|Hawkeye is a slow attacker meant to take out mages with his decent resistance and respectable attack. Now that Skill Inheritance is out, Hawkeye can capitalize on his decent attack and insanely low speed to run a Brave Axe+, which is why Hawkeye prefers more attack and less speed. Using a Brave Axe+ Hawkeye automatically doubles on initiation whereas otherwise, he doubles only a very small amount of people under certain conditions.
For his passives, Death Blow as Hawkeye's A skill is not only cost effective, it is also doubly beneficial due to the fact that Hawkeye attacks twice using the Brave Axe+ meaning Death Blow's attack applies to both hits. Axebreaker is taken as his B passive to allow him to check other heroes the same color as Hawkeye, expanding the amount of units he can OHKO. The C slot is replaceable but using Hone Speed or Hone Attack lets Hawkeye boost his Allies' offenses.
Drag Back is the preferred support skill for Hawkeye to let his allies move out of enemy range after an attack or move his allies closer to the enemies. Reposition can be used for this purpose as well.
Three charge specials are preferred with Brave weapons, thus either Iceberg or Draconic Aura should be used dependent on a player's specific Hawkeye's IVs. Due to his high Res, Iceberg is typically the better choice over Draconic Aura unless a player's Hawkeye is -Res.