When it comes to major careers in Warhammer Vermintide 2, Victor Saltzpyre is loaded. The community is often on the forms, discussing the strength of each and how overpowered they can be. When built correctly, each has the ability to solve the toughest difficulties with nothing but robots to help them.
That said, it really is an outstanding class for Victor. He has options, and players should always default to their favorite career Warhammer Vermintide 2. But if the goal is to put together the best possible team, Victor has a specific construction that makes good teams great and good teams unstoppable.
Victor’s other careers are nothing short of amazing. Zealot is a great solo DPS class that can ignore damage taken. The bounty hunter can potentially get infinite ammo. Warrior Priest of Sigmar can get lucky with Benisions and push the group into action.
But after logging many hours into the game, there is no doubting the strength of Witch Hunter Captain. Ultimately, this is a team game and this class has the best team mechanics. With him on the squad, the missions are much easier, even with the difficulty turned up.
|5||Hunter’s Ardor||Critical melees and headshots restore 2 temporary health. Critical headshots restore twice as much.|
|10||Deathknell||Increases the headshot damage bonus by 50%.|
|15||Support beam||Deal 40% more damage to staggered enemies. Each hit against a displaced enemy adds a new number of displacements. The bonus damage is increased to 60% against enemies hit by more than one displacement effect.|
|20||Templar’s Knowledge||Witch Hunt causes enemies to take an additional 5% damage.|
|25||Charmed life||Increases dodge range by 20%.|
|30||The never-ending hunt||Hitting 10 or more enemies with Animosity refunds 40% of the cooldown.|
As a frontliner, the witch hunter captain must either be healed or heal himself. Hunter’s Ardor will take care of this, giving Victor the chance to heal himself while driving the action. Players have to be lucky on critical hits, but when they use fast weapons to hit and aim for the head, they create their own luck.
Monsters are a problem for players. What makes the Witch Hunter Captain one of the best classes in the game is its ability to increase the damage of the entire party when they mark these targets. Templar’s Knowledge amplifies this effect which is already overpowered on the border.
This is also one of the best bots to use when playing solo for this reason. Players can tag as another character and gain the effect of Witch Hunt.
Weapons and equipment
|Traces||Point||Property 1||Property 2||Traits||Property description|
|Main||Rapier||5% attack speed||5% crit chance||Quick kill||Critical hits increase attack speed by 20% for 5 seconds.|
|Secondary||Brace of Pistols||5% crit chance||20% Crit Power||Resourceful sharpshooter||Ranged critical hits reduce the cooldown of your career skill by 5%. This effect can only be triggered every 4 seconds.|
|Necklace||NOW||20% health||10% damage reduction vs Area||Barkskin||Taking damage reduces the damage you take from subsequent sources by 40% for 2 seconds. This effect can only be triggered every 2 seconds.|
|Charm||NOW||5% attack speed||20% Crit Power||Carafe||Increases the duration of potions by 50.0%.|
|The drink||NOW||5% crit chance||10% cooldown reduction||Splinters||Grenades cause hit enemies to take 20% increased damage for 10 seconds.|
Getting red veteran items is always a goal for endgame players, but the Witch Hunter Captain has to prioritize this over most others. The rapier has a fast attack speed, but for the class benefits to work, Victor needs it to be even faster and with a higher crit chance.
After hacking away at some enemies, players may even struggle to aim for headshots as their blows blur on screen. It’s a good problem to have; on higher difficulties, it’s not unheard of to wipe out hordes of enemies or a boss in seconds.
Warhammer Vermintide 2 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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