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Min 22nd July 2020 08:47 AM

Experiences with Demon Hunter?
 
Hello there!
So I recently came back to the game after like 6+ years. I was very surprised to see the new classes, I figured I'd try out one. I went with Demon Hunter. I thought it was pretty cool in the beginning, but the more I play with it the more issues I see. I was wondering if I'm just unlucky, or if other Demon hunters have similar experiences?

First of all; Accuracy.
It really seems like I can't hit anything. And not just scouts, all sorts of players, even monsters. Sometimes battles against monsters on/under my level with half the stats I have go like this: 9 misses, 3 successfully hits on my part. I've even seen classes that aren't really supposed to dodge evading my attacks. I know missing is part of the battle, but I barely see any other class/player miss that much when they have higher stats and levels than the opponent.

And secondly; Dodging.
While I've seen warriors and the likes with very low dodge rate evade my attacks, I've never once seen my character dodge anything at all. It can't block any attacks either.

Basically... My character just keeps taking every hit and barely being able to hit back, even if the opponent is on a lower level and has lower stats.
Is this really supposed to be like that? Am I unlucky, or is there something I'm missing? Because right now I'm highly considering just abandoning my Demon Hunter, playing it is just annoying at this point. :/

I appreciate any feedback & advice :)
Hope you're all having a nice day!

mar21 22nd July 2020 10:44 AM

Well, to start with: Demon Hunter can't dodge or evade any incoming attacks. Only Scouts and Assassins are able to do that.

The thing with Demon Hunter is that he works pretty much like a warrior, but without the block. He has a lot of HP that is increased by the revive mechanic (25% chance to revive to full HP). Of course the revive does not happen every fight, which makes him quite weak on average, but very strong when it does happen.

Bix 10th August 2020 12:07 PM

I've tried a DH up to level 122 and I got disappointed by it. Because without the revive mechanic triggered, it's just a compendium of all the other classes' weaknesses. Well, yeah it can wear plate armor up to 50% dmg reduction, but without the shield (and blocking happens way more often than the revive). And I don't know why but the 25% revive doesn't seem to happen 1/4 of the time (even if it should, statistically). Fortunately that is also the case when fighting DH's, phew ;)

The real power of the DH comes into the "retry", I think. He is able to defeat much higher level bosses and/or enemies, if he just gets lucky. So try and retry, and the mechanic will end up triggering.
Therefore I think DH must be an excellent class for heavy shroomers. Which I'm not ;)

Since then, I've tried the berserker, and the special skill there has a 50% chance of being triggered, on any attack including one coming from that very trigger. I've already combo'd 8 blows in a row as a Berserker (mine is level 182 now) while I have *never* had 2 revives in a single fight with the DH.

Seriously, if you want to try one of the new classes, pick up Berserker, it's way less frustrating and funnier ;)


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