Pathfinder 2 Ranger Class

Some rangers believe civilization wears down the soul, but still needs to be protected from wild creatures. Others say nature needs to be protected from the greedy, who wish to tame its beauty and plunder its treasures. You could champion either goal, or both. You might be a scout, tracker, or hunter of fugitives or beasts, haunting the edge of civilization or exploring the wilds. You know how to live off the land and are skilled at spotting and taking down both opportune prey and hated enemies.

Key Ability Strength or Dexterity - At 1st level, your class gives you an ability boost to your choice of Strength or Dexterity.
Hit Points 10 + Con Modifier - You increase your maximum number of HP by this number at 1st level and every level thereafter.

During Combat Encounters...

You can single out particular foes to hunt, making you better at defeating them. You target and brutalize your chosen foe with either a bow or melee weapons, while supporting your allies with your skills.

During Social Encounters...

When you speak, it’s with the voice of practical experience, especially involving wilderness exploration.

While Exploring...

You guide your allies through the wilderness or follow tracks. You keep an eye out for trouble, constantly alert for danger even when it’s not overt.

In Downtime...

You craft weapons and snares in preparation for your next venture. If you prefer to get outside, you might go on hunts or scout nearby areas to better understand your environment.

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Table: Ranger Advancement
Level Class Features
1Ancestry and background, hunt prey, hunter's edge, initial proficiencies, ranger feat
2Ranger feat, skill feat
3General feat, iron will, skill increase
4Ranger feat, skill feat
5Ability boosts, ancestry feat, skill increase, trackless step, weapon expertise
6Ranger feat, skill feat
7Evasion, general feat, skill increase, vigilant senses, weapon specialization
8Ranger feat, skill feat
9Ancestry feat, nature's edge, ranger expertise, skill increase
10Ability boosts, ranger feat, skill feat
11General feat, juggernaut, medium armor expertise, skill increase, wild stride
12Ranger feat, skill feat
13Ancestry feat, skill increase, weapon mastery
14Ranger feat, skill feat
15Ability boosts, general feat, greater weapon specialization, improved evasion, incredible senses, skill increase
16Ranger feat, skill feat
17Ancestry feat, masterful hunter, skill increase
18Ranger feat, skill feat
19General feat, second skin, skill increase, swift prey
20Ability boosts, ranger feat, skill feat

Class Features

You gain these abilities as a Ranger. Abilities gained at higher levels list the levels at which you gain them next to the features’ names.

Ancestry and Background

In addition to the abilities provided by your class at 1st level, you have the benefits of your selected ancestry and background.

Initial Proficiencies

At 1st level you gain a number of proficiencies that represent your basic training. These proficiencies are noted in at the start of this class.

Hunt Prey

When you focus your attention on a single foe, you become unstoppable in your pursuit. You gain the Hunt Prey action.

Hunt Prey [1 Action]

ConcentrateRanger

You designate a single creature as your prey and focus your attacks against that creature. You must be able to see or hear the prey, or you must be tracking the prey during exploration.

You gain a +2 circumstance bonus to Perception checks when you Seek your prey and a +2 circumstance bonus to Survival checks when you Track your prey. You also ignore the penalty for making ranged attacks within your second range increment against the prey you’re hunting.

You can have only one creature designated as your prey at a time. If you use Hunt Prey against a creature when you already have a creature designated, the prior creature loses the designation and the new prey gains the designation. Your designation lasts until your next daily preparations.

Hunter's Edge

You have trained for countless hours to become a more skilled hunter and tracker, gaining an additional benefit when you Hunt Prey depending on the focus of your training. Choose a hunter’s edge.

Flurry: You have trained to unleash a devastating flurry of attacks upon your prey. Your multiple attack penalty for attacks against your hunted prey is –3 (–2 with an agile weapon) on your second attack of the turn instead of –5, and –6 (–4 with an agile weapon) on your third or subsequent attack of the turn, instead of –10.

