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A "holy warrior" character class. This is frequently viewed as a combination of the cleric and the fighter.

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Help me re-find this role-playing story

I want to find this story again to inspire my fellow newer players to break the mold of role-playing. I remember reading an incredibly inspiring [D&D probably] story about a player who was role-...
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How to tank up as a Paladin [closed]

Our last encounter was (apparently) 5 levels higher than us, and we killed it pretty quickly. That said, I took quite a chunk of damage (about half my health in one round), so I'm looking to tank up. ...
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How, other than Hallow, can a place or object be consecrated or desecrated, so that it would be detected by Divine Sense or Detect Evil and Good?

The paladin's Divine Sense feature allows the paladin to ...detect the presence of any place or object that has been consecrated or desecrated, as with the hallow spell. Similarly, the spell ...
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Are hybrid paladins able to benefit from divine sanction?

The hybrid paladin entry lacks any reference to divine sanction (but then again, as printed in PHB1, so does the regular paladin). Powers that apply the sanction to the paladin's enemies seem to be ...
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Does Smite work while wild-shaped?

Does Smite work in beast form? I have a plan for a half orc Paladin/Druid build, but I want to make sure this aspect of the build works before I play the character.
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When does the Oath of Vengeance paladin's Powerful Justice ability expire?

The Oath of Vengeance paladin's Powerful Justice replaces the paladin's normal Aura of Justice: Powerful Justice (Su) At 11th level, an oathbound paladin may spends one use of her smite evil ...
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Paladin PC sounds too OP

I just constructed a Level 5 Human Paladin character for one of my players and this is what I got. His base stats are... STR 15 DEX 14 CON 18 INT 14 WIS 17 CHR 12 This was done by using the 4d6 ...
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Paladin/Warlock sharing spell slots

I have a conundrum. I have a multiclassed 6th Paladin/ 5th Warlock character. With 6 levels of paladin, I have 4/2 spell slots, and as a 5th warlock, I have 2 spells that are cast as a 3rd level slot. ...
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How should I handle a paladin player character killing foes after they surrender? [closed]

Recently my players were raiding a criminal headquarters. These were not nice people: drug runners, loan sharks, things like that. However, as the fight went poorly and they were unable to run away, ...
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Can the range of Lay on Hands be modified with the Distant Spell metamagic?

For a multiclassed paladin/sorcerer, can the range of the paladin's Lay on Hands ability be modified with the sorcerer's Distant Spell metamagic option? I assume that to do so it would have to be ...
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When does a paladin's Channel Divinity refresh?

So in the PHB it says for Paladins "Channel Divinity" you choose which option to use, you must then finish a short or long rest to use your channel divinity again. I'm doing Oath of the Ancients, ...
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Do clerics, paladins, and warlocks gain level ups from their own power, or from their patrons or gods?

A friend and I (we both DM for each other occasionally) are having a discussion about where the increases in power of divine (cleric and paladin) and psuedo-divine (warlock) classes comes from at ...
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If a Paladin purposefully goes bad, can they still atone and return to prior status?

This question is for research purposes. I am writing a piece of fan fiction set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe. In the series, it had been established that Andrew plays D&D, but never ...
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Does spell resistance from Oath of Ancients protect against dragon breath attacks?

I'm trying to find some clarification on something that seems a little vague to me: I'm going to be turning level 7 soon as a Paladin, and my oath gives me resistance against spell damage. I'm not ...
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Will the paladin's Cleansing Touch or the Arcana cleric's Spell Breaker feature end the Feeblemind spell?

The Feeblemind spell provides a list of things that can end the spell, but it may or may not be exhaustive. Can the effects of the spell be ended by the Paladin's Cleansing Touch feature or the ...
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Does an Oath of Vengeance Paladin have to pick a particular sworn foe?

Of the Oath of Vengeance paladin's four tenets in the PHB, two mention the phrase "sworn foe/enemy": "Faced with a choice of fighting my sworn foes or combating a lesser evil, I choose the greater ...
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Why does this WotC pregenerated human paladin have an Int modifier of +1 if their Int score is 11?

