You’ll find all sorts of information here regarding the Huntsman Career (for Markus) in Vermintide 2. The Huntsman is a ranged DPS/support class that can pick off targets for days with its ammo refund talent! Great offensive buffs for the team.
Huntsman Passive Abilities:
- Waste Not, Want Not: Ranged headshots recovers 1 ammunition.
- Poacher’s Mark: Double effective range for ranged weapons.
- Call Out Weakness: Critical strike chance aura.
Huntsman Career Skill – Hunter’s Prowl: Markus disappears from sight for a brief period, allowing him to ambush foes.
Huntsman Talent Tree Summary
I placed the whole Huntsman talent tree in “one chunk” so it’s easy for you to VISUALLY spot/theorize synergies versus highlighting them in-game…
|Huntsman L5 Talents|
|Keep ‘Em Coming||Increases reload speed by 20%.|
|On Target||Reduces ranged weapon spread by 25%.|
|Outdoorsman||Grants an extra Stamina shield.|
|Huntsman L10 Talents|
|Scavenger||When Bosses are killed Markus gains 30% of his maximum ammo.|
|Make ‘Em Bleed||Critical hits causes enemies to take increased damage.|
|Hands Off!||Enemies that grab or pounce Markus take double damage.|
|Huntsman L15 Talents|
|Taal’s Blessing||Markus recovers 2 ammunition from scoring headshots.|
|Makin’ It Look Easy||After scoring a ranged headshot Markus gains 10% increased critical hit chance.|
|Thrill of the Hunt||Ranged headshots increase reload speed by 20% for 2 seconds.|
|Huntsman L20 Talents|
|For the Empire!||Critical hits grant temporary health.|
|Soldier’s Spirit||Kills grant temporary health.|
|The Harder They Fall||When bosses die, gain health.|
|Huntsman L25 Talents|
|Blend In||Reduces the cooldown of Hunter’s Prowl by 30%.|
|Hunter’s Respite||Markus recovers 4 health every second whole under the effect of Hunter’s Prowl.|
|I’m Comin for Ya||Markus gains a 20% Power increase during Hunter’s Prowl.|
Huntman Generic Build Template
This is meant to be a “General purpose” build for the Huntsman which focuses on the early to midgame. I will be adding more specialized builds which require more heavy item support soon.
Huntsman “General Purpose” Build – Talent Summary
|5||Keep ‘Em Coming||Any|
|10||Make ‘Em Bleed||Scavenger|
Makin’ It Look Easy
|20||Soldier’s Spirit||For the Empire!|
|25||I’m Comin for Ya||Hunter’s Respite|
Huntsman “General Purpose” Build – 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 Markus Huntsman Career path in Vermintide 2. Huntsman provides some serious offensive buffs for the team! The crit aura is welcome, as well as the on-crit debuff. The Huntsman also brings some serious ranged support to the team – able to snipe distant enemies without “wasting” ammo.