ZENONIA S: Rifts in Time - Ranger Stats and Skill Builds


Rangers are characters optimized for speedy long range attacks using a double pistol. Low DEF and difficult skill control, suitable for intermediate and advanced players.

Suggested Stats Allocation
   - 2 DEX and 1 STA (Awakening Points: 4 DEX and 1 STA)
   - Total DEX and STA: Keep it around 80%~60% DEX and 20%~40% STA.

- Ranger Stat Building Guide -

CRIT Build Until Lvl 35
   - HP: as high as possible (Stamina+, HP+).
   - ATK: as high as possible (DEX+, ATK+).
   - Evasion: Getting this to at least 50% will also help dodge some attacks (Evasion+%, DEX+), the more the better. Rangers doesn't have damage immune bonuses while using skills, so you really need this to survive.
   - CRIT RATE: just aim for at least 40% for now (CRIT RATE+%, DEX+).

   - CRIT DMG: just get what you can for now, make sure to cover CRIT RATE first before increasing.
   - DEF: Collect and upgrade your gears to get the DEF bonuses, if you need more, get some (Stamina+, DEF+). Aim for 700+ or 800+ for Chapter 8 and 9 Normal.
   - MP: Leave it for now, or just get the bonus MP+ from Necklace upgrade bonus.
   - Accuracy: Just use the bonus from DEX and STA.

   - When resetting Stats, I highly suggest you check the stats available per item gear here: Ranger Stat Reset Guide
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CRIT Build Lvl 35 to 60
   - Unlock Hero Mode First. Note that monsters from here on are stronger than before so it is normal to grind if you get stuck.
   - Reminder: Upgrade your gears (especially weapon), battle pets (summon for boss fights), fairies, increase awakening stars, and upgrade some Seals.

   - HP: as high as possible (Stamina+, HP+).
   - ATK: as high as possible (DEX+, ATK+).
   - Evasion: Just cap it around 120%+ first, then 200%+ at Lvl 50+ (Evasion+%, DEX+). Increase at later Lvls if you need more.
   - CRIT RATE: just cap it around 120% first (CRIT RATE+%, DEX+). Optional: Increase if you need more chances around Lvl 50+, but do not exceed far from 200%.
   - CRIT DMG: as high as possible, aim for 100%+ around Lvl 40, then 200%+ around Lvl 50, and 300%+ around Lvl 60. (CRIT DMG+%). It is also ok to cap this one to 200%+ if you want, to focus more on other stats.

   - Accuracy: Just use the bonus from DEX and STA. If you are a PVP enthusiast, 250+ is ok, unless the meta changes and everyone drops their Evasion.
   - MP: Leave it for now, or just get the bonus MP+ from Necklace upgrade bonus or Seals.
   - DEF: Just upgrade your gears to get the DEF bonuses, if you need more survivability, get some (Stamina+, DEF+). Do not overdo it though, just enough to survive the pre-boss stages and for auto farming.

   - When resetting Stats, I highly suggest you check the stats available per item gear here: Ranger Stat Reset Guide

   - Don't forget to upgrade some of your SEALS too.
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Example CRIT Build At Lvl 50 to 59
   - If you reached this point, you probably know now what you are doing.
   - Note: Stats above are not fully optimized, there is still room for improvement. Add in more stats according to your needs or play style.
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- Ranger Skills: "Glass Cannon Type" Build -
Important Note!   - Due to the new revamped skills update, the skill build below is not 100% working. I will update this guide once they release the final patch notes of the revamped Skills and Stats.
By default, skill sets below are focused for PVE or leveling purposes. Note that this is not the only way to build your skills! There are so many skill builds around that is also viable.

*After the v1.0.8 update patch, you can start farming Soul Stones from the Fairy Tower at Lvl 10. It's way easier now, so Awaken your character as fast as possible. Enhance your Fairies also with Fairy Dusts and evolve to get more stats!

Lvl 20 to 29 with 2 Stars

   - Smoke Bomb = Lvl 1
   - Spinning Fusillade = Lvl 1
   - Powered Ballistics = MAX Lvl 6
   - Max Power = Lvl 1
   - Burst Beam = Lvl 1

   - Main Skills: Spinning Fusillade, Powered Ballistics and Burst Beam.
   - Chapter 4 Normal (White Turrets): To easily beat them, stand on their blind spot (example: upper right or left area), move closer until you can hit them with normal attacks without getting hits.

