Ranger - Longbow Beastmastery

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

Focused on: Direct damageControl.

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Information

A Ranger build for running around in open world. This build deals good burst damage and has access to a wide variety of useful pets.

Skill Bar

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LongbowHealingUtilityElite
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.
  • - alternative stun break and extra dodge.
  • - another stun break option, as well as providing personal quickness and superspeed.
  • - panic button.
Elite Skills
  • - powerful soft crowd control.

Specializations

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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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
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%.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
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
    as much as possible, filling with autoattacks.
    • Never interrupt your greatsword autoattack chain.
    • can be used to reset
      .
    • is worth using as a gap closer.
  • Longbow deals poor sustained damage, but can be used to
    while running or as a ranged option.
    • Line up your longbow shots to pierce as many targets as possible with
      .
    • Never use
      unless crowd control is required.
  • Use
    and
    for a damage boost.

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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9 Ratings
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
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

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 are only really relevant if you're trying to solo HoT hero points or dungeons/fractals.

6 More Ratings
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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