5E Cleric

Last 3 Edits

May 9th, 2020

May 1st, 2020

  • Added some of the variant features from Unearthed Arcana.

8th Feb, 2020

  • Added Unity domain.

CLERIC

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PROFICIENCIES

(NB: Clerics can be granted further proficiencies according to their Domain. Any new skills or weapon groups are noted below).
Armor: Light, Medium, Shields
Weapon Groups: Clerics gain proficiency in Simple weapons from their proficient groups, however, they gain proficiency with the Martial weapons of 1 of these groups (which should reflect the weapon used by their deity). Choose any 4 weapon groups.
Tools, Items, Vehicles, etc: None

Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
Skills: Choose 2 from: History, Insight, Medicine, Persuasion, and Religion.

ALTERNATE/ALTERED FEATURES

  1. Channel Divinity: Harness Divine Power. 2nd level, enhances Channel Divinity feature. Unearthed Arcana).
  2. Blessed Strikes. 8th level, replaces Divine Strike or Potent Spellcasting subclass feature. Unearthed Arcana).

SUBCLASSES (Domains)

  1. Air. (House)
  2. Ambition (Planeshift: Amonkhet, DMsGuild)
  3. Anarchy (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Chaotic Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  4. Arcana. (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide p125, Wizards of the Coast).
  5. Authority (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Lawful Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  6. Battle For followers of the dwarven deity, Clangeddin Silverbeard (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  7. Bloodeye For followers of the orcish deity, Gruumsh (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  8. Change For followers of the elven deity, Erevan Elesere (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  9. Charm. (ENWorld database, Khaalis).
  10. Chronologian For followers of the elven deity, Labelas Enoreth (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  11. Community (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Lawful Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  12. Conversion
  13. Conformity (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Lawful Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  14. Death. (DMG p96).
  15. Delver For followers of the dwarven deity, Dumathoin (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  16. Domination For followers of the dwarven deity, Laduguer (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  17. Earthblood For followers of the gnomish deity, Callarduran Smoothhands (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  18. Elemental
  19. Entropy (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Chaotic Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  20. Evergold For followers of the elven deity, Hanali Celanil (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  21. Explorer For followers of the dwarven deity, Marthammor Duin(Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  22. Flames. (Priests of Elemental Power EN5ider article C. Richard Davies).
  23. Forsaken
  24. Forge. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p18, Wizards of the Coast).
  25. Glitterbright For followers of the gnomish deity, Garl Glittergold (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  26. Grave. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p19, Wizards of the Coast).
  27. Guardian For followers of the dwarven deity, Gorm Gulthyn (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  28. Harmony (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Neutral Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  29. Hearth For followers of the dwarven deity, Berronar Truesilver (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  30. High For followers of the elven deity, Corellon Larethian (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  31. Hunt For followers of the elven deity, Solonor Thelandira (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  32. Integrity (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Neutral Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  33. Joy
  34. Knowledge. (PHB p59)
  35. Liberty (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Chaotic Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  36. Life. (PHB p60)
  37. Light. (PHB p60).
  38. Lunar For followers of the elven deity, Sehanine Moonbow (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  39. Machine
  40. Magicbreaker For followers of the drow deity, Malyk (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  41. Metallic For followers of the dragon deity, Bahamut (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  42. Misadventure For followers of the halfling deity, Brandobaris (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  43. Misfortune (EN5ider article Priests of Misfortune, by Dan Head).
  44. Nature. (PHB p61). Bonus Proficiencies: At 1st level you also gain proficiency with Simple weapons from 2 of the following weapon groups: Axes & Picks; Blowguns; Bows; Clubs & Staffs; Natural Weapons; Spears; Thrown & Slings; Whips, Chains & Nets.
  45. Ocean For followers of the elven deity, Deep Sashelas (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  46. Ocean
  47. Opportunity For followers of the dwarven deity, Abbathor (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  48. Order. (Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica p25, Wizards of the Coast).
  49. Overlord. (5E Reforged, DawnForgedCast).
  50. Prophecy
  51. Protection. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  52. Protection (EN5ider article Volumes of Forgotten Lore: Divine, by Ari Marmell).
  53. Provider For followers of the halfling deity, Yondalla (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  54. Pyrosmith For followers of the gnomish deity, Flandal Steelskin (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  55. Racial Champion
  56. Shadow (EN5ider article Volumes of Forgotten Lore: Divine, by Ari Marmell).
  57. Siege For followers of the elven deity, Shevarash (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  58. Solidarity (Planeshift: Amonkhet, DMsGuild)
  59. Spirit. (I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost EN5ider article Kiel Chenier).
  60. Steelheart For followers of the dwarven deity, Moradin (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  61. Stone. (Priests of Elemental Power EN5ider article C. Richard Davies).
  62. Strength (Planeshift: Amonkhet, DMsGuild)
  63. Supremacy (EN5ider article Spiritual Alignment: Neutral Cleric Domains, by Walt Ciechanowski).
  64. Sword Dancer For followers of the drow deity, Eilistraee (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  65. Time
  66. Time
  67. Travel (EN5ider article Volumes of Forgotten Lore: Divine, by Ari Marmell).
  68. Trickery. (PHB p62).
  69. Truesword For followers of the halfling deity, Arvoreen (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  70. Twilight
  71. Unity (Unearthed Arcana, Wizards of the Coast)
  72. War. (PHB p63). Bonus Proficiencies: At 1st level you also gain proficiency with Simple and Martial weapons in 3 weapon groups of your choice. (If you have groups for which you only have Simple weapon proficiencies, such as from race, you can upgrade 2 of these to Martial in the place of one of your selections from above.)
  73. Warherald For followers of the orcish deity, Ilneval (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  74. Water. (Priests of Elemental Power EN5ider article C. Richard Davies).
  75. Wild Hunt For followers of the dwarven deity, Thard Harr (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  76. Winter. (Priests of Elemental Power EN5ider article C. Richard Davies).
  77. Zeal (Planeshift: Amonkhet, DMsGuild)

