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The Complete Ranger PvP Build – Neverwinter Mod 22 Dragonbone Vale

Welcome to our Ranger PvP Guide, updated for Mod 22: Dragonbone Vale.

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Rangers are a popular choice for PvP in Neverwinter. They can be built to deal a lot of damage or to survive in combat.

In this guide, we will discuss the best ways to build your ranger for PvP and give you some tips on how to play them effectively.

We will also cover the different gear you should be using, and what enchantments you should put on your weapons and armor.

The purpose of our class guides is not just to show you a build that you can copy and use on your character, but to show you a base build and teach you the mechanics and stats of the game, so you can understand and play your class to its fullest capabilities.

Try different gear, feats, and powers, and learn to tailor your own build for your playstyle. See our guide to making your own build for more info.

  1. Basic Ranger PvP Info
    1. Best Ranger Races
    2. Ability Score Priority
    3. Stat / Rating Priority
  2. Paragon Path Feats, Powers & Rotation
    1. Combat Powers
    2. Feats
    3. Rotation
  3. Boons
  4. Weapons & Gear
  5. Artifacts
  6. Enchantments
  7. Consumables & Buffs
  8. Companions
  9. Mounts

Basic Ranger PvP Info

Below is all the basic information for the Ranger, from race choices to stats.

Other Ranger Builds

Best Ranger Races

What race you play doesn’t play a huge role, but will give you a small boost. Generally, I would advise you to play a race that you enjoy.

Neverwinter Race
  1. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any two Ability Score – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  2. Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any Ability Score – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  3. Human1% Bonus to all stats – +3 To any Ability Score
  4. Tiefling5% + Damage to targets below 50% health – +2 Cha and +2 Con or Int – 10% to reduce damage of target for 5 sec by 2.5%
  5. Gith5% Combat Advantage – +2 Dex and +2 Str or Int – 5% Stamina Regen
  6. Wood Elf – 5% Critical Strike – +2 Dex and +2 Int or Wis – 20% Resistance to Slow
  7. Half-Orc5% 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 Charisma.

Ranger Stat / Rating Priority

The Combat Rework introduced major changes to how stats and item level work, for more info see the official post.

Your cap for each stat is based on your item level. To cap a stat, the numbers of the stat need to be equal to or higher than your item level.

If your stat number is higher than your item level, you are wasting stats and should try to allocate stats differently.

For every 1000 points, a stat is lower than your item level you lose 1% in that stat.

For PvP you should aim to have as high HP and Power as possible. Other stat caps are less important as the amount you need will change depending on your opponents stats.

Offensive Stats

  1. Power (90%)
  2. Critical Strike (90%)
  3. Critical Severity (90%)
  4. Combat Advantage (90%)
  5. Accuracy (90%)

Defensive Stats

  1. Defense (90%)
  2. Deflection (90%)
  3. Critical Avoidance (90%)
  4. Awareness (90%)
  5. Health (90%)

Ranger PvP Paragon Path Feats, Powers & Rotation

This part is all about optimizing the Ranger with the best feats, powers, and boons.

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

Ranger PvP Combat Powers

At-Will Powers:

  • Storm Strike / Penetrating Arrow
  • Clear the Ground / Electric Shot

Encounter Powers:

  • Hindering Strike
  • Marauder’s Rush
  • Boar Charge

Daily Powers:

  • Call of the Storm
  • Forest Ghost

Class Features:

  • Crushing Roots
  • Seeker’s Vengeance

Ranger PvP Feats

  • Focused
  • Storm’s Recovery
  • Blade Hurricane
  • Skirmisher’s Gambit
  • Enhanced Conductivity

Ranger PvP Rotation

Ranger PvP Boons

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

Tier 1 Boons

  • Recruit’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Critical Strike – 0.2% Critical Strike Per Rank
  • Cultist Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Armor Penetration – 0.2% Critical Severity Per Rank
  • Defense – 0.2% Defense Per Rank
  • Demonic Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Lingering Medicine – Increase effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Combat Advantage 0.2% Combat Advantage Per Rank
  • Dino Bulwark0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Lingering FortificationIncrease effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Accuracy – 0.2% Accuracy Per Rank
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Lingering Power – Increase effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Call of Power – 1% Action Point gain per rank
  • Quick Turnaround1% Recovery Speed per rank.

