This build is intended to be a basic template as a reference point to myself, and novice players who want an idea of how to build a pure ranger.
Feedback is welcome.
Strength based ranger balanced for maximum melee, and ranged damage output. Longswords, Rapiers, and Longbows are recommended weapons for this elven build to synergize with their Aerenal Weapon Training.
Race, Class, and Alignment
Elf, Ranger 20, True Neutral
Ability Scores (32 pt build)
Str 16 (All remaining ability increases here. See below.)
Dex 18 (First ability increase here at lvl 4.)
(Requires Tome of Strength +2, and Tome of Dexterity +2)
Max balance, concentration, heal (for survivability), use magic device, 1 in tumble, and remainder into spot. If stealth play is desired; ranks invested into hide, and move silently are unnecessary, as ranger gets access to spells that will make up for these short comings.
1: Point Blank Shot
RGR 1: Favored Enemy: Undead
RGR 5: Favored Enemy: Giant
6: Power Attack
9: Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons
RGR 10: Favored Enemy: Evil Outsider
12: Improved Critical: Piercing Weapons or Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
RGR 15: Favored Enemy: Aberration
18: Great Cleave
RGR 20: Favored Enemy: Construct
21: Empower Healing (for survivability. Use Rejuvenation Cacoon from Primal Avatar for best results.)
24: Overwhelming Critical (effects both melee, and ranged critical profiles.)
25: Perfect Two-Weapon Fighting (see requirements.)
27: Combat Archery
28: Doubleshot (see requirements.)
Potions of Remove Curse (for self)
Scrolls of Invisibility (for utility)
Scrolls of Fire Shield (for defense)
Scrolls of Teleport (for travel)
Sources: Help with starting stats pure ranged arcane archer elf, U19 Elven AA help?, Toxophilite, Toxophilite | DDO Source