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    Core Ranger
    March 2024

    Low intensity icon Low intensity

    PvP Amulet & Rune

    PvP amulet icon
    Valkyrie Amulet
    PvP rune icon
    Rune of the Dolyak
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Daredevil

    Weapons & Sigils

    Greatsword icon Sigil of Intelligence icon Sigil of Energy icon
    GreatswordSigil of IntelligenceSigil of Energy
    Axe icon Sigil of Intelligence icon
    AxeSigil of Intelligence
    Dagger icon Sigil of Energy icon
    DaggerSigil of Energy

    Utility Skills


    Smokescale icon River Drake icon
    SmokescaleRiver Drake

    Target Stats


    Core ranger is and for a very long time has been a good 1v1 build with decent team fight pressure and good survivability when outnumbered.

    Build fundamentals

    Your main damage comes from your pet and Maul, but generally, you would want to keep your distance while using Ricochet and Winter's Bite until you have an opportunity to swap to a greatsword.

    When you are able to get closer to perform your damage combo from greatsword, you should use Maul followed by Hilt Bash (preferably from behind as it will stun rather than daze) and use Maul again.

    The main combos you can use with this build are Smokescale’s Smoke Cloud and Swoop for . Instead of Swoop you can also swap pets to use Lesser Call of the Wild through Clarion Bond. It can allow you to either get a good Maul and pet swap to drake to have it use Tail Swipe, or to simply escape/kite.

    Be mindful of how you are using your Weapon Swap because Sigil[s] of Intelligence gives a guaranteed crit on Maul and Winter's Bite once you swap weapons.

    For defensive options keep in mind that all 3 of your utility skills are stunbreaks and Counterattack will block attacks for 3 seconds and a dodge when casting Counterattack Kick. Use this to counter an enemy’s burst. Stalker's Strike and Swoop also give you extra evades.

    Make sure to use Troll Unguent early as it heals you over a 8 seconds duration.

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