The World's Largest Dungeon
The ranger is a great choice from a melee combat perspective (if two-weapon fighting is the route chosen), but a poor one for any of his other abilities. First, animal companions other than perhaps rats will be something hard to come by so this may never occur for the ranger even though they desire one upon reaching the appropriate level. Second, many of the ranger’s abilties require him to be in a natural setting, not a dank dungeon. Like the barbarian this class is allowed due to the aid he can provide in a combat scenario and with class skills such as tracking, but it is recomended careful consideration be given before choosing this class.