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Ranger Status - Pre Launch


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It was fairly obvious that particular ranger build was greatly sub-optimal, and having tried it again (this time specialising in hunting bows, following my Cipher's success with them) I achieved a much more respectable 150 - the highest in the party.

 

Notably, that time the Rogue achieved a damage of 60, so I wouldn't want to give too much credence to anything I've done today.



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Here's a run down of my last PotD run through, with a non-optimized party.

 

Party Records:

Most Enemies Defeated: Chanter (35)

Most Total Damage Done: BB Wizard (4891)

High Single Target Damage: BB Wizard (46)

Most Crits: Ranger (31)

Most Hits: BB Priest (697)

Most Damage Taken: Fighter (4021)

Most Times Knocked Out: Fighter (4)

 

 

Ranger (Tank) - Coastal Aumaua, pet is a wolf.

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Fighter (DPS Tank), human.

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Paladin (Off-tank, support DPS) Moon Godlike of Darcozzi Paladini

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Chanter (Ranged Summoner/DPS) Coastal Aumaua

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BB Priest

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BB Wizard

 

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Fun note, Wizard had the highest damage for the party, but only by 18 points.

 

While the other tanks out-damage the ranger, the ranger doesn't have any epic weapons like they do. Give my ranger an on crit: prone weapon that also has +12 accuracy and you're looking at a game changer. It's also worth noting that he uses a sword and shield, not a mace (which is by far superior), whereas the other tanks are using a 2H weapon. I am confident that no other sword and board user can reached that kind of damage in melee while still being extremely durable and reliable.

 

Also... I noticed this, and I am hesitant to share it, but... I did find a possible bug with Swift Aim and Cautious Attack.

 

 

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Edited by Sock, 23 March 2015 - 09:08 PM.


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What's the update with the Ranger and animal companion's shared HP? Didn't they change that?



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I don't get the ranger hate, i absolutly love my ranger and will definently be running a first run with one. And in regards to the damage being weaker than other classes, with the build below its just now the case. Now i haven't been doing any deep analyzing like sensuki,k just ran the beta and had great fun with the ranger.

Stats were a bit ramdom (16 might and 16 dex ) but i can get back with them later if anyone wants them.

Skills/talents: mark prey, ruffian special, swift aim, gunner, stalkers link, swift and steady, and pet takedown.

Then running a blunderbuss, dual sabers and hide armor.

A normal enemy gets killed i one or two shots as soon as the pet closes in, and if something should get close you can finish it off with the sabers. The reload speed of the blunderbuss is ultra fast due to gunner and swift aim, and with mark prey and pet on a target i haven't found anything i can one shot, litteraly doing over 120 damage in a shot (with an enchanted blunderbuss )

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What's the update with the Ranger and animal companion's shared HP? Didn't they change that?


Yes, now you just get a debuff if your pet dies. Its a nasty debuff, but it won't kill you.

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It's no longer an issue. It was too complicated to make work and then balance, so it was scrapped. Now what happens is that if the pet dies, the ranger gets a combat long debuff that applies -20 accuracy, -4 resolve, and -4 something else. Might, maybe? Don't remember. And that goes visa-versa, if the ranger dies then the pet gets the debuff.






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