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    Default Pure Ranger - Kluege's Ranged Ranger

    Hi All.

    Updated build (update 40). More of a ranged power / dps build, but still with good paralyze ability. You also will have several reliable ways to heal yourself with cocoon, cure serious, and heal scrolls all available.

    Doing Racial PLs, but prefer Human for extra feat.
    Superkluege - Sarlona
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    Build Features:
    73.55% base doubleshot
    1400 Hit points (1545 with reaper bonuses)
    Base RP: 145 (spike to over 400 but decaying Archers Focus during Manyshot)

    Starting Stats:
    Str 8
    Dex 17
    Con 16
    Int 16
    Wis 14
    Cha 10

    All level ups in dexterity.
    +7 tomes (or +8 if you chummed up the 5000+ points)
    LvL 30 Stats:
    Str 40
    Dex 82 (with Yugo pot)
    Con 64 (with Yugo pot)
    Int 53
    Wis 64 (with Yugo pot)
    Cha 40

    Feats:
    1 point blank shot
    3 precision
    6 spell focus enchantment
    9 improved critical ranged
    12 weapon focused ranged
    15 power critical
    18 empower healing (boosts cocoon)
    21 overwhelming critical
    24 combat archery
    26 epic spell power cold (or something else if you go Chaosbow route)
    27 blinding speed
    28 doubleshot
    29 Fount of Life
    30 quicken
    30 Scion of the Ethereal Plane or Scion Arborea
    Favored Enemies: undead, giants... really whatever is the current content, you can rework these by TR or whatever if needed.

    Skills: max: heal, listen, search, spot, perform, UMD, hide, and sneak.
    UMD = 50

    Spell List:
    1st: tumble, jump, resist energy, pass without trace
    2nd: barkskin, protection from energy, hold animal, mass camouflage
    3rd: cure mod, wild instincts, neutralize poison, remove disease
    4th: cure serious wounds, FoM, summon nature's ally, animal growth

    Enhancements:
    AA: 31 total
    Core: 5

    T1: Conjure Arrows, Energy of the Wild x 3, Awareness x2
    T2: Elemental Damage, dispel shot x1
    T3: Terror, Soul magic, Elemental Damage, Dex
    T4: Banishing, Paralyzing, Smiting, Elemental Damage, Dex

    Deepwood: 42 total
    Core 6

    T1: Increased Empathy x3, versatile empathy x1
    T2: Survivalist, improved weapon finesse, damage boost x3
    T3: Survivalist, Thrill of the hunt x3, aimed shot, wis
    T4: Survivalist, Killer, leg shot, dex
    T5: Heavy Draw, Strikes like lightning, Imp Archer's focus, head shot


    Harper 7
    Core 1

    T1: Harper Enhancement, Traveler's Toughness x3
    T2: Know the Angles x2

    Racial (from TRs)
    No points beyond the ones you get for Racial PLs, but use what you have for whatever race you are in however you want.

    Epic Destiny:
    Leg Dreadnought
    T1: Extra Action boost x3, con
    T2: Action Boost Power x3, con
    T3: Crit damage x3, con
    T4: con
    T5: Adv Blows, Dev Crit
    T6: Blitz (resistance), Pulverizer

    Twists:
    1) Sense weakness (rank 4 -10 pts)
    2) Pin (rank 2 - 5 pts)
    3) Enchantment Specialist (rank 2 - 7 pts)
    4) Cocoon (rank 1 - 4 pts)
    5) Stay Frosty (rank 1 - 5 pts)
    Total pts needed: 31 (max is 37)


