You know whose Gen 2 character I’m most hyped to meet???? Laura Bailey 8D
Rangers in 5e are pretty notoriously garbage, to the point where they had to rebuild them in Unearthed Arcana. Poor Trinket ended up outclassed by endgame, and Vex had to take Rogue levels so she could get some useful skills and her damage would scale. She was never going to get the showstopping moments like Grog’s Brutal Critical or Vax’s frankly ludicrous Dagger-Dagger-Damage output or ninth-level Counterspells or turning into a planetar or whatever. Vex eventually got outstripped by pretty much everybody in terms of damage, skills, spells, and out-of-combat utility. Even her signature magic item, the flying broom, was cheapened because Kiki and Scanlan could always fly via polymorph or beast shape, Percy got spider-climb, and Pike and Vax ended up with wings.
And Laura STILL managed to make some of the most intelligent, creative, and effective combat decisions of anybody, even with her comparatively limited toolset. She combined Holy Arrows and Conjure Barrage way back in Ep 34 to rain death down on the Briarwoods; the plan to summon Yenk to fight Vorugal was largely her idea, as was the equally good idea of faking Raishan’s death to lure out Thordak (which unfortunately didn’t happen); rescuing Grog with the Raven’s Slumber Jewel basically won the Kevdak fight in Ep 52; and her grasping vine was like the ONLY thing that stopped the Vecna cultists from alerting the whole city in that Sphere of Annihilation + Wall of Force fight. Oh, and she was also the one who figured out the spinny death sphere using her Oracle Arrow, which was just fucking brilliant
What I’m saying here is that Laura is a goddamn underappreciated genius, and I am so so so so SO excited for her to play…basically anything that isn’t a ranger :’D somebody with spells, or neat movement abilities like a monk’s, or just \o/ anything!!!! \o/ IM HYPE