[1.2.3] maxBo's Physical Ranger Guides (VIDEOS//CRIT&NON-CRIT//SPLIT&TORNADO//CoC+EK//HC-VIABLE))

*** STARTED BEYOND LEAGUE WITH ‘DEFENSIVE CRIT BUILD’ LVL70 ATM ***

Hi Together,
here are my Guides for all the Physical Rangers out there! They are very flexible and one of the top-visited guides at the Ranger Section! Keep Questions in this thread and enjoy it!
These Videos are my first attempt in recording and uploading Gamevideos! Trying to improve the quality!

Non-Crit-Build VIDEOS:
1. LVL71 MAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LVuEl8F7SE&feature=youtu.be
2. LVL71 MAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSbWzxfCFUo&feature=youtu.be

Crit-Build VIDEOS:
LVL69 Map: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO60ZON0GE8&feature=youtu.be
LVL71 Map: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2I7g8IblIw&feature=youtu.be

1.2 NON-Critical Strike Build

The New Physical Ranger: SKILLTREE



Highlights:
- Life: 168%
- Life Regen: 2%
- Life Leech: 2%
- DMG: 472% (Physical, Bow physical, projectiles)
- Mana Increase: 28%
- Mana Leech: 2
- Massive Attack Speed
- Strengh: 74
- Intelligence: 64
- Flexible: Acrobatics or Iron Reflexes

Bandits:
- Grab 40Life, +18% DMG and the Skillpoint! If you want to Play with FrenzySkill + Charges pick the Frenzy Charge!

Gem Setup:
Split Arrow:
6L: Split Arrow + FasterAttacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Chain + Added Fire DMG + Free
5L: Split Arrow + FasterAttacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Chain + Added Fire DMG
4L: Split Arrow + FasterAttacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Chain
Gems used: //follows

Tornado Shot:
6L: Tornado Shot + FasterAttacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + GMP + Added Fire DMG + Free
5L: Tornado Shot + FasterAttacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + GMP + Added Fire DMG
4L: Tornado Shot + FasterAttacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + GMP
Gems used: //follows

Frenzy or Puncture:
6L: Frenzy or Puncture + Faster Attacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Added Fire Damage + FREE + FREE
5L: Frenzy or Puncture + Faster Attacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Added Fire Damage + FREE
4L: Frenzy or Puncture + Faster Attacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Added Fire Damage
Gems used: //follows

Survivabillity:
4L: CWDT (~lvl10) + Immortal + Increased Duration + Enduring Cry (If you got Acrobatics, need of a R-R-R-R Item)
4L: CWDT (~lvl10) + Immortal + Molten Shell + Enduring Cry (If you got Iron Reflexes, need of a R-R-R-R Item)
Gems Used:


For more Surviveabillity put LifeLeech into Frenzy/Puncture-Setup and Life Gain on Hit into SplitArrow/Tornado Shot-Setup

Auras & Curses
- All Auras linked to Reduced Mana Gem 20/20 ofc ;)
- We can use Grace Aura or Hatred! (Depends on if you need DPS or Defense)
- If you go Iron Reflexes maybe Determinition Aura is better than Grace! Try it out
- With good Gear(+Mana) and +% on Tree we are able to sustain 2 Auras
- Link Projectile Weakness e.g. to Auras and Reduced Mana Gem
- Herald of Ash is an alternative to Hatred Aura!
- Everything else is welcome from Partys ;) ;)

1.2 Critical Strike Builds!


Defensive: SKILLTREE
”Levelguide”

Skilltree with lvl 10
-Get Iron Rings
-Switch to Rain of Arrows Skill as soon as possible!
-Skip the Beyond Spawns, not worth it!
-Do the Ledge till lvl10 and go on! (We are on Hardcore league, we dont have to rush!)

Skilltree with lvl 27
- Switch to LightningArrow + Lesser multiple Projectiles! (LMP gem quest reward arround lvl21)
- Try to get as much Resis as possible
- Flasks I use: 2x Life, 2xMana, 1x Quicksilver

Skilltree with lvl 40
- Switch to TornadoShot + Lesser multiple Projectiles! (Tornado shot quest reward in sarn ~lvl30)
- single Target: Burning Arrow! ..You can use Frenzy too....up to u!
- Try to get as much Resis as possible
- Flasks stays as above: 2x Life, 2xMana, 1x Quicksilver
- Cant use Grace Aura so far!
- Started with lvl40 Cruel! (dont rush we are in beyond :D )
- Feeling smooth so far...!

