Clerics are those who possess faith in any god or goddess. The cleric’s power comes from their belief in this being and their ability to use that faith to cast spells. There are several ways clerics draw power, but all remove it from faith in some higher power or being. Some clerics believe they are connected to the divine and draw confidence from within themselves alone.
Clerics can draw faith from multiple sources. Clerics can draw power from their deity, the holy symbol of their god, or even their religion.
Who Is a Cleric?
Clerics are holy warriors that draw power from their gods. As a cleric, you can use your prayers to heal and buff allies, defeat undead creatures and even turn them against their former masters. Clerics are the only class with access to all three abilities: healing, dealing damage to undead foes, and turning Undead themselves.
Clerics also have access to several skills that allow them to support their party members in battle:
- Turning Undead—turns nearby enemies into allies temporarily by causing them to fear or confusion
- Greater Turning Undead—does what it says on the tin; more effective than regular turning at getting enemies out of your way if they’re attacking you
A Cleric Can Draw Faith from Multiple Sources.
Faith can come to clerics from a variety of different places. Clerics have the ability to draw strength from their religion, their deity, or even the sacred emblem of their god. Clerics were agents of a divine authority who were empowered by their god’s special favor as well as by the ceremonial instruction they had received.
Clerics Get Power by Faith in A Higher Power.
Clerics draw their power from faith in a higher power or being. There are several ways that clerics draw power, but all draw it from faith in some higher power or being:
- Through the use of a holy symbol
- By channeling divine energy through their bodies
- Through prayer to their deity
The Cleric’s Deity Inspires Faith.
The cleric’s relationship with the deity that the cleric worships is the source of the cleric’s faith.
The Deity Picks Clerics to Preach Religion.
The deity chooses clerics to help spread religion in this world. Churches and monasteries often sponsor clerical training, but it can also be self-taught. The cleric’s religious duties may include preaching, teaching, performing rites and rituals associated with their church, serving as advisors to kings or nobles, and leading pilgrimages.
Other clerics draw upon the faith of their god’s holy symbol or artifact. Still, other clerics rely on their faith in the teachings of their religion to cast spells.
In the same way that clerics draw their spells from the divine, they can also draw faith. Other clerics draw upon the trust of their god’s holy symbol or artifact. Still, other clerics rely on their faith in the teachings of their religion to cast spells.
When There Are No Deity Where Does Cleric Draw Faith From?
In cases where there is no deity, a cleric draws faith from sources such as nature, their mental and physical capabilities, or even a plane. Clerics who draw upon these sources are typically called aasimar clerics. These clerics often resemble angels or other celestial beings in appearance and have powers that stem from their connection to the divine instead of any specific deity.
Some Clerics Feel They Are Divine and Pull Faith from Themselves.
Some clerics believe they are connected to the divine and draw faith from within themselves alone. They may also draw faith from a deity, nature, and their mental and physical capabilities. Some belief systems have clerics who draw confidence from a plane or an energy source, such as positive or negative energy. A cleric with the right background can learn all of these methods.
You have probably heard that a cleric is chosen by their deity to spread religion in this world. This is true, but it’s not the whole story. Just as a sorcerer or wizard draws on their energies and knowledge of magic to cast spells, clerics draw on their faith in their deities to channel divine power and perform religious rites. Clerics can come from any class background—some have been warriors who performed courageous deeds before being granted the gift of divine magic. In contrast, others are scholars who became more interested in serving others than themselves.
The path of the cleric isn’t one you choose for yourself; instead, it’s one chosen for you by your deity (or deities). You might not always be aware when this happens—a cleric could be actively seeking out adventure and battle but still be called upon by their god(s) when they least expect it!
The cleric draws her faith from the deity they worship. Thank you for reading this blog post.