5E Ranger

Last 3 Edits

May 9th, 2020

May 1st, 2020

  • Added variant class features from Unearthed Arcana.

March 2nd, 2020

  • Added Fey Wanderer from Unearthed Arcana

RANGER

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PROFICIENCIES

Armor: Light, Medium, Shields
Weapon Groups: Rangers are proficient in the Simple and Martial weapon in each group they choose. Choose any 6 from: Axes & Picks; Blowguns; Bows; Brawling; Clubs & Staffs; Crossbows; Flails; Hammers & Maces; Hook & Sickles; Long Blades; Natural Weapons; Pistols; Rifles; Shields; Short Blades; Spears; Thrown & Slings; Whips, Nets & Chains.
(If you have groups for which you only have Simple weapon proficiencies, such as from race, you can upgrade 2 of these to Martial in the place of one of your selections from above.)
Tools, Items, Vehicles, etc: None

Saving Throws: Strength, Dexterity
Skills: Choose 3 from Animal Handling, Athletics, Endurance, Insight, Investigation, Nature, Perception, Stealth, Survival, Swim.


ALTERNATE/ALTERED CLASS FEATURES/KITS

Choosing any of these changes how the actual class plays.

  1. Favoured Enemy Damage Bonus. 1st level, enhances Favoured Enemy feature. Once per round, when you hit a favoured enemy with a weapon attack, you add your proficiency bonus to damage. (House).
  2. Martial Ranger. 1st level, new build. Ranger with no spells. (Arcana Unearthed Wizards of the Coast website).
  3. Scout. 1st level, new build. Another option for non-spellcasting. Replaces and swaps some features to be a more militant class. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  4. Spirit Companion Ranger. 1st level, alternate build. (Arcana Unearthed Wizards of the Coast link)
  5. Wanderer. 1st level, alternate class. Full class based on ranger. Non-spell casting. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  6. Spellcasting Focus. 2nd level, enhances spellcasting. Can use druid focus. (Unearthed Arcana).
  7. Primal Awareness. 3rd level, replaces Primeval Awareness. (Unearthed Arcana).
  8. Fade Away. 10th level, replaces Hide in Plain Site. (Unearthed Arcana).

FIGHTING STYLES

  1. Archery. (PHB p72)
  2. Blade Dancer. (Masters of the Wild En5ider, Thiago Rosa)
  3. Blade Song. (Masters of the Wild En5ider, Thiago Rosa)
  4. Blind Fighting. (Unearthed Arcana).
  5. Charge Leader. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  6. Defense. (PHB p72)
  7. Druidic Warrior. (Unearthed Arcana).
  8. Dueling. (PHB p72)
  9. Fisticuffs (EN5ider, Speaking with Fists, Josh Gentry).
  10. Interception. (Unearthed Arcana).
  11. Mariner. (WotC Unearthed Arcana Waterborne Adventures p3)
  12. Phalanx. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  13. Thrown Weapon Fighting. (Unearthed Arcana).
  14. Two-Weapon Fighting. (PHB p72)
  15. Unarmed Fighting. (Unearthed Arcana).

SUBCLASSES (Ranger Archetypes)

  1. Arcane Archer
  2. Arcane Half-Caster.
  3. Archer For followers of the elven deity, Solonor Thelandira (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  4. Avenging Archer For followers of the elven deity, Shevarash (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  5. Beast Master (PHB p93, but see below for altered Ranger's Companion feature). Alternate companions feature (Unearthed Arcana).
  6. Fey Stalker For followers of the orcish deity, Gruumsh (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  7. Fey Wanderer
  8. Guardian (Arcana Unearthed for Spirit Companion Rangers).
  9. Gloom Stalker (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p41, Wizards of the Coast).
  10. Hunter (PHB p93)
  11. Hunter of Beasts. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  12. Hunter of Shadows. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  13. Horizon Walker (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p42, Wizards of the Coast).
  14. Lone Wolf For followers of the elven deity, Fenmarel Mestarine (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  15. Merciful For followers of the dwarven deity, Sharindlar (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  16. Monster Slayer (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p43, Wizards of the Coast)
  17. Nightstalker (Masters of the Wild En5ider article by Thiago Rosa).
  18. Oakheart Guardian For followers of the elven deity, Rillifane Rallathil (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  19. Planar Explorer (EN5ider article Explorers of the Universe, by Anthony Jennings).
  20. Primeval Guardian (Unearthed Arcana - Wizards of the Coast)
  21. Ptarian Conclave For followers of the dragon deity, Bahamut (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  22. Seeker (Arcana Unearthed for Spirit Companion Rangers).
  23. Shadow Walker.
  24. Skywalker For followers of the elven deity, Aerdie Faenya (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  25. Stalker (Arcana Unearthed for Spirit Companion Rangers).
  26. Strider
  27. Swarmkeeper (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  28. Tempest (Masters of the Wild En5ider article by Thiago Rosa).
  29. Tidal Hunter (Heroes of Saltmarsh I, DMsGuild, Eventyr Games).
  30. Trailblazer For followers of the dwarven deity, Marthammor Duin (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  31. Trapper
  32. Wayfinder. (Calimshan Adventurer's Guide, by M.T Black, DM's Guild).

There are MANY more subclasses here on the 5E SRD website

There are MANY more subclasses on the DMsGuild. Feel free to try one of those too.


ADJUSTED SUBCLASS FEATURES

RANGER'S COMPANION
As we are not overly concerned with 'action economy' in our games, make the following adjustments to this feature:

  • You can select an animal with more than 1/4 challenge rating or that is size Large, but the beast must have a challenge rating equal to half your level or lower. If the beast is higher than 1/4 CR and/or size Large, then your proficiency bonus that the beast adds to AC, attacks, damage, saving throws and skills is reduced by 2.
  • You can issue commands with your action OR bonus action AND the companion continues to take this action until you spend another action or bonus action to command it to do otherwise. Again, if there is nothing for it to do or it cannot continue taking that action, it resorts to the Dodge action as in the PHB.
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