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Best Hunting Specialisation

EokaEoka Member Posts: 50 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
What is the best specialisation for hunting? No PvP, so just the fastest clear with the least risk of death would be fantastic


  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 4,050 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    How artied are you/will you be? That's probably going to make a pretty substantial difference.
  • EokaEoka Member Posts: 50 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I have 0 arties right now because I'm broke but I will eventually be buying some
  • IllyoseIllyose Member Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I think the first thing to be said for any hunting, is that they all do pretty decently. I'll admit that I haven't hunted as dual cut since the changes to specs, but it was pretty good, and from what I hear they kept it pretty similar. I focus on the other three, because I HATED dual cut with rapiers, and I find the other specs a lot more fun conceptually. I started as 2H, and they do Massive damage. They are a little less defensive than the other specs, but that can be evened out a little with artie armour now. I hunt with warhammer most of the time, but Bastard isn't too much slower. Dual blunt I found to be a middle ground. Flails did a chunk more damage than stars, but stars where faster, so I liked to mix it up depending on what I was fighting. My only complaint with the spec was that I couldn't switch in my SoA and single whirl at targets, which I suppose is as designed, but makes me feel like the singlewhirl skill is kind of a waste. Lastly is SnB, which was AMAZING before the propper nerfs were given to it. Now it has REALLY little damage, but can take a beating like no ones business. Very much a slow and steady choice, that gives a wide range of places you can survive, and eventually work through. I'll admit that all this is based on having a fair amount of defensive arties, and no artie weapons. All in all, I don't think it will matter too much on what spec you want, just how you prefer to feel when bashing. 
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