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#77 Sep 08 2004 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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In all honesty, some of the gear progression is wrong. RNG at low levels should never use an item that doesn't allow you to equip a San d'Orian or Kingdom Bandana, as that takes away more DEF and AGI. Also IMO, guns before 22 are an absolute waste of gil. Crossbows will do near the same damage and will add some nice atatus effects without having you throw gil at the mob to damage it. And in my opinion, Leaping boots at the very least are required for Elvaan RNG, just in my own experience. You can get away without the Emp. Hairpin though.
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#78 Sep 17 2004 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Do i have to get Ebow at 55 or can i just use War Bow +1
will people seriously look down upon a RNG that doesnt have millions to spend on a bow????
#79 Sep 20 2004 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Nice FAQ I live by this.
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#80 Sep 21 2004 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
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how would this equip at lv 30 to maybe 44?
Head: Noct Beret
Body: Noct Doublet
Hands: Nost Gloves
Legs: Martial Slacks
Feet: Noct Gaiters
Weapon: Archer's Knife x2
Neck: Ranger's Necklace or Peacock Charm
Ranged: Great Bow +1 or Battle Bow+1
Waist: Merc. Cpt. Belt
Earring: Opal x2
Ring: Tourmaline x2
#81 Oct 10 2004 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
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wow..... super good job.
This is want i was looking for when i started my RNG.
And if you don't have it you got a link for it.

Thank You
So very useful
#82 Oct 11 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Good
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Try buying drone earrings when available.

At 30, you should be wearing beetle rings +1, and at 35-36 or whenever, switch to Horn Rings +1. Remember, RAcc is your primary goal here. Missed shots do 0 damage.


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#83 Oct 12 2004 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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Depending on what Race you are, the Hume RSE boots is +3 agi but it's pretty expensive, 65k on sylph
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#84 Oct 14 2004 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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quiver = 99 arrows just like how a cluster = 12 crystals
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#85 Oct 21 2004 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
Okay, in Kamena's post (which I think is EXCELLENT) it says r.acc >>> r.atk >>> agi >>> str, and it also says atk doesnt effect r.atk. But it also says berserk effects ranged weapon dmg. When i switch out my hawkers knife (agi+2 R.acc +11) thats in my sub weapon slot (with dual wield, of course) with my Combat caster's axe (atk + 5), i do more dmg with a ranged weapon attack. Now the axe has a higher dmg output (12 vs. 33) and the +5 atk stat up, giving me a higher atk stat. When i get a brd in pty with Minuet III, I get about 20-30 more dmg per arrow on a ranged weapon atk (Damn i love Brd's ^^). Minuet effects atk and nothing else, if i'm not mistaken. So if three ability's/weapons/songs up nothing but pure atk, and my dmg goes up on regular ranged weapon attacks, doesnt this prove that atk does definetly influence r.atk? If i am wrong, please give me a reason and some proof.

p.s. I dont have a parse to prove what i say, but take 5 min and find a brd of any lvl (minuet is 3brd, right? you could sub brd) and play around with your weapons on any lvl of mob

p.p.s Kamena, help me out! /kneel
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#86 Nov 03 2004 at 9:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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Concerning melee weapons, the use of daggers after 28 (added +10 ranged acc, +11 with Hawkers knife at lvl 30) is most widely accepted as primary. Keep in mind tho that at lvl 63 the Francisca (axe) is a very very nice item (+7 ranged acc, +7 ranged att) and is used by most as an end game weapon. The simple fact is that as a ranger your primary damage comes from your ranged weapon, and melee weapons are mostly used for their stat increases and a little extra tp gain when not shooting your ranged.

As a rng/war its suggested to use the dagger up to 63 where you can switch out with the axe. Your ranged acc will benefit greatly from what the dagger offers. At end game for rng/war most will wield the Francisca.

As a rng/nin with dual wield capability, you can afford to equip an axe and a dagger if you wish (or sword). But most will dual wield archers or hawkers knives for the added ranged acc. above lvl 63 you will see many rng/nin wielding a hawkers knife and a Francisca.

With the use of either sub job, your melee combat will be a very minimal factor in your damage output, and you shouldnt worry too much if your dagger/sword/axe skill isn't maxed as should your marksmanship/archery.
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#88 Nov 14 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I already have the Leaping Boots. I'm just starting to level RNG. How long should I wear them? Till a piece with better AGI or STR stats comes along?
#89darkknightzeil, Posted: Nov 16 2004 at 12:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) u guys are CRAZY. no normal players have 120k at lvl 30. craft sucks
#90 Nov 16 2004 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Cool, thats a lot of info, thanks.
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#91 Dec 03 2004 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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hello all Yumiko here, i just started RNG lev 9 now but i must say its fun as hell and the damage is sweet. but what i like most about it is wide scan...wtf you may be saying, but to be a RNG IS to have lots of money!..how you ask well, a friend of mine and myself went farming the other day for courls we where the only ones there. with wide scan i found every courl in the area. i was using my 38THF/9RNG and he was 30MNK/15RDM i would use SATA+WS when i could and BAM! dead courl. anyway we made over 30k apeice in under an hour and a half. this is plenty of of money to fund my RNG, just thought i'd share that info with you all.

