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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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Cleric options for communicating with undead

The party is in the classic module D3, in the drow city of Erelhei-Cinlu, seeking information about a suspected planned invasion of the surface world. For several days they have been in the city, ...
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Is there a way to increase a cleric's odds of success for Divine Intervention other than reaching level 20?

I'm playing as a fairy cleric, and my DM uses a houserule that Divine Intervention only has a 1/1000000 chance to succeed, and I feel like this is a bit low. Is there a magic item or spell (other than ...
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Zeal cleric capstone and the Dhampir bite

The Zeal cleric capstone Blaze of Glory reads as follows: When you are reduced to 0 hit points by an attacker you can see, even if you would be killed outright, you can use your reaction to move up ...
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Twilight Domain - Steps of Night [duplicate]

Good morning I have a question regarding: Steps of Night TCE p34 6th-level Twilight Domain feature You can draw on the mystical power of night to rise into the air. As a bonus action when you are in ...
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Does the War Blessing feat allow clerics to choose from any domain associated with their deity?

I'm new and this is my very first campaign. My character is a PF1e cleric following Ptah. I chose the Travel domain and Ash subdomain during character creation. Ptah is associated with the Artifice, ...
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Were clerics without a god limited in how many levels they could gain?

It's been almost two decades since I last played D&D, so my memories of it are slightly fuzzy. I know that third edition allowed clerics to follow an ideal rather than a god, and still get spells ...
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What is a Cleric in D&D?

I was recently involved in an argument in a D&D subreddit where I was told repeatedly that I do not understand what a D&D cleric is. I have always understood clerics to be priests of some kind ...
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Can a LG Cleric of Asmodeus summon a Bearded Devil?

A Cleric is alignment-restricted: Alignment: A cleric's alignment must be within one step of her deity's, along either the law/chaos axis or the good/evil axis (see Additional Rules). Asmodeus is a ...
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How does spare the dying ranged ability work exactly?

What’s the conditions that need to be met so that spare the dying can work as a ranged spell. Basically what I’m asking is, do you need to see the target? The spell doesn’t account for that and the ...
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What are Hestia's spheres of influence?

For my cleric character, she worships Hestia. I want to know what domains Hestia has control over(besides Life) so I can better determine how my cleric should progress in her faith.
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What is the most optimal Cleric Subclass for a party consisting of mostly melee martials?

I'm a cleric considering asking my DM for a subclass change. My character worships Hestia, so most domains might work, emphasis on Life and Light. My party consists of two melee fighters, a paladin, a ...
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Is there a permanent way to gain access to the Healing Domain as a Cleric whose deity doesn't include it in their portfolio?

I'm familiar with Domain Draughts but is there a permanent way to gain access to the Healing Domain when your deity does not grant it?
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Is Turn Undead still in effect when the cleric becomes unconscious or is otherwise removed from combat?

The rules seem to imply that the undead have to be within range and sight/earshot only at the beginning of the effect. Which makes sense since part of the feature is that they run away from you and ...
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How does this homebrew Chromatic Domain compare to published domains?

For an upcoming campaign revolving around bringing dragons back to the homebrew world my DM runs in, I am considering building a Tiamat cleric. Unfortunately, the suggested domains for Tiamat, War and ...
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Is there any in-game reason for Inflict xx Wound to be necromancy school?

I reviewed the spells and found this interesting fact: Cure xxx wounds are channelling positive energy (likely via positive energy plane), so is conjuration; inflict xxx wounds are channelling ...
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Building a Cleric (Persist and Turn Undead Optimization)

I'm looking to develop the progression for my cleric character. The concept involves a cleric with multiple domains (Sovereign Speaker and an additional 1-level dip into Divine Disciple, Contenplative ...
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Can I take/stack different Cleric Variants at different levels?

I'm in the process of creating a cleric character and I've been exploring the various variants available, including Ancestral Speaker, Arcane Disciple, Aspirant, Benevolent, Champion, Cloistered ...
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Is there a grand scheme at work for buying worship?

This involves two player characters: A wealthy cleric and a sorcerer with detect thoughts. They are cooperating whereby the cleric is giving gold to NPCs for free, simply asking them to pray to a god ...
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Can you alter how Spiritual Weapon moves?

We recently had a situation at our table where we had to chase down a mob of Goblins. One of the clerics had cast Spiritual Weapon and found quickly that it was not very helpful as the spectral weapon ...
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Dnd 3.5 - Cleric / Chameleon Build

I need help interpreting some things. I want to create a character for an upcoming game as follows: Cloistered 4 levels, Church Inquisitor 1 level, Sovereign Speaker 9 levels, Chameleon at least 2 ...
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Can someone tell who used the Improved Warding Flare class feature?

This came up regarding using Improved Warding Flare (Light Domain Cleric) during a fight to help someone in the fight, by a person not involved in the fight, and whether or not an observer could tell ...
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How would a Grung Cleric work?

