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You need not change anything about the default setting in order to have people "left out" of the benefits of clerical magic. I don't think that clerical spellcasting is as easy to come by as you make it out to be. In other words: you can easily have your harsh and gritty world. In what follows I'll always lean toward the more-utopian interpretation of ...


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As a Cleric I would have thought that piety and an overwhelming urge to do right would define my character's behaviour. The onus of the Cleric class is to serve and represent their deity. Like all flavor/background things, this can be filtered through whatever other lenses you want (alignment, background, your vision). If the deity values piety and an ...


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Aiming a ranged attack is more difficult when a foe is next to you. When you make a ranged attack with a weapon, a spell, or some other means, you have disadvantage on the attack roll if you are within 5 feet of a hostile creature who can see you and who isn’t incapacitated. Reading the text for Sacred Flame, it does not require an attack roll, just a ...


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One possibility for you is to use the existing Cleric class without changing anything. There are domains such as the Light domain and the Knowledge domain that do not give heavy armour proficiency or martial weapon proficiency. If you encourage your player to choose one of these, it may satisfy his desire to be a non-warrior priest without requiring the kind ...


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True Clerics are rare The Player's Handbook points out that not all a deity's clergy are "clerics" who have magical healing powers. Not every acolyte or officiant at a temple or shrine is a cleric...True clerics are rare in most hierarchies. (Divine Agents, PH, p. 56) "Magic and strength of arms" (also PH 56) are not available to every devotee of a ...


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The typical spell for dealing with implanted eggs is Remove Disease: The spell also kills some hazards and parasites, including green slime and others. An example of a creature very similar to a chest burster is the Lunarma: Implant Eggs (Ex) As a full-round action, a lunarma can lay 2d6 eggs in a helpless creature. The eggs hatch after 24 ...


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The gods favoured weapon has the folowing influence on a cleric: A cleric gets proficiency with this type of weapon. I.e. if the cleric has quaterstaff as favoured weapon he can use any quaterstaff with no penalty. Clerics are also proficient with the favored weapon of their deity. link The weapon summoned by a Spiritual Weapon spell takes the ...


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It can have only one sanctuary designated at a time, because the spell provides no method of choosing between sanctuaries. In fact, read as a whole, it becomes clear that designating a (one) sanctuary ahead of time is how you choose where you go when the spell is cast again later. So you can't use this to create an intercontinental travel network. … At ...


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From the d20 SRD: Some feats have prerequisites. Your character must have the indicated ability score, class feature, feat, skill, base attack bonus, or other quality designated in order to select or use that feat. A character can gain a feat at the same level at which he or she gains the prerequisite. A character can’t use a feat if he or she has ...


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It means what it says: Once you gain a domain spell, you always have it prepared, and it doesn’t count against the number of spells you can prepare each day. You always have it prepared. It doesn't count against spells you prepare. It says nothing about not using slots to cast, so it does. A cleric can prepare a given number of spells plus their ...


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There is no official cleric variant that does not have casting Here is a complete (as far as I can tell) list of alternative class features from official 3.5 books, and here's one for Dragon magazine's 3.5 stuff. None of the cleric examples feature a removal or swap away of casting. Personally, I would look at the first level, even if you have only Wisdom ...


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A cleric doesn't gain early access to his domain spells The spell deeper darkness is a 3rd-level spell for a cleric, even if the cleric has the Darkness domain. (In a domain's entry after Domain Spells the 1st, 2nd, and so on aren't the cleric's level but the spell's level.) A cleric must be at least level 5 to prepare deeper darkness, and the cleric must ...


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Yes, and this and Nature are the only Domains that gets an extra cantrip, so other clerics still have 3 at first level while Light and Nature Domains gets 3 plus Light / (Druid cantrip). All the clerics get bonus cantrips as they grow up levels as you can see in the Player's Handbook (PHB) page 57, starting at 3 and reaching 5 at level 10th, the Light and ...


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The answer is Yes, there are restrictions. Check with your season to make sure there are no exceptions. The general guideline is: From the "adventure league's players guide" by WotC in the Section: "Part 1: Characters" => "Character Creation" => "Choose a class": Deities. D&D Adventurers League storylines are set in the Forgotten Realms, and as ...


