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For questions about the ranger, a class or archetype appearing in a number of different RPGs that has both martial prowess and skills in the wilderness. Rangers may have an animal companion, depending on the game system.

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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?

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 campaign I'm ...
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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 ...
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Do parties with rangers dispense with navigation checks while in their favored terrain in Tomb of Annihilation?

In Tomb of Annihilation the prospect of getting lost/turned around in the jungle is written explicitly into the rules: "The Land of Chult" and its "Navigation" section have the party navigator making ...
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How to handle a Ranger's companion in urban environments?

A Ranger (level 3 Neutral Good Human) in my 5e campaign commanded his panther companion to follow him into a city. I was surprised that the player made this choice since I had assumed the companion ...
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Can Volley be used twice with the extra attack from the ranger class? [duplicate]

According to page # 194 "If there’s ever any question whether something you’re doing counts as an attack, the rule is simple: if you’re making an attack roll, you’re making an attack." Then on page #...
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Can I combined a Sneak Attack with Volley and Assassinate as a Ranger 11/Rogue 9?

Am I able to combine the Sneak Attack (Rogue 9) and Volley (Ranger 11) class features to basically create a wall of arrows and death while hidden inside a bush, sneak attacking a mass of enemies, and ...
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How many Animal Companions does a Beastmaster have?

The Beastmaster Prestige Class has the following class feature. Animal Companion (Ex): A beastmaster gains the service of a loyal animal companion. See the druid class feature, pages 35-36 of the ...
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Revised Ranger: Does Natural Explorer grant Sneak attack?

This question is about the Revised Ranger from Unearthed Arcana, not the one from the PHB. In the new Natural Explorer feat for the Revised Ranger it says On your first turn during ...
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What creature types can be found in Curse of Strahd?

I'm making a Ranger (revised) in Curse of Strahd and thinking of what Favored Enemy to pick. Undead seems like the obvious one since the adventure is about a Vampire, but maybe there aren't that many ...
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How many versions of the Ranger class are there in 5e, and what are the differences between them?

I was considering building a Ranger, and consulted my local game shop DM on the matter. He suggested using one of the revised versions of the ranger class, due to the ranger in the PHB being somewhat ...
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Are the arrows from Swift Quiver usable for normal attacks, too?

The swift quiver spell (PHB, p. 279) makes more non-magical ammunition as it is being used, but is confusing as to when it makes them: On each of your turns until the spell ends, you can use a ...
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Can you trigger the Ranger's Colossus Slayer with two-weapon-fighting in the same turn?

Colossus Slayer only triggers if you attack a target which doesn't have it's full hit points (meaning they took damage in this fight already). Would damaging the target with an Attack Action make it ...
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Does an awakened beastmaster companion still need an action to be commanded to attack?

Acting on their own accord, the druid and ranger of my party decided to buy the 1000gp agate and awaken the ranger's wolf companion. Now the wolf has 10 int and speaks in a british accent (don't ask......
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Can I change my animal companion? [closed]

So, my animal companion, a panther, got taken into a different plane of existence by a fiend. According to my DM I don't know if its dead or not, which means I don't know if I can simply get a new one....
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Ranger spells when using sharpshooter archetype

In the source of the ranger archetype (dandwiki) it says this: At 3rd level your path focuses your magic. Moving forwards you gain the spells at the levels specificied. Once you gain access to the ...
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What happens to the old spell when a ranger replaces it?

I just need to figure out how this works. Since rangers don't write their spells down anywhere, what happens whenever I replace a spell that I gain from leveling? Is the spell just gone or am I able ...
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How do I calculate and fill out a companion sheet for Ranger in 5e? [closed]

I'm new to D&D. A friend helped me with my Character Sheet but now I need help with my Companion Sheet. They had never made one so couldn't help. We're using the new UA revised ranger and I'm ...
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How is attack bonus calculated for rapid shot?

The description of rapid shot reads: You can get one extra attack per round with a ranged weapon. The attack is at your highest base attack bonus, but each attack you make in that round (the extra ...
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Why is Epic Spellcasting suggested for a Ranger?

According to the Epic Level Handbook, in order to qualify for the Epic Spellcasting Feat, one must meet the following prerequisites: Spellcraft 24 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 24 ranks, ability to ...
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Can the Lightning Arrow and Conjure Barrage spells be combined in this way?

In the game I DM for, one player is playing a ranger. The player asked me if he would be able to cast the lightning arrow spell, then use the arrow as ammunition for the conjure barrage spell. The ...
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Can the revised beastmaster's animal companion gain the benefits of Rogue's expertise?

