Character Building

Cleric Class Builder: Level One

Today I’m going to walk you through building a cleric character for your Dungeons & Dragons game. Clerics are the essential healers of your party. Their divinity is good against demons, the undead, and similar. 


First and foremost, we will go over proficiencies and starter equipment.


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First, Choose Two Skills You Want Your Character to be Proficient in:

Remember that your proficiencies are like extra points in a set area. It simply boosts your variety of skills a bit.






Then, Understand Your Pre-Determined Proficiencies.

It might help you choose the most effective starter gear to know that, as a druid, you’re automatically proficient in the following:


  • Light and Medium Armor 
  • Shields


  • Herbalism kit

Savings Throws

  • Charisma
  • Wisdom


  • clubs
  • daggers
  • darts
  • javelins
  • maces
  • quarter staffs
  • scimitars
  • sickles
  • slings
  • spears

Now, You Can Choose Your Starter Equipment!

By now you’ve finished marking down your proficiencies on your character sheet.  Now it’s time to get your complimentary starter equipment ready.

Choose One:

A Priest's Pack

An Explorer's Pack

Choose One:

A Mace

A Warhammer

Choose One:

A Light Crossbow & 20 Bolts

Any One Simple Weapon

+ Simple weapons include clubs, daggers, great-clubs, hand-axes, javelins, light hammers, maces, quarter staffs, sickles, spears, light crossbows, darts, short-bows, and slings. 

Choose One:

Scale Mail

Leather Armor

Chain Mail

You Also Get These Two Items:

A Shield

A Holy Symbol

Level One Stats:

Your level one proficiency bonus for a cleric is +2.

You have Divine Domain: Choose one of the following domains – Knowledge, War, Trickery, Life, Light, Nature, or Tempest. Your choice grants you domain spells and other features when you choose it at 1st level.

You may choose three cantrips and two level one spells of your choice.

Now you’re ready to start your adventure! Enjoy!

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