View Full Version : New Ranger Help

04-02-2006, 10:53 AM
hello I kinda took Drew's plan that I found in the other Threads but here he is at train 9, I'm going to try to fit in 2x hiding. I started to train him for 10.

xxxxxxx (at level 9), your current skills
Armor Use ----------11 (1.1x)
Combat Maneuvers ---11 (1.0)
Two-Handed Weapons ---19 (2.0x)
Ambush--- 11 (1.0x)
Physical Fitness ---11 (1.0x)
Dodging ---11 (1.0x)
Harness Power ---8 (o.8x) should I 1x in this?
Spirit Mana Control ---9 Changed this to .5x
Stalking and Hiding ---14 (2.0x) I hope
Perception ---11 (1.X)
Climbing ----3 ------\both are
Swimming--- 3------/w/e heh

Spell Lists
Ranger -----9 (At like lvl)

any comments? I plan on using my 4x flaring bastard sword when I hit 10:bananahit:

edited to X out my name he he

04-02-2006, 12:27 PM
with the ability to have colors and camo, I personally think doubling stalk/hiding is a waste but Ive never played a ranger so what the hell, I'm probably wrong.

04-02-2006, 02:30 PM
Definately not my plan. My ranger didn't have ANY dodge until level 45 and I only did .5x CM until level 45 as well. I'd lower dodge and CM to whatever you're comfortable cutting it to (you can pick it back up later like I did), raise hiding and perception to 2x.

04-02-2006, 02:31 PM
Looks more like Ryku's old training plan, methinks.

04-02-2006, 06:15 PM
I got my ranger 1x'd in dodge asap, but mine's twc.

04-03-2006, 03:17 AM
I got my ranger 1x'd in dodge asap, but mine's twc.

Why? Any ranger without a shield can't be caught in stance offensive period. Dodge is a monumental waste of points for the first fifty levels in my opinion. After 50 bolt DS becomes a problem that can't be solved by ranger/MnS spells so you eventually have to start training in it, but when a ranger is young is when you are the most squeezed for points.

04-03-2006, 03:20 AM
I agree with Drew. Let your bonuses from 618 assist your training. As you work towards 640, you'll gain phantom dodge ranks, which makes me tingle in my funny place. If I didn't hate the thought of overly doing magic for a semi, I'd 1x the Ranger circle for life.

04-03-2006, 03:26 AM
Also without dodge picking up extra spells isn't out of the question, you can have 107 and 640 at level 40 VERY easily. I had 640 and 116 at that time if I remember correctly. Anyway, once you reach a decent level you can just stop spell training period and let your level catch up with your ranks and then pick up 5 dodge ranks a train. There are lots of ways to work it so that your early levels are as powerful as possible without getting stuck in the GS3 mindset of picking up skills every level for life.

04-04-2006, 02:39 AM
So I should drop all Dodge? And is that going to effect my Ds any?
Drew can you please send me your rangers stats and skills if you are still a two handed user please thanks.

04-04-2006, 03:07 AM
Put it this way, at cap a ranger with 100 dodge ranks is getting 60 DS out of it (with augmented chain, maybe 65ish in brig).

It divides down so a ranger with 25 ranks of dodge is going to be getting about 12 DS out of it. 25 ranks of dodge is a lot of points when you can get more DS out of just picking up minor spirit ranks. If you are worried about your DS then .5x dodge. Get your stance dancing and tactics down young and you won't need it at all though.

04-05-2006, 01:05 AM