Rare and Legendary Item Usage Stats
Class: Demon Hunter

I read the top 5000 10000 DPS characters of each class (in Americas region) from DiabloProgress and then loaded their items from the D3 public API to see what kinds of items well-geared players of all classes are using.

Here are the results, sorted from most common to least common usage of rares. The table on the left is percentages of rares and leg./sets of that item type within the item slot, and the table on the right is percentages within the specific item type.

(data updated 2013-04-26)
Within Item Slot
Item TypeRareLeg.
Amulet98.44%1.56%
Gloves96.51%3.49%
Bracers58.93%41.07%
Shoulders41.64%58.36%
Ring27.75%72.25%
Pants5.56%94.44%
Crossbow3.96%90.20%
Belt2.96%97.04%
Helm1.94%98.06%
Hand Crossbow1.87%98.13%
Boots1.78%98.22%
Bow1.38%4.47%
Chest Armor1.01%23.57%
Quiver0.98%98.94%
DH Cloak0.87%74.56%
Shield0.06%0.01%
1H Sword,Axe,...0.00%100.00%
2H Melee Weapon0.00%0.00%
Within Single Item Type
Item TypeRareLeg.
Amulet98.44%1.56%
Gloves96.51%3.49%
Shield83.33%16.67%
Bracers58.93%41.07%
Shoulders41.64%58.36%
Ring27.75%72.25%
Bow23.53%76.47%
Pants5.56%94.44%
Crossbow4.20%95.80%
Chest Armor4.11%95.89%
Belt2.96%97.04%
Helm1.94%98.06%
Hand Crossbow1.87%98.13%
Boots1.78%98.22%
DH Cloak1.15%98.85%
Quiver0.98%99.02%
1H Sword,Axe,...0.00%100.00%
2H Melee Weapon0.00%0.00%

Lowest DPS for the class-specific top 10000 as of 2013-04-26:

WizardDemon HunterWitch DoctorBarbarianMonk
149191152164100105133282124971