Comments from the Finger: Why choose?
Prerequisite: Archery fighting style or the Two-Weapon fighting style
The two classic expressions of a ranger are the close combatant, flurrying through combat with a weapon clutched in each hand, and the pinpoint sniper, dealing death with each loosed arrow. Yet a small number of rangers refuse to specialize into one of these camps, and instead perfect the art of balancing both styles in a fierce amalgamation of lethal fury.
Additional Fighting Style
Beginning when you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you gain the Archery fighting style or the Two-Weapon fighting style.
Starting at 3rd level, your mix of fighting styles provides the following benefits:
- When you engage in two-weapon fighting, you can make an attack with a ranged weapon as the second attack.
- You do not have disadvantage when you make a ranged attack within 5 feet of a hostile creature.
- On your turn, you can draw and stow a number of weapons up to your Dexterity modifier.
By 7th level, when you are prone, standing up uses only 5 feet of your movement. Additionally, your base walking speed increases by 5 feet.
At 11th level, when you use your Attack action to make one light melee weapon attack and one ranged attack, you can make one additional attack with a light or ranged weapon.
Your flexible fighting style makes you challenging to predict. By 15th level if a creature attacks you and does not have advantage on the attack roll, you can use your reaction to increase your armor class for the attack by your Dexterity modifier.
Changelog: 1/15/16: Adaptable Assault, Flexible Defense: Level clauses added. Flexible defense typo corrected.
Versatile Combatant: You can draw or store
1/16/16: Sure-Footed: Effect 'moving through nonmagic difficult terrain' changed to 'your base walking speed increases by 5 feet'
Flexible Defense: You can't use this when a creature has advantage on an attack roll. Instead of imposing disadvantage on the attack roll, the effect now increases your AC by your Dex mod for the attack.
7/29/16: Prerequisite: Added
Additional Fighting Style: Reworded
8/30/16: Versatile Combatant: Reworded, and you always can always fire ranged weapons in melee without disadvantage.