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Re: GW2: Ranger thread
It's very credible. The guide is purely about team support (dungeon runs etc.) where doing all you can to help the team is your focus. As a result bows are not factored in because the traits taken for these builds are not complimentry to the bow set up and the bow offers little in support compared to other items.
There are also guides to crit/power builds and condition builds which involve bows.
Personally I hate the longbow, it's a slow tedious weapon which is underwhelming in its damage, despite being a hard hitter, due to its speed the ongoing debate is whether or not the shortbow actually matches/exceeds the longbows DPS even when ignoring the bleed effect the shortbow gives. There is no definitive answer but the fact the debate is going on clearly tells that the Longbow needs revising.
But ultimately, there is a build for any weapon combo so I find it is best to decide which weapons you enjoy most and then look to build round that rather than deciding on a build and being stuck with weapons that you don't enjoy
So i am enjoying the shortbow the most, with its constant attacks and switch to long bow when i get the urge. For stats, is power/precision my goal? I am currently putting traits into Marksman and Skirmish. I am trying to get everything with power, but is condition better than prec? I see all of the traits in skirmish which are crit proc'd based. Just curious.