List of ranger skills

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This is a list of core ranger skills. For additional skills available to ranger's elite specializations, see:

Profession mechanic[edit]

Pets are the ranger's profession mechanic, with pet commands occupying the F1F4 slots above the skill bar.

  • F1 locks your pet onto your current target.
  • F2 activates the species-specific skill of your pet. Your pet has 3 other skills, shared among its pet family, that it will use on its own.
  • F3 commands your pet back to you.
  • F4 swaps your currently active pet, see pet swap

Weapon skills[edit]

Two-handed[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Greatsword[edit]

1
Slash (ranger greatsword skill).png
 Slash
0.5½ Slash your foe.
1 Slash (ranger greatsword skill), Slice (ranger skill), Power Stab chainRedirect Arrow.png
Slice (ranger skill).png
 Slice
0.5½ Slice your foe.
1 Slash (ranger greatsword skill), Slice (ranger skill), Power Stab chainRedirect Arrow.png
Power Stab.png
 Power Stab
0.75¾ Stab your foe and evade attacks.
2
Maul (ranger greatsword skill).png
 Maul
0.75¾ 4 Attack your foe with the force of a bear. Your pet gains an attack of opportunity.
3
Swoop.png
 Swoop
10.75¾ 12 Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
4
Counterattack.png
 Counterattack
3 15 Block and counter an attack with a kick that pushes foes back.
4 Counterattack, Crippling Throw chainRedirect Arrow.png
Crippling Throw.png
 Crippling Throw
0.75¾ Throw your greatsword, crippling your foe.
5
Hilt Bash.png
 Hilt Bash
0.5½ 25 Daze your foe with a hilt bash. Stun them if you hit from behind, and refresh your Maul ability.

Longbow[edit]

1
Long Range Shot.png
 Long Range Shot
0.75¾ Shoot your foe from long range. The farther the arrow flies, the more damage it does.
2
Rapid Fire.png
 Rapid Fire
20.5½ 10 Fire multiple arrows at your foe.
3
Hunter's Shot.png
 Hunter's Shot
12 Fire an arrow that grants you stealth when it hits an enemy. Your pet gains swiftness.
4
Point Blank Shot.png
 Point Blank Shot
0.5½ 15 Push back your foe with a point-blank shot. The closer they are, the farther it pushes them back.
5
Barrage.png
 Barrage
20.25¼ 30 Barrage the target area with a hail of arrows that cripple.

Short bow[edit]

1
Crossfire.png
 Crossfire
Fire an arrow that bleeds your target. Attacks are stronger from behind or from the side.
2
Poison Volley.png
 Poison Volley
0.25¼ 8 Fire a spread of five poison arrows. Poison lasts longer if you are flanking or behind the target.
3
Quick Shot.png
 Quick Shot
0.25¼ 8 Fire a quick shot in an evasive retreat. Gain swiftness. This can be used while retreating.
4
Crippling Shot.png
 Crippling Shot
12 Fire an arrow that cripples your target. If you are flanking or behind your target, immobilize them. Your pet's next three attacks inflict bleeding.
5
Concussion Shot.png
 Concussion Shot
0.25¼ 25 Daze your foe with an arrow. Stun them if you hit from behind or from the side.

Main-hand only[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Sword[edit]

1
Slash (ranger sword skill).png
 Slash
0.5½ Slash your foe.
1 Slash (ranger sword skill), Crippling Thrust, Precision Swipe chainRedirect Arrow.png
Crippling Thrust.png
 Crippling Thrust
0.25¼ Stab your foe, crippling them for a short time.
1 Slash (ranger sword skill), Crippling Thrust, Precision Swipe chainRedirect Arrow.png
Precision Swipe.png
 Precision Swipe
0.75¾ Deliver a blow to your foe. Your pet gains might.
2
Hornet Sting.png
 Hornet Sting
0.5½ 8 Stab your foe, then evade backward.
2 Hornet Sting, Monarch's Leap chainRedirect Arrow.png
Monarch's Leap.png
 Monarch's Leap
0.75¾ Leap back into the fight, crippling your foe.
3
Serpent's Strike.png
 Serpent's Strike
1 15 Do an evasive roll around your target, striking them and poisoning them.

Main- and off-hand[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Axe[edit]

1
Ricochet.png
 Ricochet
0.25¼ Bounce your axe between multiple foes, gaining might for each enemy struck.
2
Splitblade.png
 Splitblade
0.75¾ 6 Throw a spread pattern of five whirling axes that bleeds foes.
3
Winter's Bite.png
 Winter's Bite
0.5½ 10 Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.
4
Path of Scars.png
 Path of Scars
0.5½ 15 Throw your axe so that it returns to you, striking foes each way.
5
Whirling Defense.png
 Whirling Defense
30.25¼ 25 Block projectiles while damaging nearby foes.

