Ranger

  Spells per Day
Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1st +1 +2 +2 +0 1st favored enemy, Track, wild empathy
2nd +2 +3 +3 +0 Combat style
3rd +3 +3 +3 +1 Endurance
4th +4 +4 +4 +1 Animal companion 0
5th +5 +4 +4 +1 2nd favored enemy 0
6th +6/+1 +5 +5 +2 Improved combat style 1
7th +7/+2 +5 +5 +2 Woodland stride 1
8th +8/+3 +6 +6 +2 Swift tracker 1 0
9th +9/+4 +6 +6 +3 Evasion 1 0
10th +10/+5 +7 +7 +3 3rd favored enemy 1 1
11th +11/+6/+1 +7 +7 +3 Combat style mastery 1 1 0
12th +12/+7/+2 +8 +8 +4   1 1 1
13th +13/+8/+3 +8 +8 +4 Camouflage 1 1 1
14th +14/+9/+4 +9 +9 +4   2 1 1 0
15th +15/+10/+5 +9 +9 +5 4th favored enemy 2 1 1 1
16th +16/+11/+6/+1 +10 +10 +5   2 2 1 1
17th +17/+12/+7/+2 +10 +10 +5 Hide in plain sight 2 2 2 1
18th +18/+13/+8/+3 +11 +11 +6   3 2 2 1
19th +19/+14/+9/+4 +11 +11 +6   3 3 3 2
20th +20/+15/+10/+5 +12 +12 +6 5th favored enemy 3 3 3 3
Hit Dice
D8
Skill Points
Int + 6
Starting Gold
6d4 x 10 (150 gp)
Alignment
Any
Class Feature

All of the following are class features of the ranger.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A ranger is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, and with light armor and shields (except tower shields).

Favored Enemy (Ex): At 1st level, a ranger may select a type of creature from among those given on Table: Ranger Favored Enemies. Due to his extensive study on his chosen type of foe and training in the proper techniques for combating such creatures, the ranger gains a +2 bonus on Deception, Perception, Sense Motive, and Survival checks when using these skills against creatures of this type. Likewise, he gets a +2 bonus on weapon damage rolls against such creatures.

At 5th level and every five levels thereafter (10th, 15th, and 20th level), the ranger may select an additional favored enemy from those given on the table. In addition, at each such interval, the bonus against any one favored enemy (including the one just selected, if so desired) increases by 2. For example, a 5th-level ranger has two favored enemies; against one he gains a +4 bonus on Deception, Perception, Sense Motive, and Survival checks and weapon damage rolls, and against the other he has a +2 bonus. At 10th level, he has three favored enemies, and he gains an additional +2 bonus, which he can allocate to the bonus against any one of his three favored enemies. Thus, his bonuses could be either +4, +4, +2 or +6, +2, +2.

If the ranger chooses humanoids or outsiders as a favored enemy, he must also choose an associated subtype, as indicated on the table. If a specific creature falls into more than one category of favored enemy (for instance, devils are both evil outsiders and lawful outsiders), the ranger's bonuses do not stack; he simply uses whichever bonus is higher. See the Monster Manual for more information on types of creatures.

Type (Subtype) Examples
Aberration beholder
Animal bear
Construct golem
Dragon black dragon
Elemental invisible stalker
Fey dryad
Giant ogre
Humanoid (aquatic) merfolk
Humanoid (dwarf) dwarf
Humanoid (elf) elf
Humanoid (goblinoid) hobgoblin
Humanoid (gnoll) gnoll
Humanoid (gnome) gnome
Humanoid (halfling) halfling
Humanoid (human) human
Humanoid (orc) orc
Humanoid (reptilian) kobold
Magical beast displacer beast
Monstrous humanoid minotaur
Ooze gelatinous cube
Outsider (air) arrowhawk
Outsider (chaotic) demon
Outsider (earth) xorn
Outsider (evil) devil
Outsider (fire) salamander
Outsider (good) angel
Outsider (lawful) formian
Outsider (native) tiefling
Outsider (water) tojanida
Plant shambling mound
Undead zombie
Vermin monstrous monstrous spider

Track: A ranger gains Track as a bonus feat.

Wild Empathy (Ex): A ranger can use body language, vocalizations, and demeanor to improve the attitude of an animal (such as a bear or a monitor lizard). This ability functions just like a Diplomacy check to improve the attitude of a person. The ranger rolls 1d20 and adds his ranger level and his Charisma bonus to determine the wild empathy check result. The typical domestic animal has a starting attitude of indifferent, while wild animals are usually unfriendly.

To use wild empathy, the ranger and the animal must be able to study each other, which means that they must be within 30 feet of one another under normal visibility conditions. Generally, influencing an animal in this way takes 1 minute, but, as with influencing people, it might take more or less time.

The ranger can also use this ability to influence a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 1 or 2 (such as a basilisk or a girallon), but he takes a —4 penalty on the check.

Combat Style (Ex): At 2nd level, a ranger is treated as having the Rapid Shot and Two-Weapon Fighting feats, even if he does not have the normal prerequisites for these feats. In addition, he may ignore the Dex requirement for feats with TWF feat as requirement.

The benefits of the ranger's chosen style apply only when he wears light or no armor. He loses all benefits of his combat style when wearing medium or heavy armor.

Endurance: A ranger gains Endurance as a bonus feat at 3rd level.

Animal Companion (Ex): At 4th level, a ranger gains an animal companion selected from the following list: badger, camel, dire rat, dog, riding dog, eagle, hawk, horse (light or heavy), owl, pony, snake (Small or Medium viper), or wolf. If the DM's campaign takes place wholly or partly in an aquatic environment, the DM may add the following creatures to the ranger's list of options: crocodile, porpoise, Medium shark, and squid. This animal is a loyal companion that accompanies the ranger on his adventures as appropriate for its kind. (For instance, an aquatic creature can't adventure with a ranger on land and shouldn't be selected by a nonaquatic character without extenuating circumstances). In most cases, the animal companion functions as a mount, sentry, scout, or hunting animal, rather than as a protector.

