Ranger Class Guide

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Ranger Class Guide

Last updated: 26th March 2017


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 and have no problem grinding. But they do have low defenses.

DIFFICULTY

PVP

PVE

SIEGE

Ranger is really strong in PvP, it’s a kiting class and if you are good at kiting you are going to excel at this class. This class does fairly good in 1v1 situations and also in large scale PvP and sieges mainly because of strong AoE skills, mobility and CC. It is a fun class to play but some find it difficult to manage their mana efficiently.

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

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

PROS

  • Very high mobility
  • Ranged and Melee
  • High DPS
  • Easy to AoE
  • Great in PvP
  • Strong in PvE
  • Well-rounded class

CONS

  • No AOE CC
  • Can get repetitive
  • Complex combos
  • Low Defense
  • Heavily reliant on AP

 
 

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

End-Game skill build – Level 60 (1167 skill points): http://bddatabase.net/us/skillcalc/33756

  • 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.


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.

Awakening: Kamasylven Sword

[C]

This skill allows you to swap between your main hand and awakening weapon.

Spirit’s Shackles
[E]

This skill is a grab skill. The skill is mostly used in PvP. 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 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. Although it isn’t in the skill build above, you may want to get the SP version at level 54. It does cost a lot of skill points but will turn your “shotgun” orange and significantly boost it’s damage.


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. 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.


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]. I would highly recommend reading the secret combos section below for more information on this skill.


iconWill of the Wind (Optional)

[SHIFT] + [Q]

I have included this skill in the builds above, and I do recommend taking it if you have not got your awakening yet. But once you have your awakening you’ll find that you don’t use this skill much and it can be a waste of skill points. Also, I personally find this skill a little awkward to use because it can conflict with other skills. I would recommend placing it on your skill bar until you can get used to the combo. This skill 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 if used off cooldown. 

Wailing Wind
[Q]

This skill deals moderate damage and knocks back up 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. 

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. 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. 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 would only take it for PvP. It slightly increases the damage for Spirit’s Shackles and doesn’t do much damage. It also closes the gap between you and the target so it really depends on your playstyle. Some people may want to keep the distance for kiting and positioning, whilst others like to close the gap so they can combo better. I would advise experimenting with this skill in PvP and deciding if you would like to use it or not. 

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. It’s also great to use before Spirit’s Shackles.

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 an 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.

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. 

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 lock when using the skill as well as an Attack peed +10% for 10 sec buff.

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

Each time you tap A or D 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]

This combo is one of your most used combos. 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 and will also knock down the enemy. It is however, quite close ranged.

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

[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.

Required skills: Blasting Gust, Ultimate: Evasive Shot

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

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”.

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.

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:

Yuria or Rosar/Krea is what you should be aiming for to level your character or if you can’t affor Liverto. You should enhance it to +15 as soon as possible and you may want to make it ultimate (yellow) to close the AP difference.
  Liverto is what you should be aiming for before Kzarka. You will want to upgrade it to +15 or higher as soon as possible. I would recommend getting it to TRI and then you really want to switch to Kzarka. The liverto has slightly more AP than Rosar/Krea, but it also has a Critical Hit Rate +3 item effect. 
icon Kzarka is the BiS main weapon for all classes. It has the same AP as the liverto but it has more accuracy and a Attack Speed +3 item effect.

Offhand Weapons:

Bronze Dagger is a decent alternative if you don’t have Bheg’s gloves or Liverto/Kzarka. The Dagger of Sealed Magical Power is equivalent to a +15 bronze dagger and is given to you for free through Black Spirit qusets. I would use this instead until you can get a steel dagger.
Steel Dagger is the best green grade offhand you can use. It will give you pure AP but only has one crystal slot.
icon Kutum Dagger gives a mixture of AP and DP. Which gives you more survivability. It gives a small accuracy boost and 10% ignore resistance. The higher AP makes this weapon a potential BiS if you want to go for a more defensive build. It also has 2 crystal slots.
icon Nouver Dagger is the BiS offhand in my opinion. The gives pure AP and an all resistance +10% item effect. The dagger helps you to easily surpass the 200 AP mark which is important for rangers. If you find yourself above 250 AP when using the dagger then you may want to consider switching to Kutum instead for the survivability, but overall this is your “end-game” weapon.

Awakening Weapons: 

icon Young Tree Spirit’s Kamasylven Sword 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 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 is 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.
Giath’s Helmet (helmet) – dropped from Giath.
Hebetate Tree Spirit’s Armor (chest) – dropped from Hebetate Tree Spirit.
Bheg’s Gloves (gloves) – dropped from Bheg.
Muskan’s Shoes (shoes) – dropped from Monastery Leader.
The full set will give you Maximum MP/WP/SP +100, Maximum HP +300, Max Stamina +200, Accuracy +1 (increases with enhancement), Evasion +1 (increases with enhancement), Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1
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.

