Demon Hunter 1-60 Leveling Guide

Introduction

Demon Hunter Leveling in Diablo Immortal is a journey you can approach with your own playstyle. Will you take the fast and efficient path, focused on XP through the Battle Pass? Or go on a relaxed and fun focused route filled by enjoying Side Quests, Hidden Lairs, and the story? Whichever way you choose, this guide covers everything you need to comfortably reach level 60 as a Demon Hunter.

Check the Speedrun to Level 60 guide for the strategies on finishing the campaign quickly. We also have a full step-by-step game walkthrough if you ever get stuck along the way. Let's dive into the Wizard leveling guide!


Class Identity

Choosing your class in Diablo Immortal is a big decision. Your main character requires a significant time investment, and we want you to enjoy playing the one you've chosen. Read our Demon Hunter Overview first to be sure this class is right for you.

What to expect as a Demon Hunter

High Single Target Damage
Rewards Tactical Play In PvP
Fights At Range While Moving
Multishot Dominates Everywhere
Use Abilities With Primary Attacks

Minimal Build Diversity
Doesn't Give Group Buffs
Takes Significant Damage
Lacks Crowd Control In PvP
Underwhelming Movement Skills


Demon Hunter Leveling Build

Use the Slider to see Skill progression

Level 1 - Crossbow Shot, Knockback Shot and Multishot are available at the start. Crossbow Shot is the tried and true Primary Attack that will carry you to 60 and beyond! Knockback Shot is great in the beginning for maintaining a safe distance between you and enemies. Multishot AoE damages enemies from a distance and has fantastic Legendary support. Another skill you'll use to 60!

Level 3 - Rain of Vengeance, one of our best AoE damage skills is unlocked. Use often on large packs of enemies or Bosses with spawned minions to lethal effectiveness.

Level 8 - Strafe unlocks and is useful for now. Use it when many enemies are close by, as it does damage all around you.

Level 15 - Daring Swing (replace Strafe) is an indispensable movement skill that deals damage. It allows you to get out of tough situations and move from point-to-point faster.

Level 28 - Sentry (replace Knockback Shot) shoots and taunts enemies away from you! Having them strategically placed, firing off a Rain of Vengeance followed by Multishot is certain death for your enemies.


Finding Equipment

Finding better equipment powers up your character. When you find an upgrade to your current equipment, your bag icon will flash. Open your inventory and equip any items with green arrows. Any other items can be salvaged at the Blacksmith, giving you crafting materials that are critical for upgrading equipment. Pick up and salvage every item you can using autopickup and periodically return to town to salvage. Make sure to turn on autopickup for Grey, Blue, and Yellow items in General Settings. Don't leave items on the ground; salvaging every item has value! As you continue to level up, you will find Legendary Items, which are the highest tier items for your six Primary slots. After you hit the maximum character level, you will also find Set Items in Hell 1 difficulty and beyond, which are the highest tier items for your six Secondary slots.


Upgrading Equipment

Upgrading your equipment is the most important way to gain power in Diablo Immortal. The Blacksmith is where you will spend all of your hard-earned salvage materials. Don't worry about wasting materials upgrading "bad equipment" because you can transfer upgrades for free! Even if you end up salvaging upgraded equipment, you receive 100% of the invested resources as a refund. In other words, the game is carefully designed so you can't lose any salvage materials! Upgrade all of your equipment to Rank 6 before continuing to Rank 7 because this gives you an extra attribute for each Primary slot! Read our full Upgrading and Reforging Guide to learn the details around upgrading strategy, attributes, and family bonuses!


Legendary Items

Legendary Items are extremely rare items that enhance different skills. If you are lucky enough to find one, equip it and transfer your upgrades immediately because these roll better attributes than any other items. Try out the skill it buffs, even if it isn't part of our Demon Hunter leveling build. It may give your character a huge power increase! Consider yourself extra lucky if you find Chillwrath Mantle, Cowl of Absolute Punishment, Flamespite, Vaash's Typhonic Stampede, Heart of Vengeance, The Hungerer, Vision of the Lost, and Ruinous Path because these are the most powerful items for Demon Hunter!

