Hunter Traits

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Hunter Specialization Sets and Traits

Bowmaster

The Bowmaster is a Hunter specialization tree that focuses on doing high, stationary damage. This trait tree allows ranged skills to be fired from a distance of 40 m, instead of 30 m.
All attacks have a 10% chance to grant the Needful Haste effect, which shortens the Swift Bow induction and attack duration in general. The first set bonus (Needful Haste Increase) increases the proc chance of this effect to 25%.


Set Bonus Description Source
Needful Haste Increase (Bowmaster)-icon.png Needful Haste Increase  Improves buff Needful Haste Set: 5+ total ranks
Shoot to Kill (Bowmaster)-icon.png Shoot to Kill  Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
Archer's Mark (Bowmaster)-icon.png Archer's Mark  Buff Set: 15+ total ranks
Haemorrhaging Shot (Bowmaster)-icon.png Haemorrhaging Shot  Buff Set: 20+ total ranks
Swift Mercy (Bowmaster)-icon.png Swift Mercy  Improves the skill Merciful Shot Set: 25+ total ranks
Hidden Stalker (Bowmaster)-icon.png Hidden Stalker  Improves the skill Camouflage Set: 30+ total ranks
Marksman (Bowmaster)-icon.png Marksman  Improves the skills Heart Seeker and Upshot Set: 35+ total ranks


Trait Description Source
Heart Seeker (Trait)-icon.png Heart Seeker  Gain skill Heart Seeker Trait: 0+ ranks
True Shot (Trait)-icon.png True Shot  Improves Penetrating Shot Trait: 0+ ranks
Critical Eye (Trait)-icon.png Critical Eye  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Press Onward (Trait)-icon.png Press Onward  Gain skill Press Onward Trait: 5+ ranks
Swift Mercy (Bowmaster)-icon.png Swift and True  Improves Swift Bow Trait: 5+ ranks
Fast Draw (Trait)-icon.png Fast Draw  Improves Quick Shot Trait: 5+ ranks
Press Onward (Trait)-icon.png Perseverance  Improves Press Onward Trait: 10+ ranks, Press Onward (Trait) (1)
Low Cut-icon.png Quick Escape  Improves Low Cut Trait: 10+ ranks
Deadly Precision (Trait)-icon.png Deadly Precision  Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Strength (Trait)-icon.png Strength  Improves Stance: Strength Trait: 10+ ranks
Draw Weight (Trait)-icon.png Draw Weight  Buff Trait: 15+ ranks
Rain of Arrows-icon.png Rain of Arrows  Gain skill Rain of Arrows Trait: 15+ ranks
Mercy Kill (Trait)-icon.png Mercy Kill  Improves Merciful Shot Trait: 20+ ranks
Burn Hot (Trait)-icon.png Burn Hot  Gain skill Burn Hot Trait: 20+ ranks
Rain of Arrows-icon.png Hail of Arrows  Improves Rain of Arrows Trait: 20+ ranks, Rain of Arrows (Trait) (2)
Bodkin Arrows (Trait)-icon.png Bodkin Arrows  Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
In for the Kill (Trait)-icon.png In For The Kill  Improves Heart Seeker Trait: 25+ ranks
Upshot-icon.png Upshot  Gain skill Upshot Trait: 30+ ranks


Trapper Of Foes

The Trapper Of Foes is a Hunter specialization tree that focuses on trapping and Crowd Control of enemies. Hunters in this trait tree can lay traps while moving and without inductions.

Set Bonus Description Source
Deadly Decoy-icon.png Deadly Decoy  Improves skill Decoy Set: 5+ total ranks
Triple Trap (Trapper of Foes)-icon.png Triple Trap  Improves skill Set Trap Set: 10+ total ranks
Master Trapper (Trapper of Foes)-icon.png Master Trapper  Improves skills Triple Trap, Piercing Trap, and Deadly Decoy Set: 15+ total ranks
Strong Intimidation (Trapper of Foes)-icon.png Strong Intimidation  Improves fear skills (Bard's Arrow) Set: 20+ total ranks
Heightened Senses (Trapper of Foes)-icon.png Heightened Senses  Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Purge Poison (Trapper of Foes)-icon.png Purge Poison  Improves skill Purge Poison Set: 30+ total ranks
Sturdy Traps (Trapper of Foes)-icon.png Sturdy Traps  Buff; Improves skills Set Trap, Triple Trap, Piercing Trap, Tripwire, and The One Trap Set: 35+ total ranks


