Pros and Cons of the Hunter Class

Pros and Cons of the Hunter Class

Strengths

  • Can tame and control various beasts with many uses such as tanking and damage dealing.
  • Excellent long-range damage capability.
  • Good at stopping enemies from fleeing, mainly by holding them in place.
  • Effective at pulling monsters in dungeons and raids.
  • Great crowd control abilities thanks to traps and shots that cause damage, slow, sleep or even freeze enemies.
  • Can adjust to almost and fight and has high survivability.
  • Can fight more than one target at a time without difficulty.

Weaknesses

  • Possesses very few melee abilities and is very weak at close combat.
  • Cannot use a majority of attacks while at melee distance.
  • Unable to heal self or party members.
  • Becomes vulnerable if pet dies.

Challenges

  • Keep the enemies at range though the use of abilities or pets
  • Learning how to tame, train and keep pets effectively.

Allowable Equipment: Cloth, Leather, Mail (at level 40, with training)

Allowable Weapons: Guns or Bows, Crossbows, Axes, Daggers, Fist Weapons, Polearms, Staves, Swords, Thrown, Two-Handed Axes, Two-Handed Swords. Different races start off with different trained weapons and will have to train to use any others. Only the above are available to train.

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~ by Arty on July 20, 2008.

5 Responses to “Pros and Cons of the Hunter Class”

  1. I think you should add a part to the cons. We have very hard time getting out of melee range as rogues have their Crippling Poison and
    warriors have their hamstring.

  2. That is not so much a con as it is a challenge. You must try to avoid these abilities as much as possible and react correctly if you become affected, e.g. wing clip in return, scatter shot or even just place a freezing trap.

  3. Shoulnd’t it be ‘vulnerable’ instead of ‘venerable’ ?

  4. hunter is not vulnerable if pet dies. there’s still the hunter. the hunter can kite.

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