Identifies a deity-bound caster, a playable class. Clerics will have different restrictions and allowances based on their deity.

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How to optimize a supporting cleric that deals damage at range?

I'm looking for feedback on the direction of a Pathfinder Cleric that I am building. Some context: I tend to have prolonged breaks between RPGs. I last played a tabletop RPG (D&D 4E) a good 4-5 ...
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How can a nonpsionic character use the power hostile empathic transfer?

A level 7 evil cleric that I play frequently casts on himself the spell delay death (Spell Compendium 63). I want the cleric to be able to use the psionic power hostile empathic transfer. Is there a ...
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How do I figure out how to roleplay my Cleric's faith?

I'm new to the whole D&D scene. Our group put together a fairly balanced party, with me playing a War Cleric (we needed a “tank”). My problem is that I can't figure out how to roleplay such a ...
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'Multiple' Cleric classes for one character

A player wishes to take 5 levels as a positive cleric (Spontaneous Cure) and 5 levels as a negative cleric (Spontaneous Inflict). In both cases the player wants to trade turn/rebuke for paladin auras. ...
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Can you sell constructed items?

I was browsing through the Cleric spells a minute ago and rediscovered Enhance Water, which allowed the castor to turn a pint of water into wine or beer with varied appearance. I know that the spell ...
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How does “unlocking a sub-domain” work for the “Kobold Faith” feat?

I know that normally clerics must choose two domains that their deity supports, but I found something interesting concerning the Kobold Faith feat. The big staple of this feat is the "unlocking" of a ...
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What is the difference between Turning Undead and Automatically Turning Undead?

The S&W Complete Rulebook, at page 42, states that you roll 2d10 and consult the Turning Undead table for the result. Then, interpretation is offered as so: If the number on the dice is equal ...
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Balancing undead encounters against large party with a cleric

I'm a new DM (and a relatively new player as well) and I'm leading a pretty large (6 players) group of newbies. We've done a few demos and whatnot just to show them the basics of combat, but now we're ...
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How cleric can boost his Intimidation or Diplomacy for a time of his speech? [With spells preferably]

My Cleric would like to give a speech for a townsfolk in a small city. I prepeared a text for my speech, but my DM took a notice that my hero does not have many points in diplomacy neither intimidate ...
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Can Call Lightning be used for the full 10 minutes while running away on a ship?

My Tempest Cleric will be on a ship voyage this week, if we get chased it would be nice to rain lightning bolts on the pursuers during the chase for the full duration of the spell (10 minutes). ...
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Can Destructive Wave be triggered on a ship by striking the deck or an open container of earth (“ground”)?

My 9th level Tempest Cleric is about to embark on a sea voyage to the ice sea. I realized that my new "Destructive Wave" spell requires that "You strike the ground" to trigger it. Is there a way to ...
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Can a cleric turn an undead swarm?

I ran into a monster that I'm thinking of using next session. It's the scarab swarm from the Sandstorm Book. The creature's entry reads the following type: SCARAB SWARM, DEATH Diminutive Undead (...
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Is Death Domain Evil? [duplicate]

I am looking to create a cleric in e5 DnD. I was wondering if it is possible, to make a neutral good cleric, that still uses Death Domain. My idea was, that he sheperds the souls of the dead to their ...
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How much will Vampiric Touch heal if combined with Touch of Death?

I'm playing Death Domain cleric and they have channel divinity "Touch of Death" that deals extra necrotic dmg on melee attack. I was wondering if i combine it with Vampiric Touch, will I heal myself ...
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Can clerics' Combat Feats be used with summoned Spiritual Weapons?

While looking at Pathfinder's Blibdoolboolp and the stats given to her clerics (for giggles), I noticed that her Holy Weapon was a Pincer Staff (which has grapple). So I'm wondering, are a clerics ...
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Casting Spells at close range as a Cleric

If I'm within 5 feet of an enemy, is my character still able to cast Sacred Flame on him or do I get disadvantage due to it being a ranged spell and not a touched based one?
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What are the deities available to Adventurers League clerics?

