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“Whip Up A Storm!”
    —Free Ranger's official catchphrase

Free Ranger is a storm chicken who is one of the SWAP Force Skylander in Skylanders: Swap Force. He is of the Air element, and his SWAP Force ability is Spin.



A real whirlwind, Free Ranger is sometimes too impetuous for his own good.[1] He has a love for bad weather, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and thunderstorms, and would often throw himself into them. He is most likely to talk about the weather; and least likely to stay indoors because it's raining. He is uncomfortable in confined spaces.[2]


Free Ranger was hatched during a storm when a thunderous bolt of lightning struck his egg. From that very moment, his destiny was clear – he would become the greatest storm chaser ever known! He spent his entire life pursuing hurricanes, spinning inside tornados, and riding lightning. But a day came when he encountered a storm unlike any other. It was unnatural and ominous, billowing with evil, and leaving only desolation in its wake. Free Ranger was standing at its edge, moments from boldly leaping into it, when he was stopped by none other than Master Eon. The wise Portal Master told him that it was The Darkness that raged before them, and if he were up to the challenge, he could join the Skylanders to help defend against it in the Cloudbreak Islands.



These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 280 (max. 560)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 8 (max. 58)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 115
  • Defense: 150
  • Agility: 105
  • Luck: 90


Basic Ability and Upgrades
The primary ability is available from the start of the game. Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Stormblade Slash Eyes of the Storm Charged Blades Gale Slash
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Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to slash at enemies with powerful Stormblades.
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Price: 300
Press Attack 3 to shoot a bolt of lightning from the eyes, stunning the first enemy and chaining to others.
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Price: 800
Press Attack 1 to slash with more powerful Stormblades that do increased damage.
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Price: 1000
Press Attack 1 three times to send a wave of powerful air at enemies.
Wind Slasher
View Storm Focus
Use the wind of the Stormblades to catch enemies in devastating combos!
Storm Focus
View Wind Slasher
Focus on lightning that will damage enemies in a large area and knock them off their feet!
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Mudwater Hollow
Slicing Storm
Lightning Strikes Thrice
Feathered Fury
Charged Gigawatt Bolt
Storming Stormblades
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Price: 1500
Hold Attack 1 to charge the Stormblades, release for a devastating combo attack.
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Price: 1500
Hold Attack 3 to charge Eye of the Storm, release to shoot a larger bolt of lightning.
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Price: 2000
Slicing Storm does increased damage. Unleash the full fury of the bird!
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Price: 2000
Lightning Strikes Thrice does increased damage. More powerful than lightning!
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Price: 3500
Press Attack 1 to attack with more powerful Stormblades that deal extra lightning damage.

Basic Ability and Upgrades
The primary ability is available from the start of the game. Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Ride the Wind Approaching Storm Wind Powered Tornado Vacuum Boost
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Primary Ability
Hold Attack 2 to become a tornado and damage nearby enemies.
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Price: 300
Hold Attack 2 to become a tornado, speed is increased while the tornado is active.
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Price: 800
Becoming a tornado will last longer.
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Price: 1000
Tornadoes now pull in enemies from further away.
Lightning Linguist
View Tornado Thrower
Call down blasts of lightning when beginning a tornado!
Tornado Thrower
View Lightning Linguist
Throw tornadoes at enemies to knock them all around!
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Mudwater Hollow
Lightning Nova
Wild Tornado
Nova Flash
Twisted Twister
Charged Winds
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Price: 1500
Blast all nearby enemies with a powerful lightning bolt when becoming a tornado.
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Price: 1500
When becoming a tornado ends, a powerful tornado is shot out damaging all enemies in the way.
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Price: 2000
Lightning Nova does increased damage.
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Price: 2000
More powerful tornadoes are shot forward that does increased damage to enemies.
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Price: 3500
Hold Attack 2 to become a tornado filled with lightning, dealing damage to all enemies in the way.

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Strong Wind Today (Active)

1 enemy
Inflicts 70% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy 1 time, and inflicts 20% of ATK as damage to 1 more time if the enemy possesses the Electric Shock Effect.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 4 seconds

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Thunderstorm (Active)

[All Enemies]
Inflicts 17% of ATK as damage to all enemies 3 times, and increases duration turn of the Electric Shock Effect possessed by the target by 1 turn with a 15% chance with each accurate attack.

