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#1 Chriskgw2

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

Hello, since the plinx nerf, gold income has drastically dropped, so I need to start getting into Dungeons and Fractals, etc. I've been trying to find some good, up-to-date builds, but it hasn't been a success.

If anyone has a good condition ranger build to share, that would be fantastic.

#2 Enillion

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

Hi,

Try this:

http://gw2skills.net...AqmMNJay2krJZTA

With Carrion equipment.

You can ofc switch some skills, like frost trap <=> spike trap, and quickening zephyr <=> protect me, or lightening reflexes. But the core of this build is to provide combo fields for your team and deal lots of condition damage.

If you really like to, you can take this 20 points form nature magic and put them into marksmanship for piercing arrows, but in most cases axe is enough for AOE attack, its either more damage or more utility.

Edited by Enillion, 21 November 2012 - 02:03 PM.


#3 Dahk

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

http://gw2skills.net...AqmMNJay2krJZTA

Yea, I would definitely take Piercing over puting points in Nature for dungeons.  I would drop QZ and WS points before I would drop Piercing Arrows, personally.  Stacking bleeds, poison, cripple, and stuns with piercing is so huge in dungeons.

Also, take Spike trap over frost trap.  You'll get the same snare effect plus the bleeds.  Yes, you lose the ice combo field, but ice field is really one of the weaker combo fields anyways.

#4 Kratimas

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

View PostDahk, on 21 November 2012 - 03:59 PM, said:

http://gw2skills.net...AqmMNJay2krJZTA

Yea, I would definitely take Piercing over puting points in Nature for dungeons.  I would drop QZ and WS points before I would drop Piercing Arrows, personally.  Stacking bleeds, poison, cripple, and stuns with piercing is so huge in dungeons.

Also, take Spike trap over frost trap.  You'll get the same snare effect plus the bleeds.  Yes, you lose the ice combo field, but ice field is really one of the weaker combo fields anyways.

What armor set and accessories would you use? Crafted only please :)

#5 Norn Osprey

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

View PostDahk, on 21 November 2012 - 03:59 PM, said:

http://gw2skills.net...AqmMNJay2krJZTA
Stacking bleeds, poison, cripple, and stuns with piercing is so huge in dungeons.

Also, take Spike trap over frost trap.  You'll get the same snare effect plus the bleeds.  Yes, you lose the ice combo field, but ice field is really one of the weaker combo fields anyways.

I would be very careful about stacking bleeds. Other professions can stack them and you will quickly find yourself in a group or event, where the stack is maintained at 25 and you are losing dps. Because of this, I would not recommend Spike trap over Frost unless you just want a longer lasting snare.

I would also recommend Flame trap for a conditional before any other trap. It has a shortest recharge. Usually only Elementalist bring fire damage and they can not stack fire dots, you will -not- reach a 25 stack limit with Flame trap like you can with bleeds.

To me, creating a Bleed build is a bad idea unless its exclusively for arenas. Poison and fire are much less likely to reach the 25 stack limit.

#6 Dahk

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

View PostKratimas, on 21 November 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

What armor set and accessories would you use? Crafted only please :)
Carrion and Rampagers are probably your best bet.  If you run with less defensive traits, take more Carrion, otherwise feel free to take more Rampagers.

#7 Kratimas

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

View PostDahk, on 21 November 2012 - 05:05 PM, said:

Carrion and Rampagers are probably your best bet.  If you run with less defensive traits, take more Carrion, otherwise feel free to take more Rampagers.

Cool thanks, then would you also go with Chrysocola Accessories?

I currently have a full set of Rampager's exotic, but have not made my accessories yet. So, I was thinking of the Chrysocola set because of the extra Health along with the extra Condition Damage.

Does that sound like a good idea?

Edited by Kratimas, 21 November 2012 - 05:10 PM.


#8 Dahk

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

View PostNorn Osprey, on 21 November 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

I would be very careful about stacking bleeds. Other professions can stack them and you will quickly find yourself in a group or event, where the stack is maintained at 25 and you are losing dps. Because of this, I would not recommend Spike trap over Frost unless you just want a longer lasting snare.

I would also recommend Flame trap for a conditional before any other trap. It has a shortest recharge. Usually only Elementalist bring fire damage and they can not stack fire dots, you will -not- reach a 25 stack limit with Flame trap like you can with bleeds.

To me, creating a Bleed build is a bad idea unless its exclusively for arenas. Poison and fire are much less likely to reach the 25 stack limit.

You'll only see this happen on boss fights, in which case you won't be using Spike or Frost anyways, so yes, go spike.  Frost is pretty much always inferior to Spike Trap and Muddy Terrain.

View PostKratimas, on 21 November 2012 - 05:07 PM, said:

Cool thanks, then would you also go with Chrysocola Accessories? Or something else?
Yea, that's a solid choice.

*edit* You actually might want to grab something with Toughness since you'll be getting a good bit of vit on your gear.  It's good to have a balance of toughness and vit since they both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Edited by Dahk, 21 November 2012 - 05:12 PM.






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