Ranger Class Guide

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Ranger Class Guide

Last updated: 6th March 2018


INTRODUCTION

Remember that class guides are a rough explanation of the class, designed to give you an idea of the class and what you should be aiming for. You should really adapt the guide and follow your own instincts to match your play-style!

The Ranger class uses a long bow as their primary weapon and a dagger as their secondary weapon. At level 56, the Ranger unlocks their awakening weapon, which is a sword. The Ranger class has lots of movement and dexterity, allowing you to kite your target and deal damage at long and short distances. They have high attack damage but very  low defenses and are considered a glass cannon/assassin class.

DIFFICULTY

PVP

PVE

SIEGE

Ranger is midtier in PvE with decent clear speed. The main issue is that they consume mana very quickly and will require a lot of pots when grinding. In small scale PvP, a ranger really shines if they know how to play smart, in large scale they can also be strong once they have their Absolute Skills. The role of a ranger in Node Wars/Seige is to stay in the backline and use their “shotgun” abilities on large groups.



Check out the videos below to see some examples of the Ranger in action.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcO-TjLkDNzvYrlPkOHgnfA

PROS

  • High mobility
  • Ranged and Melee
  • High DPS and burst
  • Easy PvE grinding
  • Fun to play

CONS

  • High skill ceiling
  • Complex combos
  • Very low Defense
  • Reliant on accuracy
  • Very mana hungry

 

SKILLS

Pre-Awakening skill build – Level 55 (494 skill points): http://bddatabase.net/us/skillcalc/33753
If you’ve just reached level 50 or you’re still leveling, use this build to put you in the right direction of what skills you should be using. Prioritize the following skills: Evasive Explosion Shot, Evasive Shot, Blasting Gust, Charging Wind.

Post-Awakening skill build – Level 56 (538 skill points): http://bddatabase.net/us/skillcalc/33755

High-Tier skill build (without Absolute Skills) – Level 60+ (1378 skill points): http://bddatabase.net/us/skillcalc/89324

End-Game skill build (inc. Absolute Skills) – Level 60+ (1534 skill points): http://bddatabase.net/us/skillcalc/89323
Always prioritize Awakening skills before leveling your Absolute Skills.

  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.
  • Red skill names are optional.
  • Blue skill names are awakening skills (level 56+).
Hover over the skill names for in-game tooltips (by bddatabase.net)

GENERAL


iconBow Skill

[LMB]

This skill is your automatically skilled into and is your auto attack. It is a low damage skill used for regenerating your mana or gathering up monsters. You can also hold [SHIFT] to AoE, but this will drain your mana. Using this skill on a horse is AoE without using mana or holding shift.


iconDagger of Protection

[RMB]

This skill is your offhand auto attack. It deals low damage AoE and also reduces your target’s movement speed on hit.


iconMoving Shot

(HOLD LMB) + (HOLD A) OR (HOLD D)

This skill allows you to run left or right whilst auto attacking. This skill is great for gathering up monsters when low level/pre-awakening.


iconCall of the Earth

Skill bar

This skill doesn’t have a hot key. It will put down a tree on the floor which increases your accuracy and the accuracy of all nearby allies.


iconSpirit Healing

Passive

This skill is your passive and it increases the amount of mana you regenerate in bow stance only.

Awakening: Kamasylven Sword

[C]

This skill allows you to swap between your main hand and awakening weapon. You can quickly swap and cancel the animation by Pressing [A] or [D] at the same time. Switching from bow to sword will also give you a frontal block.

Spirit’s Shackles
[E]

This skill is a grab skill. The skill is used in PvP and is very important. It will knock down the target if successful and also give you a DP +20 buff for 10 seconds.

Guardian

[SHIFT] + [Q]

This skill gives you a powerful awakening buff for 30 seconds when used: Attack Speed +30%, Movement Speed +30%, Evasion +15%, Critical Hit Chance +20%. It also recovers +500 MP an allows you to sprint for 10 seconds without consuming stamina. The skill has a 3 minute cooldown.

Kamasylven Sword Training
[LMB]

This skill is your awakening auto attack. You can use it with [W], [A], [D] to attack forwards or sidways. This skill gives you mana back per hit and also gives you a ranged accuracy buff.

DODGES


iconEvasion

(HOLD SHIFT) + [A] OR [S] OR [D]

This skill is your strafe. You can strafe to the sides or backwards.

Wind Step
[RMB]

This skill is your dash. Using [RMB] will move your character backwards, but you can use [W] + [RMB] to move forwards as well. Your character is invincible whilst using the skill as long as it is not used whilst on cooldown. You also gain a DP +10 buff for 10 seconds. It’s important to note that collision will occur if used forwards, but not backwards. If you are in bow stance, you can use this skill [W] + [RMB]  to dash forwards and swap to your awakening.

KICKS


iconRound Kick

[F]

Spin kick is one of your kicks. It can be used whilst sprinting to perform a charging kick and is used in some secret combos. When used it will knockback or knockdown enemies.


iconCharging Kick

[W] + [F]

Charging Kick will cause your character to kick forwards and knock back the enemy.

