Not so long ago I fell in love with GW2, I love the game and it's community and I'm really glad I discovered the game, however I ran into some "problems" with my ranger recently! Lvl'ing up was really fun but now that I've hit Lv. 80 and I'm trying to do endgame content, I'm having a tough time figuring out a solid build that has some survivability and some ok damage or support.
At the moment I have only one character, a human male ranger at Lv. 80, and I'm desperate for some help for my build! Here's some info about my character and gameplay:
What content will I be doing and how will I obtain gear?
I will be doing general exploration (Core tyria, Maguuma Jungle and Crystal desert as well) and dungeons. I will try to do WvW and Fractals once my ranger is geared up for the task. I'm planning on getting some ascended gear by crafting as soon as possible, but for the forseeable future I will be doing dungeons to obtain some dungeon currencies to trade for exotic gear with the Dungeon Merchant.
My build at the moment
For some time now I've been using a Core ranger with the following specializations: "Beastmastery", "Skirmishing" and "Marksmanship".
First trait I chose was "Potent Ally", a simple trait for stacking Might.
Second trait I chose was "Wilting Strike", a trait where my Beast inflicts weakness.
Third trait I chose was "Beastly Warden", which taunts foes.
First trait is "Clarion Bond", which stacks some nice boons like Fury, Might and Swiftness.
Second trait I use is "farsighted", it basically increases my weaponskill damage.
Third one is "Lead The Wind", which let my arrows pierce and it reduces my Longbow skill's recharge.
First one is "Sharpened Edges", it inflicts bleeding.
Second one is "Spotter", it increases my precision by a value of +100.
My third trait is "Quick Draw", which recharges the next weapon skill I use faster.
My future Specialization
I'm beginning a Soulbeast build however, as seen on the URL (Some quick notes I have with the integrated URL: I didn't select any gear because I don't have any endlevel equipment yet; You will see that I didn't select the 2nd and 3rd Soulbeast Trait, because I haven't unlocked them yet, I don't have enoguh Hero points but I'm gonna gather them ). I'm starting Soulbeast because I find it a rather interesting specialization:)!
My weapons of choice
I mainly use a Longbow, I know it isn't the best weapon but I really like to use it so I'm tempted to keep it. I've used Axe/Axe and Sword/axe in the past but right now I'm using Dagger/Axe (I cannot handle Greatsword that good).
Now I was wondering, can anyone help/give me advice for making an allround build with Soulbeast and preferably a longbow in mind? Which stats on armor, trinkets, weapons should I be looking for and which sigils & runes should I be trying to obtain? Almost every guide I've seen so far says Berserker but at the moment I get downed A LOT because of a lack of Toughness or Vitality.
A huge thx in advance y'all:)!!
(P.S. How can you achieve 200 Hero Points to use for completing an elite specialization ehe?)