Off-hand only[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Dagger[edit]

4
Stalker's Strike.png
 Stalker's Strike
0.5½ 10 Stab and poison your foe while evading attacks.
5
Crippling Talon.png
 Crippling Talon
0.5½ 15 Throw a dagger to bleed and cripple your foe.

Torch[edit]

4
Throw Torch.png
 Throw Torch
0.5½ 15 Throw your torch and burn your foe.
5
Bonfire.png
 Bonfire
0.5½ 25 Set a fire around you, damaging and burning foes.

Warhorn[edit]

4
Hunter's Call.png
 Hunter's Call
1 20 Call hawks to swarm your foe.
5
Call of the Wild.png
 Call of the Wild
0.5½ 30 Grant fury, might, and swiftness to yourself and nearby allies. Your pet becomes unblockable for a period of time.

Aquatic[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Harpoon gun[edit]

1
Splinter Shot.png
 Splinter Shot
0.25¼ Shoot a spear that splinters around your target, striking and bleeding multiple foes.
2
Coral Shot.png
 Coral Shot
0.25¼ 10 Shoot a spear that collects sharp coral as it travels, causing more bleeding the farther it goes and cripples.
3
Feeding Frenzy (ranger skill).png
 Feeding Frenzy
1 10 Drive piranhas into a feeding frenzy around your foe. Apply fury to your pet.
4
Mercy Shot.png
 Mercy Shot
0.25¼ 12 Fire a shot that strikes for more damage the less health your target has.
5
Ink Blast.png
 Ink Blast
0.5½ 18 Retreat backwards, leaving a blinding trail in your wake.

Spear[edit]

1
Stab (ranger skill).png
 Stab
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Stab (ranger skill), Jab (ranger skill), Toxic Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Jab (ranger skill).png
 Jab
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Stab (ranger skill), Jab (ranger skill), Toxic Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Toxic Strike.png
 Toxic Strike
0.5½ Deliver a final poisonous attack.
2
Swirling Strike.png
 Swirling Strike
0.75¾ 8 Attack while reflecting projectiles.
1
Surging Maw.png
 Dart
20.5½ 20 Dart forward, gaining aegis.
4
Counterstrike.png
 Counterstrike
10.5½ 20 Prepare to throw your spear while blocking. If you block, push back your attacker with a kick.
4 Counterstrike, Counter Throw chainRedirect Arrow.png
Counter Throw.png
 Counter Throw
0.5½ Throw your spear at foes.
5
Man O' War.png
 Man O' War
10.25¼ 4 Strike your foe multiple times, then deliver a final immobilizing attack.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"We Heal As One!".png
 "We Heal As One!"
Shout 1 20 Heal yourself and your pet. You each gain a copy of the other's boons.
Healing Spring.png
 Healing Spring
Trap Not available underwater.png 2 0.5½ 30 Create a spring that heals you, your pet, and your allies. It also cures conditions on allies.
Troll Unguent.png
 Troll Unguent
Survival 2 0.75¾ 25 You and your pet regenerate health over time.
Water Spirit.png
 Water Spirit
Spirit 2 1 20 Summon a water spirit that grants nearby allies a chance to heal when attacking.
Redirect Arrow.png
Aqua Surge.png
 Aqua Surge
0.25¼ 20 Your water spirit teleports to your location and then heals you and nearby allies.

