Sir Sparhawk, on 24 July 2012 - 12:22 AM, said:
I personally like my setup more because it gives same if not more damage but with more survivability, less condition damage tho. I do think you should stick with rapid tho, its the best of both worlds. Now Im trying to decide if axe crits being 33% stronger is worth having over pet crits being 30% stronger, Ive seen axe make some nasty crits 2500 ricochet style stuff but Ill be in axe for only 10 secs at a time most of the time and shortbow the rest. Any thoughts on this for the people who have played condition ranger?
I ran with axe most of the time during combat, mainly because people were grouped up and axe 1 & 2 are AoE. I'd always start on shortbow though since i run geomance of warhorn, I was critting quite alot too with the trait + earth sigil you get alot bleeds plus nice base damage. I used my pet for utility more so than damage but that was more due to bad AI rather than pet damagd been bad.
At the moment Id run with ace crit over pet due to reliability.
Also as a condition spec I was swapping weapons on cool down pretty much to keep poison up from shortbow and to stack as many bleeds as possible via shortbow 1 and axe 1+2 swell as geomance from warhorn.
Another I had trouble deciding on is traps to compilment my build spike is awesome for the cripple and bleeds but choosing a second is harder. Viper is a nice sbort CD poison, flame adds nice burst and a combo field, frost gives me more kiting options but no damage output, all are on sub 20sec CD with the triat so I cant decide.
Edited by Smellyead, 24 July 2012 - 07:45 AM.