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sweet more lore to add to this from horde player's guide.Baggins 21:07, 16 November 2006 (EST)

DruidismEdit

It says here that they where saddened by the loss of Druidism. Wtf...? They are HIGH Elves, not Night Elves. Saimdusan 18:11, 4 December 2006 (EST)

Remember, high elves had a long history of nature loving and druidism as far back as "Warcraft II". This is just a refrence to that obscure lore. Check out Freywinn for a blood elf druid in Burning Crusade.Baggins 21:14, 23 December 2006 (EST)

Oh... if so why don't Blood Elves get Druids? It's not like they can't give Draeni druids as well. Saimdusan 03:57, 30 December 2006 (EST)

In a way you have them... The Blood elf hunters are the equivalent to Elven Rangers of Quel'Thalas. They just aren't the shape shifting druidic types you are used to, :P... But are still nature loving type.Baggins 04:02, 30 December 2006 (EST)

Jaedenar DruidsEdit

I was reading some orc in Felwood (he had a sword named Hellfire and 2 succubi as assistants) raised some druids into undeath and they had most of their druidic powers. Why can't the Dark Rangers use theres?  IconSmall HighElf Male Mr.X8 Talk Contribs

I found it.

  • Fel’dan has learned how to reanimate the deceased druids of Jaedenar into intelligent undead druids who retain many of their abilities. These undead druids have such an intimate knowledge of nature that they are able to spread the corruption of Felwood much further and faster than normal. Fel'dan carries the greatsword, Hellfire.LoM 15, 16

 IconSmall HighElf Male Mr.X8 Talk Contribs

ScreenshotsEdit

Does anyone have screenshots of the Dark Rangers from WotLK?  IconSmall HighElf Male Mr.X8 Talk Contribs

The LivingEdit

Is it possible for a living humanoid to be a Dark Ranger? What I mean is, if there was a Forsaken that would teach let's say a Blood Elf, could he teach him, or is it impossible for them to do since only undead can or something?  IconSmall HighElf Male Mr.X8 Talk Contribs 22:52, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Theres living Death Knights and Necromancers,so why not Dark rangers? Airiph/T/C/B 22:58, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Dark Ranger Marrah is named a dark ranger...she appears to be alive. Its description says they were ,basically, rangers brought back from the dead and taught new arts. So I believe it's more of a teaching than an undead requirement. I don't see Sylvanas sharing that info with outsiders however... User:Coobra/Sig3 23:15, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

I alwase thaught they were just necro-rangers Airiph/T/C/B 23:28, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

It says in the RPG that being undead is a requirement for being a Dark Ranger, as well as Dark Rangers being found only among the Forsaken, who are exclusively undead. It's more than just choosing evil like a Death Knight would; it's about the shock of losing one's touch with nature through undeath and turning to the shadow in one's hatred. Long story short: no, it is not possible for a living humanoid to be a Dark Ranger. Toasty McGrath (talk) 07:04, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, you are right, plus she now has new textures.  Airiph/T/C/B 15:59, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Males Edit

Is it possible for males to be dark rangers, or is it female specific? There don't seem to be -any- examples of the former, and there's nothing on the page about it.

