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what class counters ranger in 1v1 pvp

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  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Depends on what build they're running.

    If it's core ranger, then professions with reflects like Scrapper, mesmer with their clones/phantasms, daredevil thieves utilizing stealth, warriors with shields are good picks. If it's soulbeast or boonbeast then s/d thief or necromancer with Corrupt Boon should do the trick.


  • Yannir.4132Yannir.4132 Member ✭✭✭✭

    From what I've discovered, both holo and rev can do a good job of countering ranger. Depends a lot on what build is vs what build. Prot holo with S/S can turn LB fire back on the ranger pretty handily, works against MH axe too. Rev can get on the rangers face and burst them pretty easily. They are also pretty vulnerable to CC, so generally classes with a lot of it will do well.

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Best counter is Mesmer. Though, between range, healing and stealth it is near impossible for most melee classes to win (assuming equal skills), if the ranger chooses to play evasive. In sPvP that is not usually a good strategy.

  • I'd say a good condi mirage is my toughest matchup when I play Soulbeast.

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  • Dace.8173Dace.8173 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'd say Rock

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  • Any sexy and distracting Asura

  • alright thanks guys !! recently ive had issues with harrier fireBrand so i was wondering if it counters soulBeast or if its just me lol

  • @Pterikdactyl.7630 said:
    I'd say a good condi mirage is my toughest matchup when I play Soulbeast.

    Is there such a thing as a "good" condi mirage though? You can't really be bad at it. LOL

  • Obtena.7952Obtena.7952 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 28, 2018

    Just a warning, this isn't a successful way to think about PVP. If you change your build to address one problem, you are probably opening yourself up to another ... or many others.

    If you think balancing is only driven by performance and justified by comparisons to other classes then prepare to be educated:


  • @Ashikuro.1920 said:
    Any sexy and distracting Asura


  • bigo.9037bigo.9037 Member ✭✭✭

    Mesmer/mirage is as close as you get to a "counter" to soulbeast. revenant is countered by soulbeast, warrior is countered by soulbeast, necro, ele loses fight unless he has a loot of healing power so that's a stalemate, guardian is countered with a singlr trait that gives 40% unlockable uptime..
    if a good theif catches you when you're not prepared you could die fast, but in a prepared 1v1 it's either stalemate or win for soulbeast. holo shoould lose vs soulbeast but not every time... that leaves only mesmer/mirage.

    it's usually the condition builds that are troubling in spvp. ranger relies on its boons to sustain the condi dmg from mesmer but boons have lower duration in spvp so that is one of the reasons. in WvW you can easily create builds that can win vs condi mirages though.... but then you're a bit more vulnerable to burst power dmg.

    so basically, with a few statswaps, a rune swap and trait swaps within the same traitlines ranger can essentially win against everything 1v1. but then if you get 1+ by an enemy, ranger dies rather quickly.. so.. yea.


  • Durzlla.6295Durzlla.6295 Member ✭✭✭✭

    People keep mentioning reflects in this forum, just remember that if the ranger makes his attacks unblockable they will ALSO pierce reflects, so don’t waste your reflects when they’ve popped their unblockable stuff.

    But for the most part the main things that’ll take down a ranger is going to depend pretty heavily on what build the ranger is playing, but for the most part Mesmer and thief don’t do too well vs rangers because rangers very good at sustain damage and the pet will go back onto the thief/Mesmer as soon as they come out of stealth and won’t fall for the clones unless the Mesmer uses one of the mirage skills that forces a new target.

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  • VanWilder.6923VanWilder.6923 Member ✭✭✭

    Ranger is the best counter to itself

  • condi mirage counters everything

  • XECOR.2814XECOR.2814 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2018

    Necro. Jk.

    Edit: *Cries

  • EnderzShadow.2506EnderzShadow.2506 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm not the best pvp'er but none of you lads give me trouble 1v1.
    Its not uncommon to go all game without a death.

    Only my brothers in arms (rangers) with specific builds give me issue.

    mhm, ok, sure, whatever you say, no after you, I insist, no really, please, be my guest,

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