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Is there a way to see through fog cloud [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a ranger Kenku who makes fog clouds in fights and then shoots them through the enemys throughout the fog but I don't know how I would go about seeing through the fog.
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Does Dragonskin Armor Affect Ranger's Dual Wield?

My Ranger is dual wielding. 2e rules say I forgo the dual wield penalty if I wear studded leather. Where does dragonskin fit into this?
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Is it possible to become 4x Proficient in a skill? [duplicate]

With the ranger’s Deft Explorer trait, you add your proficiency bonus twice in one of your stats that you already have in a stat. If I were to gain expertise in the stat first, and then gain that ...
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When would a +1 Moon Sickle be superior to the other (Dex-based) melee weapons available to a ranger?

Sickles are d4 weapons without the finesse property. Why would a ranger want to use a +1 sickle (that requires attunement) in melee instead of a shortsword? Note: Jack pointed out in a comment that ...
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Do rangers have any features that would encourage them to fight with Dexterity instead of Strength?

Does the ranger have any class features that would be less powerful if they used Strength (instead of Dexterity) as their primary offensive ability? Obviously, this hypothetical ranger would be bad at ...
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What can a ranger 1/paladin 1 do with their spell slots?

Paladins and rangers get their spellcasting at level 2, as they are half-casters. However, a ranger 1/paladin 1 would have the spell slots of a 1st-level full caster. Would this hypothetical character ...
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Can you make a spell attack with the Hunter's Giant Killer?

The full Hunter's Prey ability is written as such (Player's Handbook p.93, emphasis mine): Hunter’s Prey At 3rd level, you gain one of the following features of your choice. Colossus Slayer Your ...
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Can you use Favored Foe multiple times on the same creature?

In D&D 5e (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything), if I hit a creature and use the Favored Foe feature to mark it and deal additional damage, would I be able to stop concentrating on the initial mark and ...
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Gloom Stalker Ranger's Stalker's Flurry and Rogue's Elusive

Rogue's Elusive states " No attack roll has advantage against you while you aren’t incapacitated." and Stalker's Flurry states "Once on each of your turns when you miss with a weapon ...
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Can you add enlarge person to the ranger spell list without Sword of the Arcane Order?

I want to be casting enlarge person with my Ranger, but for a variety of reasons Sword of the Arcane Order is awkward (low-Int, feat slots, can't take it 'til level 6, etc.). Can it be done without ...
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Can unarmed strikes be used with Dread Ambusher?

I’m currently playing an unarmed monk. The build is to run as many attacks as I can without going too far into multi-classing fighter (I’ll go two levels in to pick up action surge). I’m considering ...
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Can a creature chose different targets for each attack on a turn using information about the outcome of previous attacks? [duplicate]

A 4th-level ranger with a light melee weapon each hand and the Two Weapon Fighting fighting style can make 2 attacks in a turn (1 with the Attack action for the first hand, 1 as a bonus action for the ...
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Optimal Magic Items for Ranged Combat?

I'm a 5e player with a good amount of experience. I am currently playing a revised ranger (and using the optional features from Tasha's because my DM lets me). What magic items/spells/feats could I ...
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When a Beast Master Ranger is incapacitated, who controls the primal companion?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything's Primal Companion description says: If you are incapacitated, the beast can take any action of its choice, not just Dodge. Since it's a magically summoned primal ...
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Does the Animal Companion from the Beastmaster Ranger subclass get additional Hit Dice as the ranger gains levels?

We're using the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition players handbook only. The Ranger's Companion section (PHB p. 93) seems, for the most part, to be pretty clear. The part about hit points states: It's ...
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"Each of your turns" Gathered swarm clarification

I'm trying to figure out if I can do the reaction polearm master and use gathered swarm if I hit I'm just honestly confused by the "each of your turns" part of gathered swarm.
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How much total damage can a 3rd-level Ranger with 2 shortswords and the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style deal in one round?

How much damage can a 3rd level Ranger with 2 short swords (with Two- Weapon Fighting fighting style) deal in total during a round? The Ranger rolls 2d20 and hits the enemy with both (with no bonus or ...
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Is the DC of the Swarmkeeper ranger's Gathered Swarm feature affected by a Moon Sickle?

