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Firstly, the Ranger proficiencies say "Simple weapons, martial weapons". If you look at the Weapons table, you can see that each category has both melee and ranged weapons in it. The Ranger has every weapon in both categories, regardless of whether it is melee or ranged. Secondly, the Fighter proficiencies use exactly the same wording as the Ranger ...


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From Weapon Proficiency on p.146 The two categories are simple and martial. All weapons are one or the other. While there may well be "exotic" weapons (e.g. three-handed throwing petrol bombs) - this is not something that has a game effect. All weapons can also be used in melee (even bows). See the 1st paragraph at the top of p.147. If you use a ...


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You'll find on the Weapons Table that both Simple Weapons and Martial Weapons contain both melee and ranged categories. Thus, as long as a proficiency does not specify one or the other (for example, "simple melee weapons"), then you would gain proficiency in both melee and ranged weapons of that type. Both the Fighter and the Ranger class descriptions list ...


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You can say you're a duelist without being a duelist It's entirely possible that it's the idea of a duelist that's appealing not the what the prestige class duelist actually does. You might be imagining Captain Blood, Robin Hood, or the Dread Pirate Roberts (or Prince Humperdinck who's probably actually a ranger).1 Maybe the character you're imagining when ...


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Your statistics and backstory make your choice of ranger kind of ... grim. On the other hand, Two levels of a full BAB class and some focus on two-weapon fighting will allow you to make the best of a bad lot. The duelist is not a good class for you. It requires intelligent characters. Don't bother. At the end of the day, with those stats, you should be ...



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