Another popular alternative is to use 2 pieces of Grunil with 2 pieces of Heve. Using either Heve Chest and Heve Shoes with Grunil Helm and Grunil Gloves for the AP +5 and Max HP +250 set bonuses, or what I personally use on my Ranger, Heve Helm and Heve Gloves with Grunil Armor and Grunil Shoes for a total of Max HP +400.

Finally, a cheaper alterative is to use 2 pieces of Zereth with 2 pieces of Heve. You want to use Heve Chest and Heve Gloves with Zereth Helm and Zereth Shoes. If you don’t have the money to keep replacing the extra crystal sockets, you can go with this mixture. It’s good because it gives you a lot of stamina, which is an important stat for Rangers, as well as some knockdown resistance. However, this is probably the least popular of the other choices since the other set stats will increase your damage and because of that are more desired over the convenience this set provides.

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 Jarette’s Earrings (Jarette Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 4 AP. 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 your BiS earrings.

Red Coral Earrings are also a good alternative because they give accuracy and also have a bit of AP. 


 

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

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Blue Coral Earring

4 AP

Max MP/WP/SP +25

2 AP

icon

Red Coral Earring

2 AP

Accuracy +3

Max Stamina +50

2 AP

Accuracy +1

icon

Witch’s Earring

5 AP

2 AP

icon

Blue Whale Molar Earring

5 AP

Max HP +100

2 AP

icon

Fugitive Khalik’s Earring

5 AP

Max Stamina +50

Max MP/WP/SP +50

2 AP

Max Stamina +20

Max MP/WP/SP +20

icon

Tungrade Earring

7 AP

Black Spirit Rage  +10%

2 AP



Rings:
If available I recommend using the Jarette’s Ring (Jarette Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 4 AP. 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.

 

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

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Blue Coral Ring

5 AP

Max MP/WP/SP +25

1 AP
Max MP/WP/SP +5

icon

Mark of Shadow

5 AP

2 AP

icon

Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch

7 AP

Max HP +25

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Ring of Crescent Guardian

5 AP

3 AP



Necklace:

If available I recommend using the Jarette’s Necklace (Jarette Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 7 AP. 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 good for PvP due to their item effects.

 

Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

icon

Bares Necklace

4 AP

2 AP

icon

Jarette’s Necklace

(Jarette Set)

7 AP

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Ancient Guardian Seal

(Ancient Weapon Core Set)

6 AP

3 DP

Set Effect: Accuracy +5

2 AP

1 DP

icon

Manos Necklace – Topaz

6 AP

Knockdown/ Bound Resistance +30%

3 AP

Knockdown/ Bound Resistance +2%

icon

Manos Necklace – Ruby

6 AP

Grapple Resistance +30%

3 AP

Grapple Resistance +2%
icon

Manos Necklace – Emerald

6 AP

Stun/Stiffness/ Freezing Resistance +30%


3 AP

Stun/Stiffness/ Freezing Resistance +2%


icon

Manos Necklace – Diamond

6 AP

Resistance to all status anomalies +10%

 

3 AP

Resistance to all status anomalies +1%

 

icon

Manos Necklace – Sapphire

6 AP

Knockback/ Floating Resistance +30%

3 AP

Knockback/ Floating Resistance +2%

icon

Sicil’s Necklace

7 AP

3 DP

3 AP

2 DP

icon

Serap’s Necklace

8 AP

Max HP +50

4 AP

icon

Ogre Ring

10 AP

5 AP

icon

Tungrade Necklace

10 AP

Black Spirit Rage +20%

5 AP


Belt:

 If available I recommend using the Jarette’s Belt (Jarette Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 4 AP. Otherwise use Bares Belt for 2 AP and swap to Tree Spirit Belt as soon as possible. 

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 is your BiS though.

 

Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

icon

Bares Belt

2 AP

Weight Limit +40

1 AP

icon

Jarette’s Belt

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Ancient Weapon Core

(Ancient Guardian Seal Set)

4 AP

4 DP

Weight Limit +50 LT

Set Effect: Accuracy +5

1 AP

1 DP

Weight Limit +10 LT

icon

Tree Spirit Belt

5 AP

Accuracy +1

Weight Limit +80 LT

2 AP

Accuracy +1

icon

Basilisk’s Belt

5 AP

Weight Limit +80 LT

3 AP


SOCKETS (CRYSTALS)

These are an example of the best sockets for your class. They do cost a significant amount of silver.

