Neverwinter Class Guides 1

The Complete Ranger Build – Neverwinter Mod 16 Undermountain

Neverwinter-ranger-build

THIS GUIDE IS STILL BEING WORKED ON

Welcome to our Ranger Guide, updated for mod 16: Undermountain and Level 80. In this guide, we will give you tips and info on how to play the Ranger class, previously called the Hunter Ranger.

The Ranger is a melee & ranged DPS class, with a lot of crowd control abilities as well.

It is recommended that you go with the Warden Paragon Path.

This Ranger guide is meant as a general guideline. To get the most out of your character, tailor him or her to your playstyle. The Neverwinter Reddit is a good place to start if you want to learn more about your class. More

builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.

Ranger Guide Index

Basic Ranger Info

Best Ranger Races

  1. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn – 3% + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  2. Dragonborn – 3% HP + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  3. Wood Elf: 1% Critical Chance. +2 Dex and Wis. 10% Resistance to Slow
  4. Drow: Darkfire (Defense Reduction Proc). +2 Dex and +2 Wis or Cha. Trance (Heal quicker at camps)
  5. Half-Orc – 5% Crit Severity – +2 Dex and +2 Con or Str – 10% Movement Speed for 3 sec when entering combat

Ranger Ability Score Priority

Put all your available Ability Scores into Strength and Dexterity.

Ranger Stat / Rating Priority

Accuracy (Caps at 66k) > Armor Penetration (Caps at 66k) > Crit Chance (Caps at 61k) > Power (No Cap) > Combat Advantage (Caps at 106)

Ranger Paragon Path & Powers

ranger warden build
Warden is the current recommended Paragon path for Rangers.

Ranger Warden Combat Powers

At-Will Powers: Storm Strike / Penetrating Arrows & Clear the Ground / Electric Shot

Encounter Powers: Hindering Shot / Hindering Strike – Marauder’s Rush / Marauder’s Escape – Constricting Arrows / Steel Breeze

Daily Powers: Forest Ghost & Snipe

Class Features: Blade Storm & Aspect of the Serpent

Ranger Warden Feats

  • Focused
  • Storm’s Recovery
  • Blade Hurricane
  • Skirmisher’s Gambit
  • Nature’s Envoy

Ranger Boons

You should always choose boons based on what stats you currently need. Therefor a selection of several viable boons is available to you for each tier.

Tier 1 Boons

  • Recruit’s Training – 250 Power
  • Critical Strike – 250 Crit
  • Cultist Bulwark – 1000 HP

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 250 Power
  • Armor Penetration – 250 Armor Penetration
  • Demonic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Demonic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. demons.

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training – 250 Power
  • Combat Advantage – 250 Combat Advantage
  • Dino Bulwark – 1000 HP

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 250 Power
  • Accuracy – 250 Accuracy
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Necrotic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. undead.

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Focused Precision – 1% Crit Severity per rank
  • Call of Power – 1% Action Point gain per rank
  • Quick Turnaround – 1% Recovery Speed per rank.

Master Boons

  • Blood Lust 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power
  • Defense – Hit Points

Ranger Weapons & Gear

If you are new to Neverwinter and need to know how to get better gear and increase your item level, check out our Gearing Up Guide.

The best way to gear up in Neverwinter is by making a lot of Astral Diamonds, check out our Astral Diamond Guide to learn all the secrets of AD farming.

If you want to plan out your character and see what items are available the Neverwinter Character Simulator is a great tool.

Head

Armor

Arms

Feet

Weapons

Main Hand Modification:

Offhand Modifications:

Rings

Neck & Waist

Shirt

Pants

Ranger Artifacts

Primary Artifact

Secondary Artifacts

Ranger Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind. For example, if you’ve capped Crit with your gear and boons, don’t get azure enchantments for your offense slots. If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Offence Enchantments

Brutal Enchantment – Black Ice Enchantment – Cruel Enchantment – Viscious Enchantment – Savage Enchantment

Defence Enchantments

Dark Enchantment – Radiant Enchantment – Wicked Enchantment

Armor Enchantments

Barkshield Enchantment

Weapon Enchantments

Vorpal Enchantment

Overload Enchantments

Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor > Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing > Black / Red Dragon Glyph

Armor Reinforcement Kits

Accuracy Kit – Armor Penetration Kit – Critical Strike Kit – Power Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

Combat Advantage Jewel

Ranger Consumables & Buffs

Consider to get VIP for the Power of VIP HP buff if you aren’t already. Also always stand in campfires to get the +1 ability campfire buff.

Get one from each of the rows below:

  • Empowered Chain of Scales (Best in Slot) > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin
  • Wild Storm Elixir > Elixir of Fate
  • Squash Soup > Watermelot Sorbet

Ranger Companions

Companions changed a lot in mod 16, so the information below is not yet complete.

Summoned Companion

Bulette Pup or Quasit

Bolster

You will want to maximise your Bolster by having more of the same type of companion as your summoned companion, up to 15% Bolster.

Companion Powers

There is a lot of viable Companion powers to choose from. Generally, choose powers for the stats you are needing. This section will be updated further.

Companion Choices

  • Deepcrow Hatchling
  • Kenku Archer
  • Ghost
  • Mercenary
  • Neverember Guard Archer
  • Minstrel

Companion Equipment

Bold / Fierce / Heroic of the Companion

of Adorable Licks / Bites

Companion Runestones

Enigmatic – Arcane – Profane – Empowered – Recondite

Ranger Mounts

When choosing a Legendary Mount for the Mount Powers, look for a mount that has both a useful equip and combat power. The best choices for a first legendary mount as a Ranger is a Swarm or a Tenser’s Floating Disk.

What other mounts you use is not that important. What is important is to get the right insignia bonuses, and many different mounts can offer the various bonuses. To find out what mount has the bonus you want, check out our Insignia Bonus Guide.

All classes and specs should consider using Wanderer’s Fortune before you have refined all your gear and enchantments, for extra refinement every day.

Ranger Mount Insignia Bonuses

Assassin’s Covenant – Protector’s Camaraderie –  Artificer’s Persuasion – Sheperd’s Devotion – Cavalry’s Warning

Insignia Type

Aggression – Brutality – Mastery – Dominance – Skill

Ranger Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

5000 or 10000 Power / Critical Strike / Armor Penetration / Accuracy

Mount Combat Power:

Bat Swarm (Swarm) (Best in Slot) > Tenser’s Transformation

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Ranger guide, please leave a comment below! More info about the Ranger class can be found at The Neverwinter Reddit. More builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.

1 Comment

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    chris
    May 17, 2019

    So I see the option for warden when will you come out with the option for hunter?

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