From Echoes of Angmar

The wolf snarled and sprang towards them with a great leap. At that moment there was a sharp twang. Legolas had loosed his bow. There was a hideous yell, and the leaping shape thudded to the ground; the Elvish arrow had pierced its throat. – J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Fellowship of the Ring".


Tracker, pathfinder and master of the bow, the keen-eyed Hunter can fire arrows to devastating effect. Archery is not the only thing in which the Hunter excels, for she can lead her companions through Middle- earth faster than they could travel on their own, and can set traps to ambush enemies. While the Hunter has decent close combat skills, she would rather let her bow do the work.

Races: Dwarf, Elf, Man, Hobbit

Role: Single-target DPS

Is this the class for me?

The Hunter will be the class of choice for players who enjoy striking a target at range. Clever by nature, Hunters are known to lure their targets into traps to hinder them, giving them time to use their bows to deadly effect. A Hunter's knowledge of nature also provides skills that help her and her fellows survive in the wild. Their combat style depends on their ability to wound targets while staying out of harm's way.

Hunter Pros & Cons
(+) Strengths (-) Weaknesses
+ Long-ranged high DPS - Trouble dealing with multiple mobs up close
+ Track creatures - Melee is weak compared to ranged
+ Great run buff and traveling skills - No healing in combat
+ Can set traps for creatures

Skills & Combat

Focus. Hunters have a Focus meter above their Auto-attack button. Focus is increased by the use of several lower-level ranged skills, including Swift Bow and Barbed Arrow; the "Focus" skill will completely fill your Focus meter. As your Focus meter fills, you will be able to unlock more devastating skills. Note that moving even slightly will start to empty your Focus meter.

Active Skills

See: Hunter Skills

Close Combat

Hunter's Focus

Lessons of Nature

The Archer's Art


Passive Skills

See: Hunter Skills

Traits & Deeds

See: Hunter Traits; also: Hunter Deeds

As if your savage arrow blitz wasn't powerful enough as the Hunter, your traits will increase your efficiency to a superior level. You gain the class traits after you perform your main Hunter skills a set amount of times, or by completing specific class quests. Consider it like training: The more you do it, the faster you get better. You may think that adding a percent here or there to critical chances, evading, or damage won't do much, but it's that little smidgen in a close fight that makes all the difference.

Class Quests

The Hunter's Path (Level 15)

A Hunter's Charge (Level 30)

Articles of Discovery & Implements of the Hunter (Level 45)

Burglar Captain Champion Guardian Hunter Lore-master Minstrel