When played alone, this lick sounds more like a diminished run, than a rock lick. Try playing it over an Em backing track, or even an E drone. It will make much more sense to your ears upon doing so! It would also be cool to merge this idea with part of example 1! You can get some neat sounds when switching between this lick, and a lick based around the minor pentatonic box.
Many of you may prefer to strictly use alternate picking on this, for a tighter, more precise sound.
Some guitarists that may have influenced this lick:
Greg Howe, Michael Romeo
Move on to the next video for example 3!