The fact that zilea talason and veevs hunter are almost rank 1 on BG9 when veev has close to zero experience on a hunter just shows how much of a joke these classes are. The way they play is even more of a joke, pop every CD (including BW for the damage) in the opener and spam damage, rarely landing traps, not that they are needed. Nothing against them, this is sadly the best way to play. Though it does make me laugh when they complain on stream about casters occasionally globaling them when most games they're usually just tunnelling unhealable damage into the casters.
On other BGs, there really aren't many caster cleaves at all, everything consists of hunters and melee who mongo everything in the opener and make the game awful to play. Bloodlust seems to have slightly more non melee since there's a small group of casters there who just que into each other on stream every single day.
If hunter + feral + enhance + ret (with cds) + ele got toned down slightly this patch would be a lot better.
This. LIstening to Zilea in some of those games is a challenge, his opinions are so biased it's disgusting...