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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 compliment 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][optional][Lightning reflexes][optional][/build] </pvxbig> Optional Optional slots for:


Marksmanship or Expertise (put remaining attribute points in Expertise)

Wilderness Survival (make Wilderness Survival 10)

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.


No Attribute (put remaining points in Expertise)

Tactics (make Tactics 10)


Protection Prayers (Make Expertise 12, Protection Prayers 3)

  • Rebirth Rebirth is a useful skill to replace Resurrection Signet in PvE
  • Mending Touch Mending Touch is an efficient condition removal spell for rangers.


Curses (make Curses 10)

  • Mark of Pain Mark of Pain may cause scatter but can be most useful in narrow passages.


Elemental Damage (put 10 in the appropriate Magic type)

  • Conjure Flame Conjure Flame (and other Conjures) with the appropriate bow string can add damage to each barrage. If you wish to use a Vampiric or Zealous Weapon then use Conflagration


Channeling Magic (make Channeling magic 10)

Other (put remaining attribute points in Expertise)


Command (put 10 in Command)



PvE-Only Skills


  • Any armor can be used though Survivor insignias are best.
  • 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:


  • Use Barrage whenever it is recharged
  • Interrupt skills such as Meteor Shower, Resurrect or Spiteful Spirit with Distracting and Savage Shot.
  • Use Lightning Reflexes to increase your attack speed before large groups.


  • Any standard melee/ranger counters such as blindness, on attack/hit hexes (like Empathy and SS) or blocking.

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