Ranged weapons

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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][2]

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.[3]

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.[3]Steven Sharif

List of ranged weapons

Ranged abilities

Skill Icon Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Bow's combo bows combo icon.png Target an enemy and use your bow to strike with two arrows. Dealing damage and powering up your focus with this weapon attack.[4][5] Prepares four arrows.[5] Prepared shot works on all arrow attacks.[5]
Flame line flame line icon.png Shoot an arrow that leaves behind a trail of flames.[6] Arrow explodes upon reaching the end of its distance.[6] Enemies take burning damage for entering the flames.[6]
Fleeting shot fleeting shot icon.png Retreating shot rolls backward and does damage.[7] Increases max range.[7] Breaks crowd control.[7]
Hail of arrows hail of arrows icon.png If your focus is at 80%, use this skill to summon a template and launch multiple arrows within the template.[4][8] Adds movement slow.[8] Adds damage over time to targets in the area.[8]
Javelin Javelin icon.png Pulls your target to your location. Generates additional threat.[9] Increased damage. Now pulls up to 3 targets.[9] Increased damage. Now pulls up to 5 targets. Stuns targets.[9]
Knockback shot knockback shot icon.png Knocks a target back X distance.[10] Adds damage.[10] Add knockdown.[10]
Marked arrow marked arrow icon.png Target an enemy to use this skill, causing that enemy to take additional physical damage.[4][11] Enemy takes additional magical damage.[11] Increases the duration of this debuff.[11]
Power shot power shot icon.png Use this skill to charge up a shot that fires forward in a line, damaging all enemies it touches.[4][12] Chance to cause bleed damage over time.[4][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]

Items on back and belt

Backpack sockets (slots).[15]

A big component of the MMORPG that - half of that you know acronym is RPG role-playing game. And in order to role-play you need to be able to represent kind of what your character is doing in that world and you know part of what animation is doing is creating these sockets on the let's say the belt or the back that you know can plug in certain types of props or items that are created by the character team, like Carson, you know might be a scroll tube, it might be a potion, it might be whatever: Those players will have the ability as we've discussed in the past will have the ability to select what they want to be represented in those sockets and then animation will make sure that jibe well in movement.[15]Steven Sharif

Items attached to a character's back or belt represent items they are in possession of. Players can set the appearance priority for the items they wish to show.[16][17][18] Only one item can show at a time, and that is determined by player choice.[2]

The idea is to kind of move away from the mundane kind of application of belts in previous MMOs where they don't really have a lot of character so to speak. But in reality you know as an adventurer you come with a lot of tools and things that you have to use out in the wild in order to achieve what you're trying to achieve. So we wanted to kind of represent that on your character and give you something that can actually be tangible for your character and see there. I think it adds a lot of character and flavor to your identity.[19]Steven Sharif

Back slots include.[2]

Belt (hip) slots include.[16][2]

There'll be a priority system behind that that'll determine... do I show the Bow if the Greatsword is unequipped or do I show the Polearm if the Greatsword is unequipped.[18]Jeffrey Bard


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