Strip 463

21st Mar 2017, 12:00 AM in Cave of No Return
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Malroth 21st Mar 2017, 2:58 AM edit delete reply
To be fair lv 4 was 8 hours ago for her.

Edit: I'd actually put the Higher than the Fighter at combat. Fighters weapon training might put the up 2 points of damage over an equal leveled ranger and they might get some bonus feats that let them learn a second combat trick they're good at but Rangers don't have to Qualify for their combat style feats meaning a Ranged Style Ranger can dump Dex for Str and still be a better archer than the Fighter who would need a 17+ Dex to qualify for the same feats. If the Ranger Then took Power attack (the only feat a melee character actually needs) They're just as good at melee damage as the Fighter is as well.
DtDoom 21st Mar 2017, 8:56 AM edit delete reply

If the Ranger dumps Dex, he won't be a better archer than the fighter with 17+ Dex. Dex is kinda important for shooting people in the face.

They can have the same feats, but the one with the higher score in the important stat for whatever they're doing is going to be better at it.

Now, if you want to focus on two weapon fighting, that's where a ranger can dump Dex in favor of strength, and be as good or better than the fighter, because the fighter needs that higher dex to get the two weapon fighting feats.

Power attack works best for those using 2-handed weapons. They get more damage for the same penalty to hit than anybody else.
Halosty45 21st Mar 2017, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
I'd like to point out that fighters also get weapon specialization, which means that they'll do significantly more damage than rangers except against favored enemies. At 5th level it's "only" +3 damage, but at higher levels as long as the fighter has the right kind of weapon they'll be +8 damage.
Rangers can have 1 favored enemy that they're slightly better at damaging (+10), and several that are basically useless (+2), or like 4 things at +4.
That said, Rangers are much better at skills, and can do things other than combat, or adding on animal companion they can also put out a lot of damage.
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