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Questions tagged [cleric]

Identifies a deity-bound caster, a playable class. Clerics will have different restrictions and allowances based on their deity.

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How does the Spiritual Weapon spell work?

I am a 5th level cleric in D&D and I am a little unsure about how to use spiritual weapon, which is cast with a bonus action. The spell says that you create a weapon and then you can attack. ...
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Is a cleric of the Trickery Domain a viable healer in the long run?

I'm playing my first D&D campaign. When I created my cleric, I didn't understand that clerics' divine domains had gameplay effects. My cleric is level 3, with a Wisdom score of 19, and I chose ...
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How can I handle a mechanical justification for clerical magic in a world where gods are uncertain?

I'm making a Fudge campaign in a world where the existence of the gods is neither proven, nor disproven. I'd like to have multiple religions, many of which may be scams, but also may be not. What ...
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How do clerics determine their own known spells?

In Dungeon Crawl Classics, the known spells for wizards and elves are for the most part randomly generated for each character. How do clerics determine their own known spells? An ideal answer would ...
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Can a forge cleric use Artisan's Blessing to make diamond rings?

Our forge cleric wanted to manufacture diamond rings and use the diamonds later for raise dead and similar spells. Artisan's Blessing states that the end product must include some kind of metal. The ...
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Land Druid/Cleric Multiclass interaction with spells

I have a Cleric 1/Druid X character and I want to make sure I'm using the multiclass rules for their spells correctly. As I've been leveling up, I've been preparing higher level cleric spells, even ...
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How can a Forge Cleric obtain proficiency with swords at first level?

I am about to start a campaign of D&D 5th edition. I have a character in mind, a blacksmith with a thing for swords, who became a cleric worshiping a sword god. Mechanically this translates to a ...
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Do prestige class levels count for a Cleric Aura?

At 1st level, a Cleric and a Paladin gain an Aura which can be detected via the relevant Detect [Alignment] spell. Looking at a variety of Prestige Classes advancing Divine spellcasting, however, I ...
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When do clerics gain the ability to learn 4th-level spells or higher? How does spell level increase?

I am new at being a spell caster. I am a 6th-level cleric and I know 1st-3rd level spells. When do I learn higher spells? Does spell level increase when my character level increases?
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Can a cleric wield a shield and spear?

I'm looking for a way to get out of the typical classic "warhammer/shield cleric" and just want to swap it with spear/shield. What I mean is a spear in my right hand and shield in the left, pretty ...
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What happens if a cleric chooses a duplicate skill for their class and domain?

I have a player who has chosen to be a Knowledge Cleric. For class skills, she chose proficiency in History and Insight. For additional domain skills, she chose proficiency plus expertise in ...
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Is using an Orison (cleric) considered to be a free action?

I am new to Pathfinders. Is using an Orison a free action, or does it count as a standard action?
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Does the Tempest cleric's Thunderbolt Strike feature still work if the target is immune to lightning damage?

Tempest Domain clerics (PHB, p. 62) get the Thunderbolt Strike feature at 6th level: At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10 feet ...
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What is the correct spell attack bonus for a cleric casting Guiding Bolt?

For a Cleric with Wisdom 16 and Proficiency Bonus 2, if they cast Guiding Bolt, shouldn’t they get an Attack of +5? From PHB p.58 (Spellcasting Ability). In Roll20 it seems to only give the Attack as ...
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Can Undead destroyed with the Sun Domain come back

The Sun Domain grants a Cleric that chooses it the following power: Granted Power: Once per day, you can perform a greater turning against undead in place of a regular turning. The greater turning ...
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Does the grave cleric Circle of Mortality feature cause a twinned healing spell to heal the maximum amount to a second target who is not at 0 HP?

