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Does the Evangalist prestige class affect class-level-dependent effects, especially cleric domains?

The Evangelist prestige class's 2nd level ability, Aligned Class, is: At 2nd level, the evangelist must choose a class she belonged to before adding the prestige class to be her aligned class. She ...
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Are spells gained from class abilities considered as in spell list?

For the purposes of crafting, casting spells from scrolls and so forth, Are spells gained from cleric domains, oracle mysteries, wizard elemental schools, sorcerer bloodlines and other such class ...
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How does the timing of Order Domain's Voice of Authority work?

The Order Domain cleric from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything has the Voice of Authority feature. Part of that feature states: If you cast a spell with a spell slot of 1st level or higher and target an ...
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Lore help sought: how might my players change a deity's domains?

The short setup: my players believe they've angered a major deity and want to atone for their actions. Since the deity in question is Desna, who wants to reclaim the Beasts domain from Lamashtu, one ...
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Prestige classes that grant domains - Effective cleric level

For a prestige class that grants domains and increases caster level for a previous class, if it grants an extra domain, what is the effective cleric level for that domain? For example, if you are a ...
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Is this homebrew Chaos domain balanced compared to the official subclasses? [closed]

I am making a compendium of homebrew Cleric subclasses, spells and feats, but I want to make sure it is actually balanced and there are no glaring loopholes or broken combos with existing feats, ...
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Are cleric domain spells from higher levels added to the previously gained ones or they replace them?

When you gain new cleric domain spells at higher levels, do they replace the domain spells you gained at an earlier level? Or do you keep the old spells? For example, when a cleric is 3rd level, will ...
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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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Can a level 17 Aasimar Light Domain Cleric cause every saving throw for their damaging spells to be made with disadvantage?

Reading through the features of the light domain Cleric I've discovered: Corona of Light which states (Emphasis added): Starting at 17th level, you can use your action to activate an aura of ...
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Would Zorquan be a Unity domain patron?

Would Zorquan (Ancient Dragon god of dragonness, concerned only with the survival of dragons as a species) be a Unity domain patron deity of the draconic pantheon, as far as Cleric domains go? It ...
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How do domain powers that reference cleric levels work for a non-cleric that gains a domain?

I'm familiar with what happens when a non-cleric acquires a domain (spell-wise - they don't get domain slots but can add the domain spell to their list and may only cast that spell 1/day). But what ...
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Can I sell a supplement that references non-SRD Cleric Domains?

I am creating a completely unique setting for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, and really pouring my heart and soul into it. Under Wizards of the Coast's OGL (Open Gaming License), I am hoping to ...
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Arcane Disciple feat as a sorcerer and anyspell greater

With the Spell Domain, can a Sorcerer utilize anyspell greater with the Arcane Disciple Feat? Edit: I think it should work, but Anyspell says: Anyspell allows you to read and prepare any arcane spell ...
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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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Does a Favored Soul really gains turn attempts if he chose the Glory domain from the dracolyte prestige class?

I think I figured a way to give more power to the Favored Soul class (Complete Divine, p. 6-10) that people shun so much and is weak compared to Clerics, not only do you gain a Domain this Way but I ...
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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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Does a Divine Soul sorcerer have access to clerics' Domain Spells?

Does a Divine Soul sorcerer have access to the spells that are linked to the different cleric domains, as if they were a part of the cleric spell list?
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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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When is a druid eligible to choose a subdomain?

These are the rules for choosing subdomains (emphasis mine): Subdomains—more specific focuses for clerical worship and power that allow players greater flexibility in customizing their characters....
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Can the Hierophant use the Inspired Spell feature to cast domain spells?

Does the Inspired Spell feature from the Hierophant mythic path allow you to cast what would otherwise be a domain-only spell? The Inspired Spell feature says: You can expend one use of mythic ...
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Does the Healing Domain (or similar metamagic-like effects) affect scroll/wand/staff use?

Many abilities, notably the Healing Domain 6th level feature, allow you to alter "your spells" with metamagic-like effects. At 6th level, all of your cure spells are treated as if they were ...
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Can a Cleric with the Magic domain use Wands containing Wizard spells?

The Magic Domain's granted power says: Use scrolls, wands, and other devices with spell completition or spell trigger activation as a Wizard of one-half your Cleric level... So can a Cleric ...
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Where can I find a list of all Domains available?

I am working on making a Mystic in a 3.5e campaign and at first level you get to select a domain. Does anyone know where I can find a full list of every domain available to a Mystic? We are using ...
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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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What's the impact of extra domains on a shugenja/cleric?

Extra Domains, in part, says Several of the prestige classes described in this chapter allow a member of that class to select an additional domain, which gives an additional granted power and offers ...
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Does gaining an extra domain increase a wizard's spell slots?

Complete Divine on Extra Domains says that when a creature that casts arcane spells gains a domain then If she is a spellcaster who keeps a spellbook as a wizard does, then she must find or ...
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As a Theurgy wizard with the Life Domain, can I use the Preserve Life feature?

If I choose the Theurgy subclass (from Unearthed Arcana: Wizard Revisited) as a wizard and pick the Life Domain for my Divine Inspiration, will the Channel Divinity: Preserve Life feature work for me ...
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Is an 8th level and above cleric with the death domain harmed by channeled positive energy?

