Jarodemo
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Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 16:23
5e clerics - dumb question
Okay, Iíve not played a cleric in 5e so I wanted to check something to see if I have understood correctly.

A cleric KNOWs all spells of their level.

Each day they must PREPARE a list of spells that they can use that day. If it isnít PREPARED then they canít use it that day.

DOMAIN spells are always PREPARED.

Can CAST spells from PREPARED list up to spell slot limit, plus unlimited Cantrips from known list.

Is that right?
liblarva
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Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 16:34
Re: 5e clerics - dumb question
Jarodemo:
Okay, Iíve not played a cleric in 5e so I wanted to check something to see if I have understood correctly.

A cleric KNOWs all spells of their level.

Each day they must PREPARE a list of spells that they can use that day. If it isnít PREPARED then they canít use it that day.

DOMAIN spells are always PREPARED.

Can CAST spells from PREPARED list up to spell slot limit, plus unlimited Cantrips from known list.

Is that right?


Almost. They donít know all the spells. They have access to all the spells. They pray to prepare the spells they want for the day. This might seem like a pointless distinction to make, but some classes know a limited number of spells and can freely cast them as long as they have slots. So itís important to not use the same wording as it might cause confusion.

Otherwise, spot on.

This message was last edited by the user at 16:35, Fri 30 Apr.

tmagann
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Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 16:40
Re: 5e clerics - dumb question
Also, those PREPARED spells with the Ritual tag can be cast without using a spell slot, just extra time.
Jarodemo
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Sat 1 May 2021
at 06:41
Re: 5e clerics - dumb question
Cool, thanks.
Knight_Vassal
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Sat 1 May 2021
at 19:58
Re: 5e clerics - dumb question
In reply to liblarva (msg # 2):

And this is how clerics have been since 1st ed. Or maybe it was second ed either way it has been this way for a long time.
tmagann
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Sat 1 May 2021
at 23:02
Re: 5e clerics - dumb question
In reply to Knight_Vassal (msg # 5):

Um, no, not really. before they could only cast a spell the number of times it was prepared (and it was forgotten when cast), and no rituals (other than 4th ed, which worked differently than all the others).

Prep slots and Cast slots were the same slots. Now they are different. Now you can simply memorize one of each, and cast whatever suits your fancy, potentially more than once, and/or at a higher level than the memorized slot it fills.
V_V
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Sun 2 May 2021
at 20:01
Re: 5e clerics - dumb question

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