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Hunter Dev Diary

Posted by Suzie Ford on Feb 08, 2011  | Comments

Hunter Dev Diary - Lord of the Rings Online -

Turbine's Brian 'Zombie Columbus' Aloisio has penned a new dev diary about the Hunter class, what he calls the most "straightforward class" in Lord of the Rings Online. But straightforward doesn't mean that the class doesn't need some love and Aloisio has outlined the team's goals for the Hunter class when Update 2 arrives.

Heart Seeker is another one of the big changes in this line. The skill was introduced a long time ago as a way to drop a LOT of damage in short time with a long cooldown. Unfortunately, level bumps and the introduction of Legendary Items caused Heart Seeker’s damage per second (DPS) to be less and less attractive. In the time a Heart Seeker induction could be completed, significant damage could be dealt by auto-attacks and other skills. Heart Seeker remains the highest damaging opener in the entire game, which gives it incredible utility in PvMP but is not often used in PvE. With this update, we’ve decided to lower the induction time and damage of Heart Seeker in a way to allow its DPS to slide higher up. In addition, we’re slashing its cooldown and giving it some combo abilities with Barbed Arrow. With these changes, we hope to make Heart Seeker a useful part of a Bow Master’s combat rotations.

Read more here.

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