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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Can the Forge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Artisan's Blessing be used to copy spellbooks?

Can the Forge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Artisan's Blessing be used to copy spellbooks? Presumably, the high costs of spells would likely restrict this to low-level spellbooks - but if a ...
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Can Clerics have divine power without it being provided by a god?

I have an experienced player wanting to create a tempest cleric who doesn't worship a god. His back story will be something along the lines of 'walking through a storm one day he is hit by lightning, ...
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If a cleric takes the Ritual Caster feat and picks the wizard list, are they able to scribe rituals that are on both classes' spell lists?

I am playing a cleric. I would like to take the Ritual Caster feat at level 4 to access some wizard spells for utility. Can my cleric spend the material cost to add rituals shared by both classes (...
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How can I add cleric domains for 5e in PCGen?

I'm trying to figure out how to alter the code in PCGen to allow me to add more cleric domains and deities. At the moment the only available domain is the Life Domain. Does anyone out there have any ...
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Which of these two feats best supports my Cleric / Druid multiclass character? [on hold]

I have a character that I have created with DnDBeyond. The Character is currently a level 3 circle of the moon Druid and Level 1 disciple of life Cleric. I'm our party's healer so I have tried to ...
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Tempest Cleric: when does Wrath of the Storm trigger?

I had a question regarding this ability and what causes it to trigger. It says a 'hit' but does a hit necessarily include a damage roll or does this include when an attack is above the character's ...
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Can I attack with the Spiritual Weapon spell as an action, and how do I determine the target?

The description of the Spiritual Weapon spell says: ... When you cast the spell, you can make a melee spell attack against a creature within 5 feet of the weapon. ... Does it mean I can attack ...
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If an Order cleric targets a character at 0 HP with Healing Word and uses Voice of Authority, can the character make the reaction attack?

If an Order Domain cleric targets a character at 0 HP with healing word and uses the Voice of Authority feature, can the targeted character make the reaction attack? I'm asking on behalf of a player. ...
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Does the Spiritual Weapon spell take a bonus action or an action to use?

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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Cleric Channel Energy heals and damages at the same time?

Can a Cleric use Channel Positive Energy to damage and heal at the same time? For example: An undead and a living human are 10 feet from the cleric. The cleric Channels Positive Energy. Does he ...
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Would the Life cleric's Disciple of Life feature supercharge the Regenerate spell?

Reading through the cleric spell list, it occurred to me that if the Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature works on the regenerate spell, you would regain 10 hp instead of 1. Is this valid?
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Differences Between Warpriest and Paladin

Both the Paladin and the Warpriest are combat-oriented divine casters, but what I want to know is, from an optimizer's perspective, what is the difference between the two classes in practice? What ...
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What is a metal, for the purpose of a Forge cleric's Artisan's Blessing ability?

The Forge Domain cleric gets the Channel Divinity option Artisan's Blessing at 2nd level (XGtE, p. 19; emphasis mine): You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must ...
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What type of spellcasting bonus do I use as a multiclassed bard/cleric? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to D&D, and I'm going to multiclass for the first time - Bard/Cleric, to be specific. What kind of spellcasting bonus do I use for spells like Healing Word which is bard and cleric?...
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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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How would you create a shaman by multi-classing druid and cleric? [closed]

So I am planning on playing a shaman like character, slight WoW-inspiration. I was thinking a dwarf stone focused shaman, using spells such as stoneskin, conjure elemental and generally just hitting ...
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Can Sentinel at Death's Door and Cutting Words combine to make a critical hit miss?

We already know from Sage Advice and other answers to other questions that by RAI, (and I guess RAW too), Cutting Words (and Bane) don't work on critical hits, though in the case of Cutting Words they ...
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How can a jailer prevent the Forge Cleric's Artisan's Blessing from being used?

I'm currently DMing a game where one of the players is playing as a Forge Cleric. As part of the story and due to some of their actions, the party is likely going to be put in jail next session. I'm ...
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What will Detect Magic detect on a weapon touched by a Forge Cleric with Blessing of the Forge?

