If you’re looking to build the best Hunter/Sniper build in Ragnarok X: Next Generation, this is the perfect guide for you.
We will teach you which stats build to use, which skills to level up, and which equipment and cards are best for the Hunter job class.
Why build a Hunter class?
The Archer/Hunter job is one of the most powerful classes in Ragnarok X: Next Generation in terms of raw damage. In fact, this applies to almost all Ragnarok games too!
Hunters are known for one of the highest DPS outputs in the game, thanks to supportive skills that buff their DEX and AGI, as well as the ability to use different types of arrow elements.
(Related Guide: Element Weakness Guide for Ragnarok X)
The Hunter class is perfect for new beginners who want to farm mobs quickly, do MVP hunting, or even do a bit of PvP.
Hunter Stats Build
Hunters mainly care about three stats:
- DEX — increases ranged damage, Hit % and Haste (reduces skill cooldown)
- AGI — increases attack speed
- LUK — increases chance to deal Critical damage and proc your beast to attack
However, the recommended stat allocation for a pure DPS build is:
- Max DEX
- 1 AGI
- 1 LUK
Why? Because the attack speed (ASPD) bonus from AGI and the crit rate benefits of LUK both rely on your base damage, which is mainly based off your DEX.
A faster attack speed and more crit procs are useless if the base damage they build upon is too low.
In Ragnarok X, the ASPD bonuses from AGI and the crit bonuses from LUK are just not worth it—Hunters are better off maxing their DEX and then rely on gears and cards to enhance their ASPD and Crit rates.
Hunter Skill Build
For the DPS Hunter skill build, we recommend prioritizing the following skills:
- Double Strafe 10
- Owl’s Eye 10
- Vulture Eye 5
- Elemental Arrow 10
- Improve Concentration 10
- Beast Bane 10
- Focused Shot 10
- Falconry Mastery 1
- Windwalker 10
- Falcon Eyes 10
- Multi Firing 5
- Sharp Shooting 5
Great for PVP
- Arrow Repel
- Blitz Beat
As a general rule of thumb, you should almost always max your passive skills such as Owl’s Eye and Vulture’s Eye, as well as active buffs like Improve Concentration.
These skills are what make Hunters DPS powerhouses compared to other job classes.
Double Strafe will be your bread and butter farming skill in the early game when your ASPD is still low. You can get a few levels of Arrow Shower if you need an AoE skill to clear out mobs quickly.
Later in the mid/late game, these will be overpowered by the Sniper’s offensive skills. Note that in Ragnarok X, you can reset your skill points and use your Archer/Hunter skill points on just Sniper skills only.
Finally, the rest of your skills will depend on your playstyle. Hunters usually have a pretty straightforward skill tree, but feel free to experiment around other builds that suit your playstyles!
Best Equipment & Cards for Hunters
As mentioned above, your gears will be your main source of ASPD and Crit.
F2P and new players can go with White gears at the start, but aim to craft Blue weapon and armor sets whenever possible to get more value out of refinement bonuses. Eventually, you should transition into Purple and Gold sets at the later stages of the game.
Recommended Hunter Weapons
For weapons, we recommend using Longbows since they provide Final ASPD bonuses, as opposed to Shortbows which only provide Haste (CD reduction) bonuses.
Make sure to always tier up your weapons to as max level as you can, and use the Equipment Stat Transfer when needed to pass on the item’s stats to a new one.
Lastly, Hunters have a huge advantage of being able to switch arrow elements easily. Make sure to check our Elemental Weakness Guide and bring along the correct arrow quivers with you!
Recommended Hunter Armors and Accessories
Again, white sets should be enough in the early stages until you’re ready to invest on Purple or Gold sets, making sure to tier up your gears whenever possible.
For accessories, use the following for added attack speed:
- Ancient Flower Ring
- Elegant Incense
Recommended Cards for Hunters
As usual, get cards that give Final ASPD % and Final Crit % bonuses. You can use White cards temporarily in the early game, but Blue cards should be your endgame.
Here’s a quick list of viable cards that are perfect for a DPS Hunter build:
Weapon cards that give Crit:
- Magnolia Card — Final Crit +6%
- Anubis Card — Final Crit +8%
- Raydric Archer — Final Crit +12%
- Mistress Card [Night] — Final Crit +12%
- Dracula Card [Void] — Final Crit +15%
Weapon cards that give Final ASPD:
- Scorpion Card — Final Aspd +30%
- Wolf card — Final Aspd +40%
- Sting Card — Final ASPD +50%
- Ghostring Card [Night] — Final Aspd +60%
- Strouf Card [Void] — Final Aspd +75%
- Golem Card — Final Aspd +30%
- Golden Thief Bug Card [Void] — Final Aspd +60%
Hopefully this guide has helped you build your Hunter character to its maximum potential!
Do you have any other preferred stat builds, skill builds, and recommended gears? Feel free to share them in the comments below!