Class Acts: Ranger

I guess its out earlyish? Maybe you can still get it before its fixed.

First things first, the header on the article says "Class Acts: Invoker". Just a typo, and really...fuck it: the rest is undiluted awesome. The exploits are all weapon-ranged, giving them lots of utility while pimping some heavy controller mechanics.

For example, warning shot is a level 1 at-will that lets you take a shot, select an area, and take another shot if a creature moves into that spot. The first attack deals full damage, and I can see characters working together to shove monsters into the affected space.

But wait, there's more!
  • Archer's stairway is a level 2 encounter that lets you shoot arrows into a wall that you use as handholds, reducing the DC to climb by a lot. Its a standard action to trigger, but otherwise just does what it does for the rest of the encounter. ( ゚ ヮ゚)
  • Arrow of the savior is a level 6 encounter that lets you pin a falling ally to a wall, assuming you have an immediate interrupt handy.
  • Back on target is a level 16 daily that lets you deflect an ally's attack, allowing them to reroll with a bonus. Thankfully Peter preserves logic by restricting it to only ranged weapon attacks. ヽ(´ー`)ノ
  • Defensive volley lets you reduce damage to an ally by shooting the attack out of the air.
Very fucking cool, but thats just some of the utilities. Peter does some creative shit with attack exploits as well, allowing you to make extra attacks against enemies that get to close, move next to a specific enemy, or even let you generate a "zone" effect that you can shoot into.

As I said, it adds a heavy controller layer to the class. If you're reading this Josh, feel free to power swap before next session. I know you fucking want to.


  1. Awesome! I've been looking into options for ranged weapon characters, and while I've come up with some interesting combinations, its relatively limited.
    Here's hoping for even more ranged weapon classes in PHB3!

  2. My pants just got a little tighter.

  3. Shit, MY pants got tighter and I dont even play rangers...or wear pants.


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