Paladins are indomitable warriors who’ve pledged their prowess to something greater than themselves. Paladins smite enemies with divine authority, bolster the courage of nearby companions, and radiate as if a beacon of inextinguishable hope.

Paladins are transfigured on the field of battle, exemplars of divine ethos in action. To you is given the responsibility to unflinchingly stand before an enemy’s charge, smiting them with your sword while protecting your allies with your sacrifice. Where others waver and wonder, your motivation is pure and simple, and your devotion is your strength.

Where others scheme and steal, you take the high road, refusing to allow the illusions of temptation to dissuade you from your obligations.

Take up your blessed sword and sanctified shield, brave warrior, and charge forward to hallowed glory!


Characteristics: Like the fighter, you are extremely durable. You wear the best armor available, and your defenses are very high. You can force enemies to fight you rather than your weaker allies by using powers to challenge your enemies. Your ranged attack ability is not very good, but you are very capable in melee.
Religion: Warriors wielding divine power can be found in the service of any deity, even evil or chaotic evil ones.However, the majority of paladins serve good or lawful good deities such as Avandra, Bahamut, Moradin, or Pelor.
Races: Most paladins are Humans or Dwarves. These races have strong traditions of pious warriors choosing to devote themselves to divine service. Dragonborn and Half-Elves make good paladins, too.