On this page, WotC provides a bunch of pregenerated characters. I noticed that the level 1 human paladin (from the .zip file linked here) has an intelligence score of 11, but a modifier of +1. How ...
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Calculating AC for a monk/enlightened paladin

Monks get an AC bonus from WIS. The paladin archetype “Enlightened Paladin” from the Inner Sea Combat Guide gains an AC Bonus based off of CHA? Can those stack?
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Would Deft Blade affect Virtuous Strike?

I'd DMing a 4th Edition game, and one of my players is playing a Rogue/Paladin Hybrid and wants to take "Deft Blade" as his 11th level feat, but only if it would affect his Virtuous Strike. Would it? ...
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None Shall Pass/Bradaman's Weapon problems maintaining Divine Challenge

These two things allow a paladin to target Divine ChallengeDDI on two enemies. Bradaman's WeaponDDI None Shall PassDDI During his turn the paladin "must engage the target" or the mark ends and ...
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How is a special mount released from service?

A level 5 paladin gains the spell-like ability special mount that, in part, says that "the paladin may release a particular mount from service (if it has grown too old to join her crusade, for ...
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Is fully-errata'd Hybrid Divine Challenge a No Action or an Immediate Action?

According to the Essentials update 2 (November 2010), both the original Divine Challenge and the Hybrid Divine Challenge damage instance appear to have been errata-ed to be a no action event (yes, ...
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How much do you control a 'Find Steed' mount when you are unmounted? [duplicate]

There have been multiple questions asked about the specifics of mounted combat, especially as a paladin. Some of them have been conflicting and are mostly based on the rules we have in PHB p198 and on ...
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If I overheal someone with Lay on Hands do the extra points return to my pool?

One of my player's asked me what happens if the number they choose for Lay on Hands is greater than the difference between the target's current and maximum HP. Will they will get refunded the ...
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Does Aura of Protection add to my spell save DC?

I’m playing a paladin of conquest and am often casting spells or effects that require enemies to make a saving throw against my spell save dc. Can I add my aura of protection bonus to the spell save ...
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Does the paladin's Improved Divine Smite do additional damage to fiends and undead?

The paladin's Improved Divine Smite 11th-level feature gives every melee weapon attack an extra 1d8 radiant damage. Their 2nd-level Divine Smite feature does 1d8 additional damage to fiends and ...
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Does the UA Oath of Treachery paladin's Cull the Herd ability (from the Aura of Treachery feature) have a limit on the number of times it can be used?

The UA Oath of Treachery paladin (from Unearthed Arcana: Paladin) gets the Aura of Treachery feature at 7th level, which gives them this benefit (in addition to another one, Treacherous Strike): ...
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Do grapple/shove/disarm attempts count as attacks for the Redemption paladin's Emissary of Redemption feature?

The Oath of Redemption paladin's 20th-level Emissary of Redemption feature (XGtE, p. 39) gives you resistance to all damage dealt by other creatures and automatically does radiant damage to creatures ...
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Do the Enlightened Philosopher Oracle and Paladin bonuses to saving throws stack?

In our upcoming campaign starting at level 27, one of my players is going to play an Oracle 20/Paladin 7. Both the Enlightened Philosopher and Paladin provide a bonus equal to their Charisma to saving ...
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Is there any way for a ranger to be able to cast the Protection from Evil spell?

I'm working on a build, and wondering if I can get early entry to Prestige Paladin via Ranger. One of the requirements is the ability to cast protection from evil, so I was wondering if there's a way ...
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How does Improved Divine Smite change the Divine Smite damage cap?

This is a question from a realization brought on by this question and answer on what the wording between Divine Smite and Improved Divine Smite means; and ties in extensively to this separate answer ...
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What balance issues would arise from a Chaotic Good Paladin?

I have long been annoyed by the inability of Chaotic Good warriors to become empowered by their unwavering faith in freedom and human decency, and so am considering a custom archetype that would allow ...
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If an Oath of Devotion paladin uses Sacred Weapon on the Shadow Blade spell, do they lose advantage from attacking a target in dim light?

