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    Default lv50: Ranger or MM aoe better?

    I was wondering what gives better aoe dps (4+ mobs)

    1. Ranger: -Improved- Trick shot, Rain of arrows, Concussive blast combo

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    2. MM: (talented) Fanout, Crossfire, Lightning fury combo

    Note: pedestal, bestial fury and shadow fire active
    Pedestal with 10% dmg increase, since I'm not going for 51MM

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    Uhm pretty sure Ranger since you've got Shadowfire thrown in there + Head Shot. You can actually use finishers with Ranger AoE >.>.

    in before the inevitable "Sab rapes both"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitto View Post
    Uhm pretty sure Ranger since you've got Shadowfire thrown in there + Head Shot. You can actually use finishers with Ranger AoE >.>.

    in before the inevitable "Sab rapes both"
    Shadowfire and Head shot would be active in both cases

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    Well there is no point in Shadowfire in case 2, it doesn't do anything for MM abilities.

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    I think Ranger is stronger even without Shadow Fire up. MM PvE DPS is... not great.

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    Ranger deals with an energy issue of Trick Shot at 35 energy per shot versus Marksman at 30 energy per shot. MM also hits 8 targets (with improving Fan Out ability) versus a max 5 targets from Trick Shot. However, Rain of Arrows is just soooo good right now on >4 target in radius situations by being high and rapid DPS with very little (channel) management.

    So MM Fan Out is slightly more useful in high mobility fights (PvP) and Ranger is always more useful in the damage category anywhere else (stationary PvP - like around an objective point and PvE). The discussion of Shadow Fire use needs to also bring in the discussion of Marksman's Pedestals so it is really a wash on this point.

    But if you hybrid and use MM pedestals with Ranger Shadow Fire plus Ranger Rain of Fire, you'll be better off on all fronts and combo the range with the high damage. It's a very good spec to have for trash fights (comparable to Sabo/Sin builds).
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    Ranger far superior aoe. Juggle between Trick Shot, Rain of Arrows and Concussive Blast. The better you manage your energy the higher your dps.

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    for AoE ranger is so far superior to MM its not a debate at all actually. In general MM is pretty bad for PvE DPS. That said, if your single target encounter is going to only last 2 minutes or so the MM build is actually not too bad. As long as you don't run out of CD's MM can be viable.

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