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 character! There seem to be paradoxical elements to being a War Cleric:
- As a Cleric I would have thought that piety and an overwhelming urge to do right would define my character's behaviour.
- A Cleric who worships a War God would probably not be the typical do-gooder of my first thought.
Additionally, pious and driven to do the right thing seems too close to how a Paladin should be played, so maybe that's not right for a Cleric anyway.
I understand that the game is what I make of it but I could use some help resolving my somewhat paradoxical understanding of what a War Cleric should do in most situations we encounter, especially as I'm the “tank”.