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Guild Wars 2 Unveils The Ranger

At last, Guild Wars 2 players will be able to take on the mantle of everybody’s favourite park ranger and chase Yogi Bear arou … oh, sorry, it’s not that kind of ranger.

Of course it isn’t, that would be foolish. This Ranger will still have plenty of skills that allow them to interact with animals though. According to ArenaNet, Ranger players will be able to adopt up to three pets, from bears to lizards to … err … sharks. In general, only one will be active at any one time, but when it is, the Ranger will be able to control it through simple commands like “attack” and “heel.”

Apparently, it’ll also be possible to call hawks from the sky to bite the enemy’s neck off. Like so:

Other skill videos are available from ArenaNet’s Ranger sub-page, but that one is clearly the best.

Rangers are masters of ranged combat, so they’ll probably tend to use bows to fire off billions of arrows per second like a steroid-injected Robin Hood, but they can also pick up a sword when necessary.