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Wed Sep 6, 2017, 6:15 AM
HEY FAM ok so im actually making a Dungeons and Dragons character for realzies this time 8)

I already have some sort of a sketch for him here take him he is an edgelord-----

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UHHHHH OK, so here is my dilemma:

 Im making a Cleric!!! I just have a super hard time choosing my domain and which god i worship, esp with the backstory and what not. I have some ideas already I just want your opinion on the matter and stuff ; u ;...


1.) Worship + Domain?



Trickery
I feel a calling for this domain tbh buT THATS JUST ME not necessarily my character lmao. Its p obvious he's a Drow so its p likely that he is like, at least kinda evil right? Im just iffy about this domain cuz like... its so cliche, he's Drow so he's bad and gets Trickery //shruggin

Life
 TBH i really love the medic role??? I dont get bored of it and i love being support. My concern is that i might not be too useful if all i can do is heal. Take note ive never played D&D before so idk how useful a cleric is if he ultra specializes in healing lmao

Light
I LIKE THIS CUZ ITS IRONIC HAHAHAHA. He's a fucking Drow and he commands light lmaoo--- It'll be super fun to work with and his development with his very ironic powers


Backstory



I just really want a good backstory that centers around his golden skin markings lmao 8)

Acolyte
Yeah he's got this whole obsession with religion thing goin on. All sorts of lawful evil teachings and stuff idk. My idea is that if he were of Trickery, maybe he was cursed by a sun goddess and is trying to uplift that curse? What could the curse be about? Any ideas ; u ;???

Hermit
If he were light/life I was thinking maybe he is a very rare Drow who is good??? he shifted religions/devoted himself to the sun goddess or maybe is an ambassador of sorts to prove not all drows are meanies? his quest could probably to complete a task to prove he is indeed faithful


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Danielle-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay first off: If you're playing through fifth edition Cleric's don't just heal, Healing is my primary job but honestly Amelie _my cleric- Kicks complete ass because  you get inflict wounds and a good many other attacks in addition to some helpful detection and buff's.  
Also I can't speak for others because my Cleric is an Acolyte too, though to a god who's more headonistic than anything -Please note if you're using a sun God or Godess you're likely going to want light domain because it's unlikely they'd be trickery. 
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
Dw I know how the deities work with certain and specific domains uwu! I just meant that if I chose trickery, I'd be under one of the gods that invoke that, just "cursed" by a sun goddess. So no, I wouldn't be channeling power from the sun peoples lol. Someone gave me a good idea tho, that my Chara would be "forced unto" a domain by the curse, so I'll probably go with life domain under Laethander or whatever her name I shall (I forgot her name but she's a goddess of life and light lol) 

Also yeah clerics are p cool! A lot of people gave me info about how healing isn't the only thing u can do so it's very reassuring~ 
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OpalPal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You should look at ProJared - YouTube. He has a few videos on DnD in general but, I think this one will help the most.
Let's Make a Character Together! D&December - YouTube
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
OOOO TYSM FOR THE LINKS!!! Theyll def help me out <3
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pistachioSloth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
If your group doesn't have any other primary healers and you enjoy the role, I think the Life Domain cleric is a good idea. ;u; If you play a cleric who uses heavy armor, it's totally possible to be a fantastic tank if you want to be. When I played with a group using a Life Cleric Dwarf, her character was consistently the toughest one left standing. 

You could also always combine those two backstories, too! Like if he's of a sufficient age for a bunch of stuff to happen, he could have been raised as a typical lawful evil drow, cursed by a sun goddess (perhaps a goddess for surface elves, since drow are notorious for attacking their surface brethren) to atone for grievous crimes against her followers, and now he wanders the surface world attempting to become / prove himself to be a better person so that the curse will be lifted? Then he can have lots of drow edgelord angst about whether he's actually a good person now or if he's only doing it because he has to. 
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
OOOOO thats so interesting! Clerics are so damn cool, and i heard dwarven clerics are the best ; u ;


As for the backstories omg that sounds like a p good idea!!! but what domain do you think he should be under? also LAJFALKSJ DROW EDGELORD ANGST thats exactly what im lookin for homie AHAHAHA!!!
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pistachioSloth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Clerics are great! I really like paladins too hee hee.

