Preparation

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Preparation
Number of skills 18
Elite skills 5
Supertype Skill
Subtype None

A preparation is a ranger skill type. Preparations alter bows (in most cases), allowing them to cause additional effects.

  • Apply Poison is the only preparation that affects other weapons besides bows. Trapper's Focus is a preparation that directly affects traps.
  • You can only have one preparation active at a time. Activating another preparation will override the previous one. Once a preparation has been activated, it cannot be removed by foes until its duration expires.
  • All preparations take 2 seconds to activate and have no aftercast delay.
  • Scout's Insignia gives +10 armor while using preparations.

List of preparations[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Apply Poison.jpg

Apply Poison

Preparation. (24 seconds.) Your physical attacks inflict Poisoned condition (3...13...15 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Wilderness SurvivalZ Core
Barbed Arrows.jpg

Barbed Arrows

Preparation. (24 seconds.) Your arrows inflict Bleeding condition (3...13...15 seconds). You have -40 armor while activating this skill. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Wilderness SurvivalZ Nightfall
Choking Gas.jpg

Choking Gas

Preparation. (1...10...12 seconds.) +1...7...8 damage. Spreads Choking Gas to foes adjacent to target. Choking Gas interrupts spells. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02424 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Wilderness SurvivalZ Core
Corrupted Breath.jpg

Corrupted Breath

Preparation. (20 seconds.) Whenever your attacks hit, all nearby foes take 50 damage for each enchantment on your target. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Factions
Disrupting Accuracy.jpg

Disrupting Accuracy

Preparation. (36 seconds.) Interrupts an action whenever your arrows critical. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png MarksmanshipZ Nightfall
Expert Focus.jpg

Expert Focus

Preparation. (24 seconds.) Your bow attack skills cost 1...2...2 less Energy and do +1...8...10 damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png ExpertiseZ Eye of the North
Glass Arrows.jpg

Glass Arrows

Elite Preparation. (10...30...35 seconds.) Your arrows deal +5...17...20 damage. Inflicts Bleeding condition if blocked (10...18...20 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png ExpertiseZ Factions
Glass Arrows (PvP).jpg

Glass Arrows (PvP)

Elite Preparation. (10...30...35 seconds.) Your arrows deal +5...11...12 damage. Inflicts Bleeding condition if blocked (10...18...20 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png ExpertiseZ Factions
Ignite Arrows.jpg

Ignite Arrows

Preparation. (24 seconds.) Your arrows deal 3...15...18 fire damage to target and foes adjacent to target. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Wilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
Kindle Arrows.jpg

Kindle Arrows

Preparation. (24 seconds.) +3...20...24 fire damage. Your arrows deal fire damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Wilderness SurvivalZ Core
Marksman's Wager.jpg

Marksman's Wager

Elite Preparation. (18 seconds.) Gain 5...9...10 Energy whenever your arrows hit. Lose 10 Energy whenever your arrows fail to hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02424 Tango-recharge-darker.png ExpertiseZ Prophecies
Melandru's Arrows.jpg

Melandru's Arrows

Elite Preparation. (18 seconds.) Your arrows inflict Bleeding condition (3...21...25 seconds) and deal +8...24...28 damage to enchanted foes. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Wilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
Rapid Fire.jpg

Rapid Fire

Preparation. (5...21...25 seconds.) You attack 33% faster while wielding a bow. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png MarksmanshipZ Eye of the North
Read the Wind.jpg

Read the Wind

Preparation. (24 seconds). +3...9...10 damage. Your arrows move twice as fast. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png MarksmanshipZ Core
Read the Wind (PvP).jpg

Read the Wind (PvP)

Preparation. (24 seconds). Your arrows move twice as fast. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png MarksmanshipZ Core
Seeking Arrows.jpg

Seeking Arrows

Preparation. (3...12...14 seconds.) Your arrows are unblockable. Ends if you fail to hit. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png MarksmanshipZ Factions
Trapper's Focus.jpg

Trapper's Focus

Elite Preparation. (12...22...24 seconds.) Your trap skills are no longer easy to interrupt. You gain +0...2...2 to your Wilderness Survival attribute. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png ExpertiseZ Factions
Yellow Snow.jpg

Yellow Snow

Preparation. Lose one condition. Your next snowball causes Disease ( 10 seconds.) [sic] 0 0 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Core

Skills that interact with preparations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Similar to Elementalist attunements, Ranger NPCs will activate their preparation whenever the duration of their preparation has ended, even when they are being attacked.