Inberun PvE Ranger Guide

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Ranger
Character Ranger2.png
Job Base: Archer
Written By: Inberun
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
2 10 6 9 8 2


Overview

Ranger is the third job class of Hunter/Sniper. Rangers are masters of bows and accompanied by their loyal Warg (Wolf). In term of gameplay they are probably the greatest class in PvM/PvE in term of self-sufficient and offensive. And one of the best for hunting field MvPs besides Geneticist.

Stats

  • STR: Increases Carry Weight by 30, status ATK by 1 (for Daggers) and weapon damage with Daggers. Also increases Status ATK by 1 for every 5 points when using Bows
  • AGI: Increases Flee and Attack Speed. Second most important stat for Ranger
  • VIT: Increases soft DEF and total Health. Increases Resistance to Status Effect, and reduces their duration. It is recommended to have 100 VIT (Base + Bonus)
  • INT: Increases soft MDEF, Status MATK, total SP, and reduces Cast Time
  • DEX: Ranger’s most important stat, DEX increases HIT, status ATK by 1 (for Bows), and weapon damage with Bows. Also increases Status ATK by 1 for every 5 points when using Daggers. DEX reduces cast time and increases ASPD by a small amount. Most Ranger build should have at least 120 base DEX.
  • LUK: For every 3 points, LUK increases Critical Rate by 1, Warg Strike chance by 1% , and status ATK by 1. And Perfect Dodge for every 10 points

Skills

These are important Skills for a PvM Ranger

First Job Skills


Skill Notes
Arrow Shower.png Arrow Shower A really useful skill to use when you got yourself mobbed by multiple monsters
Double Strafe.png Double Strafe A single-target offensive skill that can be spammed, useful for early game
Improve Concentration.png Improve Concentration A self buff that increases AGI/DEX by 3% at level 1 and 12% at level 10. Casting it will also reveal hidden enemies nearby.
Owl's Eye.png Owl's Eye Increases DEX by 1 per level
Vulture's Eye.png Vulture's Eye Increases HIT and Range by 1 per level
Arrow Crafting.png Arrow Crafting Create Arrows with materials

Second/Trans Job Skills


Skill Notes
Beast Bane.png Beast Bane Increases ATK on Brute and Insect monsters
Ankle Snare.png Ankle Snare Useful for immobilizing powerful mobs. Snared enemies are affected by Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt multiple hits bonus
Freezing Trap.png Freezing Trap Inflicts water damage and has a chance to freeze enemy that steps on it
Remove Trap.png Remove Trap Disarms traps and recovers Trap or Special Alloy Trap
Spring Trap.png Spring Trap Same as Remove Trap.png Remove Trap but with your Falcon
Falcon Eyes.png Falcon Eyes A powerful buff that boosts all stats, ATK, HIT, and Critical Rate
Wind Walker.png Wind Walker Increases Movement Speed and FLEE for the user and everyone in the party

Third Job Skills


Skill Notes
Trap Research.png Trap Research Increases Trap skills damage, set range, INT, and SP
Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt A powerful single target skill. If used on target that is being affected by Ankle Snare.png Ankle Snare it will inflict multiple hits
Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm Ranger's signature skill. Powerful burst AoE attack
Fear Breeze.png Fear Breeze Adds a chance to shoot additional arrows with normal attack, consumes extra arrows
No Limits.png Unlimit Increases ranged damage by 250%. Has long Cooldown.
Camouflage.png Camouflage Hides yourself from the enemies (with the exception of Insects, Demons, and Boss-types) and allows movement at high levels. Also increases the damage of your first hit
Warg Mastery.png Warg Mastery Summons or discharges your Warg. Requires Wolf Flute
Warg Strike.png Warg Strike Orders your Warg to strike at a target. Can be used while riding Warg. Also can be automatically triggered with normal attack, each 3 points of LUK increases the chance by 1%
Warg Rider.png Warg Rider Mounts Warg for extra movement speed. Can't attack while riding but can use Warg Strike
Tooth of Warg.png Tooth of Warg Increases Warg Strike.png Warg Strike damage

Equipment

Uppers


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Sniper Goggle [1] Upper + Middle Job Changer Free Reward from Job Changer
Rideword Hat [1] Upper Quest HP/SP leech, useful for farming
Airship Captain's Hat [1] Upper Cash Shop Good all-around upper headgear. Can be shared with other classes
Fox Ears Bell Ribbon [1] Upper Cash Shop Good for Auto-Warg Build
Autumn Headband [1] Upper Cash Shop Good for Aimed Bolt Build
Ancient Gold Ornament [1] Upper Wolfchev's Laboratory or Biolab Gear Exchange Expensive but good end-game upper headgear for Ranger

