Just started up a Fire Hunter, and have a couple of quick questions about it:
1. Is FCR gear needed/helpful at all? I.e., when I cast Fissure, can I restart shooting with the bow faster if I have higher FCR, or does that not matter at all?
2. In Ed from Russia's guide, he seems strongly against HoW for some reason. I would like to have stronger summons (and bow), and the fire skills as a backup and "AOE support" instead of being the focus of the build. Does this skill layout look ok (listed in approximate order taken)?
20 Dire Wolves
rest in Grizzly
(1 in all prereqs, and no Vine points at all)
I advocated Oak Sage because I prefer to focus on Fire Skills for damage and Summons for tanking and backup. HoW doesn't increase your fire damage. However, if your intention is to make your bow and summons do most damage, you're fine with HoW as well.
Your skill setup is fine but a point in Carrion Vine is a nice investment IMO.