Wartales – Ranger Builds Guide

This is a variety of different builds for Ranger, each with preferred equipment, stats, etc. Their purpose is to have their own role-play identity while still being strong enough to stand on their own.

Guide to Ranger Builds

Cutthroat – The Manic Killer

Class Skills

  • Valorous Victory
  • Frenzy
  • Instinctive Throw
  • Cold Blooded
  • Second Weapon or Unstoppable

Basic Skills

  • Run
  • Wrath

Weapons

  • Harag Billhook, Inquisition Cinqueda

Oils

  • Perforating Oil or Unstable Oil

Accessories

  • Pocket Knife, Whet Stone, Stiletto, Tule Horn

Professions

  • Tinkerer or Thief

Favored Stats

  • Dexterity & Critical Hit

This mid-to-late round spree killer that just won’t stop. Valorous Victory combined with mastery Frenzy allows this unit to eliminate engaged targets one after another. Instinctive Throw also comes in handy to finish off targets not quite killed by a Frenzy, and the mastery version is what really makes the build shine as it allows your unit to redeploy from one side of the battlefield to the other very easily.

Poisoner – The Noxious Marker

Class Skills

  • Valorous Victory or Valorous Support
  • Poison Vial
  • Ordeal
  • Explosive Gas
  • Unstoppable

Basic Skills

  • Run
  • First Aid
  • Wrath

Weapons

  • Damaged Dagger, Ringleader’s Dagger, Viper
  • Poison Flask

Oils

  • Poisonous Oil or Perforating Oil

Accessories

  • Poison Vial

Professions

  • Scholar, Bard, Angler

Favored Stats

  • Willpower

An early round set-up support that can still kill a high priority target on their own. Find a cluster of enemies and open up with Poisonous Flask’s Poisonous Puddle skill, followed up by the mastery form of the Poison Vial skill. All enemies hit will have 5 stacks of Poison (or up to 7 with Poison Vial accessory), along with Vulnerability status. After that move in and pick off a light armored enemy with your dagger attack and get away. Explosive Gas will have limited use, primarily in Champion Fights.

Poisoner – The Sadist

Class Skills

  • Valorous Audacity or Valorous Support
  • Poison Vial
  • Instinctive Throw
  • Explosive Gas
  • Unstoppable

Basic Skills

  • Run
  • Wrath

Weapons

  • Ringleader’s Dagger
  • Hand Bomblet

Oils

  • Poisonous Oil or Perforating Oil

Accessories

  • Poison Vial

Professions

  • Scholar, Tinkerer, Angler

Favored Stats

  • Willpower & Crit

An early round damage dealer that revels in bringing down the biggest of foes with ease. Begins their turn by making use of Ringleader’s Dagger to apply poison to multiple clustered targets (preferably heavily armored or high health). Follows up by stepping back and using mastery Poison Vial to apply more Poison and Vulnerability, followed up by a Hand Bomblet to apply Bleeding to everyone hit. All units hit will have 5 Poison (up to 9 with lucky Poisoned Vial accessory procs) as well as Bleeding, and a missing 10% health from Hand Bomblet. Explosive Gas will have limited use, primarily in Champion fights.

Strategist – The Daring Captain

Class Skills

  • Valorous Audacity
  • Smoke Screen
  • Deadly Contract
  • Low Blow
  • Anticipation

