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    5E It's official, WOTC hates Rangers (Tasha's version of Favored Foe is GARBAGE)

    The thing about multi-class exploits is that they're open ended. Once you let one into the ecosystem it persists there until it gets errata or the edition ends. Every future design choice has to be made with consideration of all those open ended exploits, and that limits what can be done...
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    5E Fantasy Grounds Previews of Tasha's Cauldron

    De facto errata means they're reprinting them in Tasha's Cauldron with changes, and as the more recent version those changes take priority over the old versions. This seems to be WotC's preferred means of altering old content, especially stuff from the early days of 5e where they hadn't set down...
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    5E It's official, WOTC hates Rangers (Tasha's version of Favored Foe is GARBAGE)

    Okay, but what if I'm playing a Beast Master or Drakewarden and one of my attacks is from my pet and wouldn't trigger HM? That leaves two attacks, and if one misses than FF and HM are pretty close together. Heck, at higher levels the FF damage die scales so it's ahead in some circumstances. FF...
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    5E It's official, WOTC hates Rangers (Tasha's version of Favored Foe is GARBAGE)

    This version seems fine to me. The fact that unlike HM it can't be reapplied means it fills a different role. HM is just fine for tearing through a pack of lesser monsters because it can bounce from one to the next. This is more about having some extra kick on the single target boss type encounters.
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    5E It's official, WOTC hates Rangers (Tasha's version of Favored Foe is GARBAGE)

    If the leaks are accurate, I don't see what the big deal is. Ranger builds that get the most out of Hunter's Mark can still cast Hunter's Mark. Ranger builds with a lot of competition for the Bonus Action slot that found Hunter's Mark clumsy to use now have an action-free version they can tag...
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    5E Fantasy Grounds Previews of Tasha's Cauldron

    Almost certainly, we just don't know what. We don't even know the all changes to Booming Blade, besides what little we can see of the deliberately obscured page.
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    5E Fantasy Grounds Previews of Tasha's Cauldron

    While I disagree, it's a fair opinion to have. But the fact that the SCAG cantrips were in line for a revision and de facto errata shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Those things were very sloppily designed and have been used in builds way outside their intended purpose.
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    5E Fantasy Grounds Previews of Tasha's Cauldron

    If nothing else, they did what I expected and revamped the SCAG attack cantrips to be less cheese prone. Eagle eyed folks have pointed out that the bit of Booming Blade we can see now has a range of Self. That kills using it with Warcaster or Spell Sniper.
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Drakewarden and Way of the Ascendant Dragon

    It comes in age bands, based on what the dominant one was when the person was first introduced to the concept. The OG ranger was LotR novel Aragorn, then Drizzt took center stage, then LotR movie Legolas. I'm not sure who the new model is, if any. My age is showing.
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Drakewarden and Way of the Ascendant Dragon

    Some people consider Drizzt the definitive Ranger icon. Which okay, I don't, but I can see why some people would.
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Drakewarden and Way of the Ascendant Dragon

    Depends what makes it into a hypothetical book on this theme, and that's the sticking point. MToF covered devils and demons. Volo's did mind flayers, beholders, hags, and giants. So that's some of the more obvious targets off the table. What's left? As vincegetorix says, we might get archfey...
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Drakewarden and Way of the Ascendant Dragon

    It's a design that's moderately incompatible with Hunter's Mark, where there's steep competition over Bonus Actions and the pet's attacks don't benefit from it. But Hunter's Mark was never exactly compelling gameplay, so if the power budget of these new Ranger pet subclasses is set to not expect...
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Drakewarden and Way of the Ascendant Dragon

    See, I'd say that's a strike against it. The core three aside, 5e hasn't recycled a single book title from previous editions. They've even blazed new trails on naming conventions for their books. So I'd be astonished to see them turn around and copy a name like that.
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Drakewarden and Way of the Ascendant Dragon

    Let's also not overlook that the drake is an Int 8 creature that speaks a language and doesn't have a range tether to its master. That gives it a lot of options for independent action you don't normally get with familiars or companions, short of Chain Pact Warlocks.
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Drakewarden and Way of the Ascendant Dragon

    Hmm. A minor change I'm going to suggest when the feedback survey comes out. The Drakewarden's 15th level feature where the drake grows to Large size when summoned would be better as an option, not an automatic effect. There are situations where you're in tight interior spaces and you might want...
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