Hunter is a returning class in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.

Class Weapon Overview

Sword

A large broadsword used for heavy melee strikes. What it lacks in speed, it makes up for in raw damage. The Sword is a jack-of-all-trades weapon, possessing utility in almost any situation and being capable in a variety of areas, however, its attack range is lacking. Using the Guard Weapon Action, you can block attacks and negate their damage when Guarding right before the attack hits you.

Sword Mechanics

  • Sword Attack Extra: After unlocking the "Sword Attack Extra" skill on the Hunter skill tree, the Sword gains a 5th normal attack that can be used in your attack combo. This 5th normal attack is just as powerful as a Photon Art.
  • Sword Guard Counter: Pressing the normal attack button after a successful Just Guard with a Sword will allow for a counterattack, and if "Sword Guard Counter Plus" is unlocked, jump to the 5th normal attack.
  • Step Counterattack: After successfully dodging through an attack with a Step, a unique counterattack can be performed by pressing the normal attack button right after the Step, similar to Hero Sword counters.

Skill Tree Overview

War Cry Main Class Hunter Physique Flash Guard Iron Will Main Class Omnidirectional Guard Slow Landing Charge-Hunter
Hunter Arts Avenger Sword Attack Extra Wired Attack Extra Same Arts Skip Attack-Hunter Another Arts Skip Attack-Hunter
Sword Guard Counter Wired Anchor Advance Volkraptor
Sword Guard Counter Plus Wired Anchor Perfect Parry
Hunter Arts Perfect Parry Assault Charge Hunter Arts Avenger PP Gain
Assault Charge Avenger

Skills

War Cry

[Active Skill] Draws the attention of nearby enemies for a set time. Enemies you hit are more likely to target you. Can only be used by a Main Class.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
NGSUISkillWarCry.png War Cry None Hate Generation 200%
Duration 30s
Cooldown 30s

Hunter Physique

[Active Skill] Temporarily reduces damage taken, and stops you from being launched or knocked back by enemy attacks.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1 2 3 4 5
NGSUISkillHunterPhysique.png Hunter Physique None Damage Taken (Main) 50% 45% 40% 35% 30%
Damage Taken (Sub) 95% 90% 85% 80% 75%
Duration 30s
Cooldown 180s

Flash Guard

Reduces damage taken.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
NGSUISkillFlashGuard.png Flash Guard None Damage Taken (Main) 90% 89% 88% 87% 86% 85% 84% 83% 82% 80%
Damage Taken (Sub) 99% 98% 97% 96% 95% 94% 93% 92% 91% 90%

Iron Will

An incapacitating attack will leave you with 1 HP, and a moment of invulnerability when this skill is triggered. Can only be used by a Main Class.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
NGSUISkillIronWill.png Iron Will Massive Hunter Lv. 1 Invulnerability 10s
Cooldown 180s

Omnidirectional Guard

Guarding with Weapon Action will protect you from attacks from all directions. Can only be used with Hunter Weapons.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
NGSUISkillOmnidirectionalGuard.png Omnidirectional Guard None N/A N/A

Slow Landing Charge-Hunter

Slows fall speed when charging a Photon Art. Can only be used with Hunter Weapons.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillSlowLandingCharge-Hunter.png Slow Landing Charge-Hunter None N/A N/A

Hunter Arts Avenger

Taking a hit within a set time of using a Photon Art increases that Photon Art's potency. Can only be used with Hunter Weapons.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillHunterArtsAvenger.png Hunter Arts Avenger None Damage 150%

Sword Attack Extra

You can string up to 5 Normal Attacks. Can only be used with a Sword.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillSwordAttackExtra.png Sword Attack Extra None N/A N/A

Wired Attack Extra

You can string up to 4 Normal Attacks. Can only be used with a Wired Lance.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillWiredAttackExtra.png Wired Attack Extra None N/A N/A

Same Arts Skip Attack-Hunter

After using the same PA with the same weapon, your next Normal Attack will charge at the third step. Can only be used with Hunter Weapons.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillSameArtsSkipAttack-Hunter.png Same Arts Skip Attack-Hunter None N/A N/A

Another Arts Skip Attack-Hunter

After using different PAs with the same weapon, your next Normal Attack will change at the fourth step. If the combo has fewer than four steps, it will change at the final step. Can only be used with Hunter Weapons.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillAnotherArtsSkipAttack-Hunter.png Another Arts Skip Attack-Hunter None N/A N/A

Sword Guard Counter

Performing a Perfect Guard with Weapon Action will automatically unleash a counterattack. Can only be used with a Sword.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillSwordGuardCounter.png Sword Guard Counter None N/A N/A

Wired Anchor Advance

Inputting a direction when Weapon Action is activated, will change its behavior. Can only be used with a Wired Lance.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillWiredAnchorAdvance.png Wired Anchor Advance None N/A N/A

Volkraptor

Pressing and holding the Weapon Action button will unleash a spear of photons that accumulate damage. The spear will explode after a set time or taking a certain amount of damage. Can only be used with a Partisan. Note: Only damage from a Partisan will count towards the explosion. As while you can "bypass" the need for a Partisan with a multiweapon, any damage from any other source than a Partisan will not cause explosion afterwards.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillVolkraptor.png Volkraptor None Damage Conversion 50%
Recast 60s

Sword Guard Counter Plus

Performing a Sword Guard and following it with a Normal Attack will unleash an additional counterattack.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillSwordGuardCounterPlus.png Sword Guard Counter Plus Sword Attack Counter Lv. 1 N/A N/A

Wired Anchor Perfect Parry

Negate enemy attacks when Weapon Action is activated. Can only be used with a Wired Lance.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillWiredAnchorPerfectParry.png Wired Anchor Perfect Parry None N/A N/A

Hunter Arts Perfect Parry

Negates enemy attacks when you release a Photon Art. Can only be used with Hunter Weapons.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillHunterArtsPerfectParry.png Hunter Arts Perfect Parry Hunter Arts Avenger Lv. 1 N/A N/A

Assault Charge

Pressing the Weapon Action button at just the right time after a Photon Art will unleash a chargeable thrust attack. Can only be used with a Partisan.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillAssaultCharge.png Assault Charge Hunter Arts Avenger Lv. 1 N/A N/A

Hunter Arts Avenger PP Gain

Recovers PP upon executing Hunter Arts Avenger.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillHunterArtsAvengerPPGain.png Hunter Arts Avenger PP Gain Hunter Arts Avenger Lv. 1 PP Recovery +10

Assault Charge Avenger

After activating Hunter Arts Avenger, performing an Assault Charge with the Photon Art will increase its potency.

Icon Skill Name Prerequisite Effect Skill Level
1
UISkillAssaultChargeAvenger.png Assault Charge Avenger Assault Charge Lv. 1 Power 150%