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Anthephoros are “flower-bearers” dedicated to Aphrodite. They bestow blessings through physical affection, spreading and receiving the love of Aphrodite as their own divine will.

Table: Antephoros Domain Spells
Cleric Level Spells
1st charm person, command
3rd enthrall, suggestion
5th aura of vitality, beacon of hope
7th compulsion, confusion
9th dominate person, geas

Charisma Defense

When you choose this domain at 1st level, you add your Charisma modifier (if positive) to your Armor Class when unarmored.


At 2nd level, you have advantages on Charisma-based checks when using those skills to seduce another person.

Winning Smile

At 6th level, you develop such a force of personal magnetism that you can convince a single target to regard you as a trusted friend. (If the target is currently being threatened or attacked by you or your allies, this ability won’t work.)

The target makes a Wisdom saving throw to avoid being persuaded by your words and actions. The DC is 8 + your Charisma bonus + your proficiency bonus.

This ability doesn’t enable you to control the target, but the target perceives your words and actions in the most favorable way. You can try to give the target orders, but he or she must win an opposed Charisma check to convince the target to perform any actions the target wouldn’t normally undertake. The target never obeys suicidal or obviously harmful orders, and any act by your or your allies that threatens the target breaks the mood and clears the target’s head. Otherwise, a target remains won over for 1 minute per cleric level. After the duration expires, the GM determines the reaction and attitude of the target based on what you compelled the target to do.

Aphrodites Kiss

At 8th level you can bestow bonuses on an individual with a magical kiss once per day. An additional kiss is gained as you advance in level. The effects of a kiss last three rounds, plus one round per cleric level. Your kisses only affect human subjects and you cannot bestow the effect by kissing yourself. After the subject has been kissed, you can perform actions to cause any or all of the following effects within the duration of your kiss.

You can cast spells that boost attack rolls, armor class, or saving throws with the target receiving an additional +1 bonus for the duration of the kiss; for thralls, the bonus is increased to +2.

You can cast attribute-boosting spells with the target receiving an additional +2 bonus; for thralls, this is increased to +4.

You can cast healing spells, with the target receiving a bonus of +2 hit points/die; he also receives advantage to all Medicine checks made for him. For thralls, the healing bonus is increased to +3.

Aphrodites Passion

At 17th level, you can make someone your thrall through physical affection. You make a Charisma (Perform) check.

If you’re are successful, the target becomes your thrall. In order to attack, disobey or lie to you, the thrall must make a Will save (DC 8 + your Charisma modifier + your proficiency bonus). A thrall has disadvantage on all saves against your spells or spell-like abilities. If you are attacked or obviously in danger, your thrall has advantage on attack rolls while defending you. You can also take a weapon and use an action to wound yourself as an action; if you are still conscious, you can channel hit points lost by the wound into any thrall as temporary hit points within 30 ft. A dispel magic spell, protection from evil, or the death of the anthephoros liberates the thralls. You may only hold one person in thrall per five levels. Only sentient humanoids can become thralls. A person cannot be enthralled by two anthephoros at the same time.

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