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Ranger - Basic Ranger

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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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Greatsword

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.
  • - extra toughness and a panic button
  • - alternative stun break and extra dodge.
  • - increases pet damage but can be slow.
Elite Skills
  • - powerful soft crowd control.

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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Superior Rune of the Pack

Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Marauder stat icon.png Marauder - more efficient if you have access to it.
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's , Soldier stat icon.png Soldier - good defensive mixers

Runes

  • - Infinite sustain while zerging

Consumables

Event Farming

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

This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
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 if you are jumping or out of range, allowing you to block multiple attacks 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. 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)
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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars 5 weeks ago

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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