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born_of_fire wrote:I know that one of the Variant Wayfinder abilities allows you to gain a favored enemy. Most of the time they tell you to max out UMD which means any wands or scrolls are useable. A scroll of Greater Invisibility pretty much surpasses hide in plain sight, and what other spells are you worried about missing out on? Using your Wayfinder and a wand of instant enemy you can actually get all the DPR that the ranger gets plus more from being a fighter.LazarX wrote:Squirrel_Dude wrote:While your Ranger is spending his extra dough on getting pixie armor, my Fighter will take that same gold for the extra costs of your fairy armor and spend it on items to improve his capabilities and open up other options.LazarX wrote:Before or after I buy mithral celestial plate armor?Slaunyeh wrote:Let me see how fast your Ranger is running in Heavy armor and what your armor checks are like and come back to me again.
Short answer: Nothing.
The Fighter doesn't do anything the Ranger can't do. He just does it better.
The problem with that is it's not too difficult or prohibitively expensive for a ranger to buy armour that simulates a fighter's mobility in heavy armour. For a fighter to purchase items that simulate a ranger's class abilities, I believe it is a different story altogether.
Does an item exist that gives Hide in Plain Sight? What is its cost? How about the ability to ignore feat prerequisites? 4 levels of spells? An animal companion? 2 good saves instead of 1? The ability to track? More skill points? And prolly a bunch of other things that I have forgotten the ranger can do because I rarely play them. But you get my drift. What equipment can a fighter buy to simulate a ranger's class abilities and at what cost?
UMD is and has always been a copout. Now you're paying money and spending actions to try and emulate what a Ranger gets for free. It has nothing to do with the fighter class. You're trying to spend gold to replace what you can't do. That's a dead end cost-wise.
And I find it hard to believe that a fighter is going to try and get a +2 FE instead of having the Wayfinder give him the protective effect to cover his Will save with prot/evil's effect.