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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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Help me ensure I have a proper grasp of Hiding and Stealth as it applies to the UA Ranger

(Please feel free to rephrase the title to be more fitting if need be) Since the Unearthed Arcana re-balancing and revision of the Ranger, I have decided to play test a Hunter Conclave Ranger. We ...
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Revised Ranger's Beast Conclave companion hit die, ASIs, and multiclassing

It says in the Unearthed Arcana of the Revised Ranger that: For every level after 3rd, your animal companion gains an additional hit die and increases its hit points accordingly. Does this count ...
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Volley using thrown weapons?

Two people who DM for me say that the Hunter Conclave Ranger's Volley, gained at 11th level, can't be used with thrown weapons, since they don't have ammunition. Can't it be done? Can't you just count ...
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What are the significant changes with the revised Unearthed Arcana Ranger? [duplicate]

Wizards has posted a revised version of the Ranger class. I read through some of the changes, but I'm not good at reading stuff side by side to understand all of the nuances that have changed and why ...
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Must a Ranger's spellcasting focus be druidic, or can it be arcane (or even holy)?

This question was inspired by the question about what constitutes a bardic spellcasting focus. A Ranger's spellcasting ability is described thusly: By the time you reach 2nd level, you have ...
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What does the UA ranger's Underdark Scout feature do?

In the Unearthed Arcana: The ranger, resived there is a feature called "Underdark scout". This feature states: You are also adept at evading creatures that rely on darkvision. Such creatures gain ...
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Does the UA revised ranger's companion keep its skill bonuses?

In the September 2016 Unearthed Arcana The Ranger, Revised, it says: Your companion uses your proficiency bonus rather than its own. The ape, for example, has a +5 bonus to Athletics and +3 to ...
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Do ranger class features apply to only your favored enemy?

I have a question to the Ranger's Hunter archetype features. At 3rd Level I got the feature "Hunters Prey" and chose "Colossus Slayer." From the description (PHB p. 93): Colossus Slayer. Your ...
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Does Colossus Slayer bonus damage apply to grenades and thrown bombs? [closed]

How would Colossus Slayer interact with a frag grenade or thrown bomb? As it is a single ranged attack, would you inflict additional damage to every enemy in the AoE? Here's the rule: Colossus ...
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Animal companion can't attack on its own? [closed]

I am a D&D 5e newbie and I decided to play as a Ranger. My DM recommended the Hunter archetype over the Beastmaster but said I could still have a wolf as a pet. But in combat, the DM said I would ...
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Ranger/Wizard multi class in D&D 5e [closed]

I am realtively new to D&D 5e and would like to have a Ranger class who can also cast some Wizard spells. It seems this is only possible if I multi class. What is the best way to implement such a ...
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Do unarmed strikes count for Hunter's Mark? [duplicate]

I have a Ranger3 Blood Hunter3 in a CoS campaign. The ranger multi-classed into bloodhunter for flavor and role play. He has chosen Order of the Lycan. One of the abilities allows them to make 1d6(...
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Will Horde Breaker apply to a thrown weapon?

The feature states "a weapon attack" in general, What if the weapon attack is a thrown one like a spear or a javelin? The full text states: Once on each of your turns when you make a weapon ...
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Is the Hunter Ranger's extra damage from Colossus Slayer optional?

Can I choose to not use the Ranger's Colossus Slayer feature when I hit an injured target with a bow and arrow? When my DM found out about Colossus Slayer, he started making all my 1s on attack rolls ...
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Does a Beast Master Ranger's Companion Level Up With Them?

As the title states, when you choose a Ranger archetype at 3rd level and choose Beast Master to gain a companion, does the companion level up with you as you progress?
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Why are humanoid favored enemies required to be so specific?

In D&D 3.5, the ranger can only select one subtype of humanoid for his favored enemy. This doesn't make any sense to me, since humanoids tend to be very similar in anatomy. Why should a ranger ...
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Do the Hunter ranger's Horde Breaker and Volley features interact?

