`Sugar Coated Delusions`

September 17, 2006

Another Pow Archer Guide

Filed under: RAN Online — melfabro @ 8:25 pm
INTRODUCTION

Archers trained in the art of power are one of the most scarcely populated warriors in the world of RAN, and it is much to our regret that power archers are regarded by some inexperienced players as, ironically, powerless. Yet, as I said in my other posts, “DO NOT UNDERSTIMATE POWER ARCHERS”, and as such, I would like to present possible builds regarding the power archers so that people may understand further.

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

1) Power archers’ techniques are generally SLOW. Most skills, with the exception of Amazon Fury, need charging and take at least 3 seconds to cast. Skills also take long to cool down.
2) They deal HIGHER DAMAGES compared to other archer types, even when using low level skils such as Arrow Assault. As low as level 107, equipped with a very good bow, even with slow casting, they are PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF A 1-HIT KILL in PK. In short, one hit wonder!
3) Compared to other archer skills, the power skill tree boasts of the LONGEST SKILL RANGE in the game, hence, power archers, in my opinion, one of the most proficient missilers of ran online.
4) Power archers DO NOT RELY ON DAMAGE ALONE. Hunter snare is one of the best skills a power archer can have. While the target is running away, the power archer can stop the enemy. This one of the few skills that can slow down a character using Lightspeed or Massive Haste.
5) Perhaps, one of the most annoying things with the power skill tree is some skills are needed to be mastered to master higher skills. Sa tagalog, MASAYANG SA SKILL POINTS.
CAUTION: To master Bow Mastery, master Force Shot first; to master Armor Piercing Shot, master Bow Strike First.
6) As with all archer classes, the power archer has LOW HP even at high levels. Also, without excellent armors, power archers (and also int archers) have low defense, so they can also easily get killed.
7) Putting these together, the power archer has low chance of winning duels against faster attacking builds and classes. However, they are good player killers given the chance to strike.

GENERAL BUILDS

I think that these two of the many possible builds are suitable. However, this must not mean that this is 100% correct =). There are many more possibilities that might be better than the ones I will present below. Feel free to try on other possibilities. Mga build lang to na pumasa sa utak ko nyehehehe.

Pure Power, Pure Damage Build
This is my current character build im working on. Good for PK.

STATS

Pow – at least 352 (pre req for Genie Bow, or if u want anger shot, something higher than this)
Vit – INVEST IT HERE (HP better since we only get 2 def/ 25 dex, and 25 dex = more or less 7 levels)

SKILLS

Force Shot – MASTER (needed to master Bow mastery)
Bow Strike – LEVEL 7 (prerequisite for level 3 Armor Piercing)
Armor Piercing Shot – LEVEL 3 (prerequisite for Enhanced Force Shot)
Bow Mastery – MASTER (+10% DAMAGE)
Amazon Fury – OPTIONAL, KEEP IT AT LEVEL 1 (shockwave and arrow assault can also be good skill cancellers even at PK)
Enhanced Force Shot – LEVEL 2 (prerequisite for Tiger’s Rage; strongest skill before 107)
Hunter Snare – MASTER (7 seconds of freeze. Ouch.)
Arrow Bombardment – MASTER
Tiger’s Rage – MASTER (NOTE: some old guide wrote that this is not a good skill, due to the time it takes to cast, which is about 4 seconds. ill update this once i get the skill.)
Wrath of PNX – MASTER
Anger Shot – (i still dont know yet, more likely it must be MASTERED)

Shockwave – LEVEL 2 (prerequisite for Sacrifice)
Sacrifice – MASTER (+22% DAMAGE)
Eagle’s Sight – OPTIONAL / MASTER (+18 range if mastered, and pumps the range of all shot skills, however, there might be a need to pump a little int to master this earlier than most players)

Arrow Assault – LEVEL 1 (if youre not getting kawasu) / LEVEL 3 (prerequisite, this is the skill
you need to use frequently, since it’s fast and can be used over and over again)
Kawasu – OPTIONAL / MASTER (needed for evasion, since evasion is a type of defense)

Focus – MASTER (power skills have the highest tendency of missing)
Range Mastery – MASTER (energy value is ALWAYS included in damage com****tion)
Lightspeed – OPTIONAL (MH is better, since range is not a problem)

The Power of “High”-Breed, Pow-Dex Build
This is based on the build of my friend. Makes use of the Evasive Chant. Take note that some skills are sacrificed at low levels. Great for leveling up at higher levels and also good for PK. Some damage points are sacrificed for a defense and evasion.

STATS

Pow – same as above, but DEX must be pumped to the recommended level first.
Dex – around 170. Dex can be pumped by using enhanced equipment and jade rings.
Vit – depends if u want to put it here or not. I suggest u still invest it here.

