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Build:R/any Enraged Volley Ranger

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The PvXwiki community finds this to be a good build.

Through the PvX vetting system, it has reached an overall Rating in the range from 3.75 to < 4.75 and thus qualifies for the lower category of working builds: Good.

This build has been designed for the following use:

This Ranger uses the Elite skill Enraged Lunge along with a pet for good single-target damage and Deep Wound, while providing AoE damage through Volley.

Attributes and Skills

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  • Optional Optional:
    • Favorable Winds Favorable Winds - for more damage, and faster arrows means you won't get strafed.
    • Sloth Hunter's Shot Sloth Hunter's Shot - for increased single target damage.
    • Needling Shot Needling Shot - for increased single target damage.
    • Otyugh's Cry Otyugh's Cry - prevent blocking for your pet.
    • Feral Aggression Feral Aggression - increasing pet damage.
    • Melandru's Assault Melandru's Assault - AoE
    • Scavenger Strike Scavenger Strike - Energy
    • Edge of Extinction Edge of Extinction - additional damage to others upon finishing a foe. Be careful when deciding to use against human foes.
    • Triple Shot Triple Shot (Kurzick) - for increased single target damage when combined with nightmare weapon and/or a conjure.
    • Summon Spirits Summon Spirits (Kurzick) - can be used to keep Favorable Winds Favorable Winds, Winnowing Winnowing, and/or Edge of Extinction Edge of Extinction with you, mitigating their long downtimes and casting times.
    • "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" (Kurzick) - adrenaline builds up quickly with Volley Volley.
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      "I Am the Strongest!" - for additional damage.
    • Never Rampage Alone Never Rampage Alone - IAS for you and your pet.

Hero

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  • Optional Optional:
    • Favorable Winds Favorable Winds - for more damage, and faster arrows means you won't get strafed.
    • Sloth Hunter's Shot Sloth Hunter's Shot - for increased single target damage.
    • Needling Shot Needling Shot - for increased single target damage.
    • Otyugh's Cry Otyugh's Cry - prevent blocking for your pet.
    • Feral Aggression Feral Aggression - increasing pet damage.
    • Melandru's Assault Melandru's Assault - AoE
    • Scavenger Strike Scavenger Strike - Energy
    • Edge of Extinction Edge of Extinction - additional damage to others upon finishing a foe. Be careful when deciding to use against human foes.

Equipment

Armor:

  • Survivor Insignias, a Rune of Vigor and Runes of Vitae.

Weapons:

  • A Zealous Shortbow of Fortitude/Defense inscribed with "Strength and Honor" (15^50).

Usage

  • Maintain Serpent's Quickness Serpent's Quickness (with Dwarven Stability Dwarven Stability).
  • Deal damage with Volley Volley and Enraged Lunge Enraged Lunge.
  • Revive your pet with Comfort Animal Comfort Animal if it dies.

Hero Usage

  • Set the hero to Guard Guard mode.

Counters

  • Anti-melee

Notes

  • Heroes don't spam Barrage Barrage or even Volley Volley as much as they could even if Energy would permit, so opting for the latter frees up their Elite without significant loss.

See also