As of 14 May 2017, the revised ranger has not been balanced for multiclassing. I'm looking for justifications, both balance and RAW, for allowing or banning this. The Revised Ranger's beast companion ...
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Can you throw back ammunition caught with Snatch Arrows?

This question is for the Pathfinder ruleset. It involves the Snatch Arrows feat: Snatch Arrows When using the Deflect Arrows feat you may choose to catch the weapon instead of just deflecting it. ...
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When Animal Companion is multi-classed, does Command come with it? [duplicate]

In my ongoing campaign of Dungeon World, a Bard chose to multi-class a skill, Animal Companion from the Ranger class. (Now, I suspect the bulk of my question depends upon a misunderstanding of how to ...
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Benefits for Animal Companion

A player in my group rolled up a 3rd level (Revised) Beast Conclave Ranger. Now we are unsure how to apply the benefits of the Animal Companion to his wolf. Some of them are straightforward, for ...
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Can a large creature use two non-light weapons without penalty?

I'm playing a ranger who's using the Guardian archetype. The Guardian form is Large, and I would like to use two warhammers since I have the Ranger's two-weapon fighting style. Would I be allowed to ...
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What counts as an interruption for Primeval Awareness?

For the Revised Ranger from the Unearthed Arcana, they have a feature called Primeval Awareness, which has the following clause: By spending 1 uninterrupted minute in concentration (as if you were ...
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Ranger with full-level animal companion

Is there any official alternate class feature, substitution level, or variant for the ranger class that allows it to apply its full level towards its animal companion progression? And I mean something ...
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What specifically ends travel?

I have a player in my campaign playing an Unearthed Arcana Revised Ranger. The Ranger's 'Natural Explorer' ability grants the following: ... you are skilled at navigating the wilderness. You ...
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Do archery style and swift quiver apply to hand crossbows?

Let's say that a ranger had archery fighting style and used up a spell slot for swift quiver, and for some unknown reason, decided to use a hand crossbow. Do those two things apply for hand crossbows?
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Terrain definition question [closed]

For the purpose of making an Urban Ranger, does the Urban indoor and outdoor setting/location/place/area/space count as terrain for the purpose of the Rangers Natural Explorer ability? I'm using the ...
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Is a Giant Owl balanced as a UA Beast Conclave revised ranger's animal companion?

The UA revised ranger's Animal Companion feature for the Beast Conclave says that any beast of roughly CR 1/4 can be a companion (size Medium or below, 15 or less HP, and deals 8 damage or less a turn)...
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Is there any way to get two-weapon style for dual weapon attack?

Is there any way possible to get the scout's two-weapon style for the purposes of using dual weapon attack as a class other than scout? Is there any way a ranger or other class can get it through ...
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In the UA Ranger, does the pet gain Ability Score Improvements if I take a feat?

One of my players is using the new UA Beast Conclave ranger, and we are approaching level 16, where he gains an Ability Score Improvement. He is considering taking a feat instead of improving a score. ...
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Does the Beast Conclave ranger's animal companion get a boost when you get it at 3rd level?

In the Ranger Unearthed Arcana, I have chosen the Beast Conclave at level 3. Does my animal companion start with the stats from the monster manual or does it immediately gain my +2 proficiency bonus ...
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Combining Ranger archetypes: guide/urban ranger

I want to take two ranger archetypes: Guide and Urban Ranger from the APG. How does the Favored Community and Favored Terrain work together? Can any of those bonuses, say the initiative, stack? Let'...
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How to level Unearthed Arcana Ranger Animal Companion?

I am having Some trouble getting my head around levelling the new Unearthed Arcana Ranger animal companion. If someone could break it down it would be really helpful. If there are any simple step-by ...
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Does Unnatural Ally change the Ranger's existing animal companion or grant a monstrous replacement?

I chanced across a question someone else asked about the Ranger's move Unnatural Ally while looking through the Dungeon World GitHub's issue tracker. Asking a question about the game is arguably not a ...
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Unearthed Arcana Ranger: Does the Beast Conclave add your Proficiency Bonus to the Pet Companion's damage dice?

My group's ranger picked up the Unearthed Arcana for the Ranger class but I have felt it to be weak and have since investigated the document. Your animal companion has abilities and game ...
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If a target is slowed and prone, can he still take the crawl action?

I am playing a ranger and I have both Hobbling Strike and World Serpent's Grasp. Say I use Twin Strike and both attacks hit. On the first hit I choose to forego Hunters Quarry to slow the target and ...
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Other than taking the Adamant Arrow Style feat, how can I use powers in place of a ranged basic attack?

I am playing Ranger in D&D 4e and I built myself around Flying Steel and other attacks that let you make a ranged basic attack when (trigger). I want to know if there is a way that I could use ...

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