Middles


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Binoculars [0] Middle Quest Easy to obtain
Sigrun’s Wings [0] Middle Cash Shop Can be shared with other classes
Black Frame Glasses [1] Middle Cash Shop Probably best slotted middle headgear for Ranger (and fashionable).
Cyclops Glasses [1] Middle Owl Viscount and Owl Marquis in Nightmare Clock Tower Floor 3 Cheapest slotted middle headgear

Lowers


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Well-Chewed Pencil [0] Lower Cash Shop DEX and Hit bonus are useful if you use Gigantic Bow [1]
Gangster Scarf [0] Lower Quest Cheap and easy to acquire
Spare Card [0] Lower Cash Shop Useful when you have to farm a lot of materials and loots. Blank Card can be exchanged into goodies in 2nd floor Main Office
CD In Mouth [0] Lower Cash Shop Add extra DPS for Auto-Warg build

Armors


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
White Wing Suits [1] Armor Anubis in Sphinx 4th and 5th Floor or Exchanging Mora Coin Best all-around Armor for Ranger even without the whole set due to the 2% ranged damage per refine bonus
Sniping Suit [1] Armor Bow Master in Thor Volcano 1st Floor and 3rd Floor Reduce After-Cast Delay

Weapons


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Hunter Bow [0] Weapon Sold by Weapon Dealer in Payon Really good starting weapon and you can use it immediately right after changing to Hunter. Use with Hunting Arrow for the combo damage
Elven Bow [1] Weapon Gargoyle in Glast Heim Sewer Area Easy to obtain, a direct upgrade from Hunter Bow. Use with Elven Arrow for the combo damage
Bow of Storm [1] Weapon Awakened Ferre (MvP) or Exchanging 50 Tooth of Jitterbug in Nightmarish Jitterbug Instance The poor-man version of Gigantic Bow [1] . Still a very effective weapon and a lot cheaper to buy from market.
Gigantic Bow [1] Weapon Awakened Ferre (MvP) or Exchanging 50 Tooth of Jitterbug in Nightmarish Jitterbug Instance Really good weapon. High bonus ranged damage and can use any arrow type make it the most versatile bow
Giant Crossbow [2] Weapon Cecil Damon in Biolab 3rd Floor, Gypsy Trentini (MvP) in Biolab 4th Floor, and High Weapon Box At high refined level (+10 or above) this bow is a monster for Arrow Storm Build but hard to obtain and requires to be refined over +10 to be effective.
Crimson Bow [2] Weapon Owl Baron in Thanatos Tower 6th Floor At high refined level (+10 or above) this bow is a great all-around while remains easy to obtain. Requires to be refined over +10 to be effective.
Thanatos Bow [1] Weapon Ghost Palace Instance Provides HP/SP leech, a great weapon for farming and serving as a back up weapon

Your Endgame Bow

There was a great debate among the community about which of these 4 Elven Bow [1] , Gigantic Bow [1] , Giant Crossbow [2] and Crimson Bow [2] is the best bow for Ranger. Below is my analysis about the pros and cons of these 4 weapons.

Elven Bow [1]

  • Pros: Easiest to obtain and cheapest among the 4. Great weapon for new players and can compete well in end-game at high refined level
  • Cons: It falls off when you start obtaining better gears and can afford high refined Gigantic Bow [1] or Giant Crossbow [2] or Crimson Bow [2] . Also it has to depend on converters to be effective unlike the other 3 and struggles against Ghost-type

Gigantic Bow [1]

  • Pros: High ATK and Ranged bonus makes this bow quite powerful in mid-game even without refining it pass safe limit. Doesn't have to depend on converters unlike Elven Bow [1]
  • Cons: More difficult to obtain than Elven Bow [1] and has a -50 HIT and -15% ASPD penalty

Giant Crossbow [2]

  • Pros: At high refined level (over +10) this bow is truly a monster. It allows you to deal insane damage per Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm with No Limits.png Unlimit activated and even higher with adequate gears
  • Cons: Really hard to obtain. Requires a really high refined level to be effective and that could cost a fortune. Also it drains a lot of your SP so SP consumables are a must

Crimson Bow [2]

  • Pros: Easy to obtain (I would say it is even easier than Elven Bow [1] if you have decent gears). Really HIGH ATK bonus per refine level and has 2 slots. Doesn't have to depend on converters unlike Elven Bow [1]
  • Cons: Only shines when it is upgraded over +10

