May 15, 2018

Love Domain

Divine Domain
Notes from the Nails: kind of surprised we haven't done this one already...

Love Domain

Love is something that almost all humanoids experience at some point in their lives. As such, it is no surprise that many cultures have deities dedicated to it. Aphrodite, Sune, Myhriss, Sheela Peryroyl, Eilistraee, Freya, Hanali Celanil and Branchala all include love, romance and beauty in their portfolios -- and most are widely worshiped by people hoping to find new love or strengthen existing relationships.
     Clerics of love make it their lives' missions to spread the joy of romance far and wide. They officiate weddings, arrange dates, and counsel those who have lost sight of what made them fall in love in the first place, all in the hopes that more people will be able to experience the wonder of true love.

Love Domain Spells
Cleric Level  Spells
1stcharm person, cupid's arrow
3rdcalm emotions, enthrall
5thbeacon of hope, phantasmal beauty
7thaura of purity, charm monster
9thdominate person, raise dead

When you choose this domain at 1st level, you gain the friends cantrip, if you don't already know it. It counts as a cleric spell for you. You also gain proficiency in Persuasion.

Blessing of the Charmer
Also at 1st level, you can use your action to touch a willing creature other than yourself to give it advantage on Charisma (Persuasion) checks. This blessing lasts for 1 hour or until you use this feature again.

Channel Divinity: Matchmaker
Starting at 2nd level, whenever a creature makes a saving throw against being charmed by you, you can use your Channel Divinity to impose disadvantage on its saving throw. Additionally, you can choose for the target to instead be charmed by a willing creature you can see within 60 feet of you (other than the original target).

Power of Love
By 6th level, you are such an icon of love and beauty that you can enrapture almost anyone. Your spells and abilities ignore immunity to the charmed condition.

Potent Spellcasting
At 8th level, you add your Wisdom modifier to the damage you deal with any cleric cantrip.

When you reach 17th level, any creature that is charmed by you suffers the following penalties in addition to the normal effects of the charmed condition:
  • It cannot willingly move further away from you or lose sight of you.
  • It treats your friends as if they are its friends.
  • It has disadvantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks to perceive anything but you.

New Spells
The following spells are available to clerics of Love.

Cupid's Arrow
1st-level enchantment

Casting Time: 1 bonus action
Range: Self
Components: V
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

The next time you make a ranged weapon attack during the spell’s duration, the piece of ammunition or the weapon itself (if it is a thrown weapon), is imbued with a magical enchantment. Make the attack roll as normal. The target takes the weapon’s normal damage on a hit, but they do not experience any pain. Instead, the target must make a Wisdom saving throw or be subject to the effects of a Philter of Love (DMG 184).
     The piece of ammunition or weapon then returns to its normal form.

Phantasmal Beauty
3rd-level illusion

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 120 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

You tap into the dreams of a creature you can see within range and create an illusory manifestation of its darkest desires, visible only to that creature. The target must make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the target becomes incapacitated and unable to move for the duration. In addition, it has disadvantage on all Wisdom (Perception) checks it makes. The target can repeat its saving throw against this spell when it takes damage, ending the spell on a success.


  1. Where did you find THAT image?!

    This definitely seems like a fun cleric to play. Charming golems, undead and all kinds of stuff. Plus, Geas is a cleric spell.

  2. Heck yeah! I'm way too into this, it sounds super fun.

  3. I'm actually devising a Love domain myself... Gonna be completely different, though, so no worries!

  4. Imagine taking Forever Alone from the Feats for Lovers page in the DM's Corner. An ever wandering priest entirely devoted to the spreading of romance, but may only act as an outside observer.

    This also seems like it could easily be re-fluffed into a Manipulation or Temptation domain. Rather interesting, could be used for the creation of some quite powerful puppeteers.