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Special thanks and recognition is long overdue to Aragorn of Elysian for playing a crucial role in providing much of the mathematical backbone to this website’s ranking system.
April 19, 2017.  The recent patch items and upgrades have not been added to gear rankings. I will add them as soon as I am able.
April 3, 2017.  A preliminary, rudimentary, and incomplete version of the evolution materials requirements has been added! They will be edited for ease of use and completeness over the coming weeks. But I figured sooner and imperfect is better than perfect and 3 months from now.
April 2, 2017.  Added Ray of Darkness to belt rankings
April 2, 2017. Added minion data base link in resources page.
Minion Ability Database
April 2, 2017.  I am working on filling out the evolution materials spreadsheet. Expect items to show up on the website next weekend.
March 23, 2017.  Raksha Armor has been added to the water armor rankings.
March 23, 2017.  Fire weapons have seen some startling additions. You may be in a bit of disbelief but the math don’t lie!

The following items have been added to Fire weapon rankings: Meteoric Saber, Hidetzu: Whose Blood Burns, Meteoric Greatsword, Meteoric Glaive, Heated Revenge, Meteoric Crossbow. The following items have been removed: Quickbolt Repeater, Flame Screamer, Firefly thrower, Ashtak’s Maw, Wild Bubblebow

March 22, 2017.  The following items have been added to Nature weapon rankings: Jaderune Greatsword, Asgirr, Beagnoth
March 22, 2017.  The following items have been added to Dark weapon rankings: Fiendpit Saber, Abyssal Greatsword, Sukurume, Who Cures All, Miasma Blade. The following have been removed: snake of the abyss, night dominion, nightshade staff
March 22, 2017.  The following items have been added to light weapon rankings: Pegasus Wingblade, Brightvine, Emperor’s Relic, Fencer of Darkness, Ancient Solaris. The following have been removed: Beamscepter, Holy Pikestaff, Sunrise Hookbow.
March 22, 2017.  The following items have been added to water weapon rankings: Candy Canes, Frozen Wave, Isfangr.
March 22, 2017.  I went back through and reevaluated items that I initially kept out of the rankings to make sure there weren’t any oversights. A few items in each element will be added and as a result a few items may be removed that are currently in the rankings. Many of these newly added items have very low base damage numbers but have fantastic affixes that vault them up the rankings despite appearing weak.
March 21, 2017.  I am tweaking the featured images at the top of every page. You may see distortions till I am done.
March 21, 2017.  I am setting the groundwork for a massive undertaking. Evolution materials requirements will be added piece by piece in a community effort. Evolution Materials Submission form
March 21, 2017.  Reordered menu system and added a resources page for other community resources for dungeon hunter 5.
March 20, 2017.  Moved Spirit Guard up in nature armor rankings.
March 18, 2017.  All weapons have been significantly re-ranked due to discovery of normalized coefficients explained directly below.
March 18, 2017.  MAJOR update related to rankings. Aragorn of Elysian played a crucial role in deriving the coefficient modifier for each weapon type. We have normalized that over a weapon attack cycle to gain a close approximation of TRUE weapon dps across every category. I am in the process of altering rankings AGAIN to adjust to these modifiers. Rankings will be altered drastically.
March 17, 2017.  All weapons and Armor have been updated using phase 3 ranking method.(see below) You’ll find a few 5k weapons and armors have been moved below select top-tier 3k weapons and armors.
March 17, 2017.  All weapons have been updated using phase 3 ranking method.(see below) Armor next.
March 17, 2017.  Fire weapons have been updated using phase 3 ranking method.(see below)
March 16, 2017.  Dark and Light weapons have been updated using phase 3 ranking method.(see below)
March 16, 2017.  I have begun a third pass through the gear rankings using a more sophisticated process to measure affix contribution. The water weapons have been updated using this new method.
March 07, 2017.  All gear ranking pages have been reformatted with smaller item name font for improved function on small devices. Icons have been added to the left of the names of ranked items that possess the wanted challenge bonus affix. Drop down tabs have been added that contain explanations of various functions. Finally, a ‘back to top’ button has also added
March 03, 2017.  All Gear images have been re-coded so they display without distortion on smaller devices.
March 03, 2017.  Glacial Beamgasher Halberd added to water glaive and water overall rankings.
March 03, 2017.  All Weapons and Armor have been updated to current patch! Phew! More changes coming to improve ease of viewing gear and WC bonus icons.
March 03, 2017.  All Dark and Fire weapons have been updated to current patch. Light/Nature/Water weapons are still not fully updated. All armor updates are complete.
March 02, 2017.  I have updated all of the armor gear rankings pages with new photos that include the wanted challenge bonus affix. I have also included drop down tabs explaining how they affect ranking(or rather don’t) and another tab that will display all available WC bonus affix items of that element/type in unranked format.
Weapons in the process of being updated.
March 02, 2017.  UPDATE: My gear rankings do not account for the patch changes added yesterday. I will adjust them as soon as possible.
March 01, 2017.  Added to Bounty Hunter 101: crit chance and crit damage, item drops, loot not appearing when paused.
February 28, 2017.  Corrected omission of Malevolent Rush and Warcry to skill rankings.
February 28, 2017.  Made a second pass through Weapon rankings and adjusted them by assigning a higher value to crit and crit damage. Removed a few ranged weapons that do not have sufficient affixes to merit using.
February 28, 2017.  Adjusted Weapon Attack Cycle explanation in Bounty Hunter: 101 so it is more specific and accurate.
February 28, 2017.  Made a second pass through Armor rankings and adjusted them by assigning a higher value to crit and crit damage. Weapons next.
February 22, 2017.  Added a recruiting link for those interested in joining Warbringer.
February 22, 2017.  Dodge, Weapon Attack Cycles, Run Speed, Collection Menu, Affix Synergy, Pause Trick added to Bounty Hunter: 101
February 21, 2017.  Settled on page structure and began adding content to Bounty Hunter: 101
February 20, 2017.  All weapons, armor, and skill items have been ranked.  You can find them from the home page in the drop down menu.
February 9, 2017.  Website was created.  Content will be added on a daily basis, starting with gear rankings.