This ability functions like the druid ability of the same name, except that the ranger's effective druid level is one-half his ranger level. For example, the animal companion of a 4th-level ranger would be the equivalent of a 2nd-level druid's animal companion. A ranger may select from the alternative lists of animal companions just as a druid can, though again his effective druid level is half his ranger level. Thus, he must be at least an 8th-level ranger to select from the druid's list of 4th-level animal companions, and if he chooses one of those animals, his effective druid level would be reduced by 3, to 1st level. Like a druid, a ranger cannot select an alternative animal if the choice would reduce his effective druid level below 1st.

Spells: Beginning at 4th level, a ranger gains the ability to cast a small number of divine spells (the same type of spells available to the cleric, druid, and paladin), which are drawn from the ranger spell list. A ranger must choose and prepare his spells in advance (see below).

To prepare or cast a spell, a ranger must have a Wisdom score equal to at least 10 + the spell level (Wis 11 for 1st-level spells, Wis 12 for 2nd-level spells, and so forth). The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a ranger's spell is 10 + the spell level + the ranger's Wisdom modifier.

Like other spellcasters, a ranger can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. His base daily spell allotment is given on Table 3—13: The Ranger. In addition, he receives bonus spells per day if he has a high Wisdom score. When Table 3—13 indicates that the ranger gets 0 spells per day of a given spell level (for instance, 1st-level spells for a 4th-level ranger), he gains only the bonus spells he would be entitled to based on his Wisdom score for that spell level. The ranger does not have access to any domain spells or granted powers, as a cleric does.

A ranger prepares and casts spells the way a cleric does, though he cannot lose a prepared spell to cast a cure spell in its place. A ranger may prepare and cast any spell on the ranger spell list, provided that he can cast spells of that level, but he must choose which spells to prepare during his daily meditation.

Through 3rd level, a ranger has no caster level. At 4th level and higher, his caster level is one-half his ranger level.

Improved Combat Style (Ex): At 6th level, a ranger is treated as having the Manyshot feat, even if he does not have the normal prerequisites for that feat.

As before, the benefits of the ranger's chosen style apply only when he wears light or no armor. He loses all benefits of his combat style when wearing medium or heavy armor.

Woodland Stride (Ex): Starting at 7th level, a ranger may move through any sort of undergrowth (such as natural thorns, briars, overgrown areas, and similar terrain) at his normal speed and without taking damage or suffering any other impairment.

However, thorns, briars, and overgrown areas that are enchanted or magically manipulated to impede motion still affect him.

Swift Tracker (Ex): Beginning at 8th level, a ranger can move at his normal speed while following tracks without taking the normal —5 penalty. He takes only a —10 penalty (instead of the normal —20) when moving at up to twice normal speed while tracking.

Evasion (Ex): At 9th level, a ranger can avoid even magical and unusual attacks with great agility. If he makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save (such as a red dragon's fiery breath or a fireball), he instead takes no damage. Evasion can be used only if the ranger is wearing light armor or no armor. A helpless ranger (such as one who is unconscious or paralysed) does not gain the benefit of evasion.

Combat Style Mastery (Ex): At 11th level, a ranger is treated as having the Improved Precise Shot feat, even if he does not have the normal prerequisites for that feat.

As before, the benefits of the ranger's chosen style apply only when he wears light or no armor. He loses all benefits of his combat style when wearing medium or heavy armor.

Camouflage (Ex): A ranger of 13th level or higher can use the Stealth skill in any sort of natural terrain, even if the terrain doesn't grant cover or concealment.

Hide in Plain Sight (Ex): While in any sort of natural terrain, a ranger of 17th level or higher can use the Stealth skill even while being observed.

Ranger Spells

 

Alternate Class Features

Arcane Hunter (Ex): A ranger with at least 1 rank in Knowledge (Arcana) can pick favored enemy (arcanists). The bonuses granted apply to any character capable of casting arcane spells or using invocations. (but not other spell-like abilities)

 

Fast Movement (Ex): A ranger's land speed is faster than the norm for his race by +10 feet. This benefit applies only when he is wearing no armor, light armor, or medium armor and not carrying a heavy load. Apply this bonus before modifying the ranger's speed because of any load carried or armor worn. 

Wild Shape (Su): At 5th level, a druid gains the ability to turn herself into any Small or Medium animal and back again once per day, similar to druids. This ability improves similarly to druid's wild shape, but it does not give rangers ability to turn into anything other than Small or Medium animals.

These abilities replace Combat style, improved combat style, combat style mastery.

 

Champion of the Wild (Ex): A ranger may give up her spellcasting ability for bonus feats. He must make this decision at 1st level of ranger. He no longer gains spells as a ranger, and can no longer use scrolls, wands, or other magic items that require access to a spell list. He now gains a bonus feat at 4th, 8th, 11th, and 14th levels. He can select any feat from the following list for which he meets the prerequisites: Blind-Fight, Combat Expertise, Eyes in the Back of Your Head, Improved Disarm, Improved Favored Enemy, Improved Feint, Improved Trip, as well as from one of the following lists.

Archery: Far Shot, Improved Precise Shot, Improved Rapid Shot, Manyshot, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Ranged Disarm, Ranged Pin, Ranged Sunder, Sharpshooting, and Shot on the Run.

Two-Weapon Combat: Double Hit, Oversized Two-Weapon Fighting, Twin Weapon Mastery, Two-Weapon Defense, Two-Weapon Rend

This ability replaces Spells.

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