Learn about the best subclasses, armories, skills, and spells for the Ranger class in Baldur’s Gate 3.
The Ranger is a physical damage-dealing class, almost like a Fighter in Baldur’s Gate 3. It can take down formidable opponents with long-range strikes. And in Baldur’s Gate 3, the Ranger class offers a unique blend of Rogue and Druid playstyles that come with rule modifications and spells to provide that additional potential for this build.
And in this build guide, we will talk about being the best Ranger with a high stat in Dexterity and Constitution that will be able to stand against any opponent from early to late game. We will also talk about the abilities in detail on where you can think of spending your AP more. Without further ado, let’s right jump into it.
Best Ranger Build in Baldur’s Gate 3
The Beast Master Ranger is a hybrid class in Baldur’s Gate 3, combining ranged support and melee bruiser roles. It is the best construct for the Ranger class, as it allows players to include a full-power companion, a Bear, in their party. The Bear’s Goading Roar and large health pool make it an ideal diversion for close-quarters foes, while the Ranger rains arrows and distant strikes from a distance.
Best Ability Points Assignment for Ranger
- Strength: 10
- Dexterity: 16
- Constitution: 14
- Intelligence: 8
- Wisdom: 16
- Charisma: 10
For this Build, Dexterity is crucial for bow fighting, while Wisdom and Constitution are essential for health points and concentration. Strongheart Halflings can boost Constitution by up to 16 points. And the rest should do it the way it is.
Best Ranger Race
Rangers can choose between Wood Elves and Drow for their range, movement speed, stealth competence, and dark vision capabilities. Wood Elves have Fey Ancestry, providing protection against charmed and sleep-induced magic, making them more robust in certain confrontations. Drow, on the other hand, offers Fey Ancestry, bonus spells, and Superior 24m Darkvision.
Best Ranger Subclass
You can choose between the Hunter, Gloom Stalker, or Beast Master subclasses for the Ranger class in Baldur’s Gate 3. Hunters offer Hunter’s Prey, increasing damage dealt to specific foes. Gloom Stalkers function similarly to ranged Rogues but cast shadowy spells. Beast Masters have companions available, and while Hunters and Gloom Stalkers can deal greater damage, they must engage their favored opponent types or be in stealthy conditions. The Beast Master Ranger is more flexible, providing both harm and assistance for the entire party, and that is what we will be proceeding with.
Best Ranger Equipment
This Beast Master Ranger Build focuses on using a Ranged Weapon, such as The Joltshooter or Longbow +1, which grants Lightning Charges and +1 Attack Roll bonus. The Joltshooter deals 5-12 Piercing Damage and gives +1 Attack Roll bonus, while the Longbow +1 deals more significant damage at 6-13. Both Ranged Weapons have a Brace, which grants an Advantage to Damage Rolls but requires optimal positioning.
Medium Armor options include Lae’zel’s Githyanki Half Plate or Scale Mail +1, which provide 17 AC but disadvantages on Stealth Rolls. Accessories include Boots of Striding, Absolute’s Talisman, and Haste Helm. Boots of Striding increases Movement Speed by 3m, while Absolute’s Talisman heals HP by 1-8 after dealing damage. The Haste Helm boosts Movement Speed for at most 3 turns, allowing optimal positioning. The Misty Step Amulet grants a +2 High Ground bonus for Attack Rolls upon performing Ranged Attacks.
Best Ranger Spells
Level 2: Hunter’s Mark, Cure Wounds
Level 3: Ensnaring Strike
Level 5: Spiked Growth
Best Ranger Features
The Crossbow Expert and Sharpshooter are Ranger Feats that can be combined to enhance your character’s ranged abilities. As a Crossbow Expert, your attack rolls against targets in melee range suffer no penalty, making it suitable for Drow rogues and hand crossbowmen. Sharpshooter deals an extra 10 damage on ranged weapon assaults, while the Weapon Master feat allows you to utilize weapons associated with other races. The Savage Attacker rolls damage dice twice for each weapon attack, enhancing your mobile character’s speed and preventing vulnerability to opportunity attacks from your opponent.
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