5E Paladin

Last 3 Edits

21st Jan, 2020. Added Oath of the Watchers from Arcana Unearthed.
17th April, 2019. Removed references to ENWorld database which is gone.
20th March, 2019. Added archetypes from those I have collected on Pinterest.




Armor: All armor, Shields
Weapon Groups: Paladins are proficient in Simple and Martial weapons from any group they gain proficiency in. Choose any 6 weapon groups.
(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.)
Tools, Items, Vehicles, etc: None

Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
Skills: Choose 2 from Athletics, Endurance, Insight, Intimidation, Medicine, Persuasion, Religion, Swim.


  1. Bastion. (5E Reforged, DawnForgedCast).
  2. Blade Dancer. (Masters of the Wild EN5ider, Thiago Rosa)
  3. Blade Song. (Masters of the Wild EN5ider, Thiago Rosa)
  4. Charge Leader. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  5. Defense. (PHB p72)
  6. Dueling. (PHB p72).
  7. Fisticuffs (EN5ider, Speaking with Fists, Josh Gentry).
  8. Great Weapon Fighting. (PHB p72)
  9. Mariner. (WotC Unearthed Arcana Waterborne Adventures p3)
  10. Phalanx. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  11. Protection. (PHB p72)

SUBCLASSES (Sacred Oaths)

  1. Oath of the Ancients. (PHB p86).
  2. Oath of the Angelic Avatar. (Celestial Grafts: Angels & Avatars EN5ider article, Mike Myler).
  3. Oath of Conquest. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p37, Wizards of the Coast).
  4. Oath of Courage. (I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost EN5ider article Kiel Chenier).
  5. Oath of the Crown. (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide p132, Wizards of the Coast).
  6. Oath of Devotion. (PHB p85).
  7. Oath of the Drowned
  8. Oath of the Einherjar
  9. Oath of the Fanatic
  10. Oath of Holy Water
  11. Oath of Redemtion. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p38, Wizards of the Coast).
  12. Oath of Stone
  13. Oath of the Unyielding
  14. Oath of Treachery. (Unearthed Arcana, Wizards of the Coast).
  15. Oath of Vengeance. (PHB p87).
  16. Oath of the Watchers
  17. Oathbreaker. (DMG p97).

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.


Paladins can have spell lists with the following number of spells: 6 for spell levels 1-3; 3 for spell levels 4-5. (Spells gained from other means, such as oaths, do not count towards these limits).

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