Questions tagged [cleric]

For questions about the cleric, a playable deity-bound caster class in a number of RPGs. Clerics may have different restrictions and allowances based on their deity, though these often vary by RPG and edition.

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Which of these two feats best supports my Cleric / Druid multiclass character? [on hold]

I have a character that I have created with DnDBeyond. The Character is currently a level 3 circle of the moon Druid and Level 1 disciple of life Cleric. I'm our party's healer so I have tried to ...
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If a cleric takes the Ritual Caster feat and picks the wizard list, are they able to scribe rituals that are on both classes' spell lists?

I am playing a cleric. I would like to take the Ritual Caster feat at level 4 to access some wizard spells for utility. Can my cleric spend the material cost to add rituals shared by both classes (...
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If an Order cleric targets a character at 0 HP with Healing Word and uses Voice of Authority, can the character make the reaction attack?

If an Order Domain cleric targets a character at 0 HP with healing word and uses the Voice of Authority feature, can the targeted character make the reaction attack? I'm asking on behalf of a player. ...
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Can I attack with the Spiritual Weapon spell as an action, and how do I determine the target?

The description of the Spiritual Weapon spell says: ... When you cast the spell, you can make a melee spell attack against a creature within 5 feet of the weapon. ... Does it mean I can attack ...
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How can I add cleric domains for 5e in PCGen?

I'm trying to figure out how to alter the code in PCGen to allow me to add more cleric domains and deities. At the moment the only available domain is the Life Domain. Does anyone out there have any ...
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Would the Life cleric's Disciple of Life feature supercharge the Regenerate spell?

Reading through the cleric spell list, it occurred to me that if the Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature works on the regenerate spell, you would regain 10 hp instead of 1. Is this valid?
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What is a metal, for the purpose of a Forge cleric's Artisan's Blessing ability?

The Forge Domain cleric gets the Channel Divinity option Artisan's Blessing at 2nd level (XGtE, p. 19; emphasis mine): You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must ...
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What type of spellcasting bonus do I use as a multiclassed bard/cleric? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to D&D, and I'm going to multiclass for the first time - Bard/Cleric, to be specific. What kind of spellcasting bonus do I use for spells like Healing Word which is bard and cleric?...
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How would you create a shaman by multi-classing druid and cleric? [closed]

So I am planning on playing a shaman like character, slight WoW-inspiration. I was thinking a dwarf stone focused shaman, using spells such as stoneskin, conjure elemental and generally just hitting ...
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Does Disciple of Life and Blessed Healer's wording “spell's level” refer to the slot level or not? [duplicate]

Regarding the following Cleric Life Domain abilities: Disciple of Life Whenever you use a spell of 1st level or higher to restore hit points to a creature, the creature regains additional hit ...
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What will Detect Magic detect on a weapon touched by a Forge Cleric with Blessing of the Forge?

When Blessing of the Forge is used on an object it becomes magical. What school of magic would this be? If a PC/NPC were to use Detect Magic, what would they learn? Would they know it would only ...
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3-level cleric dip as a Wizard [closed]

I am currently playing a level 9 divination wizard in a campaign and I am focusing on battlefield control. I am the only player in my group that values crowd control, and that's why I am focusing on ...
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Do the War Domain cleric's War Priest feature and Two-Weapon Fighting's second attack both use a bonus action?

One of my players is a War Domain cleric and dual-wields weapons. He's been making three attacks: the Attack action bonus-action for the other hand, from Two-Weapon Fighting, and use one of his "War ...
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What are good multiclass options for a 6th-level cleric wanting to help in the front line? [closed]

Last session my group and I reached 6th level. As a cleric of the Life Domain, I got access to all the class features that I wanted out of being a cleric. Now I seek to branch out to being more ...
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Can the Grave cleric's Sentinel at Death's Door feature turn a critical hit into a miss, while adamantine armor does not?

I have asked a question before about this Grave Cleric feature in the past, and was inclined to believe that you are able to turn critical hits into misses by way of the feature, but upon looking into ...
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How many metal items can a Forge cleric lay out in a single Artisan's Blessing?

The Forge Domain cleric gets the Artisan's Blessing Channel Divinity option at 2nd level (XGtE, p. 19): Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to create simple items. You ...
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Is negative energy inherently evil?

