#2 US Demon Hunter: GR54 Hardcore

We’ve posted a lot of #1 Greater Rift clear videos lately, but they’ve almost all been softcore, where the consequences for failure are nil. Furthermore, most of them have involved lock down CC builds where the monsters just stand there and die.

Today’s video shows the new #2 Demon Hunter on the US, (#1 is an insane GR57, 3 higher than anyone else) and it’s a Hardcore clear so the stakes are infinitely higher. The build is the newest and bestest fire DH Natalya’s with Strafe, and the high-GR-necessity fire rune of Rain of Vengeance, which deals huge damage and knocks back the targets it hits, which provides a ton of CC and largely makes this build survivable.

Bonus points to Xellioth for pushing through two different procs (DH has only one death cheating passive, so death with the proc timer = gone forever) and doing it in a crappy Rift… Winged Assasins! The Bnet profile for this character can be seen here, and he streams here.

Impressed? I was. I’ve repeatedly done GRs in the low 40s this season with my HC DH, but that’s mostly using the fast-farming physical form. And to be honest, up to GR40 is pretty easy; 3-5m clears with decent gear. Things start to slow down for the physical RoV in the low-40s, necessitating a switch to the more focused damage of the Fire RoV, and it’s dangerous past GR45ish with a solo DH, since you’re not some Spin2Win barb with 160m toughness. A DH has 20-30m tops, and you can so easily get one-shotted, making your margin for error pretty thin.

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  1. Hey Flux! Xellioth here! Thanks so much for the support and everything! I can’t believe all of this, thanks so much. It is much appreciated!!

    It would a rough GR, but the elites were pretty easy, so I wanted to do my best to clear it, and it all worked out. Thanks again for everyone!!

  2. Hey Flux! Xellioth here. Thanks so much for the support and everything! It means a bunch. Never thought I would reach as high as I did, especially in a rift like that. Means I can push a bit higher, hopefully!

    Thanks for the support! You are awesome

  3. Well done Xellioth! You are a superstar!! Huge respect. Especially to push through proc’s and keep going, I TP to town , log out , turn off my pc and leave my house when I get a proc! Well done man

  4. A streamer with “no camera today nigs” emblazoned on his screen really shouldn’t be promoted on this site, no matter what HC GR he finishes.

    • what u mean no camera nigs ?

    • My apologies, it was never meant to offend anyone. I was streaming at the time so a few friends could watch, and my webcam was still packed away, as I recently moved across country.


      • So by ‘nigs’ you meant “sorry it’s still packed as I recently moved across the country”? Is that what you’re trying to say? (It’s a rhetorical question.)

        Also super disappointed in Flux who just posted the whole thing with zero qualms about it.

  5. There’s nothing wrong with the term “nigs” or even “ni**er” when they are used appropriately. Conversation is about context, you ignorant fool.

  6. nice run with an approx. 4 minute break. i thought my video crashed ^^ did get a little “omg no” a few times. basically not much rift level progress because enemies give so much xp it seems. gz to being second in the world 😉

    but this post seems to be all about a reference to the National Institute of Geological Sciences or the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

    too bad the world is a huge pile of shit because people see and believe things to be that aren’t there or aren’t intended the way some people perceive them to be.

    shame on you.
    you should go jump up a cliff or behind a truck on the highway.

    i thought diablo.incgamers.com was a sensible site where people talk about certain computer game but it suddenly turned into the battle.net forums … 🙁

  7. Just noticed this.. Amazing. Very nice work.

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