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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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Does Turn the Unholy work on fallen Celestials?

The description for the Oath of Devotion Paladin feature Turn Unholy mentions fiends and undead, but what about corrupted celestials that still have the celestial type (such as the Radiant Idol in ...
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Divine Scrolls - Magic Effects

I can't get some doubts off my mind. Do divine scrolls in D&D 5e exist? It seems that a cleric can read the scroll only when the spell is in common with an arcane class that can create it. Am I ...
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Are the powers of a Divine Soul sorcerer at the mercy of their deity's will?

The Divine Soul sorcerous origin in Xanathar's Guide to Everything description states: Sometimes the spark of magic that fuels a sorcerer comes from a divine source that glimmers within the soul. ...
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Has there ever been any class with the ability to smite neutral?

In the history of D&D and Pathfinder, has there ever been any class with the ability to smite neutral? We know about the smite evil of the paladin, the smite good of the blackguard, and I can ...
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How does Lucky Break work?

I have a problem to understand how this spell works. The spell description says: Reroll the saving throw and use the better result. You then become temporarily immune for 10 minutes. But there is no ...
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Alter Size Salient Divine Ability referring to Improving Monsters Size Increases?

The Alter Size Salient Divine Ability states As a free action, the deity can assume any size from Fine to Colossal. The deity also can change the size of up to 100 pounds of objects it touches. If ...
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Does Harness Divine Power use Channel Divinity?

The Harness Divine Power optional feature from both the Paladin and Cleric class in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything says the following: You can expend a use of your Channel Divinity to fuel your ...
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Can a Divine Crusader that have more domains choose different spells of the same level from different domains?

Can a Divine Crusader that have more domains choose different spells of the same level from different domains? For example: if I have 3 level one slots and I have the domains of Strength and ...
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Is a sorcerer with the domain-access alternative class feature considered both an arcane and a divine caster?

The alternative class feature Domain Access (Complete Champion, p. 52) reads, in part: Choose one cleric domain. If you worship a specific deity, the domain you choose must be one to which your deity ...
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Using Divine Smite as a dual-wielder

Divine Smite allows my Paladin to expend a spell slot to deal extra damage after landing a melee attack. My character wields two swords. Since Divine Smite isn't a bonus action (because the rules don'...
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Access to divine casting with low Wisdom?

I started a campaign with a Gnome Bard Illusionist in D&D 3.5. As the campaign played out, due to story and circumstance, I would now like to become a Divine Trickster. The entry requirements ...
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Can Wish revive a creature consumed by Lich imprisonment?

Lich can imprison a soul in its philactery: A creature imprisoned in the phylactery for 24 hours is consumed and destroyed utterly, whereupon nothing short of divine intervention can restore it to ...
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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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If a paladin uses their divine bond to give their weapon a special property, what means would players have of identifying it?

A paladin's 5th level Spell like ability Divine bond allows them to give their divine bonded weapon a level based enhancement bonus or an equivalent special property picked from axiomatic, brilliant ...
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Is it possible to create a divine spellbook?

The mnemonic vestment says this: If the wearer is a spontaneous caster, once per day she may use a spell slot to cast a spell from a written source (such as a scroll or spellbook) as if she knew ...
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Before high levels, can Salient Divine Abilities be balanced for players? [closed]

I've become interested in Salient Divine Abilities. This answer details some of the ways in which they can become absurdly imbalanced (even in comparison to an Epic level party). However, when I look ...
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Are there weapons specialized for fighting Divine Casters?

In D&D, Arcane Casters have to deal with weapons like Mage Bane enchantments for those who target casters. Are there any sort of weapons that specialize in fighting divine casters, like Mage Bane ...
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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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Does a Divine Soul Sorcerer's alignment affect their choice of Divine Magic affinity?

The Divine Soul Sorcerous Origin from Xanathar's Guide to Everything (page 50) has the class feature Divine Magic at level 1. It allows you to pick a "free" extra spell based on having an &...
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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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What is "unholy water"?

Commune divination spell mentions "unholy water" as its material component: Components: V, S, M (incense and a vial of holy or unholy water) This is the only "unholy water" mentioning I've found ...
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PC cleric lost holy symbol - what now?

Yesterday the party cleric lost her holy symbol (a golden sword-cross of a homebrew deity), which was also her spellcasting focus, due to a random adventure mishap. She argued that as a spellcasting ...
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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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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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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 one ...
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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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