Precision: You have trained to aim for your prey’s weak points. The first time you hit your hunted prey in a round, you also deal 1d8 additional precision damage. (Precision damage increases the damage you already deal, using the same type, but is ineffective against creatures that lack vital organs or weak points.) At 11th level, the extra damage increases to 2d8 precision damage, and at 19th level, the extra damage increases to 3d8 precision damage.

Outwit: You are talented at outwitting and evading your prey. You gain a +2 circumstance bonus to Deception checks, Intimidation checks, Stealth checks, and any checks to Recall Knowledge about the prey, and a +1 circumstance bonus to AC against your prey’s attacks.

Ranger Feats

At 1st level and every even-numbered level, you gain a ranger class feat.

Skill Feats [Level 2]

At 2nd level and every 2 levels thereafter, you gain a skill feat. Skill feats appear in Chapter 5 and have the skill trait. You must be trained or better in the corresponding skill to select a skill feat.

General Feats [Level 3]

At 3rd level and every 4 levels thereafter, you gain a general feat. General feats are listed in Chapter 5.

Iron Will [Level 3]

Your training has hardened your resolve. Your proficiency rank for Will saves increases to expert.

Skill Increases [Level 3]

At 3rd level and every 2 levels thereafter, you gain a skill increase. You can use this increase to either become trained in one skill you’re untrained in, or become an expert in one skill in which you’re already trained.

At 7th level, you can use skill increases to become a master in a skill in which you’re already an expert, and at 15th level, you can use them to become legendary in a skill in which you’re already a master.

Ability Boosts [Level 5]

At 5th level and every 5 levels thereafter, you boost four different ability scores. You can use these ability boosts to increase your ability scores above 18. Boosting an ability score increases it by 1 if it’s already 18 or above, or by 2 if it starts out below 18.

Ancestry Feats [Level 5]

In addition to the ancestry feat you started with, you gain an ancestry feat at 5th level and every 4 levels thereafter. The list of ancestry feats available to you can be found in your ancestry’s entry.

Trackless Step [Level 5]

When you move through natural terrains, you are difficult to track. You always gain the benefits of the Cover Tracks action in such terrains, without moving at half your Speed.

Weapon Expertise [Level 5]

You’ve dedicated yourself to learning the intricacies of your weapons. Your proficiency ranks for simple and martial weapons increases to expert. You gain access to the critical specialization effects of all simple and martial weapons when attacking your hunted prey.

Evasion [Level 7]

You’ve learned to move quickly to avoid explosions, dragons’ breath, and worse. Your proficiency rank for Reflex saves increases to master. When you roll a success on a Reflex save, you get a critical success instead.

Vigilant Senses [Level 7]

Through your adventuring, you’ve developed keen awareness and attention to detail. Your proficiency rank for Perception increases to master.

Weapon Specialization [Level 7]

You’ve learned how to inflict greater injuries with the weapons you know best. You deal 2 additional damage with weapons and unarmed attacks in which you are an expert. This damage increases to 3 if you’re a master, and to 4 if you’re legendary.

Nature's Edge [Level 9]

You always find the weak points in your foes’ defenses when they’re on unfavorable terrain. Enemies are flat-footed to you if they’re in natural difficult terrain, on natural uneven ground, or in difficult terrain resulting from a snare.

Ranger Expertise [Level 9]

You’ve practiced your techniques to make them harder to resist. Your proficiency rank for your ranger class DC increases to expert.

Juggernaut [Level 11]

Your body is accustomed to physical hardship and resistant to ailments. Your proficiency rank for Fortitude saves increases to master. When you roll a success on a Fortitude save, you get a critical success instead.

Medium Armor Expertise [Level 11]

You’ve learned to defend yourself better against attacks. Your proficiency ranks for light armor, medium armor, and unarmored defense increase to expert.

