I recently noticed that Monster Bane skill has noticeable improved, and is now a viable option for anyone who likes to get the most out of hunting. +6 attk for 60 secs traded for -1 in defence. At the launch of AoA it was +3 attk for 20 secs.
I got one question tho which I couldn't be certain even after testing it out extensively. Does the Bane trigger if the monster is killed by a minion (troll, skelly, lich, philo etc)? I saw many times that I couldn't get Bane if my trolls delivered the finishing blow, but once I killed something with my own hands, I triggered the buff. This could have been because the buff was already running on another type of monster and thus did not trigger, but I'd love to be certain about this since if it is with 100% certainty triggered by minions as well, then I'll take the skill again And I'll add the info to the Guide Page for all to see.
Certain skills like Triumph are triggered even if the kill is done by your minion. Otherwise it'd be useless for me lol - or then I'd need to stop using trolls which I'd hate even more. But how about Monster Bane?