Ranger - Condition Survival

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Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Overview

This build heavily relies on bleed stacking and is capable of sustaining 10+ bleed stacks on a target, but if played well even 20 stacks aren't impossible. Also has a wider access to condition removals than other ranger specs.

Skill Bar

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Short bowHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Dagger

Pets

Specializations

Equipment

Shortbow.png
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Leeching
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Superior Sigil of Leeching.pngSuperior Sigil of Leeching
Your next attack after swapping to this weapon while in combat steals some health. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Dagger.png
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Leeching
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Superior Sigil of Leeching.pngSuperior Sigil of Leeching
Your next attack after swapping to this weapon while in combat steals some health. (Cooldown: 9s)
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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)
Rabid Amulet
Rabid Amulet.pngRabid Amulet
+900 Precision +900 Toughness +1200 Condition Damage

Variants

Sigils

You can replace

Superior Sigil of Leeching Superior Sigil of Leeching
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Superior Sigil of Leeching.pngSuperior Sigil of Leeching
Your next attack after swapping to this weapon while in combat steals some health. (Cooldown: 9s)

with:

  • Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Superior Sigil of Doom Superior Sigil of Doom
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    Superior Sigil of Doom.pngSuperior Sigil of Doom
    Your next attack after you swap to this weapon while in combat inflicts poison (6 seconds). (Cooldown: 9s)

Usage

  • Your goal will be to stack as many Bleed Bleeds on your opponent as possible. Main sources of damage:
  • Shortbow autoattack,
    Crossfire 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
    only inflicts bleeding if you hit an enemy from behind or the side - but even if you can't pull it off,
    Sharpened Edges Sharpened Edges
    Sharpened Edges
    Chance to cause bleeding on critical hits.
    Book.pngChance on Critical Hit: 66%
    Bleed.pngBleeding (2s): 85 Damage
    will ensure that you will still do decent damage.
  • To maximize the damage of
    Splitblade Splitblade
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    Splitblade
    Throw a spread pattern of five whirling axes that bleeds foes.
    Damage.png5Damage: 120
    Bleed.png5Bleeding (6s): 1,275 Damage
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 900
    you must stand as close to your target as possible - you throw multiple axes in a cone, each of them applies bleeding, not to mention the Bleeds from Sharpened Edge procs. You can do the same with
    Poison Volley 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
    .
  • Crippling Talon Crippling Talon
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    Crippling Talon
    Throw a dagger to bleed and cripple your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 183
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (8s): 1,020 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (6s): -50% Movement Speed
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    applies 3 long duration Bleed stacks.
  • Superior Sigil of Geomancy Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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    Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
    Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    - you have this on both weapon sets, if possible try to swap weapons near your enemies to utilize this sigil.
  • Your Survival skills (such as
    Muddy Terrain Muddy Terrain
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    Muddy Terrain
    Survival. Use mud to cripple and immobilize foes.
    Cripple.pngCripple per Pulse (2s): -50% Movement Speed
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize at Creation (2s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Range.pngRange: 900
    ) remove 2 conditions from you and also grant Fury Fury - try to use these skills in a defensive manner when facing condition heavy specs.
  • Muddy Terrain Muddy Terrain
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    Muddy Terrain
    Survival. Use mud to cripple and immobilize foes.
    Cripple.pngCripple per Pulse (2s): -50% Movement Speed
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize at Creation (2s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Range.pngRange: 900
    can be used to reliably hit enemies with key skills such as
    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
    or
    Splitblade Splitblade
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    Splitblade
    Throw a spread pattern of five whirling axes that bleeds foes.
    Damage.png5Damage: 120
    Bleed.png5Bleeding (6s): 1,275 Damage
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 900
    without being dodged.
  • Keep in mind that even though you can't dodge while being Immobilize Immobilized you can still use skills with evasion such as
    Quick Shot 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
    and
    Stalker's Strike Stalker's Strike
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    Stalker's Strike
    Stab and poison your foe while evading attacks.
    Damage.pngDamage: 71
    Poison.png3Poison (8s): 804 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Book.pngEvade: 1¼ seconds
    Range.pngRange: 250
    in order to avoid damage.

Tips & Tricks

  • You can use Wolf's
    Terrifying Howl Terrifying Howl
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    Terrifying Howl
    Howl at foes to send them running in fear.
    Damage.pngDamage: 438
    Fear.pngFear (2s): Flee
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    even if you are downed - so you can interrupt your opponent one more time even after you've used your downed skill #2. This can give you enough time to force your enemy into downed state and then res yourself with your pet.
  • While stomping Engineers and Warriors, you can hide behind your pet so he can bodyblock their downed skill #2.

Counters

  • Heavy CC
  • A well played D/D Ele should have the upper hand, but it's not an impossible matchup.

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See Also

Build rating - 3 stars
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2 Ratings
0 stars
Sina gave this build 0 stars October 2015

Shortbow is just way too weak in it's current form, making this build way less effective than the other survival or trapper builds using axe/dagger + sword/torch. What's kind of sad that even the longbow bleed hybrid build does better..

5 stars
Filthi gave this build 5 stars July 2015

the shortbow provides great reliability. the kiting allows for a more adaptive style apposed to the S/T carrion survival variant . Fighting Vs melee is generally easier.

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