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Ranger Revised

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This is a rebalancing of WotC's Ranger class.

The Ranger's issues are well documented and more numerous than what is fair.

This document resolves the following issues while preserving as much of WotC's vision as possible.

• Disproportionate Ability Ratios

• Poor Damage Scaling

• The Beastmaster's Robotic Companion

• The low Survival Rate of the Companion

• Poor Spellcasting Capabilities

• Lack of Non-Spellcasting options


In addition to the class's general revamp, this document introduces one new Ranger Archetype and 6 new Animal Companions.


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Katie F September 05, 2016 6:57 am UTC
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Looks great will test it out next game, though it would be good if we could get a printer friendly version too.
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Gerard S September 06, 2016 6:15 am UTC
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I'm glad you like it! I'd like to hear what you think after it has been used.
As for a printer friendly version, that is near impossible right now. Image Shack or whatever I was using at the time to host the pictures, has since lost them somehow. Editing even a single aspect of the book would now require basically remaking the whole thing.
That might be something I'd consider looking into in the future, but not right now.
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Leigh P December 11, 2016 9:31 am UTC
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Shame... the flattened text hurts read/printablity :(
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Nicolas R June 26, 2016 12:58 am UTC
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Question about beastmaster archetype. At lvl 15, Monstrous Companion, i can now summon and bond with Monstrosities. But to my knowledge, there are no monstrosities with a challenge rating of 1/4, they start as low as 1/2. is the Monstrous Companion ability a mistake, or have i missed something out completely? Thanks :)
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Jake E January 22, 2016 9:09 pm UTC
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You should include some method of achieving a similar result to Hunter's Mark. Perhaps some sort of quarry or something. The class needs that little extra punch in general. Maybe something around the effect of a 1 minute effect that scales in damage and uses as you increase in level? I've never made any classes or anything, so that's just my uneducated opinion.
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Gerard S January 22, 2016 9:32 pm UTC
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I assume you are specifically talking about the Hunter?
I could do that but the new 11 ability keeps up with damage pretty well and Rangers have always had solid damage prior to that point anyway. The reason I went with (And prefer) the new level 11 options over Hunter's Mark is because of Hunter's Mark using the bonus action. Relying on something that uses the bonus action to keep up with damage results in builds that also use the bonus action falling behind due to the competition for that action. Essentially, it makes two-weapon fighters and crossbow experts weaker.
I could solve the issue just by making it extra damage that requires nothing, but that is kind of bland and someone one of my level 11 options does anyway.
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Luc C March 15, 2016 7:52 am UTC
what the hell are you talking about... the actual ranger only needs to put hunters mark once and use the bonus action only to move it around. after that they can do two weapon fighting as long as they please. the same way a bard can dual wield and still use his bardic inspiration if he wants to.
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Gerard S March 15, 2016 12:54 pm UTC
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That is the point. If two-weapon fighting is balanced with the other fighting styles, then using a mechanic that interferes with TWF more than it does the others (by using the bonus action), ruins that balance. It makes the TWF option less appealing and I'd rather make as many options as viable as possible.
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January 22, 2016 6:47 pm UTC
Unless you were told by WotC to do this, you should take that off.

Very misleading.
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Gerard S January 22, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
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Why?
WotC don't even post things here and they wouldn't post anything like that - one look at the cover is enough to know that WotC didn't produce this, even if we had reason to think that they would have posted a Ranger Revision here.
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Luc C March 15, 2016 7:51 am UTC
Yes wizards do post a lot of their content here. why wouldn'T they, they are the ones doing this to begin with. as for the permission to do this, they released the SRD which explicitly tells you what you can do and cannot do. so before posting something you should check that out first.
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Danilo K January 22, 2016 6:35 pm UTC
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You shouldn't cite WotC as an author unless you did this under their instruction. Right now it looks like Wizards directly approves this build, which may not be the case.
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Gerard S January 22, 2016 7:59 pm UTC
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Fair enough, I'll take them off. I figured it was more respectful to give them their credit.
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