Dungeons & Dragons team is now improving the Ranger class. An interview has appeared yesterday between Jason Schreier, Larian Studios head Swen Vincke, and D&D franchise creative director Mark Mearls about the upcoming Baldur’s Gate III game that revealed possible changes to the ranger class.
The Ranger Class Development
In this interview, Mearls mentioned getting into contact with Larian Studios about how the D&D team was potentially going to be playtesting some new material for a class, and that Larian responded by noting they found the same issues. After some prodding by Schreier, Mearls admitted that the class being worked on was the Ranger class, which some fans consider to be woefully underpowered compared to other classes.
The 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons isn’t the only one that failed the ranger class at the beginning, the original version of 3rd edition did the same thing. The 3rd edition rangers gained almost all of their abilities at first level and got nothing of note for the remaining nineteen levels of the class. An optional variant of the class was created by Wizards of the Coast, which formed the basis for the next version of the class in the 3.5 edition.