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Class with martial prowess and skills in the wilderness. May have an animal companion depending on the game system.

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Who should know/inform the Ranger's Favored Enemy?

Rangers have a number of bonuses against their Favored Enemy, which include Attack bonuses. The ranger in the game I am DMing, for example, has chosen Aberrations. In combat, the party is attacked by ...
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How do you handle multiple Quarry as a Ranger?

A ranger having the Battlefield Archer PP can use this power: Battlefield Experience (11th level): You can designate more than one creature as your quarry at a time, up to a number equal to your ...
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Does Telepathy allow me to control a Ranger's Companion mount?

I'm trying to get as much use out of the Halfling Ranger/Pteranodon strategy as I can, so I'm trying to use it as an independent mount while also being able to give it commands. I'm playing this ...
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Can Xanathar Ranger subclasses replace their archetype spells on level up?

Xanathar's ranger subclasses are the only subclasses in the game that give free spells to a learned-spell caster (besides Divine Soul Sorcerer's Affinity spell). As rangers can replace a spell that ...
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House rules for a new player's Ranger character; are they balanced?

I've managed to convince my GF to try out a simple campaign. She is new to tabletop gaming. Knowing her, I decided to have her play a ranger with a pet (she loves her dog, a lot). I designed some ...
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Can a Ranger who took God Amidst The Wastes take advanced Cleric moves?

By the direct reading of the move it would seem that it's limited only to commune and cast a spell moves, but I am not completely sure.
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Can I choose the range of Primeval Awareness in my favored terrain?

The Primeval Awareness feature for Rangers states: you can use your action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus your awareness on the region around you. For 1 minute per level of the spell ...
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How does Lightning Arrow benefit from a critical hit?

When I cast Lightning Arrow and roll a critical hit, does the target take 8d8 lightning damage? And does the splash damage to creatures within 10 feet of the target change to 4d8?
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Does the Flame Arrows spell work on magical ammunition?

I am making a ranger NPC for a session and I have never played with a high level bow user before. In D&D 5e, does a +3 longbow with+3 Arrows and the ranger spell flame arrows, stack at once for ...
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How can I tell what a beast is proficient in for the Beast Master?

With the following statement in D&D 5e's Player Handbook > Chapter 3 > Ranger > Ranger Archetypes > Beast Master Add your proficiency bonus to the beast’s AC, attack rolls, and damage rolls, as ...
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Spectator Spell Reflection for Hail of Thorns?

A Spectator (a lesser Beholder, described on Monster Manual p. 30) can use its reaction to use its Spell Reflection ability: Spell Reflection. If the spectator makes a successful saving throw ...
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Animal handling vs persuasion while using speak with animals?

So this is a standard player misunderstanding. Ranger learned speak with animals, wanted to use it as flavour and to aid in the befriending of a beast, (giant poisonous snake). When it came to the ...
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How to build a psionic Ranger?

I would like to build a 13th level NPC Ranger-type, i.e. nature and stealth themed warrior, with psionics instead of spellcasting. Are there a) guidelines to adept spellcasters to psionics b) ...
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How can I persuade/bribe animals to do simple tasks?

As a Beast Conclave Ranger, how can I persuade animals to gather (simple) information, spy on somebody, or do simple tasks? What spells or skills could I use? I would like options that don't rely ...
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Is this how Natural Explorer works for long distance travel?

The ranger's Natural Explorer feature allows the ranger and his entire party to ignore difficult terrain when traveling more than an hour. The size of party isn't a factor, nor is whether the party is ...
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Does the player have control of a Ranger's Companion?

There are many ways to create new creatures in D&D 5e, one of which is animate objects which gives the player full control of the creatures when he/she uses a bonus action: As a bonus action, ...
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What are the biggest changes between UA Ranger and PHB Ranger?

As a new player to D&D, I don't really know what significant changes have been made to the Ranger through Unearthed Arcana. What makes the class different from the PHB version and how does this ...
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What favored terrain would be the most optimal for Storm King's Thunder (NW Faerun)?

