Aion Ranger Class Guide by Killer Guides contains a lot of valuable information for new Rangers, including: skill lists with insightful explanations, example hotbar layouts, PvE strategies, PvP strategies, and tips to level your character and keep him or her equipped in the best gear. It isn’t missing much.
The table of contents is quite extensive for the Killer Guides Aion Ranger Class Guide. It starts off by listing the pros and cons of playing a Ranger and then touches upon the differences between Elyos and Asmodian Rangers. It then delves into what leveling a Ranger in Aion entails from levels 1-10 and 10-50.
The author of the Ranger guide gives you valuable instructions on the best ways to use your various skills from levels 1-50, including melee and ranged attacks, traps, and buffs. It goes into great detail about skills such as: Hide, Counterattack, Mau Form, Trap of Slowing, Aerial Wild Shot, Shock Arrow, and Heal Wings (just to name a few).
There are sections for Zones, Equipment, Farming, and Battle Strategies as well. The Battle Strategies section is especially helpful because it shares examples hotbar layouts from levels 1-50 (grouped by every 10 levels). It then goes on to describe viable attack orders and combinations and what to do in various situations such as PvE, 1 vs. 1, mass PvP, and sieging. For an example, look to the image to the right.
The guide comes in two PDF versions: normal (graphical) and printer-friendly. I enjoy reading the normal version (see right) when I’m on my computer but prefer the printer-friendly version as a hardcopy.
The most recent version of the guide has an updated section on the best strategies to use against a Gladiator, Templar, Assassin, Cleric, Chanter, Sorcerer, or Spiritmaster in a 1v1 battle. What are some big things you need to watch out for when fighting them? What are some of the tactics to keep them at bay? This PvP section has you covered.
One minor issue is that some of the skill names are a bit out of date. You can find the most recent Ranger skill list on the Aion Armory database. I’m sure this will be updated in a future version soon.
The Aion Ranger Class Guide isn’t complete just yet ( a couple sections are still in development), but if you purchase it through Killer Guides, you will receive free updates. As of right now, I'll give this guide an 8.5/10.