   - DMG Increase = MAX Lvl 6

   - Reserved Skill Points = 18
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Lvl 30 to 39 with 3 or 4 Stars

   - Bullet Rain = MAX Lvl 9 or 12
   - Powered Ballistics = MAX Lvl 9 or 12

   - Main Skills: Powered Ballistics, Burst Beam, and Bullet Rain.
   - Other Skills are still useful for Dungeons, Monster Wave, Raid or PVP, add any skill/s you like according to the situation.

   - Bullet Rain: Boss killer, try to fire this one as close as possible to let the boss take all the bullets. One way is to trigger their attack animation, then quickly dash to their side or back then cast. Experiment new ways depending on the boss, and as you gain more gameplay experience.
   - Best used while Powered Ballistics is active.

   - Basic Combo: Powered Ballistics + Bullet Rain > Burst Beam = Can instantly kill Bosses!

   - DMG Increase = MAX Lvl 9 or 12

   - Reserved Skill Points = 18 (3 Stars) or 14 (4 Stars)
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Lvl 40 to 49 with 5 Stars

   - Concentration = Lvl 1
   - Bullet Rain = MAX Lvl 15
   - Powered Ballistics = MAX Lvl 15

   - Main Skills: Powered Ballistics, Burst Beam, Bullet Rain, and Concentration.
   - Other Skills are still useful for Dungeons, Monster Wave, Raid or PVP, add any skill/s you like according to the situation.

   - Basic Combo: Powered Ballistics + Concentration = Powerful Regular Attacks!

   - DMG Increase = MAX Lvl 15
   - Passive Master = MAX Lvl 15 (increases the base bonus stat of all passive skills, a nice skill at higher levels.) Reserve or put Skill Points here, and wait until it is fixed. Passive Master is NOT working at the moment, stats doesn't increase at certain Lvls after Lvl 1.
   - Ranger Essence = Lvl 3 (Put remaining skill points here.)

   - Reserved Skill Points = 1
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Lvl 50 to 59 with 5 Stars

   - Ranger Essence = Lvl 13 (Put remaining skill points here.)
   - Reserved Skill Points = 1

Lvl 60 and Above

   - Ranger Essence = MAX Lvl 15

  - Wind Walker: The true calculation is +EVA% per 100 DEX, so better ignore this unless they change it. Example: If you have 400 DEX and Lvl 10 Wind Walker (+40%), you will get (400/100)*.40 = +1.60 EVA only!

  - Eagle Eye: The bonuses from DEX and gears is enough, no need to get this, but if you really want it, then it's your choice.

The End Game
   - Once you are done with the story line and all available modes, it's time to reach the Max Lvl.
   - Continue or reconfigure your skills for Auto-Battle Grinding, then reset again if you want for PVP builds last. Experiment and have fun!
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- Suggested Ranger Set Gears -

Reminder
   - Playing any Glass Cannon Types will require you to learn how to do hit and runs, and to use attacks, skills, or dodge after triggering the attack animations of monsters.

*Due to the v1.0.8 update patch, Raid Set Gears are no longer available for new players. For now, use what you need from the available sets dropped from Dungeons, we will update this soon...

So far the popular choice is Destroyer Set (glass cannon) or Duelist Set (if you need survivability).

   - Upgrade your weapons to higher Lvl and Grades, start aiming for SS weapons once you reach the Hashina Set at Lvl 30+. Weapons can be set or no-set depends on the availability of in-game items.

   - Manticore = Grade B
   - Blade Guardian = Grade B (with Grade A weapon if you need)
   - Mechanical Golem = Grade A

   - Hashina Set = Upgrade to Grade SS, use until Lvl 49. Start aiming for gears with [+1 Gem Slot]. For Rangers, I highly suggest that you aim for GREEN and RED Gem Slots, because they already have high Accuracy+ from DEX.

   - Ancient Dragon Set = for Lvl 49+: Grade S or SS, use for 5 or 10+ levels.
   - Dragoon Commander Set = for Lvl 54+: Grade S or SS, use for 5 or more levels.
   - and so on for other sets as needed.

   - Note that this is not the only way, just a suggestion.
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