    Gear:
    Weapon: Chaosbow with sentience (Longshadow 2, spines of manticore 4, deadly rain 2) using RP rare filigrees where possible. Also LGS Salt for slowing / reaper.
    Armor: Leg Mist-Laden Vestment (festive int slot)
    Goggles: Slavers Crafted insightful wis 7, spot, int +15 (festive wisdom +2)
    Helm: Wind Howler Mask (draconic soul gem)
    Neck: Leg Kindred spirit (greater enchantment focus)
    Trinket: Echo of Ravenkind (Globe of true Imp blood)
    Cloak: Legendary Shadowhail (+250 sp topaz)
    Belt: Legendary Braided Cutcord (fear immune)
    Ring: Legendary Nightfall (currently Empty)
    Ring: Legendary Ring of Prowess (+8 resist)
    Gloves: Molten Silver Gauntlets (Currently Empty)
    Boots: Slavers Crafting 17 wis, seeker +17, UMD +7, quality Wis +4, yellow slot (+30 Striding)
    Bracers: Legendary Bracers of the Fallen Hero (currently empty)
    Quiver: Epic Purifying Quiver
    Clickie: Void for arrows.

    There is some overlap in this gear setup but I wanted both Silent Avenger and Adherents of the mists set bonuses. I will be filling in the currently empty augment slots, but have not gotten there yet.

    Keys to this build:
    -Have the Ravenloft expansion. Most of the gear listed is from there and is pretty much best in slot currently (update 40) with the exception of Chaosbow or Leg. Hunter of the Wilds.
    -Have Epic Purifying quiver. It is a drop from Oath of Vengeance and makes pulverizer from Legendary Dreadnought work.
    -Have Chaosbow. The dps is much higher than any other bow. Situationally, Void is great as well, but you will find yourself running Chaosbow primarily.
    -Have Void. It is a Baba raid drop, but it is not that hard of a raid and it is pug consistently enough where you do not have to stress about getting a group. (also echo of ravenkind from same raid). It will give you a free 100% returning arrow clickie plus it does a significant amount of cold damage when optimized. At this point, Void is key for the clickie arrow and situational cold damage tic (which can get pretty high).
    -To optimize ranged power you need to be standing still to take advantage of archer's focus. Probably you are looking only to do this vs raid bosses or other group scenarios where you can set up camp and fire away. Make sure you turn back to IPS when running the rest of the quest!
    -Use Tensor's scroll BEFORE hitting manyshot. You will boost the ranged power up to +120.
    -Don't be afraid to turn off paralyze if it is not hitting enough, or if you are fighting mobs that cannot be paralyzed or feared. You will more than make up for it with the damage gained with elemental damage. However, if you are not consistently hitting with paralyze, make sure you did not take an item off. I often will swap necklaces (to use deathward or when maxing int for kta vs a boss, etc...) and forget to swap back or when I click on the swap and it doesn't actually swap....
    -Make sure you maintain your blitz. It is not hard to do, but don't stand around in between fights either and let it drain away.
    -If undead or other non-paralyze-able mobs become a problem, swap out Void with a LGS Salt bow for super-slo-mo action.
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    Ok so Aasimar Scorge is basically the same build with better starting stats. Wis bumps to 18 as does con. It is pretty much a 38 point build.

    Of note, healing hands is unaffected by endless healing hands from unyielding sentinel; which worked on the preview server but does not / WAI on live.

    I am trying out maxing the core abilities to get healing hands regeneration and extra turns, but maybe only if you have the racial resurrection points. Just depends on play style.

    Running this build in unyielding sentinel turned me into a spot healing machine which is useful for a party in reaper, but is not as effective for self healing obviously
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    If human, what is your preference on the extra feat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redoubt View Post
    If human, what is your preference on the extra feat?
    ***Edit for current build. I would use greater spell focus enchantment or completionist. I have added weapon focused ranged to the base build already which opens up power critical.
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    Can I ask why you went with Chieftain instead of Insightful Commands? You'd need to move WIS to the first slot on your goggles. Are you using KTA? You don't seem to have the AP for it allocated.

    I've been working on my Xanxibar gear and came up with a similar setup but with WIS / Ranged Alacrity / Ins WIS goggle, then CON/Resitance/UMD slaver's bracers.


