Which warrior will suit your playstyle in the PvPvE action RPG
In a dark and violent medieval world, rival gangs have assembled their strongest and most cunning warriors to embark on dangerous heists - seeking riches beyond ever imagined.
Whether you're a folk hero or gold-hungry outlaw, it's all the same in Hood: Outlaws & Legends, the action-adventure RPG with a heavy focus on PvPvE multiplayer heists. You'll gather your team of outlaws and attempt to steal treasure from an oppressive government, but it won't be easy.
Environments are patrolled by deadly AI guards, so you'll need to utilise the unique skills and mystical abilities of each character, moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat. The beauty of this game from Sumo Digital and Focus Home Interactive, is that players are given a number of different character classes to choose from in their attempts to grab the gold and get out alive.
Here, we take you through the playable classes available in Hood: Outlaws & Legends.
As the masculine name suggests, the Brawler is a master of melee combat who excels at holding defensive lines, creating new paths for allies, and, as expected, getting stuck in when it comes to fighting. Swapping his blacksmith’s hammer for a sledgehammer, he's vowed to battle against the corruption that plagues his country.
His powerful weapon is capable of wide sweeps to clear groups of enemies, overhead attacks to instant-kill unarmored targets, and a sprint attack which knocks nearby targets off their feet. Explosive grenades bring even more destruction, capable of taking out a group of elite knights, eliminating a sniper hiding in a crow’s nest, or putting the Sheriff down.
Using his strength, The Brawler's Resolute ability allows him to lift open portcullises for allies when areas have gone under lockdown - perfect for making an escape from alerted guards, or to further punish the enemy team for getting caught.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: 'WRATH'
Wrath, calls on the Brawler’s bestial fury to push his physical strengths to their limits, gaining increased durability and infinite stamina to relentlessly chase and defeat targets.
The 'Robin Hood' type figure of the gang, the Ranger represents a twist on the most well-known figure of the folk legend. The Ranger is a master of the longbow and specializes in taking down foes from long to medium range.
From covering key areas of the map to pulling off game-winning headshots, can can turn the tides of battle with deadly efficiency, and pull off the perfect heist. Using The Ranger's skills will allow you shoot down climbing ropes to allow your teammates to scale castle walls, use unique gear to blind foes in a flash.
Using Scout allows The Ranger to survey the environment and tag targets for a prolonged duration.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: 'FARSIGHT'
Farsight allows The Ranger to draw an ethereal arrow hat explodes shortly after impact, unleashing destruction across a wide area.
The most elusive and mysterious class featured in the game, The Hunter possesses unique skills and equipment including quick takedowns, invisibility magic, and smoke grenades - making her a terror in infiltration and assassination. She wields a modified arm-mounted crossbow that can load up to three bolts at once to fire a deadly burst, giving her incredible lethality at close and mid-range.
When it comes to supporting her band of outlaws, the Hunter’s smoke grenades can be used to prevent enemies from tagging teammates or to cover sightlines for a tactical advantage.
Shadow allows her to perform an assassination on State Guards from any direction whilst concealed.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: 'SHROUD'
The Shroud ability covers The Hunter with a near-invisible sheen, making her completely undetectable by guards. This gives her unique advantages in infiltration, allowing her to reach treasure vault with ease, or assassinating the enemy backlines with terrifying efficiency.
An Inquisitor trained from a young age, The Mystic’s blind obedience to religious scripture made him easily exploited by the State. It was only until his mentor was tortured, wrongfully accused by the people he served, when he decided to rebel against the government’s iron fist.
The mystic brings divination and trickery to the battlefield. His poisonous smoke bombs can bring unfortunate foes to their knees.
The Mystic's enhanced breathing capabilities mean that stamina is regenerated at a faster rate following usage.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: 'INSTINCT'
Embodying and using the environment to his advantage, he can highlight obscured enemies for teammates and heal those within close range.