Paladin: Oath of the Radiant Dawn - D&D 5e - Bring A New Light to a World of Darkness

Put your faith in the Light!

That's right, folks, Monkey's coming at you with a paladin subclass that is shining brighter than the rest. It's always felt like Paladins were intensely connected to the light, so all this subclass does is hammer home that idea. And, as it is about light, it will be included in the Tome of Twilight.

Also worth nothing, there's a spell on the spell list called Condensed Daylight. It can be found exclusively in the Tome of Twilight, but you can substitute it with any radiant-based spell you might want.

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OATH OF THE RADIANT DAWN


These paladins are the bulwark of the light in a world full of darkness. Their holy fire cleanses the land from the terrors of the night, and they do their utmost to fight the expansion of the twilight, in the hopes of one day bringing a new dawn. Their blades show no mercy towards the servants of darkness. The divine fire that animates them is often the only beacon of hope in a fallen word.


Tenents


Lead with the Light. You are to lead others to brighter days. You cannot falter or show weakness, no matter how dire the situation.


Purge with Radiance. The spawns of darkness are found everywhere, it is your duty to find and eradicate them, to the very last one.


Protect Hope. Hope is the light that shines even in the darkest of worlds, and lights the world ablaze. You must never allow hope to be lost, be it your own or that of others.


Oath Spells


You gain oath spells at the paladin levels listed.


Oath of the Radiant Dawn Spells

Paladin Level

Spells

3rd

faerie fire, guiding bolt

5th

scorching ray, warding bond

9th

condensed daylight*, spirit guardians

13th

guardian of faith, wall of fire

17th

commune, flamestrike


Channel Divinity


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

  • Cleansing Light. As a bonus action, you brandish your holy symbol. An explosion of light engulfs the battlefield in a 30-foot radius centered on you. Each hostile creature caught in the light must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or take a number of radiant damage equal to your paladin level and be blinded until the end of your next turn on a failure or take half as much damage and not be blinded on a success. Undeads have disadvantage on this saving throw.

  • Divine Armament. As an action, you can bolster your allies with the power of the light. Choose a number of creatures within 30 feet of you equal to your Charisma modifier, for the following minute their weapon attacks and unarmed strikes deal an additional 1d4 radiant damage. You need to concentrate on this effect as you would concentrate on a spell. At level 11 this damage increases to 2d4.


Aura of Protection


At 7th level, allied creatures within 10 feet of you gain temporary Hit Points equal to 1d4 plus your Charisma modifier at the start of each of their turns.


Wings of Light


At 15th level, as a bonus action you can create wings made of pure light, which grant you a flying speed of 30 feet. These wings shed bright light in a 30-foot radius, and dim light 30 feet beyond that. The light these wings create is visible even in magical darkness.


Hero of the Light


At 20th level, the divine light that you wield embodies you, and turns you into a radiant being of justice. You can use your action to gain the following benefits for 10 minutes:

  • You have resistance to radiant and necrotic damage.

  • You have advantage on Constitution saving throws, as do your allies within 30 feet of you.

  • The light created by your Wings of Light ability automatically dispels any magical darkness that was created by a spell of 8th level or lower. Additionally, allies located in that light gain a flying speed of 30 feet.

This effect ends early if you are incapacitated or die. Once you use this feature, you can't use it again until you finish a long rest.




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