DAMAGE


iconCharging Wind

(HOLD RMB) + (HOLD SHIFT)

Charging Wind is your 100% Black Spirit Rage skill. The skill will begin to charge up, before firing a charged arrow and knocking down an enemy. It’s important to get the Ultimate of this skill as soon as possible because it allows you to cast an extra shot often called “shotgun” due to its high damage. To quickly cast it, use Evasive Shot then [SPACE]. For example: [Q] + [A] + [LMB] > [SPACE]. The Ultimate of this skill is often spammed by Rangers in both PvP and PvE.


iconPinpoint

[LMB] + [S]

This skill fires three arrows very quickly and is great for restoring mana, but again, it isn’t used often because it leaves you immobile and vulnerable in PVP. However, it can be combined with other skills to instantly cast or knockdown.


iconDescending Current (Optional)

Skill Bar

This skill does not have a hotkey and must be placed on your skill bar. Once activated, you must hold [LMB] to fire the arrows. This skill is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill and is great for mass PvP, but requires you to be immobile while you are casting. It’s quite hard to aim and will only hit targets which are the right distance away, so it can take a while to get used to it’s range. Honestly, this skill is not worth taking unless you plan to take part in large scale PvP and are willing to max it completely. Even then you probably won’t find a good use for it very often.


iconEvasion Shot

(HOLD LMB) + [W] OR [A] OR [S] OR [D]

This skill allows you to strafe in a direction whilst auto attacking. This skill is great for gathering up monsters and will give you damage bonuses and critical chance buff. This skill is a must have and you should level it up to it’s maximum grade because it’s often used to cancel other skills, or in other combos.


iconRazor Wind (optional)

[E] > (HOLD LMB)

This skill is channeled and is also an AOE skill. However, you are unable to move whilst channeling and it makes you very vulnerable. You can cancel the skill by pressing [S] but it will still use up a lot of mana. It’s also very important to note that this skill can only be unlocked by completing a quest from the Skill Trainer NPC in Hidel City. I wouldn’t actually recommend maxing this skill because although it can be useful for boss fights, it doesn’t deal much damage and you won’t use it often.


iconTearing Arrow (Optional)

[S] + [E] > (HOLD LMB)

This skill is a counter part to Razor Wind. It has a short charge up time and will deal more damage for the longer it is charged. Unlike Razor Wind, this skill does not cost any mana, but will instead regenerate it and slow the enemy, as well as applying a bleed effect. I personally don’t use or recommend this skill because of the amount of time it takes to charge, and it’s lack of damage. However, it does combo with other skills and it’s all down to preference at the end of the day. If you decide that you absolutely need this skill, I would recommend waiting until you’ve maxed your most important skills first.


iconBlasting Gust

[Q]

This skill will charge an arrow and knock down enemies that it hits, along with giving them a debuff. It’s cool down can be ignored, allowing you to spam the skill at the cost of less damage. It does cost a lot of mana but is a great way of regenerating mana if it hits a large enough pack. You can pair this skill with Evasion Shot to “Q cancel”, which basically means that you can remove the charge/cast time. To do this, hold [Q] and [A] or [D] or [W] or [S] to choose the direction. I would highly recommend reading the secret combos section below for more information on this skill.


iconWill of the Wind

[SHIFT] + [Q]

This skill is great for grinding and also an important damage skill for PVP. Will of the Wind will knock down up to 7 targets at max grade, apply an armor debuff to the targets, and also combos with Evasive Explosion Shot really well. I would highly recommend reading the secret combos section below for more information on this skill.


iconEvasive Explosion Shot

[RMB] + [S]

This skill will cause your character to leap backwards or sideways through the air. This is an important skill and is used often in many combinations. The main combo, and one of the most important and most used combinations, is to use Evasive Explosion Shot, then press [LMB]. This will release an umbrella of arrows (damage scales with your bow skill – auto attack), dealing high amounts of AoE damage and also knocking down enemies. You can pretty much spam this combination as much as you like and it makes grinding very easy. At max skill grade, the skill will deal additional damage based on your maximum HP. I would highly recommend reading the secret combos section below for more information on which skills combo with Evasive Explosion Shot. It’s also important to note, if you are in awakening stance you can quickly change to your bow by using this skill to the left or right.

Cold Blade
[S] + [LMB]

I wouldn’t recommend leveling up this skill and honestly you won’t use it that often either. It does have a little bit of everything though. The first hit will apply stiffness, second hit gives you a ranged accuracy +3 buff for 10 seconds, third hit applies bleeding damage and the fourth hit will knockback the target and give you super armor at the same time. You do have to stand on the spot whilst the animation plays and it can be awkward to use.

Breezy Blade
[LMB] during running/Windstep/Walz of Wind

This skill is a short dash which deals damage. It does not cost mana to use and is a small gap closer with an iframe and super armor if used off cooldown. I recommend placing this skill on your hotbar because you can instant cast it if you quickly need to evade CC. You should also practise taking your time with this skill and not cancel it straight away because it has lingering super armor on it’s crouching animation at the end.

