So you've chosen to be a Hunter. In my opinion Hunter is one of the 3 most new player friendly classes. Why?? Because of TRAPS!, yes. Traps are amazing, and they never EVER miss. So why not use your traps in its full potential, and get some quick (I mean 3 hours I was from 1 to 33) lvls.
First of all, WARNING: If you don't enjoy kiting. Close this window and continue to play your amazing "survival, Big Bad Wolf" Build, and good luck at tower. But if you want to gain 2.4k exp and even more. Than keep reading, and you will be amazed on how easy it is.
let's begin at 1-20: We all know that grinding gives you a lot of experience, and if you are lucky, you stumble upon a couple of crypts and you get some cool guy items, maybe even better than you deserve it. But WAIT! How about we do the quests from the first 2 maps (Taskona Valley, and Elgore) why? you ask. Because it gives you gear, that you may be using until late 30s. the big 3 items I like it from it, IS the bow with 2 card slots, the artifact, and the 1 (besides the first one you get) ring. Those items can be the only items you get for a good while, specially if you are starting the game. Plus quests are the main source of Gold Income at lower levels you are going to encounter. My best recommendation from 1-20 is to do all I say ALL the quests they offer.
Warning: Do Not Spend your skill points yet, Save them from when you become a Hunter, and there is a method to my madness. If you do plan on using your skill points to help you lvl at early stage, make sure to reset it before becoming lvl 21 by using one of the seeds that are found the npc Stores at the first map you came into this world!
Stat destribution (from 1-20): Personally here, mobs don't hit hard at all. whether you are trying to kill Mantis for that Exp boost, or you are at the catacombs Hunting the 100 roachs for that 1 amazing quest that rewards with 1k+ exp. You will notice that dying is not that easy. They don't hit like a truck yet, so why waste on stamina. I recommend putting just enough points to reach 10 stamina, and the rest on accuracy.
Weapon enhancement: At the beginning of the game, one of the quests will teach you how to enhance your weapon. Well let's use what we learn, and Enhance that weapon to at least +5. the +damage you receive may not seem much, but if you play league of legends, you will understand that even that +1 damage makes a huge difference in a fight.
Hunter Quest: At this point you will be taking the Hunters test, Make sure you are prepared with some health pots, The quest is based upon waves of monsters coming towards you, you have to kill them. (sounds simple right?) My best advice for this quest is to attempt to line the enemy up, and use Piercing Shot, for the most Damage output on the enemy. Remember that you are an Archer and not a Warrior, so don't sit still and attempt to tank them, stay on the move and use Piercing shot whenever it isn't on the cooldown. It shouldn't be too hard, if you have the gear from the quests, and your weapon is at least +5. (Buy the lvl 14 bow and make it +5 for this) And CONGRATULATIONS. you are now an official Hunter. At the completion of the quest, you will be given an armor set specific for hunter, and a Gun. Do NOT use gun for hunter, you will be losing 3 skill that come with the class. Remember that quest that gives you that bow, Use that 2 card slot bow, upgrade it, and you should have enough gold to get 2 Warrior Cards (you get it from the same NPC that improves your gear) and put it inside for that extra damage output.
Skills Points: Are you still here. Good! Stay with me now, almost there, for the good piece of this puzzle is come. So now, lets believe you were a good player. and didn't spend your skills points on your first tree, you should have 8 skills points, You are going to Focus on the TRAPS tree line. Here are the following Skill points I recommend you using. Remember that we are doing this by order, so with that being said. You want to put Traps first, than Hunting, Than whatever else!
Elaborate Mechanism: This is your bread and Butter of traps and Burrs, This skills adds poison damage to the enemy, "wait a minute angel! So you are telling me that trap/Burr damage isn't enough, we need to poison them too??"
YES, we need to kill them, and make their babies feel the pain!
Confidence: This skills gives you a chance to stun, if you happen to be lucky and Crit the enemy, now at lower levels, you might not see this as often, but believe me. With just 8% you will see it very often!
