Monstermadness's Complete Guide for “Rangers”
This guide has been made to help people who are in doubt of rolling an archer and if they do, what is the best to go with. This guide shows what I think works best with a Ranger, I was the second level60 Ranger on Osira server and discussed this with other lvl60 Rangers as well.
Rangers, What are they?
Rangers are a ranged DPS class who uses a bow or Shield/Gunblade.
They find there way to blend into the nature to defeat there enemies.
To know the ranger you will have to know the basic stuff.
At the moment the ranger has the choice between 2 sorts of weapon sets
1: 2handed bow
2: One-Hand gunblade with a shield
More weapons will be added later like: 2h Gunblade or 1h bow with Shield(According to the website)
Ranger main armor is light armor. Also they can go for Cloth armor
if they really want to. And as mentioned above they use shields for even more defence.
Strength :This increases your Physical Damage and Physical Defence (Around 2 per point)
Constitution :This increases your Health Points (Around 20 per point) and Health Regen
Ferocity :This increases your Critical Hit Chance and Critical Hit Damage
Intelligence :This increases your Magical Damage and Magical Defence
Focus :This increases your Armor Penetration and Physical Defence
Charisma :This increases your Dragon summoning time, makes it easier to capture them and raises dragons stats
Dragon Affinity :This increases your Percentage of Magical Damage and Magical Defence
Dragons are very important if you will solo around a lot.
They can help you a lot in dungeons, grinding and even more.
I advice you to take a dragon with an AoE taunt or AoE Heal.
One of best AoE heals I've seen so far is “Angels Embrace”
Con and Pro's
-Long range Physical attack
-Perfect Mix of Ranged and Melee combat
-Can kite a lot with basic attacks
-Nice damage in single and AoE targets
-Very tank with Shield, right stats and Masteries
-Requires good timing and movement for knock ups
-1 Mistakes with pulling or healing can kill you
-Just 1 basic skill is ranged
As Masteries I dont have actives, just passives (Shown screenshot)
As in every game, setting your attribute points in the right way, will help your character a lot.
Im going to explain what I'm using and why, but ofcourse you can still set your own.
For leveling I use Full Constitution to increase my hp. A lot of people will say im crazy, but trust me.. it works best. The reason for that, is that Str. does not give a lot of damage at all. I used to be 2str. 1Focus. Didnt work at all. Then I went full Constitution and I gained like 3k HP at lvl60 and I only went down 150 Psychical Damage. So that was a trade I was like to make. This will give you a lot of survivability and almost the same damage to mobs.
And ofcourse, if you really want that high level ancient (55 or 65 one) you can go full Charisma to catch them. (I can reach almost 475 Charisma with pots)
AoE Solo/Duo Grind/Dungeon
When you want to solo or Duo with someone, try using a Shield/Gunblade for the extra survivability
so you wont die before you killed the mobs.
As for skillorder when you use AoE skills (Make it easier to run dungeons and grinds faster)
Step 1: Grab a fair number of mobs (I take 15-20 most of the time)
Step 2: Get them all infront of you (Not behind you! You wont be damaging them then)
Step 3: Q 3x Left Autohit Q 1x Again (Do this till your action points are out)
Step 4: Use R to dodge away and fire 3x Basic Attack following with Right Click attack (This will regain your action to 60%
Step 5: Use Nr.3 Skill to regain your HP (If you have that Masteries at lvl35)
Step 6: Repeat the steps till they are dead
Step 7: Profit!
Skillorder Dungeons Party (3man/5man/) (Survival will be a different topic)
Ranger are the only ranged Physical damage dealers and can do a lot at long range with basic attacks.
If you have a tank or oracle that can take the mobs and bosses I advice to get a bow for the little bit of extra damage
For the adds that are in the dungeon, use the same as done above (AoE Solo/Duo). But the bosses are a different story. As a ranger you dont want to get near them as they deal a lot of damage. Just stay in the biggest range you have and pew pew pew!
Dragon Soul Skills
Dragon soul skills are one the most important things in game, as they can heal you for a lot, or boost you damage a lot. As you can only equip 5 of them I list the 5 that I think are best.
Slot 1: Angels Embrace (or Light well) I prefer “Angels Embrace” as it moves with you and Light well does not
Slot 2: Squama Protection, this will boost you defence by 15% for magic and 15% for magical, and thats a nice boost to what you already have.
Slot 3: Total Defence, this wards off the first attack that hits within 15seconds, I used this because its good for when you know you cannot dodge a boss attack and it deals a lot of damage. (Like survival mode)
Slot 4: Blood Pumping, this thing is the most awesome ingame, not that it will only increases you damage by 30% for 15sec, it also makes you grow bigger!
Slot 5: Hydrotherapy Healing, this skill is more like an “OMG IM ALMOST DEAD I NEED HEALING”-skill, so much of a first aid kid. You find your self in a difficuly position, almost dead, mobs chasing you, but Angels cant heal you on time? Use it! This will heal your for aprox. 600Hp
One of the things a lot of people tend to forget, the random shards you find. Yes they dont give that much of a boost, but atleast its something for free right? Exactly!
This isnt really that hard to think of, just put Psychical Damage Shards or Health Shards in your gear, whatever you chose! I mostly put Psychical Damage in my Weapon/Shield and HP in my gears.
Suprise! You can wear equipment! Didnt know that, did you? Well you can. And those equipment can have extra stats to. (Like Ferocity, Strength, Constitution etc) And ofcourse, you want the best stats on your gear. I will line up the most 4 important stats, according to priority.
1: Constitution (HP gain duh!)
2: Physical Damage
3: Health (Yes, there are 2 health boosts)
4: Focus or Crit Strike
As some people asked me in-game to do a part of survival mode! Well, here we go.
Survival mode, needs a whole different stats/masteries then the Constitution Archer.
As all the mobs will 1hit you, as all damage is fatal. You do NOT want HP at all, but damage all the way!
As for stats in Survival, you will have 2 choices:
1: Either 1 Ferocity with 2 Focus
2: Either 2 Ferocity with 1 Focus
Just pick what you prefer, id prefer the first one.
You want all the damage dragon soul skills you can.
Skills like "Blood Pumping" are the best to boost you attack.
As for equipment and shards, the only things you really want are:
3: Psychical Damage
5: Critical Hits
Same goes for the Shards, Damage and Crit only!
This is my guide so far. I hope a lot of people will get some good builds out of it.
I will try to update this when I figure out better builds or when new content will be released.
See you on the battlefield, Monstermadness
Edited by monstermadness, 16 June 2013 - 11:08.