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 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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Can you cast spells with a Somatic component if you're holding a two-handed weapon?

I have a halfling cleric of Bahamut who wears his holy symbol as an amulet around his neck as a spellcasting focus (so material components are not an issue). However, as per this question, this does ...
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Can a Cleric use Channel Energy to heal and damage 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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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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Does the Life Cleric ability Disciple of Life apply to the spell Aid?

My first thought was "Oh, yes it does, because it is giving hit points". Then a closer reading seemed to show that no it doesn't, because it isn't restoring lost hit points. I'm still low level so ...
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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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How does the Trickery Domain cleric's Invoke Duplicity Channel Divinity option work?

The Trickery Domain cleric gets the Channel Divinity: Invoke Duplicity feature at 2nd level, which creates "a perfect illusion of yourself" (PHB p.63). However, CD:ID's description doesn't really ...
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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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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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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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Do Unearthed Arcana's Spontaneous Divine Casters rules 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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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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Are Goodberries affected by the Life domain class features?

How are Goodberries affected by the cleric class features from the Life domain, if at all? I read somewhere that the Life domain's healing bonuses apply to each berry created by the spell — do they? ...
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How much health will a Life Domain cleric regain from the Blessed Healer feature using the Mass Healing Word spell?

This question could loosely be considered a follow up to "Can Goodberries heal a Life cleric when consumed by another." How much life would a level 6 Life Cleric with four party members gain from the ...
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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 Goodberries heal a Life cleric when consumed by another?

Are Goodberries affected by the Life domain class features? asked whether or not the Life domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature improved the healing of each berry. My question is: does the Life ...
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How does Healing Spirit interact with a Cleric's Disciple of Life feature?

How does Healing Spirit interact with a Cleric's Disciple of Life feature? This is a multi-class question regarding the possibly synergy between the Druid/Ranger spell Healing Spirit and the domain ...
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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 a cleric of an evil god use healing spells?

I'm new to D&D and started with 5e. I was reading through the cleric class and it says that it's main purpose is to heal the party, but they also that they are chosen by a deity or god or they ...
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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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Is it okay for a cleric of life to use spells like Animate Dead and/or Contagion?

I'm a returning player that's new to D&D 5th edition, but I have played AD&D and 3.5e. I've read the core material for 5th. I'm wondering if it's against the class / sub-class make up to use ...
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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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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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Is there a way to get the Lightning Bolt spell as a full caster level cleric?

I am enjoying a lot playing a fire Theologian Cleric with a focus in the fireball spell and I was guessing if something similar can be done with lightning bolt. For reference the base of the built ...
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What can I do to improve my clerical spell DCs?

I am currently playing a level 6 Dwarven Cleric in Pathfinder, and I'm in a considerable bind. My cleric of Grundinnar (LG/domains of Good/Community) is part of a group consisting of a Ranger with ...
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How can a Cleric be proficient in warhammers?

I'm just starting to learn 5e, so I might miss something obvious. The "Equipment" section of the Cleric description assumes that Cleric can be proficient in warhammers: Starting Equipment ...
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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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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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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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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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Can clerics use swords?

My DM, who hasn't played newer versions of D&D, was asking if my cleric was allowed to use sharp weapons. I double checked the descriptions and didn't see anything like this written there, but now ...
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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. ...
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Would this Cleric domain be balanced?

One of my players in a new campaign decided they want to play a cleric with a gambling addiction to a god of chance. I personally loved this idea, and we worked together to create a Luck Domain for ...
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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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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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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 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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How does the Cleric's Blessings of Knowledge feature interact with the rules for gaining proficiency when already proficient in a skill?

Scenario: I am a level 1 Half-Elf Monk, using a combination of my Monk starting skill proficiencies and Skill Versatility racial features to start with proficiency in Arcana, History, Religion, and ...
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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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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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Does the druid cantrip granted by the Nature Domain cleric's Acolyte of Nature feature count as a cleric spell?

A Nature Domain cleric has the Acolyte of Nature feature (PHB, p. 62): At 1st level, you learn one druid cantrip of your choice. [...] I picked up shillelagh for my Nature Cleric 1 / Ranger X ...
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Can I copy prepared Cleric spells that are also on the Wizard spell list into my spellbook?

I'm multiclassing as a Wizard2/Cleric3. I'm wondering if it's possible to prepare a spell from the cleric spell list and then if it's also found in the Wizard spell list, would I be able to write it ...
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Can a wizard with cleric levels scribe wizard spells he had prepared from the cleric class in his spellbook? [duplicate]

There's been a debate on a D&D discord server that's caused me a lot of trouble. Here is the question: if a wizard 2/cleric 2 has a wizard spell prepared from being a cleric, rather than from ...
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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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3.5 D&D Mystic Theurge Specialist Wizard banned spells [duplicate]

If one is playing a Mystic Theurge in 3.5 and the Wizard side has school specialization, would the banned schools also be affected on the cleric side. If you had banned Enchantment and Illusion would ...

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