I agree with you Gentle, SS SR is totally a waste and useless in battle.
This is the build i used on my SR NATO.
- Now you maybe asking "Why not Explosive Arrow?" simple, this is a hit and run skill, on FOC 90 you will never kill with this, and totems remove DoT really fast.
- If you're lvl90 +30 with MDC items you wont need Fortitude, removed from build.
Why Joint Strike? is not the Best speed debuff compared to other classes but is enough to pulverize your opponents.
Example vs (SR,Sin,Ranger,Avenger): Ambush > 4 hits AA > Joint Strike > Retreat > Curse of Darkness to reduce 27m range from opponent, then use Xbow to AA till death, keeping distance.
Example vs (All Mages including Prot): Ambush > 4 hits AA > Joint Strike > Retreat > Trap of Silence > Focus on Xbow AA till death,
This is just an example, you can also use Socker Kick to debuff then Home Trust then Trap and keep the AA.
Right now Piercing Arrow is working, and it reduce a large amount of DEF when stak with -750 LRDD, i did some tests a while ago.
Most important skill
Trap of Silence Swiftness lvl8
Trap of Silence Accuracy lvl 6
Swift Curse of Darkness lvl5 (Instant)
Accuracy of Soccer Kick lvl 3
Accuracy of Home Thrust lvl 3
Potens Forward Dash lvl 10