Wild Stride [Level 11]

You move quickly through obstacles, whether they’re tumbled stone, tangled undergrowth, or sucking mud. You can ignore the effects of non-magical difficult terrain. As normal for ignoring difficult terrain, this also lets you treat the hindrances of greater difficult terrain as those of difficult terrain.

Weapon Mastery [Level 13]

You fully understand the intricacies of your weapons. Your proficiency ranks for simple and martial weapons increase to master.

Greater Weapon Specialization [Level 15]

Your damage from weapon specialization increases to 4 with weapons and unarmed attacks in which you’re an expert, 6 if you’re a master, and 8 if you’re legendary.

Improved Evasion [Level 15]

Your ability to elude danger is matchless. Your proficiency rank for Reflex saves increases to legendary. When you roll a critical failure on a Reflex save, you get a failure instead. When you fail a Reflex save against a damaging effect, you take half damage.

Incredible Senses [Level 15]

You notice things almost impossible for an ordinary person to detect. Your proficiency rank for Perception increases to legendary.

Masterful Hunter [Level 17]

You have honed your abilities as a hunter to incredible levels. Your proficiency rank for your ranger class DC increases to master. When using a ranged weapon that you have master proficiency in, you can ignore the penalty if attacking your hunted prey within the weapon’s second and third range increments.

If you have master proficiency in Perception, you gain a +4 circumstance bonus to Perception checks when you Seek your prey, and if you have master proficiency in Survival, you gain a +4 circumstance bonus to Survival checks when you Track your prey.

You also gain an additional benefit depending on your hunter’s edge.

Flurry: You can blend your weapon mastery with skillful targeting to make a series of precise attacks. If you have master proficiency with your weapon, your multiple attack penalty for attacks against your hunted prey is –2 (–1 with an agile weapon) on your second attack of the turn, and –4 (–2 with an agile weapon) on your third and subsequent attacks of the turn.

Precision: Your weapon mastery allows you to hit your prey’s vital areas multiple times. The second time in a round you hit your hunted prey, you also deal 1d8 precision damage. At 19th level, your second hit in a round against your hunted prey deals 2d8 precision damage, and your third hit in a round against your hunted prey deals 1d8 precision damage.

Outwit: Your mastery of skills allows you to overwhelm your prey. If you have master proficiency in Deception, Intimidation, Stealth, or the skill you use to Recall Knowledge about your prey, increase the circumstance bonus against the prey with that skill from +2 to +4. If you have master proficiency with your armor, increase the circumstance bonus to AC against the prey from +1 to +2.

Second Skin [Level 19]

Your armor has become akin to a second skin for you. Your proficiency ranks for light armor, medium armor, and unarmored defense increase to master. When wearing light or medium armor, you can rest normally, rather than receiving poor rest that leaves you fatigued.

Swift Prey [Level 19]

You size up your prey with only a glance. You can use Hunt Prey as a free action if it’s your first action of your turn.

Ranger Feats

At every level that you gain a Ranger feat, you can select one of the following feats. You must satisfy any prerequisites before taking the feat.

Animal Companion

Feat 1
Ranger

You gain the service of a young animal companion that travels with you and obeys simple commands as best as it can. See Animal Companions on page 214. When you Hunt Prey, your animal companion gains the action’s benefits and your hunter’s edge benefit if you have one.


Crossbow Ace

Feat 1
Ranger

You have a deep understanding of the crossbow. When you’re wielding a crossbow and use Hunt Prey or use Interact to reload your crossbow, you gain a +2 circumstance bonus to the damage roll on your next Strike with that crossbow. If the crossbow is a simple crossbow, also increase the damage die size for that attack by one step (page 279). You must make the attack before the end of your next turn or these benefits are lost.


Hunted Shot [1 action]

Feat 1
Flourish Ranger

Frequency once per round

Requirements You are wielding a ranged weapon with reload 0.


You take two quick shots against the one you hunt. Make two Strikes against your prey with the required weapon. If both hit the same creature, combine their damage for the purpose of resistances and weaknesses. Apply your multiple attack penalty to each Strike normally.


