Hi everyone. Today I want to start this thread to initiate a healthy and meaningful discussion for those who want to play 2H bow archers with the build: Ranger-Falconer-Mergen.
In line with upcoming rebuild, and having seen other threads alike, I simply want to ask what you guys have in mind and the reasoning why.
I do know it is early to speculate/theory craft but I am just curious what those ideas are that may help others make decisions of their own, and vice versa.
Also, please refrain from saying to switch to another class, as this will be about those who choose to remain as 2H bow archers nevertheless.
Thanks and have a nice day you all
16 Feb update
I will be updating this skill allocation part mainly because people use ranger falco mergen in different ways. It may be misleading to suggest a universal cookie cutter meta build, as we all play differently. But simply but, these are the important minimum ones:
5 swift step
15 steady aim
1 high anchoring
1 crit shot
please aim for legendary set, either solmiki or velcoffer as they scale better.
prioritize, for example, velcoffer bow atleast +6
lv6 gems atleast
I use red gems on bow, yellows on top + bottom, green gems for gloves + boots
don’t worry about enhance attributes too much. The difference is there, but as a start I will rather invest silver for better weapon first (weapon dmg > trans > anvil > attributes) I think in this order
look for ways to stack aoe attack ratio
some game tip mechanics: use triple arrow only when circling + aiming are up. Huge difference.
circling has a 20s downtime, as well as aiming (15s) even at max levels. There are skills you can use that do not scale with aoe attack ratio during this: bounce shot, pheasant, spread shot, jump shot, arrow sprinkle and zenith.
Some will like the build, some may hate it. Honestly though, unless you’re min-maxing I wouldn’t stress too much. A lot of people may disagree with what I prioritize in skills (hence removal of suggested skill alloc), all I can say is that they may not be playing the build properly as what it should be.
Like always, I do disclaim this being the best build out there for ranger falco mergen. I am aware this distribution is different to what majority of ktos players use, but this works for me.
I would like to take this opportunity to give credits to:
@Battle_Forged for pointing out how powerful homing arrow is
@Ennislol for showing the great nuke of Tomahawk
and for @greyhiem for sharing that lv1 fillers is still the way to go as dps (as long as you manage your sp).
If any suggestions or questions, please feel free to ask so we can make this build even greater for everyone who wishes to play ranger falconer mergen!