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Can Paladins ritual cast?

In the D&D5E Player's Handbook, the Paladin's description states that they "learned to draw on divine magic and cast spells as a cleric does." The cleric is capable of ritual casting, and ...
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Is Curse Bringer + Divine Smite + Wrathful Smite + Greenflame Blade RAW, RAI or Neither? [duplicate]

Warlock Hexblade (3), Paladin (x) Boon: Pact of the Blade Eldritch Invocations: Curse Bringer. Need minimum 5 lvls Turn 1.1 Hexblade curse (bonus action) Turn 2.1 (bonus action) Wrathful Smite ...
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Can you use Divine Smite while you are concentrating on a spell?

I am playing as a multiclassed Hexblade warlock 3/paladin 2 in a D&D 5e campaign. Can you use your paladin Divine Smite feature in melee while you are concentrating on a spell, such as shadow ...
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Do paladin oaths have to be taken seriously?

My friends are planning a game with a group of paladin characters. One of my friends is interested in the Oath of Devotion, which has the following tenets: Honesty. Don’t lie or cheat. Let your word ...
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Ankheg as a Dwarf Paladin mount

When adjusting the HD of an Ankheg with the mount bonus; does it became a huge magical beast when it's HD count goes to 5 and above or is still just large?
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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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Party Paladin sold his soul to an evil goddess. Does he get a new character template now? (ie: deathknight, blackguard, etc.)

A PC died, and in an attempt to have his life spared, my group's paladin decided to offer his soul after he had a talk with the spiritual form of Lolth. Lolth decided to bargain for a trade of his ...
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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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Is this homebrew Oath of the Golden Knight paladin subclass balanced compared to the official subclasses?

Oath Spells You gain Oath Spells at the Paladin levels listed. 3 Hail of Thorns, Ensnaring Strike 5 Locate Animals or Plants, Healing Spirit 9 Conjure Animals, Spirit Guardians 13 Grasping ...
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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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What exactly are you getting when you buy an Emblem Holy Symbol?

The description for the Emblem Holy Symbol is as follows (PHB, p. 151): Holy Symbol. A holy symbol is a representation of a god or pantheon. It might an amulet depicting a symbol representing a ...
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Could rakshasas be detected by paladin’s Divine Sense?

Rakshasas have limited magic immunity which protect them from being detected by magic of 6th (or smaller) level. But paladin’s Divine Sense ability is not a magic at all. Does it mean that even 1st ...
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Does a Paladin with the Divine Health feature destroy a Green Slime?

The Green Slime (DMG, p105) is a dungeon hazard, and any effect that cures disease [...] destroys a patch of green slime. A Paladin, from level 3, is immune to disease thanks to the Divine Health ...
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Is this homebrew Oath of the Jedi paladin subclass balanced compared to the official subclasses?

Is the following homebrew Oath of the Jedi paladin subclass balanced compared to the official subclasses? Oath Spells You gain oath spells at the following levels: 3rd - Jump, Catapult ...
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Does the paladin's Divine Health feature make them immune to the curse of lycanthropy?

Paladins get the Divine Health feature at level 3: By 3rd level, the divine magic flowing through you makes you immune to disease. If a were-animal bites a paladin of level 3 or higher, would they ...
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Channel Divinity: Control Undead question

I had a question about the Oathbreaker Paladin's Channel Divinity option, Control Undead. Control Undead: As an action, you target one undead creature you can see within 30 feet of you. The target ...
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Can the target of Nature's Wrath (Channel Divinity) use an action to attempt to free itself?

An Oath of Ancients Paladin may use her Channel Divinity class feature to apply Nature's Wrath: Nature's Wrath: As an action, you can cause spectral vines to spring up and reach for a creature ...
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Does an Oath of Vengeance paladin require concentration when using a Channel Divinity option such as Vow of Enmity?

I'm playing Storm King's Thunder in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. I have a Paladin who has taken the Oath of Vengeance (PHB, p. 87-88). With that oath, I get my Channel Divinity options and ...
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How do I handle a paladin who falls, but wants to choose a different class instead of taking the Oathbreaker subclass?

tl;dr: How do I handle a fallen paladin? I have a level 6 player who wanted to play a lawful good aasimar paladin (Oath of Devotion). There have been several events which I believe have led to their ...
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Can a bone knight summon a skeleton version of a steed other than a warhorse or war pony?

Paladins becoming a Bone Knight lose the services of their paladin mount and gain a skeletal mount instead. The wording seems to restrict the type of mount, allowing only a skeletal warhorse or pony (...
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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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Would removing the "total cover" part of a Paladin's Divine Sense unbalance the feature?

