I am wondering just how many different spells a cleric has access to.

Since they do not need to learn spells and can cast them all, I want to know how many different 3e and 3.5e cleric spells were published in the myriad different official WOTC approved sources.

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    \$\begingroup\$ This question is likely being downvoted because it seems like you’re just outsourcing a counting exercise. \$\endgroup\$ – Thomas Markov Sep 10 '20 at 22:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ThomasMarkov Downvoters aren’t giving 3rd Edition enough credit, if that’s the case. Finding everything you need to count, and eliminating duplicates, makes this an extremely difficult question requiring a ton of expertise. In fact, I doubt it’s actually possible. Totally reasonable to ask if there are any experts who have or would be willing to figure this out. (I’m not, and like I said, I doubt anyone is ready, willing, and able on this, but that doesn’t make it a bad question.) \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Sep 10 '20 at 23:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to RPG.SE! Please take the tour and check out the help center page. For your question, do you just mean spells that show up on the cleric list? There are some cleric domains that grant off-list spells, and there are other, more creative ways for a cleric to get spells. Please edit your question to clarify. Thanks, and happy gaming! \$\endgroup\$ – Joel Harmon Sep 11 '20 at 1:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is an estimate okay or is an exact number needed? By Wizards of the Coast-approved do you mean Wizards of the Coast-published treeware only; that plus magazines and electronic publications; that and that plus officially licensed material; or some other combination? Finally, why is this information desired? No game element, so far as I am aware, references the number of spells on a class's spell lists, for instance. If it's idle curiosity, that's kind of okay, but the site prefers to solve actual problems or future-proof against potential ones. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Sep 11 '20 at 5:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ You need to define what sources you want to count. This is much more doable if you leave out Dragon magazie, for example. But what does "WotC approved" mean to you? (e.g. Dragonlance? Kalimdor?) \$\endgroup\$ – fectin Sep 11 '20 at 13:02