Martial Ranger VI by Scuronotte - Created with GM Binder.
Martial Ranger with Beast Companion by Scuronotte - Created with GM Binder.
I am focusing on creating a spell-less Ranger and debating between 2 versions. I never liked the Favored Foe feature, so that is not present in either version. The second version has a beast companion as the class identify feature.
The main issue is that the beast version has an extra feature at 2nd and 3rd level. For the 3rd level, the reason for the extra feature is that is the level when the archetypes get a damage feature. Since the beast replaces that damage boost and is offered to all archetypes, but it makes it visually appear that I overpowered the class at 3rd level even though it's still a total of 3 features gained at 3rd level.
At 11th level, that is where I added extra damage bonus as the class lacks spells and a favored foe feature for extra damage output in the later levels. Considering the paladin gets Divine Smite (1d8 radiant damage with each attack, which is always active), I believe it is fair to included a similar boost in damage.
Also, for the modified Vanish, I was considering offering a choice. "Select 2 of the following: Dash, Disengage, or Hide. You can use either action as a bonus action on your turn. Reasoning is that some players may prefer one over another. Thoughts?
Suggestions and harsh critiques are welcome. Thank you.