Just moments ago at BlizzCon 2010, Chris Metzen announced the fifth and final playable class in Diablo 3. Finishing off the list of available characters that includes: Barbarian, Monk, Witch Doctor & Wizard, is the…
*drum roll please*
The Demon Hunter looks to be a class that deals damage from distance, utilizing a combination of ranged weapons and explosives to dispatch her enemies. In the official trailer she can be seen dual wielding pistol crossbows, firing a variety of different shots; including multi-target and fiery arrow projectiles. At one point she whips out a large crossbow and fires a bola at her target, which then explodes just after it wraps itself around the demon’s throat.
Right now it appears that most of the Demon Hunter’s damage comes by way of ranged weapons, as well as a variety of explosive devices. She can also be seen using a sort of “Fan of Knives” AE ability in one of the gameplay screenshots, along with some type of other short range attack, which she uses to break through a door in the gameplay trailer.
This is all that’s known about her at this time, but the Demon Hunter looks to be a very exciting class.
Updated info from BlizzCon…
Demon Hunter Concept
The Demon Hunter was actually one of the first classes that they settled upon for Diablo 3. She began as a Woodland ranger, but then took a darker turn. Blizz wanted a counter to the monk – something dark and gothic. They then came up with a revenge-fueled anti-hero, who will use any means necessary to dispose of her adversaries.
Her primary means of of damage are: ranged weapons, gadgets, traps and shadow magic. Some of her abilities and gadgetry include: multi-shot, exploding bolas, grenades, spike traps , and vault – a shadowy acrobatic skill used to maneuver quickly in battle.