Video: The Perfect Hunter Kill
I’m really pleased to have found this video because it is pretty much a picture perfect example of how to fight a Hunter. The whole fight flowed really well for the Warg especially as the Hunter seemed to know what he was doing and actually played up to his strengths rather than just panicking when his morale started to drop.
Setting Up The Fight
When the warg detects the Hunter in stealth he pounces to stun for 5 sec and immediately gets behind the Hunter for maximum damage. Not only does the warg start hitting the Hunter from behind he also applies Throat Rip to silence the Hunter to prevent the ‘Cry of the Predator’ fear as well as applying Crippling Bite to slow the Hunter and prevent him gaining distance.
This is a perfect opening against a Hunter.
The Hunter uses his roots well throughout the video, including traps. I suspect he was traited in the yellow ‘Trapper of Foes’ line or at the very least had the trait to use traps in-combat, which isn’t often seen in the Ettens, and more fool the Hunters who don’t use it because it actually gives them quite a number of options if they are attacked rather than them initiating combat from a distance.
The first root the Hunter uses is evaded by the warg, but the second one takes. Presumably the warg didn’t have a root pot so he uses Disappear instead! I loved this little scene because not only does it counter the Hunter’s root by making the warg unattackable for a short time it also forces the Hunter into melee range to use his AOE melee skills to try and break the warg out of stealth … which results in a pounce from stealth and another stun! Beautiful.
I can’t really find much fault with the warg here.There are only three things I would have changed about this fight:
- When the Hunter was laying a trap the warg should have used Pounce. Not only would this have broken the induction, it might have stunned the Hunter since he had Crippling Bite applied at that stage.
- The warg didn’t seem to have any pots at all, neither root pots for the Hunter’s roots or wound pots to cure the Hunter’s Quick Shot slow effect.
- The warg did the /mourn emote at the end and showed sympathy for his kill. Bah!
I’ve added this video to the Hunter 1vs1 guide because it is a pretty good example of how to take on and beat one.