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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 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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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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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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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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Stats for my ashworm mount

In my next campaign a player asked me to help him make a paladin of tyranny 10/asworm dragoon 10. The character itself was not hard to make. But I am not sure about the ashworm's stats at all. He also ...
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Would Ardent Strike + Commanding Vow trigger Flail Expertise?

Flail Expertise's second effect is "In addition, when you hit with a melee weapon attack using a flail and the attack lets you slide a target, you can knock the target prone instead of sliding it." ...
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How would an evil Oath of Devotion Paladin work? [closed]

So I can see Oath of Vengeance (to a degree) working with an evil paladin, I can also see Conquest, Trickery and obviously Oathbroken, but since 5e doesn't restrict alignments on classes, I'm curious ...
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Does the level increase from Bracers of the Merciful Knight increase the number of rounds of Fast Healing for the Injured Mercy?

I know that the Bracers of the Merciful Knight increase the base healing of Lay on Hands and the number of times per day that a Paladin can use it. Do you also take the +4 levels into consideration ...
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Do the spells of the paladin's oaths works like cantrips? [closed]

When a paladin gets to the third level, it can choose an oath from the paladins oaths. This oath gives certain abilities and spells that act "naturally" for the oath. This means that it doesn't need ...
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Critical Dice Damage Removal alternatives [closed]

First-time poster, I actually have a multipart question. So, our DM got upset when my Paladin crit with my smite ability while having a hunter's mark on this Werewolf encounter. So in the end it was ...
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Warlock/Paladin: Using pact magic spell slots for Divine Smite [duplicate]

I'm currently thinking about doing an Aasimar Paladin / Celestial Warlock sometime in the future. Now, I've been looking at the Divine Smite feature of the Paladin (p. 85, PHB), which states the ...
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Planning on reworking the paladin handbook [closed]

I am planning on reworking the paladin handbook. I believe that we know the state of D&D 3.5e as a whole, so I am in a much better position to create a guide that won't need to be updated whenever ...
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warlock blade fiend [closed]

Hello guys I am thinking of making a warlock/paladin character for the upcoming Elemental Evil adventure league. So far I have read up on the fighter 1/warlock 19 build Optimal Dragonborn Warlock for ...
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Build for Paladin and warlock multiclass [closed]

I am trying to find out how to best do what I want with this character, playing in Adventure League games. Multi Classing Decision I am about to hit level 5 in our campaign. After doing some ...
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Evil Paladin in Dungeons and Dragons 5.0 [closed]

I got a new player in my Forgotten Realms campaign. I'm always open for players to do whatever they want, but this player created a Neutral Evil Paladin from Bhaal, and I'm confused in some aspects: ...
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Picking attribute boost or feats as high-stat 5e Paladin

I'm playing Hoard of the Dragon Queen with a group, and I play a Paladin with the following stats: STR 18 DEX 13 CON 14 INT 12 WIS 15 CHA 17 So my stats are already kinda high. When I get to level 4,...
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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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Optimizing Paladin's Ability Score Bonuses

I'm currently playing an about-to-be Level 4 Paladin. This is my first opportunity to select an ability score bonus and I'm stuck on the optimal ability score bonus to choose. My role is a two handed ...
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What action does it take to activate a paladin's bonded weapon's special abilities?

Paladin's Divine Bond special ability has the following text under the first option: These bonuses can be added to the weapon, stacking with existing weapon bonuses to a maximum of +5, or they ...
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Does a vampire paladin change lay on hands to deadly touch?

A vampire cleric may become an ex-cleric if his deity does not accept evil clerics, but character can remedy this problem either by changing allegiance or by devoting himself to an evil cause or a ...
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Balance Implications of Changing Divine Smite To Necrotic Damage? [duplicate]

I have a True Neutral Paladin that is also a Fallen Aasimar. He has fully embraced darkness, letting it into his heart and spurned his celestial heritage. He hasn't gone fully evil purely because he ...
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How should I touch myself when I use Lay of Hands?

I am playing an oradin. I am currently trap in a Black Tentacles spell. I want to use Lay of Hands on myself. Beginning at 2nd level, a paladin can heal wounds (her own or those of others) by touch....
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What level spells can a level 3 paladin cast?

Paladins don't get access to spellcasting until level 2. Once they are level 2 can they now cast both level 1 and level 2 spells in their list or only level 1 spells (since they couldn't cast ...
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is it possible to have a chaotic evil paladin? [duplicate]

My party has a chaotic evil paladin in it. He is constantly trying to kill other members of the party and it's getting really annoying. Is it even possible for him to be a chaotic evil paladin, ...
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At what level of evil does a paladins smite start to work?

When would something be evil, but not evil enough for a paladins smite evil to function? Would it function off of detect evil chart as when something is evil enough?
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How long do Channel Divinity effects last?

What's the duration of Channel Divinity effects?