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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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How to destroy a amulet or inanimate object (Cleric?) [closed]

What spell can destroy an inanimate object? The one attempting this is a cleric. I am drawing a comic and need this info, if there's a way, so that the scene fits and makes sense.
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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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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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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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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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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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Does multiclassing into Cleric grant Domain Bonus Proficiencies?

I know that the Multiclassing Proficiencies are listed on p. 164 of the Player's Handbook: Proficiencies When you gain a level in a class other than your first, you gain only some of that class's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Clerics in Mystara - Which divine spheres does each Immortal allow?

Can anyone help me because I can't find any reference to what, or how many Divine Spheres each Immortal allows to their clerics. I own the Karameikos, kingdom of adventure book, and it tells about ...
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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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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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How can I raise my effective Caster Level to make dispelling my magic more difficult?

I'm trying to minimize the cleric (and related PrCs) levels in a build while still getting enough Caster Level to avoid being dispelled by, say, a lucky chain dispel cast by an Inquisitor. I've ...
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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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Can clerics create holy water?

I'm running a 5th edition campaign that's going well. I'm not very versed in the system just yet, and my group has run into a little bit of a bind - it's not game-breaking, but it tends to come up ...
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What was the name of this Cleric Prestige Class that shapes metal with its bare hands?

I know this is a vague question, but I seem to remember a Cleric prestige class that was very into crafting metalic items. They even became able to shape metals with their bare hands without the use ...
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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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If you knock a creature back 10 feet using Thunderbolt Strike, and a wall is 5 feet behind the creature, what happens?

I envision the Thunderbolt Strike as throwing the target creature away from it, not gently pushing it away. I mean lightning is an instantaneous thing, and 10 feet is more than just losing your ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to deal lightning damage with a tempest domain cleric?

Tempest domain clerics get the following feature at 6th level: Thunderous Strike. At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10 feet away ...
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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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How does anyone ever die with a Cleric?

I'm relatively new to the game and DMing a group who are all also new to the game, so maybe this is something obvious that we just don't know. Last session the party was beset upon by a group 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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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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How do I protect myself from harm and wrack?

In one of my groups, there is an evil cleric. He constantly uses the 'harm' spell to greatly reduce the enemies hp (after several buffs and debuffs). The thing is, since he is playing with an evil ...
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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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