There are MANY more subclasses here on the 5E SRD website

There are MANY more subclasses on the DMsGuild. Feel free to try one of those too.

SUBCLASSES (Domains) for SPECIFIC DEITIES

These have been written for individual deities, but can easily be used as domains for those areas highlighted below, or used to help flesh out other domains.

  1. Black Cleric Specialty priest of deity Tchernobog. A combination of Evil and Necromancy. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p62).
  2. Destruction Specialty priest of deity Batara Kala. A combination of Negative Energy, Curse and Death. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p22).
  3. Devious Spider Specialty priest of deity Anansi. A combination of Deception, Trickster and Illusion. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p14).
  4. Elder of Nayenezgani Specialty priest of deity Nayenezgani. A combination of Lightning, Healing and Retribution. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p50).
  5. Elegunshango Specialty priest of deity Shango. A combination of Storms, Presence and Vigor. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p30).
  6. Inti-Churi Specialty priest of deity Inti. A combination of Sun, Nature and Light. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p38).
  7. Natural Law Specialty priest of deity Ishtar. A combination of Light and Protection of the Common People. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p42).
  8. Priestess of Hekate Specialty priest of deity Hekate. A combination of Selfishness, Survival and Darkness. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p34).
  9. Seeker of Mazu Specialty priest of deity Mazu. A combination of The Sea and Protection. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p26).
  10. Sorayama Specialty priest of deity Fuji. A combination of Volcano, Fire and Earth. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p30).
  11. Spaekona Specialty priest of deity Freyja. A combination of Healing, Nature and Protection. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p26).
  12. Vipra Specialty priest of deity Shiva. A combination of Divination, Fiend-Foe and Abjuration/Anti-Magic. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p30).
  13. The Wise Specialty priest of deity Baba Yaga. A combination of Elements, Nature and Wisdom. (Gods & Goddesses Jetpack7 publishing, p18).

SPELLS

Clerics can have spell lists with the following number of spells: 12 for spell levels 1-3; 8 for spell levels 4-6; 4 for spell levels 7-9. (Spells gained from other means, such as domains, do not count towards these limits).


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