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Not to be confused with Beastmaster.
Beast Master is a ranger class kit. This ranger is a wanderer who is not comfortable in civilized lands. He maintains a natural affinity for animals; they are his friends and comrades-in-arms, and the Beast Master has a limited form of telepathic communication with them.

Due to being not comfortable in civilized lands, the equipment is limited to what can be made in the wilderness, so they can't use chain mail or plate mail, and no weapons made from steel. The weapons they can wield are club, quarterstaves, crossbows, longbows, shortbows, darts and slings. If a Beast Master - Cleric dual class is made, they can only wield clubs, quarterstaves and slings.

The advantages of this class kit are that they have +15% bonus to Move Silently and Hide In Shadows. They also have the ability to use the spells find familair and all summon animal spells.

Character abilities tableEdit

Character ability Min. number. Max. number
Strength 13* 18
Dexterity 13* 18
Constitution 14 18
Intelligence 3 18
Wisdom 14* 18
Charisma 3

18

  • Prime Requisites for Dual-Classing. Humans require a minimum of 15 strength and dexterity and a 17 in wisdom in order to dual class to a cleric.

Note: The primary abilities table is based on the human class, because humans don't have any bonuses to primary abilities compared to the other races and acts as a 'neutral'. The half elves have a slightly different one and elves have the minimal intellence and charisma raised to 8 and the constitution and dexterity is different.

Abilities of the rangerEdit

Charm animal/personEdit

Rangers can charm animals and persons to prevent fights or to gain advantages. This ability becomes available at lvl 3.

Hide In ShadowEdit

Rangers can hide in shadows if they wear leather armor, studded leather armor or no armor. Every ranger starts with 25% (not confirmed) modified by racial and dexterity bonuses at level 1 to successfully hides in shadows. Attempting to hide in shadows during the day or while not in shadows incurs a penalty to the hide check. Melee attacks receive a +4 to-hit bonus if performed while hidden. Beast Master have a bonus to Hide In Shadow and Move Silently of 15%.

Racial enemy Edit

Rangers tend to focus on a particular animal / creature, having a +4 attack roll versus the racial enemy. But they have -4 encounter reaction against that enemy, increasing the chance of meeting their enemy. It can be applied to only of the creatures listed below:

Find Familiar Edit

  • May use Find Familiar special ability to summon a pseudodragon (if lawful or neutral good) or fairy dragon (if chaotic good) companion.

Animal Summoning Edit

Beast Master can use the spells below as a special ability:

Druid spellbookEdit

At lvl 8, the priest spellbook unlocks for rangers. They can use the following spells from that moment. The spells the rangers are able to use are the same as druids. They can learn up to level 3 spells. Their number of spells is determined by their level and is not affected by Wisdom.

High-level class abilitiesEdit

High level class abilities are added the expansion Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. For all warrior classes and Monks, the pool of abilities consist of abilities which can be accesses from the special abilities menu which can be used during battle. These abilities are available to fighters when they nearing 3,000,000 xp. (exact lvl is not known).

  • Power Attack, this ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Critical Strike, requires power attack. This ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Smite, requires power attack and critical strike. This ability can be selected only one time.
  • Deathblow, this ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Greater Deathblow, requires deathblow. This ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Whirlwind, this ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Greater Whirlwind, it requires whirlwind. This ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Battle Cry, this ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Hardiness, this ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Resist Magic, this ability can be selected as many times you like.
  • Tracking, this ability can only be selected once. Has infinite uses.

Experience tableEdit

^Rangers in classic BG2 and the Enhanced Editions start with two free points in Two Weapon Fighting.

Level Required Experience Proficiency Points Hit Dice (d10)
1 0

4 (+2)^

1
2 2,250 2
3 4,500 5 3
4 9,000 4
5 18,000 5
6 36,000 6 6
7 75,000 7
8 150,000 8
9 300,000 7 9
10 600,000 9 + 3
11 900,000 9 + 6
12 1,200,000 8 9 + 9
13 1,500,000 9 + 12
14 1,800,000 9 + 15
15 2,100,000 9 9 + 18
16 2,400,000 9 + 21
17 2,700,000 9 + 24
18 3,000,000 10 9 + 27
19 3,300,000 9 + 30
20 3,600,000 9 + 33
21 3,900,000 11 9 + 36
22 4,200,000 9 + 39
23 4,500,000 9 + 42
24 4,800,000 12 9 + 45
25 5,100,000 9 + 48
26 5,400,000 9 + 51
27 5,700,000 13 9 + 54
28 6,000,000 9 + 57
29 6,300,000 9 + 60
30 6,600,000 14 9 + 63
31 6,900,000 9 + 66
32 7,200,000 9 + 69
33 7,500,000 15 9 + 72
34 7,800,000 9 + 75

StrongholdEdit

Rangers receive the ranger cabin stronghold in the Umar Hills.