help me understand: why hunter?

whathappen

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help me understand: why hunter?

I am having trouble understanding the point of making a hunter rather than maxing 2 fire skills and make a summon/fire hibrid (other than for having fun, obviously!). A hunter and a summon/fire hibrid will max Grizzly and dire wolves. Then, they'll max either HoW or Oak Sage. At this point, hunters will max 2 other skills, I imagine ravens and poison creeper or spirit wolves. Why not max 2 fire skills that give sinergies to each other like fire storm and volcano. When fighting a PI even with an upgraded kuko and lots of IAS, wouldn't be more effective to cast volcano underneath the thing?
 

proudfoot

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It might be more effective, and many people do that. It's called a Huntermentalist. But many people are purists. Huntermentalists aren't really pure Hunters. It's the principle of the thing ;)
 

whathappen

Diabloii.Net Member
Oh ok. I kind of suspected that but wanted to confirm.

proudfoot said:
It might be more effective, and many people do that. It's called a Huntermentalist. But many people are purists. Huntermentalists aren't really pure Hunters. It's the principle of the thing ;)
 

Salo

Diabloii.Net Member
whathappen said:
Oh ok. I kind of suspected that but wanted to confirm.
yeah pure hunters also have stronger furry guys. they scale up a lot in damage, and with scaling HoW and a might merc, youll do a high amount of damage.

PI's you just run away or if you want to atma's scarab it and its toast.
 

Joshua

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Two reasons for me

Fun...by far the most enjoyable D2 character i have made.

Pride...patriarch a hunter, without godly equipment, or a bit of help shows skill and determinaton (at least I felt it was my biggest accomplishment..did it in 1.10 also :thumbsup: )
 

Beowulf

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Bah hunter-huntermentalist.....tomato-tomato ...wait that didn't work in writing....anyhow huntermentalits rock.
 
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