Since there are both Male and Female rangers in lore, I don't see why there shouldn't be any male dark rangers. The "female exclusive" ranger stems from Warcraft III where dark rangers were based on Sylvanas Windrunner. I don't see any reason why males can't be. Nathanos Blightcaller is listed as a dark ranger, and thats accurate, due to him being able to summon skeletons and his "Psychic Scream" ability.--Blayaden (talk) 17:12, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
I believe I found a way to prove you wrong, Blayaden. Dark Rangers are High Elven rangers who were slain in the Third War, correct? Nathanos Brightcaller's situation, however, is that he's human, therefor never died in Quel'Thalas meaning he's no banshee. Dark Rangers are basically Rangers, correct? But, the Rangers are from Quel'Thalas! And the Banshees inhabit their normal bodies, making Dark Rangers. Seeing Nathanos was the only human ranger, and he died, he's basically the [i]only[/i] Male as well as Non-elven ranger in existence to date, as well as the only non-elven Dark Ranger? Correct me if I've fault in my calculations. Pardon me if I'm wrong. There's just been a hard debate about if there can be male rangers. I've read this and found something terribly wrong, as if we're missing something. This came up in my mind.Zamoonda (talk) 19:41, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
I don't think the prerequisite for being a dark ranger is turning into a banshee and returning to your body. It merely requires that you die (as a ranger), come back as a Forsaken, and follow a "darker path". Sylvanas just went the extra mile. (:P)--Blayaden (talk) 14:49, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
Where does it say that? I was certain all Dark Rangers were banshees. Discluding Nathanos, of course, who is the only non-elven ranger, which means he can't be a Banshee even if he was female. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ainstain (talk · contr).
The official Warcraft 3 page just says, "A cunning Hero, adept at manipulating opponents. Forcibly raised from the dead, the former Rangers of Quel'Thalas enjoy nothing more than sowing dissension and hatred within the enemy ranks. Attacks land and air units." There's nothing in there about being former banshees; the only one who is known to have been created that way is Sylvanas. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 20:41, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
That may be true. However, one of the Dark Ranger's ability is for example silence, the splitting scream of the Banshee. How can a non-banshee use that ability? With the extra of their body, the Banshees are the full Dark Ranger. I believe that a non-banshee Dark Ranger will just have a poisonous arrow. (No reason as to how they could drain life or silence or charm, or of their other abilities) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ainstain (talk · contr).
It wouldn't be the first time that creatures got extra abilities purely by virtue of being undead. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 21:27, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

When is the other time? Sure, they cannibalize and have underwater breathing and the like, sometimes other things concerning ability. But that's because they're undead, which gives an advantage of things they can't do while living. The scream of the Banshee is I believe unique to the banshee, as well as I don't believe Nathanos looks like the warlockish type.Zamoonda (talk) 21:52, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

After doing quite a bit of research of the NPC's abilities, I came to a number of conclusions. They all have typical Ranged abilites (autoshot, multishot) most have Black Arrow (Blightcaller has an ability called "shadow shot" probably a "beta" black arrow, the ones that don't have black arrow are NPC's that don't fight, like Vorel) some can stealth, the new ones in Undercity have nets, and only two have "banshee screams". Guess which two. I'll give a hint, the first is known as The Banshee Queen and the other is is MALE.--Blayaden (talk) 14:48, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
Stil lacks logic. How is it he does what you call a "Banshee Scream" when he's not even a Banshee? It's Banshee Scream? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ainstain (talk · contr).
It may lack "logic", but that's the way it is. Its a fact. Its there. You can't disprove it. You can't remove it. PLEASE get over it. Unless you have something else to contribute to the topic, I suggest we move on with our lives.--Blayaden (talk) 00:00, March 28, 2010 (UTC)

Race Edit

Truly reanimated bodies or banshees possessing their original bodies, just like Sylvanas ? Pudim17 (talk - contr) 17:31, September 21, 2009 (UTC)

From what I've seen, it can just an undead elf ranger (or human because of Blightcaller) and trained to use their new "undead" abilities. Sylvanas is a notable case because she's both a banshee and has her body. Best (or worst) of both worlds, I guess. I'm betting with the Undead getting hunters, they'll be referred to as "Dark Rangers" like blood elf hunters are referred to as rangers in quest dialogue. --Blayaden (talk) 17:15, September 22, 2009 (UTC)

Accroding to Logic Edit

Logically, anyone, living or undead, with a working knowledge of necromancy could be a dark ranger, with proper training (like the Dark Lady would allow it). —This unsigned comment is by AoBzealot0812 (talkcontribs) 12:06, July 13, 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Hmmm... did you find the secret "How to make a Dark Ranger manual"? Without that, your logic is flawed. Only a designated lore expert at Blizzard (like Chris Metzen) could even pretend to tell you what it takes to be a dark ranger. Anyone else is just speculating. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 13 Jul 2012 12:02 PM Pacific

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