When Blessing of the Forge is used on an object it becomes magical. What school of magic would this be? If a PC/NPC were to use Detect Magic, what would they learn? Would they know it would only ...
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Does Disciple of Life and Blessed Healer's wording “spell's level” refer to the slot level or not? [duplicate]

Regarding the following Cleric Life Domain abilities: Disciple of Life Whenever you use a spell of 1st level or higher to restore hit points to a creature, the creature regains additional hit ...
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3-level cleric dip as a Wizard [closed]

I am currently playing a level 9 divination wizard in a campaign and I am focusing on battlefield control. I am the only player in my group that values crowd control, and that's why I am focusing on ...
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Do Cleric's domain spells add slots?

I'm a little bit confused with the whole spell system and additions to them. If I pick for instance Tempest Domain Spell, are the spells additional to the other ones? (2 at level 1) So do that make it ...
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How can a low-level cleric with alternate turning turn high-HD creatures?

A typical level 1 cleric—whether that's the cleric's character level or class level—can only turn or rebuke an undead creature that possesses a maximum of 5 Hit Dice. This number of Hit Dice can be ...
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Do the War Domain cleric's War Priest feature and Two-Weapon Fighting's second attack both use a bonus action?

One of my players is a War Domain cleric and dual-wields weapons. He's been making three attacks: the Attack action bonus-action for the other hand, from Two-Weapon Fighting, and use one of his "War ...
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What are good multiclass options for a 6th-level cleric wanting to help in the front line? [closed]

Last session my group and I reached 6th level. As a cleric of the Life Domain, I got access to all the class features that I wanted out of being a cleric. Now I seek to branch out to being more ...
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Can the Grave cleric's Sentinel at Death's Door feature turn a critical hit into a miss, while adamantine armor does not?

I have asked a question before about this Grave Cleric feature in the past, and was inclined to believe that you are able to turn critical hits into misses by way of the feature, but upon looking into ...
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How does the Green-Flame Blade cantrip's damage stack with the Arcana cleric's Potent Spellcasting feature?

I am aware from the Sage Advice that potent spellcasting adds damage to both the first and second enemy when using green-flame blade. What I want to clarify is that this means that the second ...
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How many metal items can a Forge cleric lay out in a single Artisan's Blessing?

The Forge Domain cleric gets the Artisan's Blessing Channel Divinity option at 2nd level (XGtE, p. 19): Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to create simple items. You ...
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Does a Life Cleric casting Goodberry at higher spell levels get more potent Berries?

My question is derived from a few contradicting pieces of information but I have no direct answer with an example. I'll first describe the information: Goodberry, has no cast at higher level ...
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Is negative energy inherently evil?

It has been established that using spells with the [evil] descriptor are evil acts (duh), and raising/using undead is evil (understandable). My question is, does using negative energy in any form ...
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Is negative energy (or channeling it) necessarily evil?

I'm building a Lawful Neutral cleric of Abadar, and picture her channeling negative energy as "Abadar's rebuke of the unjust". In my case, she'll use the Rulership variant channeling rules, cutting ...
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How to gain additional turning pools?

I've seen a lot of chatter about gaining alternate turning pools as a way of powering Divine Metamagic, but I have been unable to find any indication what turning pools are available and how to gain ...
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Does Wrath of the Storm end the Sanctuary spell?

The Sanctuary spell states: If the warded creature makes an attack or casts a spell that affects an enemy creature, this spell ends. Wrath of the Storm (a Tempest Cleric feature) allows the cleric ...
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Does Channel Divinity / Turn Undead break sanctuary?

RAW for Sanctuary breaking are as follows: If the warded creature makes an attack or casts a spell that affects an enemy creature, this spell ends. Is channel divinity "casting a spell"?
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Tempest Cleric, if you attack hit with Booming Blade and Divine Strike, can you channel divinity to roll a max on both damage rolls? [closed]

The Tempest Domain's channel divinity says When you roll lightning or thunder damage, you can use your Channel Divinity to deal maximum damage, instead of rolling. but doesn't specify that you ...
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Given powerful low-level Clerical healing, how can sick, crippled or otherwise unhealthy people exist?