Master Boons

  • Focused Retaliation 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power or Critical Strike
  • Defense – Defense
  • Utility – Healing Potion or Glory Bonus
  • PvP – Enhance Overload: PvP Ward

Campaign: PvP Boons

  • Tier 1 – Health or other stats you are low on
  • Tier 2 – 1 Recharge Speed & 1 Stamina Gain
  • Tier 3 – Role Reversal

Ranger PvP 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.

Note that the best in slot for your build might vary depending on what stats you have.

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.

  • Goristro’s Horns (Avernus Hunts)
  • Blessed Whisper’s Hood of Quiet (Avernus Hunts)
  • Arbiter’s Armet – Bought for Glory and Seals at Kyrian Foss in Trade of Blades

Armor

  • Blessed Bone Devil’s Ribcage (Avernus Hunts)
  • Arbiter’s Breastplate – Bought for Glory and Seals at Kyrian Foss in Trade of Blades

Arms

  • Wristguards of Precipitation
  • Arbiter’s Vambraces – Bought for Glory and Seals at Kyrian Foss in Trade of Blades

Feet

  • Blessed Wisps of the Shadow Demon
  • Boots of the Herald
  • Arbiter’s Greaves – Bought for Glory and Seals at Kyrian Foss in Trade of Blades

Weapons

  • Masterwork Set
  • Scalebreaker’s Wrath
  • Drowned Set
  • Celestial Set
  • Masterwork Set
  • Lionheart Set
  • Grand Alliance Set

Main Hand Modification:

  • Strike / Penetrating Arrow

Offhand Modifications:

  • Forte & whatever stat you need

Rings

  • Band of Air
  • The Red Eye’s Glare
  • The Fallen Lord’s Authority
  • Diamond Ring of Spite +3
  • Ring of Fallen Power +5
  • Bypass Gold Ring
  • Striking Ring of the Veteran / Master

Neck & Waist

  • Demogorgon’s Wrath Set: Heart’s Twine & Sinous Chord
  • Star Set: Starshard Choker & Twinkle of the Stars (Trickster’s Gift)

Shirt

  • Shirt of the Dragon Cult
  • Vale Tunic
  • Upper Pact Brands (Avernus Hunts)

Pants

  • Velvet Pants +1
  • War-Worn Pants
  • Lower Pact Brands (Avernus Hunts)

Ranger PvP Artifacts

Primary Artifact

  • Sigil of the Paladin
  • Wyvern-Venon Coated Knives
  • Halaster’s Blast Scepter
  • Staff of Flowers
  • Envenomed Storyteller’s Journal

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

  • Mythallar Fragment
  • Neverwinter’s Standard
  • Jewel of the North
  • Demogorgon’s Reach

Or choose 3 Storyteller’s Journals for the bonus

  • Frozen Storyteller’s Journal
  • Flayed Storyteller’s Journal
  • Darkened Storyteller’s Journal
  • Envenomed Storyteller’s Journal

Other Artifact Choices

  • Lantern of Revelation
  • Arcturia’s Music Box
  • Trobriands Ring
  • Staff of Flowers
  • Halaster’s Blast Scepter
  • Shard of Orcus’ Wand

Ranger PvP Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind.

If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Offense Enchantments

  • Cobalt Enchantment
  • Garnet Enchantment
  • Citrine Enchantment
  • Amethyst Enchantment
  • Jade Enchantment

Defense Enchantments

  • Garnet Enchantment

Utility Enchantments

  • Garnet Enchantment

Bonus Enchantments

  • Recharge Speed

Combat Enchantments

  • Poisoned Thorn
  • Cursed Burn

Overload Enchantments

  • Mark of the <Insert Class> Ward

Armor Reinforcement Kits

  • Critical Strike or Severity or Accuracy Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

  • Combat Advantage Jewel

Ranger PvP Consumables & Buffs

Consider getting 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.

