Diablo III’s Demon Hunter Class Mixes Amazon And Assassin

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Diablo III’s fifth and final class, the Demon Hunter, is the game’s equivalent of a ranged bow class. However, the Demon Hunter is also designed to be more flexible than a simple long-range attacker.


At a Blizzcon panel, the Diablo III design team described the Demon Hunters as a mix of the Amazon and the Assassin classes from Diablo II. While they can equip crossbows (and even dual-wield them), they can also lay traps and lob grenades, bouncing them off walls. Demon Hunters are Diablo III’s “anti-hero” class.


Blizzard also confirmed that the Amazon’s “multi-shot” skill from Diablo II would be making a return in the Demon Hunter’s skill tree.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.