Recently, I've converted to Rangers after disliking Engineer gameplay (personally) and figured, since I have a bawse gun, why not use it on ranger in spite of losing arrow of fear and meteor shower. I lose all the AoE capabilities Rangers have (w/e limited it has anyways) and fear (which I can switch weapons to whenever I need to fear something).
However, I am loving the results. During trials, though I can't AoE everything, Im pretty adept at killing the tougher/fatter mobs or killing more effectively one by one quicker, which helps the party out, especially the tank. Plus, the tank only really would lose one monster if not OP, instead of the entire group.
On single targets, the damage is quite sick. I often have sadness ring/lord pride activate on triple/double hits, which translates to 25k-30k base crits (or double, which can lead to 50ks, and with charging, 65k+), on most standard mobs. Seeing a triple of 60k-30k-15k is pretty awesome. My attack speed is horrendous however. The below video shows my build as well as cert combo, though I have included the acc cert since I seem to miss a lot w/o it and it helps with charging.
Currently working on legendary achievements and will get at least base 40k attack with only +6 armor (which also has sucky forts....).
Any other gun-toting rangers out there that like to share their experiences?
While Im at it, playing EE in FPS style 8D