Skilltree with lvl 50
- Single Target: Frenzy!
- Use Clarity Aura for Manareg
- Try to get as much Resis as possible + Life
- Flasks I use: 2x Life, 2xMana, 1x Quicksilver
- Cruel Act3 now

Skilltree with lvl 60
- Single Target: 3l Frenzy so far....
- Use Clarity Aura for Manareg + Grace Aura
- Try to get as much Resis as possible + Life
- Flasks I use: 2x Life, 2xMana, 1x Quicksilver
- Merci Act2 now
- 4l Tornadoshot + Faster + Added Fire + Lesser Multiple Projectiles
- Heading for Crit Nodes now!
- Thinks getting taffer but feeling smooth

Skilltree with lvl 70
- Single Target: 4l Frenzy....didn get Puncture :D
- Aoe: 4l SplitArrow + CritDMG + Faster + Chain
- You can do Tornadoshot but i didnt get GMP
- Max. Resis is a must!
- Flasks: Evasion Flask, 2 Life Flasks, 1 Mana Flask, Quicksilver Flask (Get remove Bleeding on that flasks)
- Went for the first lvl66-70 Maps
- Got Harbinger bow CritChance ~40%
- Heading for Attackspeed cause i will use harbinger bow
- HP 3.800
- Auras: Grace + Herald of Ash
- From now on level level level! Try to get Chaos Resis up aswell for that horrible beyond mobs :D

Life: 192%
DMG: 245% (Physical, Bow physical, projectiles)
CC: 410%

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Offensive: SKILLTREE
Life: 158%
DMG: 330% (Physical, Bow physical, projectiles)
CC: 450

Bandits:
- Grab 40Life, +18% DMG and the Skillpoint! If you want to Play with FrenzySkill + Charges, pick the Frenzy Charge!

Gem Setup:
Split Arrow:
6L: Split Arrow + FasterAttacks + Chain + IncreaseCriticalChance + Increased Critical Damage + Inc. Physi. Attack/Added Fire
5L: Split Arrow + FasterAttacks + Chain + IncreaseCriticalChance + Increased Critical Damage
4L: Split Arrow + FasterAttacks + Chain + Increased Critical Damage
Gems used: //follows

Tornado Shot:
6L: Tornado Shot + FasterAttacks + GMP + IncreaseCriticalChance + Increased Critical Damage + Inc. Physi. Attack/Added Fire
5L: Tornado Shot + FasterAttacks + GMP + IncreaseCriticalChance + Increased Critical Damage
4L: Tornado Shot + FasterAttacks + GMP + Increased Critical Damage
Gems used: //follows

GemSetup CoC + EK
Recommended for CoC + EK
- lvl75+
- 5L Item
- CC >= 30%

Split Arrow:
6L: Split Arrow + CoC + EK + Chain + Faster Attacks + IncreaseCriticalChance
5L: Split Arrow + CoC + EK + Chain + Faster Attacks
4L: Split Arrow + CoC + EK + Chain
Gems used: //follows

Tornado Shot:
6L: Tornado Shot + CoC + EK + GMP + Faster Attacks + IncreaseCriticalChance
5L: Tornado Shot + CoC + EK + GMP + Faster Attacks
4L: Tornado Shot + CoC + EK + GMP
Gems used: //follows

Frenzy or Puncture:
6L: Frenzy or Puncture + Faster Attacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Critical Chance + Critical Damage + Added Fire Damage
5L: Frenzy or Puncture + Faster Attacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Critical Chance + Critical Damage
4L: Frenzy or Puncture + Faster Attacks + Inc. Physi. Attack + Critical Chance
Gems used: //follows

Survivabillity:
4L: CWDT (~lvl10) + Immortal + Increased Duration + Enduring Cry (If you got Acrobatics, need of a R-R-R-R Item)
4L: CWDT (~lvl10) + Immortal + Molten Shell + Enduring Cry (If you got Iron Reflexes, need of a R-R-R-R Item)
Gems Used:


For more Surviveabillity put LifeLeech into Frenzy/Puncture-Setup and Life Gain on Hit into SplitArrow/Tornado Shot-Setup

Auras & Curses
- All Auras linked to Reduced Mana Gem 20/20 ofc ;)
- We can use Grace Aura or Hatred! (Depends on if you need DPS or Defense)
- If you go Iron Reflexes maybe Determinition Aura is better than Grace! Try it out
- With good Gear(+Mana) and +% on Tree we are able to sustain 2 Auras
- Link Projectile Weakness e.g. to Auras and Reduced Mana Gem
- Herald of Ash is an alternative to Hatred Aura!
- Everything else is welcome from Partys ;) ;)