In the Swarmkeeper ranger's 3rd-level feature Gathered Swarm, one of the possible effects after you hit a creature with an attack on your turn is: The attack’s target must succeed on a Strength ...
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Can a Gloom Stalker Ranger (potentially) make an attack roll five times in one turn via the Attack action?

As the DM, a player at my table is playing a Gloom Stalker Ranger, at level 11. This player was able to make an attack on their first turn of combat while utilising two-weapon fighting, per the PHB ...
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Gathered Swarm damage vs resistance and immunity

Assume we're a Swarmkeeper Ranger who's fighting a werewolf and attacking with a magical weapon. Does the swarm's damage affect the werewolf? More precisely, there are two questions: Is the swarm's ...
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Does a drakewardens companion keep attacking the same creature or must it be told to do so every round?

I have been reading Fizban's Treasury of Dragons and playing Drakewarden. I noticed the wording of the Drake Companion: It can move and use its reaction on its own, but the only action it takes on ...
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Does the Monster Slayer Ranger's Hunter's Sense feature reveal conditional resistances and those from traits?

The Monster Slayer Ranger's Hunter's Sense ability gives insight into immunities, resistances and vulnerabilities. The important bit saying this: "At 3rd level, you gain the ability to peer at ...
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How is the Precision edge shared?

A few ranger feats share the hunter's edge benefits, namely Animal Companion and Warden's Boon (and the feats that require it): Ranger: When you Hunt Prey, your animal companion gains the action's ...
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Multiattack defense vs legendary actions

I have a question about the DnD 5E Ranger Hunter Multiattack Defense feature. Should you or do you get Multiattack Defense against legendary actions? For example, when you get a bite and two claw ...
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As a rogue, what are the most reliable ways to gain advantage on attacks?

I am making a very specific Ranger/Rogue multiclass that heavily relies on getting sneak attacks. What are some reliable ways to gain advantage on attacks in combat, especially at early levels?
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How do I deal with an Umbral Sight Ranger's enormous advantages in Curse of Strahd? [closed]

I'm playing the module Curse of Strahd. The Tabaxi Ranger with the Umbral Sight ability causes a lot of problems. Fights take place in dark rooms or at night. Almost all undead have darkvision, but ...
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Can you activate your Extra Attack from the Bonus Action Attack of your primal companion?

As stated in the title, I got curious about the interaction between the Attack action of my beast (which requires my Bonus Action) and the Extra Attack feature. Beginning at 5th level, you can attack ...
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How can my Beastmaster ranger use its animal companion as a mount?

My player's Beastmaster ranger has a panther companion that he would like to turn into a riding mount. Is there a way to permanently enlarge the panther to horse-size?
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Is this companion ability unbalanced?

I have created a bit of a homebrew companion for a Ranger (Beastmaster) PC, using the PHB companion rules. It's a raccoon, based on the Badger stats (with some minor tweaks; like a climb speed instead ...
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Can the Hunter subclass use their Volley feature with a melee weapon?

The Ranger subclass in D&D 5e, Hunter, has an 11th-level feature called Multiattack which allows them to pick Volley or Whirlwind. Volley. You can use your action to make a ranged attack against ...
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Is D&D Beyond correct in showing my ranger's attack bonus being higher than his Dex mod + bonus from Archery Fighting Style?

In a campaign I am joining, I am playing an Owlin Ranger. Since we're starting at level 3, my subclass is Gloom Stalker. Every time I create this character, D&D Beyond keeps saying I have an ...
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Is dual wielding as a ranger a good idea? Will it interfere with spells? [duplicate]

I'm making a ranger and I want him to be a dual wielder. But bc both my hands are occupied does that mean I can't cast any spells with m or s components without using an action to put away my sword ...
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Does the ranger feature Land's Stride negate the movement debuff from the centaur's Equine Build trait?

The second part of the centaur's Equine Build racial trait says (MP:MotM, p. 9): In addition, any climb that requires hands and feet is especially difficult for you because of your equine legs. When ...
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Does a ranger with the Land's Stride feature ignore damage from the Spike Growth spell?

