Xbox – Steph Curry Hunter Ranger (High Damage/Control Trapper)
So first things first … stop spec’ing your Hunter for only range or only melee right now; trapper is the only way we are going to start earning respect in epic dungeons. Help me, help you, which will then help me. My max damage in a dungeon is 53 million in Castle Never (had a Wizard and Rogue with us that had higher gear scores but did less damage). I just recently did the Spellplagued dungeon with 4 DPS characters and 1 Tank and topped the damage charts there despite having the lowest gear score in the group. But this build offers support in addition to it’s insane damage output and excellent survivability. It can also be used in PvP, usually with great success.
Everyone’s ideal group (on Xbox) seems to be GF, DC, TR, CWx2 … and everyone is wrong. I guarantee you will out DPS any Rogue or Wizard and also rival the control abilities of Wizards by using this trapper build. We are calling this the “Steph Curry Hunter Ranger” build because we will constantly be crossing up monsters and players just before we step back for the thr—I mean kill. Put your at-will powers away because we are spamming encounters until the drakes come home. So let’s begin …
I chose Stormwarden (at level 30) because of the Twin-Blade Storm power. You could go Pathfinder if you think the Hunters Teamwork at-will power provides more utility in boss fights and PvP.
Hindering Shot / Hindering Strike
Constricting Arrow / Steel Breeze
Fox’s Cunning / Fox Shift (I use Binding Arrow / Oak Skin during some boss fights because Shift’s teleporting can get you into trouble at times)
Seismic Shot (I am playing around with Forest Ghost but still prefer Seismic Shot in most situations.)
Aspect of the Serpent
Twin-Blade Storm (Aspect of the Pack is an alternative that helps the entire team. I still plan on using TBS in PvP and in dungeons while not in a boss fight. If you prefer AotP over TBS, then you should go Pathfinder and use Hunters Teamwork … still recommend Stormwarden for PvPers but I am tempted to go Pathfinder now)
***you can use the other power points for whatever else you want because it won’t matter***
***if you prefer more action points, feel free to move around any feats that affect your movement***
Overview (Rotation, Stats, Class):
You are constantly rooting enemies, very briefly going invincible with the Fox powers, and have almost unlimited stamina with Steel Breeze. You will need to get used to a rotation that works for you but that takes maybe half a dungeon. For a suggested rotation, I seem to always use Constricting Arrow first in order to keep a group of mobs together and Fox Shift is usually the first melee power used after switching stances. But again I suggest playing around with the powers and be willing to adapt to different situations. Also, with this build we are moving around a lot and it can be hard to heal us at times, but that is fine because we rarely get hit.
In regards to stats, DEX and WIS are the two you will put points into. You can play around with power, crit, armor pen, defense, etc. to see what fits you best. At first I focused on power and crit, but I have since began upping my defense and deflection since our damage output is already so freaking high.
And as for which class you should select, I went with Wood Elf for the extra Dex, WIS, and crit … but I suggest picking whatever you like best because I don’t think it will make a huge difference. Have fun with it!
Try to hit at least 2 enemies with each attacking power so that you don’t have to wait on encounter cooldowns and so that you maximize Twin-Blade Storm.
Enemies can still attack while rooted.
Fox Shift seems to make you immune during its animation, but BE WARNED, you could fall to your death by teleporting to a monster that your teammates are pushing off the map.
Be smart about where and when to use your powers if you have someone else in your party doing the kiting; these powers deal mostly AoE damage.
Let me know if you have any questions. TWITCH LINK HERE so you can see the build in action when I am online … I won’t start streaming a lot until early June (moving soon).