D&D 5e: Aasimar Cleric Guide
Are you tired of playing the naughty Tiefling Rogue or Bard character? Do you want to try roleplaying a character that’s at the other end of the spectrum this time? If you were ever curious, the Aasimar race is the opposite of fiendish Tieflings. They’re often expected to follow paths of good.
If that’s what you’re after, then you’ll enjoy this Aasimar Cleric guide. Keep reading below to learn how you can make an Aasimar Cleric.
How to Make an Aasimar Cleric
First, roll for your stats. Clerics need Wisdom, so prioritize your Wisdom ability score. Depending on your preference, follow it up with Strength or Constitution.
Next, pick an Aasimar subrace from Protector Aasimar, Scourge Aasimar, and Fallen Aasimar. Each Aasimar subrace has its perks. The best pick for a Cleric is the Protector Aasimar for the bonus +1 Wisdom score.
Now, pick a Cleric subclass or divine domain. Clerics act as vessels and agents of the deities they follow. Pick a domain that’s related to the deity that you want to follow. For example, clerics who worship the Greek god Zeus are often under the Tempest domain. The various domains you can pick from are the domains of:
The different domains also offer various skills and specialty spells. If you want to be a battle-focused Cleric, join the War domain. If you want to focus on healing your party members, follow the Life domain.
How to Play an Aasimar Cleric
Let’s get into what Aasimar Clerics should do in battle. You’re proficient in light and medium armor and shields, which means you should be fairly hardy. Since you’re the main healer, try staying in the middle of the group. Clerics can deal damage to the enemy forces while restoring their allies’ hit points as needed.
Keep in mind your Channel Divinity ability. The Channel Divinity for each Cleric subclass is unique from the others. For example, Light Clerics can use it to create sunlight that can damage hostile creatures around them. Another Channel Divinity feature that all Clerics can do is Turn Undead, this forces weaker undead creatures to flee from your holy presence.
For your spells, add the following to your spell list:
- Spare the Dying
- Cure Wounds
- Guiding Bolt
- Spiritual Weapon
- Mass Healing Word
How to Roleplay as an Aasimar Cleric
The other element that makes D&D fun is the roleplaying part. When you roleplay your Aasimar Cleric, you want to ensure that your mind is set to your character’s first. You can do this by embodying your character’s high Wisdom, ticks, accents, and goals.
Consider also the character’s backstory when you roleplay. Weaving elements of your backstories into the adventure is a great skill that all players and DMs must learn.
For example, Eylrie came from a humble family of woodworkers. However, something is affecting their business—and it’s killing their trees. As a devout believer of Mielikki, she has vowed to find and fix the root of their problem.