This build for Dead Cells is an excellent ranged build for getting through every level and killing The Assassin for the first time.
►Weapon 1: Ranged Weapon (Lightning Bolt & Hunter’s Longbow are the best)
►Weapon 2: Ice Bow (preferred, with Pierce) or Ice Blast
►Skill 1: Bear Trap or other deployable
►Skill 2: Your choice. My favorite is the Ice Grenade or any turret
►Mutation 1: Tactics, reduced cooldown
►Mutation 2: Tactics, +damage when no enemies nearby
►Mutation 3: Tactics, +damage when nearby a deployed skill
►Best ranged weapons in order of preference
Lightning Bolt (for bosses/elites specifically)
Hunter’s Longbow (for ads)
Double notched bow
►Brutality/Tactics/Survival: Focus on Tactics! Get tactics to 6+ as quickly as possible. After that, alternate between all 3 skills to get your health up and continue to build more damage.
►Route: Prisoner’s Cells, Promenade of the Condemned, The Ramparts, The Black Bridge, Slumbering Sanctuary, The Clock Tower, The Clock Room
►Timed Doors: Going for the timed door bonuses is a personal preference. I get bored of skipping all the enemies and running for the (very minor) bonus you earn for opening the timed doors.