Trait Description Source
Tripwire (Trait)-icon.png Tripwire  Gain skill Tripwire Trait: 0+ ranks
Natural Extracts (Trait)-icon.png Natural Extracts  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Survival Gear (Trait)-icon.png Survival Gear  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Complex Mechanisms (Trait)-icon.png Combat Traps  Improves skills Set Trap, Triple Trap, Piercing Trap, Tripwire, and The One Trap Trait: 5+ ranks
Explosive Arrow (Trait)-icon.png Explosive Arrow  Gain skill Explosive Arrow Trait: 5+ ranks
Elusive (Trait)-icon.png Elusive  Buff Trait: 5+ ranks, Survival Gear (5)
Rain of Thorns (Trait)-icon.png Rain of Thorns  Gain and improves skill Rain of Thorns Trait: 10+ ranks
Explosive Powder (Trait)-icon.png Explosive Powder  Improves skills Deadly Decoy and Explosive Arrow Trait: 10+ ranks, Explosive Arrow (1)
Endurance (Trait)-icon.png Endurance  Improves skill Stance: Endurance Trait: 10+ ranks
Complex Mechanisms (Trait)-icon.png Complex Mechanisms  Improves skills Triple Trap, Piercing Trap, Tripwire, and The One Trap Trait: 15+ ranks
Advancement Placement (Trait)-icon.png Advanced Placement  Improves skills Triple Trap, Piercing Trap, Tripwire, and The One Trap Trait: 15+ ranks
Piercing Trap.png Piercing Trap  Gain skill Piercing Trap Trait: 15+ ranks
Armour Rend (Trait)-icon.png Armour Rend  Improves skill Penetrating Shot Trait: 20+ ranks
Distracting Shot-icon.png Improved Distracting Shot  Improves skill Distracting Shot Trait: 25+ ranks
Wounded Prey (Trait)-icon.png Wounded Prey  Improves skill Merciful Shot Trait: 25+ ranks
The One Trap-icon.png The One Trap  Gain skill The One Trap Trait: 30+ ranks


Huntsman

The Huntsman is a Hunter specialization tree that focuses on mobile ranged damage. While in this tree, Hunters are allowed to move without losing Focus and without an extra miss chance penalty for movement on their ranged skills.

Set Bonus Description Source
Nock on the Move (Huntsman)-icon.png Nock on the Move  Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
Fleetness (Huntsman)-icon.png Fleetness  Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
Barbed Hinderance (Huntsman)-icon.png Barbed Hinderance  Improves skill Barbed Arrow Set: 15+ total ranks
Swift Release (Huntsman)-icon.png Swift Release  Improves skills Barbed Arrow and Split Shot Set: 20+ total ranks
Earthborn (Huntsman)-icon.png Earthborn  Improves the skill Strength of the Earth Set: 25+ total ranks
Fleetness (Huntsman)-icon.png Improved Fleetness  Buff Set: 30+ total ranks
Rapid Fire-icon.png Intensified Fire  Improves skill Rapid Fire Set: 35+ total ranks


