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    Just a few thoughts!

    Im supposed to stay at range. That works as long as im fighting a mob, but when Im going up against another player it doesnt work anymore. My dmg ( at lvl 29 ) hits for 40-50 / arrow. I have 1 spell that makes the target run slower...and the recast is 10 seconds. If I run backwards im slow as h-ell.
    This class just isnt designed with its dmg output to be effective at range at all.
    Ok I get an area root at 32 points. But still it only lasts 5 seconds. And recast is 3 minutes.

    Im constantly being killed by others that can outrun me. My arrows really should have a chance to snare the target. Because running back and kite just doesnt work...and running sideways makes it hard to hit ppl because they end up running behind you and then you cant see.
    So you end up running backwards anyway just to be able to hit at all...and then they outrun you easily.

    Ive seen that Marksman-soul gets a few arrow attacks that gives more runspeed while using them..and a finisher that adds abit aswell. But it still remains that the arrows hit for almost nothing.
    I cant kill anyone who outheals me so easily.

    Those of you who are Rangers or Marksmen....how do you normaly do when you go into a fight ?
    I really like this class..im mostly a Ranger atm, I dont mind the pet at all.
    How can I be an effective Ranger ?
    In the other game I came from Rangers were deadly..the most horrible dps class almost. Here im mostly a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivvi View Post
    Just a few thoughts!

    Im supposed to stay at range. That works as long as im fighting a mob, but when Im going up against another player it doesnt work anymore. My dmg ( at lvl 29 ) hits for 40-50 / arrow. I have 1 spell that makes the target run slower...and the recast is 10 seconds. If I run backwards im slow as h-ell.
    This class just isnt designed with its dmg output to be effective at range at all.
    Ok I get an area root at 32 points. But still it only lasts 5 seconds. And recast is 3 minutes.

    Im constantly being killed by others that can outrun me. My arrows really should have a chance to snare the target. Because running back and kite just doesnt work...and running sideways makes it hard to hit ppl because they end up running behind you and then you cant see.
    So you end up running backwards anyway just to be able to hit at all...and then they outrun you easily.

    Ive seen that Marksman-soul gets a few arrow attacks that gives more runspeed while using them..and a finisher that adds abit aswell. But it still remains that the arrows hit for almost nothing.
    I cant kill anyone who outheals me so easily.

    Those of you who are Rangers or Marksmen....how do you normaly do when you go into a fight ?
    I really like this class..im mostly a Ranger atm, I dont mind the pet at all.
    How can I be an effective Ranger ?
    In the other game I came from Rangers were deadly..the most horrible dps class almost. Here im mostly a joke.
    pro tip #1 strafing dont back peddle
    also, you can fire whilst running at an angle from someone, Ranger suffers more than marks for sure as 2 of your rotation has cast times! but tbh armor debuff and headshot and our normal attack are fine whilst moving, you can still dps someone down, but as a pure ranger you will have it tough.

    try not to rush in with the grp in pvp, hang back a bit, pick your target and attack from the sides, dont ever rush in! even in black garden, last night i finally broke the top 5 with a 51pt ranger build for dps, i just played a bit smarter and got a few solo killing blows aswell, rain of arrows is bad mmkay?! it roots you for the duration, dont use it unless you can stop watching the pretty numbers on your screen and be aware of your surroundings, if someone is coming just move! play smarter and you can do ok without marks at all, however that said, marks is better dps than Ranger full stop, both while mobile and static.

    and despite popular belief the wolf is better single target dps than the raptor, i parsed it last night.
    when attacking only 1 target, the base dmg of the wolf was substantially better than the Raptor, only once you factor in bleeds and 2 targets does the raptor come out on top, even then it only did 2k more damage over 2 minutes than the wolf with a full 51pt Ranger build and all buffs up, making the 5% miss chance seem more appealing after all as the wolf hit slower and harder consistently.
    Last edited by Elewyth; 03-24-2011 at 05:22 AM.
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    Thankyou for the advice!

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