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Ask your DM: Describe the assistance you seek […] The DM chooses the nature of the intervention (PHB, p. 59) That is all you or I know about this. We can't tell you what form it will or can take, because the literal rule is that the DM gets to make something up that seems appropriate to the exact situation and your specific request at the time. Whether ...


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You've got the petition backwards. Petitions are the things the cleric does to worship, not what the cleric gets from worshipping. Your religion is cultish and insular, add Petition: Gaining Secrets Petitioning by Gaining Secrets means learning a new secret for the cult, not being given one by the god. To petition What Lies Beneath via Gaining Secrets, ...


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This is a common misconception that founders on the shores of how real life works. 5e doesn't have any metrics on the distribution of leveled individuals. 3e/3.5e did (Chapter 5 of the 3.5e DMG, p.103), and there's not a lot of reason that would have changed, for the sake of argument let's use them. A 200-person hamlet would have a max leveled cleric of ...


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No, you can't learn domain spells that aren't normally Cleric spells (except War spells). The Ritual Caster feat says: Choose one of the following classes: bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock, or wizard. You must choose your spells from that class’s spell list, and the spells you choose must have the ritual tag. So if you choose Cleric, you can only ...


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So, depending on your definition, you may not be very much hindered by “pacifism” at all. As I discuss for a divine oracle with similar needs, buffing often is what a spellcaster should do; the “fighting aspects” of the game, as that questioner put it, are usually best left to other characters. However, I have concerns about what “pacifism” really means to ...


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All the Warcaster feat does is negates the need to have one hand free to cast the Somatic component of spells, so long as your hands are occupied by either weapons and/or a shield. It doesn't allow you to cast spells through a weapon. Inflict Wounds allows you to make a melee spell attack not a melee weapon attack. As such, unless otherwise stated in the ...


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You are incorrect that the rules do not limit the move. Your cleric should only be able to ask for Divine Guidance when they fulfill the precepts of their religion. The description for the move Divine Guidance states: When you petition your deity according to the precept of your religion... There are four precepts listed in the Dungeon World rules; ...


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Raise Dead is a 5th level cleric spell which you'll probably want to raise the townsfolk after you put 'em down the first time. Make sure you preface castings with Purify Food and Drink (an orison) Remove Disease, as @AceCalhoon notes, is the correct spell for easily fixing this at any stage of development pre-death. Restoration Domain gets it as a level ...


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The Favored Soul sorcerous origin from the Unearthed Arcana articles, using the life domain, is likely the closest you can get using official or current playtest material from wizards of the coast. It's a sorcerer, so little to no armor, full spellcasting, etc, that has access to the domain spells of the life cleric, which is mostly healing and buffs.


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The Constrict ability happens as soon as the yuan-ti hits, and the cleric is grappled by the yuan-ti. Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 13). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the yuan-ti can’t constrict another ...


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Since this is a bit of a wall of text, the upfront answers to this question are "you can worship two gods, but only get power from one outside of a couple specific circumstances" and "blackguards of Luthic are a-okay." Moving on, though: Worship of Two Gods: Maybe There are a couple important rules regarding this question scattered about in various books. ...


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To start with, your familiar can't use Shocking Grasp. Find Familiar says: Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your familiar must be within 100 feet of you, and it must use its reaction to deliver the spell when you cast it. So you use Shocking Grasp, and your ...


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When you use Wrath of the Storm with Thunderbolt Strike, the creature that attacked you is pushed back immediately. From the section on reactions: If the reaction interrupts another creature’s turn, that creature can continue its turn right after the reaction. The creature doesn't get to finish its turn, then get hit by your reaction - your ...


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You may only have one spell-granting god (with the exception of gods are are actually a bunch of dudes, like the Sovereign Host in Eberron). Page 32, PHB: Deity, Domains, and Domain Spells: Choose a deity for your cleric. Sample deities are listed on Table 3–7: Deities and described on page 106–108. The cleric’s deity influences his alignment, what ...


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If the cleric were truly repentant and devout, he would arrange for a resurrection, and immediately destroy himself. However, let's say he was on his way to do just that. I know of no RAW reason that, say, a True Neutral vampire cleric could not receive spells from Pelor - Libris Mortis, the Monster Manual, and Complete Divine don't say anything about the ...


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They have to buy it like everyone else. They only gain proficiency with it and gain no other benefit.



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