I've been going through Google and I can't seem to find a legal deity listing for adventurers league. What are the deities available to clerics? Are there any constraints, like choosing from ...
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Can I use Invoke Duplicity to seem like a different person?

I'm still pretty new to D&D. I'm setting up to play as a Trickster/Cleric follower of Leira (who is still alive in this campaign). I was thinking how my character could come up with clever ...
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If you knock a creature back 10' using Thunderbolt Strike will it knock down the creature behind him?

A creature is hit by Thunderbolt Strike. If one of his allies is behind him when you knock him back 10' ... Does he move through and past them Do both of them fall in a tangle Does he stop moving ...
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If you knock a creature back 10' using Thunderbolt Strike and a wall is 5' behind him what happens?

I envision the Thunderbolt Strike as throwing the target creature away from it, not gently pushing it away. I mean lightning is an instantaneous thing and 10' is more than just losing your balance. ...
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If you land a Call Lightning bolt enhanced by Thunderbolt Strike within a mob where do the creatures go?

This is best understood by assuming you have 9 enemy in a 3x3 formation. I cast Call Lightning (5' AOE) targeting the center guy. Do all 9 move 10' away from me or do they all move 10' directly away ...
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Will Wrath of Storm w/ Thunderbolt Strike interrupt a multi attack against me?

Thunderbolt Strike: when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10' away from you. I envision the Thunderbolt Strike as throwing the target creature away ...
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Can a spell be prepared once and cast multiple times?

Our group had some confusion about preparing spells for a Wizard and Cleric. The rules say that you prepare a number of spells from your list and that you tick off spell slots when you cast a spell. ...
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How many bonus priest spells do you get for high Intuition?

How exactly do the Bonus Spells granted by the Wisdom/Intuition subability work in 2E Skills & Powers? For example, at Intuition 17, a priest has "3rd" bonus spells, and at Intuition 18, "4th" ...
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Thunderbolt strike vs grapple

What happens when a creature has grapple as part of their attack (e.g. Constrict from a yuan-ti) attempts to use that on a cleric with the thunderbolt strike ability and has a successful hit? Does ...
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Can an undead cleric resurrect himself?

Inspired by the current OOTS story thread, I was trying to think my way around a resolution for the situation and wondered: Would it be valid for an undead cleric to cast resurrect on himself?
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Pros & Cons: Sorcerer & Cleric cross-class

I'm toying with the idea of cross-classing a Sorcerer with one level in Cleric (Life domain for the bonuses to heals and heavy armor). At 2nd level, 1st level Cleric & 1st level Sorcerer, what ...
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How can I homebrew a more priestly divine caster?

I'm going to DM a new D&D 5e campaign soon, and a player wants to play a priest that's more like how they are in World of Warcraft Priest—focused on healing and spiritual matters rather than a ...
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Does the Life Cleric ability Disciple of Life apply to the spell Aid?

My first thought was oh yes it does because it is giving hitpoints, then a closer reading seemed to show that no it wouldn't because it wasn't restoring hitpoints. I'm still low level so I've been ...
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Can you retry a failed Turn Undead attempt?

In AD&D if you tried to turn undead and failed to roll high enough to turn that hit die of undead, you could not retry turning that same undead. In 3.5 I don't see that restriction. So can you ...
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Can a War domain Cleric learn Fireball with Ritual Caster?

I'm a Cleric and my Domain is War. I recently got to level 8 and decided to take the Ritual Caster Feat and choose Cleric. Certain Clerics can learn stuff like Fireball if they are in the Light Domain ...
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Summoned Sun Creatures?

One of the PCs in my campaign is a cleric of the campaign's sun god. I want to customize the cleric's summon monster list with sun-themed creatures. Rather than the celestial template, is there a ...
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What is a spell for preventing a chest burster?

Context: Me and my party (Summoner, Ninja, Ranger, Alchemist, I'm a cleric, all level 11) are in a fairly standard setting, when we stumble upon a crashed spaceship that has been infested with disease....
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Does Empowering an Ongoing spell double the −1 to cast spells too?

