Does the Cleric get their gods favoured weapon for free, or do they have to buy it when creating the character just like everyone else?
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.
- The weapon summoned by a Spiritual Weapon spell takes the shape, critical threat and critical multiplier of the gods favoured weapon.
The weapon takes the shape of a weapon favored by your deity or a weapon with some spiritual significance or symbolism to you (see below) and has the same threat range and critical multipliers as a real weapon of its form.
It grants no other benifits (if I'm missing nothing).
This means, you don't get the weapon for free and the weapon you buy is a normal weapon of its kind.