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PostedMar 15, 2014 3:23 am   Last edited by xzpwnz24 on Mar 15, 2014 4:04 am. Edited 2 times in total

[Guide] Ranger/Bard PVE

More will be added/edited later, feel free to ask questions and/or comment if I don't forget about this guide

This guide will focus purely on how to optimize an end game pve ranger/bard, ranger/bard are considered one of the top 2 dps classes in tw

Attack rotations vs mobs

All skills used should be fully charged

Mob rotation:

Hail of Arrows > Arrow of Light > Dimensional Shot (repeat from the beginning)

Attack rotations vs bosses & single targets

All skills used should be fully charged

Set 1 rotation:

Dimensional Shot > Triple Shot (repeat these 2)

Use heals on yourself when necessary

Offense points:

All points should be put into speed until it reaches the 50% (speed cap) for effective skill cooldowns, rotation and most importantly reduced skill charges, after reaching 50% speed all points should be put into damage (equipment and eidolon should give you about 25% base crit along with +20% crit from fully charged skills and other buffs)

TL;DR - Speed until 50%, the rest into damage

Defense points:

Points should be put into defense until it reaches the 60% (buffs should be able to take you to the 75% cap) afterwards all points should go into hp, evasion if you're funded enough to cap it and still have decent hp

TL;DR - Defense until 60%, rest into hp
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PostedMar 15, 2014 3:23 am   Last edited by xzpwnz24 on Mar 15, 2014 4:41 am. Edited 2 times in total
Envoy's path



Your priority passives in the envoy's path should be:

Battlefield Motivator (All party members have an 8% chance to double hit when attacking, lasts for 10 seconds) - Increases dps

Blessing of the Winds Mastery (+5 levels and +3 seconds to blessing of the winds) - Increases damage and duration of blessing of the winds to keep it active at all times

Fleet Footed (Movement speed +5%) - Movement speed needed to kite and dodge boss attacks

Overdraw (Accuracy and damage +3% after fully charging a bow skill, lasts 15 seconds and can stack up to 5 times) - Increases dps

Speed of Life (Max hp is increased by 25% of speed) - Increases survivability

Ranger Studies (Increases crit damage by 5, 10, and 15%) Increases dps

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PostedMar 15, 2014 3:23 am   Last edited by xzpwnz24 on Mar 15, 2014 4:19 am. Edited 1 time in total
Ultimate Skills

Common: Triple Trouble (Fortifies triple shot, damage +5%) - A bit misleading, after triple shot connects (and doesn't kill the target with the attack) your base damage is increased by 5% for 10 seconds, effectively increasing your dps, the upgraded version bought with tokens increases it to 7% (+defense/evasion from the best defense or capoiera)

Offensive: Divine Power (Damage +5%) - Increases dps (+defense/evasion from the best defense or capoiera)

Advanced: Blinding Arrow (Fortifies Arrow of Light, increases damage of arrow of light by 15%) - Increases dps against mobs

Defensive: Extreme Speed (Evasion +3%, Movement speed +5%) - Movement speed needed to kite and dodge boss attacks

Tactical: Break Defense (Every attack has a 25% chance to decrease the target's defense by 10% for 8 seconds) - Increases dps

Special:

If not funded

The Best Defense: (1% of damage added to defense) Average +9 bow will increase your defense by 500, the upgraded version bought from the guild merchant enhances it to 2%, which effectively increases defense by 1,000 - Increases survivability

If funded

Capoeira: (1% of damage added to evasion) Average +9 bow will increase your evasion by 500, the upgraded version bought from the guild merchant enhances it to 2%, which effectively increases evasion by 1,000 - Increases survivability

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PostedMar 15, 2014 3:23 am   Last edited by xzpwnz24 on Mar 15, 2014 3:31 am. Edited 1 time in total
Eidolons

Bel-Chandra (Increase of crit rate and +20% crit damage)

Uzuriel (Increase of crit rate and +20% crit damage)

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PostedMar 15, 2014 3:24 am   Last edited by xzpwnz24 on Mar 15, 2014 4:28 am. Edited 1 time in total
Secret Stones

These secret stones can be purchased at the class trainers in navea (X: 885, Y: 680)
It's recommended that secret stones be repeatedly purchased until one with the ideal bonuses appear (bonuses are random upon purchase)

Bow: Golden triple shot secret stone (Crit damage +15%)

Harp: (insertwhateveryouwanthere) storm song secret stone (this skill won't be used, so any secret stone with the best bonus stats work)

Helmet: Sunrise arrow of light secret stone (Crit rate +4%)

Armor: Golden hail of arrows secret stone (Crit damage +15%)

Belt: Emerald corrosive shot secret stone (+4 second duration)

Gloves: Sunrise dimensional shot secret stone (Crit rate +4%)

Boots: Azure healing harmony secret stone (Cooldown -10%)

Recommended secret stone bonuses: Crit damage +6%

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PostedMar 15, 2014 3:24 am
Recommended Equipment

Weapons:

Bow: The Psionic Gaze (preferably darkness element if you want +25% skill damage from dimensional shot)

Harp: Nocturnal Poseidon's Harp (preferably lightning element if you want +25% skill damage from ambient drone)

Armor:

Furios Titan Warrior Set:

Head: Titan Warrior Battle Coat

Body: Titan Warrior Headgear

Lethal Beast Set:

Waist: Tania's Soul Stealing Embrace

Gloves: Kalna's Fatal Grip

Boots: Stingey's Thousand Needle Boots

Accessories:

Mantle: Talamund's Infernal Whisper

Necklace: Gekkaso's Eye of Insanity

Ring: Saint Hale's Divine Band

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PostedMar 15, 2014 4:15 am
lol k thats a terrible skill rotation

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PostedMar 15, 2014 4:18 am
ya dimensional shot sucks lol

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PostedMar 15, 2014 4:19 am
wat
Dimensional shot is your best dps skill

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PostedMar 15, 2014 4:21 am
xzpwnz24 wrote:
wat
Dimensional shot is your best dps skill  


I like this skill, so I don't mind c:
Keep it up with the guide! -stalks-
And thanks for doing it c:

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