Ranger - Longbow Beastmastery



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

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Information

A Ranger build for running around in open world. This build has access to a wide variety of useful pets, and can grind enemies down from a safe distance with longbow. It can also fight in melee with greatsword for good burst damage.

Skill Bar

Juvenile Jacaranda.png
Juvenile Brown Bear.png
LongbowHealingUtilityElite
Greatsword

Pets

A good Ranger swaps pets depending on the situation. Here are some pets worth having:

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
Utility Skills
Elite Skills
  • Entangle.png Entangle - powerful soft crowd control.

Specializations

Marksmanship:


24px Hunter's Gaze



24px Farsighted



Lead the Wind.png Lead the Wind



Skirmishing:


Primal Reflexes.png Primal Reflexes



Spotter.png Spotter



24px Vicious Quarry



Beastmastery:


Resounding Timbre.png Resounding Timbre



Two-Handed Training.png Two-Handed Training



Beastly Warden.png Beastly Warden


Variants

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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Ascended Hands (Medium).png
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Ascended Legs (Medium).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Longbow.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Greatsword.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
Variants
  • You can use
    for high sustain at the cost of damage.

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run full Marauder stats. You lose about 15% damage but your health is increased by over 50%.
Ascended Head (Medium).png
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Ascended Shoulders (Medium).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Medium).png
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Ascended Hands (Medium).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Medium).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Longbow.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Greatsword.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

  • As a general rule you should stay in greatsword using 24px Maul as much as possible, filling with autoattacks.
    • Never interrupt your greatsword autoattack chain.
    • Hilt Bash.png Hilt Bash can be used to reset 24px Maul.
    • Swoop.png Swoop is worth using as a gap closer.
  • Longbow deals poor sustained damage, but can be used to Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire while running or as a ranged option.
    • Line up your longbow shots to pierce as many targets as possible with Lead the Wind.png Lead the Wind.
    • Never use Point Blank Shot.png Point Blank Shot unless crowd control is required.
  • Use "Sic 'Em!".png "Sic 'Em!" and "Strength of the Pack!".png "Strength of the Pack!" for a damage boost.

Defense

  • Counterattack.png Counterattack blocks attacks. The retaliatory attack doesn't trigger if you are jumping or out of range, allowing you to block multiple attacks with one Counterattack.png Counterattack.
  • The third hit of your greatsword autoattack is an evade, but this can be difficult to time properly.
  • Hunter's Shot.png Hunter's Shot 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 Stone Spirit.png Stone Spirit or Signet of Stone.png Signet of Stone.
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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12 Ratings
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.

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

9 More Ratings
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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