How to build for burst damage

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Posted by: abzilla.8367

abzilla.8367

I dont know if it’s possible but is there a way to make a burst damage build? I see my elementalist just explode enemies in 3 seconds, so I was wondering if there’s one for rangers.

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Posted by: takatsu.9416

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The concept of rangers is survival and skirmishing, steady damage over time and dancing around enemies until they go down. You have an arsenal of tactics with the ranger, luring, traps, kiting range, melee with tons of evasion and stuff. Let’s not touch on the nerfing tho

Burst damage you can try but not comparable to any other burst damage class. Now I’ve been testing in pvp and pve. I have a power precision build and go for dps and burst. It’s not too shabby. U can have 4 secs of quickness maybe extend to six if you have the trait for switching pets. Greatsword, sword torch and longbow shortbow for me have great dps with the zephyr quickness. Perhaps only two seconds slower than a thief or warrior in taking down a same target. so within 4 seconds there is some devastating damage done. And this is just auto attack if you have thrown conditions on, it will speed things up as well

Unfortunately I’m not an expert and dont have exact figures. But that’s the way it feels when fighting alongside other classes.

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Posted by: NinjaKnight.1340

NinjaKnight.1340

I believe that the SB with QZ was the closest thing to Burst damage we had as a Ranger. But they “accidentally” nerfed it by up to 30%.

Before the Nerf my ranger could take down easy mob in about 3-4 seconds. Exotic Short Bow, Berserker gear Power/Precision build, Bloodlust Sigil. But I could definitely not take down any other player like that.

Then I came across this video, it is a sPvP Thief build being discussed in the general forum ATM. And I was “holy crap”. In a nutshell it shows the Thief killing other players in 1-2 seconds. THAT is what I call BURST Damage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-udk3CEtc7E

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Posted by: arcaneclarity.5283

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First step would be create a Warrior.

The concept of rangers is survival and skirmishing, steady damage over time and dancing around enemies until they go down. You have an arsenal of tactics with the ranger, luring, traps, kiting range, melee with tons of evasion and stuff. Let’s not touch on the nerfing tho

That’s the concept that we wish it had, not the concept that it actually has. Ranger is one of the least mobile professions. The only one worse is the Necromancer.

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Posted by: DesertRose.2031

DesertRose.2031

Lynx’s F2, Quickening Zephyr, Crossfire, pet swap.

However it seems that the “fix” to Crossfire has made it weaker than intended…

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Posted by: Ultravalefor.5038

Ultravalefor.5038

QZ + Lightning Breath.

Incredible burst but due to F2’s general unreliability to fire, a frustrating combo to pull off. Drops an invader dead when the lizard wants to do it though.

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Posted by: Dante Dragonhand.2538

Dante Dragonhand.2538

No the concept of rangers arent skirmishing, surviving and dancing aroudn enemies using the death by a thousand cuts method. Never was, maybe with some builds or weapons but not the entire class. There are burst builds but they all suck with ranger atm since they are only viable once every 2 minutes with signets or with shortbow.