Damage Comparison

At the refine level of +15 or higher and using the card setup that provides the highest burst damage output, these are the results:

Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm: Giant Crossbow [2] > Gigantic Bow [1] > Crimson Bow [2] > Elven Bow [1]

Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt (or any bow-related attack that isn't Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm): Gigantic Bow [1] > Crimson Bow [2] > Elven Bow [1] > Giant Crossbow [2]

Warg Strike.png Warg Strike: Crimson Bow [2] > Gigantic Bow [1] > Giant Crossbow [2] > Elven Bow [1]

Garments


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
White Wing Manteau [0] Garment Mora Village Use with White Wing Set for the effect. Eligible for enchanting
Heroic Backpack [1] Garment Monster Hunter or Redeeming Proof of Loyalty in Main Office Need to be refined to +7 or 9
Giant Snake Skin [1] Garment Faceworm's Nest Instance Goes well with Temporal DEX/LUK Boots due to the HP/SP bonus

Shoes


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
White Wing Boots [1] Shoes Mora Village Use with White Wing Set for the effect. Eligible for enchanting
Temporal DEX Boots [1] Shoes Materials from Old Glast Heim Instance For Aimed Bolt Build
Temporal LUK Boots [1] Shoes Materials from Old Glast Heim Instance For Auto-Warg build

Accessories


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Bow Thimble [0] Accessory Gargoyle in Glast Heim Sewer Area Easy to obtain. Eligible for Socket Enchant
Bow Thimble [1] Accessory Socket Enchant Decent Accessory
White Wing Brooch [0] Accessory Blue Acidus and Gold Acidus in Abyss Lake 2nd and 3rd Floor Easy to obtain and goes well with White Wing Set. Eligible for enchanting
Sound Amplifier [1] Accessory Creamy Fear in Schwaltzvalt Castle Dungeon 1st Floor Significantly reduces cast time
Bakonawa Agimat Tattoo [0] Accessory Pintados Festival Good Accessory. Can be shared with other classes.
Pendant of Maelstrom [1] Accessory Combining Pendant of Harmony [0] and Pendant of Chaos [0] in Nightmarish Jitterbug Instance One of the best Accessories. Can be shared with other classes
DEX Glove [1] Accessory Splendide Easy to obtain
LUK Glove [1] Accessory Splendide Easy to obtain
Advanced Ring of Flame Lord [0] Upper Eden Group Crystal Synthesis Auto-cast: Fireball, Gloria Domini, Zen, Bowling Bash, and Fury.

Cards


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Dark Pinguicula Card Hat Dark Pinguicula in Splendide Field 01 and Nidhogg's Dungeon Easy to obtain
Duneyrr Card Hat Duneyrr in Nidhogg's Dungeon Hard to obtain but looks fancy
Dolomedes Card Hat Dolomedes in El Dicastes Field 01 and 02 Great for high refined Upper like +7 Autumn Headband [1]
Phylla Card Hat Phylla in Nidhoggur's Nest Instance Great for Auto-Warg Build
Giearth Card Hat Giearth in Coal Mine 2nd Floor Great for dealing with Chaos spamming Bosses like the one in Old Glast Heim
Porcellio Card Armor Porcellio in Einbroch Field 09 Great all-around and easy to obtain Armor Card
Ancient Mimic Card Armor Ancient Mimic in Thanatos Tower 2nd Floor Good Card if you need more AGI
Bathory Card Armor Bathory in Clock Tower Basement 4th Floor Useful for Old Glast Heim Instance
Marc Card Armor Marc in Byalan Dungeon 4th Floor Useful against enemies that use Freeze
Swordfish Card Armor Swordfish in Byalan Dungeon 4th Floor Useful against enemies that spam Water Balls
Archer Skeleton Card Weapon Archer Skeleton in Pyramid 2nd Floor and Payon Dungeon 2nd Floor Easy to obtain good all-around Weapon Card
Abysmal Knight Card Weapon Abysmal Knight in Geffenia and Glast Heim Chivalry Good against boss-protocol monsters
Beholder Maser Card Weapon Beholder Master in Subterranean Guild Dungeon (Requires ownership of the castle) or Old Card Album Good for extra ASPD if you have access to over-refined weapon
White Knight Card Weapon Old Glast Heim Instance Quite a bit expensive but best all-around Weapon Card
Hunter Fly Card Weapon Hunter Fly in Geffen Dungeon 1st Floor Use with Thanatos Bow [1] to regain HP and SP
Menblatt Card Garment Menblatt in Eclage Field 01 For Aimed Bolt Build
Petal Card Garment Petal in Eclage Field 01 For Auto-Warg Build
Verit Card Shoes Verit in Pyramid Basement 1st Floor Easy to obtain Card if you need both Health and SP
Green Ferus Card Shoes Green Ferus in Abyss Lake 1st Floor Easy to obtain Card if you need more HP
Matyr Card Shoes Matyr in Sphinx 2nd Floor and Pyramid 4th Floor For more HP and ASPD
Firelock Soldier Card Shoes Firelock Soldier in Amatsu Dungeon 1st Floor Great Card if you have access to +9 Shoes
Outrageous Cookie Card Shoes Tyrannical Cookie in Horror Toy Factory Instance Quite expensive Card but great for maximizing damage output
Creamy Card Accessory Creamy in Geffen Field 05 Useful Card for farming purpose
Phen Card Accessory Phen in Byalan Dungeon 4th Floor In case you are being mobbed
Gold Scaraba Card Accessory All types of Gold Scaraba in Nightmare Scaraba Hole Hard to obtain Card but great for damage
Essence of Evil STR 3 Other Temple of Demon God Instance Recommend for Hat or Shoes to maximize damage
Essence of Evil AGI 3 Other Temple of Demon God Instance In case you need more AGI to reach 193 ASPD

