Oath of the Pantheon

To consider one god to have all the answers in a wide pantheon is to think you know better than the deities you claim to worship. That is the mindset of the paladins who take the Oath of the Pantheon. They believe that to worship just a single god, means to ignore the rest of the divine forces that exist beyond the world. All gods have power and purpose, even those whose means and tendencies are wicked.

Tenets of the Pantheon

The tenets of the Oath of the Pantheon means a paladin has sworn to defend others’ right to follow their faith without prosecution.

  • Freedom of the Faith. One can believe what they wish to believe, as long as it does not disturb the balance of the world. Life contains both light and darkness, and to ignore either is foolish.
  • Polytheism. One god does not hold all the answers. Different situations calls for different powers of greatness, and the lives of the many outweigh the life of the few.
  • Common Good. Peace between the faiths must be upheld. Holy war is violence without reason, and those who advocated it should be struck down before their wicked mindset can fester.
  • Acceptance. You are entitled to your own opinion, as long as you live knowing that people are within their right to disagree.
Oath of the Pantheon Features
Paladin Level Feature
3rd Oath Spells, Channel Divinity
7th Aura of Equity (10 ft.)
15th Spirit Duality
18th Aura of Equity (30 ft.)
20th Purveyor of Balance

Oath Spells

You gain oath spells at the paladin levels listed in the Oath of the Pantheon Spells table. See the Sacred Oath class feature for how oath spells work.

Oath of the Pantheon Spells
Paladin Level Spell
3rd cause fear, zephyr strike
5th continual flame, darkness
9th life transference, speak with dead
13th shadow of moil, guardian of faith
17th dawn, negative energy flood

Channel Divinity

When you take this oath at 3rd level, you gain the following two Channel Divinity options. See the Sacred Oath class feature for how Channel Divinity works.

Shadow and Light. You can use your Channel Divinity to embody the ideals of light and dark. As a bonus action, you give yourself resistance to radiant and necrotic damage for the next 10 minutes.

Strike the Scales. You can use your Channel Divinity to achieve uncanny insight into the mindset of others. When another creature attacks and you can see the attack, you can use your reaction to add or subtract 5 from the attack roll. You make this choice after you see the roll, but before the GM says whether the attack hits or misses.

Aura of Equity

Starting at 7th level, you and friendly creatures within 10 feet of you have advantage on Strength and Dexterity saving throws to avoid falling prone, being shoved, or otherwise moved against their will, and advantage on checks made to avoid or escape a grapple.

At 18th level, the range of this aura increases to 30 feet.

Spirit Duality

Beginning at 15th level, you have advantage on Dexterity saving throws and your movement speed increases by 10 feet.

Purveyor of Balance

At 20th level, as an action, you can let a faint mist appear around you. The mist has a 30-foot-radius. The mist moves with you, cannot be blown away by any sort of magical or nonmagical wind, and lasts for 1 minute. Creatures in the mist come under different effects depending on if they are hostile or not.

As long as the mist remains, the following effects apply to the area:

  • Hostile creatures can only move at half speed while in the mist.
  • Allied creatures who start their turn in the mist or who enter the mist for the first time increase their movement speed by 10 feet until the end of their turn.
  • Your attacks against fiends, undead, and celestials standing in the mist have advantage.
  • Any ranged, thrown, or spell attacks that is directed at you is made at disadvantage.

Once you’ve used this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Aaralyn’s Stolen Notes to Velea Copyright 2018 Anne Gregersen Author Anne Gregersen