[Question] Leveling a Ranger
Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:38 AM
I'm now on my final stretch of my characters and the Ranger is the last class that was left to have all classes on Level 80. Now I do know the mechanics of the game and I feel quite bad for asking but is there anything you guys can recommend in terms of leveling the ranger?
I'm currently just level 12 with my cat "Uncle Ruckus" and a Drake I found. I've also read up and saw that many people suggested a bear and even tho' I'll get one very soon I feel like I'm doing something wrong with the class itself.
For example all the traits sound kind of bad and I feel like the traps (Snake & Fire) are widely the best skills. Of course I could be totaly wrong but I'm kind of stuck here, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Weapons: Shortbow / Sword+WH (for mobility mostly)
Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:55 AM
Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:05 AM
He don't trust 'dem Elonians over there.
Leaving their Elonian essence in 'da air!...
Well at least I had a good laugh.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:50 AM
Edited by Trei, 03 February 2013 - 05:50 AM.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:31 PM
Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:44 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:02 PM
Just hit 45, had 15 points in Beastmastery and while it's not "a breeze" to go through the PvE content, it still made it a chunk easier. Still I'm lacking some AOE damage. I feel like the sword + warhorn combo isn't so good after all.
Edited by HypnotoadProductions, 05 February 2013 - 08:30 PM.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:11 PM
Drakes. I use Lightening and marsh drakes for DE's and clean house. Sword is very good 1v1 but if you need AoE axe is the way to go. Use Rampage as One right when you pull out a new drake and use their F2 and MARVEL at the might stacking. Then just start chucking axes.
edit: nowadays I actually use GS more than any other weapon farming DE's and random BS. For dungeons I go LB and Axe/warhorn with entagle. good mix of AoE and spike damage imo
Edited by Jetjordan, 05 February 2013 - 09:13 PM.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:35 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:45 PM
i also use a cat for single target dps and a river drake for AoE.
you could use axe/WH if you don't want to sacrifice your mobility, but i find 4 and 5 on axe very useful.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:02 PM
Thanks for all the answers.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:37 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:47 PM
At least 15 points in BM because:
1.) pets are half your damage and essential utility whether you want to accept that or not and buffing BM adds to their overall stats
2.) getting 20% pet swap cool down is a must imo. remember you get 2 seconds of quickness on swap, you want that as often as possible.
3.) pet survival. Being able to swap pets to prevent pet death in a pinch is a must for dungeons and harder zones.
remember, a ranger with a dead pet is a gimped ranger. Also I choose Mighty swap. I usually want to swap pets before I would need a shorter CD on their skills.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:01 AM
I am currently levelling my Ranger (31 or 32 atm), going with sword+axe and shortbow - the latter is only used when fighting champions, which is surprisingly easy with Frost, Mud and Flame Traps (duo'd the bandit foreman in Kessex Hills with a necromancer and then the pirate boss in Gendarran with an engineer, but managed to solo the rock dog in the same zone), because sword offers a silly high amount of mobility and the axe packs a real kick (and his hilarious to use against ranged mobs). So what's the ramble about? My pets play a very small roll - they're a distraction for the mob, at best. I just don't find myself ever relying on them, so I don't see how the Beastmastery points are a must.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:16 AM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:33 PM
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