At level 8 a cleric with the death domain gains the following feature: Death’s Embrace (Ex): At 8th level, you heal damage instead of taking damage from channeled negative energy. If the ...
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What changes would the City Domain (UA) need to work in Waterdeep? [closed]

I am hoping to start running Dragon Heist in the near future (leading in to Dungeon of the Mad Mage) and would like to make the Unearthed Arcana City Domain available to users. While it introduces ...
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Is a cleric of the Trickery Domain a viable healer in the long run?

I'm playing my first D&D campaign. When I created my cleric, I didn't understand that clerics' divine domains had gameplay effects. My cleric is level 3, with a Wisdom score of 19, and I chose ...
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How to Achieve Spell Synthesis from Mystic Theurge and your Second Domain Features?

I've been working on a Mystic Theurge/Cleric concept for a while, and it seems I've run into a brick wall. The Cleric achieves their second domain feature at 8th level, which is crucial to the ...
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Truth Domain + Domain Wizard = 2nd level spells?

Truth Domain, from Races of Eberron, has Detect Thoughts (WIZ 2) in the 1st level Domain Spell slot. With Domain Wizard, "a domain wizard automatically adds each new domain spell to her list of known ...
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How does Cleric Healing Domain Granted Power cast healing spells at +1 caster level work?

Raw newbie, struggling to understand rules... What does "cast healing spells at +1 caster level" mean, exactly? In the Jozan example on page 32, he is a 1st-level cleric who chooses Healing as one ...
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How does Life Transference work with Supreme Healing from Life Domain?

So the Life Transference spell in 5e does the following: You take 4d8 necrotic damage, and one creature you choose and can see regains hit points equal to twice the damage you take. I have a ...
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How many times per rest cycle can a cleric cast their domain spells? And at what level are they cast? [duplicate]

The description for Domain Spells is vague. Once a cleric gains access to a domain, can they cast the domain spells as often as they wish (like a cantrip) or only a certain number of times per rest ...
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How does the Indomitable Soul feat interacts with the Pride domain?

The Indomitable Soul feat (PHB II, p. 80) grants the following benefit: Benefit: Whenever you make a Will save against a mind-affecting or fear ability, you can roll 2d20 and use the higher of ...
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How many domains can a character have?

An exercise of thought: Let's say I wanted to make a level 20 multi-class abomination of a character. What classes would I take to give me access to the most domains? Only looking for Paizo material....
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Cleric Domain Granted Powers

What are granted power in clerics' domain? For example out of the core rulebook for travel: Granted Powers: You are an explorer and find enlightenment in the simple joy of travel, be it by foot ...
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Would a cleric's domain ever preclude them from casting a general cleric spell?

First time player playing as a tempest cleric. As I understand the rules, a cleric of any domain has access to all the general cleric spells (i.e. not the ones that are only accessible to certain ...
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War God's Blessing: Can the cleric personally use it?

At 6th level, when a creature within 30 feet of you makes an attack roll, you can use your reaction to grant that creature a +10 bonus to the roll, using your Channel Divinity. You make this choice ...
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Archetype clarification on Umbral Stalker's Dark Descent & Domain

How does Dark Descent work on the Umbral Stalker archetype of the Inquisitor? Reading the Domain attribute from the base Inquisitor class states that the Inquisitor gets one domain, however Dark ...
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How can an Urban Druid access the Exploration subdomain?

The campaign setting is urban/city and I want to play a Druid. I want to find a way to make it fit for RP reasons. I found the Urban archetype. The problem I am having is I really want to choose the ...
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Does referencing non-SRD material by name constitute "use"?

I am working on a homebrew deity book with the possibility of later publishing it. Having looked over the 5e SRD, the only cleric domain that is Open Content is the Life domain. It is nigh impossible ...
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Knowledge Domain ability Lore Keep and action type

I am trying to figure out how the Lore Keeper ability works but its lacking details. Lore Keeper You can touch a creature to learn about its abilities and weaknesses. With a successful touch ...
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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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Is there a way to have a druid select an alternate domain with Nature's Bond

Is it possible to select an alternate domain (specifically, Community) using Nature's Bond, without relying on third-party content. Anything published by Paizo is on the table. I am preparing to play ...
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When a cleric not devoted to a deity picks the domain War, can he pick any weapon?

A cleric can opt "to have no deity" yet such a cleric still "select[s] two domains to represent his spiritual inclinations and abilities" (Player's Handbook 32). If such a cleric picks the domain War (...
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Where can be found details about the domains Icebergs and Snow?

Frostburn lists on Table 2–5: Deities of the Frostfell (42) Levistus as granting his clerics access to the domain Icebergs and Vatun as granting his clerics access to the domain Snow. These domains ...
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How can a Cleric gain extra uses of a domain ability?

What options are there for a cleric to permanently gain extra uses of a domain ability normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + their Wisdom modifier, aside from alternate favored class ...
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Are cleric domains and shaman domains interchangeable?

Oriental Adventures campaigns set in Rokugan usually forbid creatures from taking levels in the cleric class, and the cleric class is "usually not available [in Oriental Adventures campaigns set ...
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