The Ranger is revealed for Guild Wars 2

Mow down enemies with your bow as the Ranger.

In addition to the Elementalist and Warrior, the Ranger has now joined the list of classes that will be featured in Guild Wars 2. And with this class returns the ability to charm pets, including sharks.

The Ranger in Guild Wars 2 will be able to charm three pets as opposed to one in the original, however only one of these pets can be actively used at any given time. The armor, health, and damage of a Ranger’s pet will all be based upon the level of that pet’s owner.

"Pets are charmed by interacting with juvenile versions of the species you want to charm," reads the piece on the Guild Wars 2 website. "There are a variety of Tyrian species that can be charmed, including bears, moas, devourers, and sharks. As you adventure with a pet, it evolves to become more unique and eventually allows you to give it abilities that compliment your tactics."

There will be three different types of pets that will have their own sub-genres. These will be terrestrial (spiders), amphibious (lizards), and aquatic (sharks). Each pet will also have 20 evolution levels that will allow players to customize their pets.

"At certain evolution levels, pets will unlock ability slots (up to 4 total)," states the site. "Ability slots can be filled from a list of active pet abilities based on pet type."

Pets will also be manageable by their owners via commands and modes. Players can set their pet to be aggressive, defensive, or passive as well as give commands like attack, heel, and stay.

As for the Ranger itself, the class will specialize in creating traps and summoning spirits in addition to being a master of ranged weapons. Weapons usable by the Ranger are swords, axes, daggers, torches, warhorns, greatswords, longbows, and shortbows.

[Guild Wars 2 Official Website]


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