The Ranger is viewed as one of the most versatile characters in the game. Viewed as being one with nature, their attributes reflect this as they use Nature Rituals. They have the handy and very cool ability to tame animals and use them in battles as their pet. The Ranger is very much a marksman and as such, should generally stay away from close combat. This is to make use of their great long ranged skills so they should generally be equipped with weapons such as a bow. Their role on the battlefield is kind of as bait, shooting one well placed arrow to draw in the enemy and continue to shoot as your partners take up the other roles needed. Using a Ranger effectively you can easily kill enemies without ever taking damage, it all depends on how you use them in combination with strategic planning.
For each rank of Expertise, the Energy cost of your Attack skills, Preparations, and Traps decreases by 4%. Several skills, especially those related to Energy costs and skill recharge times, become more effective with higher Expertise.
Marksmanship increases the damage you do with bows and your chance to inflict a critical hit when using a bow. Many Ranger skills, especially bow attack skills, become more effective with higher Marksmanship.
 Wilderness Survival
No inherent effect. Many Ranger skills, especially Rituals, Preparations, and Traps, become more effective with higher Wilderness Survival.
 Beast Mastery
Beast Mastery increases the damage dealt by your animal companion and its chance to inflict a critical hit. Many Ranger skills, especially those related to making you animal companion stronger, become more effective with high Beast Mastery.
 Character Combinations
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