Wailing Wind
[Q]

This skill deals moderate damage and knocks back targets. The skill does significantly less damage whilst on cooldown but has an additional skill “Flow: Tempest” that deals a lot of damage. This skill also gives you a block when being used and is your 100% Black Spirit Rage skill

Waltz of Wind
[F] + [W] OR [S]

This skill can be used to shortly dash forwards or backwards with [F] + [W] OR [S]. It is a high damaging spin that hits all enemies around you. It does less damage on cooldown and does take up a lot of mana if you spam it. The problem with this skill is that it leaves you very vulnerable and you should only use it when the target is already CC’d. You can use Breezy Blade straight after this skill and then Flow: Piercing Wind to deal a high burst of damage very quickly.

Elven Rage
[SHIFT] + [RMB]

This skill damages and knocks down enemies in front of you. It is more of a crowd control skill and doesn’t deal a lot of damage. It’s damage is also reduced in PvP. You get a forward block whilst casting the skill and super armor whilst attacking so it’s a good skill to use when you need to evade CC. It also has a 100% critical hit chance and gives you DP +10 for 10 sec.

Nature’s Tremble
[SHIFT] + [LMB]

This skill is on of your higher damaging skills and it also does extra damage to knocked down targets so you should use Elven Rage beforehand. It does have a long cooldown of 21 – 23 seconds depending on the skill rank so you shouldn’t waste it and only try to use it when you have your target knocked down already. It gives you a forward guard whilst using the skill and is also your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill.

Flow: Rooting
[LMB] right after Spirit’s Shackles

This skill is optional and I wouldn’t recommend taking it. I personally keep this skill locked. It slightly increases the damage for Spirit’s Shackles and doesn’t do much damage. The problem is that the animation of the skill is so long that by using this you lose the chance to do damage. 

Flow: Rushing Wind
[RMB] during Breezy Blade/Vine Knot/Waltz of Wind

This skill is another small gap closer with a cooldown. It deals a decent amount of damage and also stuns the targets. It combos with Breezy Blade, Vine Knot and Waltz of Wind. The skill also has Super Armor.

Flow: Tempest
Hold [SPACE] during Wailing Wind

This skill chains from Wailing Wind to deal additional damage. It has a cooldown of 18 seconds, which you cannot ignore, but will knockdown targets if it successfully hits. 

Vine Knot
[F]

This skill is a lower damaging skill that hits targets in front of you. It does have an air smash and floating CC but it is not reliable enough in PvP. You do get a Attack Speed +10% buff for 10 seconds though and it also recovers MP +10 per successful hit. This skill does have super armor as well though and can be used to evade CC when it’s off cooldown. You should also practise taking your time with this skill and not cancel it straight away because it has lingering super armor on it’s crouching animation at the end.

Flow: Piercing Wind

[SPACE] during Breezy Blade, after Waltz of Wind (backwards)/Flow: Rushing Wind

This skill allows you to use Ultimate: Charging Wind or S: Charging Wind after some skills. It is great for switching from your sword to your bow quickly.

Flow: Disillusion
[LMB] during Elven Rage

This skill is an additional skill to Elven Rage. It as a 100% chance of Critical Hit and also has a small chance to float the target. You are left completely vulnerable when you use the flow though and I wouldn’t recommend using it.

Regeneration
Skill Bar

This skill is a high damaging skill that hits all enemies around you. It recovers a lot of MP if used on a big pack of mobs, and also has a small chance of knocking down the targets. You get a forward guard when using the skill as well as an Attack peed +10% for 10 sec buff. This is one of your important CC skills in PVP and has a long cooldown so you should be careful not to waste the skill.

SKILL COMBOS

The following skill combos are known as “secret combos”. These are not all of the combos. There are many others but these are the ones that have been posted before. Some people believe that “secret combos” should remain a secret to give the people that know them an edge over others. This is why we will only be posting combos that have already be shared elsewhere.

  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.

Required skills: Bow Mastery, Crescent Kick, Ultimate: Evasive Shot

(PERMAHOLD LMB) + (PERMAHOLD F) > [A] OR [D]

Each time you tap A or D you will strafe to the side and quickly fire your auto attack once. This combo is great for regenerating your mana whilst still kiting. It does cost stamina however and will drain it quite quickly if you repeatedly use this combo.

Required skills: Bow Mastery, Crescent Kick, Riding the Wind, Ultimate: Evasive Shot

(HOLD LMB) + (HOLD F) + (HOLD A) OR (D) + (HOLD SPACEBAR)

Using this you will strafe to the side and quickly fire your auto attack once and then go into the skill Riding the Wind. This combo gives you more mobility than the one above.

Required skills: Evasive Explosion Shot

[RMB] + [A] OR [S] OR [D] > [LMB]

You will leap into the air either backwards, left or right, then release an umbrella of arrows. This attack is one of your main AoE combos pre-awakening and will also knock down the enemy. It is however, quite close ranged.