Trait Description Source
Impact Arrows-icon.png Impact Arrows  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Quick Draw-icon.png Quick Draw  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Strong Draw-icon.png Strong Draw  Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Quick Shot Focus (Trait)-icon.png Quick Shot Focus  Improves Quick Shot Trait: 5+ ranks
Split Shot (Trait)-icon.png Split Shot  Gain skill Split Shot Trait: 5+ ranks
Barbed Fury-icon.png Barbed Fury  Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Pathfinder (Trait)-icon.png Pathfinder  Improves Find the Path Trait: 10+ ranks
Precision (Trait)-icon.png Precision  Improves Stance: Precision Trait: 10+ ranks
Blood Arrow (Trait)-icon.png Blood Arrow  Gain skill Blood Arrow Trait: 15+ ranks
Exsanguinate (Trait)-icon.png Exsanguinate  Gain skill Exsanguinate Trait: 15+ ranks, Blood Arrow (Trait) (2)
Improved Intent Concentration (Trait)-icon.png Improved Intent Concentration  Improves Intent Concentration Trait: 15+ ranks
Strength of the Earth (Trait)-icon.png Strength of Earth  Gain skill Strength of the Earth Trait: 20+ ranks
Shot Through The Heart (Trait)-icon.png Shot Through The Heart  Improves Heart Seeker and Merciful Shot Trait: 20+ ranks
Volley (Trait)-icon.png Volley  Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Bow of the Righteous (Trait)-icon.png Bow of the Righteous  Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
Rapid Fire-icon.png Rapid Fire  Gain skill Rapid Fire Trait: 35+ ranks


Trait Tree

Huntsman
A mobile, Harassing mid-ranged Hunter.

A mid-ranged mobile harasser who deals sustained damage while free to move. They unload rapid volleys, dealing damage quickly.

Scourging Blow-icon.png Scourging Blow
Barrage-icon.png Barrage
No Focus loss on Movement.
No Miss CHance Penalty for Movement.

Bowmaster
A Stationary, long-ranged Hunter dealing great damage.

A Stationary, high-impact line that tains bursts of damage upon the assailant, using a rhythm of generating and consuming Focus to maximize DPS.

Pinning Shot-icon.png Pinning Shot
On every harmful skill, 10% chance to -.5s Swift Bow induction
-25% attack duration
Duration 15s
+10 Max distance of ranged skills

Trapper of Foes
Uses AOE and CC ranged skills to hinder foes.

Focuses on sustained damage, AoE and CC, controlling the flow of battle while providing buffs for allies to gain leverage on their opponents.

Lingering Wound-icon.png Lingering Wound
Decoy-icon.png Decoy
All traps can be used while moving and have no inductions.

Impact Arrows-icon.png
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Quick Draw-icon.png
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Strong Draw-icon.png
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Quick Shot Focus (Trait)-icon.png
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Split Shot (Trait)-icon.png
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Barbed Fury-icon.png
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Pathfinder (Trait)-icon.png
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Precision (Trait)-icon.png
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Blood Arrow (Trait)-icon.png
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Exsanguinate (Trait)-icon.png
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Improved Intent Concentration (Trait)-icon.png
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Strength of the Earth (Trait)-icon.png
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Shot Through The Heart (Trait)-icon.png
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Volley (Trait)-icon.png
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Bow of the Righteous (Trait)-icon.png
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Rapid Fire-icon.png
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Heart Seeker (Trait)-icon.png
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True Shot (Trait)-icon.png
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Critical Eye (Trait)-icon.png
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Press Onward (Trait)-icon.png
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Swift Mercy (Bowmaster)-icon.png
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↓ (5) Fast Draw (Trait)-icon.png
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Press Onward (Trait)-icon.png
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Low Cut-icon.png
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Deadly Precision (Trait)-icon.png
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Strength (Trait)-icon.png
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Draw Weight (Trait)-icon.png
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Rain of Arrows-icon.png
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Mercy Kill (Trait)-icon.png
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Burn Hot (Trait)-icon.png
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Rain of Arrows-icon.png
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Bodkin Arrows (Trait)-icon.png
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In for the Kill (Trait)-icon.png
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Upshot-icon.png
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Tripwire (Trait)-icon.png
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Natural Extracts (Trait)-icon.png
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Survival Gear (Trait)-icon.png
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Complex Mechanisms (Trait)-icon.png
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Explosive Arrow (Trait)-icon.png
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Elusive (Trait)-icon.png
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Rain of Thorns (Trait)-icon.png
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Explosive Powder (Trait)-icon.png
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Endurance (Trait)-icon.png
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Complex Mechanisms (Trait)-icon.png
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Advancement Placement (Trait)-icon.png
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Piercing Trap.png
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Armour Rend (Trait)-icon.png
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Distracting Shot-icon.png
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Wounded Prey (Trait)-icon.png
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The One Trap-icon.png
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