Gears of Dreadlands is a Class Set for Demon Hunters added in patch 2.6.9 in Diablo III, obtainable at level 70. It can only drop on Torment difficulty.[1]

All set pieces are restricted to Demon Hunters. Even transmogrification of these items is only available to Demon Hunters.

Pieces[edit | edit source]

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The set consists of six pieces, all six of which are required to complete it, and all six are Demon Hunter-restricted.

Set Bonus:

  • Gain 4 seconds of Momentum when attacking with a Primary skill, up to a maximum duration of 20 seconds. Your Primary skills deal 10% more damage per second of Momentum. (2 pieces)
  • Strafing against enemies will automatically shoot your last used Primary skill, and also give 60% damage reduction while Strafing and for 5 seconds after. While Strafing, you move 8% faster per second of Momentum. (4 pieces)
  • Your primary skills deal 10,000% more damage. (6 pieces)

For the first bonus, Momentum applies when casting the ability (but only once per cast), and is a singular buff that affects all Primary skills at once.

However, there is a limit on how many Primary skill projectiles this effect can benefit at a time; if too many of them are out, new ones will not grant Momentum stacks until the old ones despawn. This is not often an issue with most skills, but with Hungering Arrow (which can pierce multiple times and, with some items, forever) this may force the character to take a pause.

For the second bonus, it is able to proc some bonuses and other powers with the Strafe-fired Primary skills, but not all of them.

Effects that do trigger:

Effects that do NOT trigger:

  • Momentum (the first bonus)
  • Bastions of Will generating effect (it will only trigger the spending effect due to Strafe itself)
  • Life on Hit

Momentum also weakens over time, therefore every once in a while the Demon Hunter will have to cast their Primary skill manually.

The per second of Momentum speed/damage bonus is different from the original 'per stack' one: it means +8% and +10% for each remaining second of Momentum, up to 20, that is, up to +160% speed and +200% damage. For convenience, the remaining duration is displayed as stacks on the buff itself.

For maximum effect, this set can be combined with Odyssey's End (with Entangling Shot) and The Ninth Cirri Satchel (with Hungering Arrow), with some builds featuring both.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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  • The idea for this set possibly comes from the Diablo II early combination of Pierce and Guided Arrow, providing a very similar spam with devastating effect.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. (2020, May 15). Patch 2.6.9 PTR Begins 5/21. Diablo III – Blog. Retrieved on 2020-05-15.
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