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wow WoW Demon Hunters to Launch August 9th

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Jonathan LeCraft, Senior Game Designer at Blizzard has recently confirmed that Demon Hunters will be released on live severs on August 9th, albeit in a restricted form (since only 2 of their 7 talent tiers will be available).

Demon Hunters will have two specs, Havoc (melee DPS) and Vengeance (tank). As most players probably already know, Demon Hunters will use Leather and have Agility as their primary stat.

Since Demon Hunters are a hero class, they start at level 98 and they gain new talent choices at levels 99, 100, 102, 104, 106, 108, and 110. Before Legion launches on August 30th, players will only be able to reach level 100, which means Demon Hunters will only have two talent tiers available to them, but Blizzard still believes they will be fairly balanced during this time.

As always, Icy Veins will have class guides available for both specialisations of this new class, which you can expect to see on the site in a couple of days at most.

You can check out the full Legion Developer Q&A in which the release announcement was made here (part 1) and here (part 2).

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I still think Demon Hunters should wear mail, that we'd have a perfectly balanced gear distribution, 3 for each type:

• Cloth: Mage, Warlock, Priest

• Leather: Rogue, Druid, Monk

• Mail: Hunter, Shaman, Demon Hunter

• Plate: Warrior, Paladin, Death Knight

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10 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I still think Demon Hunters should wear mail, that we'd have a perfectly balanced gear distribution, 3 for each type:

• Cloth: Mage, Warlock, Priest

• Leather: Rogue, Druid, Monk

• Mail: Hunter, Shaman, Demon Hunter

• Plate: Warrior, Paladin, Death Knight

Agreed. It would just make things simpler, but I guess from a "lore" perspective it doesn't really make sense.

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Can't for the life of me think they'll be balanced with only 2 tiers of talents available, particularly when so much of a spec like Vengeance comes from 102-110 talent choices. Viable, maybe. Balanced? We'll see (said the Zen Master).

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Well if I remember Dev commentary correctly they are not going to be balanced at all. The OG plan was to make demon hunters go the way of DK's in Wotlk. Make them super OP at launch to attract players to the new class and then nerf it to oblivions later XD

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WOW another Blizzard con job.   Before Legion launches on August 30th, players will only be able to reach level 100

Shame Bliz didn't tell us that when they conned us into paying early, with the promised an early start to playing !!!!!!!!

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Really looking forward to level my DH to 100 before Legion. Really curious how many people will actually start maining a DH for Legion. Have the feeling we will see alot of them in the near future..... especially in PvP.

I've seen some videos regarding DH PvP and that looks really awesome, mainly due to the movement capabilities of the DH. When it comes out i'll be leveling mine to 100 asap aswell :D

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On 31-7-2016 at 8:38 AM, Artic said:

WOW another Blizzard con job.   Before Legion launches on August 30th, players will only be able to reach level 100

Shame Bliz didn't tell us that when they conned us into paying early, with the promised an early start to playing !!!!!!!!

Not really a con job if you know Blizz, they would never let anyone start early on a new Xpac.

They do let you start the new Xpac with the new class though, as other players (who haven't prepurchased) will have to do the 98-100 levelling at the start of the Xpac, when you are already going 100-110.

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7 hours ago, Jorno said:

Really looking forward to level my DH to 100 before Legion. Really curious how many people will actually start maining a DH for Legion. Have the feeling we will see alot of them in the near future..... especially in PvP.

I've seen some videos regarding DH PvP and that looks really awesome, mainly due to the movement capabilities of the DH. When it comes out i'll be leveling mine to 100 asap aswell :D

I have a horrible feeling we will see what we did with DKs in WOTLK. You will join dungeon groups at 100 and you'll have 3 DH DPS, a DH tank and a healer. It all depends on how OP they are tbh!

4 hours ago, Tectonn said:

Not really a con job if you know Blizz, they would never let anyone start early on a new Xpac.

They do let you start the new Xpac with the new class though, as other players (who haven't prepurchased) will have to do the 98-100 levelling at the start of the Xpac, when you are already going 100-110.

Yeah, they would never allow it. I like that they've at least given us this. It seems Legion is trying lots of new stuff.

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Let's hope these DDoS attacks don't last until Legion's launch, otherwise it'll be a mess just like the Diablo III launch.

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