Required skills: Blasting Gust, Ultimate: Evasive Shot PVP combo

(PERMAHOLD LMB) + (PERMAHOLD Q) > (HOLD A) OR (HOLD D) OR (HOLD W) OR (HOLD S)

This combo allows you to instantly cast Blasting Gust whilst strafing to the side. If the skill wasn’t on cooldown, it will also knock down the enemy. Repeated use will quickly drain your stamina but is a good way to regenerate your mana if you are against a large pack of mobs. This combo is often referred to as “Q cancelling”. You can also use your Q cancel to stop the animation from the skill Call of the Earth and instantly cast it.

Required skills: Charging Kick, Flow: Call from Sky, Evasive Explosion Shot PVP combo

[W] + [F] > [SPACEBAR] > [LMB] OR [RMB]

This combo will make you kick fowards, then perform a leap through the air. The last part can be used one of two ways. Using [LMB] at the end of the combo will release an umbrella of arrows, whilst [RMB] will perform a 3rd forwards leap through the air. This combo is useful for kiting in PvP because you are invisible during Flow: Call from Sky and Evasive Explosion Shot. 

Required skills: Crescent Kick, Will of the Wind PVP combo

[F] + [A] OR [D]

This combo allows you to instantly cast Will of the Wind without the awful animation it has. This is often used in both PVP and PVE.


Required skills: Evasive Explosion Shot (Awakening skill combo)

[RMB] + [A] OR [D]

Using this skill whilst in awakening form will allow you to quickly change from sword to bow. 

Required skills: Wind Step (Awakening skill combo)

[W] + [RMB]

Using this skill whilst in bow form will allow you to quickly change from bow to your awakening weapon.

 

 

ABSOLUTE SKILLS

Below are the recommended Absolute Skills you should take in order of priority:

Absolute: Blasting Gust  Requires level 57 (32 Skill Points)
Absolute: Extreme Charging Wind –
Requires level 60 (56 Skill Points)
Absolute: Will of the Wind –
Requires level 58 (24 Skill Points)
Absolute: Evasive Explosion Shot 
 
Requires level 57 (28 Skill Points)
Absolute: Evasive Shot –
Requires level 56 (16 Skill Points)



WEAPONS/ARMOR

The best weapons in the game are currently dropped from World Bosses.
For more information on this click here to view our World Bosses guide.

Primary Weapons:

icon Rosar 

Rosar (or Yuria if unavailable) is what you should be aiming for to level your character. You should enhance it to at least +7 for leveling and then PRI or higher as soon as possible if you don’t have Liverto/Kzarka. I would get it to DUO at the highest then aim for Liverto/Kzarka. Aim to buy a +15 Rosar if you can to save your enhancing resources. Ideally you will want to buy or make it ultimate (yellow) to close the AP difference. Make sure you also make use of the gem slots to get your Attack Speed and Critical Hit up to 5. 

icon Liverto

Liverto is the second strongest mainhand and much easier to obtain and enhance than Kzarka. If you have enough silver to buy it at +15 or higher then you should to save enhancing materials. You will want to upgrade it to PRI or higher as soon as possible. I would recommend getting it to TRI at most and then you really want to switch to Kzarka. The liverto has slightly more AP than Rosar, but it also has a Critical Hit Rate +3 item effect. 

icon Kzarka 

Kzarka is the BiS main weapon for all classes for PVP and is a requirement for end game PVP. It has the same AP as Liverto but more accuracy and an Attack Speed +3 item effect.

Offhand Weapons:

icon Bronze Dagger
Bronze dagger is your accuracy offhand and is the best offhand to go with if you are a beginner. It is currently considered the best offhand for PVP if you don’t have Bheg’s gloves or Liverto/Kzarka and even with end game gear, it is particularly effective against high evasion enemies/classes. The Dagger of Sealed Magical Power is equivalent to a +15 bronze dagger and is given to you for free through Black Spirit quests. I would use this instead whilst leveling until you can get a bronze dagger. You should enhance it to at least +7 for leveling and then PRI or higher as soon as possible. Aim to buy a +15 if you can to save your enhancing resources. Ideally you will want to buy or make it ultimate (yellow) as well.
icon Steel Dagger 
Steel is the best green grade offhand you can use for PVE if you have Bheg’s and Liverto/Kzarka. Generally it is safer to keep using Bronze dagger and then get Kutum when you have the silver and resources to enhance it.
icon Kutum Dagger 
This dagger gives a mixture of AP and DP with added monster damage and accuracy.  The Kutum weapons also have a 10% ignore resistance. The higher AP makes this weapon a best in slot for PVE. It also has 2 crystal slots.
icon Nouver Dagger 
Nouver is currently considered the best in slot choice for Ranger once you are at end game gear with a good amount of AP and accuracy already. You should aim to have at least 350 accuracy with this offhand before switching to it. The dagger gives pure AP and an all resistance +10% item effect, however, rangers really need as much accuracy as they can get and this dagger has 0 accuracy, so unless you can use a TRI RCE and JIN Viper crystal to keep your accuracy high enough, you will want to use Bronze Dagger or even Kutum for PVP.