The Hunter ranger gets the Hunter's Prey feature at 3rd level, one of the options for which is: Horde Breaker. Once on each of your turns when you make a weapon attack, you can make another ...
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How do paladin and ranger class levels add up for multiclass spellcasting?

From page 164 of the PHB (here is the equivalent section of the Basic Rules): Spell Slots. You determine your available spell slots by adding together all your levels in the bard, cleric, druid, ...
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Building a non-standard based Animal Companion

I'm trying to create an animal companion (first time ever!) in Pathfinder. The GM has said I can have a hedgehog at level 4, even though it's not on the standard list. My problem is that I can't ...
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How does true polymorph interact with class feature companions? [closed]

How does true polymorph work with the companion from the rangers beast master and warlocks pact of the chain class options? Beast Master Can it be true polymorphed into a large CR 1/4 creature? Can ...
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Can a ranger make their animal companion into a familiar?

If I capture a creature/wild beast and train to be my companion - as the ranger class - is it possible within the rules of 5th edition d&d to give my new companion abilities that a familiar has, ...
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When a Ranger Beastmaster uses Share Spells, whose concentration matters?

How does spell concentration interact with the Beastmaster's Share Spells Ability? If I'm concentrating on a spell that I am sharing with my companion, does it have its own concentration on that spell,...
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Does a Ranger's replacement beast companion have size and CR limits?

I have a level 4 Beast Master Ranger whose animal companion died. I was quite devastated that I couldn't summon a new one and instead I had to find a new one that isn't hostile towards me. My party ...
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Does a monster's damage resistance also affect ancillary damage triggered by initial attack?

I finally decided to test-drive a Ranger and had the following question about Damage Resistances: If a monster is resistant to piercing (as an example), and I hit him with a heavy crossbow bolt, ...
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How does Monk damage combine with other sources?

Are the following damage calculations correct for a L17 Monk/3 Ranger (20 Dex) with Dueling, Horde Breaker, and wielding a monk weapon: Standard attack: 3d10 + 4 (from dueling) + 15 (Dex mod) + [to ...
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Can a level 4 Ranger take a Giant Owl companion?

At level four, can a ranger's animal companion be a giant owl, or just a regular owl?
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Do spells with a range of “Self” target the caster?

New to D&D, and thought about creating a Beast Master. I was wondering if spells with a range of "Self" would count you as the "target" of the spell. There's some debate in my group, as unlike ...
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Is a ranger's favored enemy damage bonus precision damage?

The Player's Handbook on the ranger's extraordinary ability favored enemy says At 1st level, a ranger may select a type of creature from among those given on Table 3–14: Ranger Favored Enemies. Due ...
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What does 'before effects are applied' mean in the Foe Slayer description?

I'm playing a ranger in my current campaign and I'm confused about one thing in the foe slayer description. It says that the extra to hit or damage bonus from my Wisdom modifier can be designated ...
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Is there a list of companions that a Beast Master ranger has access to?

I'm new to D&D and I'm building a Beast Master ranger. Is there a full list of companions that I can use? That way, I know which ones are at my disposal.
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Can a Ranger refuse to hate their favored enemy?

In our group, we have a certain ranger that isn't too bad at roleplay (given that their background is hermit and they are naturally antisocial), and is a good and valuable player. This player is a ...
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If I multiclass from ranger into Druid, can I still wear metal armor?

In the proficiencies of Druid, it says Druids will not wear armor made of metal, however, if I was originally a ranger, can I still wear my metal armor or do I have to remove it?
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Ranger Share Spells Ability with Animal Companion

Share spells: Beginning at 15th level, when you cast a spell targeting yourself, you can also affect your beast companion with the spell if the beast is within 30 feet of you. Does "Share Spells" ...
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Handling the Ranger's proficiency bonus with multi-component Beast Companion attacks

In D&D 5e. the Ranger's beast companion has a lot of special benefits, one of which is: Add your proficiency bonus to the beast's AC, attack rolls, and damage rolls, as well as to any saving ...
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Limitations on Ranger: Falconer archetype animal companion?