Red Battlefield Crystal – Carmae x2
(weapon)

Critical Chance +1, Attack Speed +1, Damage against Humans +3

Red Spirit’s Crystal x2
(sub-weapon)

Maximum HP +100, AP +5, Damage against Humans +3

Red Battlefield Crystal – Harphia x2
(helmet)

Maximum HP +50, HP Recovery +5, Damage against Humans +2

Red Battlefield Crystal – Cobelinus
X2 (chest)

Maximum HP +100, Weight Limit +20LT, Damage against Humans +2

Black Magic Crystal – Assault X1
(gloves)

Attack Speed +2, Grab Resistance +5%

Black Magic Crystal – Valor X1
(gloves)

Critical Chance +2, Grab Resistance +5%

Red Battlefield Crystal – Adamantine
X2 (shoes)

Knockdown Resistance +5%, Stun/Freeze/Slow Resistance +5%

If you don’t have enough silver to afford the better sockets, these are much cheaper and a good temporary alternative.

Magic Crystal – Crimson Flame
(weapon)

Critical Chance +1

Ancient Magic Crystal of Perfection
(sub-weapon)

Luck +2

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Agility
(helmet)

Evasion +2

Ancient Magic Crystal of Abundance – Energy X2
(chest)

Maximum HP +100

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Assault
(gloves)

Attack Speed +2

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Swiftness
(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.
  
 

CONSUMABLES

For your food I would recommend using Serendia Special, Media Special and Cheese Gratin

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Serendia Special Ham Sandwich x1, Honeycomb cookies x1, Life Saeal x2, Fruit Wine x2, Meat Pie x1 Damage +5, Critical Chance +5%, Accuracy +10 for 90 minutes
Media Special Dark Pudding x1, Oatmeal x1, Exotic Grain Wine x2, Grilled Sausages x2, Meat Salad x1 Damage +5, Attack Speed +1, Cast Speed +1 for 90 minutes
Cheese Gratin Grilled Sausages x1, Cheese x3, Dough x5, Red Sauce x3, (Pumpkin/Tomato/Cabbage/Paprika) x4 Attack Speed +1, Max HP +70 for 90 minutes

 

Alternatively you may want to use Serendia Special, Calpheon Special and Knight Combat Rations

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Serendia Special Ham Sandwich x1, Honeycomb cookies x1, Life Saeal x2, Fruit Wine x2, Meat Pie x1 Damage +5, Critical Chance +5%, Accuracy +10 for 90 minutes
Calpheon Special Milk Tea x1, Cheese Pie x1, Soft Bread x2, Meat Pasta x1, Fish Fillet Salad x1 Defense +5, Max HP +100, HP Regen +5 for 90 minutes
Knight Combat Rations Dark Pudding x1, Ham Sandwich x1, Fruit Wine x1, Meat Croquet x1 Damage +5, Damage against human race +5, Defense +5 for 90 minutes

SKILL ADD-ONS

These are the viable skill add-ons that I use and would recommend:

Evasive Explosion Shot
  • Attack against monsters +20 for 8 sec [PVE]
  • All Evasion +5% for 10 sec [PVP]
  • All Attack Speed +4% for 5 sec 
  • All Movement Speed +7% for 10 sec.
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
  • Inflicts 45 Pain Damage per 3 sec for 12 sec [PVE]
  • 10% chance of Down Smash [PVP]
  • All Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec
  • All Accuracy +5% for 12 sec
Blasting Gust
  • Inflicts 45 Pain Damage per 3 sec for 12 sec [PVE]
  • PVP Attack +5 for 5 sec [PVP]
  • All Attack Speed +4% for 5 sec
  • 10% chance of Down Smash 
Vine Knot
  • Inflicts 40 Poison Damage per 3 sec for 18 sec [PVE]
  • PVP Attack +10 for 5 sec [PVP]
  • 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
    • Attack against monsters for +20 for 8 sec [PVE]
    • All Defense +10 for 10 sec [PVP]
    • Inflicts 70 Burn Damage per 3 sec for 9 sec
    • All Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec
      Regeneration
      • Attack against monsters for +30 for 8 sec [PVE]
      • PVP Attack +15 for 5 sec [PVP]
      • All Critical Hit Rate +20% for 9 sec
      • Instantly Recover 10 MP/WP/SP per hit

        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
        • Put points into “Kamasylven Sword Training”. The higher skill levels will give you more mana per hit.
        • 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

        • 26/03/2017 – Fixed skill images, changed skill names to match in-game, added skill tooltips when hovering over skill names.
        • 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.

        3 Comments

        • 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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