Paladin 5e (5th Edition) Class in D&D

Today we’re gonna take a look at the Paladin 5e class in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition we’re gonna cover everything you need to know to create your paladin in your next Dungeons & Dragons campaign. we’re gonna look at the various build options class features spells and other choices that you can make to prepare your paladin to fight the forces of evil. we’re also gonna get you inspired by looking at famous paladins from history books TV shows movies as well as look at some role-playing options for your paladin oaths backgrounds and personality with that let’s get rolling.

so Monty why would we play a paladin well with the Paladin you get to play as the classic righteous warrior yeah the paladin gets their divine powers from a sacred oath, yeah and these powers give them. all sorts of abilities they can smite evildoers they can protect the innocent heal the wounded and even our granted blessings that can inspire their allies in battle, yeah they really are a righteous hero with like fire divine powers smiting and all of that they really can stand up to the evils of the world yeah and in that respect no other class in the game.

Not exactly a Warrior and not only a Minister but the D&D Paladin5e also straddles the world between divine hireling and trooper. The steady that goes through Paladin’s crosswise over versions is the perfect rituals they perform to serve a reason more noteworthy than themselves.

Previously, all Paladins must be Legal Acceptable or they would lose their perfect forces. In Fifth Version, we’ve come past that confinement and have Vowed for a wide range of Paladins. While the initial three vows in the Player’s Handbook map well to arrangement it’s never again a necessity to be a Paladin5e (5th Edition).

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What is a Paladin in D&D?

Paladin 5e is in an intriguing spot as a weapons master that has a few 5e spells. From Lv 2 ahead, Paladins can begin throwing spells and mixing their weapon assaults with Smites of various flavors.

Paladin 5e classes

A paladin is a heavenly warrior, bound by a pledge to serve their god and drawing quality from the conviction with which they talk. They have divine enchantment like ministers, however, like to play a more straightforward job in doing their god’s will than some of them. To this end, they’re competent military soldiers, ready to secure the frail and to kill the fiendish.

D&D 5e Class Paladin

Hit Points

  • Hit Dice: 1d10 per paladin level
  • Hit Points at 1st Level: 10 + your Constitution modifier
  • Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d10 (or 6) + your Constitution modifier per paladin level after 1st

Proficiencies

  • Armor: All armor, shields
  • Weapons: Simple weapons, martial weapons
  • Tools: None
  • Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
  • Skills: Choose two from Athletics, Insight, Intimidation, Medicine, Persuasion, and Religion

Equipment

You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:

  • (a) a martial weapon and a shield or (b) two martial weapons
  • (a) five javelins or (b) any simple melee weapon
  • (a) a priest’s pack or (b) an explorer’s pack
  • Chain mail and a holy symbol

Paladin 5e Table

LevelProficiency
Bonus

Features


—Spell Slots per Spell Level—


1st2nd3rd4th5th

1st


+2


Divine Sense, Lay on Hands






2nd


+2


Fighting Style, Spellcasting, Divine Smite

2






3rd


+2


Divine Health, Sacred Oath

3






4th


+2



Ability Score Improvement

3






5th


+3


Extra Attack

4


2





6th


+3



Aura of Protection

4


2





7th


+3


Sacred Oath Feature

4


3





8th


+3



Ability Score Improvement

4


3





9th


+4


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4


3


2




10th


+4


Aura of Courage

4


3


2




11th


+4



Improved Divine Smite

4


3


3




12th


+4


Ability Score Improvement

4


3


3




13th


+5


4


3


3


1



14th


+5



Cleansing Touch

4


3


3


1



15th


+5


Sacred Oath Feature

4


3


3


2



16th


+5


Ability Score Improvement

4


3


3


2



17th


+6


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4


3


3


3


1


18th


+6


Aura Improvements

4


3


3


3


1


19th


+6



Ability Score Improvement

4


3


3


3


2


20th


+6



Sacred Oath Feature

4


3


3


3


2


Best Paladin 5e Classes

Smaller person: Dwarves make a strong Paladin 5e class with +2 CON, Darkvision, and favorable position against and protection from poison. Specifically, you’re taking a gander at Tomahawks and Sledges you can think outside the box… preferably with a Hatchet or Mallet.

Mythical being: The Mythical person Paladin 5e fits a DEX Paladin. They get Darkvision, advantage against the appeal, and invulnerability to rest.

Halfling: You get the expansion in Ability like the Mythical person, yet you get the Fortunate Racial element with the impediment of going with finesse weapons.

