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Rangers are members of several organizations on Azeroth, Outland, and alternate Draenor, skilled in wilderness survival and exploration. The most famous of them are the various groups of elven rangers: elite archers and scouts that may also work with animals.
- Main article: Elven ranger
Though the title of ranger existed as far back as before the Great Sundering, it was the high elves who introduced them to the larger world. The Farstriders notably fought during the Second War on the side of the Alliance of Lordaeron.
Most high elves renamed themselves blood elves after the Scourge invasion of Quel'Thalas. The surviving rangers retained their ties to the modern Farstriders organization under Ranger-General Halduron Brightwing. They are usually stationed in reclaimed Quel'Thalas, holding a presence in the Eversong Woods, Silvermoon City, and the Ghostlands.
Human / Forsaken rangers
Nathanos Marris was once a ranger lord — the first and only human of its kind — trained in the ways of the elven rangers by Sylvanas Windrunner herself. In the recent years, some human organizations started deploying rangers unrelated to elven training. The Northwatch Expeditionary Force for example, employs Northwatch Rangers. SI:7 also has rangers in their ranks. So does the Twilight's Hammer cult.
- Main article: Rangari
The Rangari, also called the "Eyes of the Prophet", are a group of draenei scouts and rangers, who silently stalk the farthest corners of alternate Draenor. Several NPCs such as Ranger Arepheon and the Karabor Rangers are also simply designated as rangers.
The Zandalari trolls have "spearangers" armed with spears.
There are the Gnomish Elite Aerial Rangers.
In the RPG
- For elven rangers, see elven ranger.
- Skyguard Ranger - Blade's Edge Mountains
- Northwatch Ranger - Durotar
- SI:7 Ranger - Ragefire Chasm
- Ramkahen Ranger - Uldum
- Ramkahen Ranger Captain - Uldum
- Twilight Ranger - Hour of Twilight
- Shado-Pan Ranger - Townlong Steppes
- Crazed Shado-Pan Ranger - Townlong Steppes
- Dusklight Ranger - Townlong Steppes
- Longying Ranger - Townlong Steppes
- Karabor Ranger - Shadowmoon Valley
- Thunderlord Ranger - Frostfire Ridge
- Forsaken Ranger - Stormheim