stewbeedoo wrote: ↑
Tue 26 Jan 2021 2:08 AM
There are a bunch of fundamental choices for your Ranger.
You can be sniper, hybrid or melee. The right fit depends on playstyle.
Sniper is really for the folks who like to zerg keeps. Your melee will be so bad that you have no chance against sins, but you will be able to hit casters pretty hard with your bow.
Hybrid is my choice where you can do decent bow damage, but still beat many sins in melee (with purge and IP up). At RR 8L5 my spec is 35 Bow, 32 stealth, 42 PF, 39 blades, 20 CD. 35 Bow gets you Rapid Fire which is great for interrupting casters.
Melee is great for fighting sins, but obviously you lose the utility that comes with the bow.
You can choose PF or Combined Forces.
High PF gets your str/dex/qui stats much higher than potions can, especially when combined with MoArc3. Plus the damage add and extra AF is very nice.
The alternative to PF is combi pot and going high CD.
Opinions differ on this, but to me higher PF outweighs the extra offhand probability.
Blades or Pierce
Many argue that since Bow damage is Dex based you should be pierce, but more of your probable opponents are weak to blades.
Since you are Shar I would go Blades.
In terms of items, many Rangers use the Shadowwalker Blade you buy with feathers and the player-crafted 5.5 spd bow. Heart of Legion and superior elixir of instant healing are good for insta heal. I like to run an ablative charge from my backpack - the Fairich Sgath bracer you can buy with feathers.