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#1 Proudfoot

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:43 AM

I consider Ranger my "main" class for PvP, and I enjoy playing it, but as I'm sure a lot of other Rangers have realized, there don't seem to be that many viable builds for us to use. We're pretty much locked into using a Shortbow oriented towards either power-based damage with survival skills (Quickening Zephyr, Lightning Reflexes) or condition-based damage with traps.

I'd like to think there's more available to us. We should really be able to put together a half-decent mobility-based roaming build, and a bunker build might not be that far out of reach. But we'll have to pull together to bring those possible builds to light.

Can we use this thread to share some of those ideas? Let's help each other out!



To get things started, here's a signet-using bunker build I've been theorycrafting, based on lots of stalling tactics with high Protection up-time, two 6-second invulnerabilities, pets that heal, and plenty of dodges and evades. http://www.gw2db.com...ker-theorycraft

And here's a Greatsword/survival utilities roamer build: http://www.gw2db.com...ilds/991-roamer


Please share your attempts to build for these roles, and if you have any comments on my attempts, fire away! We all need to work together to explore the opportunities available to us as a class.

#2 FBRin

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

Think your bunker link might be off since it shows qz/lr/muddy as utilities.

Bunker condi: http://gw2skills.net...XudkdtqYUx2jpHA

Power shortbow (Use knight ammy + ogre runes for more offense if wanted): http://gw2skills.net...KLVOqkUtKZMyOEA

Offensive condi: http://gw2skills.net...ROfkFtqYUx2jpHA

#3 Proudfoot

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

Whoops! You're right; my bunker build got a little bit messed up. I've adjusted it now.

#4 FBRin

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:27 PM

I will say you should highly consider dropping the 33% longer regen trait for 5 into BM in your bunker build. The quickness is so useful for so many things. Especially since you are using shortbow which is probably the weapon that benefits most from quickness.

Edited by FBRin, 14 September 2012 - 07:27 PM.


#5 Proudfoot

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:33 AM

I love that 5 points in Beastmastery, but I'm not sure that Quickness benefits this build that much. What skills would you use it with? It's great for quick stomps, but we aren't looking to kill people. Likewise, we won't have teammates nearby to res that often. The only big benefit would be a little bit of offensive burst every now and then, which IMO isn't that important to the build.

Basically, I'm leery of swapping out a defensive trait for an offensive one in a build intended to stay alive as long as possible while awaiting help. But in practice, maybe it would be more helpful than I'm giving it credit for.

Edit: The more I think about it, though, the more the idea of balancing this build out a little bit appeals to me. Going 5 in BM and picking Rampage As One could help win some 1v1s and open up some secondary roaming capability.

Edited by Proudfoot, 15 September 2012 - 01:38 AM.


#6 FBRin

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:38 AM

Well, shortbow autoattack in general benefits a ton from quickness and is your main source of damage. Though since the build isn't condition based you do lose the 'got a flanking opening' effect. Just that along with the quick stomp and such utility is worth it over regen duration imo.

Another thing to try would be 4/6 earth runes and 2/6 water runes. I really like it as a defensive rune set.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:38 PM

Okay, new and better roamer build:
http://www.gw2db.com...-roaming-ranger

Greatsword + Sword/Warhorn power/precision build. Good mobility, slippery while in combat, decent burst pressure. Pretty balanced I think. Ran it in several tournaments this morning and had decent success, but I'm still learning some of the intricacies. Trait selection isn't set in stone yet.




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