Essence Transfer - When you have a Legendary you no longer need, don't salvage it! Instead, go to the Essence Transfer NPC in Westmarch and extract its power. Now you can overwrite any future Legendary Item in the same slot with this power! Collecting every power is important because this will enable you to quickly swap builds in the future. If you already have the power extracted, then salvage it for a Glowing Shard.

Choosing the Battle Pass Legendary

Early on in the Battle Pass you can choose one Legendary for your class. We recommend taking The Hungerer because it makes Crossbow Shot, one of our most important skills, pierce and deal more damage. Continue to level up the Battle Pass to gain even more power!


Normal Gems and Legendary Gems

Finding Normal Gems and Legendary Gems further powers up your character. During leveling, simply equip Normal Gems that you find from Hidden Lairs, pick Tourmaline when given the choice. Legendary Gems can be bought for Platinum from the Marketplace or by running Elder Rifts empowered by Rare Crest and Legendary Crest. You will get some Legendary Crest early on in the Battle Pass, so use these right away so you can equip Legendary Gems for an impressive power boost! Read our full Gem Guide for even more details on picking and upgrading the right gems for you.


Helliquary Unlock and Rewards

After reaching level 36, follow your quests to Westmarch and unlock the Helliquary. Make sure to defeat the Helliquary bosses each reset (twice a week - Monday & Thrusday) at the highest difficulty you can. This assures you get as much Scoria as possible. There is no catch up mechanic for getting lost Scoria due to not defeating a boss from a previous reset! The Empowered Battle Pass allows you to earn extra Scoria, so check it out if you want to boost your Helliquary even further.


Demon Hunter Leveling From 1 to 60

Leveling requires more than just progressing straight through the story and every zone. You will need to explore the rest of the game to get enough XP to progress. Once you reach a new area, you may encounter a message that says, "You must reach X level before continuing." Here are two different ways to gain that required XP:

The Efficient Way

The best way to gain XP in Diablo Immortal is to advance your Battle Pass. Two of the fastest ways to do that are:

  1. Blasting Dungeons efficiently, only stopping to salvage when your bags are full.
  2. Open world farming for Monstrous Essence and Side Quests.

The Scenic Route

Don't feel like spending your entire day in Dungeons? Hit up every Side Quest and Hidden Lair you see while leveling up. These give you a nice break from blasting through the story, and they give you more XP, items, gems, and salvage materials. By the time you hit an XP barrier, you will have less grinding to do than the players who skipped them.

Check the Speedrun to Level 60 guide for more tips on finishing the campaign quickly.


Demon Hunter Endgame

Congratulations on completing the story! Your journey has just begun as the endgame awaits you. Check out our full Paragon & Experience guide to learn about the rest of your Demon Hunter leveling journey. How do you build your character for endgame activities? Don't worry, we've got everything you need:


Demon Hunter Leveling Summary

  • Read the Demon Hunter Overview to know if it's the right class for you.
  • Combo SentryRain of VengeanceMultishot to darken the sky with death from your arrows!
  • Make sure to turn on autopickup in General Settings. Don't leave items on the ground; salvaging every item has value.
  • Upgrade your gear often - it is the best way to Power Up!
  • Use Essence Transfer on unwanted Legendaries to use their powers later.
  • Read our Full Game Walkthrough if you ever get stuck.
  • Once you're level 60, conquer the endgame with our build guides listed above!

Credits

Written by Dredscythe
Reviewed by Raxxanterax


Changelog

Apr 9th 2022
Published Guide.

Jun 20th 2022
-Updated for Release -Updated item to look out for. -Updated "Helliquary and Daily Battle Pass Activity Rewards" section.