Design Notes

January 09, 2013

Friday: Ranger in Class Shop

Ranger Class Coming to Battleon's Class Shop!

We've received thousands of requests to provide a faster way to earn Ranger Class since it was released in early 2011... and now we're finally offering it for 2,000 AdventureCoins! For those of you who wish to earn your Class through battle, sweat, and (overcoming) fears, you'll still be able to unlock it by ranking up your SandSea reputation!

What IS a Ranger, and how do they battle?

They are stealthy, wealthy, and wise to the ways of their opponents. Able to take down tyrants without blinking an eye or breaking a bowstring, you'll range far and wide with this Class, gaining gold and glory! Rangers heavily rely on Strength, Endurance, and Dexterity, and the keenest of archers arm themselves with Thief, Fighter, and Lucky Enhancements.

Zhoom, the Ranger, watches as his students train!

Before, only those who survived the unforgiving Sandsea and held a Rank 10 Sandsea Reputation could call themselves a Ranger. Now, you will be able to purchase the Class, but you will still need to rank it up to unlock the skills!

Ranger Class Skills


Auto Attack
Rank Needed: 1
Mana Cost: 0 Mana
Cooldown: 2 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: Rangers have been taught with an ancient art of attacking at any range, even with a melee weapon.


Mark for Death
Rank Needed:
Mana Cost: 5 Mana
Cooldown: 1.5 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: Deals light damage and applies Death Mark to your foe. Death Mark can stack up to 5 times unless consumed by a skill or allowed to fade, and reduces foe’s damage up to 5% until consumed
Notes: Ranged, effect lasts 10 seconds.



Scorching Arrow
 Rank Needed: 2
Mana Cost: 15 Mana
Cooldown: 10 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description:Launches a flaming arrow at your enemy, dealing moderate damage, also burning them with a fire Damage over Time (DoT). Fire damage over time can be increased by Death Mark.
Note: DoT lasts 10 seconds



Explosive Bolt
 Rank Needed: 3
Mana Cost: 25 Mana
Cooldown: 3 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description:This arrow has an explosive tip which explodes on impact, dealing high damage. Nearby foes can also be caught in the explosion for minor damage. Damage increased by Death Mark.
Note: Hits up to 4 targets.



Vampiric Shot
Rank Needed:
Mana Cost: 40 Mana
Cooldown: 30 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: You fire a magic arrow inscribed with runes at your target, dealing moderate damage to them but also applying a HoT effect to yourself. Both Damage and Heal Over Time effects are increased by Death Mark.
 HoT lasts 10 seconds.



Passive Abilities



Ranger Secrets
Rank Needed: 4
Type: Passive
Description: Increases Dexterity by 15%. 

Rank Needed: 4
Type: Passive
Description: Crit chance increased by 8%.



For more detailed information on ALL the Classes available in AQWorlds, head to the Lorepedia, the online AQW encyclopedia, where Beleen has gathered all of the vital information you need to know to battle your best!

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