Hungering Arrow – Devouring Arrow or Spray of Teeth? Which one is Better?
One of question that many Demon Hunter player ask is which one is better between Hungering Arrow – Devouring Arrow and Spray of Teeth. There is a lot of debate about which one of both rune is better. For me, there is nothing better between the two. It’s really based on your play style. Because each of them have different usage. Spray of Teeth will be effective if you have high ChC (Critical Hit Chance) and you have to face a lot of enemy in area, meanwhile Devouring Arrow is good if you facing fewer but strong enemy because of its high DPS (Damage Per Second) without depend on ChC.
To make you understand about both of these rune, i will give you detail explanation about them.
Hungering Arrow – Devouring Arrow
This skill will increase the damage of the arrow by 70%. Meanwhile Hungering Arrow itself has 35% chance to pierce through targets.
So the increase damage will be between 115% or 195 % (115+115%*70%) on pierce with 35% of chance. For the illustration, the attack will be like this : 115%, 115%, 195%, 115%, 115%, 195%, etc.
We can say that the average increase damage you will get is 115% + (35% x 70%) = 139.5%.
Hungering Arrow – Spray of Teeth
One of the important advantage of this skill is it does weapon damage in area. This skill will be more effective if your critical hit chance is high. The higher your Critical Hit Chance, the better Spray of Teeth you will use. Every critical hit cause a burst of bone to explode and dealing AoE damage for 50% weapon damage.
Based on this, we can calculate the increase damage based on Spray of Teeth will be 115% or 172.5 % (115+115%*50%) AoE damage with probability based on Critical Hit Chance. For the illustration, the attack will be like this if you have 20% Chc : 115%, 115%, 115%, 115%, 172.5%, 115%, 115%, 115%, 115%, 172.5%, etc.
So the calculation of average increase damage you will get from Spray of Teeth is like below
115% + (115% x Chc x 50%)
10% ChC —-> 120.75%
20% ChC —-> 126.5%
30% ChC —-> 132.25%
40% ChC —-> 138 %
50% ChC —-> 143.75 %
60% ChC —-> 149.5 %
Combine Spray of Teeth with Sharpshooter will be great for your first attack. If you have DPS at least 150,000, you can kill a group of enemies in the area just by one-shot only. So the resetting SS will be no problem at all. Meanwhile you will need a longer time to kill a lot of enemy using Devouring Arrow. But it will be more effective if it’s used to kill 1-2 enemy. Because Devouring will does more DPS for a single target. For stronger enemy like elites and bosses, using this rune will need fewer time to kill.
I personally prefer Spray of Teeth because i spend a lot of time on farming. It’s very effective to kill a group of enemies because of its AoE damage attack. But sometime i also use Devouring Arrow, and use another skill like Multishoot and Strafe to kill a group of enemies.