Main Stats
Strength & Charisma
Save Proficiencies
+2 to Wisdom & Charisma saves
Paladin is a Class in the D&D game Sword Coast Legends.

Paladin Information

Paladins train for years to learn the skills of combat, mastering a variety of weapons and armor. Even so, their martial skills are secondary to the magical power they wield. When making a paladin, focus on Strength for physical attacks and Charisma for spellcasting.

Notes: The paladins strength is his ability to to deal several small amounts of radiant damage. Many items and paladin abilities grant extra attacks with radiant damage. So every item granting a bonus on radiant damage is taken into account several times. Besides this the paladin is able to use healing and powerful support abilities for the entire party.
Charisma as recommended in the in-game description has no great effect on paladin spells.

Recommended Races

Paladin Ability Trees

lay_on_hands-icon.png Crusader

Crusaders are the ultimate defenders, protecting both the weak in need and smiting those who would do evil with divine fury. Crusader abilities offer a good mix between these two tenets, with the power to both heal their allies and destroy their foes.

sign_of_vulnerablility-icon.png Avenger

Avengers make a solemn commitment to punish those who have committed a grievous sin. With the righteous will of their gods behind them, these Paladins strike out against man and monster alike, using their abilities to weaken their foes and avenge those who have been wronged.

bless-icon.png Life

Chief among a divine servant's duties is to grant salvation and aid to others. Through a variety of blessings and chants, these heroes can bolster their allies, restore the cursed and injured, and bring hope to those in need of aid.

divine_smite-icon.png War

Holy champions who follow the gods of war excel in battle and inspire those around them. Almost exclusively offensive in nature, war abilities focus on dealing massive amounts of Divine damage, smiting one's enemies on the battlefield with righteous fury.

charge-icon.png Great Weapon Fighting

Great Weapon Fighting employs the use of extremely large and powerful weapons, most of which must be wielded with two hands. While the attacks of Great Weapons can be slower, nothing can match their sheer power, range, and striking force.

shield_bash-icon.png Protection

Regardless of their class, heroes that are of true heart seek, above all else, to protect and defend their allies and those who cannot fend for themselves. Protection abilities focus on the ability to close quickly with enemies and to defend against the strongest of attacks.

victorious_surge-icon.png Martial

Whether a grizzled veteran or a squire in training, most professions have some degree of martial training. Those who excel in the use of arms, armor and melee combat are a fearsome force to behold on the battlefield. Martial abilities focus on manipulating the battlefield by weakening one's enemies.

Paladin Skills and Proficiencies

A character's Skills and Proficiencies define many of the things that they can do well, from using certain Weapons to picking a lock. While most adventurers start out proficient in the use of basic Weapons and Armor, more advanced techniques require specialized training and talent. Each Class starts out with their own set of Skills and Proficiencies. Paladins start out with the following:

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