The description of the Gloom Stalker ranger's 11th-level Stalker's Flurry feature (XGtE, p. 42) says:

At 11th level, you learn to attack with such unexpected speed that you can turn a miss into another strike. Once on each of your turns when you miss with a weapon attack, you can make another weapon attack as part of the same action.

I am having trouble finding an answer anywhere on whether Stalker's Flurry works with ranged weapons or not.

I would like RAW, RAI, and maybe personal ruling for an answer.


Since it doesn't specify: either a ranged or a melee weapon attack

It works for either a ranged or melee weapon attack, but it will not work for a spell attack.

If there were a restriction on weapon type, then you'd see additional qualifying text, such as what you see in the Hunter ranger's 11th-level Multiattack feature (PHB p. 93):

Volley. You can use your action to make a ranged attack against any number of creatures within 10 feet of a point you can see within your weapon’s range. {specifies ranged attack}

Whirlwind Attack. You can use your action to make a melee attack against any number of creatures within 5 feet of you, with a separate attack roll for each target. {specifies melee attack}

The Gloom Stalker feature is more like the Hunter ranger's 3rd-level Hunter's Prey feature (PHB p. 93):

Colossus Slayer. Your tenacity can wear down the most potent foes. When you hit a creature with a weapon attack [...]

Giant⁠ Killer. When a Large or larger creature within 5 feet of you hits or misses you with an attack, you can use your reaction to attack that creature immediately after its attack [...]

Horde Breaker. Once on each of your turns when you make a weapon attack, you can make another Attack with the same weapon against a different creature [...]

A table anecdote: a friend of mine plays a Gloom Stalker Ranger in our tier 3 game. He has the Sharpshooter feat. Those two fit together to make him scary good at inflicting damage on the enemies.


Any attack with a weapon qualifies

You quoted the relevant part, it is in no way restricted to melee weapons.

There are no quotes ather than this.

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    \$\begingroup\$ 16 seconds slower \$\endgroup\$ – András Mar 31 at 19:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, great minds think alike. :) \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Mar 31 at 19:45

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