I use invigorating pie also.
I also use a strength brew, and run a hybrid build.
What are you dieing from? and what planet tier are you looking at hunting on?
There are tips and tricks to some. Make sure you hang from something, thatll stop the knockback from wildstock killing you from fall damage against a tree or hill. (used to be what i died from)
Make sure youre using the right gem slingbow for the planet/creatures youre fighting.
Im cheap. I dont use any special food/brews. I don’t really need it for T6 and below. I use healing bombs to restore any lost hp but usually group hunts have dedicated healers so I don’t need to use them. Well forged bows and all my points to max dmg as much as possible.
If I had to choose food I would probably go with either shielding food or criticaling food, brews whatever heals instant or speed brew to fire faster. Maybe even strength brew. Depends on how your bow is forged really.
My hunter is maxed out I went for the fast shoot route.
For group hunts if going to a t4 planet I go with critical pies and speed/strength brews depending on the bow if its a fast bow I go str if its slow I go with speed and for augments I always go with strength.
Extra items are reviver brew so I don’t wait for some one else to revive (You drink it before you die it does not erases other brew buffs), instant health brew, some cooked meat to refil energy and not erasing my pie.
For groups going to t5 or t6 I change the critical pie for invigorating and try to get a multiple bullet bow.
I only use health + cleanse bombs and regular bombs to make holes under the spawn portals
I absolutely carry a set of BOMBS. Healing, Fast, Strength, Armor. I use them in that order too. I’ll splash a healing bomb on myself for full health about 10-20 times a meteor(200 Dur) And change between strength and speed during the bulk of the fight. I don’t really use armor much, but I keep it on me because a smartstack takes the same inventory space as one bomb. And I always carry Reviver brew.
I really like invigorating pies with a tank build. Rage brews, aggravating brews, instant heals, and revive brews.
A lot of people will disagree or say that they aren’t worth it but I really like having good quirks to supplement too. They make a big difference for me on higher tier planets.
Edit: ooh, and armor 3 boon on offhand
I usually only buy max speed & max strength brews. I like to one-hit stuff during meteor hunts. Like the others have mentioned, there is usually at least one person tossing healing bombs, so I don’t bring anything for health.
I think ill try a Tanky Build because i like to Solo some Meteors. I also have a bad aim so it take me some time to get all the Mobs down
One thing i dont get, is that People take Kinetik Armor with also having the Health Epic + Vitality and the 12000 Hit Points. That 150 Damage saved from the Armor dont make Sense to me. Do i miss something on that ?
I usually use starberry pies to maintain my energy so I can keep firing without tiring, reviver brews, and I have mega instant healing brews for a quick replenish and healing bombs to heal as required, when not in danger.
That depends on how many hits you plan to take… it gives you more staying power, being able to take 20% more hits (5 instead of 4). If your setup is based on tanking, it might be worth considering, especially if you add something like shielding pie and/or armour bombs you can stand around a lot longer.
Personally I prefer to dodge incoming shots where possible by rather having a good run speed (especially useful for cuttletrunk carpet bombing because my grapple aim is atrocious) but in the end the “value” of skill points depends on the user. It’s the same as the light epic debate for miners; there are ways around it but depends on what you’d rather do with those points.