What Does Ranged Do?
Normally during a fight, an attacking character chooses a target then each of them does damage to each other. A character with the Ranged keyword works differently. When it attacks, it does damage to its opponent but receives no damage in return (even if the opponent is also ranged).
Note that this only works when the Ranged character initiates the attack. If a Ranged character is attacked by an opponent, each damage each other as usual.
Some people like to put a Ranged character in the leftmost position of their front row so it can potentially get a first attack with no comeback – this is made more likely if you possess the Hermes Boots treasure.
Another strategy is to place Ranged characters in the back row with strong Health characters at the front – especially if you have the Tell Tale Quiver treasure. The Ranged characters can then attack safely until the tanks at the front are removed. (Opposing characters with Flying will counteract this strategy.)
List Of Ranged Characters
See Also: List of Character Abilities