Melee dualwield ranger feedback, guide moved to ranger class section.

Guide here
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/29383

Feedback
Playing melee ranger its funny and strong but need litle tweaking.
1.
Passive tree not balanced.
If i play duelist want use ranged weapons with rangers passives i have fast acces to ranger area in sklltree with 2 projectile damage passives and 1 projectile damage keystone it give me boost of bows, wands and projectile type spells. If i want to use duelist passives with ranger i must use wapons specialisation passives for 1h swords or axes with out keystones.
After geting "Dervish" keystone that give block chance while dual wielding i want have starting duelist melee damage passives but cant avoid shield block passive that useless for my character, change it with shield\dw block please.
2.
Defense.
At this moment for melee ranger and duelist
who wont go for int ES passives possible to exping in chaos only if having "Kaom's Heart" unique. In default league this unique not hard to get, but in hardcore 1st entering chaos with out this armor be finished with transfer to default. Also this makes dex and dex+str defence gear useless. Problem is only percentage hp passives in skilltree and very low base hp of duelist and ranger characters. Problem can be solved if in dex\str area be added keystone like "You gain additional 15 hp per level but cant use skill gems in body armor, max additional hp of this passive is 1000" Kaom's heart must be reworked remove 1000 hp mod and add this keystone as mod.
Also this problem can be solved if armor pieces will have implict mods baced on item tier. HP mods for dex armor, absorb phys damage mods for str armor and absorb magic damage mods for int armor. Or add dex and dex\str uniques that give valuable survivability with Kaom's heart.

3.
DPS

Top rapiers, in papper pecoraro have better dps then dragonbone rapier, but in fact mobs dies faster with dragonbone. Also maybe its my unluck but roll goods mods in dragonbone easer then on pecoraro.

4.
Antispike abilities.
I cant get why immortal call and molten shell is str gems but based on cast speed instead atack speed. Ranger and duelist cant use this skills for prevent damage in fights cause skills have very long cast time and this classes always have interupts cause have very low stun immunity without Kaom's. Granite flask with instant cast gives much more effectiveness than this 2 skills.

0.9.2 Bow dobuble strike ranger.
0.9.3 Bow elemental ranger.
0.9.6 Bow ele+phys ranger.
0.9.8 DW ele+phys ranger.
0.9.9 DW pure phys ranger, dagger ranger.
0.9.12 1h+shield ranger, point blank bow ranger.
Last edited by ykyshaeq on April 24, 2012 7:55 PM
I got no clue how you have enough mana to support all these auras and still do your standard attack?!
You linked Anger with increased duration? Why not reduced mana cost?

What is you current Life?
Aura "fix" = Removing options from the game.
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Torin wrote:
I got no clue how you have enough mana to support all these auras and still do your standard attack?!
You linked Anger with increased duration? Why not reduced mana cost?

What is you current Life?


cleave manacost 29, and 7600 dps if i hit 2+ enemy with it i have full mp all time cause manaleech ring, on energy shield or high hp rares warlord mark very helpfull for mana leech. after using all 3 auras i have 149 mp dont need more. Incresed duration linked to warlord mark its give nothing to Anger and not increase manacost of aura.

My current HP is 3767
0.9.2 Bow dobuble strike ranger.
0.9.3 Bow elemental ranger.
0.9.6 Bow ele+phys ranger.
0.9.8 DW ele+phys ranger.
0.9.9 DW pure phys ranger, dagger ranger.
0.9.12 1h+shield ranger, point blank bow ranger.
Enjoyed the PBE. Shame I don't have access to a key , *hint hint*
Found new offhand, cleave dps 9110, dual strike dps 12995 with it.
0.9.2 Bow dobuble strike ranger.
0.9.3 Bow elemental ranger.
0.9.6 Bow ele+phys ranger.
0.9.8 DW ele+phys ranger.
0.9.9 DW pure phys ranger, dagger ranger.
0.9.12 1h+shield ranger, point blank bow ranger.
Currently following your build, still low level, but having a lot of mana issues. Constantly popping mana flasks after aoeing.
How is chaos for you? Dying alot or is it going ok? I think you should add in your guide that you need to get +49 str from gear to be able to wear your gear since that is what you are missing if you are going to a chaos plate.
Last edited by iiss on April 15, 2012 10:03 PM
Chaos is easy if u have Kaom, dying mb 1 run of 100. About gear, build melee oriented, this mean that u will use heavy belt(20-30 str) and onyx amulet another 14-20 str in default cause it give very good DPS boost also heavy armor pieces and rapiers often have str mods.

UPD changed rings get 1k more dps


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brakthir wrote:
Currently following your build, still low level, but having a lot of mana issues. Constantly popping mana flasks after aoeing.


U have warlord mark, manaleech ring and mana passives below "Bersrking" keystone? Also build oriented for high lvl on 50+ u forgot what is problems with mana.
0.9.2 Bow dobuble strike ranger.
0.9.3 Bow elemental ranger.
0.9.6 Bow ele+phys ranger.
0.9.8 DW ele+phys ranger.
0.9.9 DW pure phys ranger, dagger ranger.
0.9.12 1h+shield ranger, point blank bow ranger.
Last edited by ykyshaeq on April 15, 2012 11:21 PM
Only level 32 right now, no mana leech ring.
It works to daisy-chain several supports to a skill like that ? I always thought the link had to be direct...