This guide is based on old thread from 2016 but i'm trying to make new updated one here.
feel free to comment if something is lacking or incorrect so ill update it.
Equipment & Stats
Crossbow - (tiered to the highest tier), (gives the most damage and crit).
1H-Sword - (Stat Stick), (gives the most p.att).
Leather gear - (with either all crit or Hard mode set for the extra damage).
Dex/P.att - x4
Str/P.att - x2
Statting can be down to the person by using dex/p.att and str/p.att in any order due to them giving both 1 point of p.att per 1 point of dex/str (best would be 4/2).
-Long duration buffs
[Grassland Mix] - (+10% HP)
[Steamed Fish Steak] - (+15% Pattak)
[Hero Potion] - (+20% all attributes)
-Short duration ones that are ~30 seconds or less time:
[Tranquillity powder] - (-25% aggro)
[Strong Stimulant] - (+25% attack speed)
[Extinction Potion] - (+650 crit hit rate)
[Caviar Sandwich] - (+10% crit hit dmg) these can be crafted and gotten from your housekeeper.
-These are very useful buffs too for soloing harder bosses and something you must have for a party running instances:
[Magic Lute] - (+25% attack Speed)
[Magic Tambourine] - (+15% phsical dmg)
!There are tons of buff foods and things in this game that you need later for the high end content!
-Main damage skills:
-AOE damage skills:
-Trash damage skills:
Here is a list of skills I would recommend that you get to maximum level and I will try to prioritize them from most important to least important.
-Scout General Skills:
-Warden General Skills:
-Scout Specific Skills:
5.[Ranged Weapon Mastery]
If you still have TP left over:
-The most impacting ones:
[Hunter Stance] - (Grotto of Horrors, item set skill)
[Going It Alone] - (Vale of Rites, item set skill)
-Other scout ISS (Less important):
[Spirit Beast's Leather] - (Bethomia, item set skill)
[Focus Enhancement] - (Sardo Castle, item set skill)
-“short buffs” or “burn buffs”
1.[Caviar Sandwich] - (or the house maid one)
11.[Arrow of Essence]
2.[Autoshot] - (toggle it on during Snipe Cast)
4.[Shot] - (spam shot)
"boss should be dead"
1.[Vamp arrow] - (if you have scout/rogues in the party)
2.[Snipe] - (on knight/warrior AD)
3.[Autoshot] - (toggle it on during Snipe Cast)
4.[charged chop] - (on knight/warrior AD)
5.[Reflected shot] - (if you have time on AD)
6.[shot] - (spam shot)
“boss should be dead”
Most of the other skills compared to Shot are really weak for scout besides Snipe and Charged Chop.
Hidden Peril is nice for the chance of a 1 second cast Snipe but my personal preference is to cast snipe at the start of my rotation while solo.
When in a raid for a high end instance my rotation slightly varies depending on what support is in party.