Feb 6th 2010 10:46AM This is definately true. Gear will help but doesn't compensate for skill. I have been on both ends of the spectrum with this. I've out done a better geared hunter based on my skill, and I've been out done the same way. Contrary to what a lot of other classes believe, hunters need a massive amount of skill and understanding of their class and talents to compete at endgame levels. Gear alone won't cut it!