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Not to be confused with the Sprayer which shares a similar appearance.

The Hunter is a Class that upgrades from Sniper. It is a Tier 3 tank and can upgrade to the Predator or to the Streamliner.

Design

The Hunter retains its old Sniper Barrel. It also has a wide Tank Barrel overlapping the Sniper Barrel, allowing it to fire two Bullets in one shot.

Technical

Using its two Barrels, the Hunter has an increased DPS (Damage Per Shot) when compared to its predecessor, the Sniper. One Barrel shoots a small Bullet while the other shoots a normal-sized one, both moving at the same velocity. The smaller Barrel has a slight spread. The tank’s Bullet speed is slightly decreased. This tank’s Barrels barely have any recoil at all.





Base Stats
Health Regen Max Health Body Damage Bullet Speed Bullet Penetration Bullet Damage Reload Movement Speed Field of View Recoil
▲▲ ~▼ ~▼ ▲▲

Strategy

  • Strong Against: Slow tanks, tanks that are unaware of it.
  • Weak Against: Fast tanks, high Reload tanks, high DPS tanks, Sniper Class tanks with higher FoV (Field of View), Drone Classes.

As the Hunter

  • The Hunter is perhaps the worst tank in the game for farming, due to its low Reload speed. Upgrading Bullet Damage and Bullet Speed, and Reload is perhaps your best bet for surviving. Try to move toward the middle while sniping Pentagons and enemies. Do not go for Alpha Pentagons as they are incredibly durable. Hunters will take a very long time farming them due to their large amount of health.
  • The Hunter is not good at fighting other tanks with high Movement Speed since they will easily dodge the Hunter’s shots, unless you are good at aiming. It is also not good at fighting tanks with high Reload.
  • Ironically, the Hunter is weak against its own Class too, the Bullets from other Sniper Class tanks can penetrate through the Hunter’s bullets, and other Classes usually have a bigger field of view than the Hunter, even another Hunter itself could be a problem because all Sniper Class tanks are slow moving.
  • Conversely, the Hunter is incredibly good at sniping low-Level Tanks due to its single-volley damage. Begin hunting tanks of your own, or even higher Level in order to gain points.
  • It can be also good against very slow tanks. Try to shoot around their bullets and hit them directly, and you can kill them in a couple of shots, you may take advantage of other Sniper Class tanks if you are willing to be killed and respawn at a lower Level.

Against the Hunter

  • A Destroyer class works well against it, due to the Hunter's slow movement and low recoil, it is an easy target for a Destroyer class. Recoil against the Hunter is a good choice as well since you could ram it as a Body Damage rammer or getting in close to instantly kill it.
  • Bullet spammers, like the Triplet or the Penta Shot can encounter it. Because of the Hunter's decreased penetration, you could block their bullets with your bullets and dodge any that makes it past your bullet storm. That way, you may easily overwhelm and kill it.
  • The Overseer branch (except for Battleship and Overtrapper) could flank the Hunter by front or back, due to the Hunter's low reload, it can't destroy all of your drones in time.
  • An Overlord or a Necromancer can take it down too, the Overlord can attack the Hunter's back with a lot of drones and overwhelm the Hunter, as it cannot destroy all of the drones in time.

History

  • The Hunter has gone through more changes to its fighting style than any other tank. Initially, it had two Bullets, both the size of the cannon which shot it and both quite fast. This was changed probably because of how powerful it would be. Later, it was modified to shoot a group of 6-8 pellets, all significantly slow like a shotgun. After a while and much backlash, it was reverted to the original bigger-smaller two shot tank again, except with smaller and slightly slower Bullets. It was part of the June 13, 2016 power buff as well. During the July 4 update, its firing style was reversed to match the new X Hunter firing style.
  • The Hunter used to upgrade into the X Hunter, which was merged with the Predator and thus removed.

Achievements

  • Huntin' — Upgrade to Hunter
Huntin'
Upgrade to Hunter

Trivia

  • The Hunter is a meme on many Diep.io-related websites, due to the fact that it is often considered ‘weaker’ than other classes (and the fact that it used to be unable to Upgrade further before the X Hunter and the Predator were added).
  • On the mobile version, the Hunter fires more bullets than in the computer version.

Footnotes

  1. Removed Upgrade Option
Tanks
Tier 1 BasicTank UpgradeSlot
Tier 2 FlankMachinegunSniperTwin
Tier 3 Auto 3AssassinDestroyerGunnerHunterOverseer
Quad tankSmasherTrapperTri-angleTriple shotTwin Flank
Tier 4 AnnihilatorTierAuto 5TierAuto GunnerAuto SmasherAuto TrapperBattleshipBooosterFactoryTierFighterrGunner TrapperHybridProfileLandmineManagerprofileMega trapper2NecromancerOctotankOverlordprofileTierOvertrapper 2Penta ShotPredator-0RangerSkimmerSpikeSprayerSpread ShotStalkerStreamlinerTri-trapperTriple TwinTriplet
Removed Auto 4Machinegun2MegaDestroyerMegasmasherMothership 2.0X HunterCircleMounted Turret
Old Versions PredatorOldArena Closer 2.0Landmine-Old
Special New Arena CloserThreeDominatorsMiniMothershipProfileDeveloper-Upgrade

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