Build:R/W Anniversary Beastmaster

From PvXwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Messagebox info.png

This build is in the testing phase.

Please join the discussion and rate this build if you have experience with this or closely related builds.

This build has been designed for the following use:

A ranger build that makes use of the anniversary sword "Prominence" to max out beast mastery without sacrificing personal damage.

Attributes and Skills

12 + 1 + 3
12 + 2
The energy cost of attack skills, rituals, touch skills and all Ranger skills is reduced by 56%.
 save
Template code

Fill in the remaining optional slots with:

Pet Damage:

  • Melandru's Assault Melandru's Assault - AoE damage
  • Predator's Pounce Predator's Pounce - cheap damage
  • Scavenger Strike Scavenger Strike - energy management; requires your party to bring conditions

Player Attacks:

  • "Dodge This!" "Dodge This!" - spammable dps + bypass blocking
  • Protector's Strike Protector's Strike - cheap, spammable dps
  • Sun and Moon Slash Sun and Moon Slash - double strike
  • Whirlwind Attack Whirlwind Attack - AoE damage
  • Distracting Blow Distracting Blow - AoE interrupt
  • Wild Blow Wild Blow - stance removal
  • Brawling Headbutt Brawling Headbutt - knockdown

Defense / Utility:

  • Throw Dirt Throw Dirt - AoE blind
  • Otyugh's Cry Otyugh's Cry - pet armor + anti block
  • Call of Protection Call of Protection - powerful prot for pet
  • Edge of Extinction Edge of Extinction - explode non-human enemy groups
  • "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" - party protection to compliment "Together as One!"
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" - anti-snare
  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan - circumvent anti-melee, although most of the damage is dealt by the pet
  • Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon - to buff your pet or other allies. Requires Scavenger Strike and your party to bring conditions


Equipment

Pet

  • A dire Racing Beetle is preferred, since they have the highest attack speed.
    • alternatively, use of a different dire pet species allows the pet to stick onto targets better with faster movement speed.

Weapons

  • Vampiric Anniversary Sword "Prominence" with a Fortitude or Defense grip.
    • A Zealous hilt may help if energy is an issue.
  • A +30 health shield with an inscription of your choice.

Armor

  • Beastmaster insignias
  • Best vigor rune you can afford
  • A rune of clarity based on preference.
  • Vitae runes to fill in remaining slots.

Usage

  • Maintain all buffs
  • Cast damage abilities on cooldown, but try to use Brutal Strike on foes under 50% health for maximum damage.

Notes

  • Take Run as One Run as One & Never Rampage Alone Never Rampage Alone over Call of Haste Call of Haste & Drunken Master Drunken Master if you desire extra regen or don't want to use alcohol.
  • Pets receive 33% less damage by default and all damage they deal is increased by 33%, applying on bonus damage from weapon spells, pet attack skills and other sources.x
  • The radius of "Together as One!" is actually in the area.
  • Works best when combined with physical support.
    • An ally that brings Strength of Honor for you and your pet will greatly improve your damage. A dire pet will also gain extra damage from SoH.
    • Dark Fury helps you use adrenal skills more often and have a higher uptime on "Save Yourselves!".

Counters

  • Anti-melee
  • Pet getting stuck

See also