Questions tagged [paladin]

For questions about the paladin, a "holy warrior" character class or archetype in D&D and related RPGs. Paladins are usually devoted to a deity and/or an oath that guides their actions. Because they generally combine martial skill with magical ability, paladins are frequently viewed as a combination of the cleric and fighter classes.

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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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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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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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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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What kind of dragon cohort can my paladin get?

My D&D 3.5 paladin took the Dragon Cohort feat in order to obtain the services of a gold dragon (and negotiate being allowed to use the cohort as a mount from time to time) but now I'm not sure ...
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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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After dismissing or reaching 0 hp, must I summon the same type of steed?

My question is that since its the same celestial I summon each time I use find steed must I choose the same type of mount, or could the first summoning be a warhorse and the next time a camel?
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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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What kinds of Mounts can a Paladin get besides Warhorse?

I distinctly recall AD&D paladins being able to have mounts like griffons, dragons, and planar variants, but I cannot locate these rules. I'm aware Cavalier Paladins had some of these, though I'm ...
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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 ...
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How is a bonded mount's base attack bonus calculated?

A paladin can choose a bonded mount at level 5. It references the Animal Companion feature from the Druid class. This is the animal companion’s base attack bonus. An animal companion’s base attack ...
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Paladin archer looking to combat optimize my 9th level choices

I am looking for any good point to improve my character. I'd like to be the "rock star" among my companions. This is my first character what i made. I already looked in all known guides: Bodhi's, ...
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5e Oath Selection [closed]

I am trying to find a Oath for a Paladin (5th Edition). My DM has explained that I can choose from the oaths in PHB, Sword Coast, Morda, and Xanithar's. I can't seem to settle on one oath, because ...
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Thunderous Smite: definition of “creature” [duplicate]

The description of the 1st-level spell Thunderous Smite (PH 282) states the following: [...] Additionally, if the target is a creature, it must succeed on a Strength saving throw or be pushed 10 ...
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Paladin High Elf [closed]

I am about to start a campaign with a group of friends, we're all new to Dnd so I'm curious how it'll go! Without my knowledge I wanted to be a high elf Paladin. Little did I know that when I did a ...
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Does crusader's mantle stack? [duplicate]

If 2 people are concentrating on different crusader's mantle and standing within the radius does the effect stack with another crusader's mantle causing 2d4 instead 1d4?
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DnD 5e what's best for my stats as a paladin? [closed]

I rolled 17, 17, 15, 15, 13 and an 8. I'm also human (non variant), so currently I assigned my stats as follows: Str: 18 Dex 9 Con: 16 Int: 14 Wis: 16 Char: 18 My plan was to +2 to both Str and Char, ...
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How do I build the Paladin tank/healer my party needs without multi-classing 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:...
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Can I use Eldritch Smite and Divine Smite using only one spell slot?

Can I use 1 Spell slot from Warlock to use both Divine Smite and Eldritch Smite in the same attack? Or I must use 2 spells slots?
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Is my multiclassed paladin/fighter/sorcerer built according to the rules? [closed]

I wanna preface this by saying I'm a D&D fanboy/wannabe, Baldur's Gate and Critical Role is the closest I've ever gotten to playing the game. One of the things I love about any game is character ...
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Looking for a Crusader Paladin prestige class

I want to know if there's a published prestige class where I can get martial maneuvers and stances as well as divine spells.
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Is paladin mount advancement strictly tied to paladin class level?

The SRD has a table on paladin mount advancement that seems to be linked to paladin level. I was wondering how this interacted with multiclassing and prestige classes. Does the paladin mount advance ...
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Does an Oathbreaker Paladin keep or lose their Paladin powers? [duplicate]

I would like to know what happens with the powers of paladin — Divine Sense, Lay on Hands, Divine Smite and Divine Health — when a paladin becomes an Oathbreaker.
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Does Avatar of Vice grant free uses of Dread Smite if I don't know it?

Assume I have a multi-class paladin, and have spent a feat to take Avatar of Vice (from Heroes of Shadow) as my level 29 daily power instead of whatever my class power was. The last part of this ...
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Spellcasting Multi-class options for level 3 Tiefling Paladin (Oath of Vengance) [closed]

What spellcaster multiclass options exist for a level 3 tiefling paladin, oath of vengeance, ideally the character should be able to still wear armour and have access to more spells/spell-slots than a ...
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How do the Aasimar Favored Class Rewards work, specifically for Paladin?

Title says it all. I'm building an Aasimar Paladin, and the Favored Class Reward in the Advanced Race Guide says the following: "Add +1/6 to the morale bonus on saving throws provided by the paladin’...

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