Daily Punch 3-7-17 Dwarven Paladin starting move for Dungeon World

I’ve been reading Dungeon World.  I like it and a review is coming soonish.  In the mean time..


Dwarven Paladin

When you create your character, choose a type of creature (goblin, orc etc) that you strive to defeat.  When you deal with this vermin, take +1.




Daily Punch 7-27-16 Path of Astolfo Paladin Sacred Oath for DnD 5e

Here is my giant killer Paladin’s Sacred Oath for DnD 5e.   Let’s follow a lesser known medieval hero who dominated a giant just to carry his gear!


Path of Astolfo

The Path of Astolfo is an oath taken by some of the knights long ago who followed a leader known as Charlemagne.  Their leader and his knights are lost to the ages, but few find his name and fewer take up his mantel.  A defender of the weak and an especial protector of those locked under magical manipulation, Astolfo was rescued by magic and understands that magic in all its forms might not necessarily be evil.  Known for his dominated giant foot servant and his golden lance,  Astolfo was a traveler who went to the moons and back to save his friend then become a defender of an entire city.  Those who follow his path wander the countryside attempting to help all those they find, even using magic to coerce those who might be irredeemable to become righteous.

Oath Spells

You gain oath spells at the paladin levels listed.

Level Spells
3rd Shield of faith, sanctuary
5th lesser restoration, suggestion
9th remove curse, dispel magic
13th dominate beast, guardian of faith
17th dominate person, greater restoration

Channel Divinity

When you take this oath at 3rd level, you gain the following two Channel Divinity options.

Horn of Charm: As an action, you blow a magic horn causing its song to bend the will of even the most hardened creatures.  At 3rd level this action acts as if you cast charm person using your spell save DC as the DC for this effect.  At 7th level, the effect of the horn can be as if you cast dominate beast.  At 10the level the effect of the horn can be as if you cast dominate person.   Finally at level 15, the effect of the horn can be as if you cast dominate monster.

Golden Lance. As an action, you present your weapon and speak a prayer asking for the force of your forebearers.  For one minute or until you are knocked unconscious, your weapon glows with a golden radiance.  When a creature is struck with your weapon as part of an attack, the target must make a Strength saving throw (DC equal to your spell save DC).  On a failure, the target is knocked prone.

Mount of the Master

Starting at 7th level, you gain a nightmare mount.  Its AC is equal to your AC and has hit points equal to a half your hit points.  As an action you can have it make one attack, but can use your move action to command the creature to move as normal.  It loses the Ethereal Stride ability, but does not make hoof prints to be tracked.

At 18th level, the nightmare gains a flight speed equal to its land speed.

Resistance of the Leader

Beginning at 15th level, you gain advantage on all saving throws against spells.

Bulwark of Paris

At 20th level, as an action, you can follow your master and become a true defender of the people.  For the next minute, increase your AC and saves by 3.  In addition, all allies within 30 feet also gain these benefits.  These benefits last for the duration, you voluntarily end it, or until you are knocked unconscious.

Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Daily Punch 1-14-16 Righteous Training feat for DnD 5e

Let’s now do a feat for the Paladin


Righteous Training

You have spent time in an abbey of war.  You are now a strong defender of the faith.  Gain the following:

  • Increase your Strength or Constitution by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • Choose one skill a paladin gains at 1st level.  You are now proficient in that skill.
  • You gain the Lay On Hands ability of a paladin.  Your total level counts for your levels of paladin for the Lay On Hands ability.
  • Choose a god.  You must uphold the god’s values or you lose the abilities granted by this feat.


Daily Punch 1-16-15 Paladin Priest feat for DnD 5e

Starting playing a paladin recently, and I want cantrips.  Let’s add that to the class with a feat.


Paladin Priest

You have spent as much time in church as any of the clerics.  You may not be as strong in the faith magic as the clerics, but you have learned and earned additional power from you god.

  • Gain +1 charisma to a maximum of 20.
  • Gain a number of cantrips as if you were a cleric of your paladin level.  As you gain levels in paladin, you gain additional cantrips as cleric would


Daily Punch 12-4-14 Holy Touch Feat for DnD 5e

I’m working my way through all the classes, and now I think the paladin needs some extra.  How about a feat to help with lay on hands?


Holy Touch

You have been touched by your god, and that flows through you to others.  Double the total amount of hit points you can restore each day by Lay On Hands.


Thoughts?  Should that be triple? What do you think is appropriate for a paladin?