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Questions tagged [divine]

Drawing power from a deity or god within the ingame world.

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Is this homebrewed divine version of Abjurant Champion balanced? (Stalwart Protector version 2)

Here is my second stab at a divine Abjurant Champion I have reevaluated some of the requirements and tied the class to Conjuration instead of abjuration The general flavor of the class is meant to be ...
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Is this homebrewed divine version of Abjurant Champion balanced?

I'm starting a game soon and one of the player normally plays an arcane spellcaster(usually wizard), but has decided to take a dip into the divine. He's particularly fond of the Abjurant Champion ...
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Is there any Divine Prestige Class similar to the Abjurant Champion (specifically its Martial Arcanist feature)?

Are there any divine spellcasting Prestige Classes that are similar in feel to the Abjurant Champion? Specifically I'm looking for a divine match to the 5th level class feature Martial Arcanist ...
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What happens if an Arcana Cleric makes a Divine Intervention of a stressful Wish?

High level Clerics get the Divine Intervention feature, which has the following passage: Describe the assistance you seek [...] The GM chooses the nature of the intervention; the effect of any ...
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When can you prepare a recently casted spell?

The Pathfinder rules for divine spellcasting state that: at the time of preparation any spells cast within the previous 8 hours count against the number of spells that can be prepared. But does ...
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Is there a divine caster class/archetype that has access to a significant number of illusion spells?

I like the idea of creating a tricky, illusion-wielding, stealthy Cleric of Sivanvah ("patron goddess of illusion magic, tricksters, and those who keep secrets"). I know I can make a Cleric with the ...
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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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In D&D 3.5, need conversion advice regarding npc lizardfolk divine caster [closed]

So I'm currently running a D&D 3.5 campaign that started with the old 1st edition "Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh" and is now about to start the "Danger at Dunwater" portion of the trilogy. I'm ...
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How to balance a campaign where the gods are dead, making divine classes infeasible? [closed]

Ok so I’m a new-ish DM. I’m not familiar with the lore of D&D 5e, like I don’t know a lot about gods or the pantheon or anything like that. However, I want to write a campaign where all of the ...
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Is Ceremony required to make holy water?

Under the item description for Holy Water, we see the following: A cleric or paladin may create holy water by performing a special ritual. The ritual takes 1 hour to perform, uses 25 gp worth of ...
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Route to Divine Spell Immunity?

Parameter: this is RAW. I can pretty well guess RAI doesn't agree. So I'm asking this from a 1) RAW viewpoint, and 2) DM viewpoint. So, I've been browsing Occult Rituals because I have an occult-...
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Divine Blessings and Antimagic field

Would a deity's divine blessing be affected by antimagic field? Would other types of divine blessings? Would different types of blessings be affected differently by an antimagic field?
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What spell level is applied for an Archivist copying scrolls?

The Archivist class (Heroes of Horror) has the ability to copy any divine spell from a scroll to their prayerbook. But how does one calculate the spell level? Lesser Restoration, for example, is a ...
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Duration on Divine Domain Shadow: Channel Divinity: Favor of Darkness

This sort of has 2 questions... Under the description I see no duration anywhere in either the standard players handbook for Channel Divinity and also in the Volume of Forgotten Lore book for this ...
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Using Dispel magic on Cleric's Divine Domain: Shadow, Favor of Darkness ability [duplicate]

Text on Dispel magic Choose one creature, object, or magical effect within range. Any spell of 3rd level or lower on the target ends. For each spell of 4th level or higher on the target, make ...
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How can a cleric cast a spell meant for clerics of a deity other than his own?

Some cleric spells have deity designators. For example the spell dread blast says Level: Cleric 4 (Cyric) Is there a way for a cleric to use this spell without worshiping Cyric?
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Can clerics wield divine magic if they do not have a god? [duplicate]

Clerics in a previous edition did not need their divine powers to be granted by gods. In 5th edition, this seems to have changed. The introduction for clerics in the PHB says: Divine magic, as the ...
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Can clerics use a focus instead of divine focus when casting a spell?

I am a cleric who recently had their holy symbol stolen from them (my backup was in my backpack). I needed to cast a spell. From my list of prepared spells I had summon monster, which has both a focus ...
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How does Divine Source work?

