What I am really looking for is any input on making the whole "Stormlord" playstyle work as efficiently as possible, while not solely focusing on Fire only...its meant to cause chaos and mayhem while still allowing for some support(hence some of the Trait choices).
The Utility skills are fluid, and often times in open world if I am running solo I will drop in the 2 Summon Elemental Glyphs for extra back up.
Hi I recently updated build to this http://gw2skills.net...JAQIARjBA-e So far i gotten to level 42 in fractals with no problems bear comes in handy when conditions hit hard. I mainly pug so this is what I run. Brazil's build is Great however unless you manage to meet his guild's criteria / mission statement to do organized runs, it's difficult to find organized teams. Hope you like this.
I think Brazil sums it up best in his first line on the OP:
"Before we get started
A lot of people seem hate on Rangers, and this is most likely because of the average Longbow using Juvenile Brown Bear shitty pug that we all know and hate. When played correctly, Ranger is a ♥♥♥♥ing monster."
You do not need an organized group to run the OP build. The organized groups are more for Dungeon runs than anything else. I run it in PvE just roaming to do events and map completion and all that. I use the Stalker and swap out my secondary pet as needed or for some fun and variety. The Bear is a monster tank, and a great focus keeper, but you can get much better results from other pets.
Sword/dagger(or Warhorn) hit like a truck in PvE open world. Longbow is still a mob melter. I run a mix of Zerker/Valk armor(personal choice), Zerker weapons, and probably 90% Zerker trinkets(I may have dropped in a couple of Valk earrings, as I said, I often roam open world alone, so it helps deal with any spikes that might get through when I Leroy Jenkins too much stuff on my own ).