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The Hunter Elite's health value varies between difficulty modes. In SO SWEET, it is 3000; in RECOMMENDED, its health is 4000; in EXTREME mode it is 5000. This is in relation to the player's health of 300, 100 and 40, respectively.
The Elite model is distinguished by its superior agility and attack power over past hunters, requiring larger amounts of ammunition to be taken out due to their more resilient nature. Oddly, one hand was bare while the other had a claw, possibly to climb to flat surfaces. This may be a downfall as it can't swipe with both hands, possibly forcing it to target one target at a time. A general tactic to destroy this hunter type was to strike with a destructive ammo such as .50 cal or buckshot shotgun shells, which would cause the elite hunter to fall on its back, opening its head and chest to weapon fire.