Ranger 5e – Level 1 – Optimization

Hit Die: d10
Saving Throw Proficiencies: STR, DEX
Spells Casting Modifier: WIS
Weapon ProficienciesSimpleMartial
Armor Proficiencies: Light, Medium, Shields

Optimal Standard Array: 10-15-14-12-13-8

Optimal Race:

  • Variant Human (Sharpshooter, DEX +1, WIS +1) Preview
  • Wood Elf (DEX +2, WIS +1)
  • Aarakocra (DEX +2, WIS +1) Not AL Legal
  • Bugbear (STR +2, DEX +1)
  • Goblin (DEX +2, CON +1)
  • Ghostwise Halfling (DEX +2, WIS +1)
  • Kenku (DEX +2, WIS +1)

Optimal Background:

  • Criminal (Deception and Stealth proficiency)
  • Urchin (Sleight of hand and Stealth proficiency)
  • Urban Bounty Hunter

Optimal Weapons

  • Longbow
  • Rapier
  • Shortsword

Optimal Armor

  • Leather Armor
  • Scale Mail
  • Studded Leather

Optimal Spells

  • Hunters Mark
  • Ensnaring Strike