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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Why is my warforged Forge Domain cleric starting with too much HP?

I created a Warforged Cleric of the Forge Domain using the official D&D Beyond tool. It came out with 15 HP at level 1. Where did the extra 4 HP come from? I have a Constitution score of 17 (a +3 ...
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Does a Turned creature have to take the Dash action?

A Turned creature (via a Cleric's Turn Undead or an Oath of the Ancients Paladin's Turn the Faithless) must spend its turns trying to move as far away from you as it can... For its action, it can use ...
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Do the War Domain cleric's Channel Divinity options Guided Strike and War God's Blessing stack?

The War Domain cleric has the Channel Divinity option Guided Strike (PHB, p. 63): Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to strike with supernatural accuracy. When you make an ...
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Would it be unbalanced to let a Tempest Cleric replace one of their domain spells for the 4th-level spell Storm Sphere?

I wanted to pick your DM brains about allowing a Cleric of the Tempest domain to swap one of their domain spells. One of the players in our campaign would like to swap Control Water (PHB, p.227) for ...
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Can Channel Divinity: Preserve Life target swallowed creatures?

I saw this question and was reminded of something that happened in one of my games recently: I, as a Life Cleric, used my Channel Divinity: Preserve Life feature on an ally who had been swallowed (It ...
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Can a level 17 Aasimar Light Domain Cleric cause every saving throw for their damaging spells to be made with disadvantage?

Reading through the features of the light domain Cleric I've discovered: Corona of Light which states (Emphasis added): Starting at 17th level, you can use your action to activate an aura of ...
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Can a Trickery Cleric cast spells through their duplicate when the Cleric would normally be unable to cast spells?

Inspired by this question, can a Trickery Domain Cleric get around effects that would normally prevent the Cleric from casting if they move their Invoked Duplicate outside of the effect? As a ...
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Would Zorquan be a Unity domain patron?

Would Zorquan (Ancient Dragon god of dragonness, concerned only with the survival of dragons as a species) be a Unity domain patron deity of the draconic pantheon, as far as Cleric domains go? It ...
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If a Cleric uses “a sprinkling of holy water” in a spell, does the flask eventually get used up?

e.g. the Bless spell calls for "a sprinkling of holy water" Is the flask essentially unlimited for Bless, or is there a conversion of X sprinklings in 1 flask?
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How specific is a clerics “time to meditate” to get their spells back

in the cleric page on the SRD it says Clerics meditate or pray for their spells. Each cleric must choose a time at which she must spend 1 hour each day in quiet contemplation or supplication to ...
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If I cast Thunderous Smite and Booming Blade, hit, and use Destructive Wrath to maximize damage, how many uses of Channel Divinity are expended?

How many uses of channel divinity should be expended in the following example? Example: A character is using that a weapon that deals 2d6 thunder damage on a hit. They cast Thunderous Smite, using ...
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Do clerics always have their full spell list prepared?

Something I read in a post on Paizo forums is that clerics always have their full spell list prepared (excluding ones locked by alignment). However, when I went into the SRD that wasn't reflected in ...
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When a Trickery cleric uses Invoke Duplicity to cast Command: “Approach” from the illusion's space, which position does the target approach?

My Trickery Domain cleric uses the Channel Divinity option Invoke Duplicity. I cast command from the illusion's space with the command "Approach". Does the target approach the illusion? Or do they ...
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Can the spirit of a destroyed Sentient Weapon be recovered by Divine Intervention?

So, I'm in a 5th edition party that just finished up Rise of Tiamat. We defeated the Dragon Goddess, but our Barbarian's sentient weapon, Hazirawn, sacrificed himself to stop her from re-entering the ...
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Is this “Fortune Domain” Cleric subclass balanced?

This subclass was initially conceived of as a complement to the Order domain. It evolved from being focused around chaos and disorder to emphasizing luck and randomness, instead. The end result is a ...
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Does the Death Domain cleric's Touch of Death Channel Divinity option affect both targets of a spell from the Improved Reaper feature?

At 17th level, the Death Domain cleric's Improved Reaper feature (DMG p. 96-97) lets them target two creatures (within 5 feet of each other) instead of one with necromancy spells, given they are ...
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Does Arcane Abjuration affect a Tiefling or Aasimar?

