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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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

Each god has an agenda. This is propagated to the clerics, in the sense that if a cleric follows a certain god, (s)he does so because the god's agenda reflects the mindset of the cleric. Thus, a god's ...
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What combination of Cleric & Rogue (and what cleric options) will most increase my Damage as an 11th Level Assassin?

This campaign will go to lvl 20. For roleplay reasons I am multiclassing into a cleric (of Sarenrae). My DM has restricted me to the domains of light, life, peace, and beauty domain. What combination ...
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Can you use Ceremony and Revivify to give your entire adventuring party a +2 AC bonus which lasts indefinitely?

A cleric conducts a group marriage with a Ceremony spell so that a party of four humanoids all become spouses with each other. Everyone gets a +2 AC bonus while within 30 feet of each other. "...
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If a Twilight cleric uses the Steps of Night feature to fly up, do the areas of Twilight Sanctuary and the Spirit Guardians spell stay on the ground?

Say a Twilight Domain cleric has Channel Divinity: Twilight Sanctuary and the spirit guardians spell in effect. The cleric then uses the Steps of Night feature to fly up 15-30 feet. Does the Twilight ...
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Protective Bond + Otiluke’s Resilient Sphere combo, how to rule?

Can anyone explain to me how the combo is going to work? Peace Cleric uses its Protective Bond. Cleric protects himself with sphere. Cleric uses its reaction to protect an ally and get all damage. ...
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Is the reaction attack from Voice of Authority still limited by the weapon's range?

In a game with my friends, we were in combat and our Cleric used Voice of Authority to have our Fighter/Barb attack an enemy over 30ft away with a melee weapon. Thinking that the line of sight from ...
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Is there a way to prevent a Forge Cleric from using Divine Intervention to escape from custody?

I'm going to start a D&D 5e campaign, and one of my players wanted the father of her character to be a legendary (or at least really exceptional) dwarven blacksmith having a link with Moradin. She ...
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Does the Evangalist prestige class affect class-level-dependent effects, especially cleric domains?

The Evangelist prestige class's 2nd level ability, Aligned Class, is: At 2nd level, the evangelist must choose a class she belonged to before adding the prestige class to be her aligned class. She ...
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Twilight Sanctuary and Enslave

So one of my party has been enslaved by an Aboleth, however the party has a Twilight Domain Cleric which comes with Twilight Sanctuary You can use your Channel Divinity to refresh your allies with ...
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If my cleric takes the Ritual Caster feat (choosing the cleric list), can I copy all known ritual spells into my ritual book to cast them at any time?

I would like to have access to my class’s ritual spells all the time without having them prepared. I might be about to justify taking the Ritual Caster feat if I can make it do what I want it to. If I ...
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When Peace Domain's Emboldening Bond feature specifies a number of creatures equal to your proficiency bonus, can you choose fewer than that number? [duplicate]

In the Peace Domain subclass found in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, the cleric gains the 1st level feature Emboldening Bond which states, in part: As an action, you choose a number of willing ...
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How often do I need to hand out spell scrolls as the DM in order to balance the Wizard's spell list with the Cleric's?

I'm running a campaign for a party that includes two casters: one Necromancy Wizard, and one Cleric. The party hit level 5 last session, and while the Wizard was consulting with me about what new ...
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How can I filter out spells that use attack roll on D&D Beyond?

I play a Cleric and plan to take the Elven Accuracy feat. Thus, my spells that use attack rolls would be greatly improved. But how do I find them? Is setting the Attack Type in the advanced filter the ...
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If a cleric has the Gift of the Metallic Dragon feat, can they cast the Cure Wounds spell without preparing it?

The description of the Gift of the Metallic Dragon feat provided in the Fizban's Treasury of Dragons sourcebook states, in part (my emphasis): Draconic Healing. You learn the cure wounds spell. You ...
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Blessed Strike triggered by Word of Radiance

I've seen a few questions regarding Blessed Strikes with various features like second attack or eldritch blast, all of which said Blessed Strikes only affected a single creature because they were ...
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Augury to detect cursed items

Could you use Augury to detect a cursed item by asking "Am I safe to attune this item?" The GM would have to say either "weal and Woe" if the item is both beneficial and cursed or ...
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Turning checks and desecrate spell

My 3rd-level cleric attempted to turn skeletons in a room with an evil altar and a desecrate spell. I rolled a 12 + 2 for Charisma, for a total of 14. On the Turning Undead table, this gives you up to ...
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Would a Ring of Wizardry combined with the Alternative Spell Source Feat allow a Diving Caster to increase prepared spells?

