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  1. #61
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    I would say you can level ranger quite easily in WvW with his #5 longbow skill. Just make sure he can endure a hit or two, stay in the pack or zerg and make it rain!
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    Rapid Fire: This skill now applies vulnerability on each hit.
    This is a backdoor nerf, since spreading vulnerability over the duration of the skill will decrease it's effectiveness, which is a real shame as vulnerability was the one thing a longbow ranger could do really well.

    Hunter’s Shot: This skill no longer applies vulnerability on each hit, but now grants the ranger stealth for 3 seconds.

    This makes this an approach shot, pretty much a 1 time only use, as I posted in the General forum hit them with rapid fire, go invis and close the gap fast. Could also be used in conjunction with PBS for running away.

    Point Blank Shot: Increased the range from 600 to 900.
    what's the point, you can't hit anything at 600 range anyway.

    Maul: This skill now applies vulnerability instead of bleeding.
    This is pretty good in conjunction with the changes above due the gap closer in swoop.

    Counterattack—Crippling Throw: This skill can now be used while moving. Increased the cripple duration to 5 seconds.
    Wow a buff

    Whirling Defense: This skill now grants 4 seconds of retaliation for the duration of the skill.
    This i actually pretty good, offhand axe is starting to look like a really good option.

    Call of the Wild: This skill is now a blast finisher.
    I've re-written this about 3 time now, can't decide if it makes the skill OP or is completely useless; either way expect a nerf in the next patch.

    Remorseless: This trait now reapplies Opening Strike when the ranger gains stealth or kills an enemy.
    that does make this trait quite enticing, might have to have a look.
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    Stealth. Blast Finisher. Moving while throwing the thing. Retaliation on Whirling Defense. This is fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawksbane View Post
    Call of the Wild: This skill is now a blast finisher.
    I've re-written this about 3 time now, can't decide if it makes the skill OP or is completely useless; either way expect a nerf in the next patch.
    The class had no blast finishers on player skills at all. They had to put one somewhere.

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    true, but putting on on the warhorn seems wrong, it will either be completely useless because people will use the warhorn before entering combat (although it could be used for stacking additional might) or OP when used with loads of blast fields around as it gives semi-random boons & conditions all over the place.

    I predict uproar and a rapid re-think from Anet.
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    but but but, what else do you do with a warhorn? Toot it?

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    If you stack might with fire field you do it before combat, so it's in a perfect place. Also, you can only blast one field per finisher and it's on a 35 second cooldown, so it won't put random buffs everywhere anyway.

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    OK, maybe it will work but I can't see melee rangers suddenly becoming popular in WvW.
    I'll be giving Longbow/GS a try I think, or sword & axe.

    EDIT: Actually I take it back, the warhorn could be really useful for trap Rangers, with Axe,Torch/Sword,Warhorn as an alternative weapon combination.
    Last edited by hawksbane; 23-07-2013 at 07:00 PM. Reason: rethink
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    Do rangers melee much in dungeons/etc?
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    Well they should.

    I wrote this in all caps, but the forums don't let me. Context.

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    Actually this really good and removed my main complaint about Point blank shot; although not completely since you still can't use it independently. Still not too happy with the vulnerability nerf though.

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...st#post2468516

    On the other hand, if you trait remorseless then you can get 5 stacks of vulnerability every 12 secs, guess I'm going to go a bit more glass cannon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawksbane View Post
    guess I'm going to go a bit more glass cannon.
    better survivability for traps in that form... oh wait
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    Concerning glassy PvE Rangers, these two videos might be of interest to some. Strong language warning at least for the second video.

    Edit: And here is the... eww... guru link: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/...uide-for-real/
    Last edited by Squiz; 24-07-2013 at 03:36 PM.

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    Checked my idea of party of infinite fury, possible, but very hard to achieve and doesn't like mistakes :/

    1s too late and fury finishes before you can restack on someone else. Infinite fury on yourself became kinda easy to achieve.
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    Angel and demon, man and beast art thou,
    Yea, thou art all thou dost appear to be!
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    this is probably a bad idea, but I've been hatching this post for some time:

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...st#post2645205

    rip it apart if you must, but do it politely.
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    ranger (plural rangers)
    One who ranges; a rover.
    1. A roving robber; one who seeks plunder.
    2. A keeper, guardian, or soldier who ranges over a region (generally of wilderness) to protect the area or enforce the law.
    3. (obsolete) That which separates or arranges; a sieve.
    4. A dog that beats the ground in search of game.

    rover
    Etymology: Middle English roven (“to wander, to shoot an arrow randomly”)

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    So been thinking a lot and decided to try and give a go for my perma(sometimeaoe)fury build.
    Goes on something like this:
    http://gw2skills.net/editor/?fMEQRBM...1m+ioVLEwoFA-e
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    it's a bit tanky, if I were you I'd switch at least the weapons and armour to zerker. Unless you want to boost the condition damage in which case Rampagers (would also boost the precision).
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    Con damage from what, that tini bit of poison and one bleed skill? Berserker would be better for offensive build. I love being tanky.
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    trouble is, there isn't much point in having 100% crit chance if you're not getting any crit damage. so at the very least use Cavalier weapons.

    wasn't sure about the con damage, you put 30 in wilderness which also boosts it though.
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