The Hunter’s Mark Shibboleth

ThinkDM

It’s no secret that Ranger is the most hotly discussed character class in 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. People love talking about its balance. This protracted conversation not only caused, but has been perpetuated by multiple attempts at rewriting the class, strong subclasses and spells in Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, design streams to craft alternate class features, and most recently an Unearthed Arcana with alternate class features for all classes. Lots of people have lots of thoughts on this. We’re not getting into all that. We’re here for a shibboleth has emerged from these conversations…

It holds that Hunter’s Mark is a “must take” spell.

This is a lie.

It’s a lie people tell in good faith while trying to rationalize their stance that a Ranger’s spell selection is too limited. But, that doesn’t make it true. Rangers get the standard half-caster progression.

Hunter’s Mark is Great

Don’t…

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