Monster Hunter

Feat 1
Ranger

You swiftly assess your prey and apply what you know. As part of the action used to Hunt your Prey, you can attempt a check to Recall Knowledge about your prey. When you critically succeed at identifying your hunted prey with Recall Knowledge, you note a weakness in the creature’s defenses. You and allies you tell gain a +1 circumstance bonus to your next attack roll against that prey. You can give bonuses from Monster Hunter only once per day against a particular creature.


Twin Takedown [1 action]

Feat 1
Flourish Ranger

Frequency once per round

Requirements You are wielding two melee weapons, each in a different hand.


You swiftly attack your hunted prey with both weapons. Make two Strikes against your hunted prey, one with each of the required weapons. If both hit the same hunted prey, combine their damage for the purpose of its resistances and weaknesses. Apply your multiple attack penalty to each Strike normally.


Favored Terrain

Feat 2
Ranger

You have studied a specific terrain to overcome its challenges. Choose aquatic, arctic, desert, forest, mountain, plains, sky, swamp, or underground as your favored terrain. When in that terrain, you can ignore the effects of non-magical difficult terrain. If you have the wild stride class feature, you gain a second benefit while in your favored terrain, depending on your choice.

  • Aquatic You gain a swim Speed equal to your Speed. If you already had a swim Speed, you gain a +10-foot status bonus to your swim Speed.
  • Arctic You need to eat and drink only one-tenth as much as usual, you aren’t affected by severe or extreme cold, and you can walk across ice and snow at full Speed without needing to Balance.
  • Desert You need to eat and drink only one-tenth as much as usual, you aren’t affected by severe or extreme heat, and you can walk along sand at full Speed without needing to Balance.
  • Forest, Mountain, or Underground You gain a climb Speed equal to your Speed. If you already had a climb Speed, you gain a +10-foot status bonus to your climb Speed.
  • Plains You gain a +10-foot status bonus to your land Speed.
  • Sky You gain a +10-foot status bonus to your fly Speed, if you have one.
  • Swamp You can move across bogs at full Speed, even if they are deep enough to be greater difficult terrain or to normally require you to Swim.

Hunter's Aim [2 actions]

Feat 2
Concentrate Ranger

When you focus on aiming, your attack becomes particularly accurate. Make a ranged weapon Strike against your hunted prey. On this Strike, you gain a +2 circumstance bonus to the attack roll and ignore your prey’s concealed condition.


Monster Warden

Feat 2
Ranger

Prerequisites Monster Hunter


You understand how to defend yourself and others against your prey. When you grant bonuses from Monster Hunter, you and your allies also each gain a +1 circumstance bonus to your next saving throw against that particular creature and to your AC against that creature’s next attack against you.


Quick Draw [1 action]

Feat 2
Ranger

You draw your weapon and attack with the same motion. You Interact to draw a weapon, then Strike with that weapon.


Wild Empathy

Feat 2
Ranger

You have a connection to the creatures of the natural world that allows you to communicate with them on a rudimentary level. You can use Diplomacy to Make an Impression on animals and to make very simple Requests of them. In most cases, wild animals will give you time to make your case.


Companion's Cry

Feat 4
Ranger

Prerequisites an animal companion


You can urge your companion to do its utmost. You can spend 2 actions to Command an Animal instead of 1 when commanding your animal companion. If you do, your animal companion uses an additional action.


Disrupt Prey [Free Action]

Feat 4
Ranger

Trigger Your hunted prey is within your reach, and it uses a manipulate action, uses a move action, or leaves a square during a move action it’s using.


Make a melee Strike against your prey. If the attack is a critical hit, you disrupt the triggering action.


Far Shot

Feat 4
Ranger

Your experience in the field has taught you how to focus your aim at a distance, increasing your accuracy. Double your weapons’ range increments.


