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Ranger - Basic Ranger

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

Focused on: Strike damageDefenseDps.

Designed for:

    

Overview

A basic but effective ranger build that F2P players can access. The Longbow Beastmaster is surprisingly powerful for a Core class and performs very well in event farming and casual solo open world.

Skill Bar

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Pet Variants

Skill Variants

  • - condition cleanse
  • - extra damage in static fights
  • - extra defense in static fights
  • - extra toughness and a panic button
  • - alternative stun break and extra dodge.

Specializations

Build Code

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Variants
  • - if running .
  • - better utility.

Equipment

Ascended gear is not required; exotic with the same stats will work fine.

Standard Equipment

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Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Marauder stat icon.png Marauder - a ~40% health increase, but ~10% DPS loss
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's , Soldier stat icon.png Soldier - mix with other gear to increase defense

Runes

  • - budget DPS
  • - strong defense while in a group or against trash mobs

Consumables

Event Farming

These consumables boost profit.

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo

These consumables boost damage.

Food
  • , - Defense/Damage
  • , - Damage
Utility
  • - Damage

Usage

Damage

  • Your main sources of damages are , , and your pet.
    • Never interrupt your greatsword autoattack chain.
    • can be used to reset .
    • is worth using as a gap closer.
    • Line up your longbow shots to pierce as many targets as possible with .
    • Never use unless crowd control is required.
  • Try not to activate your signets.

Defense

  • blocks attacks. The retaliatory attack doesn't trigger when mid-jump or out of range, allowing multiple blocks with one .
  • 's swinging animation is an evade but can very tricky to time it.
  • 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
  • If having trouble surviving, you can run or .
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible.

Crowd Control

  • Your pet’s F2 skill
  • (as a last resort)
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Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Mathiasxii gave this build 5 stars last month

I always thought this to be THE build to live the longbow ranger experience (more than with Soulbeast), even past the HoT/PoF expansion. All three trait lines synergise extremely well and everything is set up for you to send your pet up front in combat while you transform your enemies into porcupines for extremely far. The farther you are, the more you are rewarded boon and damage wise! Once the enemy is weak, you can then launch yourself on the enemies with you greatsword to finish them off. It takes a lot of practice to enjoy such build as you need to be cautious about field positionning, movement, and timing, but it feels great to always have a sight of the battlefield. The only downside is that it tends to perform poorly in tight spaces as you are squishy (as expected for a long range class). 4 is your best friend!

5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars March 2021

one of the best core builds in the game for general open world since ranger pets are so good at distracting mobs, and ranger's moderate damage means it can easily burst down threats.

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