Item Guide

Chest:

- Evasion
- Life
- Tri Resis

Helmet:

- Evasion
- Life
- Tri Resis

Boots:

- Evasion or Movement Speed
- Life
- Tri Resis
- Maybe Stats (Strengh / Int)

Gloves:

- Evasion
- Life
- Attack Speed
- Physical DMG
- Tri Resis
optional: Mana/Life Leech
For Crit Build take unique Maligaros Gloves

Quiver for Crit Build:


Quiver for Non-Crit-Build:
- Life
- High Physical DMG
Everything else is optional

Accessoires:

- Life
- Resis
- Life / Mana Leech
- Mana
- Stats (Strengh / Int)
For Crit Build: Critchance + Crit Multiplier

Bow:

- Physical DMG ( % and Flat)
Everything else is welcome!
For Crit-Builds i reccomen a got Harbinger Bow!

Ingame: maxboo
Last edited by maxboo on September 30, 2014 6:34 PM
updated a lil bit
Ingame: maxboo
I love it! :)

Any special reason why you go for iron reflexes and not evasion style? I mean sure you get 1 extra frenzy charge, but acrobatics and ondars guile would free up so freakin many points :) (you ofc not use Lioneyes then). My guess would be you feel chain + Iron reflexes makes phys reflect easier to deal with, in combination with CWDT.

Also if you go for influence + charisma you will have 30% of your total mana pool ready for use :) Wouldn't that be somewhat superior to the increased max mana pool (provided you have enough leech of course) :)

Spoiler
http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgIBAF4B0QR-BbUILgzyDkgPqxGWFfAZihmOGo8hdiQ8JP0mlSepKlstgy9vMHwx-jIBMpQ2PTnUOlg-z0lRUUdVS1ptX-Fh4mKsayRtbG17b_JwUnC7cNV293fXfXV_An8rf8aGzocZiGuMNo19jb-VBZXplwabJpuNnaOdqqCfoSKhpKJApcum4Kdcp9Sqf6q4r-uxMLIZtUi7473mwFHEosqpz3rSGdN-1CPVANaK1p3W0dkT2cbcFeHb44TnVOd06NbrFO2D8EL0-Pba-WP7Cfyr_rr-yA==


something along these lines (extra projectile nodes for extra EK dmg)

Also added fire dmg and hatred boosts both fire dmg and EK dmg :)
Last edited by Frankenberry on February 9, 2014 4:07 AM
Hey Bro thanks for the feedback....

First of all, with this build you can experiment a lot. I used Regret orbs worth about 5ex to come to this build. It was a normal Physical Split Arrow Build. You can easly take out the CoC and EK and put other Gems in so you are only a typical Crit/SA Ranger. Or you use LA...it works too ;)

1. Your Skilltree has 60% lesser Life-%-increase ....thats a HUGE load! That would be 1500-2000 Life on my Character :D :D

2. I just Like Iron Reflexes. Chain + Armor = I feel safe :D . You can sure try to spec into Evasion...try it, but ofc you cant use LG than. This would suck for me cause you need than Accuracy Stat(! :)

3. Aura Nodes: Thats exactly what i experimented with! (the many regret orbs ;D) You need about 8 Points to spec into influence + charisma and what comes out? You cant barely sustain mana with 2 Auras. You also would need Alphas howl where you have no +Life suffix! (even more more lifedecrease). You get hatred...ok....more dps...but this aura has everyone turned on in partys :D :D . If you play solo believe me, you will have enough DPS for clrearing the map efficent. Thats why I grab the +Mana/+Life nodes and not the "ManaGeyser" next to "charisma" they are extremly strong. Outcome +24% Mana, + 18% Life, +20 INT in 5 Points...you can run only 1 Aura but you are able to sustain mana :)

4. Ofc instead of Faster Attacks you can add "Adde fire dmg gem".....as you wish!! But i like the attackspeed..it feels SO MUCH smoother, believe me :D

5. I also speced ones into the +8% Projectiles nodes....you can do so if you have Points left.

Greeeeze Max
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I did dominus as well on lvl78 map....but i had to switch some gear (lifeleech on gear, lifeleech gem for frenzy and Lifeo n hit for split arrow) etc......