Favored Enemy

Feat 4
Ranger

You have studied a specific type of wild creature and can hunt it more easily. When you gain this feat, choose animals, beasts, dragons, or both fungi and plants as your favored enemy. When you roll initiative and can see an enemy that belongs to the chosen category, you can Hunt Prey as a free action, designating that enemy.

You can use this free action even if you haven’t identified the creature yet with Recall Knowledge. The benefit doesn’t apply against favored enemies disguised as other creatures, and the GM determines whether it applies against a creature disguised as a favored enemy.


Running Reload [1 action]

Feat 4
Ranger

You can reload your weapon on the move. You Stride, Step, or Sneak, then Interact to reload.


Scout's Warning [Free Action]

Feat 4
Ranger

Trigger You are about to roll a Perception or Survival check for initiative.


You visually or audibly warn your allies of danger, granting them each a +1 circumstance bonus to their initiative rolls. Depending on whether you use gestures or call out, this action gains either the visual or the auditory trait, respectively.


Snare Specialist

Feat 4
Ranger

Prerequisites expert in Crafting, Snare Crafting


You specialize in creating quick traps to obstruct your enemies on the battlefield. If your proficiency rank in Crafting is expert, you gain the formulas for three common or uncommon snares (page 589). If your rank is master, you gain 6. If your rank is legendary, you gain 9.

Each day during your daily preparations, you can prepare four snares from your formula book for quick deployment; if they normally take 1 minute to Craft, you can Craft them with 3 Interact actions. The number of snares increases to six if you have master proficiency in Crafting and eight if you have legendary proficiency in Crafting. Snares prepared in this way don’t cost you any resources to Craft.


Twin Parry [1 action]

Feat 4
Ranger

Requirements You are wielding two melee weapons, one in each hand.


You can use two weapons to deflect attacks. You gain a +1 circumstance bonus to AC until the start of your next turn, or a +2 circumstance bonus if either weapon has the parry trait. You lose this circumstance bonus if you no longer meet this feat’s requirement.


Mature Animal Companion

Feat 6
Ranger

Prerequisites Animal Companion


Your animal companion grows up, becoming a mature animal companion and gaining additional capabilities (page 214).

If you have the Hunt Prey action, your animal companion assaults the prey even without your orders. During an encounter, even if you don’t use the Command an Animal action, your animal companion can still use 1 action that round on your turn to Stride toward or Strike your prey.


Quick Snares

Feat 6
Ranger

Prerequisites expert in Crafting, Snare Specialist


You can rig a snare in only moments. You can Craft snares that normally take 1 minute to Craft with 3 Interact actions, even if you haven’t prepared them.


Skirmish Strike [1 action]

Feat 6
Flourish Ranger

Your feet and weapon move in tandem. Either Step and then Strike, or Strike and then Step.


Snap Shot

Feat 6
Ranger

You’ve learned to react with ranged weapons when a creature is in close quarters. You can use a reaction that normally allows you to make a melee weapon Strike to instead make a ranged weapon Strike. You must be Striking an adjacent target. If necessary for the reaction’s trigger, you treat your ranged weapon as if it had a reach of 5 feet. If the reaction has other requirements, such as wielding a specific kind of weapon, Snap Shot doesn’t allow you to ignore them; it allows you only to replace a melee weapon Strike with a ranged weapon Strike.


Swift Tracker

Feat 6
Ranger

Prerequisites expert in Survival, Experienced Tracker


Your keen eyes catch signs of passage even when you’re moving. You can move at your full Speed while you Track. If you have master proficiency in Survival, you don’t need to attempt a new Survival check every hour while Tracking. If you have legendary proficiency in Survival, you can use another exploration activity while Tracking.

If you roll Survival for initiative while tracking your hunted prey, when you start your first turn of the encounter, you can Stride toward your hunted prey as a free action.