In my attempt to make a more harsh, uncaring setting, I’ve hit a stumbling block in terms of the ease with which even low level Clerics can treat the poor and the sick: A 1st-level Cleric can bring ...
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Will the paladin's Cleansing Touch or the Arcana cleric's Spell Breaker feature end the Feeblemind spell?

The Feeblemind spell provides a list of things that can end the spell, but it may or may not be exhaustive. Can the effects of the spell be ended by the Paladin's Cleansing Touch feature or the ...
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How do I Raise the Dead and Look Good Doing it?

I am a LE cleric (No god, but in a order of LG/LN cleric, faking to praying to their god) and we are in a mass combat campaign (Darn you Drow), and I want to raise an elite troop of undead to protect ...
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Is the war cleric's divine strike considered non-magical damage? [duplicate]

Other domains give damage types that are not commonly resisted. Stat blocks list fire, cold, and other resistances separately from the "bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical ...
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How does a Death Domain cleric's Touch of Death feature work with Touch-range spells delivered by familiars?

My player is playing a Death Domain cleric. They have the Channel Divinity option Touch of Death (DMG, p. 97), which deals extra necrotic damage on a hit with a melee attack. They also have the find ...
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Would a Trickery Domain cleric's illusion from Invoke Duplicity allow an allied rogue to Sneak Attack?

The Trickery Domain Cleric gets access to Invoke Duplicity at 2nd level, which states: As an action, you create a perfect illusion of yourself that lasts for 1 minute, or until you lose your ...
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Are the Arcana Domain cleric's wizard cantrips from Arcane Initiate in addition to every cleric's 3 starting cantrips?

Are the Arcana Domain cleric's wizard cantrips from the Arcane Initiate feature in addition to the base cleric's 3 starting ones (i.e. 3 cleric cantrips + 2 wizard ones from the Arcana Domain)? The ...
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Instantaneous multiple hit cleric spells

Now that I know how an instantaneous spell can allow multiple attacks, I want some for a future Sacred First. Unfortunately I could only find Chill Touch and Parching Touch as domain spells, so ...
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Does Unearthed Arcana render Favored Souls redundant?

In Unearthed Arcana, there is a set of optional rules for Spontaneous Divine Casters. Under the assumption that these rules are used and that any Favored Soul fluff is ignored, is there any mechanical ...
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Can I use Invoke Duplicity to seem like a different person?

I'm still pretty new to D&D. I'm setting up to play as a Trickster/Cleric follower of Leira (who is still alive in this campaign). I was thinking how my character could come up with clever ...
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Do you need a free hand to present your holy symbol?

When channeling energy, it says that you must present your holy symbol. But does this take a free hand? Do I have to put down a weapon/shield if both hands are holding something? A cleric must be ...
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What effects would invisible or illusioned holy symbols have on casting for a cleric?

If a cleric decided to have their holy symbol invisible would it affect any of the uses of it? Such as the ability to channel, casting spells with divine focus, and possibly preparing spells (this one ...
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Where does the bonus feat in the cleric starting package come from?

I am creating a human cleric. While doing so, I noticed that in the starting package for cleric (PHB I, p. 33), there is a "Bonus feat": Feat: Scribe Scroll. Bonus Feat: Alertness. Deity/...
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Does a cleric need to have a holy symbol at hand to channel energy?

From channel energy: A cleric must be able to present her holy symbol to use this ability. What, precisely, does this mean? Must the cleric have a free hand with which to grab the symbol and ...
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Does my Trickery cleric's duplicate provoke opportunity attacks?

My Tymora Cleric used her Invoke Duplicity feature and is now in melee combat with an enemy. The duplicate is also within 5 feet of the enemy, distracted him and granting advantage to my attacks. ...