It has been established that using spells with the [evil] descriptor are evil acts (duh), and raising/using undead is evil (understandable). My question is, does using negative energy in any form ...
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How to gain additional turning pools?

I've seen a lot of chatter about gaining alternate turning pools as a way of powering Divine Metamagic, but I have been unable to find any indication what turning pools are available and how to gain ...
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Tempest Cleric, if you attack hit with Booming Blade and Divine Strike, can you channel divinity to roll a max on both damage rolls? [closed]

The Tempest Domain's channel divinity says When you roll lightning or thunder damage, you can use your Channel Divinity to deal maximum damage, instead of rolling. but doesn't specify that you ...
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Will the paladin's Cleansing Touch or the Arcana cleric's Spell Breaker feature end the Feeblemind spell?

The Feeblemind spell provides a list of things that can end the spell, but it may or may not be exhaustive. Can the effects of the spell be ended by the Paladin's Cleansing Touch feature or the ...
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Is the war cleric's divine strike considered non-magical damage? [duplicate]

Other domains give damage types that are not commonly resisted. Stat blocks list fire, cold, and other resistances separately from the "bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical ...
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How does a Death Domain cleric's Touch of Death feature work with Touch-range spells delivered by familiars?

My player is playing a Death Domain cleric. They have the Channel Divinity option Touch of Death (DMG, p. 97), which deals extra necrotic damage on a hit with a melee attack. They also have the find ...
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Would a Trickery Domain cleric's illusion from Invoke Duplicity allow an allied rogue to Sneak Attack?

The Trickery Domain Cleric gets access to Invoke Duplicity at 2nd level, which states: As an action, you create a perfect illusion of yourself that lasts for 1 minute, or until you lose your ...
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Does Unearthed Arcana render Favored Souls redundant?

In Unearthed Arcana, there is a set of optional rules for Spontaneous Divine Casters. Under the assumption that these rules are used and that any Favored Soul fluff is ignored, is there any mechanical ...
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Instantaneous multiple hit cleric spells

Now that I know how an instantaneous spell can allow multiple attacks, I want some for a future Sacred First. Unfortunately I could only find Chill Touch and Parching Touch as domain spells, so ...
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How can a jailer prevent the Forge Cleric's Artisan's Blessing from being used?

I'm currently DMing a game where one of the players is playing as a Forge Cleric. As part of the story and due to some of their actions, the party is likely going to be put in jail next session. I'm ...
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Do you need a free hand to present your holy symbol?

When channeling energy, it says that you must present your holy symbol. But does this take a free hand? Do I have to put down a weapon/shield if both hands are holding something? A cleric must be ...
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What effects would invisible or illusioned holy symbols have on casting for a cleric?

If a cleric decided to have their holy symbol invisible would it affect any of the uses of it? Such as the ability to channel, casting spells with divine focus, and possibly preparing spells (this one ...
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Where does the bonus feat in the cleric starting package come from?

I am creating a human cleric. While doing so, I noticed that in the starting package for cleric (PHB I, p. 33), there is a "Bonus feat": Feat: Scribe Scroll. Bonus Feat: Alertness. Deity/...
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Does my Trickery cleric's duplicate provoke opportunity attacks?

My Tymora Cleric used her Invoke Duplicity feature and is now in melee combat with an enemy. The duplicate is also within 5 feet of the enemy, distracted him and granting advantage to my attacks. ...
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Is it okay for a cleric of life to use spells like Animate Dead and/or Contagion?

I'm a returning player that's new to D&D 5th edition, but I have played AD&D and 3.5e. I've read the core material for 5th. I'm wondering if it's against the class / sub-class make up to use ...
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Can Sentinel at Death's Door and Cutting Words combine to make a critical hit miss?

We already know from Sage Advice and other answers to other questions that by RAI, (and I guess RAW too), Cutting Words (and Bane) don't work on critical hits, though in the case of Cutting Words they ...
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How can I encourage (and help) players to play, and roleplay, clerics?

Every time my group starts a new campaign or adventure with new characters, the caveat is that they must try and play something new and different. None of them have played a cleric, ever. The ...
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Can a Trickery Domain cleric cast a spell through the Invoke Duplicity clone while inside a Forcecage?

