Ranger - Longbow/Greatsword

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Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

Overview

This build will give you the option to be both a melee and ranged class and give zerg support.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Longbow
Utility
Elite
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
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
Lightning Reflexes
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Lightning Reflexes
Survival. Evade back with a crack of lightning, dealing damage and gaining vigor.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Vigor.pngVigor (10s): 100% Endurance Regeneration
Immobilize.pngCures Immobilized
Book.pngEvade: 0.75 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
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Signet of Stone
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Signet of Stone
Signet Passive: Improves toughness for you and your pet.
Signet Active: You and your pet takes no damage from attacks. You and your pet are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
Signet of Stone.pngSignet of Stone (6s): Take no damage from incoming attacks.
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Second Weapon Set

Greatsword
Slash
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Slash
Chain. Slash your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 135
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 150
Maul
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Maul
Attack your foe with the force of a bear.
Damage.pngDamage: 394
Vulnerability.png5Vulnerability (8s): 5% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 220
Swoop
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Swoop
Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Book.pngEvade Duration While Swinging: 0.5 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
Range.pngRange: 1,100
Counterattack
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Counterattack
Block and counter an attack with a kick that pushes foes back.
Damage.pngDamage: 317
Knockback.pngKnockback: 300
Hilt Bash
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Hilt Bash
Daze your foe with a hilt bash. Stun them if you hit from behind. Your pet's next attack does 50% more damage.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Daze.pngDaze (1½s): Unable to use skills.
Stun.pngStun (1½s): Unable to use skills or move.
Range.pngRange: 300

Slot Changes

Healing Skill

Utility skill options

  • - If you are having trouble with conditions.
  • - Great boost to your mobility - increases the distance traveled by
    Swoop Swoop
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    Swoop
    Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Book.pngEvade Duration While Swinging: 0.5 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 1,100
    , and can make Can't find such skill "Maul (ranger greatsword skill)"! Please refer to our skill index. even more powerful on activation.
  • - Offers stability, temporary 25% damage boost for stronger spikes, and temporary mobility.
  • - Gives quickness and breaks stun. Also affected by Survival traits.
  • - Another CC on low CD, synergizes well with Survival traits.

Elite skill options

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  • - Unblockable, Short CD, AoE Can't find such skill "Immobilize"! Please refer to our skill index.. Also affected by Survival traits.

Specializations

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Trait Variants

General

  • Signet Mastery Signet Mastery
    Signet Mastery
    Reduces recharge on signets.
    Book.pngRecharge Reduced: 20%
    over
    Steady Focus Steady Focus
    Steady Focus
    Damage is increased while endurance is full.
    Damage.pngDamage Increase: 10%
    - considerable if playing with 2 or more signets.
  • Piercing Arrows Piercing Arrows
    Piercing Arrows
    All arrow attacks pierce targets.
    Book.pngTargets per Arrow: 5
    Book.pngPierces
    over
    Eagle Eye Eagle Eye
    Eagle Eye
    Increases longbow and harpoon gun range. Longbow and harpoon gun damage is increased.
    Damage.pngDamage Increase: 5%
    Book.pngRange Increase: 300
    - helps hit a target even if clones/pets/other players bodyblock the way of the projectile, also increases AoE potential because your arrows can easily hit multiple targets.
  • Nature's Protection Nature's Protection
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    Nature's Protection
    Receive protection when you take damage greater then a percentage of your maximum health.
    Radius.pngHealth Threshold: 10%
    Protection.pngProtection (5s): -33% Incoming Damage
    over
    Strength of Spirit Strength of Spirit
    Strength of Spirit
    Gain power based on your vitality.
    Book.pngVitality CĀonverted to Power: 7%
    - for more defense against spikes.

High Burst Variant

  • You can relocate 1 point from Skirmishing into Wilderness Surival for
    Companion's Defense Companion's Defense
    Companion's Defense
    You and your pet gain protection when you dodge roll.
    Protection.pngProtection (2s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Book.pngCombat Only
    .

Survival of the Fittest Variant

  • You can even consider taking
    Keen Edge Keen Edge
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    Keen Edge
    Use Sharpening Stone when you strike a foe below health threshold.
    Radius.pngHealth Threshold: 75%
    Sharpening Stone.png5Sharpening Stone (30s): Attacks inflict bleeding.
    Bleed.pngBleeding (6s): 255 Damage
    because it synergyzes well with other survival traits, which means when this trait triggers you gain Fury and cleanse 2 conditions.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Pack

Usage

  • You will start the fight by using , then if the enemy zerg is already on you or if you still have a safe distance. Remember that with
    Piercing Arrows Piercing Arrows
    Piercing Arrows
    All arrow attacks pierce targets.
    Book.pngTargets per Arrow: 5
    Book.pngPierces
    all your Longbow attacks will pierce the enemy, make sure you are hitting a target that is on the middle of the enemy zerg in order to actually hit up to 5 targets. If you need a fast bombing do all this while activating .
  • As your zerg enters melee range switch to Greatsword. The autoattack rotation is very good because it will make you evade with every third attack.
  • Another escape skill is , use all your signets carefully because they have a high cooldown.
  • Your area condition removal is .
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