But overall you need nice gear mit much life, resis etc....but you need that on any build to master those bosses i gues :D
Ingame: maxboo
Hello. I'm using Split Cast-on-Crit EK build too.

But I quickly ran out of mana with standart bows, even using clarity, so I switched to blood magic support at level ~50. Using Scion class as base.
Spoiler
http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgAAA5YFtQzyFSAV8Bm0JP0qTSzpMHEwfDGeMgk1kjY9OdQ6QjsoPs8_J0rIS3hN41FHWlJgQ2NDbEZuPW6qb_JwUnDVcmx9dYMJiGuI8Y19jb-bXaCfoaSly6ZXp9Somqluqn-quKxZr6e18rvjvebAUcSixqLK082Y037UI9UA3BXdqN7G4dvjhOdU6mLvevKX8-r2o_lj-rH-j_66_sg=

I know this build is strange, but I theorycrafted it myself, this is my first 50+ build. I have 6 unallocated passives at the moment, planning to drop acrobatics and grab Iron Reflexes and some life nodes. Then I'll get 6L chest.

My current gear (mostly crap):
Spoiler


Need upgrade for helm; boots and amulet are only for int, since I accidentally leveled up Critical Weakness and cannot use it anymore without decent int gear. Maybe I will scour it in near future.

I use Banquet for even more critical chance, currently my crit-meter shows me ~1.8 crits per second with full frenzy charges, assuming power charges changing from 0 to 5 being around 2.5 for purpose of calculation. If I'll pick Harbinger bow with good stats there will be ~2 cps maximum, so I'm not getting it. I rely completely on crits.

Running Hatred, also have Grace+Determination on my groupmate.

My build clears 66 maps really well, being in party with dominator, shooting behind meat wall. I can destroy packs even without my mate's help. But almost any strike I don't dodge brings me down to 50% hp, I'm true glass cannon. And I can't kill solo mobs.

Any tips here?

PS: added video, Merc Docks, PC lvl 67 http://youtu.be/s8l9876XdLI
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Last edited by Kaskar on February 9, 2014 9:48 PM
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maxboo wrote:
You need about 8 Points to spec into influence + charisma and what comes out? You cant barely sustain mana with 2 Auras. You also would need Alphas howl where you have no +Life suffix!

Not flaming, I'm just not understanding how you have mana issues when you have leech and good physical damage. I'm running 3 auras without Alpha's Howl and never run out. Since my resists come from auras, I can put other stuff on my gear.

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Kaskar wrote:
My build clears 66 maps really well, being in party with dominator, shooting behind meat wall. I can destroy packs even without my mate's help. But almost any strike I don't dodge brings me down to 50% hp, I'm true glass cannon. And I can't kill solo mobs.

Any tips here?

It kind of comes with the territory, IMO. The thing I like most about this game is that it's balanced. So you either have really good offense, defense or a mix. You also mentioned gear upgrades, which I think would address a lot of your issues. If you're already doing enough damage, maybe give some up for better armor, more life and/or energy shield.

As for solo mobs: Just because you have SA with CoC doesn't mean you use it all the time for everything. Pick a secondary attack for bosses. I do Puncture with Increased Physical Damage and Crit Multiplier. Most rares/bosses bleed out in 1-2 shots.
Last edited by feyith on February 9, 2014 9:13 PM
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feyith wrote:
As for solo mobs: Just because you have SA with CoC doesn't mean you use it all the time for everything. Pick a secondary attack for bosses. I do Puncture with Increased Physical Damage and Crit Multiplier. Most rares/bosses bleed out in 1-2 shots.


I use Quill Rain. And I added a video, I'd appreciate if you'll look through it. Lvl 67, Mecr Docks.
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Last edited by Kaskar on February 9, 2014 9:48 PM
I think the biggest problem with Quill Rain is you really need enough life and mana on hit to make it work. I don't understand what you mean by this:

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Kaskar wrote:
currently my crit-meter shows me ~1.8 crits per second with full frenzy charges, assuming power charges changing from 0 to 5 being around 2.5 for purpose of calculation. If I'll pick Harbinger bow with good stats there will be ~2 cps maximum, so I'm not getting it.

Something I noticed in your video is those single target mobs get too close to you. Just give this a try: grab a Harbinger bow off the ground and craft with it. Even something crummy will make you proc EK the same number of times per second due to the increased crit chance and give you way higher base DPS than your Quill Rain, especially against singles. If you're worried about attack speed, the OP uses a Lioneye's and Frenzy.
Last edited by feyith on February 9, 2014 10:12 PM

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