Consumables


Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Trap Consumables Tool Dealer Consumable for Trap skills
Special Alloy Trap Consumables Trap Specialist in Prontera (/navi prt_in 109/68) Consumable for Trap skills. Lighter than Trap but more expensive
Special Alloy Trap Box Consumables Trap Specialist in Prontera (/navi prt_in 109/68) Contains 100 Special Alloy Trap
Aloevera Consumables Tri Joint in Beach Dungeon 02 Cast Provoke on self, increases ATK
Green Potion Consumables Tool Dealer Cure Poison, Silence, Blind, and Chaos
Royal Jelly Consumables Violy in Geffenia Cure all status effects and recover some HP/SP
Falcon Flute Consumables Falcon Flute Trader at Payon (/navi pay_arche 91/134) Summons Falcon when Warg is discharged
Wolf Flute Consumables Universal Rental NPC Requires for Warg Mastery.png Warg Mastery

Special Arrows


All elemental arrows are sold by Arrow Dealers in Payon and Prontera except these and status arrows. Inventor Jaax in Payon Weapon Shop will turn 500 Arrows into a quiver of the same type.

Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Holy Arrow Arrow Holy Arrow Quiver dropped from Agav and Echio in Rachel Sanctuary 4th and 5th floor Stronger version of Silver Arrow and does 5% more damage against Demon-type
Immaterial Arrow Arrow Craft with Yellow Bijou from Gold Acidus in Abyss Lake 2nd and 3rd Floor Extremely effective against Ghost-type

Builds

The stat distributions below serve only as examples. Different players have different equipment and should tweak their stats based on their current equipment.

All PvM Ranger builds should have the same or similar skill tree to this

Early Game / Budget Farming Build


Stats

  • STR 30
  • AGI 120
  • VIT 63
  • INT 61
  • DEX 120
  • LUK 90

Skills

  • Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm: Good AoE skill for clearing and taking out multiple mobs
  • Arrow Shower.png Arrow Shower: AoE knockback. Use this when you are being mobbed by multiple monsters

Equipment

Strategy

Lure monsters carefully and avoid being mobbed with Arrow Shower.png Arrow Shower and Camouflage.png Camouflage.

Arrow Storm Build


Stats

Soloing / Field MvP Hunting

  • STR 1
  • AGI 120
  • VIT 86
  • INT 43
  • DEX 120
  • LUK 90

In Party

  • STR 43
  • AGI 1
  • VIT 86
  • INT 84
  • DEX 130
  • LUK 109

Skills

  • Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm: This skill has a 3.2s Cooldown but doesn't trigger global delay so you can connect your Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm with 1 or 2 Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt before the Cooldown ends.
  • Camouflage.png Camouflage: Staying in Camouflage will increase your ATK and making the first hit more powerful. Try taking advantage of this for your Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm: or Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt on a trapped target.
  • Ankle Snare.png Ankle Snare: Ankle Snare is incredibly useful to immobilize tough monster. A Boss-type without range capability when snared will make all its slaves losing their aggro on the player.

Equipment

Strategy

Pure Arrow Storm.png Arrow Storm build with No Limits.png Unlimit activated can dish out the single highest burst DPS in the game. Very useful for hunting field MvPs and clearing instances like Old Glast Heim or Nightmarish Jitterbug. Despite not gearing toward Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt, a snared large target can take up to over 1,000,000 damage from Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt using high refined Elven Bow [1] , Crimson Bow [2] or Gigantic Bow [1] under the right circumstance.

