You’ll find all sorts of information here regarding the Ranger Veteran Career (for Bardin Goreksson) in Vermintide 2. The Ranger Veteran is a surprisingly GREAT starter class, who helps carry teams past the awkward early and mid-game. This career is one of the few which helps with your teams’ ammunition management and even “makes” potions!

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Ranger Veteran Passive Ability  

  • Survivalist: Specials drop ammo pickups on death.
  • Loaded for Battle: Double ammo capacity.
  • Fast Hands: Increased reload speed.

Ranger Veteran Career Skill

  • DisengageBardin deploys a smoke bomb that conceals him from enemies whilst he stays inside.

Ranger Veteran Talent Tree Summary

I placed the whole Ranger Veteran talent tree in “one chunk” so it’s easy for you to VISUALLY spot/theorize synergies versus highlighting them in-game…

Ranger Veteran L5 Talents
Hunter’s Eye Reduces ranged spread by 25%
Apply Pressure Increaes effect of healing by 30%
Foe-Feller Increases attack speed by 5%
Ranger Veteran L10 Talents
Last Resort Bardin gains a 15% Power increase when out of ammo
No Dawdling! Increases movement speed by 5%
Curl Up While grabbed or pounced all damage taken is reduced by 50%
Ranger Veteran L15 Talents
Battle-Brew Survivalist grants a Bomb instead of ammunition one in four
Grungni’s Cunning Increases ammunition restored by Bardins Survivalist ammunition pickups
Master Brewer Survivalist grants a potion instead of ammunition one in three
Ranger Veteran L20 Talents
Just Drunk Enough Critical hits grant temporary health
Grudge-Borne Kills grant temporary health
Grimnir’s Champion When bosses die, gain health
Ranger Veteran L25 Talents
Ranger’s Ambush Increases the duration of Disengage stealth to 14 sec
Preparation Reduces the cooldown of Disengage by 30%
Catch a Breath Bardin recovers 20 health when activating Disengage

Ranger Veteran Early Game Starter Build Template

This is meant to be a General purpose” build for the Ranger Veteran which focuses on the early to midgame. I will be adding more specialized builds which require more heavy item support soon.

Ranger Veteran Early Game Starer Build – Talent Summary

Level “Best” Optional
5 Apply Pressure Hunter’s Eye
10 Last Resort Curl Up
15 Battle-Brew Master Brewer
20 Grudge-Borne Just Drunk Enough
25 Catch a Breath Preparation

Ranger Veteran Early Game Starer – Talent Choice Discussion

L5 Talent - Apply Pressure

Apply Pressure is great EARLY ON and maybe retains usefulness later depending on how much self-healing you and your party are packing. If you don’t like defense, take any of the other two talents.

Hunter’s Eye is probably best IF you like/want the reduced spread. Better versus bosses and specials. Don’t bother with it if your current weapon doesn’t support it.

Foe-Feller is just a generic 5% ASPD increase which won’t make anyone sad.

L10 Talent - Last Resort

Last Resort (+dmg when no ammo) is a little strange to have on this career, huh? But it is what it is – it’s not like your ranged DPS is great… simply give away the ammo to your friends and get the bonuses of this passive. If you want to pewpew more, choose something else like…

Curl Up (50% armor while disabled) is okay… It depends how bad your teammates are?

No Dawdling (5% movespeed) is little underwhelming. I don’t know how good 5% really is in a defensive scenario…

Ultimately, Last Resort seems just plain better than any of the other choices.

L15 Talent - Battle-Brew

Battle-Brew (gives bombs) now tell me who’s gonna be mad having this on hand?

Master Brewer (passive sometimes grants potions) is probably the best choice LATER on. But honestly, it can shine at any point in the game. Some people just love holding on to potions too long, though. So make sure to chug ’em yourself.

Grungni‘s Cunning (+passive ammo drops) isn’t bad… I guess it depends how impactful a few bullets are. It depends on you and your team’s weapon type. But I guess extra ammo ain’t so bad.

L20 Talent - Grudge-Borne

Grudge-Borne (THP on kill) is better early on since you don’t have any built-in crit.

Just Drunk Enough should replace Grudge-borne if ever you gain enough crit to support its use. After all, if all four party members have the “on kill heal”, sharing gets hard.

Grimnir’s Champion (heal on boss kill) is just bad.

L25 Talent - Catch a Breath

Catch a Breath (+20hp on concealment) isn’t amazing but healing is healing. This talent may end up getting old REAL FAST as you gain more ways to manage health. Sure saves you in a pinch, though.

Preparation (30% concealment recharge) is generic but decent. Porbably the best choice later on.

Ranger’s Ambush (concealment up to 14s) is pretty okay but the problem is simply that its TOO LONG to ever maximize the effect!

Remember the above recommendations are primarily suited to be good for “most people”, specifically for “early to midgame” when gear drops can’t easily be tailor fit to your needs.


Well that’s about it (FOR NOW) regarding Bardin Goreksson’ Ranger Veteran Career path in Vermintide 2. While the Ranger Veteran ain’t so flashy, it serves as a great supporting party member in the early game. Late game, free potions can be extremely useful still!

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