- Projectile speed is increased by 20%.
- Damage dealt by projectiles is increased by 15%.
- Adds 20 points do dexterity.
First node in this build is responsible for increasing effectiveness of projectiles - in this case arrows shot with a bow. Moreover, it adds 20 points to dexterity, that gives you bonus to accuracy and ability to dodge.
- Mana regeneration is increased by 20%.
- Level of regenerating mana with potions is increased by 20%.
- Adds 20 points to strength.
- Adds 20 points to intelligence.
The next passive skill focuses on mana regeneration - both basic and with potions. Aside from that, it increases strength and intelligence (level of mana and energy shield).
- Attack speed is increased by 8%.
- Accuracy is increased by 20%.
- Adds 20 points to dexterity.
Third is related to speed and accuracy of attacks, it also gives the character 20 points of dexterity.
Heart of Oak
- Maximum health is increased by 8%.
- Chance to avoid stun is increased by 30%.
- Health regeneration per second is increased by 1%.
Fourth node increases maximum health and gives the character better health regeneration. It's also responsible for avoiding being stunned during fights.
Aspect of the Eagle
- Damage dealt with bows is increased by 20%.
- Accuracy is increased by 20%.
- Adds 10 points to maximum health.
- Movement speed is increased by 4%.
The fifth node four bonuses that affect many things. Firstly, it increases damage dealt by bows and accuracy. Secondly, it adds 10 points to maximum health, which causes the character to be more resistant. Lastly, it affects movement speed, so the character becomes more mobile.
Revenge of the Hunted
12% increased Physical Damage
18% increased Evasion Rating
4% increased maximum Life
Avatar of the Hunt
24% increased Physical Damage with Bows
3% increased Movement Speed
Smaller nodes included in this build are mainly related to using bows (speed, accuracy and effectiveness of attacks) and critical damage. Aside from that, a major role is played by supporting passive skills - related to regeneration of health and mana or movement speed.
Ranger is a character that develops dexterity that lets her increase accuracy and a chance to avoid attacks. Going towards archery is the most obvious choice here so we described it here.
How to play
The gameplay is based on long-distance fighting. Eliminating the distant enemies fast and precisely is the key to winning. Big groups of monsters might be a problem because they may surround you quickly. Sometimes the only way to avoid dying is to run away and kill enemies one by one. Luckily, there are skill gems that may give you a chance to win. You should only know which ones to choose.
With a character that uses archery, you should mainly focus on improving damage, accuracy and attack speed, also some supporting bonuses like moving speed and mana regeneration. Thanks to choosing passives related to dexterity (with some exceptions) the ranger will turn into a sharpshooter who will do a massive damage and shoot quite rapidly. The scheme shows the beginnings of character development - it defines initial passives (7) and shows the best path towards them.
Ranger should acquire dexterity skill gems that can work with a bow owner. The chart shows several gems that are perfect for this character. Make collecting them all your highest priority.
The character shoots arrows that explode after reaching the target inflicting fire damage.
The character activates an aura that speeds them up for some time or until an performing an attack or spell.
Rain of Arrows
The character shoots many arrows in the air and they fall on a selected spot.
The character shoots several arrows at once, hitting multiple targets.
Explosive Arrow is a perfect attack to destroy concentrated groups of enemies because it does area damage and puts nearby enemies on fire. With much resources it can work as a basic, not very effective shot.
Phase Run aura provides a temporary increase of movement speed. It's mainly used to escape fights, it might sometimes be necessary. Aside from that, it's convenient when you want to explore the map faster.
Rain of Arrows sends a rain of lethal, piercing arrows on your enemies. It's useful when you want to eliminate mages or archers surrounded by hordes of infantry.
Split Arrow is a perfect choice to use instead of a regular arrow attack. Thanks to this skill, the ranger can hurt several enemies at once, saving you some time. Shooting with this skill doesn't let anyone approach your character. Of course except bosses - their power is always a tough nut to crack.