The Oath of Devotion paladin gets the Sacred Weapon Channel Divinity option at 3rd level: As an action, you can imbue one weapon that you are holding with positive energy, using your Channel ...
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Can you use Divine Bond (Weapon) with Magic Weapon Spell?

Can a Paladin use his Divine Bond (Weapon) on a weapon where Magic Weapon has been caste and does this count as a +1 for the purpose of adding a magic weapon feature?
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Are there any errata corrections for the epic Paladin's Turn Undead and Remove Disease progressions?

In my campaign the level 20 paladin PC is about to hit level 21 and I noticed 3.5 DMG page 208 states: Turn Undead (Su):The paladin turns undead as a cleric of two levels lower, as normal. ...
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Are Smite spells one-use only?

When I, for example, cast searing smite as a paladin, and then attack and hit successfully, does the spell end after this successful attack, or does the smite last until the concentration ends or the ...
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Are Wizard spells also Paladin Spells when provided by Sword of the Arcane Order?

Background I have a Paladin that reveres Mystra, and would like to be take as much advantage of spells as possible. The DM has allowed the Serenity feat - which is excellent for reducing MAD. Of ...
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What are the hit points for a Low Born Cavalier Paladin?

In Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Unearthed Arcana, the low born paladin has to earn experience points as a 0 level Cavalier Horseman and Lancer, according to page 16. However, it doesn't explain how ...
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What qualifies as “in combat” for the purposes of Protective Spirit?

Protective Spirit (an Oath of Redemption feature) says: you regain hit points ... if you end your turn in combat with fewer than half of your hit points remaining What qualifies as a combat in ...
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Is there a Prestige Class or Archetype that mimics the Medician from AD&D 2nd Edition?

Back in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition, one of my favorite Paladin Kits from the Paladin's Handbook was the Medician. The Medician was: Description: The Medician seeks to treat the ...
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Can you tell when you've been Smitten?

The Paladin of one of my players is about to encounter a Black Guard during a jousting competition. The Black Guard will probably use smite attacks against him. Would a creature know it is the ...
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Does the Fear spell work with an Oath of Conquest paladin's Aura of Conquest?

Oath of Conquest paladins emanate an Aura of Conquest starting at 7th level (XGtE, p. 38): Starting at 7th level, you constantly emanate an aura while you're not incapacitated. The aura extends 10 ...
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Do Monk's Robes improve an Iroran Paladin's Unarmed Strike ability?

The Iroran Paladin gains the following ability: Unarmed Strike: At 1st level, an Iroran paladin gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. In addition, he gains the unarmed strike monk ability, ...
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Unsanctioned Knowledge, best combat buffs for a paladin and small party?

I have a 8th level Oath of Vengeance Paladin (see Paladin archer looking to combat optimize my 9th level choices) who specializes in ranged attacks. I'm interested in buffing myself or others, and I'm ...
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What's the difficulty class for the paladin's Channel Divinity: Nature's Wrath?

The Oath of the Ancients paladin has the Channel Divinity option Nature's Wrath. What's the difficulty class for the Channel Divinity ability? All that I've been able to find is that the target ...
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Variances between 2 'Great Weapon Fighting' entries on purpose?

I had a question about 'Great Weapon Fighting' as it applied to Paladins, which lead me here: Does Great Weapon Fighting apply to Superiority Die rolls? During my research. While the answer cleared ...
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Return once more to the Light Side

In my campaign a level 13 paladin PC is about battle a blackguard. Eventually, the paladin will realize the blackguard is a former colleague who fell from grace. I'm sure the player will want to turn ...
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What feature or ability lets a paladin share Smite Evil with her party?

What is the feat/trait/spell that allows a Paladin to share her smite evil with her party? I cannot find it anywhere.
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Can a Paladin have more than one Smite working at the same time?

Can a Paladin have more than one Smite Evil working at the same time, against different foes? Once per day, a paladin can call out to the powers of good to aid her in her struggle against evil. As ...
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How do creatures affected by Compelled Duel or Bear Totemic Attunement know who to attack?

The paladin spell Compelled Duel's effect gives an incentive to attack a specific person by giving disadvantage when attacking someone else. The 14th-level ability Bear Totemic Attunement does the ...