To elaborate on this, using longbow skill 4 annoys people because you'll knock enemies out of their melee range/aoe fields/whatever. YOU SET IT! This trait is a must if you want to keep your 3 stacks of might up! Power builds are very fun, high damage, and essentially no ramp-up unlike condition builds. Definelty plenty of time to figure out what to use in the meantime haha :D, [–]tensing99 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). https://snowcrows.com/raids/ranger/soulbeast/power/, http://metabattle.com/wiki/Build:Ranger_-_Power_DPS, Post exploits. Healing Spring- if conditions are a problem. You will get a somewhat big heal followed by regen from the healing well that forms on the ground. Ranger Weapons. With the stability swaps between this skill and Signet of the Wild you will have at least one stability boon to help get away from thieves! Superiority Complex [SC] is recruiting! It has tons of survivability when timed and played correctly. This will allow for great conditions on your target and good boons for you. The combination of longbow damage and your pet’s abilities makes it easy to customize your attacks. If you are afraid of melee classes or range (physical damage) you might want to go with Signet of the Wild. Guild Wars 2 Ranger Tournament PvP Build Guide by Sycthrex. This will enable to able to react when thieves pop out of stealth and start bursting on you. I'm not complaining about the fact you can use other weapons as a ranger.. just seemed like it was going to be something it was not, doesn't matter either way it will still be fun as hell to play. Stick with great sword and longbow for leveling. Poison Gas is a great DOT but what’s better is that it acts like MS (Mortal Strike from WoW) and lowers the effective healing on your opponent by 33%! So ALL of your attacks will pierce and hit whatever is behind your target! Its just the way it is. This is clearly a glass cannon build designed to spike the hell out of damage at the appropriate times. Learn how to pull mobs, keep your distance, and let your … Gear is cheap while leveling up, so try everything, and then decide for your self. 2017-08-30 16:16:18 UTC. List of bugs On the other hand, shortbow is the ultimate condition weapon, so it's a strong choice for ranged builds. Since you're just starting out the game, I'd also suggest trying out axe/warhorn and greatsword. [Optional description](#s "Spoiler goes here"), Dev AMA With the Battle Sigil you will be able to keep your 3 stacks of might up the entire time by switching weapons back and forth! As for pvp (ranked and world v world) longbow is very meta and strong ! My toon apparently has a shortbow and a longbow, but after reading the answers here, I think I’d go with a longbow for starting out, and some sort of melee weapon (probably axe) in the mainhand with an offhand horn (for boons, just to move around the world a bit faster, at least until I unlock gliders and mounts). [–]Forgword 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (2 children). Latest patch 250. The 10% increase movement speed is extremely crucial for kiting. For open world you can use a combo of greatsword/longbow or sword/torch/shortbow. Plus, your pet serves as a built-in companion to attack and distract mobs. And best of all you get condition removals from Healing Well’s additional effect! I don't really know the differences in game so just trying to decide which one i should use in which situation. Ranger is one of the most popular classes in Guild Wars 2, and it’s easy to see why. MetaBattle content is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Thanks again for all the help! Subscribe to my channel to watch it when it comes out! Please PM me with any changes to builds you have had included in the list so we can keep it up to date. In general, power will always be better/funnier to play in open world IMHO. Also know that range weapons deal less damage than melee. Renegade is the only meta bow user I know of. Ranger is one of the most flexible classes. Guides. Longbow or shortbow? But I like to be as powerful as possible :P, [–]IwerzhonSamarog Opener 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago* (2 children), PS : that was ironical ! Stone Spirit- if you're having trouble staying alive. Ranger. Rangers have a somewhat bad reputation in Guild Wars 2 for two reasons: Ranger knockbacks “Pet on passive” Ranger knockbacks [–]Despada_Act with wisdom, but act. Role: Duelist. This version of Ranger Soulbeast is optimized for roaming gameplay in WvW, it’s balanced between a very good damage output and good sustain, while keeping insane kiting and survival abilities. Oops, Could have told me sooner ;) xD skill 4 is my favourite :D, [–]Rishyala 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child).