Two questions regarding my 3rd Level Ranger currently involved in a RotRL campaign.
The first relates to ability scores. Our GM was incredibly generous, and let us roll 4d6 for abilities, letting us slot these in as needed. I decided to build a Garuda-blooded Aasimar Ranger (I've always wanted a ranger with wings...); here are his current stats:
Dex: 18 (16 +2 racial)
Wis: 18 (16 +2 racial)
With level 4 approaching (barring some gruesome death within Thistletop), I find myself debating where to put my ability point. The optimizer in me knows that I should put it into Dex, but I find myself leaning towards Int (to get the extra skill point), or even Con. I've read through the ranger guides and some dedicated threads, but everyone always suggests Dex. Just interested in seeing where this goes.
Secondly, I chose a Lucerne Hammer for my melee weapon (blunt damage comes in handy). There's a younger guy at the table who says that the choice is ridiculous and makes no sense from a role playing perspective (despite me having one of the more elaborate character backgrounds at the table). I mean, what young, archery-focused ranger wouldn't want a little bit of extra space between them and their foes if they have to enter melee? Am I crazy? Why wouldn't it make sense?
Anyways, thanks in advance!