Baldur’s Gate 3 – Best Ranger Build Guide


Rangers in

  • Beast Master (Ranger’s Companion)
  • Gloom Stalker (More Rogue-like with assassination and stealth bonuses)
  • Hunter (Horde Breaker for crowd control and multi-target damage, Colossus Slayer for single target damage)

Level 4


  • Ability Improvement (2 to Dex or 1 Dex 1 Wis if you use spells)
  • Sharpshooter (Ranged builds)
  • Dual Wielder (Melee builds)
  • Heavy Armour Master (Melee builds)

Level 5


  • Lesser Restoration (Healing utility)
  • Silence (Shutting down casters)

Level 6

Favoured Enemy

  • Bounty Hunter (Investigation Proficiency, buff to Ensnaring Strike)
  • Sanctified Stalker (Religion Proficiency, Sacred Flame cantrip which is good against Undead)

Natural Explorer

  • Urban Tracker (Sleight of Hand bonus)
  • Wasteland Wanderer: Fire / Poison

Level 7


  • Spike Growth (Good for ranged builds)

Defensive Tactics

  • Escape the Horde (ranged builds)
  • Multiattack Defence (melee builds)

Level 8


  • Lucky
  • Savage Attacker (Melee / Dual Wield builds)
  • Charger
  • Ability Improvement (+2 Dex)

Level 9

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  • Lightning Arrow (Damage)
  • Plant Growth (Crowd Control)

Level 10

Favoured Enemy

  • Bounty Hunter / Sanctified Stalker / Ranger Knight / Mage Breaker (If you haven’t taken them yet)

Natural Explorer

  • Urban Tracker (If you need Sleight of Hand bonuses) or Wasteland Wanderer: Fire/Poison (whichever you haven’t taken yet)

Level 11


  • Any of the previous spells we mentioned that you haven’t taken yet


  • Ability Improvement (+2 Dex)

Baldur’s Gate 3 is filled to the brim with activities and mysteries. You’ll no doubt be part of an adventure that can take countless hours to complete. For other tips, you can visit our BG3 guides hub.