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WvW Shortbow: Berserker's, Valkrie's, or Rampagers?

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#1 Floox


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:16 AM

Hey guys,

First off, here's my base build (open for constructive criticism):


I want to run a non-condition damaged Shortbow build, while alternating between longbow for siege defense, and axe/warhorn for roaming.

The only problem is my stat priorities.
I dont know if i should run Berserkers(Pow/Prec/CritDmg) or Valkries(Pow/Vit/CritDmg), possibly even Rampagers to stack some extra condition damage.

I already run a full berserker set on my Guardian and I feel a little bit too squishy. I know that berserkers on a ranger would have TONS of damage for WvW, but would I be TOO squishy?

Once again, I'm up for constructive feedback,
Thanks for your opinions.
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#2 Danthin


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

I think if you primary focus is WvW berserker's is just to much of a glass cannon. I see it as these three options:
  • Berserker's - Total glass cannon.. good for being in the zerg or medium sized groups
  • Valkrie's - Still good stat focus but the extra Vitality (which is the right stat to stack first) gives you more staying power. Probably a better roamer and skirmisher choice
  • Solider (Pwr/Vit/Tough) - You can get close to this through the Karma gear drops in Orr. This is what I currently run because it makes you be able to hold up against burst and is great for enemy territory supply train havoc wrecking and point defense.
I do have a set of Valkrie's though because I think eventually that is the compliment. I think you need to look at armor, trinkets, runes as the 3 groups you mix and match to get to a nice balance. I'm going with a balanced build of 2:1:1:2 ratio of Power-Precision-Vitality-Toughness as I think it supports the rangers Jack of All Trades type play style.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:11 AM

Hello,I use full berserker set and is to much...
Now I run 3 Berserker ( Helm - Coat - Pants ) and 3 Rampager ( Shoulders - Gloves - Boots ) but I really didn't decide yet about jewerly I think at Solider or Knight for this.
Most play WvW, occasional Dungeons and when need to defend at WvW put LB and in rest with SB + Axe/Warhorn


Work really great don't have problem, if someone know what jewerly are good for WvW please tell here.

Edited by DegX, 26 September 2012 - 06:12 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:11 PM

I have 2 berserker / 2 knight and 2 Valkyrie parts, seems to be doing fine :)

I also have 3 berserker and 2 toughness jewels (the beryl ones if i remember correctly)

With all that i'm not too far from a glass canon stats, but with extra toughness and vitality
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