5E Paladin

Last 3 Edits

Oct 24th, 2017. Added paths from Xanathar's Guide to Everything & extras from DawnForgedCast.
Dec 20th, 2016. Added 2 oaths from Unearthed Arcana.
June 1st, 2016. Added new Archetype from EN5ider article.




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 Ancestors. (ENWorld database, Khaalis).
  2. Oath of the Ancients. (PHB p86).
  3. Oath of the Angelic Avatar. (Celestial Grafts: Angels & Avatars EN5ider article, Mike Myler).
  4. Oath of Conquest. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p37, Wizards of the Coast).
  5. Oath of Courage. (I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost EN5ider article Kiel Chenier).
  6. Oath of the Crown. (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide p132, Wizards of the Coast).
  7. Oath of Devotion. (PHB p85).
  8. Oath of the Dragon. (ENWorld database, Khaalis).
  9. Oath of Redemtion. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p38, Wizards of the Coast).
  10. Oath of Treachery. (Unearthed Arcana, Wizards of the Coast).
  11. Oath of Vengeance. (PHB p87).
  12. Oathbreaker. (DMG p97).


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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