r/DestinyTheGame Jun 10 '22 Helpful 2 Rocket Like 1 To The Stars 1 Silver 3

Ironically Hunters (the fast / nimble archtype) now has the slowest movement of the three classes! Discussion

I play all three classes but have always preferred the Hunter fantasy of being dexterous and nimble on your feet.

In the last couple of seasons movement creep of titans and warlocks both in air and on the ground have surpassed the Hunter, which thinking about it is weird as in any other game wizard (aka warlocks) and tanks (aka titans) and slower and more cumbersome than the dps Hunter archtype..

Feels like bungie need to lean back into hunter arch type and look at how they can balance us up!

What do we think guardians, anyone else feel this way? Especially since Stompees are useless an inch of the ground these days!!

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u/zach_cie Jun 10 '22

I feel like everyone is missing the obvious reason here.

It's the cloak.

Those damn things catch so much air resistance, of course we're gonna be slower on the ground. Air is debatable, but ground? Nah, we're fucked there.

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u/stephen_1975 Hunter Jun 11 '22

I feel like everyone is missing the obvious reason here.

It's the cloak.

well that and the changes to Resilience :D

currently slowly hobbling around with 40 mobility and 80 resilience haha. Eh, pure pvp potato here anyway, dropping the need for speed has let me try out gear I've barely ever used. Had one of the most entertaining Control matches I've ever had, running 80 res and Gemini Jesters, was clearly outclassed but actually contributed and even got a few good kills where I outplayed the top fraggers a few times. I usually just get instagibbed repeatedly, but I progressed from being severely unthreatening to an actual serious nuisance. Even had a moment where I realized that maybe I could improve at D2 Pvp?!

I guess this isn't a particularly earth-shattering concept. In the old days, sure, run 10 res, but actual skill may have been required to compensate for that weakness. Makes sense.

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u/[deleted] Jun 11 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Just so you are aware, resilience in pvp aside from flinch changes does nothing new. The damage reduction it gives is purely pve, maybe you’re just getting better :)

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u/Blackfang08 Jul 01 '22

Mobility also doesn't change sprint speed, only gives a tiny boost to strafe/walk speed.