Awakening Weapons: 

icon Young Tree Spirit’s Kamasylven Sword 
This is a green grade sword which is sold by some Blacksmith/Arms dealers. This sword has lower AP than the other options but it is still viable for PvE due to it’s Damage Against Every Species +5 item effect. It’s also much cheaper to enhance and repair max durability than the other options so if you don’t have a lot of money or participate in a lot of PvP, then this weapon is a good alternative until you get Dandelion.
icon Heiress’s Kamasylven Sword 
This weapon is a blue grade sword which is given to you when you complete the awakening quests. The only ways to obtain this sword is through the quest or night vendor. This makes is hard to obtain and it can be more expensive to repair. The sword is good for PvP and has higher AP than the Young Tree Spirit’s Sword, and it has a Damage Against Human +7 item effect.
icon Dandelion Kamasylven Sword 
Dandelion weapons are the BiS awakening weapon. It has much higher AP but it is only obtainable from a Dandelion Weapon Box (Karanda world boss loot) or from the night vendor.

Armor:

The best armor in the game is currently dropped from Bosses. You will want to aim to get the boots and gloves first.
icon Griffon’s Helmet (helmet)  – dropped from Griffons in Kamaslyvia. 
icon Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor (chest) – dropped from Dim Tree Spirit.
icon Bheg’s Gloves (gloves) – dropped from Bheg.
icon Urugon’s Shoes (shoes)   – dropped from Monastery Leader.
icon Giath’s Helmet (helmet) alternative choice – dropped from Giath.
icon Muskan’s Shoes (shoes) alternative choice dropped from Monastery Leader.


The best in slot armor for Ranger is Griffon’s Helmet, Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor, Bheg’s Gloves and Urugon’s Shoes.

The full set will give you Maximum MP/WP/SP +100, Maximum HP +200, Max Stamina +200, Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1, Movement Speed +1 and All Resistances 5%. You will also get higher Accuracy, Evasion and Damage Reduction from these pieces.

In the mean time you should be using one of the following armor sets:

The are quite a few popular armor choices for Ranger. Some players like to go full Grunil set because it increases your maximum HP and will give you 2 socket slots on each piece, along with extra AP +7. Another advantage of using this set is that it is viable on any class, allowing you to swap to another class easily. I would personally go for full grunil or full  Heve set is also a choice because it has an easier transition to boss gear due to it’s set bonuses.

You will want to start trying to get boss gear as early as possible and should bid on night vendor as soon as you have over 200 million in your warehouse. Boss gear is very important, especially Bheg’s and Dim Tree for accuracy and higher defense.


ACCESSORIES

There are a lot of choices available when it comes to accessories and it really depends on what you can get your hands on.


Earrings:

If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Earrings (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 7 AP and also has very good set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares earrings for 2 AP and switch to Witch’s Earring as soon as possible for the 5 AP.

You want to aim for DUO/TRI Witch’s Earrings (9 AP/11 AP) before swapping to a DUO Tungrade Earrings (11 AP) because of the huge difference in cost. Tungrade Earrings are BiS earrings.

Red Coral Earrings are also very good on ranger because they give accuracy and also have a bit of AP. I would only recommend using Red Coral Earrings if the earring is DUO or higher though or you will miss out on too much AP.

The Capotia Earring is also worth mentioning. It is available at level 62+ only but is a very good earring because of it’s high AP. It makes a perfect backup for enhancing and is essentially a free TRI Tungrad Earring.

 

Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

icon

Bares Earring

2 AP

1 AP

icon

Jarette’s Earring

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Asula’s Crimon Eye Earring

(Asula Set)

7 AP
Health 25

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Blue Coral Earring

4 AP

Max MP/WP/SP +25
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

icon

Red Coral Earring

2 AP

Accuracy 14

Max Stamina +50

2 AP

Accuracy +4

icon

Witch’s Earring

5 AP
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

icon

Blue Whale Molar Earring

5 AP

Max HP +100
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

icon

Fugitive Khalik’s Earring

5 AP

Max Stamina +50

Max MP/WP/SP +50
Accuracy 2

2 AP

Max Stamina +20

Max MP/WP/SP +20
Accuracy 2

icon

Tungrade Earring

7 AP

Black Spirit Rage  +10%
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

BDO Planner

Capotia Earring

13 AP
Accuracy 8

Cannot be Enhanced



Rings:
If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Ring (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 7 AP and 2 DP as well as damage reduction and strong set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares rings for 2 AP and switch to Mark of Shadow as soon as possible for the 5 AP.

Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch is also available through the Valencia part I and II quests. It can’t be enhanced but it is a good alternative until you can get Ring of Crescent Guardian or Mark of Shadow to PRI/DUO.

The Capotia Ring is also worth mentioning. It is available at level 61+ only but is a very good ring because of it’s high AP. It makes a perfect backup for enhancing and is essentially a free TRI Ring of Crescent Guardian.