A Ring of Wizardry allows the wearer to double the number of Arcane spell slots per day for the appropriate level. Alternative Spell Source (Dragon #325) allows characters with this Feat to prepare ...
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What happens when a Twilight Cleric uses Steps of Night to fly into a brightly lit area?

The Twilight Domain Cleric's sixth level ability "Steps of Night" reads as follows: You can draw on the mystical power of night to rise into the air. As a bonus action when you are in dim ...
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Double Spirit Shroud with Death Domain

The ability from the Death Domain Cleric is Improved Reaper: Starting at 17th level, when you cast a necromancy spell of 1st through 5th level that targets only one creature, the spell can instead ...
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Do spells cast using the Cleric's ACF Spontaneous Domain Casting qualify as casting a domain spell?

Premise This is a viability check for a cleric I am making with plans to move into the Radiant Servant of Pelor PrC. I'm trying to maximize the utility of a class feature and believe I found a non ...
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How often per day can Channeled Succor be used?

Channeled Succor is a Cleric feat that allows you to cast one of a number of spells instead of one prepared Heal spell. You can remove conditions with divine grace. You can sacrifice one heal spell ...
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How does Protection Devotion (good cleric) affect Protection Devotion (evil cleric)?

I am running a campaign with clerics, wizards and shadowcasters. One of the heroes, Cleric (good) has the Protection Devotion feat . I intend to field a Cleric (Evil)aganist BG who will use Protection ...
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If an enemy hits a duplicate from the Mirror Image spell, does it trigger the Tempest cleric's Wrath of the Storm feature?

I'm playing D&D 5th edition. My character is a multiclassed Tempest cleric level 2/Sorcerer level 9. If an enemy hits one of the duplicates from a Mirror Image spell cast by me, does it trigger ...
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Is this homebrewed "Curse Domain" cleric subclass balanced?

I've made this subclass for fun, and I wanted to make sure it was balanced without being too weak or too strong. I'm not too experienced with homebrewing subclasses, I took inspiration of some ...
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Can the Death Domain Cleric’s Reaper feature make an otherwise eligible cantrip ineligible for Twinned Spell Metamagic?

If a character had levels in both Sorcerer and Cleric, and had the Twinned Spell Metamagic ability and the Death domain Reaper ability, would they be able to use twinned spell if one of their intended ...
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Does Blessed Strikes count as a magical effect?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything on page 31 the Optional Class Feature "Blessed Strikes" for Clerics is explained: 8th-level cleric feature, which replaces the Divine Strike or Potent ...
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How to improve passive character builds? [closed]

How can characters (D&D 5e) which have powerful passive/static abilities be improved to be more fun and dynamic during game play? Consider an 8th-level Dwarven Forge Cleric with: AC 24 Fire/...
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Can the Grave Domain Cleric's "Sentinel at deaths door" cancel the autocrit from hitting an unconscious person?

The Grave Domain Cleric's Sentinel at Death's Door class feature has the following wording: At 6th level, you gain the ability to impede death’s progress. As a reaction when you or an ally that you ...
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Can a Maurezhi raise an undead hit by a cleric's Destroy Undead?

The Maurezhi has: Raise Ghoul (Recharge 5–6). The maurezhi targets one dead ghoul or ghast it can see within 30 feet of it. The target is revived with all its hit points. A cleric has: Destroy ...
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Can a character that has multiclassed as a War Domain Cleric and Blade Pact Warlock attack 3 times in a round?

In DnD 5e a 1st level a War Domain cleric gets "bolts of inspiration" that allow an extra attack as a bonus action. This ability can only be used a limited number of times per long rest. At ...
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Can a trickery cleric's illusory duplicate make opportunity attacks if the cleric has the War Caster feat?

The cleric's Trickery Domain subclass has the Channel Divinity feature "Invoke Duplicity" which creates an illusory duplicate of the cleric and provides the following abilities: For the ...
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If spiritual weapon allowed you to use spells with it would it be broken? Yes, but if I put this limit on it would it still be?