I was running a combat for a ranger character, and the player claimed Land's Stride allowed them to not take the 2d4 damage per 5 feet of movement from the Spike Growth spell. Is this accurate?
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In 5e If a Ranger takes "Constructs" as a favored enemy, does that include Warforged? [duplicate]

Simple questions for "Rules as Written" that came up in our newest Eberron campaign. If a Ranger takes "Constructs" as a favored enemy, does that include Warforged?
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Can a Gloom Stalker ranger continuously use Dread Ambusher if they knock-out or eliminate enemy after enemy, as long as it happens in one turn?

In D&D 5e, if a gloom stalker (ranger) is infiltrating somewhere while in stealth. Would it be possible for them to attack one enemy, potentially eliminate them, re-enter stealth and proceed to do ...
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If a level 7 Beast Master Ranger equips their Primal Companion with chainmail barding what is the new AC?

If a level 7 Beast Master Ranger were to give their Beast of the Land Primal Companion barding armor, what is the new Armor Class? For example let's use chainmail barding. It seems that the new AC ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

I'm playing in a 5E campaign based on the Grim Hollow guide. My character is Level 3 Rogue Assassin multiclassed with Level 3 Ranger Gloom Stalker, with all future levels going into Rogue. I had ...
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Need balancing advice and contructive criticism for Ranger Subclass 5e

Ranger: Pact Keeper Some rangers stand as a gateway between humanity and the chaotic presence of the feywild, and some fey stand with them. You’ve made a pact with an organization upholding safety for ...
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Timing of Foe Slayer and Favored Foe (Tasha’s)

Favored Foe is used on hit, and works with Foe Slayer. Does the Ranger need to hit normally first, (without using Foe Slayer), and then on future attacks they can use Foe Slayer? Or, can the Ranger ...
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Can Hunter's Horde Breaker be used for two attacks against the same (huge) target?

The Horde Breaker Ranger feature's descriptions clearly says: you can make another attack with the same weapon against a different creature that is in within 5 feet of the original target If you ...
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Redundancy in Tasha's Beast Master Conclave?

The optional rules in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything for the Beast Master Ranger's "Primal Companion" state: In combat, the beast acts during your turn. It can move and use its reaction on ...
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Beastmaster. Timing of the fight. Command, attack action of the beast and bonus action

I am generally wondering if the beastmaster can use his bonus action before his companion attacks but after the action command is given. (PHB p93) Why do I want to know this? There is the feat "...
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Do Ranger Beast Master Primal Companions use Strength or Wisdom for Attacks?

The general rule of melee weapon attacks is, that you use STR unless otherwise specified. The Spell attack modifier of a Ranger is based on Wisdom. The Primal Companions from TCoE use the Ranger's ...
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Does the Drakewarden's Drake have to increase in size at lv7 and lv15?

So, I'm playing a Drakewarden Ranger and at lv7, the drake grows in size. The rules state the following: In addition, while your drake is summoned, you and the drake gain the following benefits: ...
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Does Guiding Bolt reveal a Gloom Stalker ranger in darkness?

The Guiding Bolt says: A flash of light streaks toward a creature of your choice within range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 4d6 radiant damage, and the ...
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Should a forest ranger's travel pace in Chult's jungle be faster?

My players recently started the Tomb of Annihilation adventure. In Chapter 2, under the heading "Tracking Miles" (p. 38), it says: Instead of tracking movement by hexes, you can keep track ...
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What is the estimated DPR for a hunter ranger?

I was wondering what the average amount of a damage per round by a human ranger with the Hunter subclass should be at each level? The answer should not include bonuses with magic items and should be ...
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For the Horizon Walker ranger's Distant Strike feature, can you teleport, then move, then attack? Or must the attack immediately follow the teleport?

I have yet to find clarification on when exactly the teleportation from the Horizon Walker ranger's Distant Strike feature must occur relative to the actual attack. The description of the feature says ...
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What is the status bonus to damage when a ranger with Gravity Weapon active uses Power Attack?

As title. Power Attack says "you deal an extra die of weapon damage". Gravity Weapon states that the first Strike each round gains a "status bonus to damage equal to twice the number of ...
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