 

Item Name

Base stats

Enhance Increase

icon

Bares Ring

2 AP

1 AP

icon

Jarette’s Ring

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

Cannot be Enhanced

BDO Planner

Asula’s Crimson Eye Ring

(Asula Set)

7 AP
2 DP
Damage Reduction +2

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Blue Coral Ring

5 AP

Max MP/WP/SP +25
Accuracy 2

1 AP
Max MP/WP/SP +5
Accuracy 2

icon

Mark of Shadow

5 AP
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

icon

Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch

7 AP

Max HP +25

Cannot be Enhanced

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Ring of Crescent Guardian

5 AP
Accuracy 2

3 AP
Accuracy 2

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Capotia Ring

14 AP
Accuracy 8

Cannot be Enhanced



Necklace:

If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Necklace (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 11 AP and 3 DP as well as damage reduction and an amazing set bonus. Otherwise use Bares Necklace for 4 AP and enhance this to DUO/TRI for 8 AP/10 AP. Enhancing a Bares Necklace is much cheaper than using an un-enhanced BiS necklace. You then want to swap to a DUO Serap’s or PRI Ogre/Tungrade.

The Manos Necklaces are also an alternative for PvP, if you don’t have a DUO Seraps already, due to their item effects. I personally wouldn’t bother with them though because you will want as much AP as possible.

 

Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

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Bares Necklace

4 AP

2 AP

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Jarette’s Necklace

(Jarette Set)

7 AP
Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimson Eye Necklace

(Asula Set)

11 AP
3 DP
Damage Reduction +3

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

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Ancient Guardian Seal

(Ancient Weapon Core Set)

6 AP

3 DP

Set Effect: Accuracy +20
Accuracy 4
Damage Reduction 3

2 AP

1 DP
Accuracy 4
Damage Reduction 1

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Manos Necklace – Topaz

6 AP

Knockdown/ Bound Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Knockdown/ Bound Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4

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Manos Necklace – Ruby

6 AP

Grapple Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Grapple Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4
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Manos Necklace – Emerald

6 AP

Stun/Stiffness/ Freezing Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4



3 AP

Stun/Stiffness/ Freezing Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4



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Manos Necklace – Diamond

6 AP

Resistance to all status anomalies +10%
Accuracy 4

 

3 AP

Resistance to all status anomalies +1%
Accuracy 4

 

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Manos Necklace – Sapphire

6 AP

Knockback/ Floating Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Knockback/ Floating Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4

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Sicil’s Necklace

7 AP

3 DP
Evasion 3
Hidden Evasion 6

3 AP

2 DP
Evasion 2
Hidden Evasion 4

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Serap’s Necklace

8 AP

Max HP +50
Accuracy 4

4 AP
Accuracy 4

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Ogre Ring

10 AP
Accuracy 4

5 AP
Accuracy 4

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Tungrade Necklace

10 AP

Black Spirit Rage +20%
Accuracy 4

5 AP

Accuracy 4


Belt:

 If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Belt (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 6 AP and has amazing set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares Belt for 2 AP and swap to Tree Spirit Belt as soon as possible for more AP and high accuracy. 

You want to aim for a PRI/DUO Tree Spirit Belt before swapping to DUO Basilisk’s because it is much cheaper and easier to get hold of. Basilisk’s Belt and Valtarra are very good belts but Tungrade is currently the best in slot.


 

Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

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Bares Belt

2 AP

Weight Limit +40

1 AP

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Jarette’s Belt

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

 

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimson Eye Belt

6 AP

Weight Limit +100 LT

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

 

Cannot be Enhanced

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Ancient Weapon Core

(Ancient Guardian Seal Set)

4 AP

4 DP

Weight Limit +60 LT
Damage Reduction 4
Accuracy 2

 

Set Effect: Accuracy +20

1 AP

1 DP

Weight Limit +10 LT
Damage Reduction 1
Accuracy 2

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Tree Spirit Belt

5 AP

Accuracy +6

Weight Limit +80 LT

2 AP

Accuracy +10

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Basilisk’s Belt

5 AP

Weight Limit +80 LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Accuracy 2

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Valtarra Eclipsed Belt

5 AP

Health 0
Weight Limit 80LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Health 25
Accuracy 2

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Tungrad Belt

6 AP

Black Spirit’s Rage 20%
Weight Limit 80LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Accuracy 2


SOCKETS (CRYSTALS)

These are an example of the best sockets for your class and the ones that I like to use. They do cost a significant amount of silver.