Mana cost: 4
Cooldown: 3 seconds

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Whirlwind Blade (Active)

If you have 2+ Beneficial Effects on yourself when charging begins, grants the Critical Rate UP 6% Effect on yourself for 3 turns. After charging for 2 turns, inflicts 30% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy 5 times. Able to put the enemy in Knockdown Status.

Mana cost: 4
Cooldown: 4 seconds

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Calm Before the Storm (Passive)

When an ally starts charging, excluding yourself, grants the Critical Damage UP 4% Effect on yourself for 1 turn.

Mana cost:

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Graze and Shock (Leader (Passive))

Grants the Electric Shock Effect on the enemy for 1 turn with a 25% chance whenever the enemy evades your attack.
Leader Effect
Grants the Electric Shock Effect on the enemy for 1 turn with a 25% chance whenever the enemy evades an ally's attack.

Mana cost:

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Storm Blade Combo (Primary Attack): Rapidly tap (Y) to perform a combo chain.
  • Eyes of the Storm (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to launch a blast of lightning.
  • Spin (SWAP Force Power): Press (L) to create a vortex that pulls in coins, pulls in and damages nearby targets, reflects projectiles, and causes the Skylander to hover.


  • Sonic Boom Blast (requires level: 3): Upgrade the Storm Blade Combo to launch a massive blast of wind on the final strike.
  • Sprint Twister (requires level: 6): Leaves whirlwinds behind while sprinting (A) that pull in enemies and deal damage.
  • Lightning Blast (requires level: 9): Hold (X) to charge a stronger version of Lightning Tail.


Basic Quests

  • Bad Guy Basher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Fruit Frontiersman: Eat 15 fruit.
  • Flawless Challenger: Complete a non-Story Mode level at full health.
  • True Gladiator: Win 10 PVP matches.
  • Totally Maxed Out: Reach level 20 and purchase all Upgrades for this Skylander.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Deal 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Geronimo!: Travel over 250 feet in one fall.
  • Skylooter: Collect 500 gold while in midair.

Unique Quest

  • Ruffled Feathers: Hit enemies 25 times without stopping your melee attacks.


Battle Cries

  • Whip up a Storm!"
  • "Taking the world by storm!"
  • "I strike again!"
  • "That was a breeze!"
  • "For my nest-egg!"
  • "Served...sunny side up!"
  • "Egg-celent!"
  • "I'm the best of the nest!"
  • "Not just chicken feed!"
  • "Fly Away!"
  • "Fully charged!" - levelling up
  • "Power strike!" - levelling up
  • "Looks like chicken scratch to me!" - stats

Character Trailers

See also


Free Ranger/Gallery


  • Free Ranger's name is a play on free range, a farming method for chickens.
  • He shares the same few battle quotes as Sonic Boom.
  • Free Ranger's lower half is capable of stopping enemies from spinning and using swirling shields as their means of defense by using his tornado ability.
  • His blades resemble Adam Frankenstein's blades from I, Frankenstein and the bat'leth from Star Trek.
    • Incidentally, they also resemble Stealth Elf's blades, even Hodge's blades from the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
    • His blades also resemble Plasma Rifles from the Halo series.
  • His stormblades are similar to chakrams.
  • Oddly, his belt buckle is gold on his artwork and toy, but is blue in-game.
  • Free Ranger is voiced by Joey Camen, who is also the voice actor of Terrafin and Boomer.
  • He is the second Air Skylander to come with a starter pack; the first was Jet-Vac for Skylanders: Giants, and the third was Gusto for Skylanders: Trap Team.
    • He's also the first to do so both for Nintendo 3DS and as a non-core Skylander.
  • In early packaging, his catchphrase was mistakenly Hoot Loop's catchphrase.
  • He and Magna Charge are the only SWAP Force Skylanders whose secondary attacks are capable of causing enemies to drop defenses. Other SWAP Force Skylanders with their bottom halves are able to do the same thing.
  • In the Wii version of SWAP Force, he doesn't say his catchphrase until after he stops spinning.


  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 16
  2. Skylanders: Book of Elements - Air and Earth, page 31

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