Aimed Bolt Build


Stats

  • STR The rest
  • AGI 120 (Variable)
  • VIT The rest
  • INT 100 (For +7 Autumn Headband [1] )
  • DEX 120 (Variable)
  • LUK The rest

Kamiden's ASPD Calculator

Skills

  • Camouflage.png Camouflage: Staying in Camouflage will increase your ATK and make the first hit more powerful. Try taking advantage of this when using Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt on a snared target.
  • Ankle Snare.png Ankle Snare: Ankle Snare is incredibly useful to immobilize tough monster. A Boss-type without range capability when snared will make all its slaves losing their aggro on the player.

Equipment

Strategy

While devastating against single target with No Limits.png Unlimit, this build requires heavy support from Maestro and dedicated tank in order to be effective. With adequate support, this is the best build for taking down tanky MvPs in instances

Auto-Warg Build


Stats

  • STR 1
  • AGI 120 (Variable)
  • VIT 31 (Variable)
  • INT 1
  • DEX 120 (Variable)
  • LUK 120 (For Temporal LUK Boots)

Kamiden's ASPD Calculator

Skills

Warg Strike.png Warg Strike: With Lucky Day procced, you will have 100% chance to trigger Warg Strike with every shot

Fear Breeze.png Fear Breeze: Adding extra damage on your Auto-Attack

Equipment

Strategy

Not much to say here, just click on the target and watch the number pop up. Great for taking down MvPs both inside and outside instances. Also don't have to worry about monsters using AGI UP.

Gameplay

Hunting MvP in general


MvPs are tough monsters that have a long respawn time (from 1 to 12 hours) depending on their tier. MvPs can summon slaves, servant monsters that will accompany and fight together with them. Slaves can break away from their master if they are provoked but will be re-summoned back to their master's side if they are too faraway.

MvPs can be immobilized by Ankle Snare.png Ankle Snare and Thorn Trap.png Thorn Trap or hitlocking. Slaves of an immobilized MvP that can't reach a player due to lack of range or out of range will lose their aggro on said player. Also the combo of Ankle Snare.png Ankle Snare and Aimed Bolt.png Aimed Bolt can deal over 1,000,000 damage under right circumstances.

Some MvPs will enter a second phrase when their HP reached a certain threshold (about 30-40%) and start buffing themselves with Power Up or AGI Up which could make them quite troublesome to deal with unless you have high crit rate. To avoid that make sure you can kill it in oneshot while its HP is above this threshold. Also use Ankle Snare to immobilize them and connect your Arrow Storm with an Aimed Bolt to deal tremendous damage. Watch out for Dispell.png Dispell while having No Limits.png Unlimit on.

Farming in General


Avoid being mobbed by a swarm of monsters and bring Thanatos Bow with Hunter Fly card as your main or backup weapon so you won't run out of HP/SP even after reaching over 50% carry weight.

  • Raw Zenny
    • Geffenia: Use @alootid +mastela fruit|+royal jelly|+diamond ring|+gold ring|+little evil wing|+elunium together with @autoloot 5 to get the most out of valuable loots
    • Juperos: Watch out for being swarmed and use Neutral element since monsters there are composed of multiple different element-types
    • Magma Dungeon 2nd Floor: Neutral or Holy element works well here
  • Old Glast Heim
    • Make sure you have decent gears like high refined White Wing Set and Elven Bow [1] or Gigantic Bow [1] . The most important part is gearing up enough to be able to oneshot the pile of Maggots (80k HP in Normal and 160k in Hard) so it is recommended to use Gigantic Bow [1] with Fire Arrow. During the fight with Root of Corruption, stay close to the left wall to avoid its attacks. If you intend to fight Amdarais Hard, bring Headgear with Giearth Card or Cure Status Consumables to deal with AoE Chaos, and Bathory carded Armor to negate its Dark Grand Cross Also bringing dual-client Arch Bishop is a good idea since the buffs are useful and you get extra Temporal Crystals.

Gear Progression


Leveling

Pre-Trans


Lv1 - Lv10

Lv10 - Lv50

Lv50 - Lv70

Lv70 - Lv85

Lv85 - Lv99

  • Gramps (Try getting 400 kills for each monster and DO NOT turn in the quests)

Trans


Pre High Archer

  • Kill some Porings or Lunatics to get to job 10

High Archer

Sniper

  • Turn in the 400 kills quests for Gramps to hit Level 99 and Job Level 70

Ranger