BDO Planner Black Magic Crystal – Precision  x2
(weapon)

Accuracy 8, Ignore All Resistance 10%

BDO PlannerAwakened Spirit’s Crystal  x2
(sub-weapon)

Max HP +150, Hidden AP 5

BDO PlannerJIN Magic Crystal – Harphia x2
(helmet)

Max HP +50, HP Recovery 5, Evasion +20

BDO PlannerJIN Magic Crystal – Cobelinus x2
(chest)

Max HP +100, Weight Limit 20LT, Damage Reduction 5

BDO PlannerJIN Black Magic Crystal – Viper x2
(gloves)

Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1, Accuracy 20

BDO PlannerRed Battlefield Crystal: Adamantine x1
(shoes)

Knockdown/Bound Resitance +25%, Stun/Stiffness/Freezing Resistance +5%

BDO PlannerWON Magic Crystal – Hystria x1 
(shoes)

Weight Limit 20LT, Movement Speed 2, Stamina +150

These are an example of some cheaper crystals for your class if you don’t have as much to spend. This example is for a Liverto weapon, you should aim to always have 5 attack speed.

BDO Planner Magic Crystal – Crimson Flame  x2
(weapon)

Critical Hit Rate 1

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal of Infinity  x1
(sub-weapon)

Additional Critical Hit Damage +1

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal of Enchantment – Agility x2
(helmet)

Evasion +4

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal of Infinity – Evasion x2
(chest)

Special Attack Evasion +10%

Magic Crystal of Infiity – Assault x2
(gloves)

Attack Speed +2

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal of Infinity – Swiftness x2
(shoes)

Movement Speed 2

*** If you struggle with mana issues as a Ranger I would recommend using at least one of the Magic Crystal of Infinity – Extraction in your main weapon. This crystal gives you mana regen on hit and can be very useful.
  

EXAMPLE GEAR BUILDS

I highly recommend using BDOPLANNER.COM to help you plan your build and track your progression.

The build you choose completely depends on your playstyle and what role you want to play in PVP. Below are some example builds to help you decide what is best for you.

Leveling build: link
Here is what to aim for when leveling and before you get your boss gear. You should focus on enhancing your weapons first and then your armor. Try to also ultimate all your pieces as soon as possible, especially your armor because it will give quite a big DP boost.



Low-Tier build: link
Here is a low-tier build to use if you are looking to improve your gear before you get boss gear. You may want to use Red Coral Earrings or Witch’s Earrings instead of Asula Earrings but they can be quite expensive compared to the rest of the gear.



Mid-Tier build: link
Here is a mid-tier build to use once you have boss gear. You want to aim to get TRI as soon as possible and then work on your accessories. If possible use a TRI Red Coral Earring and you can then swap your Bronze Dagger for Nouver in most cases as long as you have a minimum of 320 accuracy when using Nouver. You can also use a TET heve and TRI Muskan’s shoes instead but Griffon’s and Urugon’s shoes are currently considered best in slot in the gear meta.



End-game PVP build: link
Here is what to eventually aim for if you are going for. It takes a long time to get to this stage, and there are lots of small improvements and other accessories you will use along the way, but this is ideally your end game build for PVP. 

You can switch between Nouver and Bronze dagger depending on your enemy and whether they have high evasion or high damage reduction. You can also use a Parrying Dagger for a bit of extra defenses in some 1v1 situations. The Tungrad Earring can be replaced by any other AP earring as well (such as Witches, Molar, etc.) if you don’t have the money/resources to get Tungrad straight away.



End-game PVE build: link
Here is what to aim for high level PVE, such as Pila Ku, Gyfin or Aakman. Kutum is very important for end game PVE.
 



CONSUMABLES

When grinding, use EXP Elixirs and Milk Tea, then other food of your choice such as Margoria Seafood and Serendia Special. It really depends on your preference and your crystals/stats.

For your food rotation in node wars/siege, I would recommend using  Knight Combat RationsValencia Special, Kamaslyvia Meal and King of Jungle Hamburger and in that order. You will need to also use Elixir of Shock so that you have 5 crit. If you can’t do this then you will need to use Margoria Seafood instead of Kamaslyvia Meal. You may also want to use the Special Valencia Meal and Special Kamaslyvia Meal so that it lasts 120 minutes.

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Knight Combat Rations Dark Pudding x1, Ham Sandwich x1, Fruit Wine x1, Meat Croquette x1 All Attack +5, Damage against human race +5, All Damage Reduction +5 for 120 minutes
Valencia Meal Teff Sandwich x1, King of Jungle Hamburger x1, Couscous x1, Fig Pie x2, Date Palm Wine x2 Nullifying all Resistances +4%, Resistance against all Debuffs +4%, All Evasion +10, Decrease of damages from Monsters -6% for 110 minutes
icon Kamaslyvia Meal Rainbow Button Mushroom Sandwich x1, Coconut Pasta x1, Fig Pie x1, Fruit Wine x2, Rainbow Button Mushroom Cheese Melt x1Max HP +150, Max Stamina +200, Back Attack Damage +5% for 110 minutes

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King of Jungle HamburgerTeff Bread x4, Pickled Vegetables x2, Lion Meat x4, Nutmeg x3
Ignores All Resistance +3%, Critical Hit Damage +5% for 110 minutes

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE

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Elixir of ShockClown’s Blood x1,  Tiger Mushroom x5, Cedar Sap x7, Powder of Time x3 Cricital Hit Chance +2 for 5 minutes


SKILL ADD-ONS

These are the viable skill add-ons that I use and would recommend. It’s very important to note that the same skill add-ons DO NOT stack.

