Quote (GodisLove @ Oct 11 2017 03:11pm)
Leveling through the acts is so boring, I don't get these speed runners :(
It's more of learning how to get a cookie cutter way of leveling. Tips & Tricks type stuff.
I found that the ultimate solution to leveling a ranger- if you are going bow is to absolutely use 2 4-links.
barrage absolutely SHITS on everything 4-linked with Barrage Point Blank(The support gem) Phy Proj Dmg and added lightning
- Skip on the added lightning for Chance to Bleed if your bow is physical.
Also- as soon as you hit 28. Grab Poachers mark, it's just insane against bosses. LGOH + MGOH + MORE dmg.
Shrapnel shot is pretty much better than lightning arrow- and split arrow chain is better than LA roth's reach
Shrapnel shot loses potency at about act 4 where mobs are kinda spread out a little.
if I were to do it all again, which I probably will- I would of done this skill tree instead
Instead I did this:
Static electricity isn't that good tbh.
Also; Death's harp isn't that great either. I don't have a solid solution for AOEing act 5- because god knows there is a shit ton of it.
I'm switching between a Roth's Reach for the +1 Chain and a Death's Harp for raw damage
Being that I'm not going crit, there isn't much of a difference between the 2. Death's Harp obviously is superior for flat dmg for barrage.
I think I will do an Ice Bite setup next time for aoe clear
Shrapnel Shot, Ice Bite, WED, Phy Proj (GGGR)
HoIce + Hatred, not sure about hatred. Reserves way too much mana for the leveling process. Pretty much dropped my auras and just am using HoT. I should of went back for a herald of ice.
if Melee had a projectile attack like barrage- I would consider just going cleave or something like that- but shrapnel shot 1-30 is pretty much the best IMO.
Transmuted a bow & 2 iron rings, used a quillrain at 5- but it didn't do much beside sustain my mana and felt slightly better than the blue bow. Could definitely shred content- but when you have damage nodes it's not a big deal- especially with a 4-link that early.
I wish Orb of Bindings
were more common in the early-game.
Hell, I'm down for it being a QUEST DROP from killing The Summoner in the Mud Flats side zone