain of Vengeance damage is increased by 100% plus all other attacks deal 14,000% damage for 10 seconds after casting Rain of Vengeance in addition to taking 60% less damage.  This set can be obtained as a drop from killing enemies and running rifts.

Full Set Info Here:      Natalya's Vengeance

2.  Shadow’s Mantle (High DPS Elite Killer Builds)

Another set that is highly buffed by Aughild’s, Shadow’s Mantle rewards Demon Hunters 6,000% damage to not use a bow of any sort.  Shadow power gains every rune and lasts forever.  This adds a major boost to movement speed (30%) and life per hit doubles.  Finally, Impale deals 75,000% increased damage to the first enemy hit.  This set can be obtained in Season 21 as Haedrig’s gift.

Full Set Info Here:  Shadow's Mantle

1.  Gears of the Dreadlands (Best Set)

This set should make even the most experienced archers and assassins drool.   First, primary skill attacks generate momentum stacks which buffs damage 10% per second of Momentum (Max 20).  Strafing then grants 60% damage reduction plus gaining an 8% movement speed per momentum stack while automatically casting your last used primary.  Lastly, primary attacks deal 10,000% extra damage.  Parts of Gears can be obtained during the Season Journey (at least for me they could) and the rest of the set must be farmed.

Full Set Info Here:  Gears of the Dreadlands

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