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Ranging is a moneysink?

Not.

Ranging is the ultimate farming skill.

It also, at the moment, is the thing to make a difference in team fights and makes Bethel invasions doable.

 

There's only one thing to it, the so called pinning. Pinning is using an ingame "feature" to freeze opponent so you can kill it 99% risk free. In roleplay terms you taunt the bastage sensless and then kill it while it cries.

 

Most commonly this pinning thingie is seen in Bethel cliffs. Simple, you teleport to the cliff and when a mob comes so close to you that you are on their attack radius, they try to attack but can't because they'd need to use ladder (which they can't do) It is pure lame click and slaughter fest.

You may have also seen it done standing on wall and shooting from there. But that is just the obvious, you can pin on most maps in manymany spots as long as you bother to look.

 

So the theory behind it: you go to hostile monster attack radius to a location where you can not be attacked (=destination unreachable or path to target too long) so the mob keeps trying to attack you and can't do any other move. Pinned and pwnd. Obviously a mage can kill with magic too.

How to get the monster move there? In invasion and crowded/small area you just go camp the pin spot and wait them to come to you. Other main option you will use is to shoot at mob succesfully - it will move next to you and then attack if you are still there (yes, it first moves and attacks when it has stopped the movement next to you). All you do is move bit farther and shoot again. With some practise and decent ranging skill you can move a mob to any location on map, any distance.

Once the monster is close to the pin spot, you go to the wanted location of monster, shoot a succesful hit and teleport to range to the location that will keep it stuck. Yay, the EL monster AI wins Darwin award yet again.

 

Any spot is good enough, as long as it makes your opponents path to target too long. This doesn't require much. Small fence, little tree that can't be walked over, shape of terrain, almost anything.

 

As an example you can use iscalrith yeti cave jails, glacmor cellar, skf fence around CM, the bones just north of tele spot to the red dragon, dozen different spots in Hulda for ice dragon...

 

Oh dear, did I just say that out loud? Having 60 AP with WH and ER perks you can kill an ice dragon with ~180 training arrows, while they drop ~1-2000gc + scale + random special loot. So roughly you make small profit of... 8k? But it is a scawy PK awea... loooooool. The random encounter with an actual skilled and bloodthirsty PKer is the moment you need to start paying Tombolarul some visits. You can do it for weeks without seeing a single soul if you look correct times (the game is so popular ;o ) and busy hours it's still too rare to care. And if you poof a rosto you'll have several in stock from drops. Yeees, dragons drop rostos... and EFE, ELE, titanium long, serp stone, poison anti and book of acc etc. Good stuff. If it really is a problem, the PK, just ally all or whine them to death / call for help. It is too valuable resource for you to let go ignored.

For reddie you use ~100 arrows and still end epic win, only thing is you need to move the monster first time you go there. Next one will spawn near the pin, so optimal situation it's one shot and pin. Good thing is it's a cave and same lighting 24/7, thought you want to bring night visor, it's a little dim.

 

So hanging out with dragons will make you ~10k exp / hour on rang no sweat + good load of moolah. Share the wealth.

 

Notice that when pinning a taget with "path to target too long" method, you will also get stuck several times with message can't do that while being attacked. No panic, just bring a friend to shoot the opponent too, or cast an offensive spell or summon something on the target. You won't get stuck in Bethel cliffs, obviously because the monster can't come there anyway (to get the under attack message you need to be attacked, and if destination is unreachable, an attack can't occur). This situation can be created artificially to many locations too, but that's whole other story.

 

So all in all, if you want to get rich and kill anything np - take maximum armour piercing (the potions at Port Anitora) with Ethereal Ranger and Wilhelm Hood perks. Then kill dragons day after day click click click.

If you want casual exp with a target, wait for Bethel invasions and shoot there or go find an aggroing creature and get them stuck. For increased money spending use the Grubani Target.

 

You can also set total war and shoot at storage. Throw in MoL+SoP+Steel Plate of Healing and you can shoot an afk person with little added remote healing. Ranging won't break items.

 

This little "feature" doesn't work with mare bulangiu. Enjoy.

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Nice post. Im considering ranging for some time, just looking for some nice methods and the gc to get it started.

 

Considering the reddie; is a certain ranging level recommended? Or is this method feasable for any ranging level? And what about using PK-arrows/bolts instead of training arrows/bolts? It would be nice to level up engineering too, now wouldnt it? :)

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Do you think PINing has future or will be removed with update? I love to kill Dragon this way, but isn't this just a bug? :pickaxe:

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Forgot to assess the risk of investment in AP. 900k gc spent only in hopes of getting profit while training rang might backfire if the oh so lovely piece of cake clickclickclickDINGing is suddenly removed. Still the AP is fun in invasions.

The pinning was removed from normal BD spawn. Still can pin at reddie. Hulda had some mapchanges to remove obvious pinning spots, now there are only ~7 locations to pin.

 

Something has been done in the past, will see about future :icon13:

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Do you think PINing has future or will be removed with update? I love to kill Dragon this way, but isn't this just a bug? :)

 

You can't pin the MB ! Radu (changed/fixed) that for this monster, so we can assume that pinning has become a part of the game.

 

And just like dugur said , we will never know wat the future will bring.

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Just a remark, PINing works not only for dragons. If you know how PIN works, then you can look for PINing spots for other mobs. For example I have PIN spots for FCW or Cocka. LOL! I even PINed (by accident) female Orc in SKF CM :bow_arrow:

 

So, the lvl for dragons. Well it is hard to say. You can start killing dragons when you are 20lvl with 10AP using PK arrows (I know, makes no sense at all). Or you can wait till lvl 40 with 60AP. Best thing for you is to check by yourself. Or at least give us your stats so we can advice.

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I have been away for a long time and noticed white dragon cannot be shot anymore from the floating ice sheets... Do rangers still get trapped when ranging from 'normal' pin spots?

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I have been away for a long time and noticed white dragon cannot be shot anymore from the floating ice sheets... Do rangers still get trapped when ranging from 'normal' pin spots?

 

What do you mean "get trapped"? The blocks that can be overrun by summons? If yes, then the answer is yes. You can be blocked.

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Ok, so how to kill those dragons then?

 

Obviously I don't have friends to range with and summoning every ~4 shots is just really impractical (EMU), guessing poison is the only way?

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Ok, so how to kill those dragons then?

 

Obviously I don't have friends to range with and summoning every ~4 shots is just really impractical (EMU), guessing poison is the only way?

 

Unfortunately to ‘unblock’ yourself you can only:

 

1. Summon - rabbits are pr0

2. Poison or harm – high cost of essences and mana

3. Shoot together with a friend - the best solution

4. Log off and log on again - good luck with that strategy :)

 

As for Dipi’s suggestion I think it is too expensive.

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Unfortunately to ‘unblock’ yourself you can only:

 

1. Summon - rabbits are pr0

2. Poison or harm – high cost of essences and mana

3. Shoot together with a friend - the best solution

4. Log off and log on again - good luck with that strategy :)

 

As for Dipi’s suggestion I think it is too expensive.

 

3. +1

4. doesnt get u unblocked at least as many times i have tried it

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3. +1

4. doesnt get u unblocked at least as many times i have tried it

 

I was once forced to use this option and it worked for me :) at least on RD.

But this is a risky one, just imagine login on under dragon with cool down.

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Hey Dugur have you or any ranger tested this method recently because i tried it and i couldnt get the ice dragon to stand still. It kept wandering off even when i was getting amour piercing hits.

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