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This build has been designed for the following use:

This build is a basic Barrage Ranger that can be used and modified for many situations and secondary professions. The main goal is to use the common elite skill Barrage so as to synergize with other skills for a better effect or at least other skills that complement it in its most common uses. Barrage is most often used to target groups of enemies while using increases to damage output or other effects on each barrage.

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build prof=range/any marksm=12+1+1 expert=8+1][barrage][distracting shot][savage shot][optional][optional][ebon battle standard of honor][Lightning reflexes][optional][/build] </pvxbig> Optional Optional slots for:

Marksmanship, Expertise (put remaining attribute points in Expertise)

Beast Mastery (make Beast Mastery 10)

  • Edge of Extinction Edge of Extinction additional damage to others upon finishing a foe. Be careful when deciding to use against human foes.

Command (put 10 in Command)

Fire/Water/Air Magic (make chosen attribute 10)

PvE-Only Skills


  • Any armor can be used, but Survivor insignia or Beastmaster's insignia with a pet are better choices.
  • Vampiric or Zealous bow strings are used a lot in Barrage builds as you get multiple hits per shot (provided the build doesn't call for an elemental string) though a Sundering string is a good stand-by if you don't want to worry about the degen and makes a good switch-out weapon.
  • A Flatbow is commonly used in a barrage build provided Favorable Winds is brought as well to lessen the large arrow arc from a Flatbow and to help speed the arrows to their targets. Otherwise, each bow has its own ups and downs but can be used as preferred. If you wish to use a green Flatbow:


  • Any standard melee/ranger counters such as blindness
  • Attack and hit hexes like Empathy, Spiteful Spirit, etc.
  • Blocking.

See also

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