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Hot tip: Baldur's Gate 3's Rangers are basically utility Rogues with bonus animal friends

Have bow, will travel

The player character in Baldur's Gate 3, a half elf in a leather helmet, pets a white mongrel dog called scratch
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Larian Studios

Rangers aren't everyone's favourite Dungeons & Dragons class, especially in the current 5th Edition ruleset, which is the one that smash hit RPG Baldur's Gate 3 is based on. I met another player who likes rolling rangers at a D&D table earlier this week, and I actually high-fived her because I was so excited at my one-woman ranger defense squad doubling its membership. Making your character a ranger in BG3 (which has some very slight differences) is even better; you can essentially brew a rogue that is better at taking damage, but can still do most other things you traditionally use a rogue for. Let me explain.

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