Ranger - Longbow Beastmastery

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: EventsSolo contentDirect damageSurvivability.

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This build is up to date as of October 20, 2019.

Information

A Ranger build for running around in open world. This build has access to a wide variety of useful pets, and can grind enemies down from a safe distance with longbow. It can also fight in melee with greatsword for good burst damage.

Skill Bar

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Pets

A good Ranger swaps pets depending on the situation. Here are some pets worth having:

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - if conditions are a problem.
Utility Skills
  • - alternative damage skill, useful if there are allies around.
  • - if you're having trouble staying alive.
  • - alternative stun break and extra dodge.
  • - another stun break option, as well as providing personal quickness and superspeed.
Elite Skills
  • - powerful soft crowd control.

Specializations



Variants
  • - if running .

Equipment

This build uses similar gear to the Soulbeast - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. The only difference is that you use a longbow and run full Berserker stats.
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
Variants
  • You can use for high sustain at the cost of damage.

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run the Marauder Variant. You will lose some damage but gain a moderate boost to health. This variant is recommended for most Open World players.
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Variants
  • You can use for high sustain at the cost of damage.

Knight/Valkyrie Variant

This works similar to the Marauder Variant but is available to players without the expansions.
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6x
Superior Rune of Strength
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • You can use for high sustain at the cost of damage.

Consumables

Food
  • or
    for more damage.
  • for playing with groups.
  • is a good budget option.
  • for more dodges.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
Utility
  • or
    is your best damage option.
  • is a great budget option.

Usage

Damage

  • As a general rule you should stay in greatsword using as much as possible, filling with autoattacks.
    • Never interrupt your greatsword autoattack chain.
    • can be used to reset .
    • is worth using as a gap closer.
  • Longbow deals poor sustained damage, but can be used to while running or as a ranged option.
    • Line up your longbow shots to pierce as many targets as possible with .
    • Never use unless crowd control is required.
  • Use and for a damage boost.

Defense

  • blocks attacks. The retaliatory attack doesn't trigger if you are jumping or out of range, allowing you to block multiple attacks with one .
  • The third hit of your greatsword autoattack is an evade, but this can be difficult to time properly.
  • can be used to disengage with stealth.
  • One tactic for dealing with dangerous enemies is to bring Juvenile Brown Bear Juvenile Brown Bear or another tanky pet. This lets you deal damage from a safe distance while enemies are focused on your pet.
  • If you have trouble surviving, you can run or .
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.

Crowd Control

  • Your pet’s F2 skill
  • (as a last resort)
Build rating - 5 stars
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12 Ratings
5 stars
TopKEK gave this build 5 stars April 2019

Greatsword becomes the main powerhouse of this build but the Longbow is still the main weapon I stick with to maintain distance and ensuring survivability since rushing in with GS, while great, might cause problems during certain scenarios where sustaining survivability becomes an issue. Longbow's damage is subpar to GS but where it lacks in damage, it makes up for you staying alive. During Meta Events, best option would be LB on early start of Meta then go GS when Elites/Champs start jumping it since you want to get as much damage out as possible.

5 stars
Kaihan gave this build 5 stars March 2019

I have all professions and elite specs unlocked and still, I find myself back on GS/LB Power Ranger frequently. It’s competitive in PVP in the right hands and downright fun to level with if you don’t have any of the expansions. It’s a great build if you’re new or still learning the game.

5 stars
Zak565 gave this build 5 stars March 2019

nice and useful build i'm using it right now and btw i'm a new player

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4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars January 2019

One of the most popular new player builds, and for good reason. This build is easy to pick up, doesn't require any expansions, and can easily whittle down difficult champion enemies from range. Its main weaknesses are its lack of damage and reliance on pet tanking, which make it less ideal when DPS is important or there's lots of indiscriminate damage to avoid.

5 stars
Finkster gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Basic pew pew ranger build, and a great build for leveling. Super easy to just send your pet in to tank for you while you ranged attack. Can also be improved with Soulbeast once at max level if you have PoF.

5 stars
Wardenpowers gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Excellent build, I used this one while leveling my Ranger. Could pretty much solo anything. Send the Bear in, pew pew from range, get in when the Bear has firm aggro. Rinse and repeat.

5 stars
L I I O U S gave this build 5 stars August 2018

awesome build for beginners

high damage high mobility and great range

5 stars
LouiseBeeZ gave this build 5 stars July 2018

A brilliant build which allows me to change up my gameplay at a moments notice, running in rapid firing, change to greatsword and hack em to bits! or rain arrows down, swap, drop a pommel stike, auto slash, then a big finish bear chop, whilst Bronski bear (I'm new) mauls up the party. The fun just keeps coming.

5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars July 2018

For Ranger players without expansions, this is a good build with good burst and a lot of survivability thanks to Ranger having a pet to draw aggro. It's very forgiving, and it does a decent amount of damage.

5 stars
Crimson64 gave this build 5 stars July 2018

I've been using Longbow/Greatsword (oh who am I kidding, it was mostly LB honestly) since level 1 on my own Ranger, and it is entirely as awesome as they say it is. The fact that so many of the LB skills have such a MASSIVE range on them (1500 distance on the AUTO, jesus) makes it a thousand times easier to avoid ever having to be in range of any nasty AoE bs, plus your auto attack actually gets STRONGER the farther away you are from your target. And it's not even a trait, it's just baseline built into the auto attack! Which works wonders with traits like "Lead The Wind", (shortened cooldowns on LB and Harpoon Gun skills as well as making your arrows PIERCE ought to sound promising) and "Far Sighted" (even MORE damage increase on LB arrows, and rising even higher while further than 600 distance from the target, which you almost always are, and there's always "Point Blank Shot" to keep the mobs at a good range from you just in case ;) ) In short, I love LB Ranger.

5 stars
Cmfrynm gave this build 5 stars May 2018

I use this basic build all the time and it is very versatile. The comment about point blank shot is very valid if you're in a group. This build kills stuff fast and if your careful you can take on quite a crowd and live to tell the tale. I do use a cat most of the time though, along with the brown bear. Very fast and fun build.

5 stars
Hooleypicah gave this build 5 stars April 2018

Excellent build for leveling, and really easy to play. I still use this when I'm boss training. But PLEASE take note of the caution about LB4, Point Blank Shot. If you're not solo, ONLY use it for its Crowd Control (CC) when you're fighting champs or better that have stability. It actually does LESS damage than auto-attack at long range (and the same at mid). Nothing frustrates a melee class more than burning their huge damage skill on a target right as a ranger pushes them out of range. Don't be that guy (or gal).