Ranger - Core Valkyrie

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

Focused on: Direct damage and Sustain

Designed for: PvP Conquest

This build was last updated on April 14, 2022 and is up to date for the August 23, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A PvP Power Ranger build meant to win smaller skirmishes. Can be used by F2P players as well, albeit with weaker pets.


Skill Bar

Smokescale
River Drake
Greatsword
Axe/Dagger
Utility


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Specializations


Equipment

Greatsword
Sigil
Sigil
Axe
Dagger
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
Amulet


Equipment Variants

Sigils

  • over - if condition pressure isn't a problem.


Usage

General

  • Use for mobility.
  • If you're really desperate for some Swiftness Swiftness while roaming between capture points, consider using for the proc.
  • has many uses.
    • It can be used offensively for the Quickness and guaranteed critical strike from through synergy.
    • Defensively by keeping your pet swap ready in case you need to cleanse 2 conditions.
    • Alternatively the Superspeed Superspeed can help you escape damage or chase down targets while on Greatsword.
  • Pet swapping acts as a Blast finisher thanks to . Being instant, you can have Smokescale place a under you (even while you're stunned), and swap pets for AoE Stealth Stealth.


Doing damage

  • provides no additional crit chance, which means your sustained damage is going to be rather negligible. The build is all about small burst windows joined together by filler attacks.
  • There are 2 ways to obtain 100% crit chance for your next few attacks:
    • procs when swapping weapons.
    • Obtaining Fury Fury. With the combination of and , gaining Fury Fury refreshes and Opening Strike has a 100% crit chance.
  • Fury Fury sources in the build:
    • Survival skills thanks to , including the instant cast .
    • Every CC skill via - being the main one in the build.
    • Pet swap also grants Fury.
  • Best skills to use while you have 100% crit chance:
    • on Axe.
    • on Greatsword.
  • recharges if it hits. Maul Hilt Bash Maul is the optimal burst sequence with 3 charges of , assuming you want to do the most damage in the least amount of time.
    • Technically you could start off with or any other skill before the chain. Hilt Bash procs Opening Strikes and makes your next attack a guaranteed critical strike, so it's possible to chain 4 crits when combined with the sigil.
  • is the best filler skill in the build. It can be spammed from a safe distance, does decent damage and builds some Might Might stacks between two bursts.
  • Set your pets to avoid combat and manage them manually. This is especially important for Jacaranda, because the first attack it casts is an AoE lightning strike that does damage in set intervals. Ideally you want the pet to begin attacking once the target is immobilized from one of your skills to get maximum value out of it.


Sustain

  • Dodging applies Protection Protection, which also heals thanks to the trait .
  • Survival skills cure 2 conditions and grant Fury Fury. cleanses 4, because it triggers another Survival skill from .
  • is both a defensive and offensive skills. You can either root enemies into your bursts or stop them from chasing you. The condi cleanse from trait synergy can also be useful.
  • Swapping weapons cleanses 1 condition from .
  • Both sets have means of avoiding damage:
    • on GS.
    • on Axe/Dagger.


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Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 7 votes.
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3 stars
Barnacle Ed gave this build 3 stars • August 2022
Unfortunately, Valkyrie ranger has really fallen on hard times in recent pvp metas. It just doesn't have the tools to deal with current meta duelists like Bladesworn or Catalyst so i wouldn't recommend it for a new player looking to get into pvp. I'd suggest that a f2p player look into a roaming LB + GS ranger instead since it'll be fae more effective while still being quite easy to play, whereas players with expansions should look at either decap druid (if they want to try dueling) or power untamed (if they want a challenging but highly effective power build).
3 stars
Ethan gave this build 3 stars • August 2022
I’ve been finding Soulbeast a little tricky lately, with the Sick em build being heavily reliant on projectiles and being very squishy, while tempests or shout warriors cleanse all my poison on the condi build, so I decided to try this…and ended up grinding the ascended back pack with it. Really enjoyable to play with the huge maul damage and axe 3, with the power creep of other things being played this falls off though. It is pretty sustainable with blocks evades and a leap skill, and stealth access with smokescale field and gs 3. But generally I think even Druid (which seems to be more popular lately) would be a better pick.
4 stars
Hanz gave this build 4 stars • August 2022
Fell off after EoD but it still works, I'd imagine there's going to be a surge of F2P users coming in with the Steam release, this should still work just fine for them. Not a bad duelsit at all, but powercreep pushed it out of the meta. Once some overperforming specs get nerfed this could make a comeback.
5 stars
Augustinho gave this build 5 stars • June 2021
A solid side noder build in this meta. It should be the stronger ranger build for the moment. One weakness is against weaver and getting +1
5 stars
Baescons gave this build 5 stars • June 2021
Surprisingly decent in this meta. My only complaint is huge lack in team fight potential and for sticking with targets. Most play it as solely a side noder in ats, it ends up working well against bursty roaming builds in a plus 1 which is nice. I do feel in ranked that some roaming potential brings it up from B teir to A+ so I often play sword mainhand and sometimes warhorn which bring some of its better mechanics to light. Other than that it’s a spot on build.
4 stars
Vocal gave this build 4 stars • May 2020
I'd say this is a good build, especially for players just starting out, but I think the Power Survival variant is a better build at the moment. In reply to Ze Arios, this build can carry, but I think if you really want to do just that, a more dps heavy / roamer oriented build is better for that purpose. Especially if you can still hit 6.5k Furious Pounces 7k Rapid Fires. So it does work as a bunker and slow duelist, but I'd say that's not the optimal role for ranger atm.
5 stars
Ze Arios gave this build 5 stars • April 2020
This ranger build have the most carry potential for solo q at the current time, sic'em soulbeast and power survival are more reliant on the rest of the team where this you can easily go far and force 2 rotations cause if you are good with it you can win most of your 1v1 so they will need to 2v1 you which will create more space for your team.

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