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Pre-alpha Ranger bow modeled by Jon Arellano and concepted by Jeff Delierre.

A character may equip up to two hand weapons and also wear a ranged weapon on their back.[1]

Do I want my main hand to be my ranged weapon or do I want my main hand to be my melee weapon with regards to skill usage. For example, with the Ranger, if you have a range skill it'll automatically swap regardless of what your main weapon hand is, but for the combat ability for the "Auto Attack" feature it would be your chosen weapon.[1]Steven Sharif

Rangers are going to have a minimum distance requirement where they are eligible to use their ranged weapons.[2]

While melee characters have a max distance proximity where they're eligible to use their sword and melee weapons, Rangers are going to have a minimum distance requirement.[2]Steven Sharif

List of ranged weapons

Ranged abilities

Skill Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Bow's combo Target an enemy and use your bow to strike with two arrows. Dealing damage and powering up your focus with this weapon attack.[3][4] Prepares four arrows.[4] Prepared shot works on all arrow attacks.[4]
Flame line Shoot an arrow that leaves behind a trail of flames.[5] Arrow explodes upon reaching the end of its distance.[5] Enemies take burning damage for entering the flames.[5]
Fleeting shot Retreating shot rolls backward and does damage.[6] Increases max range.[6] Breaks crowd control.[6]
Hail of arrows If your focus is at 80%, use this skill to summon a template and launch multiple arrows within the template.[3][7] Adds movement slow.[7] Adds damage over time to targets in the area.[7]
Impale Target an enemy and lauch a spear to damage and pull the enemy into melee range.[8] Lasso effect pulls the target to the tank and does damage.[9] Adds a stun.[9] Adds damage over time.[9]
Knockback shot Knocks a target back X distance.[10] Adds damage.[10] Add knockdown.[10]
Marked arrow Target an enemy to use this skill, causing that enemy to take additional physical damage.[3][11] Enemy takes additional magical damage.[11] Increases the duration of this debuff.[11]
Power shot Use this skill to charge up a shot that fires forward in a line, damaging all enemies it touches.[3][12] Chance to cause bleed damage over time.[3][12] Splits into a fan of arrows in a cone. Radius increases based on hold duration.[12]

Gear slots

There are 16 gear slots in Ashes of Creation:[14]


See also