|Profession:||Guild of Shadows|
When hunting solo, scouts often perform the duties of foresters, using stealth to get in good position to shoot their prey, and then their bow skills to severely wound it. If the arrows don't strike true, they are able to dispatch the wounded beast with their sword.
When hunting with a group, scouts serve as an advance reconnaisance, and bait for ambushes. After finding their prey and leading it back to the hunting party, scouts help in the fight either by standing back with the healers and casters and shooting arrows though the melee, or by entering melee with agile, directed blows from their sword. Very often they are assigned the duties of protecting the healers and casters should their prey turn from the main battle line and charge the supporting divisions.
In the wars, scouts use all these skills practiced in peacetime to perform as advanced scouts for the army. Their role is to locate the enemy while remaining undetected, accurately report back to their commanders the size, composition, command-and-control structures, and artillery (siege engines and magic) of the enemy, and cause what disruption they can. Many scouts group with infiltrators and minstrels to form stealthy scouting groups that hunt enemy stealth groups. They are expected to participate in large battles by reducing enemy numbers with massed archery, disrupting magical and mundane artillery, and defending Albion's support classes.
Starting Race Attributes
|Available Races||Intelligence Primary||Dexterity Secondary||Quickness Tertiary||Con||Str||Pie||Emp||Cha|
Armor: Cloth, Leather, Studded (10)
Weaponry: Staves, Longbows, Slashing, Thrusting
Shield: Small (5)
Miscellaneous: Sprint, Evade I (1), Evade II (12), Evade III (20), Camouflage (30), Tireless (15)
Miscellaneous: (based on bow) Critical Shot I- IX, Penetrating Arrow I - III, Rapid Fire I - II, Volley I-IV, Sure Shot
Miscellaneous: (based on stealth) Safe Fall I (10)
- Slash - The rest can go either here or Thrust
- Thrust - The Rest can go either here or Slash
- Longbow - 50 Archery
- Shields - 42 Shield
- Stealth - Whatever is your + to Stealth skill, subtract it from 50 and you should be able to get a 50 composite Stealth (Example: Say you have +10 to stealth, you will go 40 in Stealth and come out with 50 composite stealth)
Playstyle for PVE for a Scout is fairly simple. Always remember to have Invigoration pots beforehand, if you don't have a bot, then you should get some Buff Pots as well.
When going into any PVE zone, Scouts are pretty tough on taking many monsters. Usually when I need to PVE, I will start off by Stealthing and close in on range to my target. Once I am within range of a Critical Shot, I will then shoot the mob. By this time, the mob should have aggro on you and should be moving in close to you. After you have used Critical Shot on the mob, you will then be able to use either Point Blank Shot or Standard shot, depending on the range of the mob. Usually you will be able to start shooting instantly with Point Blank.
If the mob is in melee combat with you and you are level 50, you will be able to slam the target for 5 seconds, thus, giving you one more shot to hit the target OR it gives you 5 seconds to run away at a distance, so you can get a few more shots in. The latter being what I would suggest, as long as it is not a good distance away from groupmates. If you are solo, then by all means, kite(run away with it still aggroing) as you can, then turn around and start shooting it. If you MUST engage the target in melee, then you will need to use a Style I like to use, Reflection, this will keep a style going onto the target and damaging the target as much as possible, until your next slam. Scouts are simply known as range classes. They are meant to be at a distance, so melee is always their weakness.
- Mastery of Stealth
- Falcon's Eye
- Augmented Dexterity
- Mastery of Blocking
- Long Wing
- Ignore Pain
- Etheral Bond
- Veil Recovery
- Mastery of Pain
- Second Wind
- First Aid
- Raging Power
- Mastery of Concentration
- Mystic Crystal Lore
- Augmented Strength
- Augmented Constitution
- Augmented Quickness
Realm Rank 5 Ability
Shield Trip: Roots target for 10 seconds. Scout will then be disarmed for 15 seconds
Master Level Paths
Other Useful Items