The Trickery Domain cleric gains the Channel Divinity feature Invoke Duplicity: As an action, you create a perfect illusion of yourself that lasts for 1 minute, or until you lose your concentration ...
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How many proficiencies and languages does a noble half-elf Knowledge Domain cleric start with?

I'm starting a new character sheet for a noble half-elf cleric (Knowledge Domain), and I'm just wondering about proficiencies and languages. How many things would I be proficient in, and how many ...
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As a Good Basic Fantasy Cleric, can I cast reverse spells?

In Basic Fantasy, I am a good cleric. I'm just wondering if I can still cast reverse spells. For example, I know I can cast the spell "Bless", but can I also cast "Bane"?
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How can a low-level cleric with alternate turning turn high-HD creatures?

A typical level 1 cleric—whether that's the cleric's character level or class level—can only turn or rebuke an undead creature that possesses a maximum of 5 Hit Dice. This number of Hit Dice can be ...
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How does Artisan's Blessing handle rusted and mistreated weapons?

My group and I are all brand new. We've just made it through several fight against goblins and hobgoblins and recovered a few rusty short swords, a few rusty daggers and a knackered spear. I'm playing ...
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How does a cleric gain new spells? [duplicate]

Looking in the phb it is not clear how a cleric gains spells. A wizard, for instance, can pick up 2 new spells per level increase and may find others that can be copied into a spell book. The phb ...
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Restorative Touch vs Slow

The Restoration subdomain of the cleric's Healing domain grants a supernatural ability called Restorative Touch: You can touch a creature, letting the healing power of your deity flow through you ...
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What are the balance implications of allowing Forge Clerics to gradually create items worth over 100gp with multiple uses of Artisan's Blessing?

I am currently DM'ing a campaign, in which one of the PCs is a Forge Cleric. Artisan's Blessing lets Forge Clerics conduct a ritual to craft non-magical items worth no more than 100gp. Raw materials ...
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Can the Arcana cleric's Spell Breaker feature affect multiple people targeted by a mass-healing spell?

Arcana Domain clerics gain the Spell Breaker feature at 6th level. The description (SCAG, p. 126) says: Starting at 6th level, when you restore hit points to an ally with a spell of 1st level or ...
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What is so great about Anyspell?

I have seen it rated gold in many guides, but no reasoning was provided. Sure, you can cast Invisibility or Glitterdust now, but it is once per day, using a 3rd level slot, and you need to have ...
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If a Knowledge cleric uses an action to end Read Thoughts' effect early and cast Suggestion, does Suggestion fail if target is more than 30 feet away?

A cleric of the Knowledge Domain who has reached level 6 has access to Channel Divinity: Read Thoughts: At 6th level, you can use your Channel Divinity to read a creature's thoughts. You can then ...
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Can a cleric of life use necromancy? [closed]

Necromancy is a spell that uses negative energy. Spells learned by clerics of life use positive energy (and there is a exclusive spell from clerics that is from the necromancy school). So, would a ...
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Is this homebrew pacifistic Life cleric variant balanced compared to official Life clerics?

I have a player who is playing a complete pacifist cleric (please, no comments about how that's a terrible awful horrible idea that ruins D&D; I know it's unpopular, but I find it to be a fun ...
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Does the feat “Channel Ray” allow you to crit with Channel Energy?

The Feat Channel Ray allows you to make channel Energy as a Ray attack. This of course means that there is an attack roll involved in resolving the attack. You must succeed at a ranged touch attack ...
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Is it possible to pose as a cleric of a different god?

Normally for most abilities and spells a cleric must brandish his holy symbol. The symbol itself is intrinsicantly linked to the god he prays to. Now though in some cases the cleric doesn't want ...
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Spellcasting services profit for a PC with healing spells on different caster levels

One of my player is playing a Healer (a class similar to cleric, but based mainly on healing spells from Miniatures Handbook) and he would like to run a business selling spellcasting services. He ...
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Is an 8th level and above cleric with the death domain harmed by channeled positive energy?

At level 8 a cleric with the death domain gains the following feature: Death’s Embrace (Ex): At 8th level, you heal damage instead of taking damage from channeled negative energy. If the ...