You’re right about the calculations—Purge is very powerful, but that isn’t sustained damage, it’s burst, and burst damage classes are often the balanced classes of their tier, like the two you mentioned—Riftwalker’s Power and Baltael’s Aventail SoulWeaver’s BaltaelSynch. However, I’d also like to add Rage DragonLord to this list due to DragonSoul dealing 490% damage at the cost of 10% health. That means you can use it over and over again as it has no cooldown. It is also far less expensive than Blood Rite (in terms of real life money)
Additionaly, Cryptic could be considered the less cool, less fun, lss mechanical third-tier version of Ranger due to it having the same Crit mechanic and being more of a defensive class with very consistent and sustained offenses, making it high up on the tier 3 list.
Yeah, actually, I can tell that you don’t, despite me having said otherwise previously, because I remember when people used DragonSlayer for the original Dragon Challenges when I beleive that wasn’t how you intended them to be played.
Also, Ranger used to be my favourite, too, but now that I used Necro to check out the Left Section of the Dragon Challenges, I found that Necro was far easier and way more fun to use than IBR on Elemental Chaos, and from that point on, I’ve been trying Necro with everything (although there are definitely better classes, I won’t argue, Shadow Seed makes this extremely fun).
About the challenges, Ranger can beat them with ease, like, all of them. You just need a pet dragon, and that’s about it. Also, I’ve read on the Pedia that Meowphant only stuns you once if you have a guest with you, so I’m assuming Sir Leon can make these very easy for NDAs without a Protection Dragon. Alternatively, you could opt for maximizing your defenses with those items like the Hidebehind and all and use Aegis.
Sporcaling + Ninja = Chemistry