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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 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 ...
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Can a multiclassed barbarian/cleric use their Channel Divinity while raging?

My question has to do with a multiclass of Barbarian and Cleric. If you have the necessary levels of both classes, can you use your Channel Divinity while you are raging? The barbarian's Rage feature ...
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Is there a reason a Forge Cleric couldn't use Artisan's Blessing to convert metal into currency for profit?

The Forge Domain cleric's Artisan's Blessing Channel Divinity option (XGtE, p. 19) states: You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must include some metal: a simple or ...
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Are spells removed from class lists in the Spell Compendium effectively removed or just an oversight?

Even though I know there's a controversy to whether or not use Spell Compendium as a unerring and definitive errata, in my playgroups we tend to do so with some exceptions. Now we are facing a issue ...
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How does the Mirror Image spell interact with the Trickery cleric's Invoke Duplicity ability?

A third level Trickery cleric gets mirror image as a domain spell (PHB, p. 63). Invoke Duplicity is a Channel Divinity ability gained at second level. Case 1 The cleric casts mirror image (which ...
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How is “targeting” a spell defined for the Order Domain cleric's Voice of Authority feature?

The Order Domain cleric's 1st-level Voice of Authority feature gives one ally a bonus attack. If I use an area-of-effect spell that includes them, does it count as targeting them? If so, would I ...
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For multiclassed warlock/clerics, do your spell slots from the two classes stack?

So I'm a new DM and one of my PC's who's a 1st-level warlock wants to multi-class into cleric. So he would essentially be a warlock 1/cleric 1. Since the Warlock only has one 1st-level spell slot at ...
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Do skeletal templates that increase HD beyond 20 prevent that creature from being animated?

So assuming our cleric casts desecrate and attempts to reanimate a Storm Giant (19HD) which starts below the 20HD threshold of not being animate-able but adds the skeletal champion template to that (...
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Can the Simulacrum of a Level 10+ Cleric attempt a Divine Intervention? [duplicate]

Clerics get the Divine Intervention feature at level 10. Beginning at 10th level, you can call on your deity to intervene on your behalf as an action. Describe the assistance you seek, and roll ...
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Are there spells that heal both me and my allies based on the damage dealt to our enemies?

I would like to create a character in D&D 5e similar to World of Warcraft's Shadow Priest. Specifically one aspect of the Shadow Priest; when he does damage, it heals other players nearby. I was ...
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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 ...