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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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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 ...
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Warding Bond on Self through a Find Steed mount

Could I, as a paladin mounted on a mount summoned as per the Find Steed spell, cast Warding Bond so that I am granted the +1 to AC & Saving Throws and so that I get the resistance to damage and ...
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How does the paladin's Divine Smite damage interact with a Zombie's Undead Fortitude trait?

Imagine this scenario: A zombie has 8 HP. This is zombie's turn, it triggers an opportunity attack from Paladin, which uses Divine Smite. Warhammers' bludgeoning damage is 4, and the radiant damage ...
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What Paladin fighting styles are usable while wild shaped?

What fighting style, if any, can I choose from Paladin 2 that will help 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 ...
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Can an Oath of Redemption Paladin using Emissary of Redemption cast buffs on allies?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything, the Oath of Redemption Paladin's capstone ability, Emissary of Redemption, stops working under the following conditions: If you attack a creature, cast a spell ...
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Dex-Paladin - Should I get war caster as a sword & board user?

We are starting at level 3, 5th edition, and this are my current stats: Str-8 Dex-16 Con-14 Int-11 Wis-10 Charisma-16 I'm currently considering it simply for the ability to be able to cast spells ...
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Is a paladin's Lay on Hands ability in combat like drinking a potion, or like casting a spell?

The Paladin in AD&D 2e has the class ability of Lay on Hands. A paladin can heal by Laying on Hands. The paladin restores 2 hit points per experience level. He can heal himself or someone else, ...
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Does Divine Bond still require activating the weapon's enhancements?

A 9th level paladin activating his weapon's Divine Bond grants him +2 enhancement bonus to be used as he desired: These bonuses can be added to the weapon, stacking with existing weapon bonuses to ...
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Paladin's Detect Evil and worn equipment with Evil aura

If a Paladin uses Detect Evil on a single target by a move action, does the eventual aura of their equipment count? Let's say for instance, if the target is Chaotic Neutral and not intending to harm ...
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What's with the Paladin's ranged powers? Do they provoke opportunity attacks?

So I am a little bit confused. I am currently playing a Paladin built for tanking and holding the front while my party hopefully finishes the enemy off before I die. I was looking though some of the ...
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How does uses of Channel Energy work for a multiclass Cleric/Paladin?

I have a Cleric/Paladin and, at the next level, my paladin should be able to use Channel Energy. On the paladin's page, it says that A paladin uses her level as her effective cleric level when ...
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What does the paladin spell list hold for an already versatile caster? [closed]

I am considering playing a cleric//wizard gestalt character in an upcoming campaign set in Eberron. I haven't picked a race, but I'm considering taking, on the wizard side, the prestige class silver ...
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How to impose consequences for breaking the Paladin's Code without coming off as a insensitive GM? [closed]

It all started when we were going through a premade adventure's flavor text and got to the bit when the party walked into the town of Night Falls. One PC, a paladin, used his class ability to detect ...
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How many “Known Spells” does a 3rd level paladin have?

I've scoured the Player's Handbook for an answer, but I still can't find it
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Is my paladin/warlock multiclass a viable tank?

I'll be playing a D&D 5e Warlock/Paladin character in the Curse of Strahd adventure. I'll start off by taking 2 levels of Paladin (variant human with War Caster) and then start taking levels in ...
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Are there rules for what happens if a paladin breaks his oath? [duplicate]

Are there rules for what happens if a paladin breaks their oath? I haven't found a single one. Am I missing something?
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Can a Paladin use his Mercies with Channel Positive Energy?

Anyone that gets a Lay on hands from a Paladin also gets all the effects of the Paladin's Mercies. As the Channel Positive Energy uses two lay on hands do they also get the effects of the Mercies?
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Do the Dueling fighting style, Divine Smite, and Oath of Devotion paladin's Sacred Weapon Channel Divinity option stack?

I was in DM'ing a game the other day when the party's Level 3 Paladin one-hit KO'd a minor boss. Here's how he did it: Total damage = two-handed longsword (1d10) + Str modifier (+2) + Dueling ...
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When Multi-classing Paladin with Sorcerer, could I Prepare Paladin Spells at my Sorcerer Spell Level (5th level spells max)? [duplicate]

I've been playing a level 9 Stone Sorcerer, and I was about to multiclass 2 levels into paladin when I saw that when you prepare your paladin spells, you prepare spells that fit with the level of ...
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Can I extend the duration of my special paladin mount?

With the exception of taking more levels in Paladin, is it possible to increase my paladin special mount duration.
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How to prevent extra-planar telecomunication

I am a ex-paladin in my campaign. His god/demons are tempting him in the hopes of a new zealous fighter. I am looking for a way to stop these powers from communicating with my character directly. The ...
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Are there any feats improving Lay On Hands besides Hands of the Healer and Great Charisma?

Some time ago my player had asked me if there is a way to improve his 10 Paladin/10 Grayguard's lay on hands ability, so healing and Devastating Touch would improve. I have searched through most of ...
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How can I get working wings for a Paladin Warforged in heroic tier?

I have a level 2 Paladin Warforged, and want to give him wings. His early life/background is Divine Companionship and he worships Pelor. His theme is Ironwrought. He is a tank build. The DM is ...
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Do these Feats + Paladin Relentless Avenger = Redundant? [closed]

Forgive the awkwardness of this question, I'm not sure where to put it or how to flag this, as it's not pertaining to rulings but rather interactions. I'm currently using a Vengeance Paladin that ...
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If the weapon for divine bond is already magic, can a paladin add Keen to it at 5th level?

The rules for Divine Bond, state: At 5th level, this spirit grants the weapon a +1 enhancement bonus. It then goes on: For every three levels beyond 5th, the weapon gains another +1 ...
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Does Paladin of Tyranny's Aura of Despair grant immunity to fear effects as Aura of Courage?

