Early access to the new Demon Hunter class will be available starting August 9 to those who have pre-purchased the Legion expansion and have at least one level 70 character on their realm. To help you prepare for your new role as one of the Illidari, we’ve sent scouts into Mardum to learn more about this powerful hero.
To begin your training, Game Designers Eric Maloof and Graham Berger team up to take you through the features of the Demon Hunter in this class preview video.
One of the newest recruits to the Illidari, you’ll begin your journey at level 98 in demon infested Mardum. As you make your way through this dangerous land, you’ll begin to learn the skills of a Demon Hunter, their history, and become proficient in harnessing the power that goes along with your chosen path. Be warned – not every Illidari makes it through. Ask yourself this question —What are you willing to sacrifice to save Azeroth from the Burning Legion?
Before you make your character, you’ll need to know a little bit more about this hero class. In order to create a Demon Hunter, you’ll need to have at least one level 70 character on your account. You’ll also need to choose between two races within the character creation screen – Night Elf or Blood Elf. To take part in the early access for the Demon Hunter, you’ll also want to the Legion expansion, though everyone who purchases the expansion will gain access when Legion releases on August 30.
Here are just some of the great abilities you’ll have to look forward to when you embrace the ways of the Illidari: Demon Hunters’ blindness belies their true powers of perception. They rely on magically augmented sight to detect enemies—even those that hide behind obstacles. Demon Hunters transform into hellish forms, enhancing their formidable powers. gain incredible swiftness and damage allowing them to finish their prey, while become nigh invincible in their demonic forms.
Demon Hunters also possess supernatural : They can double-jump, vault in and out of combat, and even glide with their wings unfurled to unexpectedly descend upon their prey and surprise enemies from above.
Learn even more about the Demon Hunter by watching the Developer Q&A and with Senior Game Designer Jonathan LeCraft.
You are now a little more prepared to be the hero Azeroth needs against the Burning Legion. Good luck on the battlefield—even with such power at your disposal, you’re going to need it.