There’s more to pulling off the perfect heist in Hood: Outlaws & Legends than just being proficient with a bow. With four very different classes to choose from, the most successful thieves will be those who know how to leverage the strengths of each class, all the while acting in perfect synergy with the other members of the group. From the smashmouth shenanigans of the Brawler, through to the long range infiltration capabilities of the Ranger, there’s something for everyone in each of Hood: Outlaws & Legends different classes.
A hulking behemoth that likes to swing a massive and deadly hammer around for fun, the Brawler is much more than just a violent brute who has a thing for caving-in people’s skulls. A critical part of any heist, the Brawler’s incredible strength allows him to complete a number of objectives faster than his comrades. From boasting a higher movement speed while carrying the chest, to improved winch speed and better momentum during combat, the fact that the Brawler can also employ his handy Resolute trait, allowing him to lift the portcullis during a lockdown and thus providing the rest of the group an avenue of escape, makes him an essential class to say the least.
Essentially something of a dark ages take on Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher, the Hunter is a tremendously deadly assassin that blends stealth and clandestine murder with aplomb. Striking from the shadows, the Hunter has a burst fire crossbow which allows her to murder unsusepcting guards at range and from concealment. Furthermore, the Hunter’s smoke grenades and invisibility magic allow her to employ her deadly takedowns extremely easily, while the Shroud ability allows the Hunter to become undetectable by enemies. All in all, the Hunter is the deadliest class in the game that you’ll never see coming.
Deftly ticking the box of ‘support guy’, the Mystic is all about using his subversive magic and surprisingly accomplished combat skills to create havoc in the heist. Using his powers, the Mystic can easily identify nearby enemies, making it easier for the rest of the group to avoid, or murder, the enemy as required. Meanwhile, the Mystic’s penchant for employing poison bombs allows him to stymie the enemy in combat, reducing their health and stamina, making them easy pickings for other players in the process. Finally, the Mystic’s deadly flail is a melee weapon with a surprisingly long range which allows him to stun and discombobulate enemies, again with a view for setting them up for an easy kill by other members of the group.
As you might well expect, the Ranger is an absolute terror at long distances, with his Farsight perk allowing him to create and fire explosive arrows, not to mention his scout ability that permits him to tag an unlimited number of enemies. Beyond his ability as a long range damage dealer and scout, the Ranger has surprising melee combat proficiency and can also stun and confuse enemies with his gunpowder flash bombs, essentially making him a super effective sniper that can disorient the enemy and more than hold his own in close quarters combat.
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