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!
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
|5||Hack and Slash||See it Coming|
|10||Crippling Wounds||Oblivious to Pain|
Just Drunk Enough
Slayer Early Game / Starter Talent Choice Discussion
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.
MORE DISCUSSION TO COME AS THE DAYS PASS!
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.