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Ranger Build for WvW???

I know Rangers are not welcome in WvW, but I just like the pewpewpew feels. Is there any suggestions for Ranger WvW build??

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  • You can't say ranger not welcome to WvW. Pewpewpew build is the best candidate to pick+kill theif/ele among the zerg (sometime rev too).

  • Best bet would be to use Sic' Em Soulbeast Roamer build. You have no value in a zerg/blob playing as a Ranger class. If you are in a zerg/blob, you will be the first to be kicked to make room for a more desirable class. If you don't like playing Soulbeast then Bunker Druid would be your next best bet. Those are really the only two viable Ranger builds in WvW, unfortunately. Either way, make sure you have Longbow as one of your weapons. Great Sword for Soulbeast and Staff for Druid would be the other recommended weapons. Marauder's Gear would your best bang for your buck. Durability Runes or Scholar Runes for Armor. Have fun pewpewpewing.

  • bigo.9037bigo.9037 Member ✭✭✭

    @oOStaticOo.9467 said:
    Best bet would be to use Sic' Em Soulbeast Roamer build. You have no value in a zerg/blob playing as a Ranger class. If you are in a zerg/blob, you will be the first to be kicked to make room for a more desirable class. If you don't like playing Soulbeast then Bunker Druid would be your next best bet. Those are really the only two viable Ranger builds in WvW, unfortunately. Either way, make sure you have Longbow as one of your weapons. Great Sword for Soulbeast and Staff for Druid would be the other recommended weapons. Marauder's Gear would your best bang for your buck. Durability Runes or Scholar Runes for Armor. Have fun pewpewpewing.

    you're not welcome in squad if it's full, yea. I never get kicked though. soulbeast doesn't need heals or support and they are usually based on the backline dmg like eles. but soulbeast has more active defense and sustain than ele, so you don't need squad to be useful.

    for roaming just pick gs/lb wilderness survival, beastmastery, soulbeast. moastance, dolyak stance, strength of the pack. play around with runes and the rest of the utilities. then you should be good.

    oh and zerk/marauder stats is best for most people.

  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Rangers are not welcome in WvW because most of them are simply bad.

    If you can proof you are good enough then you are very welcome.

    Ranger needs more skill then classes like necro to be considered usefull.

  • Thanks guys for the reply. I will try Sic' Em Soulbeast Roamer and Bunker Druid build later.

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

    @Redleaf.4759 said:
    Thanks guys for the reply. I will try Sic' Em Soulbeast Roamer and Bunker Druid build later.

    Wait, does bunker Druid work in WvW?

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  • @Durzlla.6295 said:

    @Redleaf.4759 said:
    Thanks guys for the reply. I will try Sic' Em Soulbeast Roamer and Bunker Druid build later.

    Wait, does bunker Druid work in WvW?

    Yeah it does, because Avatar is on a 10sec cd in Wvw. Killing bulkier speccs is a pain tbh but you won't die ever.

  • Wolves. Being able to consistently cancel their knockdowns and save them to bait dodges or use when needed is amazing. Also, you can cancel the leap in soulbeast via weapon swap to cut the CD by half but still get about 95-99% of the leap distance, making wolves the best movement skill in the games.

  • @Eurantien.4632 said:
    Wolves. Being able to consistently cancel their knockdowns and save them to bait dodges or use when needed is amazing. Also, you can cancel the leap in soulbeast via weapon swap to cut the CD by half but still get about 95-99% of the leap distance, making wolves the best movement skill in the games.

    I think you posted in the wrong post :) . The good one is https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/60052/your-favorite-pet-and-why#latest

  • Lol woops, my bad

  • Core Roaming build
    http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vNAQJATRnEqA1Ci9CCOsAUtghJhqDgHfC8JvCy8PIugPuEpfG-jFSBABLcIAwTXAlq/YmSw93f4KlfA8EAo4CAMPIAYRBsqSVVVJFAlLjA-w

    I started playing this just to focus/practice on GS and ended up falling in love. Not a lot of buttons to press, not very forgiving, every skill matters.

  • Prophet.1584Prophet.1584 Member ✭✭✭

    don't sleep on Markmanship if you're running LB with the zerg, Piercing is fun!

  • Psycoprophet.8107Psycoprophet.8107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Boonbeast is good

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    So much misinformation on this thread.

    "Rangers are not welcome in WvW"
    FALSE.
    Firstly, who cares what anyone else thinks. Do you need permission to log into WvW? I don't believe so. But secondly, Rangers, whether melee or LB, are still capable and effective in WvW, especially in roaming or small groups.

    "Rangers are not welcome because they are simply bad"
    FALSE.
    There are mediocre or "bad" players of all professions running around WvW. Soulbeast Rangers just don't have as many "carry" abilities baked in that other professions do.
    Toss that same "bad" player into a Condi Mes and discover how "good" they get all of a sudden.
    WvW Rangers have a very high skill cap, and those who have mastered the class are beastly to fight (no pun).

    "You have no value in a zerg/blob"
    FALSE.
    The issue at hand is that other professions are MORE valuable than Soulbeast. If an ability targets 5 or 10 allies, a commander wants to make sure the boon/ healing, etc goes to those most important to the zerg, and if the choice is between a Soulbeast or a Scourge, guess which one does more for the group?
    A Ranger can still be impactful, but the reality is they will, more than not, just die to reflects and become a rallybot for the enemy team. Firing into a blob of players running retaliation and reflects is just not what a LB Soulbeast should be doing.
    So while a LB Ranger can put out some nice damage, they would do more effective damage to the enemy group by switching to Hammer Rev, Scourge or Ele.

    I've been with many commanders who don't care what you play, they just want bodies to follow, and I've played with other commanders who will tell you what they need before they send you an invite. YMMV depending on your server, but every profession has a place in WvW - just for different roles.

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