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4-21-2008 @ 5:09PM
can someone explain to me just why hunters suck at 70 arena?im 56 and at pvp i feel i dont do to bad but all i hear is how rubbish 70 hunters are in arena, i just dont get why?
4-21-2008 @ 5:19PM
First off, blizzard doesn't balance classes during lower levels, only endgame. Also, hunters are still great in battlegrounds, but they rely almost entirely on line of sight, which is a huge problem in Arenas. Also, they don't have a whole lot of stuns or interrupts, don't provide good buffs, and their traps, while powerful, don't honestly help a whole lot.
4-21-2008 @ 5:29PM
They are viable in arenas, for example on 2s pair them with a druid and they are a great. Even after the nerf to drains and the nerd to mana regen they do great.@Eternalpayn they have scatter shot on a 30 second cooldown, they have traps that make it almost impossible to catch a druid or any healer for that matter all they have to do is run thru the trap and they off free. They also have silencing shot on a 20 second cooldown all while being able to drain mana with viper sting. And all that with a pet on the opposite teams healer which makes it almost impossible to drink.If you are playing as BM then you are off to a bad start in arenas, sure the burst is great but all they do is LOS the duration of your bestial wrath and you are done for.
4-21-2008 @ 5:45PM
Touché, Hebes.Scatter shot is nice, but they cannot take damage while it affects them. Still a nice interrupt though. Traps are very visible, though, and any melee chasing a hunter should know to be on the lookout for them. Silencing shot is a good anti-caster interrupt. I'll give you that one. Viper sting is (obviously) only good against casters. A Melee class can take down a hunter with relative ease once in short range, 2 melees can dominate it. Obviously, 2 melees are very uncommon in 2v2 and 3v3, so it is a lot better of a class there. I forgot to mention I was strictly talking about 5v5's.
4-22-2008 @ 7:26AM
Also, silencing shot and scatter shot are talented, I believe.
4-22-2008 @ 7:48AM
Hunters are a strong class in pvp, but it's relatively hard to do well on a hunter in the arenas because a lot of the good things a hunter brings are either harder to use than their counterparts or easily exploited against you.Beastial wrath is fairly overpowered in both outdoor pvp and the battlegrounds, but if you use it in an arena your enemies will either hug you or step out of los while they kill your pet making it fairly useless.Silencing shot is a nice ability, despite it being talented, but it's harder to use than it's counterparts because while the shot is instant the silencing effect isn't in effect before your target gets hit.Traps are a marvelous form of CC, but they do require people to actually step into them which won't ever happen against good teams.And so on.
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