What is considered as an animal or semi animal in the game?

0rion79

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Hi, i was just wondering what is considered to be an animal or semi animal in the game and that triggers the bonus provided by the Beast Slayer attribute
 

Ipalalien

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Animal is like wolf, mirmek, bear, mamba and semi-animals is like minotaur, ursan, werewolf and many more
 

VDX_360

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That's a great question.

I -think- the following trigger Beast Slayer damage:
Apes, Bears, Batraxes, Dragons, Manticores, Minotaurs, Mirmeks, Rats, Rexadons, Shapeshifters, Snakes, Spiders, Ursans, Vorators, Wolves, Worms, Wyverns, Yetis

True beasts are pretty obvious. The challenge comes from what counts as "semi-animals."

The wiki has long been outdated on this topic and with the new content, it would be nice to get a solid, 100% clear answer.
 

0rion79

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If that so.... It would be a super versatile ability, worth of taking more for the extra damage and less for the bear itself
 

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I think Dragons belong to Elementals so Banishing is the one that can affect them.

Beast Slayer affect animals and semi-animals. Batrax, Minotaur, Ursan, Werewolf and Yeti are semi-animals. Ape, Bear, Manticore, Mirmek, Rat, Sabercat, Snake, Spider, Vorator, Wolf, Worm are animals
 

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I -think- dragons are considered elemetentals for the purpose of elemental resistance. I don't think dragons are considered outsiders for the purpose of banishing attribute. Note, the dragon killing bow (Wrymslater) has Beast Slayer, not Banishing.
 
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That's true, because Wyrmslayer isn't dragon killing bow, but Wyvern killing bow. And beastslayer is just for hunting other animals.
 

0rion79

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Anyway, the beast slayer attribute looks better than the new skill, since the latest affects pure animals only and not semi-animals.
It is a pity that there is no way to test all this (or is extremely difficult) since the battle log doesn't tell if an attack triggered any special attribute... You had to. E extremely accurate and see if any attack did deal any damage greater than expected. It is the only way to tell if the beast slayer attribute did trigger or not.
 

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Outsider is different from Elemental but they're both from a different plane. Banishing attribute is not limited to Outsider but it can also affect Elemental

About Wyrmslayer, it's off topic but like what @Dalvin Mallory said it is a wyvern slayer and not dragon because wyvern is basically weak against fire
 

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Orion79, in the Details screen, the bonus for Beast Master is the same as for the Hunter's Machete: +2 vs. Beasts.
 

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