Rangers are pretty typical. The use of a ranger is common as the ranger may have a heavy emphasis in weapons but also has some minor emphasis in ranged weapons. The ranger is versatile. Rangers may sometimes use magic but prefer stealth to actual fireballs. Rangers use the enviornment around them such as moving quickly.
Rangers throughout time have used long swords, Swords and shields and longbows. This is the typical loadout of a ranger. Deviating from this is different class. However they may use a staff on occasion for example like Robin hood is considered a hunter or ranger. The ideal ranger often depicts Aragorn from LOTR. Naim is the first Hunter but can be shaped to a Ranger. Your initial character may be a Ranger.
Rangers skills are not defined. Please define below.