In the text for Aura of Despair, it doesn't mention the immunity to fear effects, and states that it acts as Aura of Courage, except that it's a debuff to enemies' saves instead of a buff to your ...
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Does the enlightened paladin's code override the typical paladin's code?

Paladins that takes the archetype enlightened paladin follow no universal paladin code—each paladin in his service creates his own code as part of his spiritual journey, seeing the adherence to ...
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Is shared defense a zone effect or a granted boon?

For the Paladin, a Divine Defender, this is an alternative to a mercy. Shared Defense (Su) At 3rd level, a divine defender can spend one use of her lay on hands ability as a standard action ...
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Are there any ways to give a ranger Turn Undead?

A sequel to this question, where I apparently missed the fact that Prestige Paladin has Turn Undead as a prerequisite. So how about it: are there any ranger variants, ACFs, feats, races, or anything ...
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How can a PaliBard be optimized for DPS/battlefield control?

I'm considering rolling a Paladin/Bard character. My aim for the character is for them to be a high damage dealer, in addition to being able to control the battlefield to provide openings & ...
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Does a Paladin's steed (Find Steed) need to concentrate while sharing Aura of Vitalty?

This question assumes that the steed is acting independently. Is the Steed responsible for maintaining the concentration requirements for a shared Aura of Vitality spell?
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Does Divine Sanction overwrite your own Divine Challenge?

So a Paladin technically has two different special marks, Divine Challenge and Divine Sanction. Some effects only work on your Divine Challenge target, and Hybrid paladins deal less damage with their ...
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Does using a lone smite affect all missiles fired using Manyshot?

Does a paladin with Ranged Smite and Manyshot add the damage bonus to all hits since it's only a single attack? And what about spells like divine sacrifice and find the gap?
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Paladin of Vengeance: Powerful Justice?

At 11th level, an oathbound paladin may spends one use of her smite evil ability to grant her allies within 10 feet the ability to smite evil, except they only gain the paladin’s bonus to damage, ...
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Feats to take for Paladin Dragon mount?

I am running a 12 Paladin/ 8 Barbarian/ 6 Cavalier currently in Pathfinder and the DM allowed me to take a young gold dragon mount. What feats should I take for it?
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Mounted combat - move, attack, disengage, move. Possible? [duplicate]

Paladin, Mounted Combatant feat, Great axe, riding a Warhorse. I'd like to ride 30ft to the mob, bash him with my axe, have the steed disengage, and ride 30ft back. Can I do this? Jeremy seems to ...
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God for paladin crusader [closed]

I'm playing NWN2 (a videogame based on the Forgotten Realms setting during the D&D 3.5e era) on a RP server and I recently had an idea to create a paladin. I would like to create a crusader based ...
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What are the Rules-As-Written limits on a Paladin's ability to work with demons? [closed]

The situation came up in my group where a demon offered us a temporary alliance with itself in order to kill a dragon. We have a Paladin in our group. I would have thought a Paladin would flat ...
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Any way to overcome a Paladin's immunity to disease without GM fiat?

Is there any way to overcome a paladin's immunity to disease without a gm fiat? The goal is to make a paladin able to fall ill through any means possible without him losing his immunity, but instead ...
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Paladin gaining Divine Health while they have a disease

Say a second level paladin gets a disease, then at the end of the session levels up and gets Divine Health, which makes them immune to disease. Do they still carry that disease and are its markings ...
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D&D 4th Edition deities - more than just what's in the PHB

I'm making a Dragonborn Paladin. I'd like him to be lawful good, but I'm really not all that fond of the the two LG deities listed in handbook. What are some good options to get around this? Are there ...
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Help and advice picking paladin feats. When and what to take?

I'm trying to plan out my 20 levels of feats for the Paladin in Pathfinder. As you probably know, Paladins only get (at most) 10 feats if they are not human like my character. This leads to some ...
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Does Inspiring Sword (Divine Fighting Technique) affect the user?

The relevant effect of the feat reads as follows: While wielding a longsword, you can perform an impressive display of prowess as a full-round action. All allies within 30 feet who can see your ...
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What are good multiclass options for a 6th-level cleric wanting to help in the front line? [closed]

Last session my group and I reached 6th level. As a cleric of the Life Domain, I got access to all the class features that I wanted out of being a cleric. Now I seek to branch out to being more ...
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'Multiple' Cleric classes for one character

A player wishes to take 5 levels as a positive cleric (Spontaneous Cure) and 5 levels as a negative cleric (Spontaneous Inflict). In both cases the player wants to trade turn/rebuke for paladin auras. ...
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Switching from Paladin to an evil aligned class

In D&D 3.5, if you fell as a paladin due to comitting evil acts, you could become a blackguard and benefit from your ex-paladin levels: Fallen Paladins Blackguards who have levels in the ...
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How do I optimize my Tank/Healer paladin in Pathfinder?

I'm currently building an Aasimar Paladin for an upcoming campaign my friend is starting. We are assuming we will go up to 20th level. Currently at level 1 my stats are Str:16, Dex:12, Con:14, Int:10, ...
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Paladin mounts for protection / tanking?

My paladin just hit level 5, and in addition to endless Zone of Truth callbacks and learning the heartbreaking truth about Moonbeam, I'm pumped about summoning my first mount. My character is a tank ...
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Is a Smite Evil attack considered magic or holy?

Is a Smite Evil attack considered magic or holy? Does it bypass enemies with neutral damage reduction?
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Must all feats granted by the Holy Tactician's Tactical Acumen ability be teamwork feats?

I understand the first feat granted by the Paladin Holy Tactician archetype's Tactical Acumen extraordinary ability must be a teamwork feat, but are the other feats it grants later under the same ...