Content was: Runescape rangers are very good in f2p, and p2p. Their rapid, accurate hits usually dominate mages and swordsmen in f2p. In members though, once you become high level of any of those, it's very good. One of the reasons, the armor, dragonhide, will protect from magic, range and melee. Black dragonhide is the best ranger armor for pures. You need to have 40 defence for the body, but pures can use the chaps and vambraces.