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WeiQuinn
05-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Trying to plan ahead to level 27 (currently level 24). I have a Human True Neutral Ranger/Rogue (18/2) who is a melee Deepwood Stalker. He has maxxed Search/Spot/Hide/MS/OL/DD/UMD & Heal. He also has the Dragonmark of Passage, mostly for flavor.

His current feats are:

Dodge
Mobility
Spring Attack
Weapon Finesse (along with Improved Weapon Finesse from Deepwood Stalker)
Improved Critical: Piercing
Empower Healing
Maximize
Quicken
Skill Focus: UMD
Least Dragonmark of Passage

Which would be the better feat? What other feats would you recommend at 27 and why?

Romaniac
05-09-2014, 04:22 AM
Hi,

for my ranger I did choose the Blinding Speed as I solo a lot. In group/raid one benefit temporary from spellcaster buff haste or item effects. Check your gear bonuses and effects, if you really benefit from the feat. It might allow you on the other hand to swap gear parts for additional stats.

If you prefer the trapper playstyle for survivability - go for it !

Grailhawk
05-09-2014, 10:51 AM
For a melee human ranger feats I would recommend are

HBF: Power Attack
L01: Cleave
L03: Dodge
L06: Great Cleave
L09: IC: Melee
L12: IC: Ranged
L15: Maximize Spell or Empower Healing
L18: Quicken Spell
L21: Overwhelming Critical
L24: Toughness
L27: Blinding Speed
or (If you have EE Goatskin Boots or EE Jorgundal's Collar)
L24: Point Blank Shot
L27: Combat Archery

Why these feat because they add the most damage while adding just the right amount of survival Dodge is the new toughness you take it to open enh. You don't need mobility or spring attack any more to qualify for Tempest so you can fit the cleaves in to open Overwhelming Critical. One meta magic + Quicken makes your self healing so much better its not funny. I take IC: Ranged (and other ranged feet) because it makes Manyshot better and as ranger you should be using Manyshot when you can Its a tone of extra damage.

That said you probably want Blinding Speed, and should think of going

HBF: Power Attack
L01: Cleave
L03: Dodge
L06: Weapon Finesse
L09: IC: Melee
L12: IC: Ranged
L15: Maximize Spell or Empower Healing
L18: Quicken Spell
L21: Great Cleave
L24: Overwhelming Critical
L27: Blinding Speed

Overwhelming Crit is worth the 23 STR it takes even on a Dex build.