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Ranger - Longbow Beastmastery

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Focused on: EventsSolo contentDirect damageSurvivability.

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Information

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.
  • - another stun break option, as well as providing personal quickness and superspeed.
Elite Skills
  • - powerful soft crowd control.

Specializations

Build Code

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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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Superior Rune of Strength
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's gear is also a viable option.
  • You can use for high sustain at the cost of damage.
  • offers higher burst at the cost of sustained damage.
  • can be used over for some much-needed sustain.

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
  • ,
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    - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo Play

  • is a good budget option.
  • or
    for your utility.

Usage

Damage

    • 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 .
  • 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)
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Build rating - 5 stars
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14 Ratings
4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars 5 weeks ago

An excellent all-around build capable of casual open world play and event farming. A good starter for those interested in open world or ranger.

5 stars
Ze Arios gave this build 5 stars April 2020

The most popular open world build for Ranger, but I wont recommend to use it in fractals/dungeons/raids.

For meta events it can pull decent damage if you keep constantly switching between LB and GS rather than AFK with LB at the back.

I would recommend to have Gazelle as 2nd pet so you can use it as CC tool specially that most of the time you won't switch from Jacaranda cause this build don't run any pet switching bounces.

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.

11 More Ratings
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

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).

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