Utility[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Guard!".png
 "Guard!"
Shout Not available underwater.png 3 30 Order your pet to guard nearby allies. Your pet takes damage on behalf of those allies; gain might when your pet receives damage.
"Protect Me!".png
 "Protect Me!"
Shout 4 30 Gain protection and break allies out of stuns. Your pet taunts the next foe that attacks you.
"Search and Rescue!".png
 "Search and Rescue!"
Shout 4 60 Your pet teleports a downed ally within range to you and begins reviving them. Grant regeneration to nearby allies.
"Sic 'Em!".png
 "Sic 'Em!"
Shout 2 35 Your pet rushes at your foe, revealing them and dealing increased damage.
Signet of Renewal.png
 Signet of Renewal
Signet 4 50 Signet Passive: You and your pet recover health.
Signet Active: Grant resistance to your pet; it pulls conditions from nearby allies to itself.
Signet of Stone.png
 Signet of Stone
Signet 4 80 Signet Passive: Improves toughness for you and your pet.
Signet Active: You and your pet take no damage from attacks. You and your pet are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
Signet of the Hunt.png
 Signet of the Hunt
Signet 2 40 Signet Passive: Grants 25% increased movement speed to you and your pet.
Signet Active: You and your pet's attacks become unblockable.
Signet of the Wild.png
 Signet of the Wild
Signet 3 0.75¾ 40 Signet Passive: Increases the ferocity of you and your pet.
Signet Active: Tap into the land to root foes around you.
Frost Spirit.png
 Frost Spirit
Spirit 4 1 20 Summon a frost spirit that has a chance to grant bonus damage to nearby allies.
Redirect Arrow.png
Cold Snap.png
 Cold Snap
Spirit 0.25¼ 20 Your Frost Spirit teleports to your location and releases a freezing blast of arctic air to chill nearby foes.
Stone Spirit.png
 Stone Spirit
Spirit 3 1 20 Summon a stone spirit that gives nearby allies a chance to gain protection.
Redirect Arrow.png
Quicksand.png
 Quicksand
Spirit 0.25¼ 20 Your stone spirit teleports to your location and softens the earth around it, immobilizing and crippling foes.
Storm Spirit.png
 Storm Spirit
Spirit 4 1 20 Summon a storm spirit that grants nearby allies a chance to apply vulnerability when attacking.
Redirect Arrow.png
Call Lightning (Ranger).png
 Call Lightning
Spirit 20 Your storm spirit teleports to your location and generates a powerful blast of electricity.
Sun Spirit.png
 Sun Spirit
Spirit 2 1 20 Summon a sun spirit that grants allies a chance to inflict burning.
Redirect Arrow.png
Solar Flare.png
 Solar Flare
Spirit 0.25¼ 20 Your sun spirit teleports to your location and releases the brilliance of the sun at your foes.
Lightning Reflexes.png
 Lightning Reflexes
Survival 3 30 Evade back with a crack of lightning, dealing damage and gaining vigor.
Muddy Terrain.png
 Muddy Terrain
Survival Not available underwater.png 4 0.75¾ 25 Use mud to cripple, slow, and immobilize foes.
Quickening Zephyr.png
 Quickening Zephyr
Survival 4 45 You and your pet gain quickness.
Sharpening Stone.png
 Sharpening Stone
Survival 2 30 Bleed foes with your next ten attacks.
Flame Trap.png
 Flame Trap
Trap 3 0.5½ 15 Set a trap that burns foes.
Frost Trap.png
 Frost Trap
Trap 4 0.5½ 30 Set a trap that chills foes.
Spike Trap.png
 Spike Trap
Trap Not available underwater.png 2 0.5½ 45 Set a trap that bleeds and launches foes.
Viper's Nest.png
 Viper's Nest
Trap Not available underwater.png 4 0.5½ 20 Set a trap that pulses poison on foes when triggered.

Elite[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Entangle.png
 Entangle
Survival Not available underwater.png 9 0.75¾ 60 Entangle foes around you with vines. Entangled foes bleed and are immobilized until the vines are destroyed.
"Strength of the Pack!".png
 "Strength of the Pack!"
Shout 9 1 75 Rampage with your pet, gaining stability, fury, and swiftness. You and your pet also grant might to each other when you attack.
Spirit of Nature.png
 Spirit of Nature
Spirit 9 10.5½ 120 Summon a spirit that heals allies. Command the spirit to revive and cure conditions on nearby allies.
Redirect Arrow.png
Nature's Renewal.png
 Nature's Renewal
0.25¼ 40 Your spirit of nature teleports to your location and sacrifices its health to revive and cure the conditions of nearby downed allies.

Downed and drowning skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Downed[edit]

1
Throw Dirt.png
 Throw Dirt
Throw a handful of dirt to bleed your foe.
2
Thunderclap (ranger skill).png
 Thunderclap
10 Damages your target and dazes foes around that target.
3
Lick Wounds.png
 Lick Wounds
0.5½ 20 Revive your pet at your location to revive you.
4
Bandage.png
 Bandage
490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

Drowning[edit]

1
Throw Knife.png
 Throw Knife
Throw a knife at your foe.
2
Thunderclap (ranger skill).png
 Thunderclap
10 Damages your target and dazes foes around that target.
3
Lick Wounds.png
 Lick Wounds
0.5½ 20 Revive your pet at your location to revive you.
4
Bandage.png
 Bandage
490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

Bundle[edit]

There are skills unique to the ranger profession that will appear when they are holding certain bundles.