I started out as a bard and a rdm, where gear swapping is clear and obvious: you know you don't need string skill when casting a song with a wind instrument, so you macro in more singing or some wind skill, you know that you need chr up to the 110-120 range to have a decent shot at debuffing/sleeping end game event mobs, you know that you want to swap in lots of int for offensive spells, staves for spells based on type, and mnd for most buffs.
My point is, with the mage types I've played so far that the stats to buff in any one instance are pretty clearly defined, the only hazy instance I can think of is the payoff between chr and singing/string/wind skill on debuffs, but even thats only because chr "cap" is given a bit of a range.
With physical DD, it seems to be much less clear as to when I need to swap certain gear in. I hear bits and pieces about TPing gear vs ws gear, and I know that some people have mnd builds for holy bolts. The mnd builds make sense to me, the TP/ws gear I need some help understanding: isn't RACC helpfull whether you're TPing or WSing? RATT and STR too? it seems like its all about boosting which is most helpful, but the lines get blurred there, because you still need some RACC when WSing, even though you may need to pile on the STR to max the damage...
Sorry for the long post. What it boils down to: 60RNG atm, pretty solid gear up to this point (not godly gear, but I've got my selenes, got the jaridah set where useful, AF where useful, keep up to date on my +1 rings, got my amamets ready, working towards the +1 now, etc) And I don't know much about gear swapping. Does anyone have any tips on what they macro in for different actions? Slugwinder, tp, etc. Doesn't even have to be specific gear so much as what trait you focus on for each set (perhaps listed in str>ratt>racc form would be easiest?). General tips/advice/links about gear swapping on ranger are definitely welcome too. Do I even have to worry about this a whole lot pre-70?
Edited, Mar 10th 2009 5:30pm by TwoGil