I am toiling with a spiritual weapon-based subclass homebrew idea. In the base game, the way you would use spiritual weapon would be alongside a cantrip or weapon attack. This is because you can't use ...
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Does Voice of Authority work with harmful spell? [duplicate]

Voice of Authority from Order Domain cleric states that If you cast a spell with a spell slot of 1st level or higher and target an ally with the spell, that ally can use their reaction immediately ...
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Redundant bonus spells for cleric peace domain

At first level, peace clerics gain heroism and sanctuary. But don't all clerics already have access to all cleric spells (at the appropriate levels), which includes sanctuary? Only wizards, warlock, ...
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Is it possible to Gate from the ethereal plane back to the material plane?

Spell combo Viability check Step one: Cast Etherealness (Assumingly, from the material plane) https://roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Etherealness#content Step Two: Cast Gate, and return to the material ...
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Giving NPC Priests Turn Undead

Last night the party was adventuring in Curse of Strahd. In the previous session they had acquired the module-specific magic item and given it to an NPC accompanying them, In last night's session ...
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Can you foresee any balance issue with a Stars Druid using the Cleric spell list instead of the Druid's?

I have a homebrew campaign where tinkering with class mechanics is encouraged to suit your character, I just want to make sure it isn't horribly unbalanced. I have an idea for a divination/stars/...
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How does the timing of Order Domain's Voice of Authority work?

The Order Domain cleric from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything has the Voice of Authority feature. Part of that feature states: If you cast a spell with a spell slot of 1st level or higher and target an ...
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Can Dungeon World's sanctify make salt water drinkable?

The description of Sanctify is, Food and water you hold in your hands while you cast this spell is consecrated by your deity. In addition to now being holy or unholy, the affected substance is ...
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How does anyone ever die with a Cleric

I'm relatively new to the game and DMing a group who are all also new to the game, so maybe this is something obvious that we just don't know. Last session the party was beset upon by a group of ...
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Can you know the damage before teleporting with Cleric Peace Domain Lvl6 Protective Bond?

At level 6 when you get the ability to teleport to other bonded creatures to take their incoming damage do you get to know the damage value before you teleport? For instance Player 1 is bonded to ...
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Can a cleric "multi class" between domains? [duplicate]

I have a player asking me if there is a mechanic that would allow them to take on a second domain, much in the same way a player can multi class. My gut here is no and I am contemplating instead ...
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How to deal lightning damage with a tempest domain cleric?

Tempest domain clerics get the following feature at 6th level: Thunderous Strike. At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10 feet away ...
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Does a UA Dhampir Cleric Turn Itself? What does that look like?

Dhampir have two types tags in the new Unearth Arcana, they are both humanoid and undead. There is even a nice rules reminder in D&D Beyond that points out: If an effect works on at least one of ...
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Does the shield of faith spell combine with the mirror image spell to provide an AC boost to the illusory duplicates from mirror image?

This is a spell synergy question. Casting order is mirror image spell first so the illusory duplicates AC are set, and then casting shield of faith spell, creating a barrier "around" the ...
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What happen if a Twilight Domain Cleric that shared his darkvision becomes unconscious or dies?

The Eyes of Night feature from the Twilight Domain Cleric, introduced in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything pg. 34, grants darkvision to the cleric: You can see through the deepest gloom. You have ...
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When sharing the Eyes of Night darkvision, does a creature needs to always be 10 feet close to the cleric to be granted the benefits?

The Eyes of Night feature from the Twilight Domain Cleric, introduced in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything pg. 34, grants darkvision to the cleric: You can see through the deepest gloom. You have ...
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Is this homebrew Chaos domain balanced compared to the official subclasses? [closed]

I am making a compendium of homebrew Cleric subclasses, spells and feats, but I want to make sure it is actually balanced and there are no glaring loopholes or broken combos with existing feats, ...
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What resources are availabe to improve my vanilla cleric archer? [closed]

I am in a relatively new campaign (level 5) and I just came into about 9k gold. I am a cleric and there is pretty much nothing I can buy that I haven't already. I have 12 str, so no more than a plus ...
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