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. See list of pet skills.
  • F3 commands your pet back to you.
  • F4 swaps your currently active pet, see pet swap.

Weapon skills[edit]

Two-handed[edit]

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

Greatsword[edit]

1 Slash (ranger greatsword skill).png Slash 0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe.
1 ChainSlice (ranger skill).png Slice 0.5½ Chain. Slice your foe.
1 ChainEnduring Swing.png Enduring Swing 0.75¾ Slash at your foe. This attack restores endurance if it hits.
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 0.75¾ 12 Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
4 Counterattack.png Counterattack 3 15 Block incoming attacks. If an attack is blocked, Counterattack Kick can be used.
4 ChainCounterattack Kick.png Counterattack Kick 0.75¾ Kick your foe, knocking them backward.
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 20 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 Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Sword[edit]

1 Slash (ranger sword skill).png Slash 0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe.
1 ChainCrippling Thrust.png Crippling Thrust 0.25¼ Chain. Stab your foe, crippling them for a short time.
1 ChainPrecision Swipe.png Precision Swipe 0.75¾ Deliver a blow to your foe. Your pet gains might for each foe struck.
2 Monarch's Leap.png Monarch's Leap 0.75¾ 8 Leap to your target and cripple them. Can be followed up with Serpent's Strike.
2 ChainSerpent's Strike.png Serpent's Strike 1 Do an evasive roll around your target, striking and poisoning them.
3 Hornet Sting.png Hornet Sting 0.5½ 15 Stab your foe, then evade backward. Recharge Monarch's Leap if this attack hits.

Main- and off-hand[edit]

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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 the area around 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 Spin your axes around you to attack nearby foes.

Off-hand only[edit]

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Dagger[edit]

4 Stalker's Strike.png Stalker's Strike 0.5½ 10 Stab and poison your foe while evading attacks. This attack deals increased damage and poison against movement-impaired foes.
5 Crippling Talon.png Crippling Talon 0.5½ 1 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 foes in an area.
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's next few attacks become unblockable.

Aquatic[edit]

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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 backward, leaving a blinding trail in your wake.

Spear[edit]

1 Stab (ranger skill).png Stab 0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 ChainJab (ranger skill).png Jab 0.75¾ Chain. Jab your foe.
1 ChainToxic Strike.png Toxic Strike 0.5½ Deliver a final poisonous attack.
2 Swirling Strike.png Swirling Strike 0.75¾ 8 Attack while reflecting projectiles.
3 Surging Maw.png Surging Maw 10.75¾ 10 Dart at your foe, inflicting more bleeding based on the amount of time spent charging.
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 ChainCounter 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 Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"We Heal As One!".png "We Heal As One!" 1 20 Command. Heal yourself and your pet. You each gain copies of the other's boons.
Healing Spring.png Healing Spring Not available underwater 0.5½ 30 Trap. Heals you and your pet. Place a trap that grants regeneration and cures conditions on allies.
Troll Unguent.png Troll Unguent 0.75¾ 25 Survival. You and your pet regenerate health over time.
Water Spirit.png Water Spirit 1 20 Spirit. Summon a water spirit that causes nearby allies to heal when attacking.
Spirits lose health when granting boons to allies and die if the summoner moves out of range.
ChainAqua Surge.png Aqua Surge 0.25¼ 20 The water spirit teleports to your location and then heals you and nearby allies.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Guard!".png "Guard!" Not available underwater 30 Command. 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!" 30 Command. Gain protection and barrier while breaking allies out of stuns.
"Search and Rescue!".png "Search and Rescue!" 60 Command. Your pet teleports a downed ally within range of you and begins reviving them. Grant regeneration to nearby allies.
"Sic 'Em!".png "Sic 'Em!" 35 Command. Your pet rushes at your foe, revealing them and dealing increased damage.
Signet of Renewal.png Signet of Renewal 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 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 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 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 1 20 Spirit. Summon a frost spirit that increases damage for nearby allies.
Spirits lose health when granting boons to allies and die if the summoner moves out of range.
ChainCold Snap.png Cold Snap 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 1 20 Spirit. Summon a stone spirit that causes nearby allies to gain protection on hit.
Spirits lose health when granting boons to allies and die if the summoner moves out of range.
ChainQuicksand.png Quicksand 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 1 20 Spirit. Summon a storm spirit that causes nearby allies to apply vulnerability when attacking.
Spirits lose health when granting boons to allies and die if the summoner moves out of range.
ChainCall Lightning (Ranger).png Call Lightning 0.25¼ 20 Your storm spirit teleports to your location and generates a powerful blast of electricity.
Sun Spirit.png Sun Spirit 1 20 Spirit. Summon a sun spirit that causes allies to inflict burning when hitting foes.
Spirits lose health when enhancing allies and will die if the summoner moves out of range.
ChainSolar Flare.png Solar Flare 0.25¼ 20 Your sun spirit teleports to your location and releases the brilliance of the sun on nearby foes.
Lightning Reflexes.png Lightning Reflexes 30 Survival. Evade back with a crack of lightning, dealing damage and gaining vigor.
Muddy Terrain.png Muddy Terrain Not available underwater 0.75¾ 25 Survival. Use mud to cripple, slow, and immobilize foes.
Quickening Zephyr.png Quickening Zephyr 45 Survival. You and your pet gain quickness and superspeed.
Sharpening Stone.png Sharpening Stone 30 Survival. Bleed foes with your next few attacks.
Flame Trap.png Flame Trap 0.5½ 15 Trap. Set a trap that burns foes.
Frost Trap.png Frost Trap 0.5½ 30 Trap. Set a trap that chills foes.
Spike Trap.png Spike Trap Not available underwater 0.5½ 45 Trap. Set a trap that bleeds and launches foes.
Viper's Nest.png Viper's Nest Not available underwater 0.5½ 20 Trap. Set a trap that pulses poison on foes when triggered.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Entangle.png Entangle Not available underwater 0.75¾ 60 Survival. 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!" 1 75 Command. 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 10.5½ 120 Spirit. Summon a spirit that heals allies. Command the spirit to revive and cure conditions on nearby allies.
Spirits lose health when their passive activates and die if the summoner moves out of range.
ChainNature's Renewal.png Nature's Renewal 0.25¼ 40 Your spirit of nature teleports to your location and then sacrifices its health to revive and cure the conditions of nearby downed allies.
Health is only sacrificed if an ally is revived.

Downed and drowning skills[edit]

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Downed[edit]

1 Throw Dirt.png Throw Dirt 0.25¼ 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.