I am a major Grung appreciator, so I'd like to play one. My idea is for a Grung cleric, but I have worries about how this would work. Mainly because most healing spells are contact-based. Because of ...
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What are the class features of a cleric with the Death Domain? Where could I find this?

I've seen that in the 'gods and goddesses' list in the PHB, some of the gods/goddesses are part of the Death Domain. But the PHB never says anything about the Death Domain. What are the class features ...
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Deity Suggestions [closed]

the character I'm making for my next campaign is a female drow cleric to Lolth. She believes wholeheartedly that Lolth is a good goddess. Eventually, she will face the truth that Lolth is actually ...
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Turn Undead vs. Champion Challenge

An interesting situation happened last night during our 4th-level party's exploration of Chult, where wandering monsters really don't care about your party level or whether or not they are an ...
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Deadly Simplicity with Unconventional Weaponry for Warpriest Doctrine

I'm trying to figure out if Unconventional Weaponry makes Katanas work with Warpriest features but its looking like it doesn't. The Warpriest Doctrine says: If your deity’s weapon is a simple weapon ...
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Can a Knowledge cleric using the Channel Divinity: Read Thoughts feature to cast the Suggestion spell be perceived, for the purposes of Counterspell?

The Knowledge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Read Thoughts feature (PHB, p. 59-60) lets you read a creature's surface thoughts, and states that while you do so: During that time, you can use your ...
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Is this Domain of the Choir subclass balanced?

I am running a campaign soon with a player who has a very interesting PC concept for a cleric whose religion is animism. Story details aside, I came up with this homebrew class based on consultation ...
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Can a Twilight Domain cleric wearing heavy armor still fly using the Steps of Night feature?

A player in my campaign is a Twilight Domain cleric. The Steps of Night feature (TCoE, p. 35) allows them to gain a flying speed equal to their walking speed for one minute. As a cleric, they have ...
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Channel Divinity: Read Thoughts for combat advantage?

My knowledge domain cleric just levelled up and got the Channel Divinity: Read Thoughs ability. Provided I use this ability during combat and the enemy fails their saving throw, would reading their ...
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Is there anything to stop me from using this OP combo of Destructive Wrath and Meteor Swarm to do 120 or 240 damage?

A friend recently pointed out to me that by using a Tempest Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath and the Order of Scribes wizard's spell damage-changing feature, you can do a maximized ...
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How does the Trickery Domain cleric's Invoke Duplicity feature interact with the Booming Blade spell?

How does the Trickery Domain cleric's Channel Divinity option Invoke Duplicity (PHB, p. 63) interact with the Booming Blade spell (TCoE, p. 106)? Does it allow Booming Blade to be cast from a distance?...
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Glyph of Warding and Tempest Cleric

If I used a Glyph of Warding, used the Explosive Runes option, and set the damage type to lightning, could a Tempest Cleric use their Channel Divinity to maximize damage? (Yes I know I would have to ...
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Grave Cleric With Metamagic Adept - Twinned Spell + Circle of Mortality on a single target

I'm playing a Grave domain cleric with the Metamagic Adept feat and Twinned Spell as an option. My question is if I cast a healing spell like cure wounds on a single target at 0 hit points and use my ...
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Rules limiting Spiritual Weapons?

Spiritual Weapon is a level 2 Evocation [force] spell that conjures a floating weapon for one round per level. It does not appear to be a buff, as the weapon seems to be a self-sufficient object, ...
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What should I do when a player who plays clerics doesn't want to use any of my deities?

So, my D&D group is pretty set in stone and has been for a while. One player almost always plays Clerics. Its his favorite class. I'm going to be the DM for a new campaign, this is my second time ...
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Is Emboldening Bond added before or after the roll is seen?

The Peace Cleric's Emboldening Bond feature can temporarily bond creatures together giving a d4 bonus to rolls. The effect is as follow: While any bonded creature is within 30 feet of another, the ...
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What spells or abilities would a 17th level cleric use against a horde of demons? [closed]

I don't know much about clerics in 5e. I've got a very powerful cleric and a bunch of soldiers (some decorative, some battle hardened) defending an underground temple from a horde of demons. I'd ...
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At 1st level, what lets a cleric help their friends the most?

Assuming a typical D&D party with some combination of ranged and melee attackers, which Divine Domain, racial choice (potentially including feat), spells, or actions/abilities at level 1 helps a ...
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Can Silvery Barbs and Voice of Authority be used together?

When casting Silvery Barbs, could one apply the Order Domain class feature Voice of Authority to the second half of the spell?
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Turning Undead in 1st edition

I've been running the Temple of Elemental Evil for some young 'uns to show them that we really did have to walk 12 miles uphill to play AD&D and 18 miles uphill home afterwards back in the day. ...
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Can a cleric of the grave's god be Sarenrae?

Would I be reasonable to argue that in 5e, a cleric of the grave's god can be Sarenrae as she is originally a Pathfinder god with the subdomains Restoration and Resurrection? (Sarenrae is already in ...
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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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