I would also do a dex build to start out. I would clarify that it is a good thing to have 100 str however. I would recommend 188.8.131.52 Until your str is 100, then 0.3.0.2
Double shot is not worth bothering, with dex you hit 90% or more of your autos, no need to waste points in the skill.
I would use Lightheal, Sharpshot, Sharpen if you have it, otherwise steady aim. Your last skill- up 2 u. Longshot is a fav now despite its bs with the range requirement, so its really only effective against ranged mobs- and there aren't that many of those. Bolas shouldn't be necessary, your defense will help a lot. Defensive spikes is rather pathetic but its ok for lower levels, though you have to be a higher level b4 u can get the skill. Barbed shot is... crappy- if u wanna use it go ahead. Camo is ok, but works best in conjunction with bolas, and is even more skill points down the drain.
Basically our skills are not worth a heap of anything. And DO NOT mention rapid shot to me. It is garbage. to keep a decent cd on that skill you have to have 40 points in it minimum, all low levels should only use it at level 1.
And I would strongly advise you find someone to level with after level 100. After that level, even with a new round of lux, you will be horribly in the deficiency dps mode. Even a druid with just lightning and vines shouldn't have much time outdpsing any ranger, and you can forget competition with warriors, mages, and rogues.
Do not buy a damage helm. Just don't bother, youll need the extra armor your helm gives u, because light heal will be interrupted at the minimum every other time u try to use it, and generally far more. I would make sure you get the heroic ammy and also the ow elemental quiver, golden of course.
If you have further questions, post in thread or send me a pm. And good luck with Ranger, its great until you hit 100, then you hit hard times until dl. I can say that ranger is still a fun class to play, just don't be expecting much of anything dps wise.
*Sorry, but I just kind of ran away with typing, so just some of my experiences below*
I used to be able to take on 3 mobs my level at the same time and kick their butts one at a time til they all died. When I was 115 I even was able to outdps a warrior and mage who tried to ks me on one of the mobs I was leveling on, they were about 2-5 levels below me though. Nowadays, I have trouble with 1 mob and heaven forbid even a druid come around the block, because I will not be able to keep up. Update 4 cut my dps by 50%, even with the intro of new skills including a maxed long shot. And my survivability became so bad because they made light heal so easily interrupted.
We are an 'all-round' class they say. You shouldn't 'specialize' they say. Well I am here to say that we are SUPPOSED to be a dps class- all the time, not just some of the time. I don't mind not getting every single kill, I do mind when I cant kill something just because I don't have enough dps and my heals are a joke.
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