Exploding Lure: This is your Extra Damage Boy. You won't be using this for a while since you won't receive the "dummy" skill until later, but you have to go through this. Might as well, do it now. This skills makes that when your Dummy explodes, it does a good chunk of damage, Almost like a "3rd" trap, since the enemy will be Taunted by this Dummy, Be careful when using the dummy. It lures enemies around the Dummy, with that being said, if placed incorrectly. You could be setting yourself up for failure!
Shoot-OFF: 10% extra damage when enemy is immobilized or slow down. Oh yes PLEASE!
Deadly Traps: This is another Big Skills You need in order to succed in your TrapMania. It will increase your Traps and Burr's Damage by 50%.
Traps Throw: I personaly love this skills, specially At early stages where I don't really know how to start a fight, I can just throw my traps at the enemy, and begin from there?! that sounds AMAZING!
Ice Trap: This is an active skills, It's a TRAP! (Star wars quote) It freezes the opponent for 2 seconds, and decreased the dodge of the oponnent, allowing you to be able to hit the target, if you happen to be farming way higher lvl enemies. It has a 1 minute cooldown, and sometimes The game glitches, and after the enemy gets off the freezing state, They hit you, no matter how far you are. So use this skill with discretion.
Now that you have completed the TRAPS Tree line. You will want to head all the way down to Hunting.
Mother Wit: It completes feels your Focus (Bonus damage for Magic Arrow) and it also gives you an additial Power damage to it, you need every point of damage you can get, specially at early stages of the Trapping.
Nail Arrow: This is for later on, when you acquire Blunt Arrow, it makes it always crit, therefore adding to your Confidence passive, and stunning the enemy. (who doesn't love a good Crowd Control?)
Fire Shower: When you reach at this point, you should have already unlocked Arrow Shower, well it adds Burn damage effect for your Arrow Shower, which last time I checked, you can't dodge Damage over time (wink face)
Hunter Sorcerer: This makes Your Magic arrow 25% Stunnable, and it can hit more than 1 target (up to 3) The only problem is again, you accidently hit a target you didn't mean to bring it into the fight, and now you are stuck with kiting two mobs instead of one. But the 25% stun is good!
Fury Control: It lets you use Beastly Fury without having to only auto attack, so therefore, you can use the Crit Chance from beastly fury, on your traps. (Crit trap damage F*** YEAH)
Poisoned Ammunition: When you crit with auto attack or skills, it poisons the enemy. "So wait a minute, WAIT A MINUTE. You are telling me, that not only will the enemy get poison from traps/burrs, he will also be poisoned from my crit damage, and burned from arrow shower. Angel, that's just too much DoT's!", Well, my dear player. That is WHAT WE WANT!
Parasite: Self Explanatory, More damage over time and it doesn't let the enemy heal himself effieciently [takes 50% of the healing effect (if for some reason you are going against a mob of enemies that can "heal" o.0)]
at this point, you are versed in the ways of a hunter, and you should be able to decide where to put the remaining points of your skill tree attribute. (my suggestion is to head to wards Survival, But you make your call)
Leveling 20-22: this is your boring part. At this point you are wondering, OK. I'm a Hunter, where is my companion, and I should be a BAD ASS! NOPE! you are an Archer with 1 extra skills, It's Called Magic shot, We will talk about that skill later. At this point. You want to head towards Illayrs (north of Valore) And Farm there, Make sure to do the quests on that map. All of them require you to kill a monster from that map. and you need that gold, since you are going to be spending a lot trying to seal your gear (we will go through that)