The Arcana cleric's Arcane Abjuration feature may affect a celestial, elemental, fey, or fiend. A Tiefling has infernal heritage and an Aasimar has celestial heritage. Is this sufficient for them to ...
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Do I have to keep the spells I get from my subclass?

I am pretty new to D&D. So far I have been a pure melee class player, just because my first DM advised that they are easier to play. Now I am trying to make a spellcasting character for a first ...
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Can I sell a supplement that references non-SRD Cleric Domains?

I am creating a completely unique setting for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, and really pouring my heart and soul into it. Under Wizards of the Coast's OGL (Open Gaming License), I am hoping to ...
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Mechanical / balance issues with War Priest feature replacement? [Attempt 3]

I recently requested a review of a homebrew War Priest feature replacement that contained major mechanical flaws (it could not be used at 1st level). Below is revised wording that is intended to be ...
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For a 1st level human warpriest, what is the point of using a melee weapon if I can cast Divine Lance cantrip spell?

I am trying to familiarize myself with Pathfinder 2e, which is also my first role-playing game in which I will be actively participating in live sessions. I am interested in creating a 1st level human ...
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How does the Brewkeeper prestige class's Helpful Homebrew metamagic effect interact with the cleric's prepared spells?

I have recently came across the Brewkeeper prestige class and I fell in love with it. The interactions it has with spells and potions is amazing for late game, especially when you have potions left ...
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Mechanical / balance issues with War Priest feature replacement? [Attempt 2]

I recently proposed a homebrew replacement for the War Priest domain feature. Consensus was that it was overpowered, because 1st level domain features should (paraphrasing): Be situtational if they ...
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What is the “value” of an item for the purposes of Artisan's Blessing?

The subject of this question is the Forge Cleric's debatably useful Channel Divinity ability, "Artisan's Blessing" You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must ...
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What happens to Cleric builds when Divine Metamagic is banned?

For optimized Clerics, Extend Spell, Persist Spell, and Divine Metamagic: Persist are often as good as class features. However, a not too rare house rule is to ban Divine Metamagic (due to its extreme ...
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Divine Favor learned prayer for regenerating FP through meditation?

I really like the concept of Divine Favor learned prayers to use with clerics. It gives them a more unique set of powers and makes gameplay more diverse. I have a cleric character that uses it and ...
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Why build The Cheater of Mystra?

The Cheater of Mystra is a very well-known 3.5e CharOp build. To my knowledge, it dates back to this post from 2004 and almost every description of the build that can be found online is a copy and ...
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Cleric build to maximize melee damage and spell healing

I am making a Dwarf Warpriest Cleric of Shelyn wielding a Glaive. I expect to use Medium armor. I am planning this character out through level 20. I'm looking for a build of feats, skills (if ...
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Are there mechanical or balance issues with this War Priest feature rework?

War Priest is a 1st level feature that lets War Domain Clerics use their bonus action to make a second attack when they take the Attack action. I (and others online) feel that this feature is poor, ...
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Can Cleric-zilla work without antimagic fields?

For a long time I have been under the impression that, as the Internet says, clerics (and druids) are better fighters than the fighter. They have a plethora of spells they can use to buff themselves, ...
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What power I actually get as a Cleric with Fire domain?

Turn or destroy water creatures as a good cleric turns undead. Rebuke, command, or bolster fire creatures as an evil cleric rebukes undead. Use these abilities a total number of times per day equal to ...
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DnD 5E Cleric Multi-Classing [closed]

If a cleric (or a wizard) multi classes in another spellcasting class, would it be fair for them to be able to swap out their secondary class spells? I'm guessing "no", but I feel like there's an ...
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How does the cleric's Destroy Undead feature interact with undead above its CR threshold?

Just to make sure this is all RAW: A level 5 Cleric uses their one use of Channel Divinity to use the Turn Undead effect. The zombies in the area that fail the save are instantly destroyed; the ...
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Do the Favored Soul and Cleric differ greatly in their options for prestige classes?

