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Ranger gudie for newbies
« on: June 09, 2013, 10:58:18 AM »
Table of Contents
1. Overview
2. Leveling up
3. Tips
4. Items
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1. Overview
Ranger is probrably the easiest, straigthforward class in game. Inifite ranged attack, great speed, good damage and powerful guaranted summon is deadly aspects of ranger. But when he is fighting melee, he is losing HP really fast. Choose him when:
- You like easy games
- You are not in mood for farming
- You want to move twice as fast as enemies
- You like dogs
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2. Leveling up
For first levels, pump up HP to 45-48 points, then give all next points into nothing else than speed.
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3. Tips
- Remember that your dog can destroy furniture and doors. Save keys for locked iron gates.
- Use your summon for defence. If too many baddies are in secret room, then send your dog. Don't worry when it dies - you can summon next one.
- Before entering Goblin King's Lair, look if you have minimum of 40 speed. If not, go smash down one of branches which you probably missed.
- When fighting enemies, use this tactic: run away from opponent and shoot him as much as possible, and when there's nowhere to run, warp out.
- Always remember that's 50 speed ranger is not godlike.
- Inspect as many Shortswords as possible. One of them can be the Shortsword of Fire (because of a bug, you won't read any suffixes), which is THE BEST MELEE WEAPON FOR RANGER!
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4. Items
Best weapons for Ranger are Five-stringed bow of Kenneth (+enchanted Crossbow for 1v1) and Shortsword of Fire. Unfournatelly, there is bug in game that makes weapons with special effects not named '...of Fire' '...of Draining' etc., so if you can't get that Shortsword, use Venomblade or other Shortsword instead. Five-stringed bow is unique item, so when you don't manage to find it, use only Crossbow.
Helm must give light. The best choice is Exolon's white helmet, but if you don't have it, use Moonstone circlet for magic resistance. Use also fastest robe you can find.
Pick up all wands and books and sell them except Wand of Teleport/Mass Teleport. Also pick up and sell useless jewelry.
Use Rathunter Cloak for Protection of Poison.
Everything else must give as much Speed as possible with one special mention - Ring of Mobility. It gives +7 to Speed, Protection of Slow and Levitation effect.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2013, 07:17:47 AM by makiki »
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Re: Ranger gudie for newbies
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 06:37:33 PM »
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Re: Ranger gudie for newbies
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 08:50:00 AM »
Sorry, didn't knew about that. I'll copy whole guide to post, coz I don't see any option in mobile Google drive to make it open.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2013, 08:53:33 AM by makiki »
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Re: Ranger gudie for newbies
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 07:26:50 PM »
Great stuff! I think guides like these will be useful for new players. Thanks.

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Re: Ranger gudie for newbies
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 09:55:06 PM »
I like the part about Stats distribution, I'm developing my Rangers in
a very similar manner. Tips and the introduction write-up are very
nice too. I'll have to disagree with the Items' part tho. Some remarks:

Use the Helmet of Exolon whenever possible. If out of luck getting it,
Moonstone Circlet is by far the best non-unique headgear available,
because of the Magic Resistance. For the same reason, it's better
to use the Wizard's Robes instead of Leather Armors! Only 2 points
of Defence have almost absolutely no impact whatsoever, while high
Magic Resistance will save you from lots of damage later on (Shamans).
As for weapons, I'd go with Shortsword instead of Dagger. The Speed
difference between those is very low and Daggers got miserable base
Damage. As for the main ranged weapon, the Five-Stringed Bow is
very nice for clusters of enemies (with Arrows of Fire), but its potential
will very rarely be fully used, because of how sparsely the baddies
get spawned and how fast they're getting killed. In 1-on-1 situations,
it'll be far more important to have a weapon with higher base damage
and Kenneth's Bow can't be Enchanted.
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Re: Ranger gudie for newbies
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 10:33:18 PM »
Thanks for info, Mateusz. I have just modified main post.
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Re: Ranger gudie for newbies
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 01:38:33 AM »
Thanx for the post fella (if you are a fella; if not, my apologies for say ing fella).  I alternate speed/health 2/2 then 1attack. Not a pro yet, just asking what you all think. 8-D

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Re: Ranger gudie for newbies
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 05:14:54 PM »
If it works for you, use it. Just don't upgrade attack and stop incerasing HP after reaching 45 points.
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Re: Ranger gudie for newbies
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 02:49:26 AM »
Yeah, to be honest, Attack doesn't mean all that much to a Ranger.
Every point in it increases the damage by 1%, so with 10 points in
attack your damage output goes up by 10%, while investing the
same 10 points into Speed would mean something between half or
1 extra action (depends on the enemy Speed) inbetween enemy
moves, so that's a dramatic increase.

Only thing that Attacks is good for is lowering the chance of being
disarmed by the Orcs, but since that only makes you drop the melee
weapon, again - not worth it for a Ranger.

And just like makiki mentioned, going above 40-50 HP is useless as
well, because the chance that enemies will be able to dish out that
much damage inbetween your moves is pretty much negligible. Not
only does the Ranger move too fast for this to happen, but should
you somehow find yourself surrounded by powerfull creatures,  then
there's always Scrolls and Wands of Teleport or Mass Teleport, the
Dog to help you out in melee and if nothing else works, you could
simply Recall.
;)
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 02:53:54 AM by Mateusz P-G »
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