Blind-Fight

Feat 8
Ranger

Prerequisites master in Perception


Your battle instincts make you more aware of concealed and invisible opponents. You don’t need to succeed at a flat check to target concealed creatures. You’re not flat-footed to creatures that are hidden from you (unless you’re flat-footed to them for reasons other than the hidden condition), and you need only a successful DC 5 flat check to target a hidden creature.

While you’re adjacent to an undetected creature of your level or lower, it is instead only hidden from you.


Deadly Aim [1 action]

Feat 8
Open Ranger

Prerequisites weapon specialization


You aim for your prey’s weak spots, making your shot more challenging but dealing more damage if you hit. Make a ranged Strike against your hunted prey at a –2 penalty. You gain a +4 circumstance bonus to damage on that Strike. This bonus increases to +6 at 11th level and +8 at 15th level.


Hazard Finder

Feat 8
Ranger

You have an intuitive ability to sense hazards. You gain a +1 circumstance bonus to Perception checks to find traps and hazards, to AC against their attacks, and to saves against their effects. You can find hazards that would normally require you to Search even if you aren’t Searching.


Powerful Snares

Feat 8
Ranger

Prerequisites master in Crafting, Snare Specialist


Your snares are particularly difficult for enemies to avoid. When you set a snare, the saving throw DC for that snare is equal to its normal DC or your class DC, whichever is higher.


Terrain Master

Feat 8
Ranger

Prerequisites wild stride, master in Survival, Favored Terrain


You adapt to your surroundings in any natural terrain. You can spend 1 hour practicing in your current terrain in order to make it your favored terrain, replacing your current favored terrain temporarily. If you spend a full day out of the new favored terrain, your favored terrain reverts back to your original choice when you took the Favored Terrain feat.


Warden's Boon [1 action]

Feat 8
Ranger

By pointing out vulnerabilities, you grant the benefits listed in Hunt Prey and your hunter’s edge benefit to an ally until the end of their next turn. Depending on whether you call out or use gestures, this action gains either the auditory or visual trait.


Camouflage

Feat 10
Ranger

Prerequisites master in Stealth


You alter your appearance to blend in to the wilderness. In natural terrain, you can Sneak even if you’re observed.


Incredible Companion

Feat 10
Ranger

Prerequisites Mature Animal Companion


Your animal companion continues to grow and develop. It becomes a nimble or savage animal companion (your choice), gaining additional capabilities determined by the type of companion (page 214).


Master Monster Hunter

Feat 10
Ranger

Prerequisites master in Nature, Monster Hunter


You have a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of all creatures of the world. You can use Nature to Recall Knowledge to identify any creature. In addition, you gain the benefits of Monster Hunter (and Monster Warden, if you have it) on a success as well as a critical success.


Penetrating Shot [2 actions]

Feat 10
Open Ranger

Requirements You are wielding a ranged weapon.


You shoot clear through an intervening creature to hit your prey. Choose a target that is giving lesser cover to your hunted prey. Make a single ranged Strike with the required weapon against the chosen target and your hunted prey. This attack ignores any lesser cover the chosen target provides your hunted prey. Roll damage only once, and apply it to each creature you hit. A Penetrating Shot counts as two attacks for your multiple attack penalty.


Twin Riposte [Reaction]

Feat 10
Ranger

Trigger A creature within your reach critically fails a Strike against you.

Requirements You are benefiting from Twin Parry


A clever parry with one weapon leaves your opponent open to an attack with the other weapon. Make a melee Strike or use a Disarm action against the triggering opponent.


Warden's Step

Feat 10
Ranger

You can guide your allies to move quietly through the wilderness. When you Sneak during exploration in natural terrain, you can designate any number of your allies to gain the benefits as if they were using that activity during that exploration. This requires no action on their part.


Distracting Shot

Feat 12
Ranger

The sheer power of your attacks, or the overwhelming number of them, leaves an enemy flustered. If you critically hit your hunted prey with a ranged weapon, or hit it at least twice on the same turn with a ranged weapon, it’s flat-footed until the start of your next turn.


