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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjo174 View Post
    THIS right here. Show us how you are building.
    Thank you all for your time in giving your opinions/experience and the links. I have been exploring builds in more detail - Strom's and others, and they have given me more insight with my build and going forward.

    So, I think my starting build is fairly solid compared to what I'm finding, and now have a good sense of feat/enhancement choices that will complement an Archer build to keep him competitive.

    Thanks again for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnbeimnech View Post
    Been playing around with a wis based falconry ranger with paralyzing arrows, dps is horribad, but the paralyzing works good. Switched to terror arrow last night. That seems to work much better. Thinking that in epics when you can maintain close to 100% double shot and better attack speed it will work pretty good, but we will see.
    Paralyzing arrows working much better in epics. DPS with blitz going is not bad, being able to shut down everything in front of you is very nice.

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    Community Member barecm's Avatar
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    Bow use as a combat style is what is the issue. From what I have gathered from Dev responses to my many, many requests for increased longbow help, I would not expect anything big. The attitude I have seen from dev responses is that longbows are fine. They are fearful of the paralyze / fury shot capabilities being too OP if they helped damage.

    My suggestions have included fixing both Manyshot to be a stance (to level out damage from burst) and to eliminate fury shot so that they can further develop the longbow archer. Falling on deaf ears though as I have been asking for help for longbow users for years.

    Their unwillingness to accept that longbows are currently way below throwers, great crossbows, repeaters, and now regular xbows with the new Inquisitor build hitting soon.

    I visualize a particular dev shaking his head and saying "no, no, no, no, no" while cover his ears when someone mentions the facts of longbows being VASTLY inferior.
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    It is worth noting that however sucky an Arcane Archer build may or may not be currently, Ranged Rangers are alive and well and using crossbows successfully as Inquisitives.

    Although it is a bit sad that these crossbow builds eclipse the classic arcane archer, Ranger still offers various advantages for a crossbow build, not least the free feats and plentiful skill points (in an Intelligence build).

    Sniper Shot is awesome with 6 times Critical Multiplier and Critical Threat Range 12-20 (Ratcatcher + Inquisitive True Seeing + Improved Critical: Ranged), especially if you can line up several enemies to hit with Improved Precise Shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyrecono View Post
    since the ranger player i run with does the same damage per arrow as the servers hardest hitting thf barbarian and avr crits nearly reach a 100k while having a far higher rate to hit then the barb and able to do it from a safe distance in a melee ED that works better for ranged toon, i would say, nerf rangers from orbit, nuke them into the stone age.

    and OP?
    Learn to build and play a ranger
    I love this level of trolling! theres an OPOP ranger but somehow no build to back it up? gg

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    Community Member Alrik_Fassbauer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranran View Post
    Frankly, the Ranger seems severely underpowered when compared to other classes, especially when comparing to repeating crossbow users.
    The ranged ranger definitively needs current gear.
    With old gear it is no wonder why he underperforms so much.

    That totally apart from any "balance" discussion.
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