i finally got rabbit charm and killed bigmouth billy all B/C of wide scan lol
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#92 Dec 05 2004 at 5:13 AM Rating: Good
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Great post, answered a lot of my questions and concerns. Rng/war has been my planned main job since I decided to buy the game. I really feel better now that I know some of the other servers hold rng/war in somewhat high regard. My server Titan is predominantly rng/nin (in the search 95% use nin as sub consistently). I have gotten slack from other players that I have partied w/ "that nin should be the only sub for rng". And yet I get compliments when I quest with friends that have jobs over lvl 60 on my ability to DD and not pull aggro off tank(s).
I would also like to add that at low to mid lvls whm seems to be good option for sub if you want to solo for a while.
I have currently put leveling my 32 rng on hold though, so I can lvl war to 50 and thf is already at 25. Then I can more effectively farm/garden and hopefully get a few NM drops to earn enough money to buy new gear. I'am saving for: Noct Doublet+1-70k,Noct Gloves+1-40k, Noct Brais+1-40k, Noct Beret+1 30k,Noct Gaiters+1-50k. I currently have Archers knife/Great Bow+1/2 beetle rings+1/2 shield earrings/rng necklace and mrc capt belt. I would like these items but I cant afford them YET. Howkers knife (300k starting)/ at lvl 33 Peacock charm (8-10 mil will take awhile)/at lvl 35 drone earrings(not sure of the price though) Any corrections or suggestions on equipment and other money making oppurtunities is greatly appreciated.

Edited, Sun Dec 5 05:21:24 2004 by Aimxxx

Edited, Sun Dec 5 10:57:28 2004 by Aimxxx
#93 Dec 17 2004 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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As far as your gear desires go, you may want to reconsider a couple choices. Keep in mind I haven't subbed WAR in a while, so your gear needs may be somewhat different than mine. ;)

1) The Noct Gaiters +1: These add to DEX, not AGI or ranged accuracy. I recommend that once you hit 34 you get the Bastokan or Republic (if you can afford these) Greaves. Also, I'm not sure of your race, but as an Elvaan, I like my RSE boots. The AGI +3 is very nice, and these can be swapped out with the Bastokan Greaves as needed.

2) Either become a farming slave, or have fun with Argus. I think we all want that charm, but I would be curious to know how many RNG actually own this thing. Also, I wonder at what level they recieved this.

3) I'm not sure about your back item, but I've been using my Nomad's Mantle for quite some time now, with nice results.
RNG:75 MNK:75 WHM:75 BRD:75 BST:75 SAM:75 WAR:75 THF:75 BLM:75
DRG:72 SMN:63 DRK:55 NIN:49 PLD:42 RDM:41 DNC:37 SCH:37 BLU:37 COR:20 PUP:22
Woodworking:88 Cooking:60 Alchemy:60 Bone:60 Leather:60 Cloth:60 Smithing:60 Gold:54 Fishing:33
#94 Jan 01 2005 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Ranger/Samurai aint dead:p i am one and i like it and i dont realy have problem with hate on me or so i think its a good choise for taking samurai as the sub cause he is good with bows to
#95 Jan 04 2005 at 11:36 PM Rating: Good
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I'm wondering if perhaps the EQ guide shouldn't be re-written, to account for the new pieces like Noct gear and Bowyer ring.
#96 Jan 24 2005 at 9:39 AM Rating: Default
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this guide rocks. :)
#97 Feb 10 2005 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Um.. Ranger can't wear Midnight Cape, unlike you say.
#98 Feb 16 2005 at 2:19 PM Rating: Good
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u guys are CRAZY. no normal players have 120k at lvl 30. craft sucks

Strange, I'm level 33 warrior and I managed to get cooking to 90 and make 100k in 2.5 hours a day.
#99 Mar 08 2005 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Very nice, however I did find a discrepency in the armor section. You suggest certain types of head armor, but when you reach the recommended body armor for that lvl is a tunic. Wearing a tunic prevents headgear, but that seems to be the main thing I found.
#100 Mar 14 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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One question I don't see answered by this thread (maybe I'm just tired and missed it) is what is RNG's key melee skill? Dagger, axe?

I'm just starting out as RNG, so this is an opinion from one inexperienced in the job, but what i've noticed is that a dagger is more useful to me at lvl 17. An axe has such a large delay and i only get about 3 swings before i shoot again, (hate control) and with a dagger i get 5, the dmg doesn't matter but the TP helps :) Also i'm elv and i feel i need as much agi as i can get. So the beestinger was a must for me after i noticed how bad my racc was on xp mobs. I've seen elvaan rngs at higher lvls so i know it gets better :)
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#101 Apr 16 2005 at 5:02 AM Rating: Good
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Rate up, good thread! Gave me the basic RNG knowledge I needed to know.

If I may, though, I'd like to request an update to the FAQ of sorts - because it seems that most of the things here apply mostly to before the big patch in February. Certain equipment, as brought up by someone on the 2nd page (Noct's, etc) are also not taken into consideration. Perhaps other new alternatives to food (like sautees for new RNGs) could be added too.

edit: I read the thread more carefully and found the answer to my question. Rate ups for helpful posts, thank you!^^

Edited, Sat Apr 16 06:06:49 2005 by Kysha
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