You’ll find all sorts of information here regarding the Slayer Career (for Bardin) in Vermintide 2. The Slayer is a DPS class that cannot equip a ranged weapon. Instead, you can equip 2 melee weapons, and have access to the career-specific Dual Axes. If absurd attack speed, damage, and mobility speak to you – Slayer is the right career choice!

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Slayer Passive Abilities

  • Trophy Hunter: Stacking damage buff on hitting an enemy
  • Path of Carnage: Increased attack speed

Slayer Career Skill: Leap – Bardin leaps forward to stun a target, and gains a brief burst of attack speed

Slayer Talent Tree Summary

I placed the whole Slayer talent tree in “one chunk” so it’s easy for you to VISUALLY spot/theorize synergies versus highlighting them in-game…

Slayer L5 Talents
Stoutfellow Increases health by 25%
Hack and Slash Increases critical hit chance by 5%
See it Coming Increases Dodge Range by 10%
Slayer L10 Talents
Oblivious to Pain Damage taken from one attack is reduced to 15 damage or half of its original value whichever is highest
Stunty Saviour Increases movement speed by 5% when Bardin is the last hero standing
Crippling Wounds Critical hits cause enemies to take increased damage
Slayer L15 Talents
Unstoppable! Increases the duration of the buffs gained from Trophy Hunter
Moving Target Trophy Hunter also increases defence with every buff stack
Adrenaline Surge On max stacks, Trophy Hunter grants cooldown reduction for Leap
Slayer L20 Talents
Just Drunk Enough Critical hits grant temporary health
Grudge-Borne Kills grant temporary health
Grimnir’s Champion When bosses die, gain health
Slayer L25 Talents
Crunch! Increases the stagger effect when landing near enemies with Leap
Unstoppable Attacks are uninterruptible after using Leap
No Escape After Leap Bardin also increases movement speed by 25%

Slayer Early Game / Starter Build Template

This is meant to be a General purpose” build for the Slayer which focuses on the early to midgame. I will be adding more specialized builds which require more heavy item support soon.

Slayer Early Game / Starter Build – Talent Summary

Level “Best” Optional
5 Hack and Slash See it Coming
10 Crippling Wounds Oblivious to Pain
15 Moving Target
Adrenaline Surge
20 Grudge-Borne
Just Drunk Enough
25 No Escape Unstoppable

Slayer Early Game / Starter Talent Choice Discussion

L5 Talent - Hack and Slash
L10 Talent - Crippling Wounds
L15 Talent - Moving Target
L20 Talent - Grudge-Borne
L25 Talent - No Escape / Unstoppable

Remember the above recommendations are primarily suited to be good for “most people”, specifically for “early to midgame” when gear drops can’t easily be tailor fit to your needs.


Well that’s about it (FOR NOW) regarding Bardin’s Slayer Career path in Vermintide 2. Slayer gets a bad rap for having no ranged weapon – but who said you ever needed one… DPS and mobility are what Slayer is all about, and it does so well.

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