Double Prey

Feat 12
Ranger

You can focus on two foes at once, hunting both of them down. When you use the Hunt Prey action, you can pick two creatures as your prey.


Lightining Snares

Feat 12
Ranger

Prerequisites master in Crafting, Snare Specialist


You can rig a trap with incredible speed. When you create a snare that normally takes 1 minute to Craft, you can Craft it using a single Interact action instead.


Second Sting [1 action]

Feat 12
Press Ranger

Requirements You are wielding two melee weapons, each in a different hand.


You read your prey’s movements and transform them into openings, so failures with one weapon set up glancing blows with the other. Make a melee Strike with one of the required weapons against your hunted prey. The Strike gains the following failure effect.

Failure You deal the damage the other required weapon would have dealt on a hit, excluding all damage dice. (This removes dice from weapon runes, spells, and special abilities, not just weapon damage dice.)


Side by Side

Feat 12
Ranger

Prerequisites an animal companion


You and your animal companion fight in tandem, distracting your foes and keeping them off balance. Whenever you and your animal companion are adjacent to the same foe, you are both flanking that foe with each other, regardless of your actual positions.


Sense the Unseen [Reaction]

Feat 14
Ranger

Trigger You fail a check to Seek.


When you look for foes, you can catch even the slightest cues, such as their minute movements or the shifting of air currents on your skin. Even though you failed at the triggering check, you automatically sense any undetected creatures in the area where you’re Seeking, making them merely hidden to you.


Shared Prey

Feat 14
Ranger

Prerequisites Double Prey, Warden’s Boon


Hunting as a duo, you and your ally both single out your prey. When you use Hunt Prey and select only one prey, you can grant your Hunt Prey benefits and hunter’s edge to an ally in addition to gaining them yourself. The ally retains these benefits until you use Hunt Prey again.


Stealthy Companion

Feat 14
Ranger

Prerequisites Camouflage


You’ve trained your animal companion to blend in to its surroundings. Your animal companion gains the benefit of the Camouflage feat. If your companion is a specialized ambusher, its proficiency rank for Stealth increases to master (or legendary if it was already master).


Targeting Shot [1 action]

Feat 14
Concentrate Press Ranger

Prerequisites Hunter’s Aim


You carefully track your prey’s position and defenses, allowing you to follow up around obstacles that block your shot. Make a ranged weapon Strike against your hunted prey. You ignore the target’s concealed condition and all cover.


Warden's Guidance

Feat 14
Ranger

You can convey your prey’s location to your allies, no matter how well hidden it is. As long as your hunted prey is observed by you, all your allies who roll failures and critical failures when Seeking it get a success instead. Your allies need to be able to see or hear you to gain this benefit. You have to be able to call out or use gestures for your allies to get this benefit.


Greater Distracting Shot

Feat 16
Ranger

Prerequisites Distracting Shot


Even a single missile can throw off your enemy’s balance, and more powerful attacks leave it flustered for longer. If you hit your hunted prey with a ranged weapon, it’s flat-footed until the start of your next turn. If you critically hit your prey or hit it twice on the same turn with a ranged weapon, it’s flat-footed until the end of your next turn instead.


Improved Twin Riposte

Feat 16
Ranger

At the start of each of your turns, you gain an additional reaction that you can use only to perform a Twin Riposte against your hunted prey. You can use this extra reaction even if you are not benefiting from Twin Parry.


Legendary Monster Hunter

Feat 16
Ranger

Prerequisites legendary in Nature, Master Monster Hunter


Your knowledge of monsters is so incredible that it reveals glaring flaws in your prey. Your bonus from Monster Hunter (and the bonus from Monster Warden if you have it) increases from +1 to +2 for you and any allies who benefit.


Specialized Companion

Feat 16
Ranger

Prerequisites Incredible Companion


Your animal companion has become cunning enough to become specialized. Your animal companion gains one specialization of your choice. (See the Animal Companion section on page 214.)


