Paladin


An ironclad Dwarven warrior, their fiery and prideful temperament is firmly restrained by the guiding principles of their faith, but still strikingly evident in combat. For them, the pursuit of adventure is deeply vocational.

ABOUT THE CHARACTER

Key equipment

  • Warhammer
  • Chain Mail
  • Shield

Proficiencies

  • Athletics
  • History
  • Insight
  • Persuasion

Race: Dwarf

Background: Regnovus Scion

PLAYING A PALADIN

At 1st-level:

  • Lay on Hands is a decent back-up healing option to get an unconscious ally back on their feet
  • Divine sense is situationally one of the best scouting tools available in the game
  • The Paladin otherwise feels like a worse Fighter with worse saving throws at this level

Later on:

  • The above is immediately remediated at 2nd level once the Paladin gains access to their spells and to their 'Fighting style' and 'Divine smite' features. From then on, the Paladin is always relevant and can put out more single-turn damage than most classes and builds
  • Limited spell slots means carefully budgeting their use between impactful support spells and powerful divine smites
Paladin
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