Conquest 101 — The Season 2 Hunter Builds in a Nutshell

hunter-builds-season-2Hunters may dominate the Season 2 meta, but what exactly can they build?

This article introduces all the prominent hunter builds in a handy and easy-to-compare overview. A dedicated Notes section describes each build in more detail. Updated for Combo Breaker patch.

Devourer’s Build (Classic) Transcendence Build Banshee Build
Early Game 1st Devourer's Gauntlet
Devourer’s Gauntlet
2050 Gold
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Transcendence
2600 Gold
Bloodforge
Bloodforge
2265 Gold
2nd Ninja Tabi
Ninja Tabi
1500 Gold
Asi
Asi
1780 Gold
Ichaival
Ichaival
1700 Gold
Mid Game 3rd Ichaival
Ichaival
1700 Gold
Warrior Tabi
Warrior Tabi
1550 Gold
Ninja Tabi
Ninja Tabi
1500 Gold
4th The Executioner
The Executioner
2250 Gold
The Executioner
The Executioner
2250 Gold
Qin's Sais
Qin’s Sais
3050 Gold
Late Game 5th Rage
Rage
2755 Gold
Rage
Rage
2755 Gold
The Executioner
The Executioner
2250 Gold
6th Deathbringer
Deathbringer
3150 Gold
Deathbringer
Deathbringer
3150 Gold
Brawler's Beat Stick
Brawler’s Beat Stick
2400 Gold
13405 Gold 14085 Gold 13165 Gold
7th Malice
Malice
2900 Gold
Malice
Malice
2900 Gold
Notes icon_bullet2A crit build with a slow start but strong late game
icon_bullet2Often seen employed on hyper-carry hunters (Artemis, Rama, Xbalanque)
icon_bullet2As 7th item, Ichaival is sold for Malice (triple crits)
icon_bullet2Ichaival and Ninja Tabi are interchangeable in terms of build order
icon_bullet2Ichaival can be built before Boots or skipped entirely as item
icon_bullet2Warrior Tabi can also be built in lieu of Ninja Tabi
icon_bullet2A crit build for ability-based hunters with a strong start (AMC, Cupid, Medusa, Neith, Ullr)
icon_bullet2More difficult to pilot in the early game until Asi is completed due to an inherent lack of lifesteal from the start
icon_bullet2As 7th item, Asi is sold for Bloodforge in the late game
icon_bullet2Asi and Warrior Tabi are interchangeable in terms of build order
icon_bullet2Ninja Tabi can also be built in lieu of Warrior Tabi
icon_bullet2A non-crit build with an early-game focus which trades in crits for consistent damage output (no RNG)
icon_bullet2Overall deemed unviable for tournament play even by its creator
icon_bullet2Offers built-in anti-healing utility (Brawler’s Beat Stick) and faster tower kill time
icon_bullet2Requires no stacking in the early game (Bloodforge)
icon_bullet2Cannot be expanded beyond the 6th item for higher sustained damage output
icon_bullet2Starter items are Bluestone Pendant or Death’s Toll, Spiked Gauntlet, and Health Potions icon_bullet2Starter items are Charged Morningstar, 3 Health Potions, and 3 Mana Potions icon_bullet2Starter items are Bluestone Pendant or Death’s Toll, Spiked Gauntlet, and Health Potion
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