Ranger - Core Power Ranger

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

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open WorldOpen World General and Open World Core

This build was last updated on September 09, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A basic but effective open world 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.


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Skill Bar

Jungle Stalker
Wolf
Longbow
Axe/Axe
Utility

Weapon Variants

  • Greatsword - can replace longbow for less burst but better sustained damage.
  • Sword - slightly less dps than axe but with mobility.

Skill Variants

The suggested skills aim to create windows of burst damage through , but other skills can be considered:

Healing skill

  • - condition cleanse.

Utility skill

  • - Might Might generation in static fights, can be considered in group play.
  • - extra defense.
  • - alternative stun break and extra dodge.
  • - excellent for enabling Predator's Onslaught.
  • - can be used with offensive pets for single target burst.
  • - AoE condition cleanse.
  • - extra toughness and a panic button.
  • - Protection Protection generation in static fights, can be considered in group play.

Elite skill

  • - AoE Immobile Immobile.
  • - AoE revive when playing in a group.

Pet Variants

High damage pets
Good mix of damage and crowd control
Good on-demand crowd control
Tanky pets
  • Drakes such as Marsh Drake Marsh Drake provide the best mix of damage and tankiness, but bears and devourers are also very tanky pets.


Specializations

Variants
  • - if you are going to camp longbow, but you will do less damage.
  • - when not running Frost Trap and/or more dodges are needed.
  • can enable an alternative playstile where you run 2 longbows and use this trait to cast every weapon swap. This playstyle is very vulnerable to projectile block/reflect and lacks mobility, but can be very fun.
  • - if not running many Command skills.
  • Note that you will use even when not wielding a greatsword, since it provides much-needed Fury.

Equipment

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

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Longbow
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Axe
Berserker
Axe
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


  • Knight Knight - defensive trinkets
  • - Defense
  • - budget dps
  • - budget DPS (replaces )


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • , , - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps


Usage

Damage

  • Thanks to ++ you will start fights with great burst damage.
  • Aim to use your damage skills like while the enemy is disabled or has its movement impaired to benefit from .
    • Your damage skills are and on longbow, and all axe skills on axe-axe. Cast in melee range for maximum damage.
    • The following skills are great for enabling Predator's Onslaught: , and .
  • When possible, attack from behind or ther rear to enable .

Defense

  • can be used to disengage with stealth.
  • Against dangerous enemies, send a tanky pet in first with Attack My Target (F1) so they tank for you.
  • If having trouble surviving, you can run or .
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible.
  • to block attacks if wielding a greatsword.

Crowd Control

  • Your pet’s F2 skill
  • if wielding a greatsword
  • Counterattack Kick if wielding a greatsword


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 2 votes.
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5 stars
Mathiasxii gave this build 5 stars • June 2021
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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