By sominator @ March 28, 2013 at 6:00am
In the Forgotten Realms, there are Guardian Fighters and Greatweapon Fighters known for their bravery, Control Wizards famed for their magery, Trickster Rogues rumored for their knavery. Each of these types of adventurers has its own specialty in martial and magical prowess, and all of them strike fear into the hearts of the monsters and ne’er-do-wells that prowl the hidden recesses of Faerûn.
Few adventurers, however, can claim to channel the power of the gods with the same potency as the Devoted Cleric. These divinely-inspired spellcasters bridge the gap between healing support for their cohorts and combat effectiveness against all kinds of evil adversaries, and serve as leaders on the battlefield. With a prayer on their lips and celestial radiance in their hands, Devoted Clerics inspire awe among their fellows and panic-filled terror in their foes.
Although Devoted Clerics are known far and wide for their healing and restorative skills, opponents who misjudge these righteous spellcasters’ combat abilities do so at their own peril. Devoted Clerics embroiled in battle will often hurl a Lance of Faith at their enemies, searing them with spears of golden light. Devoted Clerics will also encase their adversaries with an Astral Seal so that any group members who attack the holy spellcasters’ target will receive the benefit of healing.
Devoted Clerics who are surrounded by opponents will likely cast Sun Burst, invoking a blast of radiant light to burn their enemies while providing healing for themselves and their allies, and they can always fall back on Healing Word to apply a restorative, regenerating effect among their group. When the darkness of battle threatens to overwhelm an adventuring party, Devoted Clerics can call upon an angelic Guardian of Faith to smite their foes, create a space of Hallowed Ground to strengthen their allies, or, in times of most dire need, call a Flame Strike upon enemies to slam them with a column of holy fire.
All manners of monsters and around the City of Neverwinter – from Gnolls, Goblins, and Ogres to Orcs, Devils, and Ashmadai – know of the Devoted Clerics’ celestial power, but cannot afford to give these spellcasters a wide berth because of their potential to turn the tide in any battle. Adventurers who choose to don the chainmail and holy icons of the Devoted Cleric should be prepared to bring the fight to their foes while simultaneously being aware of their allies’ locations to offer them the gift of healing – all within the heat of battle.
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