Evasive Explosion Shot *Recommended*
  • Attack against monsters +20 for 8 sec [PVE] 
  • All Evasion +5% for 10 sec [PVP]
  • Instantly Recover 3 MP/EP/WP/SP per hit [PVE]
  • All Movement Speed +7% for 10 sec. [PVP]
Evasive Shot
  • All Critical Hit Rate +10% for 9 sec
  • All Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec
  • All Accuracy +3% for 12 sec
Will of the Wind *Recommended*
  • Inflicts 45 Pain Damage per 3 sec for 12 sec [PVE/PVP]
  • 10% chance of Down Smash
  • All Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec [PVE]
  • All Accuracy +5% for 12 sec [PVP]
Blasting Gust *Recommended*
  • Inflicts 45 Pain Damage per 3 sec for 12 sec [PVE]
  • PVP Attack +5 for 5 sec [PVP]
  • Instantly Recovers 3 MP/(EP)WP/SP per hit [PVE]
  • 10% chance of Down Smash [PVP]
Vine Knot
  • Inflicts 40 Poison Damage per 3 sec for 18 sec
  • PVP Attack +10 for 5 sec 
  • All Accuracy +5% for 12 sec
  • All Critical Hit Rate +10% for 9 sec
  • All Attack Speed +10% for 5 sec
Waltz of Wind
  • All Critical Hit Rate +10% for 9 sec
  • All Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec
  • Instantly Recover 3 MP/WP/SP per hit
    Breezy Blade *Recommended*
    • Attack against monsters for +20 for 8 sec [PVE]
    • Inflicts 70 Burn Damage per 3 sec for 9 sec [PVP/PVE]
    • All Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec  [PVP]
      Regeneration *Recommended*
      • Attack against monsters for +30 for 8 sec [PVE]
      • PVP Attack +15 for 5 sec [PVP]
      • All Critical Hit Rate +20% for 9 sec [PVP]
      • Instantly Recover 10 MP/WP/SP per hit [PVE]
      Nature’s Tremble *Recommended*
      • Attack against monsters for +30 for 8 sec [PVE]
      • All Accuracy +3 for 12 sec [PVP]
      • Inflicts 45 Bleed Damage per 3 sec for 15 sec
      • 20% chance of Down Smash for target  [PVP]

        OTHER TIPS

        • Levels are important and can effect your hit chances or chance of CC. Higher level skills significantly increase your damage as well. If you are a new or returning player you can use the Olvia channels for the 200% exp boost.
        • AP is very important for rangers and if you want to be one of the best, you need 200+ AP as soon as possible. You want to aim for all AP accessories and enhance your weapons to get as much of it as you can.
        • Accuracy is essential for PvP. You want to aim for Kzarka Longbow and Bheg’s Gloves. The Red Coral Earring is also good for PvP but isn’t a requirement.
        Mana Management

        If you’re having a tough time managing your mana then there are some things you can do to try and make it easier:
        • Use Magic Crystal of Infiniy – Extraction x2 on your weapon
        • Use the skill add-on “Waltz of Wind: Instantly Recover 3 MP/WP/SP per hit”.
        • Use “Blasting Gust” (Q cancel) on large groups of mobs to regen your mana quickly.
        • Limit the use of your mobility skills, such as “Wind Step”. 

        Useful Links


        Ranger Video Guide
        Example PvP Video 1
        Example PvP Video 2
        Example PvP Video 3
        Example PvE Bosses Video
        Attack Speed test
        Movement Speed test

        Change Log

        • 24/03/2017 – Added awakening skills, changed recommended skill builds, changed accessories section, added Kzarka, Nouver and Kutum to weapons, added awakening weapons, added skill add-ons, added other tips section.
        • 26/03/2017 – Fixed skill images, changed skill names to match in-game, added skill tooltips when hovering over skill names.
        • 22/12/2017 – General update: changed gear recommendations, skill add-ons, added hidden stats, more information, changed consumables, and crystal recommendations.
        • 23/12/2017 – Fixed a couple of issues with accessories, added some more information to gear choices and skill combos.
        • 06/03/2018 – Added Absolute Skills, changed consumables information, updated crystal sockets examples, updated skill combos and descriptions, added example gear builds, updated gear recommendations to fit current meta.

        4 Comments

        • Apr 17, 2018 @ 9:33 am

          hi, i am a ranger who plays in SEA BDO. i was wondering to ask, the pvp end game gears shows that you do not get any critical hitrate from gears nor crystals. is it because we do not need critical hitrate for pvp or the Jin Magic Crystal – Viper is more important due to the 20 Accuracy?

        • Feb 8, 2016 @ 0:44 am

          Thanks for your guide 😉

        • Nov 7, 2015 @ 13:42 pm

          How you use Reaper Flurry fast like this ? I m 35 level i cant use this skill fast like this.

        • Sep 1, 2015 @ 22:57 pm

          If you add the accessories for every class will be good

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