    If you hang onto the Slaver's trinket, you can pick up the Slaver's Sorc set bonus DC for another two paralyze DC.

    Reading your build, I need to give Feywild another look. I'm in the monkcher split right now so I just reflexively went Astral plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barecm View Post
    Quick update. If you want to go elf (or whatever gives the racial tree bonus), you can hit 100% doubleshot:

    Current build plus:

    3 sources of double shot in you sentient weapon

    2 pieces celerity +2%
    5 piece enlightened step +2%

    With current build = 97.55%

    Then:
    elf to 3% double shot (high price of 18 enhancement points!)

    18 enhancement points is a bit rough, so although attainable, not sure if it is worth it. Max free racial points from Racial reincarnation I believe is 11, so 7 more after that... again, a little steep.
    18 pts Elf
    41 pts AA for +20% DS capstone
    32 pts min in DWS for SSL +20% DS
    Only possible if all 11 racials completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodwraith View Post
    Can I ask why you went with Chieftain instead of Insightful Commands? You'd need to move WIS to the first slot on your goggles. Are you using KTA? You don't seem to have the AP for it allocated.

    I've been working on my Xanxibar gear and came up with a similar setup but with WIS / Ranged Alacrity / Ins WIS goggle, then CON/Resitance/UMD slaver's bracers.


    If you hang onto the Slaver's trinket, you can pick up the Slaver's Sorc set bonus DC for another two paralyze DC.

    Reading your build, I need to give Feywild another look. I'm in the monkcher split right now so I just reflexively went Astral plane.
    I am. It sure why I omitted, but I swapped in kindred pendant for the enchantment Dc and bracers of the fallen hero, hardened hide helm, and Van Richten’s spectacles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfhild View Post
    18 pts Elf
    41 pts AA for +20% DS capstone
    32 pts min in DWS for SSL +20% DS
    Only possible if all 11 racials completed.
    Yes, I believe I covered that, but not sure it’s worth it.
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    Your gear set is missing some things, like Seeker and Resistance (although maybe spell saves on Chieftain works well enough to drop resistance). Also Armor Piercing and Ins Accuracy and Ins Deadly.

    If you switched around your gear set, you might be able to pick up Seeker with the Executioner's helm. You'd need to swap boots from the Adherents Doubleshot boots to the Adherents speed/nat armor boots, but since the doubleshot boots are completley redundant with bonuses you have elsewhere, that's not such a bad thing.

    Here is what I came up with for slotitng in The Avenger and Adherents sets.

    Avenger Set:
    Armor: Mist Laden Vestment
    Belt: Cutcord
    Cloak: ShadowHail Cloak

    Adherent's Set: (assuming about 2 raid items):
    Necklace: Kindred (CHA / Enchant / Ins Enchant)
    Goggles: Van Richten’s (Doubleshot / DEX / MRR)
    Boots: Greaves (FoM / Speed / Nat Armor / Reflex)
    Wrist: LoreFueled (Ins Con)
    Trinket: Echo of Ravenkind (Con / True Seeing / HolyBurst / Imp Dec) (can also go Echo of Icon, but then you need to slot CON someplace)

    That leaves Seeker / Deadly / Accuracy / Armor Piercing / Spell Power of some sort / Resistance / WIS (e,i,q) / Ins Con / Dodge

    With slots: Ring A, Ring B, Helm, Gloves
    Ring A: Slavers WIS / Resistance / Tendon Slice (or UMD) / Qual WIS
    Ring B: Leg Prowess
    Helm: Executioner's (Seeker, +5% dmg) (any seeker helm would do)
    Gloves: CC: SpellPower (Combustion or Impulse) / Armor-Piercing / Ins DEX.

    This assumes you can hit your dodge cap, which you probably can.

    That means we're down 8 wisdom, but up 3 DCs on enchant over +6 spell focus / +3 ins spell focus. But we did pick up more DEX and +10 Ranged power from the Adherent set, so yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodwraith View Post
    Your gear set is missing some things, like Seeker and Resistance (although maybe spell saves on Chieftain works well enough to drop resistance). Also Armor Piercing and Ins Accuracy and Ins Deadly.

