Awesome, thanks guys :3
I plan on trying out most classes in my time in GF, but for now I'll stick with ranger
I can try challenges when I have longer breaks from school @_@
I'll start in 40 and move up as I get more experienced :3 And more money xD
Runs 24/7, usually fun for a decent ranger.
Runs during peak hours and more on weekends, alright for a normal ranger, super-easy mode for a decent ranger.
Some lower bracket tips that I have noticed as a ranger.
VS Mages & Clerics & Sages: Go for high damage and high crit attacks. Sniper (Talent combo) with Centipede's Tail
is golden against these classes and will work better as it has a smaller chance of proccing the sleep staff/other nasties.
VS Pallies & Zerks and Sins and Rangers:
Focus on keeping a barrage of arrows going and esp against the stronger pallies, armor cutter is a must. Slow is great for reducing move-speed and attack speed. Sniper/Speedy Scout for Pallies and zerks.
Unless you're a +hit pro, I would stick to use Piercing Spear Warrior when challenging Sin & Rangers. Against both of these classes I would personally use Watchkeeper's bow.
Also with in HF, you should be able to 1-2 hit Xtal... You are the game-maker in HF!!
(tested with +7 Gun and 2x attack swords^^)
Two builds one focusing on survivability and another on offense:
Offense (I would go with this one anyway):
Ideally 41 sprite set with full masters and 50 bow/28 2x Sword/48 2x Sword wins out easily.
You needn't need to use PSW, but go Sniper 24/7 and use the sprite-made hit boosts and the PvP hit fruit. I would use Cannoneer.
Defensive:(You can be great at this in 50):
Ideally 45 PvP set/50 2 handed sword with full masters.
The great thing about 50 for rangers is that you can still have an insane amount of R attack speed after mastery and also maintain a great evasion alongside it without having to use Bow Quickdraw 3.
Most evasive you can go is Piercing Spear Warrior with Premonition 3 & Negator's instinct 2.
Samurai may be worthwhile if your 'reflect response' (star talent) is a low level.
Feel free to mix and match between the two builds^
Things you will want to do/get:
The level 25 PvP set
(for 40 arena)
Get Ranger Legacy
, head & body for 40 arena)
The level 41 Sprite set
(used in 40 and 50)
The level 41-45 ranger PvP set
(used in 50 arena)
Get level 38 Watchkeeper's Bow & Centepede's Tail
Get the level 50 Yellow
2-handed sword (50 arena)
Get level 50 Yellow
Bow (50 arena)
Get the level 18/28/48 2x swords
(40 and 50 arena)
Get 9k Treasure Appraisal for Premonition 3 (50 arena)
Get 9k Magic Academy for Bow Quickdraw 3 (50 arena)
25k Kaslow, Ilya and Jale rep for the level 2 star talents (50 arena)
And that's it! Feel free to come back to this thread if you encounter any difficulties or questions and you may also contact my Ponchee ranger ingame @ IGN: MilkySky