I've read stickies etc, unfortunately most of the info seems to be from 2008 or earlier so now I'm totally lost. Long Version: I love my ranger from a character perspective, except his survivability and dps really stink. My wife's guardian does more dps. I find my snares just don't work (slow... my @*@*@) thorn trap the mobs just run around. Solo Melee I nearly die almost any mob, even some greys (wahhh). I tried doing the Ranger tree arrow dps goodness, it helped my group dps, but my solo survivability suffered majorly. So tried a mix of Strength tree and Stamina tree, that helped melee and survivability a tad but not significantly. I tried "gemming" for pure agility and crit %- but that didn't seem to make any difference in either dps or survivability. Every guide I've seen, wiki, etc, all seem to have conflicting info on classes, or no info at all I hate asking for help, but.... help??? TLDR: Help paper tiger Ranger fight moar better.