    If you switched around your gear set, you might be able to pick up Seeker with the Executioner's helm. You'd need to swap boots from the Adherents Doubleshot boots to the Adherents speed/nat armor boots, but since the doubleshot boots are completley redundant with bonuses you have elsewhere, that's not such a bad thing.

    Here is what I came up with for slotitng in The Avenger and Adherents sets.

    Avenger Set:
    Armor: Mist Laden Vestment
    Belt: Cutcord
    Cloak: ShadowHail Cloak

    Adherent's Set: (assuming about 2 raid items):
    Necklace: Kindred (CHA / Enchant / Ins Enchant)
    Goggles: Van Richten’s (Doubleshot / DEX / MRR)
    Boots: Greaves (FoM / Speed / Nat Armor / Reflex)
    Wrist: LoreFueled (Ins Con)
    Trinket: Echo of Ravenkind (Con / True Seeing / HolyBurst / Imp Dec) (can also go Echo of Icon, but then you need to slot CON someplace)

    That leaves Seeker / Deadly / Accuracy / Armor Piercing / Spell Power of some sort / Resistance / WIS (e,i,q) / Ins Con / Dodge

    With slots: Ring A, Ring B, Helm, Gloves
    Ring A: Slavers WIS / Resistance / Tendon Slice (or UMD) / Qual WIS
    Ring B: Leg Prowess
    Helm: Executioner's (Seeker, +5% dmg) (any seeker helm would do)
    Gloves: CC: SpellPower (Combustion or Impulse) / Armor-Piercing / Ins DEX.

    This assumes you can hit your dodge cap, which you probably can.

    That means we're down 8 wisdom, but up 3 DCs on enchant over +6 spell focus / +3 ins spell focus. But we did pick up more DEX and +10 Ranged power from the Adherent set, so yeah.
    Read my updated gear list. I have ring of prowess and Kindred spirit listed. I really am only missing seeker if I go hardened hide helm, but can swap my goggles for cannith ones with seeker and insightful wis. Or, maybe more likely, just keep the executioners helm and current goggles and lose +4 quality con (60 hps). Using the raid goggles is nice for +1 dex, but sets me back on insightful wis. I will add bracers of the fallen hero over lore fueled since stunning does work with arrows and lore fueled has zero benefits outside of the same +9 ins con.

    Again, probably I will swap the +4 quality con on the legendary hardened hide for executioners helm since that would net only 60 hps anyway and the benefits are probably better with executioners helm and the +5% damage boost.

    Once I get echo of ravenkind, I can swap the last few things around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barecm View Post
    Read my updated gear list. I have ring of prowess and Kindred spirit listed. I really am only missing seeker if I go hardened hide helm, but can swap my goggles for cannith ones with seeker and insightful wis. Or, maybe more likely, just keep the executioners helm and current goggles and lose +4 quality con (60 hps). Using the raid goggles is nice for +1 dex, but sets me back on insightful wis. I will add bracers of the fallen hero over lore fueled since stunning does work with arrows and lore fueled has zero benefits outside of the same +9 ins con.

    Again, probably I will swap the +4 quality con on the legendary hardened hide for executioners helm since that would net only 60 hps anyway and the benefits are probably better with executioners helm and the +5% damage boost.

