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Hoplite

Hoplite Paladin. Author unknown.

Paladin
Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE

Through a select, worthy few shines the power of the divine. Called paladins, these noble souls dedicate their swords and lives to the battle against evil. Knights, crusaders, and law-bringers, paladins seek not just to spread divine justice but to embody the teachings of the virtuous deities they serve. In pursuit of their lofty goals, they adhere to ironclad laws of morality and discipline. As reward for their righteousness, these holy champions are blessed with boons to aid them in their quests: powers to banish evil, heal the innocent, and inspire the faithful. Although their convictions might lead them into conflict with the very souls they would save, paladins weather endless challenges of faith and dark temptations, risking their lives to do right and fighting to bring about a brighter future.

A paladin is a holy crusader, crusading in the name of his or her deity, and a divine spellcaster. Though paladins are typically considered lawful good, evil paladins and those of non-lawful alignments can exist, though all paladins must be of the exact alignment of their patron deity.[1] All paladins are expected to be a paragon of their alignment and a model for others of their faith.

Support of the GodsEdit

The following known Gods have paladins:

The Dragonborn Pantheon


The Olympians

  • Zeus
  • Athena
  • Ares
  • Poseidon (????)

Hindu Pantheon

  • Brahma
  • Vishnu
  • Shiva

Phoenicia

  • The Redeemer

Zoastrianism

  • Yes


The Following Philosophies have paladins:

  • Cynicism
  • Pythagoreanism
  • The Divine Man

ArchetypesEdit

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Hoplite paladin fighting one of the 1,000 Immortals, photographed by Wintersmagicstock.

The following Archetypes are available for the paladin.

FootnotesEdit

  1. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition, p. 90. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-4867-1.

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