One PC is a multiclassed grave cleric/sorcerer. They cast a healing spell on a PC that has 0 health, and use the Twinned Spell metamagic option to target another PC with the spell as well. Would the ...
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Cleric/wizard or Cleric/fighter? Rolled decent stats so IDK [closed]

So I have a choice between rolled stats. 18,16,15,12,11,10 -- 14,13,13,13,13,13 I am definitely interested in doing a cleric and it seems best to do a hill dwarf. At first, I was thinking of doing ...
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Are there examples of priests/clerics having water creation abilities that predate D&D? [closed]

As far as I know, many D&D spells were inspired by popular fantasy tropes, like priests' blessings and healing hands or wizards' fireballs and lightnings. However, the Create Water spell seems to ...
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Can Invoke Duplicity's illusion (the Trickery cleric's Channel Divinity) reach spaces the cleric could not?

The Trickery Domain cleric (PHB p. 62-63) gains the Invoke Duplicity ability as a Channel Divinity option at 2nd level: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to create an ...
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How does Cleric Healing Domain Granted Power cast healing spells at +1 caster level work?

Raw newbie, struggling to understand rules... What does "cast healing spells at +1 caster level" mean, exactly? In the Jozan example on page 32, he is a 1st-level cleric who chooses Healing as one ...
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Do Grave Domain clerics get the additional Spare the Dying benefits if they already know the spell?

The Grave Domain Cleric learns the spare the dying cantrip at level 1 via the class feature Circle of Mortality, which also gives them extra benefits relating to it. Part of the description of the ...
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How do an Undead Lord Cleric’s two 50% healing bonuses combine?

I'm currently playing an Undead Lord (a Cleric archetype) with the variant Undeath Channeling. Undeath Channeling enhances the healing of channel negative energy by 50%. At level 8, the Undead Lord ...
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Can a cleric turn undead repeatedly?

So it's first edition AD&D. You turn undead. You then attack the undead (they're cornered and can't retreat). I understand they can attack now, the turning being broken. Here is the question: ...
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Why is the cleric class declared to be unpopular in a published game document? [closed]

In the Player's Handbook 2 it says: The divine spellcaster is the element most commonly missing from a party. Many players prefer to go for the spotlight with a fighter or wizard... This seems ...
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How does Life Transference work with Supreme Healing from Life Domain?

So the Life Transference spell in 5e does the following: You take 4d8 necrotic damage, and one creature you choose and can see regains hit points equal to twice the damage you take. I have a ...
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How many times per rest cycle can a cleric cast their domain spells? And at what level are they cast? [duplicate]

The description for Domain Spells is vague. Once a cleric gains access to a domain, can they cast the domain spells as often as they wish (like a cantrip) or only a certain number of times per rest ...
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Readied actions vs spells

If a kineticst were to ready an action to use Kinetic Cover when an opponent acts aggressively towards him, how would that interact with a Cleric casting Blindness/Deafness on the kineticist? ...
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Can a Ranger who took God Amidst The Wastes take advanced Cleric moves?

By the direct reading of the move it would seem that it's limited only to commune and cast a spell moves, but I am not completely sure.
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Does the life cleric's Disciple of Life apply to revivify?

I have just helped a fellow 5e player set up their life domain cleric. However, we are both unsure whether the Disciple of Life feature should apply to them casting revivify, which they are able to ...
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Can clerics apply metamagic feats to domain slot spells?

Are clerics allowed to apply metamagic feats to domain spells? Say I want to empower a 3rd level spell and put it into my 5th level slot, is that allowed?
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What does the Necklace of Prayer Beads's 25% increase actually do?

The Dungeon Master's Guide for AD&D describes the necklace of prayer beads as making the wearer "25% more likely to successfully petition his or her deity to grant desired spells" (151). Twenty-...
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Is there any way for a cleric to get spontaneous conversion for both cure and inflict?

I want to make a cleric who has the ability to spontaneously convert their prepared spells into cure or inflict, not just one of the sides. I am not having any luck in finding anything however. I ...
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Casting Shillelagh while holding weapon and shield

I'm playing a lv4 Cleric who uses a quarterstaff and a shield. If I choose Magic Initiate as my lv4 feat and pick the Shillelagh cantrip, will I be able to cast it on my weapon without having to free ...
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What kind of control does Master of Nature give?

