Ranger Buildranger guild wars 2 build
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:17 PM
Edit: If you have two ranged weapons then if someone gets in melee range you may be in tough shape. Traits I reworked a little... so it ended up a lot like the build I used in pvp was >.< Healing Spring is really a fantastic healing ability and I would use it over heal as one all the time. And traiting your frost trap to be ground targeted makes it better as a combo field.
Edited by Keoshin, 30 April 2012 - 09:19 PM.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:54 PM
Is this for PvE, PvP, WvW?
Do you want to focus on Damage Bursts, DPS, Harassment, Support, or Distraction?
Do you want to kite enemies, find a safe spot and run away when engaged, or take them head on?
Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:12 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:24 AM
It's very fortunate that both weapons have a "retreating" skill (Point Blank Shot & Retreating Shot), which are a huge help when enemies get in melee range. Coupled with setting a trap between yourself and them, you can be untouchable if you know how to circle strafe & dodge properly.
The traits, however, I do have to say are a subpar choice. Sharpening Stone also isn't that great a U-skill choice, because with Cross Fire and Crippling Shot, you'll be doing enough stacks of Bleeding as it is. I definitely recommend taking at least one Signet for a good passive effect. Signet of Stone and Signet of the Wild are good choices, but if conditions are a real problem for you, Signet of Renewal is fine as well (though it's arguably better to take Healing Spring for your healing skill for its own condition removal effect).
Again, Longbow/Shortbow is a great build. I spent most of my time using it, and it was both a ton of fun and very effective in both PvE and PvP. You just need to work out those traits and U-skills.
Edited to add: also, both Longbow (Barrage) and Shortbow (Poison Spray) have AoE skills. Some prefer a fully AoE-centric weapon, but I found these two skills more than sufficient once you learn how to time their use to maximize efficiency.
Edited by Paronine, 01 May 2012 - 12:30 AM.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:10 AM
So I need to figure out a sniper spec.
Edited by Lightingbird, 01 May 2012 - 08:11 AM.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:59 PM
Ill check out Healing Spring for sure.
Jerakor this is for PvP I'm going for damage bursts and i'd kite mainly with Frost trap and then
use the Longbow 4th skill.
Kinda like this