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#1 Ten Snakes

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

Hello guys, I'm really frustrated on what build to spec for running dungeons at lvl 80.

I liked liru's build but for dungeons this wont be very viable since pets get smashed by every aoe anyway.

So then there's the condi build or glass cannon one.
What worked out for you guys when running dungeons?

I'd also like you to put what gearchoice you made with it, for glass cannon this is Pow/Prec/Crit dmg. but for Cond u can go either Prec/tough/cond or Power/vit/cond.

Plz help me out here :D

Thnx in advance

#2 Ravnodaus

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:59 AM

Yes
There are other builds too.
So, you know... do whatever you want?

Some tips? If you use condition attacks, use condition damage gear, if you use direct attacks, get power/crit gear... and get exactly the amount of toughness and vitality it is that you need to reliably stay alive during your runs. (That's going to be different for everyone, some people are not wonderful at getting out of the fire)

Edited by Ravnodaus, 20 October 2012 - 10:00 AM.


#3 Streighnt

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

Currently I'm running glasscanon: 30, 25, 15, 0, 0,

With one or 2 superior vitality runes (forgot official names) to also improve my vitality a bit.

Works fine for me in dungeons. Tried it without the runes but was not doable, way to squishy. With runes it's ok.

Since I have not specced anything in beast mastery: most of the time bears in dungeons, always at least 1 bear with a blue moa for protection or a canine for some control, sometimes 2 bears.

Edited by Streighnt, 21 October 2012 - 02:08 PM.


#4 spritepac

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

Rangers have a pretty high hp/toughness already and with medium armor you don't really need to spec into it. Honestly power/prec/condition would work if your staying at range and dodge.

#5 Reiden221

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

I'm doing melee support, was able to solo my way past the first boss (the champ troll) in HotW butcher path.  Couldn't beat stormbringer though, although I had the bad spawn with infinite vets spawning below.  once I figure out what triggers those jerks I should be able to beat him to.

#6 Daisy Rogers

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

I would invest in some Toughness even if you plan to stay at range. It doesn't take much to be nuked. Don't be that Guy who is constantly getting rezzed every 5 seconds. Being in the mid healthpool range you should be okay for vitality unless you plan on wading into melee.

Otherwise, Condi, versus straight up damage, its up to you and what you enjoy seeing, occasional numbers and thousands of little numbers jumping all over the place. (I personnaly find the mini numbers quite enjoyable when they are cascading out with 25 stacks of bleed).

#7 Dahk

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:42 AM

I really don't understand why so many people want a glass cannon build.  There are very few situations where dps really matters, but there are a ton of fights where the ability to survive tons of damage make the difference between a wipe and success.  This is especially true for pets.  Without much investment into BM, most pets are simple fodder, even if you are good at controlling them since pets can't dodge out of damage like rangers can.

But if you really want a glass cannon build, go with something like this:
http://gw2skills.net...TUArAGBcCYLwLAA

When you swap to axe/torch: Use Throw Torch, then get close to use splitblade to stack bleeds, then move into a good position and drop bonfire right before you are able to swap back to your bow so that you can get the burning combo field as much as possible when you go back to your shortbow.




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