I'd say if you went with the combo backstory... I'd say the Life domain could be a good in-between? Not quite evil anymore like with the Trickery but he's also perhaps not quite so accepting of the Light domain because he is kinda cursed by a sun goddess LMAO.

Unless you want part of the curse to be that he HAS to follow the Light Domain to appease the goddess... If I were him I'd be suuuuper salty about it LMAOO. Salty edgy drow. I've never played with anyone who used the Light Domain though, so I can't quite comment on its effectiveness. :0

Angsty edgelord drow are some of my fave DnD characters. :'D Drow in general are just so much fun whether they're good or evil huehue
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
TBH i really really like your idea. I think Im p much settled on it! I agree that Life might be the best choice since Drow characters have a bunch of disadvantage and shit on sunlight so it'd be stupid of me to cast spells and fucking blinding myself HAHAHA

Probably Lathander the goddess was like 'ya be good and ill let u off kay go heal a buncha losers' and peaces out on him lmaoo... Not sure if either maybe he didnt tell anyone about the curse and ran off to fix it before anyone could find out, or maybe he got exiled cuz ew sun and happy powers and shit.

But thanks again for the opinions and advice! I really enjoyed your say on things and you have no idea how excited i was reading all this pfff--
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pistachioSloth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I was happy to help! ;w; I'm glad to see you excited. >u< DnD is a ton of fun and I love thinking about character backgrounds.

Especially for drow, which are like my favorite DnD race so I've read a bunch of stuff about them haha.

Also! I got so focused on giving advice that I forgot to compliment you on your drow's design! He looks like REALLY awesome. ;u;

I hope you have fun playing! <3
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
Omg tysm youre too kind ; u ;! And yes ill def have fun haha!
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cvrryspice Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Student General Artist
i am a noob and pretty bad at the game but my current character is a life cleric and she Consistently does the most damage / tanks the most hits through every battle HAHAHAHAHA 
if you give ya cleric an out-of-domain murder spell and buy a Sick Weapon, you can get along pretty well!
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
HOLY CRAP HAHAHAHA Youre a tank!!! I'll def take that advice into consideration omg ty curry <3
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cvrryspice Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Student General Artist
IT'S REALLY FUNNY TBH we ended up with no fighters bc a bunch of people dropped out so now.................. i am........................ the murdercleric (it's a really good time playing weird characters is FUN)
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YugureMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Healing clerics don't only heal though. But I only really know about life clerics. 
Just saying. They have other cantrips and spells. 

On the backstories d&d provides, they are really handy because they give you extra advantages that might not be there when making a backstory completely on your own. So I think it's a very good choice to take one of them. 
Both stories seem very interesting.
You might want to decide if you want an evil or good character to decide a backstory. 
If it's for a campaign I would keep in mind what kind of campaign it is. 
If it's for personal story development, then I guess it depends on what you think would be more interesting to work with. Or make 2 versions of the character and see what you find most fun to work with. 
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
Oh yeah, I've seen the 'backstories' theyre super cool! I didnt know that they offered advantages tho :0!!! Also yeah man i cant decide if i want him as evil or good i weep---

I like the idea of having 2 versions but at the same time i just want to make one character and keep to one story. Its just so damn hard to decide!
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YugureMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh they do. Because in their stories they have like little extra things you can do or extra money. If I remember correctly. It's been a while since I read the guide. But as far as I know they give extras. 
It's a hard choice, I agree qvq

Yeah, I get that. But I just meant like a trial, to see what you like better. I didn't really mean to keep both QvQ (Unless you want to of course)
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
From what I read u get extra stats and stuff from the class/domain and not the background uwu! So I'll def think about that before choosing~
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YugureMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you get extra stats and stuff from the domain and classes. But because of the bg you can get extra stuff too. 
I am pretty sure of it. And asking my sister she was sure of it that you get extras from the backstories. 
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
Ooo i see ill look up on that
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YugureMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck o3ob
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1BeautifulNightmare3 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suggest going a life claric most of the others suuuuuck. We (me and my husband) have a D&D group that we run every month and we only really have life clarics.
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SimplyDefault Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
Ohh I see! Ill def think about it tysm for the advice!
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