    Once I get echo of ravenkind, I can swap the last few things around.
    To my simple understanding a few things don't make a lot of sense. I mean I get that there are benefits from most items, but there are lots ot double ups:

    Van Richtens Specs - Dex 20, Doubleshot 12
    Legendary Shodows Footsetps - Dex 19, Doubleshot 12
    Legendary Braided Cutwood - Dex 19

    Echo of the Icon - Strength 20
    Legendary Bracers of the Fallen Hero - Strength 19

    I don't see Con anywhereor Wisdom, both of which I had assumed could be important. I just see a lot of double ups of a number of things across various items

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldarin View Post
    To my simple understanding a few things don't make a lot of sense. I mean I get that there are benefits from most items, but there are lots ot double ups:

    Van Richtens Specs - Dex 20, Doubleshot 12
    Legendary Shodows Footsetps - Dex 19, Doubleshot 12
    Legendary Braided Cutwood - Dex 19

    Echo of the Icon - Strength 20
    Legendary Bracers of the Fallen Hero - Strength 19

    I don't see Con anywhereor Wisdom, both of which I had assumed could be important. I just see a lot of double ups of a number of things across various items
    Some of the pieces are for set bonuses... the ones that overlap. Wisdom is on the leg chieftain ring. I may actually be moving to an RP build as the damage I was able to do on Lamannia was pretty significant. This build is more reaper support / solo. Also, I had Echo of Ravenkind for +20 con listed, not Echo of Icon.

    So yeah, both wis and con are in there... just need to read a little more closely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barecm View Post
    Some of the pieces are for set bonuses... the ones that overlap. Wisdom is on the leg chieftain ring. I may actually be moving to an RP build as the damage I was able to do on Lamannia was pretty significant. This build is more reaper support / solo. Also, I had Echo of Ravenkind for +20 con listed, not Echo of Icon.

    So yeah, both wis and con are in there... just need to read a little more closely.
    I was actually referring to Post 5 where you clearly have Echo of the Icon listed. Fair point on Legendary Chieftain regarding Wisdom, but I am not the only one that needs to read things a little more closely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldarin View Post
    I was actually referring to Post 5 where you clearly have Echo of the Icon listed. Fair point on Legendary Chieftain regarding Wisdom, but I am not the only one that needs to read things a little more closely.
    Yes, it was a mistake of identity, my apologies. However, there was the description of 20 written next to that mistake as well so I had con there, just with the wrong item name. All the other stuff you were referring to is based on set fulfillment or was in the build.
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    Update 39 build now in OP.
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    Update 40: Added Chaos bow from update 40 (raid item Killing Time). Also am making the option of using Leg Hunter of the Wilds (shortbow). If so, you can remove lvl 26 Epic Spell Power Cold and put in whatever you want. I would probably just go with some sort of metal penetration like cold iron or maybe Holy Strike. Honestly, this level feat is kind of bleh so not a huge change.

    Also, the new helm is nice and will fit in. I just have not gotten it yet.
    ***Helm obtained - temporarily added slavers crafted boots with 17 wis and 4 quality wisdom.*** Will add RSO boots when I get around to it.
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    Thanks for posting this. Very strong build, much fun was had from 1 to 30.
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    I just hit 30 on Xanxibar last night and am going to stay there for a while:

    My gearset looks pretty similar but with fewer raid items. I never did get a Van Richten's goggles, but this setup is almost as good assuming you can take Blinding Speed to make geared speed unnecessary.

    Silent Avenger Set:
    Mist Laden Vestments
    BraidedCutchord
    Twisthallow cloak

    Adherent Set:
    Necklace: Kindred
    Gloves: Crumbling Gloves
    Boots: ShadowStep
    Ring: Nightfall
    Wrist: Fallen Hero or LoreFueledPB (either, you just want the +Ins CON).

    Other Stuff:
    Helm Executioner's
    Goggles: CC: WIS/Spot (or whatever)/InsWis
    Trinket: CC: Con / Resistance / Ins Accuracy
    Ring: Prowess

    You can also swap the helm/goggles combo for a Drow Sage's Cowl, then put Seeker on the first slot of your goggles. You loose some Seeker and Ins Deception, but pick up 4 WIS and about +6 will saves and more healing amp. The setup is missing INT (but I don't run Harper) and is also missing all SpellPower (you can slot the 138 augment in your bow).

    This setup doesn't have any raid items, so it's nice for an alt and is mostly assemblable out of mostly Ravenloft flagging runs.
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