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Need help deciding which profession to select in Guild Wars 2? MMO-Mechanics has you covered! Over the next few weeks, we will highlight each profession available with a brief overview of game play, archetype, and other unique characteristics about the profession to help our fans choose the right profession.
The Ranger profession appears to be almost an exact copy of the same profession from the original Guild Wars. Rangers are proficient with ranged weapons, attacking from a distance, and can possess animal companions to attack up close. Rangers are part of the Adventurer category will wear medium armor.
Rangers have their faithful animal companion at their side, which acts as their unique ability. The Ranger will be able to control their pet through a separate UI panel, which will have four skills the pet can use. Up to four pets can travel with the ranger at once, though only one can be active. Fans of the Ranger class from Guild Wars will also remember pets having the ability to evolve into different variations of the same pet type (i.e. Hearty Black Moa, Playful Black Moa) based on certain game criteria. This variation is important as each variation will grant the pet its fourth skill to use (the other three are based on type, such as bear, cat, or bird).
Because the Ranger prefer to attack from a distance, they will use ranged weapons as their preferred choice. Two-handed weapons such as the longbow or shortbow should be familiar to fans. Rangers can opt to wield a one-handed and off-hand combination if the battle comes close, with selections ranging from axes, maces, and even a war horn. When the Ranger attacks underwater, they will use a harpoon gun from a distance, and a spear should melee become inevitable.
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