Hood: Outlaws & Legends features characters from English folklore, such as Robin Hood himself. Other notable members of his gang are present as well, even his love interest Lady Marianne. However, her peaceful and graceful portrayal in the folktale has been manipulated in Hood: Outlaws & Legends to present Marianne as a deadly assassin known as the Hunter.
The Hunter is the cloak-and-dagger character of Hood: Outlaws & Legends. This class is suited perfectly for taking on daring heists. With an affinity for stealth, the Hunter prowls the land in search of the Sheriff’s key or unsuspecting enemies. Without proper knowledge, though, players are doomed to make mistakes. To limit the learning curve, players should follow these tips on how to use the Hunter.
10 Take Advantage Early On
The Hunter plays a critical role at the beginning of the game. Her proficiency in stealth and ability to turn invisible makes her a prime candidate for stealing the key. While others are capable of doing the same, they face a greater risk of meeting the Sheriff’s wrath. The Hunter should focus on getting the key and taking advantage of the first stage’s less hostile atmosphere.
Early on, the Hunter serves as a versatile threat to guards and enemy players alike. She is perfect for executing troublesome guards and clearing a path. The Hunter can also dispatch unsuspecting enemy players. However, the Hunter is only capable of these feats at the start, when guards and enemy players are not expecting her. Making the most of the early game can set a team on a path to victory.
9 Assassinate Enemies That Teammates Cannot
The Hunter has a unique trait that allows her to assassinate enemies from any direction, as long as she is hidden. This trait, combined with her ability and gear, makes assassinating an easy task. While they may seem unimpressive compared to other characters, the Hunter’s skills have numerous applications during a heist.
Occasionally, players must deal with guards that block their advances towards the key or chest. Typically, players push their way through and cause an alert. With the Hunter, this issue is much less problematic. The Hunter can simply take out guards one by one, or utilize their skills to execute many at once.
8 Focus On Who To Kill, Not How Many To Kill
As in all PvPvE video games, it is instinctive for players to try and kill as many enemies as possible. While it is rewarding for players to obtain the most kills, it is not always helpful, especially in Hood: Outlaws & Legends. In particular, the Hunter should not aim to kill an exponential number of opponents. Instead, focus on executing the most challenging enemies.
Nearly every game will have enemy players or NPCs that are difficult to handle. These opponents can prove detrimental to a team’s progress, and it is up to the Hunter to take care of them. Since the Hunter is a phenomenal assassin, she will be able to dispatch problematic enemies with ease. The Hunter can save her team valuable time and resources to use for the main objective.
7 Hide Where Enemies Will Be
Stealth is an effective mechanic to use against NPCs in Hood, but with enemy players, it is far less impressive. Hiding in a bush does very little, and only by completely concealing themselves can players stay hidden. This requires players to be more careful when moving covertly. Despite being a stealth-oriented class, the Hunter suffers from the same issues. Fortunately, there is a strategy that the Hunter can utilize.
Trailing behind enemies proves risky and unrewarding, even when exceedingly cautious. A more effective method requires the Hunter to hide in areas where enemy players will be. This lowers the chance that they will be revealed, making assassinating much easier. Finding out where enemy players will go is fairly simple, if the Hunter pays attention to the objectives and alerts.
6 Invisibility Is Visible To Players
The Hunter’s ability allows them to turn invisible for a short period of time. She cannot be seen by NPCs in this state, but remains slightly visible to enemy players. However, “slightly visible” is not an accurate description. An invisible Hunter is still very apparent to enemy players if she is in their line of sight, requiring a different approach when using this ability.
Instead of going invisible and rushing towards enemy players, the Hunter should use it then approach opponents from their flanks. This reduces the chance that the Hunter will be discovered, and ensures an assassination. Alternatively, the Hunter can use their ability while in cover and rush behind enemies once they pass.
5 Don’t Linger After An Assassination
Assassination is a dangerous yet rewarding mechanic, especially for the Hunter. While it grants players the opportunity to instantly kill an enemy, it grants an equally beneficial chance for opponents to counterattack. Without careful consideration for one’s surroundings or situation, players will be killed before they even come close. Even after a successful assassination, the Hunter can still fall victim to enemy players.
Once the Hunter finishes off an opponent, they should abandon their location. In a game characterized by teamwork, chances are the assassinated enemy has allies following close behind. Staying put can result in the Hunter being ambushed – or, ironically, being assassinated. Moreover, changing position allows the Hunter to adjust to the situation. The Hunter can move closer to take out incoming enemies, or provide assistance to allies.
4 Plan A Seamless Escape
While the Hunter usually succeeds in their assassination attempts, there is always a possibility for failure. Occasionally, enemies will anticipate the Hunter’s position or stumble upon her accidentally. Tf the Hunter does not plan for the worst, she will suffer greatly.
Since Hunters cannot hold their own in combat, fighting back is not a sound option. Instead, the Hunter should utilize their gear and ability to avoid enemies altogether. Breaking line of sight and using any of the Hunter’s resources will ensure a seamless escape. This will allow them to recoup from their engagement.
3 Save Crossbow Bolts
While the Hunter’s wrist-mounted crossbow is nothing compared to the Ranger’s bow, it deals exceptional damage. The Hunter’s crossbow can shoot a total of three bolts a decent distance away. However, using it against guards or players is wasteful considering the Hunter’s stealth prowess.
Instead of consistently using the crossbow as a medium-ranged weapon, the Hunter should conserve their bolts. The Hunter always works to assassinate opponents, but in moments of unavoidable confrontation, the crossbow functions well as a last resort. Its three-bolt shots allow the Hunter to deal incredible damage to formidable foes.
2 Never Take The Mystic/Brawler Head-On
The Hunter is unsuited for direct confrontation. Her melee attack is negligible and she cannot take many hits from even the weakest of guards. Usually, the Hunter avoids confrontation. Even in the direst of situations, she should try to escape. However, some fights are unavoidable, and the Hunter must fight head-on unless it is the Mystic or the Brawler.
If the Hunter faces the Mystic or Brawler, it will almost always end with her death. These two are the most combat-viable characters, while the Hunter is the complete opposite. Instead of fighting the Mystic or Brawler, the Hunter should work to dodge attacks and attempt to assassinate them.
1 Never Join Late-Game Fights
In Hood: Outlaws & Legends, matches can be divided into three stages: early-game (get the key), midgame (get the chest), and late-game (use the winch). With each stage, the game becomes progressively more difficult as guards become alerted and bolster their forces. In addition, players become more hostile and engage in chaotic battles at the winch. Overall, the late game creates undesirable conditions for the Hunter.
The late-game moves away from the stealth aspect. Players from each team fight for control of the winch, until one gains an advantage over the other. While the Hunter should help, she should not directly involve herself in the fight. Instead, she should try and assassinate outliers or pick off weakened foes.