Inspired by this question: What good is the paladin's Divine Sense? I am running Lost Mines of Phandelver to introduce a couple of people to D&D (just me and my two players; I use DMPCs to ...
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What good is the paladin's Divine Sense?

The Divine Sense feature of the Paladins looks underwhelming to me. It has limited uses, takes an action to use, and you know the location and type of any celestial/fiend/undead within 60ft, not ...
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How does Paladin's Abjure Enemy ability really work?

Abjure Enemy specifically states that the enemy has a speed of 0 for the duration. However since this is different to the frightened condition (which makes no claims about movement speed) it's not ...
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Can a paladin prepare more spells if they didn't cast any the previous day?

I know this seems like a silly question but it was just a random thought that I had today. I know Paladins only get so many spells a day by preparing them usually when they wake up and pray to ...
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How does Mercy remove conditions?

Is the creature affected by a Paladin's Mercy, immune from contracting the conditions another time during the duration of the hour long ability? (because those conditions wouldn't actually get ...
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In what ways can a Non-paladin access Paladin spells?

What different options are available (in the published materials of D&D 5e: rulebooks, UA, etc) for a Non-paladin to access Paladin-specific spells? Notes Only spells that are unique to the ...
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Do Forgotten Realms paladins have to follow a deity?

As can be seen in this question, with the relevant quote from the Players Handbook: Player's Handbook, page 82: Although many paladins are devoted to gods of good, a paladin’s power comes as much ...
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Does a Paladin's fire immunity decrease Fireball's damage?

I have looked around and could not find a definitive answer either way. Scenario: Paladin is surrounded by a bunch of goblins hacking them. I cast a fireball at the Paladin who has 3 armor and an ...
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Can a Paladin's Cleansing Touch (inadvertently) Dispel Simulacrum?

In our last D&D session, I was playing as a simulacrum of my PC that was sent by the BBEG after my PC had been captured. About halfway through the session, the party noticed I was reluctant to use ...
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Does a humanoid possessed by a ghost register as undead to a paladin's Divine Sense?

A Ghost (MM, p. 147) can possess a humanoid as per their Possession action: Possession (Recharge 6). One humanoid that the ghost can see within 5 feet of it must succeed on a DC 13 Charisma saving ...
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Does the Oath of Redemption paladin's Emissary of Peace feature reflect damage taken as a result of the Aura of the Guardian feature?

The Unearthed Arcana's Oath of Redemption has the following features: Aura of the Guardian Starting at 7th level, you can shield your allies from harm at the cost of your own health. When a ...
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What do I lose by going Paladin 17 / Warlock 3, instead of taking 1 additional level or 1 fewer level in Warlock?

Background I have a 9th Level Oath of Redemption Scourge Aasimar Paladin. Due to the way the story has evolved, I will need to multiclass into warlock. My intention was to take levels 10, 11 and 12 ...
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Can an Oathbreaker Paladin reform and choose a different Paladin subclass?

If I am currently an Oathbreaker, is it possible for my character to repent for his sins in some way and choose a new a subclass(like redemption) or not?
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How can I get more spell slots?

I'm playing a protector aasimar paladin and I was wondering how I can get more spell slots.
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How has the Holy Avenger (or Holy Sword, or similar “holy” weapons meant for paladins) changed through the editions of D&D?

A follow-up on this Q&A regarding the origins of the Holy Avenger and similar "holy" weapons in the Forgotten Realms, and in D&D more generally. As noted there, the Realms have experienced ...
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What was the first published appearance of the Holy Avenger (or Holy Sword, or similar "holy" weapons meant for paladins) in the Forgotten Realms?

Anyone who has ever played D&D surely knows of the holy avenger, the mighty magical sword whose true power manifests only in the hands of a paladin. For purposes of a campaign to be set in the ...
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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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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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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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Balance Implications of Divine Smite Doing Necrotic Damage?

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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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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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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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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Does the Paladin's Aura of Protection affect only either her or ONE ally in range?

Aura of Protection on PHB p. 85 states: Starting at 6th level, whenever you or a friendly creature within 10 feet of you must make a saving throw, the creature gains a bonus to the saving throw ...
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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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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 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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The Passive Wisdom (Perception) score of my character on D&D Beyond seems too high

I just made a 7th-level Dragonborn Vengeance Paladin character on D&D Beyond. It says his Passive Wisdom (Perception) is 18, but I don't understand how they calculated that number. The ...
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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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