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Questions tagged [domains]

Domains are the areas of focus for a divine-centered character. This is frequently tied to the deity or deities that the character worships.

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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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Custom cleric domain

Is there a way to create a custom domain for clerics? I remember reading about it way back, but I don't remember the exact book.
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Can a cleric select an alignment domain that is not offered by his deity?

SRD: A cleric’s deity influences his alignment, what magic he can perform, his values, and how others see him. A cleric chooses two domains from among those belonging to his deity. A cleric can ...
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Do prestige class levels count as cleric levels for domains?

I'm a cleric that will take the church inquisitor prestige class, but I am wondering if the church inquisitor levels will stack with my cleric levels for the Lust domain’s granted power, or if only my ...
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Do feats and abilities that improve a spell work on supernatural abilities?

I was considering taking the Envy domain because I happen to have the supernatural ability to drain ability scores like a succubus. Would the Envy domain's granted power apply to this supernatural ...
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What's up with the domain Vile Darkness?

Usually when an in-game thing like a feat, magic item, spell, or, like in this case, a cleric domain gets reprinted in a later text, that later text's version of the thing takes precedence over all ...
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What domains are eligible to be chosen for the Godsblood Spelltheft feat?

The Godsblood Spelltheft feat says, in part, to Select a domain from one of the deities involved in the Time of Troubles on the following list: Anhur, Bane, Bhaal, Clangeddin Silverbeard, ...
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Are the Arcana Domain cleric's wizard cantrips from Arcane Initiate in addition to every cleric's 3 starting cantrips?

Are the Arcana Domain cleric's wizard cantrips from the Arcane Initiate feature in addition to the base cleric's 3 starting ones (i.e. 3 cleric cantrips + 2 wizard ones from the Arcana Domain)? The ...
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Is there a way to get lighting bolt 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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Whose spell list(s) is Greater Status on?

The spell Status, Greater does not appear on any spell list. Its lesser version appears on the cleric and witch spell lists. Its suppose to appear in the community domain but when you visit it you see ...
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How does the Liberation Domain cleric's condition-suppressing aura from Freedom's Call work?

I have been reading the cleric domains, and have a question about an ability from the Liberation Domain. The ability I am unsure about is: Freedom's Call (Su): At 8th level, you can emit a 30-foot ...