The Master of Nature feature for nature domain clerics lets you command creatures charmed by Charm Animals and Plants. How specific is this command? Is it like taking control via the "total and ...
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How does Radiance of the Dawn interact with Darkness

Radiance of the Dawn is a cleric feature that dispels magical darkness in a range. The darkness spell consists of magical darkness spreading from a point. If the center point is not within the range ...
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Can I choose a temporary proficiency for Expertise?

I am a multiclassed bard 2/cleric 2 with the Knowledge Domain. I use my Knowledge of the Ages Channel Divinity moments before leveling up and within the 10 minutes reach level 5 and choose to advance ...
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Can you destroy a powerful creature with True Polymorph, Turning, and Destroy Undead?

As an Arcana Domain cleric, I cast true polymorph on a powerful enemy creature (say a Kraken), its statistics change to match a lower CR creature; I choose an undead (say a Skeleton). If I then use ...
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Does Primal Savagery claw attack qualify as a weapon attack for Divine Strike?

An 8th level War Cleric takes Magic Initiate to access the Druid cantrip Primal Savagery (XGE p164). The War Domain feature Divine Strike (PHB p63) grants the ability to to add 1d8 of damage to a ...
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Cleric Domain Granted Powers

What are granted power in clerics' domain? For example out of the core rulebook for travel: Granted Powers: You are an explorer and find enlightenment in the simple joy of travel, be it by foot ...
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How far does a Lore Wizard/Tempest Cleric's lightning-damage Magic Missiles push the target back?

Per the Tempest cleric's Thunderbolt Strike ability (PHB, page 62), lightning damage can push some targets back: At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you ...
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Would a cleric's domain ever preclude them from casting a general cleric spell?

First time player playing as a tempest cleric. As I understand the rules, a cleric of any domain has access to all the general cleric spells (i.e. not the ones that are only accessible to certain ...
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Can War Priest and Precision Attack both be used on the same attack?

I am playing a level 4 character: Cleric, War Domain (1) and Fighter Battle Master (3). The War Domain's War Priest feature is described as follows: From 1st level, your god delivers bolts of ...
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War God's Blessing: Can the cleric personally use it?

At 6th level, when a creature within 30 feet of you makes an attack roll, you can use your reaction to grant that creature a +10 bonus to the roll, using your Channel Divinity. You make this choice ...
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Can a first level Cleric utilize the feat Versatile Channeling?

My level 1 lawful neutral cleric picked Negative Energy Channeling. His level 1 feat is Versatile Channeling, which allows characters to channel the opposite energy at two levels weaker. Can he use ...
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What is an appropriate offering for a god of storms?

I am playing a level 7 Tempest Cleric that just got access to the Divination spell. From the Material requirements for the Divination spell: Incense and a sacrificial offering appropriate to your ...
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When does a target know it's under the effects of a charm/enchantment spell?

In 5th Edition which spells, like 'Suggestion' are not noticable (and which are) by the target (and/or nearby onlookers), and are there differences if a target fails or succeeds a save roll? I noticed ...
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Which spells should I write down on my character sheet?

Under my spells list on my character sheet, there are many lines, and some have a selection of 'prepared' beside them. Am I able to write all of my spells down there, or is there only a certain amount ...
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Do class spells take up spell slots?

So I'm fairly new and ended up being the Cleric in my also fairly new group. I haven't played a caster before and the book says that at level 1 I have Bless and Cure Wounds. Do I need to assign these ...
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Can I cast spells that require concentration through “Invoke Duplicity” [duplicate]

Can I use the clone from "Invoke Duplicity" to cast a concentration spell, since the clone requires concentration itself? For example, could I use the clone to cast invisibility on one of my allies ...
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What does “Hit by X+” mean in cleric's Turn Undead spell?

The text of the cleric's Turn Undead spell states what the spell does when the attack roll hits versus MD in several different ways: when it simply "Hits," when it "Hits by 4+," when it "Hits by 8+," ...