Baldur’s Gate 3 ranger subclasses – which one to choose

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Baldur's Gate 3 ranger subclasses Minsc

Rangers in fantasy role-playing games are normally the survivalists of the group with their ability to navigate the wilds and track targets. With Baldur’s Gate 3 ranger subclasses, you can assume that survivalist archetype and take it to a more specialized playstyle.

Baldur’s Gate 3 will allow you to talk to animals and even give you the chance to befriend an owlbear cub, but only certain rangers can call upon creatures of the wild to aid them in battle. If that doesn’t sound like your style, you can also try out a subclass that specializes in stealth and striking from the shadows.

Baldur’s Gate 3 ranger subclasses add a little more flavor to the ranger playstyle, so let’s go ahead and see what each one can do.

Baldur’s Gate 3 ranger subclasses list

The three ranger subclasses in Baldur’s Gate 3 are Hunter, Beast Master, and Gloom Stalker. Rangers can choose a subclass upon reaching level 3.

Here’s a closer look at each ranger subclass.


Rangers can become expert killers if they decide to go with the Hunter subclass. At level 3, hunters will gain a Hunter’s Prey ability that will let them deal extra damage to weakened targets, gain an extra attack on large opponents, or attack two enemies in quick succession.

On the other hand, reaching level 7 will net you a Defensive Tactics ability which can either give the ranger advantage on saving throws or give disadvantage to enemies attacking them.

Beast Master

This is the ranger subclass that allows you to call on animal companions and familiars to fight alongside you on the battlefield. Beast Masters are able to enlist the aid of bears, boars, giant spiders, ravens, or wolves.

As you reach higher levels on Beast Master, the bond between you and your animal friends will deepen, making them more efficient in battle.

Gloom Stalker

Gloom Stalkers use their knowledge of the land to their advantage by blending in with their surroundings to ambush foes. Selecting this subclass will also grant rangers better mobility with abilities like Misty Step.

Rangers with the Gloom Stalker subclass will learn a few spells like Fear and Iron Mind. Fear can be particularly useful as it can stop a target in its tracks, leaving it wide open for an attack.

And that will do it for our Baldur’s Gate 3 ranger subclasses guide. If you want to learn more about the fantasy adventure game, feel free to check out our guide on fighter subclasses or the best weapons in the game.

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