Human: Fairly exhausting for a Paladin, +1 to every capacity score isn’t energizing. Depending on at any rate 3 details make this a better than average thought however not a staggering one.

Dragonborn: All the details coordinate and you get a breath weapon to manage crowds of adversaries. Looks stunningly better for a Victory Paladin who can utilize the Winged serpent Dread accomplishment [XGE].

Elf [+2 Int] Like the Halfling, however, the INT is far more atrocious. The little size however without the advantages of Fortunate or the Dex Reward.

Oath of Devotion Spells

Paladin LevelSpells
3rdprotection from evil and good ,  sanctuary
5thlesser restoration ,  zone of truth
9thbeacon of hope ,  dispel magic
13thfreedom of movement ,  guardian of faith
17thcommune ,  flame strik

Oath of the Watchers Spells

Paladin LevelSpells
3rdalarm ,  chromatic orb
5thaugury ,  moonbeam
9thcounterspell ,  nondetection
13thaura of purity ,  banishment
17thhold monster ,  hallow

Sacred Oath

  • Ancients
  •  Conquest
  • Crown
  • Devotion
  •  Heroism (UA)
  •  Treachery (UA)
  •  Vengeance
  • Watchers (UA)
  • Oathbreaker

Remember that when taking a gander at 5e races. A few DND races probably won’t have the “oomph” with regards to doing to harm, however, a ton of the survivability advantages that they do have will come in extremely helpful during those troublesome low levels.

Strength-Based

Point BuyStandard Array
Str: 15Str: 15
Dex: 8Dex: 8
Con: 15Con: 13
Int: 8Int: 10
Wis: 8Wis: 12
Cha: 15Cha: 14

Dexterity-Based

Point BuyStandard Array
Str: 8Str: 8
Dex: 15Dex: 15
Int: 8Int: 10
Wis: 8Wis: 12
Cha: 15Cha: 14

On the off chance that you recall the Vindicator from the fourth release, you’ll have a touch of thought about how this Paladin 5e subclass functions. The Pledge of Retaliation is tied in with dispensing mind-boggling harm to each focus in turn.

As watchmen against the powers of mischievousness, paladins are once in a while of any underhanded arrangement. The vast majority of them walk the ways of philanthropy and equity.

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Think about how your arrangement hues how you seek after your heavenly journey and how you behave before divine beings and humans. Your vow and arrangement may be an incongruity, or your promise may speak to measures of conduct that you have not yet achieved.

Skills

Religion (Int)One of the most important knowledge skills, but you probably dumped Intelligence.
Intimidation (Cha) Important for any Face
Persuasion (Cha)The king of Face skills.
Athletics (Str)Very tempting for Grapple and Shove.
Insight (Wis)Helpful for a Face, but you may not have enough Wisdom to back it up
Medicine (Wis) Use magic

Spellcasting Ability

  • Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier
  • Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier

Oath Spells

Paladin LevelSpells
3rdprotection from evil and good ,  sanctuary
5thlesser restoration ,  zone of truth
9thbeacon of hope ,  dispel magic
13thfreedom of movement ,  guardian of faith
17thcommune ,  flame strike

Oath of Heroism Spells

Paladin LevelSpells
3rdexpeditious retreat ,  guiding bolt
5thenhance ability ,  enthrall
9thhaste ,  protection from energy
13thcompulsion ,  freedom of movement
17thcommune ,  conjure volley

Oath of the Watchers Spells

Paladin LevelSpells
3rdalarm ,  chromatic orb
5thaugury ,  moonbeam
9thcounterspell ,  nondetection
13thaura of purity ,  banishment
17thhold monster ,  hallow

 

lets you live that fantasy of being the true hero who is willing to fight with fire and steal against the forces of darkness so not only is the paladin really really great in combat but they also are a really good team player. because of their auras magic and general charisma yeah in fact the Paladin is the perfect party leader and if you’re interested in role-playing the archetype around leadership.

you not only get the ability scores that line up with that. but you really get the role-playing motivation and the inbound duty that comes with being a leader of other people and so if you love being the hero you love being the leader being a more socially-minded warrior as well you.

Really get that with the paladin so what about the paladin’s role in the party well in combat they really are amazing damage dealers yeah I think we’ve both played paladin’s we’ve been able to absolutely wreck enemies with their abilities in combat the thing that I will say about the paladin as a damage dealer is that they are a fantastic single hit and over the course of a very long adventuring day they might not do.

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