As noted here, there is limited information on the optimisation options for the Favored Soul. In addition, it has received less support than the Cleric due to being a non-core class, being solely a ...
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Do the Life cleric's Disciple of Life and Blessed Healer features stack when using a spell that heals both the cleric and another creature?

A 6th-level Life Domain cleric has the following gets the Disciple of Life feature at 1st level: Also starting at 1st level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use a spell of 1st ...
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Can Favored Souls choose feats that require cleric levels, such as Initiate of Astilabor?

The Initiate of Astilabor feat (Dragon Magic, p. 20) has the following prequisites: Prerequisite: Cleric level 3rd, dragonblood subtype, deity Astilabor. As a Dracolyte silverbrow human having an ...
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What is the interaction between the Aura of Vitality spell and the Life Domain cleric's Blessed Healer feature?

The Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature works with any spell that you use to restore hit points to a creature, so I know it works with Aura of Vitality to heal 2d6+5 as a bonus action: ...
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Can my cleric/warlock's deity and patron have opposing alignments? [duplicate]

In the campaign, I'm participating in, my character is a wizard/warlock with Vecna as his Patron, his ultimate goal being to achieve lichdom. In order to obtain more knowledge about magic in general ...
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If I learn Chill Touch from the Death Cleric's Reaper ability, does it count as a Cleric cantrip?

The Death Domain cleric's 1st-level feature, Reaper, does the following (DMG, p. 96): At 1st level, you learn one necromancy cantrip of your choice from any spell list. If the Death Domain cleric ...
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How does the Healing Spirit spell interact with a Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature?

How does the healing spirit spell interact with a Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature? This is a multi-class question regarding the possible synergy between the druid/ranger spell healing ...
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Are cleric domains’ granted powers inherently magical?

Many cleric domains specify that you get the abilit to perform some action “as a supernatural ability,” but many don’t say that at all. Are these domains’ granted powers supernatural, or otherwise ...
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What would happen if a Cleric blessed a Warlock with a fiend patron?

So I am a cleric in our party, and our Warlock has a fiend as a patron. During last night's session, I was casting guidance on everybody that I could, because I knew we were about to get in a possible ...
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Can a Sentinel Shield Be Painted With A Cleric's Holy Symbol?

In a campaign I'm DM'ing, I'm planning to leave out some good loot for the players next week to reward them for completing the first part of the campaign. I want some of the loot to also be helpful to ...
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Is there any reason why a Death Domain cleric can't use their channel divinity multiple times on the same attack?

The Channel Divinity is Touch of Death, which reads as follows: When the cleric hits a creature with a melee attack, the cleric can use Channel Divinity to deal extra necrotic damage to the target....
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Is the additional effect of Radiance of the Dawn dependent on the first effect?

The Light Domain Cleric Channel Divinity: Radiance of the Dawn has two effects: As an action, you present your holy symbol, and any magical darkness within 30 feet of you is dispelled. Additionally, ...
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Can a multiclassed Sorcerer/Tempest Cleric use Charisma instead of Wisdom to determine save DC for the Wrath of the Storm feature? [duplicate]

I have a question related to this one: What is the DC of the Tempest Cleric's Wrath of the Storm feature? Since the rules don't specify how you calculate your DC for this ability, could a ...
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Would the Life Cleric's Disciple of Life feature work with the Necromancer Wizard's Grim Harvest feature?

The Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature (PHB, p. 60) says: Also starting at 1st level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use a spell of 1st level or higher to restore ...
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How can I deal with a fallen cleric, gameplay-wise?

In a game that we are playing, my wizard 3/cleric 2 is having a crisis of faith. By that I mean actively cursing his god; he accidentally killed his NPC friends and blames his god. My DM has ruled ...
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Does a Light Domain cleric's Corona of Light feature produce sunlight?

Does a Light Domain cleric's 17th-level feature, Corona of Light (PHB, p. 61), produce sunlight? It explicitly says, "you can use your action to activate an aura of sunlight". However, it also says, "...
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How does Warding Bond interact with curse effects?

My DM and I were wondering about curses while warding bond is active. A paladin has warding bond with the cleric and is attacked by a wereboar. The paladin passes his lycanthropy curse check. Would ...

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