Shooting Star (Ranger)

(Champions of Valor variant, p. 50)

Rangers of the Order of the Shooting Star (see Knights of the Mystic Fire, page 102) serve Mystra by scouting, spying, and dealing with fiends and monstrosities created by magical experimentation.


To take a Shooting Star substitution level, a character must have Mystra as her patron deity and be about to take her 3rd, 4th, or 8th level of ranger.

Hit die


Skill points

6 + Int

Class Features

Weavespeak (Sp): Because the members of this order need to report their findings over long distances, starting at 3rd level a Shooting Star develops the power to use the Weave itself to transmit short messages. Once per day the character can transmit a message of twenty-five words or less to the nearest cleric, paladin, or ranger of Mystra (the Shooting Star can't choose the recipient). This ability only functions where the Weave is active, and it cannot jump planar boundaries; the ranger knows if either condition would prevent the message from reaching its target. It is otherwise the equivalent of a sending spell.

This benefit replaces the Endurance bonus feat gained by a standard ranger at 3rd level.

Bonus Spells (Su): At 4th level, a Shooting Star gains a bonus 1st-level ranger spell slot as if from a high Wisdom score. At 8th level she gains a bonus 2nd-level ranger spell slot, at 11th level she gains a bonus 3rd-level ranger spell slot, and at 14th level she gains a bonus 4th-level ranger spell slot.

This benefit replaces the animal companion class feature gained by a standard ranger at 4th level.

Improved Spellcasting (Ex): When casting ranger spells, a Shooting Star can treat her caster level as equal to one-half her ranger level +2. If she also has arcane spellcasting ability from another class, she can add her caster level from that class to this value to determine her caster level.

Expanded Spell List: At 8th level, a Shooting Star adds see invisibility (2nd level) and word of recall (4th level) to her ranger spell list.

This replaces the standard ranger's swift tracker class feature.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special
3rd +3 +3 +3 +1 Weavespeak
4th +4 +4 +4 +1 Bonus spells, improved spellcasting
8th +8/+3 +6 +6 +2 Bonus spells, expanded spell list
11th +11/+6/+1 +7 +7 +3 Bonus spells
14th +14/+9/+4 +9 +9 +4 Bonus spells

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty

Spells for Shooting Star (Ranger)