Gearing up for the big Event: So you have Reached level 22, Thor Came down from Mythigard and gave it to you the ultimate skill TRAP! And as he flew away with his mighty hammer, you said Thank you Thor, and I shall Trap Wisely! Now, we need to get some things straight before going into the deep part of the pool kids. First of first, Let's double check your stat points, Remember when I said to not worry about Sta, I meant it, You are going to be farming Way stronger mobs, and it doens't matter if you have 2k-3k-4k hp. you will die if they touch you! LIKE DIE SON! DEAD! MORTO, MUERTO! with that being said, Let's hope you choose to follow my guide, and only put enough stamina to stay at 10 points (raw stats, that means you put actually 9 points since you already start with 1) and the rest of it you wasted ALL on accuracy (that is right, give me damage kids!). Your skill points have been allocated at the right location, Gear. Let's worry about gear for a second. Those lvl 20 gear you received from the vendor, no no no. They are fine, but if you have some gold stashed out, Seal them. Head towards The Seal Npc (if you did your quests at the beginning, you will know who he is) and seal your gear, hopefully you are lucky, and you get stuff like +accuracy, +luk, + percentage of chance to do this to the enemy (hopefully more poison, or burn). and your weapon, attempt to get as much Atq damage on your weapon as Possible. once that is complete, YOU will have the longest journy a man's ever made. You will have to WALK, that is right WALK! to a place called Teuton. "Angel, I don't know where that is.", Chill out man, I'm not going to tell you to go somewhere without directions! Damm! Starting from Velore, Head towards the East gate, you will be at Quedock, Keep Heading to the East and go to Mistgan, Now you have to Head a little bit north, save at the maiden (in case you die) and continue Northheast towards Mooshroom, Head Straight Straight North towards Interfluve, Continue North towards Elona, This is your last 100 meters, Sprint East for Teuton. As soon as you arrive, Do not forget to save at the maiden.
leveling 22-Whenver you are bored: You are still here?! OK. Didn't think you would read this entire article. OK. On East exit of Teuton You will see enemies called Bonerattler. these Snake looking alike creatures, are going to be your milk man, your mail man, your ice cream man, and your internet cable guy. Why? They give around 2.4k Exp (VIP Members). That is a LOT! and they only have 9k HP, that may seem like a lot, but it really isn't since, you are going to be kiting this little snake around and laughing at it, as you receive 15%, 10% 7% 4% 2%(it decreases as you lvl up) per kill. They are going to be your trainer for the many kitings to come ahead, Now the idea here is to have these skills ready. At first, when you just arrived, you're legs are tired from the walking, you are just a noob 22. You will only use 3 skills, (you need to conserve energy) Burr and TRaps Preferably at the same location, And Magic Arrow (make sure you are near the target you want to hit, Magic Arrow has an idea to think that I wanted to hit the Soldier Skeleton 5 blocks away, instead of the Snake that was 3 blocks away) The snake is aggressive, so when approaching her, go with caution, once she is trapped. Prepare yourself into the new trap position, now your Trap has a higher Cooldown, than your Burrs, which means, that if you like. You can always set trap alone first, let the 7 seconds of immobilize sink it, pop burr right in front of it, so the enemy is slow, and your trap should be able to be up and running by the time he recovers from slow. It's your choice, those mobs are lvl 56, so don't take them lightly. Once you have kill a couple and acquire Arrow shower, and also have Fire Shower available, After introducing the snake to your trap+burr, Use Arrow Shower on it, for the additional Burning damage, and finalize the snake with Magical Arrow. BAM! 2.4k exp coming HOT!
Well guys, Some things to keep in mind. At lvl 24, you receive another bow, It would Benefit you to go and get a better bow with more damage, Also, Always keep a look out on the market for better seal gear, The loot drop from the snakes can be a little lucrative, but it isn't anything to become a millionare of! Also, Remember that Auto Attack will 99% miss, so don't just stand there shooting Missing Arrow (waste of unlimited ammo) use that 7 seconds that the snake is mobilize, to look at your surroundings, and see where is a better location to set your second trap+burr so the snake will continue to take damage, and you won't be heading towards a mob of angry snakes! DO NOT! I repeat DO NOT! Attempt to take Elite Bosses, if you don't at least have Fire Shower, You will be wasting a LOT of energy and potions, just to receive a maybe extra 2k exp. It's not worth it, if you can avoid the "elite" mobs, Attempt to do so.
Thank you so much, Please leave feedback, and what are your thoughts about this build.
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