So if I were to cast Magic Weapon, which increases the damage dealt by one weapon by 1d4 and imposes a −1 ongoing to cast spells, and Empower it; would both the positive effect and the negative (−1 ...
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Are the Light Domain Cleric cantrips in addition to the 3 starting cantrips?

The Cantrips known chart for a level 1 cleric states you know 3 cantrips at level 1. The light domain cleric at level one gets the light cantrip if she doesn't already know it. So, does a light ...
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What options are available for a Cleric casting multiple spells per round?

I am playing a Cleric in 3.5e who's neutral good, plant/good domain, and going up to level 6 next session. To be effective in combat, I rely on my spells. However, before I join combat, I'd prefer to ...
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Is Apotheosis cosmetic or functional?

Apotheosis states that the cleric permanently gains a physical characteristic of his deity. Examples given are claws, wings made of sapphires, and an all seeing third eye. Assuming functionality as ...
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What does the paladin spell list hold for an already versatile caster? [closed]

I am considering playing a cleric//wizard gestalt character in an upcoming campaign set in Eberron. I haven't picked a race, but I'm considering taking, on the wizard side, the prestige class silver ...
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Should you always become a Specialty Priest when you qualify for it?

Going through Faiths & Avatars and its sorta-followup Powers & Pantheons I saw the various Specialty Priests listed there, and some of them looked pretty neat with all sorts of unique ...
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Can you cast spells with a Somatic component if you're holding a two-handed weapon?

I have a halfling cleric of Bahamut who wears his holy symbol as an amulet around his neck as a spellcasting focus (so material components are not an issue). However, as per this question, this does ...
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What does the Cleric alignment requirement mean for Clerics with no deity?

The Cleric rules say: Alignment: A cleric's alignment must be within one step of her deity's, along either the law/chaos axis or the good/evil axis. But you can also be a cleric with no deity: ...
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Can I inscribe or inset a holy symbol into my longbow?

In the Player's Handbook, the holy symbols of the gods are detailed. The symbol of Corellon Larethian is a crescent moon. Can I take some of my chalk, and draw (reverently, of course) a crescent ...
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Are there mechanical reasons for a Cleric to use their deity's favored weapon over another one?

There are a number of deities that have low-damaging weapons as their favored weapon, like daggers and gauntlets. Sharess for example has the Claw Bracer as her favored weapon, which according to the ...
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Pathfinder Cleric Domains: How exactly do they work?

I've recently started playing Pathfinder with some of my friends. It's going quite well, even though none of us had PnP experience before! I am playing a Cleric. Picked the Healing and Fire domain. I ...
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Which of these items should I buy for my Cleric of Mystra?

I'm playing a FR campaign as a level 7 Cleric of Mystra. I have the possibility of buying one of these two magic items: +2 Wisdom necklace A ring that gives a) nobody can see my alignment; b) ...
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Can I cast spells that require a material component and still hold my hammer and shield?

I have a human cleric (war domain) with the war casting feat. She holds a warhammer and a shield. Am I able to cast spells that require a material component and still hold my hammer and shield? If ...
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Counter to Celestial Brilliance

The cleric in my party makes frequent use of the spell Celestial Brilliance (from Book of Exalted Deeds) and I've been doing some research on the web. Most people I've seen in other forums tend to ...
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How much should my cleric charge in a shop?

My DM is allowing PCs during downtime to find work. Thinking that my character is a cleric with the life domain might net him more during the downtime that just as a common laborer. I haven't been ...
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Is Command spell a charm? [duplicate]

Is the 1st level Command spell [PHB p223] a "charm" (that would trigger an elf's Fey Ancestry [PHB p23] racial ability and thus get advantage on the saving throw)?
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Improving Cleric Survivability

I'm doing PFS (Pathfinder Society) play as a cleric. Currently I'm level 2 and focused mostly on buffing/supporting. Generally I stand in the back, buff people at the beginning of combat, then pull a ...