I've gone taken a gander at some maps of NW Faerun and I am not sure exactly which terrain would be useful. My players and I are doing session zero in a couple days and my ranger player has asked me ...
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How should I resolve the ranger's companion being sent off on a solo mission?

In our last session Diana, the party's ranger ordered her cougar companion to perform a task on its own (completely related to the companion's trainings). The first one was completely safe in terms ...
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Would it be troublesome to allow a ranger to have a CR 1 beast (or dragon)?

Looking over the CR 1/4 beasts, they seem rather weak. I think it would be more beneficial to allow a ranger to obtain a CR 1 beast. Seeming as rangers receive a beast companion at level 3 (if they ...
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Does the ranger's companion get to make death saving throws?

I play the role of a cleric in a game that also has a ranger. This ranger happens to have a wolf as a companion. It happened a couple of time that the wolf fell to 0 hp and was declare dead by the DM. ...
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How do I RP a ranger obtaining a beast companion? [duplicate]

How exactly does a ranger befriend a beast companion and how should I introduce one when they reach the level where they get one?
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Will it pose problems if I allow my Dragonborn ranger to have a pseudodragon beast companion?

It's my first time DMing and my naive friend was asking to get a dragon as his beast companion. I immediately shut him down and redirected him to the proper place in the PHB to find CR 1/4 beasts. ...
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Revised Ranger, Beast Conclave - Blood Hawk

Ok, I'm dumb, I've read like dozens of topics and I still don't get it. Your animal companion has abilities and game statistics determined in part by your level. Your companion uses your proficiency ...
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Can you ready action a Ranger Hunter's volley class ability?

Straight forward question, I think. Can you ready action a volley? (Ranger Hunger archetype, 11th level class ability). I'm pretty sure the answer is "yes" but may be unaware of conflicts. Here's ...
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Can a Gloom Stalker Ranger choose to be seen in darkness?

In XGE, the Gloom Stalker level 3 feature "Umbral Sight" states that a Gloom Stalker is invisible to any creature that relies on darkvision to see you in the darkness. (p. 42, XGE) That sounds like ...
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I need help choosing a 1st level wizard cantrip [closed]

I have a 6th level Ranger right now, and I'm multiclassing into Wizard next level. I have already decided on everything else for the Wizard, including level 2 of it going School Of Transmutation for ...
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What can a Ranger with 10 WIS do at level 20?

I have a ranger with 10 WIS. Technically he's a Revised Ranger but I don't think it matters for this question. I was doing some level advancement planning and read ahead to his Level 20 ability, Foe ...
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How do I resolve the attack of a Ranger's Animal Companion when they are acting independently?

If a Ranger's Animal Companion independently attacks a target that the Ranger is not also attacking, how do you resolve its success and damage? I am assuming that Animal Companions don't have moves ...
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How do goblins work for a ranger's favored enemy?

PHB, p91: Choose a type of favored enemy: aberrations, beasts, celestials, constructs, dragons, elementals, fey, fiends, giants, monstrosities, oozes, plants, or undead. Alternatively, you can ...
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Have the developers given a reason why the ranger has fewer spells than caster archetypes for non-casting classes?

I was just curious why the Designers have the ranger class (a half spell-caster) had less spells known than spell archetypes ie. Arcane Trickster and Eldritch Knight. Both Arcane Trickster and ...
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Would commanding a Ranger's companion pony to dash be an action? [duplicate]

Recently I started leveling up in Ranger class, and I looked into the Beast master Ranger archetype and something bothered me. If a character decides to have a Pony as a Companion, would commanding ...
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Ranger Beast Master's attack bonus

The Ranger companion says to add your proficiency bonus to the animals attack roll. Does this replace the animals proficiency bonus or add to it? Ie does a 5th level ranger flying snake get +9 bonus ...
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What are the restrictions on the use of Slayer's Prey?