So I was thinking of taking a two level dip into this class and the archetype appealed to me as flavorful. Falconer archetype page At 1st level, a falconer earns the trust and companionship of a ...
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Can a Ranger select two humanoid races as their favored enemies at 6th and 14th levels?

In D&D 5e, the Ranger can choose at first level to have a Favored Enemy of a single broad type (i.e. fiends, giants, aberrations, etc.) or of two different specific humanoids (such as orcs and ...
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First levels of a Wildshape Mystic Ranger/Master of Many Forms

I'm looking for advice on how to play the first levels of a character I'm building. The character is a Wild Shape Mystic Ranger/Master of Many Forms, so in particular I need tips on what to do the ...
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What spell list available to a level 2 ranger is most useful against undead?

In the campaign I am currently participating in I play a level 2 ranger. The GM has informed us through an NPC that we will be heading into a large expanse of ghost, skeleton, and Barrow Wight ...
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Ranger/druid spells per day vs. spells known

The spells per day is in the chart for the class. The caster level is easy to figure out. But how many spells do I know? The same numbers as are in the chart? I though I read that I gained two spells ...
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How does a Beastmaster Ranger acquire his Animal Companion?

There seems to be very little in the PHB about how a Beastmaster Ranger is supposed to acquire his animal companion. Initially we have: Choose a beast that is no larger than Medium and that has ...
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Does a Hunter Ranger's Colossus Slayer feature affect ranged attacks?

Creating a nemesis group for my current party. Figured I'd go with a WarForged Fighter, Wood Elf Ranger, and a human blue mage sorcerer at +1 the parties level. Was going to make the ranger a hunter ...
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Is there a way for a ranger's pet to deal magic/ranged damage?

We've got a ranged beastmaster ranger with a raptor pet that has been re-fluffed as a phoenix. Said ranger is really keen for his pet to be doing lots of attacks, so we've houseruled Twin Strike to be ...
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Does the Favored Enemy feature count when using INT skills?

The Ranger's Favored Enemy feature gives Advantage to Intelligence checks when trying to remember information about your enemy. Does that count when making an Intelligence (History) check, for example?...
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How many times can the effect of Hail of Thorns be activated?

In a previous question I asked how many times a ranger can attack if he has horde breaker and extra attack. Now, if he is using a bow and the Hail of Thorns spell is active, can it be activated once ...
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Can a Ranger's Fighting Style be a prerequisite for the feat Two-Weapon Defense?

My Player's Handbook, in French, as well as this other source, describes Combat Style (two-weapon fighting) as follows: Si le rôdeur choisit le combat à deux armes, il peut se battre comme s'il ...
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How do some of the Hunter Abilities interact with Extra Attack for Rangers?

While there's several feats that could also interact with the following, I don't want this to become a ramble, so I'll stick to specifically how the Ranger and Hunter specialisation abilities interact ...
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Does a Ranger's Companion get proficiency bonuses twice on its skills?

A Ranger's Companion (PH p.93) enjoys the following bonuses relative to a typical member of its species: Add your proficiency bonus to the beast's AC, attack rolls, and damage rolls, as well as to ...
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How many attacks does a dual-wielding Ranger get with Horde Breaker and Extra Attack?

One of my players has a Ranger with Horde Breaker and Extra Attack (gained at level 5). How many attacks can he make if he is equipped with two swords in the presence of two enemies? How many ...
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How can I optimize my ranger?

I'm a beginner at Pathfinder and looking for advice on character progression. (This is kind of related to Feats for a TWF Ranger?). I'm playing a level 2 half-elf ranger on a forum, and characters ...
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Simple and Martial Weapons - is that melee only, or both melee and ranged?

In DnD 5e the Ranger get simple and martial weapon proficiencies. Do these include RANGED weapons of those types, or only melee? I had assumed only melee, but then there's no way they can be ...