Ranger Feats

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

Animal Companion

Level 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

Level 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

Level 1

Ranger Flourish

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

Level 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

Level 1

Flourish Ranger

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

Level 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.

Hunter's Aim

Level 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

Level 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 Action

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 4

Ranger

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

Scout's Warning

Level 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

Level 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

Level 4

Ranger

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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 6

Flourish Ranger

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

Snap Shot

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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).

Penetrating Shot

Level 10

Open Ranger

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

Level 10

Ranger

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

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

Level 10

Ranger

Prerequisites: master in Stealth

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

Level 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

Level 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.

Lightning Snares

Level 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

Level 12

Ranger Press

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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 14

Concentrate Ranger Press

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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 18

Open Flourish Ranger

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

Level 18

Ranger

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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 18

Flourish Ranger

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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 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.

Hunt Prey

Level 1

Ranger Concentrate

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.