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"I would like help in understanding what happens when the ranger has a bow and triggers this after being hit by a melee strike." He won't provoke an Opportunity Attack from the attacking enemy since it's the enemy's turn. Opportunity Actions (it obviously includes opportunity attacks cause they're opportunity actions) can't be taken on a character's own ...


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A creature is unable to take opportunity actions on their own turn. So when you attack you will provoke attacks from anyone other that the creature whose action you interrupted. DDI: A creature cannot take an opportunity action on its own turn. The action interrupts some event on another creature’s turn. Also Published in Player's Handbook, page(s) ...


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In a word: Yes. While it may be fairly well-accepted (though debatable) that a Beast Master Ranger is weaker than a Hunter Ranger, allowing the beast to attack freely swings things wildly in the other direction. For the purposes of demonstration, I'll be using a basic Longbow Ranger, taking the Archery fighting style, starting with 16 dexterity, and taking ...


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RAW answer: The damage bonus is granted regardless the Ranger's knowledge of the creature's identity. PHB 1 (p. 47 says the following): At 1st level, a ranger may select a type of creature from among those given on Table 3–14: Ranger Favored Enemies. Due to his extensive study on his chosen type of foe and training in the proper techniques for combating ...


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If so why wouldn't they just get a guard dog that would do just that after a few months of training? In previous editions, this has been the case, but it's really a problem of economy. D&D combat is really about the "action economy". More actions = more good stuff. In fact, optimization in Pathfinder and 3.5 was heavily focused on making sure you ...


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Technically, you have to use your action to tell your companion to do anything except move. From the PHB, page 93: On your turn, you can verbally command the beast where to move (no action required by you). You can use your action to verbally command it to take the Attack, Dash, Disengage, Dodge, or Help action. It says nothing about the animal ...


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Your assumption is correct. There is no reason why being a Ranger's Animal Companion would cause a mount to forget or ignore its training. The quote you've included contains the key piece of information here: You can control a mount only if it has been trained to accept a rider. So Dash, Disengage, and Dodge are things it has been trained to do when a ...



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