Ranger - Bounty Hunter

by KibblesTasty

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Ranger Archetype

Bounty Hunter

Anyone that knows about adventurers will know that their legacy is equal parts heroics and drinking establishments burned to the ground. Equal parts dragons slains and merchants robbed. Everyone needs someone to fear, and Rangers that take the Bounty Hunter path are what those that bring fear to others must fear.

Excelling at hunting down targets wherever they should hide, the bring the down dead or alive.

Bounty Hunter Spells

Starting at 3rd level, you learn an additional spell when you reach certain levels in this class, as shown in the Bounty Hunter Spells table. The spell counts as a ranger spell for you, but it doesn’t count against the number of ranger spells you know.

Ranger Level Spell
3rd hunter's mark
5th hold person
9th speak with dead
13th arcane eye
17th hold monster

Urban Tracker

Starting at 3rd level, you excel at tracking prey even if they take refugee in the trappings of civilization. When you make a Intelligence or Wisdom check related tracking a creature in cities or towns, your proficiency bonus is doubled if you are using a skill that you're proficient in. You can only gain this benefit if you are familiar with the target's race or general appearance (such as sketch from a wanted poster).

Fist of the Law

At 3rd level, you gain proficiency in Intimidation. If you are already proficiency in Intimidation, you gain expertise in Intimidation, allowing you to add double your proficiency bonus to Intimidation skill checks.

Dead or Alive

Additionally at 3rd level, you can mark a target to bring them down dead or alive. You can place this mark on a creature you can see within 120 feet as a bonus action, or as part of placing a mark on the creature that requires a bonus action (such as hunter's mark). This mark lasts for 1 minute, or until you use it again.

  • Dead. When you roll a 1 or 2 on a damage die for an attack, you can reroll the die and must use the new roll, even if the new roll is a 1 or a 2. Any attack roll you make against the marked target is a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20 on the d20.
  • Alive. When you make an attack roll against the target with a net, you don't have disadvantage when attacking at melee range or long range. You can deal nonlethal damage with ranged attacks against the marked target.
Repairing Nets

Nets are heavy and expensive. A subclass that utilizes them will often want to repair this. If this is possible is up to the GM, but a reasonable value would be allowing a net to be repaired in 1 hour with 5 feet of rope (allowing for the repair of 2 nets during a typical long rest if that was the selected activity).

Quick Throw

Starting at 7th level, when you use a net as part of your Attack action, you are can make the normal number of attacks, though can only make one of those attacks with a net.

Deft Knots

Additionally at 7th level, you can add your proficiency modifier to the DC of any check made to escape the restrained condition you caused on a creature that you do not already add your proficiency to (for example, tied ropes, shackles, nets, etc). Additionally, you have advantage on skill checks to tie knots or secure ropes.

Pin Down

Starting at 11th level, when a creature you have marked with Dead or Alive or moves 5 feet, stands up from being prone, or escapes from the Restrained condition while within 60 feet of you, you can use your reaction to make an opportunity attack against them if they are in range of a weapon you are wielding. If you make this attack with a ranged weapon, you have disadvantage on the attack.

Unwavering Pursuit

Starting at 15th level, when you mark a creature with Dead or Alive, you get truesight against that creature, and aware of their exact location as long they are within 300 feet of you until the mark ends.

  • Subclass created by KibblesTasty
  • Art: Forrest Imel (Licensed Stock Art)

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