I want to play a Ranger ...

Share your strategies here.
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 1472
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:49 pm

I want to play a Ranger ...

Post by tangar »

Ranger has a lot of roads... Some of them could lead to the taverns with best beer! Also we like animals very much, especially with pepper! // Archma I miss your humorous forewords... :D
If someone wanted to make a Ranger what would be a good choice ?
What should we NOT do !!! What is recommended ? What is your favourite build ?
Share the Knowledge ><
Personal notes:

I didn't play ranger for a long time cause I feared that this class is too mediocre in everything. But it is ok actually.

Start with ranger (English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gace5fWQM0Q
Second part (in Rus): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtVZGLdzvD4
Potions hunt (En): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMZAAVrsDTc
Lvlup (Rus): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBMsg_lfn4o

Ranger - one of the most good balanced classes; they could be very vertisile. You even do not need to put skillpoints to fighting skill to be 'acceptable' with it. I had bow-ranger and it was hard to kill some monsters without interception (I had calmness). Especially it was hard to deal with Saruman - he was reflecting, healed all the time.. So the only way to kill it - switch to melee. I took my arty sword with life leech and even without any skillpoints in swords were able to finish him (wasn't easy, but still).

Some mobs was even more hard, like Nyogtha - she teleported away from death a several times in a row and I had to forfeight eventually..

Saruman & Nyogtha (En): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iRI2ZnShL0

Sad that I died cause of fatal randomness at lvl 44: http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21600
Vid (Rus): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7woQQ1iIvSQ

If random wouldn't kill me, I would say that it was quite possible to get to lvl 50 at least even with such 'exotic' bow-build :)

But I would suggest do not take bow-build, because of a lot of reflecting monsters, it's seems much more reliable to get traditional weapon-intercept build with any good magic (fire, why not :D

And small suggestion (already /rfed it) - give 'perceive noise' technique instead of tracking animals... Ranger is quite hard class and it would be nice to have at least something, small additional useful thing
Tangar's tileset, addon, guides & maps: English TomeNET page ||||||| Russian TomeNet page
http://youtube.com/GlazGame — streams in English // http://youtube.com/StreamGuild — streams in Russian
My chars @ angband.oook.cz

Post Reply