Pick one from each of the categories below depending on the stats you are lacking.

Invocation Blessing: Grace of Battle / Gift of Awareness / Righteous Boon / Gamber’s Fortune

Stronghold Food: Seared Tuna / Prime Rib / Ratatouille

Event Food: Watermelon Sorbet / Hotwings / Squash Soup / Mochi

Elixir: Wild Storm Elixir

Potion: Superior Flask of Potency +1

Reusable Item: Awakened Forger’s Box > Empowered Chain of Scales > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin

Ranger PvP Companions

Summoned Companion

For your summoned companion you have the choice between using Augmented companions which will make it easier to cap stats or an active combat companion which will do damage.

Augment Companion Choices

This is just a selection of augment companions. Use one that has the stats you need.

  • Owlbear Cub
  • Bulette Pup
  • Deepcrow Hatchling
  • Ioun Stones
  • Quasit

Active Companion Choices

  • Pseudodragon
  • Honey Badger
  • Tomb Spider
  • Spined Devil
  • Kuo-Toa
  • Wayward Wizard (AoE)
  • Regis (AoE)

Enchantment Power

  • Redemption
  • Potency
  • Acute Senses
  • Potent Precision
  • Precision

Companion Powers

Below is a selection of viable companion powers.

Offense Powers

  • Neverwinter Knight (Neverwinter Knight’s Discipline) – 7.5% Outgoing Damage
  • Rimfire Golem’s Presence – 16.000 HP and 2000 Armor Penetration
  • Zhentarim Warlock – 16.000 Hit Points and 4000 Combat Advantage
  • Staldorf – 8000 Combat advantage
  • Deepcrow Hatchling – 8000 Power

Defense Powers

  • Harper bard – 12.000 HP and 15000 Awareness
  • Red Dragon Ioun Stone – 10% Incoming Healing and 8000 HP
  • Alluring Insight – 10% Healing and 2000 Power
  • Monshea Druid’s Wisdom – 16.000 HP and 2000 Critical Avoidance
  • Iron Golem’s Presence – 16.000 HP and 2000 Defense
  • Minstrel – 4000 Power and 2000 Awareness
  • Broom – 4% Critical Severity
  • Splinters – 4% Critical Severity and 2000 Critical Avoidance
  • Green Slime – 8000 Defense
  • Phase Spider – 2000 Critical strike and 4000 combat advantage

Utility Powers

  • Energon – 32.000 Hit Points

Companion Equipment

Double offense slotted “Of the Companion” gear

Companion Enchantment

  • Companion Enchantment

Ranger PvP Mounts

Bolster

When it comes to mounts, you should focus on getting them all to Mythic quality to increase Bolster.

Bolster Contribution depends on the quality of the mount, with Mythic mounts contributing 10% Bolster, this again increases the values of your Equip Power and Combat Power.

Mount Insignia Bonuses

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

Insignia bonuses are mostly down to preference. Some boost damage a bit, and some boost survivability, while others add utility.

  • Barbarian’s Revelry
  • Survivor’s Blessing
  • Survivor’s Gift
  • Knight’s Rebuke
  • Oppressor’s Reprieve
  • Combatant’s Maneuver

Insignia Type

  • Insignia of Dominance
  • Insignia of Brutality
  • Insignia of Aggression

Mount Collars

  • Sturdy Crescent Collar
  • Suportive Crescent Collar
  • Unified Crescent Collar
  • Wayfaring Barbed Collar
  • Unified Regal Collar

Ranger PvP Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

  • Ferocious Predator (Power & Critical Severity)
  • Stalwart – (Hit Points)
  • Ferocious Predator (Power & Critical Severity)
  • Armor Breaker (Critical Severity)
  • Rapid Accuracy (Accuracy)
  • Precision (Critical Strike & Severity)
  • Ruthless Efficiency (Critical Strike
  • Dominant Force (Power)

Mount Combat Power:

  • Aurel Armament (Swift Golden Lion)
  • Tunnel Vision (Several)
  • Giant Toad Tongue Lash

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Ranger PvP guide, please leave a comment below!