Players of any fantasy RPG will quickly pick up the ideas behind classes like the Ranger, but what makes it different in Crowfall? How will that affect the playstyle and building of this class? There are several things to keep in mind when playing this crowdfunded MMO.
There are many playable races, but not all of them will be available for the ranger. Only Elken, Wood Elves, Half-Elves, Humans, and Minotaurs can play as this class. On top of this, there are attributes to think about, skills/talents, and promotion classes.
The Best Build For Each Of The Promotion Classes Of The Ranger In Crowfall
Within the Ranger class, the three promotion classes or subclasses are the Archer, Warden, and Brigand. Depending on which promotion class players choose, there are other choices that should be made regarding Attributes, gear, and Disciplines. Each promotion class offers a different main playstyle to the Ranger.
The Archer is the purest form of the Ranger, focusing on heavy ranged DPS as a glass cannon. As such, they will receive the recurve bow mastery, high tension bow mastery, spellbound bow mastery, and increased ranged damage distance. They will gain access to runic versions of all the weapon types they have mastered, quivers, as well as exotic and elemental arrows. Finally, Archers get access to the Music, Dark, and Frost domains.
For the Archer, players should focus their attributes on Dexterity and Intellect. These will cause their bows to deal more base damage and critical damage. The best major disciplines for them are Arcane Archer, Dead Eye, and Sharpshooter. The best minor disciplines All Clear, Skullcracker, and Stay in the Fight. Lastly, the best races for the Archer are Elken and Half-Elf.
- Concussive Trap – Now causes the player to take less damage.
- Disengage – Grants a power damage boost as a Ranged Buff.
- Double Shot – Gains bonus damage and will increase the damage of the basic attack when fully charged.
- Rapid Fire – Fires 10 arrows at a time instead of six.
- Ricochet Shot – Roots three enemies and can damage up to two more nearby enemies. Will grant a critical damage buff when hitting three or more enemies at once.
The Warden is more of a melee, tank, and healing-focused Ranger. They gain mastery of the recurve bow, axe, mace, and short sword. As well as the ability to use the Mail armor. They mainly focus on using quivers and energy regeneration. On top of this, they get access to the Plague, Dark, and Nature domains.
For the Warden, players should put the majority of their attribute points into Dexterity. However, depending on how the player wants to use the ranger, for a healer Spirit should be invested in, while damagers should focus on Constitution or Intellect. Wardens gain AP, trap damage bonus, and critical damage bonus. The top disciplines for Warden are the Master of Swords, Thorny Warrior, Hunter, and Thorn Shield. Finally, the best races for the Warden are Minotaurs, Half-Elves, and Elken.
- Concussive Trap – Grants a barrier and applies bleeding within eight meters.
- Disengage – Now drops a trap.
- Twin Surge – Inflicts suppression on the second attack.
- Trap Master – Spawns traps with every attack.
The Brigand is a sort of mix between a rogue and the ranger, offering more stealth and melee. Brigands will gain extra AP, critical damage amount, and extra melee damage for backstabs. They gain mastery with the recurve bow, axe, mace, and short sword. They will also gain access to the Plague, Dark, and Shadow domains.
For the Brigand, players should focus on the Dexterity, and Intellect attributes. The top disciplines for the Brigand are the Fencer, Thorny Warrior, and Hunter. Lastly, the best races available for the Brigand are the Half-Elves, Wood Elves, and Humans.
- Concussive Traps – Can be dropped in stealth.
- Surprise Attack – Large damaging attack that can be used from stealth and applies bleeding.
- Sweep – Applies a barrier and increases movement speed.
- Twin Surge – Deals extra damage against bleeding targets.
Crowfall is available exclusively on PC.