Ranger - "Guard!" Pet Tank



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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Designed for:

Overview

  • This build is meant to be played as a bunker in SPvP by applying constant regeneration to you and your pet while still providing decent damage. Damage is done through constant bleeding and base dmage done by your pet.
  • This build is suitable for WvW. When encountering 1-3 enemies, this build will do fairly well. Also, in zergs, usuing Guard will give you're entirue group regeneration and speed boost infinitely.
  • Since
    "Guard" "Guard"
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    "Guard"
    Shout. Command your pet to agressively guard an area. Your pet gains stealth and protection for a short duration.
    Stealth.pngStealth (10s): Invisible to foes.
    Protection.pngProtection (10s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Duration.pngDuration: 180 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    can be activated every 12 seconds, you and your pet have an infinite increase of speed and regeneration, making this build useful in all aspects of PvE.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Shortbow
Utility
Elite
Crossfire
Crossfire
Fire an arrow. Bleed your target if you hit them from behind or from the side.
Damage.pngDamage: 97
Bleed.pngBleeding (3s): 128 Damage
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Poison Volley
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Poison Volley
Fire a spread of five poison arrows.
Damage.png5Damage: 180
Poison.png5Poison (4s): 640 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Book.pngTargets per arrow: 5
Book.pngPierces
Range.pngRange: 900
Quick Shot
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Quick Shot
Fire a quick shot in an evasive retreat. Gain swiftness if the shot hits. This can be used while retreating.
Damage.pngDamage: 97
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
Book.pngEvade: 0.5 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Crippling Shot
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Crippling Shot
Fire an arrow that cripples your target. Your pet's next three attacks inflict bleeding.
Damage.pngDamage: 97
Bleed.pngBleeding (6s): 255 Damage
Cripple.pngCripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Concussion Shot
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Concussion Shot
Daze your foe with an arrow. Stun them if you hit from behind or from the side.
Damage.pngDamage: 97
Daze.pngDaze (2s): Unable to use skills.
Stun.pngStun (2s): Unable to use skills or move.
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Troll Unguent
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Troll Unguent
Survival. You and your pet regenerate health over time.
Heal.pngHealth per Second: 850
Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
"Guard"
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"Guard"
Shout. Command your pet to agressively guard an area. Your pet gains stealth and protection for a short duration.
Stealth.pngStealth (10s): Invisible to foes.
Protection.pngProtection (10s): -33% Incoming Damage
Duration.pngDuration: 180 seconds
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Signet of Renewal
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Signet of Renewal
Signet Passive: Cure a condition every ten seconds.
Signet Active: Your pet pulls all conditions from nearby allies to itself.
Radius.pngRadius: 600
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
Signet of the Wild
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Signet of the Wild
Signet Passive: Grants health regeneration to you and your pet.
Signet Active: You and your pet grow larger, dealing more damage and gaining stability.
Heal.pngSignet of the Wild: 62 Heal
Signet of the Wild.pngEnlarged (8s): You deal 25% more damage and move faster.
Stability.png5Stability (8s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Damage.pngDamage Increase: 25%
Book.pngMovement Speed Increase: 50%
Duration.pngDuration: 8 seconds
Rampage As One
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Rampage As One
Pet. Rampage with your pet, gaining stability, fury and swiftness. You and your pet also grant might to each other when you attack.
Rampage As One.pngRampage As One (20s): Grants might to your pet when you attack.
Fury.pngFury (3s): 20% Critical Chance
Stability.png3Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, or feared.
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
Radius.pngBoon Application Interval: 3 seconds

Second Weapon Set

Longbow
Long Range Shot
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Long Range Shot
Shoot your foe from long range. The farther the arrow flies, the more damage it does.
Damage.png1,000+ Range: 336
Damage.png500-1,000 Range: 298
Damage.png0-500 Range: 261
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,500
Rapid Fire
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Rapid Fire
Fire multiple arrows at your foe.
Damage.png10Damage: 1400
Vulnerability.png10Vulnerability (10s): 10% Incoming Damage
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,500
Hunter's Shot
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Hunter's Shot
Fire an arrow that grants you stealth when it hits an enemy. Your pet gains swiftness.
Damage.pngDamage: 149
Swiftness.pngPet Swiftness (10s): 33% Movement Speed
Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,500
Point Blank Shot
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Point Blank Shot
Push back your foe with a point-blank shot. The closer they are, the farther it pushes them back.
Damage.pngDamage: 298
Knockback.pngKnockback for range less than 300: 600
Knockback.pngKnockback for range between 300-600: 500
Knockback.pngKnockback for range greater than 600: 400
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Barrage
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Barrage
Barrage the target area with a hail of arrows that cripple.
Damage.png12Damage: 1,788
Cripple.png12Cripple (1½s): -50% Movement Speed
Radius.pngRadius: 360
Range.pngRange: 1,500