In the recent book Xanathar's Guide to Everything, there are some subclasses/archetypes added for Rangers, among them the Monster Slayer (p. 43), which gives some specific helpful features. Hunter's ...
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What is the current status of the UA Revised Ranger?

14 months ago, an Unearthed Arcana supplement was published that discussed how the ranger described in the Player's Handbook was under powered. These rules reimagined the ranger's abilities, and ...
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If I have additional damage effects from an attack, do resistances apply again?

I am playing a Ranger in dnd 4e, and have chose ruthless punisher for my paragon path. As per ruthless punisher: "Most Dangerous Prey (11th level): Against any humanoid target designated as your ...
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Can a Half-Elf have Drow Ancestry?

One of the players in my campaign has created a Half-Elf Ranger and picked The Underdark as his preferred terrain. We are busy fleshing out his background and he is an escaped slave of the Drow. Can ...
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What happens when a Ranger makes a Wild Shaped Druid into an animal companion?

What would happen if a ranger were to (willingly or unwillingly) turn a druid into their Ranger Companion?
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Is spell attack bonus added to hail of thorns? [closed]

When using hail of thorns is the spell attack bonus added to the roll?
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In the Unearthed Arcana ranger, can “humanoid” (in general) be your Favored Enemy?

Just some clarification: when choosing a favoured enemy (using the Unearthed Arcana rules), can a ranger choose "Humanoid" in general, so use the bonus for all humanoids? I have read it this way (...
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Can my wolf attack when I’m riding her? [duplicate]

There are some question arising from my animal companion. We are using the Unearthed Arcana version of the ranger and I chose the beast master. I have this wolf and I can ride it because I’m small (I’...
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Can I combine Martial Arts and Horde Breaker?

Can I use the martial arts feature on the second attack granted by horde breaker? I.e., hit the first target with a weapon, use martial arts to unarmed strike, then use hoard breaker to jump to the ...
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How do my spells work when multi-classing Ranger and Druid?

Okay, I've been reading through posts online and the multi-classing rules over the last couple of hours. And good lord, either I'm an idiot (highly likely) or this stuff is tough. Anyway: In a ...
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How is possible for a level 3 UA Ranger to keep his Companion alive?

I'm a first time player of D&D and have started the starter set's campaign with a group of friends that also wanted to play the game. For the character I was intrigued by the idea of a ranger ...
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Does Your Animal Companion Only Get 2 Skill Proficiencies or Does It Get More?

In Unearthed Arcana, Revised Ranger it has a section in the beast conclave archetype that tells you to pick two skills for your animal companion to be proficient in. Your animal companion gains ...
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Does the fire damage of a bow still work with lightning arrow?

My ranger has a bow I used the 'opal of the ild rune' on. It gives my bow an extra 1d6 fire damage. The lightning arrow spell states that it replaces the normal damage of the weapon (the arrow in ...
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How can a ranger's Hail of Thorns ever do 6d10 damage?

If I'm not mistaken (and I triple checked), a Ranger has spell slots up to 5th level (2 spell slots). Hail of Thorns is a 1st level spell, and if cast at a higher level, it gets an extra 1d10 per ...
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Is there a multiclass for my Ranger that improves my spellcasting and armor proficiencies?

I started as a Ranger, and I'm almost to 3rd level. I am interested in multiclassing to add thematic and mechanical advantages, such as improved spellcasting and better armor proficiencies. Is there a ...
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Balance of Longbows (+ammunition) vs. 2h Melee Weapons [closed]

This question has 2 parts, but any information that provides context to help me understand how these weapons compare is appreciated. Primary Question: Would it be considered "balanced" to award a ...
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Does Stag's Leap allow a Full Attack afterward?

The Skirmisher ability Stags Leap is: Stags Leap: As a free action, the Ranger can attempt a running jump without moving 10 feet before the jump. This is a 10 ft pounce but I am wondering if it ...