Reaching Archmage 4 I can choose Divine Source which is suggested in many builds since it is (apparently) very powerful. I have read this now a few times but do not really understand how it is working ...
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Does Antimagic Field supress all divine magic?

An Antimagic Field (PHB, p213) creates an area [...] divorced from the magical energy that suffuses the multiverse. Within the sphere, spells can't be cast, summoned creatures disappear, and even ...
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Do you have to know the target spell to use Spiritual Counter?

My DM is saying the cleric needs to know the spell in question to counter it, but the wording of the power does not imply that. I checked the errata for the book (Complete Champion) and the feat was ...
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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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How does the Warpriest's major Travel Blessing interact with Aspect of War?

I'm curious about how two different Warpriest class features interact with each other. The features in question are Aspect of War and the major Travel Blessing. To what extent do these two features ...
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How does the Warpriest class feature Sacred Weapon work?

Reading about the Warpriest, I find the Sacred Weapon class feature to be less than clear. The specific paragraphs I'm unclear about are: At 4th level, the warpriest gains the ability to enhance ...
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Looking for a power hunger God divine-magic system [closed]

I am looking for a divine magic system for a custom world I am willing to GM for my friends. Basically, in my world, the gods are present and self-centered. And won't give-up their magic for some ...
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What are some buffing options for a divine caster?

I am currently playing a lvl 8 Half-Orc Life Oracle with the haunted curse in pathfinder and am very weak in the fighting aspect of the game, which is fine with me because I really like to heal (plus ...
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Do you use components when casting spells if you are a divine caster?

Does a divine caster need to use components when casting non-divine spells? For example does a druid casting Flare need to use the verbal casting component? Citations are greatly appreciated.
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Divine Metamagic — do you need the base metamagic feat in a feat slot already?

When applying Divine Metamagic to a metamagic feat -- by RAW, do you need to have the base metamagic feat in a feat slot and then use a second feat slot to apply Divine Metamagic to it, or does the ...
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What are ways for a low-level wizard to mimic divine spells/abilities?

I had an idea for a necromancer character that masquerades as an exorcist in order to gain access to areas infested with undead without arousing suspicion. What are the ways that an arcane caster can ...
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What happens if a Rainbow Servant takes levels in Mystic Theurge?

When a Rainbow Servant hits level 10 they gain access to all nondomain Cleric spells. All spells that do not appear on any other spell list they have are cast as Divine spells. This means that, if ...
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Can low level priests cast high level spells off scrolls?

I am a DM with a 2nd lvl priest. I want my priest to be able to cast a remove disease spell off of a scroll that he will find. Can he do this? Where is the rule?
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Key differences between Words of Power and traditional divine spellcasting?

I'm building an oracle and considering making him use Words of Power. Obviously it's a whole new system with many differences, but I'm wondering what the key difference are... and especially if there ...
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Can a divine caster change her praying time?

The rules say: Time of Day: A divine spellcaster chooses and prepares spells ahead of time, but unlike a wizard, does not require a period of rest to prepare spells. Instead, the character chooses ...
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What CR adjustment should I make for Divine Rank 0

How do I calculate the the CR adjustment when adding Divine Rank 0? Note: Yes, I know that not everyone agrees with the CR but it is a useful overall guide. So, with that being said I need to make ...
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A system ranking epic levels alongside divine ranks?

I was wondering how many epic levels could I say one divine rank is worth. Of course, this is a difficult question to answer with precision, considering that wizard 21 for epic spellcasting is ...
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How does an Invoker with Hand of Fury interact with summons and persistent dailies?

Hand of Fury: Benefit: When you miss all targets with a daily invoker power, you can use hand of radiance as a minor action once before the end of your turn. A sample power: Angelic Protector: ...
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Does the interrupt granted by “Refire the Forge” prevent an Avenger from falling unconscious?

Refire the Forge: Effect: Until the stance ends, you regain hit points equal to your Dexterity or Intelligence modifier each time you hit an enemy with an attack. Additionally, until the stance ...
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What are some specific areas of compatibility between Cavaliers and Paladins?

When creating a Heroic Cavalier the other day, I was struck by the absolute uselessness of the paladin feats for the Cavalier. As a practical question, what elements from the paladin are useful, ...