Skip to main content

"Torchlight 2": Simple Sniper Outlander Build Guide

Arc is a self-help author/speaker and AI thinker. He also make apps as a side hustle.

This is a simple to use Outlander build. Its attacks have super long range, and it is a heavy hitter. Skill choices in this build are easy to use and allow the Outlander to maintain long-range combat.

Crossbows hold the longest range among ranged weapons in Torchlight 2. They are the recommended weapon for this build

Crossbow Outlander, Copyright Runic Games

Crossbow Outlander, Copyright Runic Games


  • Strength (385 Stat Points): The build is all about hitting enemies hard. Invest almost all stat points in strength. This will increase weapon and critical hit damage.
  • Dexterity (110 Stat Points): Place your remaining stat points here. First, you need critical hit chance, or else your critical hit damage will be nearly useless. Second, you need dodge and fumble recovery since the obvious cons of this build is low defense. Don't worry about your limited dexterity. Charge, Dodge Mastery, and Share the Wealth can cover that up.


Here are the skills you should invest in.

Warfare (16 Skill Points)

  • Rune Vault (1 Skill Point): Your first 1 point marvel lets you instantly move backward away from your target. It lets you avoid dangerous situations. This skill is your panic button.
  • Long Range Mastery (15 Skill Points): Long Range Mastery is the most important passive skill in this build. It increases the range and damage of your crossbow.
Scroll to Continue

Read More From Levelskip

Lore (32 Skill Points)

  • Tangling Shot (1 Skill Point): The projectile from this skill can immobilize the target when fired at them. Use this in holding down dangerous enemies to prevent them from coming close. Since you only need the immobilize effect of this skill, don’t waste more points here.
  • Bramble Wall (1 Skill Point): A sniper should fire at a safe distance. A single point in Bramble Wall grants the ability to create a gap between you and your enemies. Having this skill lets you build a temporary bunker so that you can safely fire at enemies.
  • Dodge Mastery (15 Skill Points): This increases your dodge chance passively. No further explanation is needed.
  • Share the Wealth (15 Skill Points): You basically need this skill to build up your critical hit chance, attack speed, cast speed, and dodge. Sharing the charge benefits your allies as it increases the overall effectiveness of your party.

Sigil (84 Skill Points)

  • Shadowshot (15 Skill Points): Shadowshot is the main damage-dealing skill for this build. You will basically spam this skill to hit multiple enemies. The skill has a longer range and hits really hard.
  • Repulsion Hex (15 Skill Points): A sniper should avoid melee fights. Repulsion Hex pushes away incoming melee enemies. The skill can also interrupt or tell enemies to flee.
  • Stone Pact (15 Skill Points): This skill can help this build survive from some heavy damage. It is also your primary source of health recovery aside from potions. The reflect damage is good, but it’s not that important in this build for obvious reasons. Never miss casting this skill for your party.
  • Shadowling Brute (15 Skill Points): The Shadowling Brute will dash and leap into battle, taking care of melee fights while you deal damage in range.
  • Shadowling Ammo (9 Skill Points): This grants the chance to summon Shadowling Bats when you kill enemies. The bats may be weak, but in a group, they are strong.
  • Death Ritual (15 Skill Points): This passively makes your Shadowlings deadlier, allowing them to serve you in the battlefield longer.

Spell Tome

  • Spell: Haste - Temporarily increases movement and attack speed. Increased movement speed is great for exploring maps. Attack Speed increases damage per second.
  • Tome: Marksmanship - Permanently increases the damage from your crossbow.
  • Tome: Armor Expertise - Increase armor absorption for defense.
  • Tome: Animal Handling - Boosts up the power of pets and shadowlings.

Equipment Affixes Priority

  • Crossbow: In Torchlight 2, crossbows have the highest range among ranged weapons.
  • Critical hit chance and Critical hit damage: You still need more of these affixes from items.
  • Health on hit: Good for toe-to-toe situations.
  • Attack Speed: Increases damage per second and works well with health on hit.
  • Health, All Armor, and Damage reduction: Since this build doesn’t invest stat points on vitality, get these affixes from items.

Feel free to make your own version of this build.


Guil on July 27, 2020:

great , but u should add a leveling guide, like how u should spent points while leveling...

Related Articles