Ubiquitous Snares

Feat 16
Ranger

Prerequisites Snare Specialist


You can prepare a seemingly impossible number of snares in advance, and you’re ready to spring them on unsuspecting foes. Double the number of prepared snares from Snare Specialist.


Impossible Flurry [3 actions]

Feat 18
Flourish Open Ranger

Requirements You are wielding two melee weapons, each in a different hand.


You forgo precision to attack at an impossible speed. Make three melee Strikes with each of the required weapons. All of these Strikes take the maximum multiple attack penalty, as if you had already made two or more attacks this turn.


Impossible Volley [3 actions]

Feat 18
Ranger

Requirements You are wielding a ranged weapon with the volley trait and reload 0.


You fire a volley at all foes in an area. Make one Strike with a –2 penalty against each enemy within a 10-foot-radius burst centered at or beyond your weapon’s volley range. Roll the damage only once for all targets.

Each attack counts toward your multiple attack penalty, but do not increase your penalty until you have made all your attacks.


Manifold Edge

Feat 18
Ranger

Prerequisites hunter’s edge, masterful hunter


You’ve learned every possible edge to use against your foes. When you use Hunt Prey, you can gain a hunter’s edge benefit other than the one you selected at 1st level. If you do, you don’t gain the additional benefit from masterful hunter.


Masterful Companion

Feat 18
Ranger

Prerequisites masterful hunter, Animal Companion


Your animal companion shares your incredible hunting skills, allowing it to take down your shared prey with ease. When you Hunt Prey, your animal companion gains the masterful hunter benefit associated with your hunter’s edge, rather than just your original hunter’s edge benefit.


Perfect Shot [3 actions]

Feat 18
Flourish Ranger

Requirements You are wielding a loaded ranged weapon with reload 1 or more, and you have not reloaded your weapon since your last turn.


After watching the motions of combat with incredible intensity and precision, you fire at your prey at the perfect moment to deliver maximum pain. Make a ranged Strike with the required weapon against your hunted prey. If you hit, the Strike deals maximum damage. After the Strike, your turn ends.


Shadow Hunter

Feat 18
Ranger

Prerequisites Camouflage


You blend in to your surroundings so well that others have trouble telling you apart from the terrain. While in natural terrain, you’re always concealed from all foes if you choose to be, except for your hunted prey.


Legendary Shot

Feat 20
Ranger

Prerequisites masterful hunter, legendary in Perception, Far Shot


You focus on your hunted prey, perceiving angles, air resistance, and every variable that would affect your ranged attack. If you have master proficiency with your ranged weapon, you can ignore the penalty for attacking up to five range increments away when attacking your hunted prey.


To the Ends of the Earth

Feat 20
Ranger

Prerequisites legendary in Survival


Your ability to track your prey has surpassed explanation, allowing you to trace your prey’s movements and predict its location with ease. When you use Hunt Prey on a creature within 100 feet, you can follow that creature’s movements, allowing you to know the creature’s exact location no matter how far away it becomes, as long as it remains your prey. You must be legendary in Nature to track your prey’s location across teleportation or planar travel. This feat gains the detection, divination, and primal traits if you’re legendary in Nature.


Triple Threat

Feat 20
Ranger

Prerequisites Shared Prey


You can divide your attention three ways when hunting. When you use Hunt Prey, you can designate three creatures as prey, designate two creatures as prey and share the effect with one ally (as Shared Prey), or designate one creature as prey and share the effect with two allies.


Ultimate Skirmisher

Feat 20
Ranger

Prerequisites wild stride


You are so skilled at navigating the wild, your movement is completely unaffected by terrain. You ignore the effects of all difficult terrain, greater difficult terrain, and hazardous terrain, and you don’t trigger traps and hazards that are triggered by moving into an area (such as trip wires and pressure plates), unless you want to.


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