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Tearing or PW?


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I have my main skills all maxed and now can pick Tearing Arrow II or PW II (or Pinpoint II). Which is best and why?

 

 

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Save skill points for awakening :)

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id get Tearing Arrow, i have it up to rank 3 and its great in pvp for blowing people up from afar. Its very situational, but it definitely the most bursty skill in a ranger's kit.

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if you have "everything maxed" then you either have low skill points or have alot of useless skills.

 

you just need red shotgun, tearing arrow 3, will of wind maxed, blasting gust, explosive evasive shot, and... infinite masteries maxed now. decending current maxed if you do node wars.

 

penetrating wind is useless now, razor wind is also useless

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if you have "everything maxed" then you either have low skill points or have alot of useless skills.

 

you just need red shotgun, tearing arrow 3, will of wind maxed, blasting gust, explosive evasive shot, and... infinite masteries maxed now. decending current maxed if you do node wars.

 

penetrating wind is useless now, razor wind is also useless

I said I had my main skills maxed. I have Red Shotgun, BG, EES, Infinite Masteries all maxed. I am looking at what to add next. I had PW maxed until the nerf and I dropped it completely. So the question for me is whether the snipe capability of Tearing is any good or If PW has any value. I probably have what you would call wasted skill points in Razor Wind which I use to snipe mobs that are single. So maybe that is what Tearing is for and i should switch over.

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yeah its that simple

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Refer to my notes on the skills and you can decide which to use until awakenings weapons and skills come out.  

I recommend tearing arrow iii over pw in its current state. 

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Refer to my notes on the skills and you can decide which to use until awakenings weapons and skills come out.  

I recommend tearing arrow iii over pw in its current state. 

Found your guide in the Read this first section. I think I have your exact build except for RW instead of TA. Thanks!

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Found your guide in the Read this first section. I think I have your exact build except for RW instead of TA. Thanks!

Mind if I ask your thoughts on RW? I personally found it too slow to be used as a "DPS" skill compared to Descending Current's superior range and damage. The mana regen was nerfed to not be useful as utility. The CC was also underwhelming compared to the many forms of PvE knockdowns you get. 

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I used RW while leveling. It has a lack of dmg and it immobilizes you. So especially in PvP so that's a problem because a still ranger is a dead ranger.

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Mind if I ask your thoughts on RW? I personally found it too slow to be used as a "DPS" skill compared to Descending Current's superior range and damage. The mana regen was nerfed to not be useful as utility. The CC was also underwhelming compared to the many forms of PvE knockdowns you get. 

I have it only to use against single opponents fleeing, single mobs and bosses. It has served me well for that narrow use, but I keep reading that Tearing is way better for that. My original build had PW but that had to go after the nerf and I swapped those points for RW mainly because it was faster to cast than Tearing. But since I am using it on single mobs who approach or on bosses or single opponents fleeing, Tearing may work after all.

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I maxed out razor wind due to my excessive amount of SP, but honestly the only use for RW -> PW combo is on field bosses, although it is a very effective method to get high score on field bosses for two reasons:

1) RW has increased accuracy so its easier to hit the bosses

2) There's a criteria for gathering "points" while fighting field bosses and that is consistent DPS output, which means that u cannot stop dpsing for a extended period time.

TA is much better for PvP cause it hits like a truck, but then again, u gotta charge it for like 200 years before u can shoot anyone.

 

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