Class Set Feedback: Demon Hunter

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#1 - Dec. 1, 2021, 10:38 p.m.
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In this thread, we’re gathering focused feedback on the Demon Hunter class set, coming in Eternity’s End.

Please note that initially in the PTR, class sets are a work in progress and will undergo substantial design changes in the near future. We’ll let you know the details of those changes as they are developed, both here in this thread and in our Development Notes thread.

Thank you for testing Eternity’s End with us!

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#215 - Dec. 16, 2021, 2:33 a.m.
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Good afternoon, Illidari brethren!
We’ve been reading your feedback and appreciate all of the testing you’ve put into exploring your set bonuses on the PTR. Some elements of the bonuses we’re looking to tweak:

  • Havoc 4P - We’ve heard your feedback that you would like more information about when your empowered Blade Dance will arrive, as you want to plan around that gameplay. We’re looking to add a means of understanding when your blade dance is empowered in a future build so that you’ll have more information about when your big moment is approaching.
  • Vengeance 4P - Testers have been doing some very exciting things with this bonus, but it’s proving too strong in conjunction with other modifications to Immolation Aura and Soul Fragments like Growing Inferno and Soul Furnace. We’re considering a couple different options in a future build to address that problem: 1) reducing the Immolation Aura uptime granted when consuming a Fragment (flatly lowering the overall power) or 2) changing the bonus to instead reduce the remaining cooldown of Immolation Aura, Fel Devastation, and Fiery Brand upon Fragment consumption, offering you more agency about when you choose to devastate your foes.
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#366 - Jan. 7, 2022, 7:25 p.m.
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In a future PTR build we’ll be making the following changes to Demon Hunter set bonuses, with the goal of making them exciting to a broader array of combinations of talent/legendary/covenant powers. We heard the feedback that the prior Havoc bonus was limiting your build diversity, and wanted to address that so that everyone’s excited about their tier set. As a result, Havoc’s 4pc has been completely replaced and 2pc updated, and Vengeance is being changed as we’d previously discussed.

• 2PC: Increases Blade Dance and Chaos Strike damage by 20%. This bonus also applies to Death Sweep and Annihilation while in Metamorphosis.
• 4PC: Metamorphosis duration is increased by 6 sec. Every 60 Fury you consume reduces the cooldown of Metamorphosis by 1 sec.

• 4PC: Consuming a Lesser Soul Fragment reduces the remaining cooldown of your Immolation Aura or Fel Devastation by 1 sec.

While these numeric values are still subject to change, we’re looking forward to getting this bonus in your hands.