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Greetings, fellow adventurers, and welcome to an in-depth exploration of the Ranger class in the Soul Knight Prequel! In this article, we'll be your guides as we delve into the intricacies of two potent Ranger builds – the Shuriken build and the Arrow Shower build. Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting your journey in the prequel, we've got the tips and tricks to enhance your gaming experience.
What is a Ranger?
Ranger is a Fusion class that focuses on dealing quick, light bursts of ranged damage. The main stats that effects Ranger are Dexterity (DEX) and Strength (STR). It is the fusion of the Thief and Archer Classes. With Ranger, its best to use guns, crossbows and bows as they pair effectively well with this class and synergise well with its passives.
The Soul Knight Prequel introduces two impactful passive skills under the category of "Honed Traits." The first, simply named "Honed Traits," improves your character class traits with no skill points required. It gradually enhances Dodge Chance and Crit Damage as your character levels up.
The second skill, "Death from Afar," unlocks with an investment of 8 Skill Points in both the Thief and Archer classes. This skill grants increased damage when no enemies are nearby, operating within a 6-meter range. Ideal for players who prefer a strategic, ranged playstyle, Death from Afar rewards patience and precise positioning.
Lastly, "Fragmenting Ammo" becomes accessible by spending 16 Skill Points on both Thief and Archer. This skill introduces a dynamic element to combat, as enemies have a chance to discharge ammo fragments upon death, damaging nearby foes. This showcases the versatility of the Ranger class, turning each enemy demise into an opportunity for additional chaos.
Ranger Active Skills
The Active Skills in the Soul Knight Prequel offer a diverse range of abilities for the Ranger class. Here's a summary of each skill:
- Beast Trap:
- Effect: Places a beast trap that immobilizes enemies and draws them together.
- Mana Cost: 4
- Skill Points Required to Unlock: Spend 4 Skill Points on both Thief and Archer.
- Effect: Fires an arrow that splits into damaging fragments upon hitting enemies.
- Mana Cost: 4
- Skill Points Required to Unlock: Spend 8 Skill Points on both Thief and Archer.
- Glaive Throw:
- Effect: Throws multiple glaives that return to you after a certain time.
- Mana Cost: 6
- Skill Points Required to Unlock: Spend 16 Skill Points on both Thief and Archer.
- Rain of Arrows:
- Effect: Initiates a volley of arrows showering the target area for a short duration with a 6m range.
- Mana Cost: 8
- Skill Points Required to Unlock: Spend 24 Skill Points on both Thief and Archer.
These skills showcase the dynamic nature of the Ranger class, providing players with strategic options for various combat scenarios. Depending on your preferred playstyle, you can choose and unlock these active skills by investing skill points in both the Thief and Archer classes.
Shuriken Build: Precision and Agility in Action
In the Shuriken build, we harness the power of precision and agility to unleash a storm of blades upon our foes. Maintain a balanced one-to-one ratio of strength to dexterity in your character's stats. Our recommended Fate Bound set includes Heavy Ordinance, Multi-Shot, and Concentration, allowing you to reduce cooldowns and inundate your adversaries with a relentless barrage of shurikens.
For boss encounters, we suggest a two-piece Buccaneer and a three-piece Medusa setup. The Buccaneer enhances the bludgeoning effect, while Medusa caters to players who prefer a long-range playstyle, dealing more damage the farther you are from your target. The Buccaneer Captain's Naval Cannon stands out as the optimal weapon for this build, delivering devastating blows to your adversaries.
While our build is still in progress and requires additional farming, it's already suitable for Heroic difficulty. Many players who have reached the prestigious Cornelian rank swear by this Shuriken build, showcasing its undeniable strength. However, be cautious, as your HP might unexpectedly drop during intense encounters.
Arrow Shower Build: Raining Arrows from Afar
Switching gears, let's explore the Arrow Shower build, focusing on raining arrows upon your enemies from a safe distance.
Just like in the Shuriken build, maintain a balanced stat distribution with our recommended Fate Bounds – Heavy Ordinance, Multi-Shot, and Lock-On.
For boss encounters, choose between the Buccaneer for its bludgeoning effect or Medusa for increased damage at a distance. If survivability is a concern, the Anubis armor set provides an excellent solution. The Soul Caliber is an incredible primary weapon choice, but if it's unavailable, the Buccaneer Captain's Naval Cannon is a solid alternative.
Embark on your journey in the Soul Knight Prequel, mastering the versatile Ranger class. These builds offer versatility and effectiveness in different scenarios. Experiment, adapt, and find the playstyle that suits you best. Whether you're up close and personal with shurikens or delivering death from a distance with arrows, may your Ranger endeavors be victorious. Happy gaming!