Ranger spike

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Ranger spike, or "rspike", is a PvP team build that includes several Rangers using high-damage bow attacks in tandem to quickly take down a target in a spike. There are several variations on ranger spikes, differing both in choice of spike skills as well as in variety of support team members.

Common features of ranger spike builds include:

Ranger spike is considered a gimmick build due to a number of factors:

  1. The spike lacks a significant recharge time, stressing the resources of enemy healers.
  2. Compared to other spike builds, ranger spike is very fast (with all the damage being compressed into approximately half a second) and unpredictable. As a result, stopping the spike relies largely on fast, reflexive (instead of preventative) use of skills such as Infuse Health.
  3. Rangers are very durable, with high natural armor and a number of defensive skills.
  4. Perhaps most importantly, the build as a whole has a low skill ceiling (there is little room to improve the effectiveness of the build once the basics are learned).

Team roles (edit) (category)
Type General team roles Specific team roles Hero team roles
Damage SpikerNuker BomberDagger spammerTouch rangerStarbursterTrapper Signet of Spirits hero
Pressure Lineback BarragerBeast masterCripshot RangerPressure Ranger
Support HealerProtection BatteryBonderFlag runnerHybrid monkImbagonInfuserOrders Necro healerSoul Twisting prot
Control ShutdownTank Minion masterPermaSpirit spammer Mesmer Midline
Utility CallerToolbox Gimmick