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The Ranger Reimagined

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To put it simple, the ranger class has many – real or perceived – issues, and many gamer minds wiser and more expert than mine tried their best to address all the problems that rise when the cool concept of the ranger is confronted with its poor capacities – to put it simple, with the fact that the class of the ultimate hunter and tracker is outclassed by an outlander fighter/rogue.

My shot is that the “ranger” suffers for being a too broad concept, one who needs a more flexible class in order to work properly for every possible ranger character. At its core, the class name speaks of a wilderness warrior specialized in hunting their preys in order to protect the civilians, and this is the idea behind the small tweaks I made to the core mechanics.

For this is not a large rewrite of the original class, nor a hoard of new mechanics hidden behind a well-know name. After all, this is a humble work for a humble – and nevertheless awesome – character class, the ranger. One of my favorite classes in fact, the first class I ever played.

I did my best to empower the two core features of the ranger, the favored enemies and terrains, with mechanical bonuses that shine true where and when they should. As the Beast Master is usually regarded as weaker than the Hunter, I focused on granting some juice to the former animal companion (namely, now you can ride your faithful tiger!). Last but not least, I did what I thought was right to tweak the nonspellcasting ranger.

So, this work, my shot at the ranger, is mostly a collection of tweaks and a rewrite, and thus work not completely mine – I was merely a scribe with a few ideas of his own.

So, please, feel free to comment, review, and suggest what you see fitting.

Thank you!

 
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Lawrence S August 09, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
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PS, I should say I love the product.
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Pilleri F August 09, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
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Thanks! :)
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Lawrence S August 09, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
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When I tried to tweak the non-spellcasting Ranger, one of the comments I got was that without the Hunter's Mark spell, the non-spellcasting Ranger was too weak for combat. Did you consider that or have any thoughts on that?
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Pilleri F August 09, 2016 8:03 pm UTC
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True, hunter mark is indeed one of the main features of the ranger, and perhaps the class' main asset.
However, I thought that the maneuvers and the damage bonus against the favored enemy (plus the initiative bonus in the favored terrain) would still make the ranger a good warrior.
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