Variant Dials

If you want to adjust the ranger class to better suit your own campaign and playstyle, then consider these variant dials.


If your campaign supports multiclassing, apply these modifiers to use the ranger as a multiclass option:

  • Minimum Requirement: Dexterity 13 and Wisdom 13.
  • Proficiencies: Light armor, medium armor, shields, simple weapons, martial weapons, one skill from the class's skill list.
  • Ranger Archetype: Choose your ranger archetype at 3rd-level, not 1st.

Restricted Retraining

If you want to make retraining a little more significant or costly for the ranger, try using these options.


To change any spells gained through your subclass, you must be in a safe sanctuary—such as a village, town, or city—where you are able to concentrate on your training.


To change any spells gained through your subclass, you must have access to appropriate facilities or mentors.

Short Rest Recovery

This supplement emphasizes the use of long rests as a primary recovery mechanic. But if your campaign is more dependent on short rests, try this alternative class table:

Class Features

Ranger (Short Rest Recovery)

Level Scrap Points
1st 1
2nd 2
3rd 2
4th 2
5th 2
6th 2
7th 2
8th 3
9th 3
10th 3

You recover all expended scrap points when you finish a short or long rest.