SKILLS

Force Shot – LEVEL 4 early on, but may mastered at higher levels, if u want to put Bow Mastery
Bow Strike – LEVEL 7 (prerequisite for level 3 Armor Piercing)
Armor Piercing Shot – LEVEL 3 (prerequisite for Enhanced Force Shot)
Bow Mastery – LEVEL 3 early on, but may be mastered at higher levels for damage
Amazon Fury – OPTIONAL, KEEP IT AT LEVEL 1 (shockwave and arrow assault can also be good skill cancellers even at PK)
Enhanced Force Shot – LEVEL 2 (prerequisite for Tiger’s Rage; strongest skill before 107)
Hunter Snare – MASTER (7 seconds of freeze. Ouch.)
Arrow Bombardment – MASTER
Tiger’s Rage – MASTER (NOTE: some old guide wrote that this is not a good skill, due to the time it takes to cast, which is about 4 seconds. as i said earlier, ill update this once i get the skill.)
Wrath of PNX – MASTER
Anger Shot – (as i said, i still dont know yet, more likely it must be MASTERED)

Shockwave – LEVEL 2 (prerequisite for Sacrifice)
Sacrifice – MASTER (+22% DAMAGE)

Arrow Assault – LEVEL 3 (prerequisite for kawasu, could pass as normal attack)
Kawasu – MASTER (needed for evasion, since evasion is a type of defense)
Evasive Chant – MASTER (high level parties need evasion since high level monsters deal strong damage)
Focus – MASTER (power skills have the highest tendency of missing)
Range Mastery – MASTER (energy value is ALWAYS included in damage com****tion)
Lightspeed – OPTIONAL (MH is better, since range is not a problem)

BIG NOTE: Other feasible and good builds can be created from the two builds i mentioned above.

PK tips

1) When using a power archer, be aware of the long skill cooldowns. Use skills if they can really hit (ung lagpas na sa invulnerability paglabas ng portal)
2) Do not charge head on, instead, wait for the correct chance to strike. The power archer is not a solo-mode killer without proper armor.
3) If you cannot kill a running target dahil kulang ka sa damage, make him/her stop or slow down using hunter snare, so that other PKers can catch up.
4) For targets using slow but powerful skills, try cancelling them. Better to fight instead of running but ending up dead dahil lang sa isang one hit shot.
5) Pag may POW UP NA! SUNTUKAN NA TO! SUGOD!~~~ ilabas ang LAKAS! =) pero ingat parin maded sa one hit kill. nde lumalaki life pag pow up. damage lang.
6) POTS power is the best power of them all. amf. =) But, if you cannot defeat somebody. RUN! hehehe… Archers have the fastest base movespeed in the game.
7) Magdasal ka na pag nagmiss! rofl

DUELO tips

1) iwasan nyo gumamit ng slow skills sa simula ng battle. dahil macacancel un. gamitin nyo lang after execution of a fast skill (un ay pag nakacancel ka)
2) hindi ko nasabi pero ang amazon fury ay isang good duel skill, make use of this pero ingat sa elec weapons kasi babagal ka todo.
3) shockwave/arrow assault spam is always useful pag nde mo kaya kalaban mo pero hindi ka nya kaya i-one hit. onteng urong lang pag brawler para kailangan nila lumapit.
4) dapat marunong din kayo mag observe sa ginagawa ng kalaban para malaman nyo ung da best na gagawin. style din sa duel ang onteng paabang abang.
5) baps muna bago laban. HAHAHAHA.
6) tulad ng sinabi ko kanina! pag nagmiss ka TALO NA! TALOOOOO TALOOOO!

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3 Comments »

  1. Actually.. pow archer are good in PK, especially when u get lv 165… Use ice bow wif Owning Attack +% and maybe get it +9… Just snipe them before they come…

    165 Builds ( if u’re fukin rich wif pow mvp bow )

    Pow: 250(+1xx~2xx) Use ring120 pow to wear tian wu bow

    Dex : just enough to master 107 and 127.. must take 117.. 107 + 127 is a farkin nice COMBO!! but Enhanced Weakening can slow their combo

    Int : Just enough to master eagle sight and the optional skill ( blood arr etc )

    and pump all left to vit

    once u get 107 and 127 ( star falls and dance of death / spirit dance )

    cast 107 then 127

    its a perfect combo

    wif bow mastery and Hunter aly bow 30D

    u can do 1.4k on +7 ppl

    wif bow mastery and Spar Aly Bow 30D or Tian Wu Bow +7/+8/+9

    u can do 1.7k ~ 2k its an owning demage on non ring/glasses user

    -DaNe-

    Comment by DaNe — March 23, 2008 @ 9:42 pm

  2. Thanks. I miss playing RAN, stopped at lvl 128 just can’t take the lag anymore =)

    Though I still login from time to time to just see what’s new.

    Comment by melfabro — March 25, 2008 @ 7:16 am

  3. disadvantage ng pow archer…. isang lvl 87 na POW shaman ay tinalo ang isang lvl 127 na POW archer. pareho sila pow so no problem with the damage. yung delay ng archer pow nakakainip!!! lalo na yung wrath of phoenix… 4 second delay… imagine paralyzed with elec weapons, ouch!!!

    Comment by mark gonzaga (name ko sa ran ay MARCILLE01 sa alab...) — September 29, 2008 @ 7:55 pm


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