Legion Hunter Preview

Posted: by Delirium

Blizzcon has ended, and we’re starting to get some info on Hunters in Legion.  Wanted to make sure we had a link to the Hunter Class Preview Blog, in case anyone stops by this site.

Legion Class Preview Series: Hunter

We begin our early look at class and specialization design with the Hunter. In these blogs, we’ll be exploring class identity, discussing Legion’s new designs, and presenting core combat abilities for each specialization—laying out a foundation upon which talents and Artifacts will build further. With that in mind, let’s delve into what it means to be a Hunter in World of Warcraft.

In many ways, Hunter design in Legion embodies our key philosophies for class change. Hunters have a strong “core fantasy”: they’re masters of tracking prey, experts at sniping enemies with bows and guns from a distance, tamers of wild beasts, and trappers of unsuspecting foes. The challenge with the Hunter class in WoW is that, for the most part, while all three specs deliver that basic fantasy, the distinction between them is fairly minimal. In Legion, we’re focused on better differentiating these specializations to deliver more dynamic and varied experiences.

Click here for the full article including spec preview. The developers are looking for feedback on the changes; you can respond via twitter, the battle.net forums or by writing your own blog posts, of course.  Remember to give concrete examples when possible, and try to avoid broad generalizations (though I’m sure any feedback is better than none).

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  1. Berkus says:

    Thanks for posting! I still stop by regularly and the lack of posts makes me melancholy… The History and name of this site means too much to lose!

    • Fafnir says:

      I agree with Berkus, miss the old days with Frost and the gang. Iv been trying to rap my head around the new changes coming in Legion. I think now more than ever we need a good source to sort all this out.

      I could be wrong it seems that having 3 specs might be the way to go.
      with the new Wardrobe feature we can now have storage for each speck which can make things very interesting.

      For me I like questing and leveling with all the different pets i have acquired over the years. Currently I like raiding in Marks, so maybe things will work out. Not sure about Survival yet mechanics seem interesting though.

      • Delirium says:

        I was curious if anyone would even come across this post. If people still read it, I’ll be happy to post major updates here. Though it’s hard to think of normal blog posts to post, though, since I have enough trouble writing enough to keep my main site populated.

        We’ll definitely have the guides updated for 7.0, as even going years between posts, a lot of people still check this site for how-to-hunter info (a testament to Frostheim’s work in the past).

      • Delirium says:

        And don’t forget the Hunting Party Podcast! It’s still going strongish, and we’re planning on doing some spec specific shows to really delve into the new legion specs in the coming weeks.

  2. Fafnir says:

    Great to hear Delirium ! what days and time are the podcasts, Ill check out the podcast link. Thanks