Basic Skills

  • Taunt
  • First Aid
  • Galvanise Troops

Weapons

  • Harag Billhook, Inquisiton Cinqueda
  • Throwing Sickle, Blinding Powder

Oils

  • Sticky Oil

Accessories

  • Medallion, Leather Strap, Sewn Crest, Pewter Mirror

Professions

  • Bard, Cook

Favored Stats

  • Willpower & Constitution

This controller ensures the battle goes your way regardless of when they enter the fray, able to serve as an off-tank, reduce incoming damage to the troop via evasion or maximize damage in the heat of battle. This unit is all about flexibility of when and how they enter combat. [Early Round] Using them early you can Low Blow a cluster of enemies before engaging a high priority target to potentially take out by them-self or set-up your next unit to do so. Engaging with their dagger attack and then disengaging with Blinding Powder allows you to make the most of their Anticipation passive. If you want to play more cautiously then Throwing Sickle, Leather Strap, Taunt, Sticky Oil and Low Blow all synergize very well to make this Light armored unit surprisingly durable. [Mid-to-Late Round] This is when Smoke Screen has the biggest impact, provoke attacks of opportunity from a cluster of engaged units or make the most of a friendly Archer’s Barrage overwatch by pushing several enemies into it. Don’t forget to pop your Captain’s shout for more Valour Points to keep your troops going!

Strategist – The Dutiful Lieutenant

Class Skills

  • Valorous Audacity or Valorous Support
  • Smoke Screen
  • Instinctive Throw
  • Low Blow
  • Unstoppable

Basic Skills

  • First Aid
  • Tactical Order

Weapons

  • Tactician’s Dagger
  • Your choice of Offhand

Oils

  • Protective Oil

Accessories

  • Medallion, Ether, Treats, Sewn Crest

Professions

  • Scholar, Bard, Angler

Favored Stats

  • Willpower

This controller excels in the late round, cleaning up and setting up for the next. Utilize Smoke Screen to provoke attacks of opportunity from a cluster of engaged units or make the most of a friendly Archer’s Barrage overwatch by pushing several enemies into it. Both Smoke Screen and Tactical Order pair very well with other units that have Valorous Victory. Low Blow lets you minimize the incoming damage next round, and Protective Oil allows them to get right into the middle of combat and provide both Supported to allies and Surrounded to enemies without worry of being damaged by friendly fire. Also serves as an excellent unit for capturing prisoners and animals, as Tactician’s Dagger has low damage and won’t provoke attacks of opportunity if attacking from the sides – allowing you to safely whittle away a unit’s health.

Assassin – The Professional

Class Skills

  • Valorous Victory
  • Right Between The Eyes
  • Ordeal
  • Cold Blooded
  • Unstoppable

Basic Skills

  • Run
  • Wrath

Weapons

  • Harag Billhook, Inquisition Cinqueda
  • Poisoned Throwing Dagger, Hand Bomblet

Oils

  • Bleeding Oil or Perforating Oil

Accessories

  • Pockeet Knife, Whetstone, Stiletto, Tule Horn, Bleeding Oil Concentrate

Professions

  • Tinkerer, Thief, Alchemist

Favored Stats

  • Dexterity & Critical Hit

This mid round damage dealer can take out their target in practically any situation. Soften your primary target with a Poisoned Throwing Dagger which will start the Fever stacks from Ordeal rolling. If you’re more adventurous, opt for the critical hit reliant Hand Bomblet instead as it will drastically increase the damage of their coup de gras Right between the Eyes if their target is Bleeding. Bleeding Oil and its Concentrate accessory allows them to drop even the most heavily armored of enemies quickly, excelling at prolonged fights against Champions.

Assassin – The Torturer

Class Skills

  • Valorous Audacity
  • Right Between The Eyes
  • Ordeal
  • Retreat
  • Anticipation

Basic Skills

  • Run
  • Wrath

Weapons

  • Harag Billhook, Inquisition Cinqueda
  • Incendiary Flask

Oils

  • Bleeding Oil or Conversion Oil

Accessories

  • Fireproof Ointment

Professions

  • Tinkerer, Thief, Alchemist, Cook

Favored Stats

  • Dexterity & Critical Hit

This vicious early round damage dealer likes to make their killings into intimate afairs, picking out their target of choice with Right between the Eyes. From there, they’ll Incendiary Flask to discourage any unwanted guests before engaging them with their dagger skill. Retreat and Anticipation ensure that no matter how they struggle, The Torturer always wins.

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Egor Opleuha
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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