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Actually in an undead heavy campaign a ranger with maxed out favored enemy undead is an absolute brute. I am running an undead focused campaign and the ranger in the group often does better than the paladin. Smite evil is great vs the main villain, but when you need to deal with hordes of undead it is does not work that well. Favored enemy on the other hand works all the time. If your combat style focus on getting extra attacks it is even more brutal.
Ranger has a few archetypes that focus on undead. Corpse Hunter is probably your best bet. Divine Tracker also works well and stacks with Corpse Hunter. Your best blessings would be Good and Sun.
The Ranger also has a few decent spells to help out. Versatile Weapon will allow you overcome damage resistance. The ranger in my group is an archer and uses this to deal with DR bludgeoning. Corpse hunter adds a few undead related spells to the rangers spell list.
The nice thing on this build is that it works all the times. Your main source of extra damage is not limited to a certain number of times per day. The paladin is often faced with the choice of using his smite on the minions or saving it in case they encounter the boss. The ranger just kills everything. The bonus to hit is often as important, if not more than the damage bonus. A lot of abilities give you extra damage but reduce your chance to hit. Favored enemy means the ranger is hitting a lot more than most characters.