Slot Changes

  • Rampage As One Rampage As One
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    Rampage As One
    Pet. Rampage with your pet, gaining stability, fury and swiftness. You and your pet also grant might to each other when you attack.
    Rampage As One.pngRampage As One (20s): Grants might to your pet when you attack.
    Fury.pngFury (3s): 20% Critical Chance
    Stability.png3Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, or feared.
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
    Radius.pngBoon Application Interval: 3 seconds
    can be replaced with
    Entangle Entangle
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    Entangle
    Survival. Entagle foes around you with vines. Entagled foes bleed and are immobilized until the vines are destroyed.
    Damage.png4Damage: 508
    Bleed.png5Bleeding (8s): 4,760 Damage
    Immobilize.png5Immobilize (1s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    if additional snaring is needed.
    • If running
      Entangle Entangle
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      Entangle
      Survival. Entagle foes around you with vines. Entagled foes bleed and are immobilized until the vines are destroyed.
      Damage.png4Damage: 508
      Bleed.png5Bleeding (8s): 4,760 Damage
      Immobilize.png5Immobilize (1s): Unable to move.
      Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
      Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
      Radius.pngRadius: 600
      Unblockable.pngUnblockable
      , use Knowledge instead of Anguish.
  • Signet of Renewal Signet of Renewal
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    Signet of Renewal
    Signet Passive: Cure a condition every ten seconds.
    Signet Active: Your pet pulls all conditions from nearby allies to itself.
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    can be replaced with
    "Sick 'Em" "Sick 'Em"
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    "Sick 'Em"
    Shout. Your pet runs faster and does more damage.
    "Sick 'Em".pngSick 'Em (10s): 40% Damage, 40% Movement Speed
    Book.pngRevealed (6s): You cannot stealth
    Range.pngRange: 2,000
    for more DPS and the utility reveal in exchange for condition removal.

Pets

Specializations

Main BuildAdeptMasterGrandmaster

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DPS VariantAdeptMasterGrandmaster

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Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Shortbow
Superior Sigil of Accuracy Superior Sigil of Accuracy
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.pngSuperior Sigil of Accuracy
+7% Critical Chance
Superior Sigil of Earth Superior Sigil of Earth
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Superior Sigil of Earth.pngSuperior Sigil of Earth
60% Chance on Critical: Inflict Bleeding (5 seconds). (Cooldown: 2s)
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Longbow
Superior Sigil of Corruption Superior Sigil of Corruption
Superior Sigil of Corruption.pngSuperior Sigil of Corruption
Gain a charge of +10 condition damage each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
Superior Sigil of Purity Superior Sigil of Purity
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Superior Sigil of Purity.pngSuperior Sigil of Purity
60% Chance on Hit: Remove a Condition. (Cooldown: 10s)

Sigil Variants

  • Superior Sigil of Perception Superior Sigil of Perception
    Superior Sigil of Perception.pngSuperior Sigil of Perception
    Gain a charge of +10 precision each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
    for more criticals.
  • Superior Sigil of Life Superior Sigil of Life
    Superior Sigil of Life.pngSuperior Sigil of Life
    Gain a charge of +10 healing each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
    for more heals.

Equipment

Rune:

Superior Rune of the Dolyak Superior Rune of the Dolyak
Superior Rune of the Dolyak.pngSuperior Rune of the Dolyak
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Toughness (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Toughness (6): Regenerate health every second.


Amulet: Amulet/PvP Rabid Amulet

Equipment (for DPS Variant)

  • Superior Rune of the Krait Superior Rune of the Krait
    Superior Rune of the Krait.pngSuperior Rune of the Krait
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Bleeding Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +15% Bleeding Duration; 25% chance when struck to cause bleeding for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 15s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Bleeding Duration; When you use an elite skill, you inflict bleeding, torment, and poison for 8 seconds to nearby foes. (Cooldown: 30s)

Usage

  • Spam "Guard" + F3/F2 to provide constant regeneration and increase in speed.
  • Let your pet do most of the damage while you evade and provide constant pressure with shortbow.
  • Use
    Concussion Shot Concussion Shot
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    Concussion Shot
    Daze your foe with an arrow. Stun them if you hit from behind or from the side.
    Damage.pngDamage: 97
    Daze.pngDaze (2s): Unable to use skills.
    Stun.pngStun (2s): Unable to use skills or move.
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 900
    and
    Point Blank Shot Point Blank Shot
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    Point Blank Shot
    Push back your foe with a point-blank shot. The closer they are, the farther it pushes them back.
    Damage.pngDamage: 298
    Knockback.pngKnockback for range less than 300: 600
    Knockback.pngKnockback for range between 300-600: 500
    Knockback.pngKnockback for range greater than 600: 400
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    as your interrupts.
  • Use
    Hunter's Shot Hunter's Shot
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    Hunter's Shot
    Fire an arrow that grants you stealth when it hits an enemy. Your pet gains swiftness.
    Damage.pngDamage: 149
    Swiftness.pngPet Swiftness (10s): 33% Movement Speed
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,500
    to evade bad situations.
  • Troll Unguent Troll Unguent
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    Troll Unguent
    Survival. You and your pet regenerate health over time.
    Heal.pngHealth per Second: 850
    Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
    to stack healing.

note

  • Your pet is the base of your damage. Your pet also will be able to tank much more than you.

Counters

  • Condition Removal Warriors
  • Heavy CC
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