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In 5e If a Ranger takes "Constructs" as a favored enemy, does that include Warforged?

Warforged aren't constructs They simply don't have a trait which makes them constructs, so they are humanoids (like most other races by default). Unlike, say, Satyrs which have an explicit trait that ...
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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?

Yes. If the enemies fail their perception checks to notice the character's actions. If a character successfully attacks and kills someone without their friend in the next room realizing, that friend ...
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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?

It can't all happen on one turn As your Action, the character takes the Attack action, so, as a high enough level Ranger, they can get two attacks. As a Gloom Stalker, so long as it's the first turn ...
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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?

You only can re-use Dread Ambusher after you leave combat The description of the Gloom Stalker ranger's Dread Ambusher feature states, in part (XGtE, p. 42; emphasis mine): At the start of your first ...
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If a level 7 Beast Master Ranger equips their Primal Companion with chainmail barding what is the new AC?

It no longer stacks, but it used to There is a subtle but substantial difference between the old Ranger's Companion and the newer Primal Companion. Let's take a look: Ranger's Companion: [...] Add ...
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If a level 7 Beast Master Ranger equips their Primal Companion with chainmail barding what is the new AC?

Choose either 16 or 13+PB The Primal Companion’s Natural Armor feature sets the companion’s armor class to 13+PB. However, chain mail sets your armor class to 16, and does not interact with other ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

For me the simplest fix is that you dont carry as much ammo. If ranged combat is only supplementary to your character then only bring 10 arrows. A small amount that can be hidden on you and not to ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

The big issue that you're facing with your character is that the Primordial transformation your character is undergoing is unbalanced. Unconditional advantage on ranged attacks is so powerful that it'...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

Your options are limited because you picked the wrong character I already have an answer that ignores mechanics, and is my preferred option for you, but from various comments I get the impression that ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

Use tactics & goals in combat that go beyond doing damage In addition to role-playing your character as preferring to use melee at times, there are goals and tactics your PC can attempt that ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

Have the DM take away the choice In the circumstances that you have described it doesn't really make sense for a character to rush into the melee. Sniping from away is safer, you can do more damage ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

Agree with your DM to grant advantage to melee attacks instead Maybe the best solution here would be to home brew something together with the DM: remove the Primordial Transformation for a similar ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

Introduce roleplaying You said your character wants to do a bit of both, so just have them do it because that is who they are and what they enjoy doing. Yes ranged is better, and you aren't likely to ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

Environmental conditions like rain or fog. Limited visibility. Terrain with tight spaces or limited fields of fire. Think Stalingrad or the hive in Aliens. Long range weapons less useful.
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