Solo Leveling

What is a hunter in Solo Leveling?

In the Solo Leveling, Hunters are humans that have magical powers and they can use these magical powers in defeating magical demons, creatures, or beasts. These demons and beasts appeared around the same time Around the same time humanity became aware of magic. Hunters were the only ones capable of killing these demons, so a billion-dollar company was formed around them to kill demons, and in that company, hunters worked.

Hunters are ranked according to their strength and ability. They are ranked according to an International S-E system, E is the weakest and S is the strongest and they also have a wide variety of skills and talents.

Hunters are also categorized into 2 general categories combat and non-combat and 6 specific categories- Mages, Fighters, Tankers, Healers, and Rangers.

Appoint to note here is that the hunters and humans with powers are completely different things. A human can become a hunter after obtaining magical power [an awakening] and a hunting license and actively participating in the dungeon raids. There are plenty of humans who have powers but they are not hunters because they do not have a license and they chose to stay away from the hunting world.

An Example- Han Song Yi chose to complete her school and get her diploma and another example is Yoo Soohyun became a famous model.

Types of Hunter By Rank

Types of Hunter By Rank

S-Rank Hunters

Their main unique proposition is that their mana level is very high. It is so high that it cannot be measured by mana meter measuring technology. S-Rank hunters are very rare, a few at a country level because this level of mana is hard to find in humans and only a handful of people can exist with such a high mana level. As these hunters are rare they always stay at high demands and wherever they go they get a handsome amount of money, as it was mentioned by Hwang Dongsoo that he makes enough money to last three generations. If any fight happens between S ranks it usually destroys surroundings and it is almost impossible to hold them if they commit any crime as it was shown that Jinwoo was never held accountable for the murder of Dongsoo. There is no way to measure the power of the S ranks, so they are ranked by a point system based on their achievements, this point system is created by the Federal Bureau of Hunters.

Korean S rank Hunters

  • Baek Yoonho
  • Choi Jong-In
  • Lim Tae-Gyu
  • Ma Dongwook
  • Min Byung-Gyu
  • Eunseok 
  • Cha Hae-In 

Japanese S-Rank Hunters

  • Akari Shimizu‎‎ 
  • Atsushi Kumamoto‎‎ 
  • Goto Ryuji 
  • Ippei Izawa
  •  Kanae Tawata 

American S-Rank Hunters

  • Christopher Reed
  • Thomas Andre 
  • Hwang Dongsoo 
  • Brent

A-Rank Hunters

A-Rank Hunters are not as strong as S but they are stronger than B Rank.

  • Blood-Red Commander Igris
  • Gina
  • Hanekawa
  • Jung Yerim
  • Jung Yoontae
  • Kim Chul
  • Lee Minsung
  • Park Jongsoo
  • Son Kihoon
  • Woo Jinchul
  • Yoo Soohyun

B-Rank Hunters

Hunters in the B rank are common. They are not as strong as A rank hunters, but they are stronger than C rank hunters.

  • Kang Taeshik
  • Lee Joohee
  • Park Heejin

C-Rank Hunters

  • Cho Kyuhwan
  • Go Myung-Hwan
  • Hwang Dongsuk
  • Lee Chul-Jin
  • Song Chi-Yul
  • Yoon Kijoong

D-Rank Hunters

  • Kim Sangshik
  • Yoo Jinho
  • Park Gi-Sool

E-Rank Hunters

E-Rank Hunters are extremely weak, being at the bottom of the ladder, and are pretty much useless against magic beasts in dungeons due to their low rank. Due to their low wages and low status among hunters, they are often treated with disdain by higher-ranking hunters.

Types of Hunters by Power

FIGHTERS

These are the hunters who are highly skilled in melee combat abilities. 

This type of hunter has the ability to deal a huge amount of lethal damage to their opponents on the battlefield and can engage in hand-to-hand melee combat. Fighters also have good stamina and they have high defense while fighting. Due to brawling, they use weapons like axes, swords, knives, claws, gauntlets, and bare hands or fists.

Some of the known fighters in the series are-

  • Kim Sangshik 
  • Minoru Hoshino
  • Woo Jinchul 
  • Yoonho Hanekawa 
  • Cha Hae-in Baek 
  • Hwang Dongsoo 

MAGES

These are the hunters who are highly skilled in sorcery and magical skills. Mages are one of the most versatile hunters on the given list. They have the ability to cast basic elemental spells, lift up curses, can even call spirits and fight for them. Their range of attack is great as they have the ability to shoot projectile attacks. The only major drawback is that they are not much of a help in close battle situations. Magical skills include-

  • Cursed Magic
  • Summoning Magic – They can summons creatures and those creatures can help them during a battle. They can only summon 1-2 creatures before they run out of mana, as noted by Cha Hae In.
  • Elemental Spells – Most of the mages can use these spells and can shoot fire, ice, water, etc.
  • Barrier Magic – They can use barrier magic to protect themselves or to trap their enemies.

Some of the known mages in the series are-

  • Cho Kyuhwan 
  • Choi Jong-In
  • Park Heejin
  • Song Chi-Yul 
  •  Gina Kei Yuri Orloff

ASSASSINS

These are the hunters who are highly skilled in both close-ranged combat and speed. These are agile and swift in their movement and are considered to be the fastest of the lot. Their weapons of choice are small daggers or hidden blades. Due to high speed, they can quickly dodge the attacks from the hunters by other classes. Particularly mages have a hard time hitting assassins as mages require time to cast spells.

Stealth is a major skill here. This allows them to blend them with the surroundings making them undetected by the enemies.

Some of the known assassins in the series are-

  • Ippei Izawa
  • Kang Taeshik 

TANKERS

This set of hunters is highly skilled in their defensive abilities. Because of their defensive abilities they carry shields and are tased to protect other hunters during a raid so that they can perform their respective roles. Tnkers are highly durable and they can take a lot of damage in the battle before going down. Their main ability is defense but they can also be offensive.

Skills include taunting. Most of the tankers taunt and provoke their enemies which leads to a careless attack. This ability only works on enemies who are weaker than the tankers.

Some of the known tankers in the series are-

  • Yoo Jinho 
  • Park Jongsoo
  • Yoon Kijoong 
  • Hwang Dongsuk 
  • Ma Dongwook
  • Kim Chul 
  • Thomas Andre

RANGERS

This set of hunters is highly skilled in their archery magic. They are different from mages and rangers as they use bows and arrows and their job is to cover the blind spots during raids and help other hunters. They are at a high disadvantage in close combats.

Known Ranger-

Lim Tae Gyu

HEALERS

This set of hunters is highly skilled in their healing magic abilities. Healers act as a support pillar in battle and they rely on other hunters for direct protection. Their main job is to heal the injuries of other hunters but they also cast buff magic that enhances the abilities of both, their own and their teammates. As they only provide the support they themselves are always a huge risk in battle. 

Known Healers

  • Lee Joohee
  • Akari Shimizu 
  • Jung Yerim
  • Min Byung-Gyu 

How strong are hunters in Solo Leveling?

It depends on their rank. An E Rank hunter is stronger than normal people.

  • Ritik Katiyar

    As an elementary school student, Ritik discovered Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z and became a fan of Japanese animation. His knowledge of anime/manga has increased over the years, and he's now ready to share it with readers all over the world. He's always looking for a wonderful new anime to watch or manga series to read.

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