Hunter Ranger [mod 9] PVE Build

by Jamezbonz on July 7, 2016
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Hunter Ranger [mod 9] PVE Build

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Hi my name is Jamezbonz. And i am going to post my hunter ranger trapper pve build. I am new to this so please bare with me.

Character Creation.

[Dragonborn] I personally choose this race for the reason is you get a extra +3 power and +3 critical strike increase. and you get to freely chose where you put your ability points

[Drow] if you do not have the dragonborn race unlocked i highly recommend this race over the wood elf and the menzoberranzan renegade. this is simply because the darkfire perk is a lot better then the 1% crit chance or fearie fire. the drow race will also allow you to put 2 ability points into dexterity and wisdom, which is what we will be going for.


this one is pretty easy. in order to max your damage you want 18 points on both, Dexterity and Wisdom (this includes the ability points granted by your chosen class. Make sure you put them on Dexterity and wisdom!) you will end up with 12 STR, 10 CON, 18 DEX, 10 INT, 18 WIS, and 10 CHA. When leveling up always put your points into DEX and WIS



Heroic feats

  1. toughness 3/3
  2. weapon mastery 3/3
  3. predatory action 2/5
  4. agile combatant 3/3
  5. lucky skirmisher 3/3
  6. endless assault 3/3
  7. disciple of dexterity 3/3

Combat paragon

  1. bloodletting 5/5

Trapper paragon

  1. fleet stance 5/5
  2. deft strike 5/5
  3. forestbond 5/5
  4. swiftness of the fox 5/5
  5. ancient roots 5/5
  6. thorned roots 5/5
  7. serpent’s bite 5/5
  8. biting snares 1/1



  1. Rapid shot
  2. hunters teamwork


  1. cordon of arrows
  2. constricting arrow
  3. fox cunning


  1. seismic shot
  2. forest ghost

Class features

  1. aspect of the lone wolf
  2. aspect of the serpent


Power: 400 power = 1% bonus damage. this is very nice to have but if you can choose power or critical strike go for critical strike.

Critical strike: 400 critical strike = 1% crit chance.

Armor penetration: you should get Resistance ignored to 59% – 60%

Combat advantage bonus: 1k- 1.2k

Control bonus: 1k- 1.2k

Deflection: we will stack up on this whenever we can 400 points = 1% chance to deflect.

Life steal: we will want 3000-4000 points in here minimum

Stamina gain: 1k – 1.2k



  1. dark fey hunter
  2. fey precision
  3. elven haste
  4. elven ferocity
  5. elven fury

Dread ring

  1. conjure’s gambit
  2. evoker’s thirst
  3. illusion shimmer
  4. shadowtouch
  5. endless consumption

icewind dale

  1. encroaching tactics OR wheatering the storm (depending how much combat advantage bonus you have you shouldn’t go over 1,2k)
  2. refreshing chill
  3. sleet skills
  4. cool resolve
  5. rousing warmth

tyranny of dragons

  1. dragon’s claw
  2. dragon’s gaze
  3. will of the dragon
  4. dragon’s greed
  5. dragon’s thirst
  6. dragon’s fury
  7. dragon’s grip


  1. primordial might
  2. primordial focus
  3. drow ambush tactics
  4. dwarven footing
  5. abyssal strikes

maze engine

  1. abyssal siphoning
  2. demonic influence
  3. demonic endurance
  4. baphomet’s might

elemental evil

  1. wave of force
  2. heart of stone
  3. searing aggression
  4. furious whirlwind

Guild stronghold (depends on what your guild has available and what your character needs)

  1. Power bonus
  2. critical severity bonus
  3. armor penetration bonus
  4. defense bonus
  5. life steal bonus
  6. mount speed bonus
  7. enhance overload: slayer


Offense slots: Azure enchantments (Brutal enchantments but i only suggest this if you have rank 12’s and go all across the board)

Defense slot: Dark enchantments

Utility slot: Fey blessing, Dragon’s hoard enchantments (i suggest 3 fey – 2 dragon’s)

Armor enchantment slot: Negation enchantment

Weapon enchantment slot: Dread enchantment


Weapons: Twisted artifact weapon set

Rings: Ring of rising power, and Ring of rising precision

Shirt & Pants: Gemmed exquisite elemental SHIRT & PANTS

Armor: If you have access to Dragon flight gear.

  1. Dragon flight assault coat
  2. Dragon flight raid hood
  3. Dragon flight raid bracers- or assault depending on your Armor pent
  4. Dragon flight raid gaiters

if you do not have access to the DF gear you can go with dusk armor variant of whats listed above also the drowcraft as long as you have your black ice shaping lvl 5 and can infuse it to the assault or raid variants. due to the fact the dusk arms are not available atm the drowcraft bracers non infused are the same stats.

Neck and Waist: at the moment i am on the fence on this i am using the Lostmauth’s hoard set due to the fact you get +2 STR and +2 DEX also it gives power, crit, armor pent. but i am looking into the Demon lords’ immortality set and if i go to that i will update the build.


  1. Lantern of revelation (main)
  2. Lostmauth’s horn of blasting
  3. Sigil of the controller
  4. Thayan book of the dead


there are a lot of choices on comps ion stones are helpful as you are leveling to rank 12’s but i will list the companions i use

Erinyes of belial (more crit severity)

Dancing blade (more crit severity)

owl bear cub

Air or Fire arcon both have advantages and disadvantages


and a secret little guy Bear cub at epic state he gives you the same buff as a transcendent life drinker

that wraps things up i do not know how to post photos at this time but as soon as i learn i will. If you have any questions you can message me and i will get back to you asap thank’s

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  • NotSoProGamer
    July 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    why use Bloodletting instead of Trappers Cunning if you have 3-4k life steal you dont need anymore and trappers cunning makes your encounters recharge faster and allow for a higher damage output.

  • Jamezbonz
    July 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    That’s a good point I will be honest I had forgotten about trappers cunning but I say bloodletting for those who may not have the life steal at 3-4K thanks for the comment

  • Ponce
    July 30, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Whats the rotation?

  • MentatTeg
    August 2, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Yes rotation please? Nice work btw!

  • Jamezbonz
    August 6, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Hi sry to have taken so much time the rotation is X constricting, Y cordon, and B fox cunning for most your. Battles you will hit x,b (ranged) then rb X.Y.B. (Melee) thanks

  • DecimusNL
    September 12, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Is this good for pvp ?

    • Heysus
      September 18, 2016 at 2:51 am

      Yes! Really amazing for PVE and PVP. I stared using this mod, most damage 90% of time on PVE and most kills in PVP.

  • Ghostraven
    September 23, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I have a question. I’ve been playing strictly HR since I started neverwinter a year ago. I quit playing and came back after many updates later. I’ve been watching videos of people’s game plays and have noticed that when they use their encounters, they are getting instant CD without using all of their encounters. When I power through one set of encounters and switch stances, I still have CD on my others (I do play trapper build). How are people doing this?

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