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Ryland the Ranger
Basic information:
Ryland Class: Ranger
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Ryland was the first (and to date, the only) human ever fully accepted by the Circle of Elder Dendroids as a Ranger of AvLee. Some joke that he was once an Elf, but that he was killed and accidentally reincarnated into a human's body.
Specialty: Dendroids
Specialty Dendroids Increases the speed of any Dendroid Guards or Soldiers by 1 and their Attack and Defense skills by 5% for every 5 levels (rounded up).
Starting Level:
Starting primary skills:
Attack 1 Defense 3 Spell Power 1 Knowledge 1
Starting secondary skills:
Leadership Basic Leadership
Diplomacy Basic Diplomacy
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Starting troops:
Centaur Centaur 12–24 Always
Dwarf Dwarf 3–5 88%
Wood Elf Wood Elf 3–6 25%
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Starting troops Horn of the Abyss:
Centaur Centaur 12–24 Always
Dwarf Dwarf 3–5 Always
Wood Elf Wood Elf 2-4 Always
Starting movement points:
Minimum Maximum HotA Horn of the Abyss
1500 1700 1500

Ryland the Ranger is a Rampart hero.


In The Road Home, Ryland brings the Grail to Welnin, aiding in its bid for independence.


The in-game description "Increases the Attack and Defense skills of any Dendroid Guards or Soldiers for each level attained after 5th level." is erroneous in "each level attained" moment, and lacks the speed bonus information. (Description is fixed in HotA Horn of the Abyss).

Unlike the native terrain speed bonus, the creature specialty speed bonus can affect the hero's movement points in case the creature is the slowest one in the army.

Ryland Dendroid Guard Dendroid Soldier
Level Attack Defense Attack Defense
Level 9 12 9 12
5 +1 +1 +1 +1
10 +1 +2 +1 +2
15 +2 +2 +2 +2
20 +2 +3 +2 +3
25 +3 +3 +3 +3
30 +3 +4 +3 +4
35 +4 +5 +4 +5
45 +5 +6 +5 +6
55 +5 +7 +5 +7
60 +6 +8 +6 +8
65 +6 +8 +6 +8
70 +7 +9 +7 +9
75/88 +8 +11 +8 +11

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Some may find the information in this section subjective or irrelevant.

Ryland's starting secondary skills go well together as Leadership compensates the morale penalty caused by different joined units through Diplomacy. Additionally, earning gold with Treasuries may help to hire wandering creatures as well.

He's probably the best Diplomacy starting hero because, unlike spellcasters, he will be focused on the attack and defense primary skills when levelling up. The ATK and DEF of the hero is a positive factor in diplomacy calculations.

The specialty in Dendroid, though not a bonus to Diplomacy, isn't bad either. The +1 speed is sorely needed by the creatures, and has greater proportional effect when compared to high speed creatures. Dendroids also have a horde building, Dendroid saplings, when makes them more significant in weekly HP for Rampart's army.

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