Portal Domain

You have dedicated yourself to the study and protection of the doors, gateways, and rips in the boundaries between the physical world and the infinite planar multiverse. Stepping through portals is a sacred prayer and woe betide any who seek to misuse them.

Domain Spells

You gain domain spells at the cleric levels listed in the Portal Domain Spells table. See the Divine Domain class feature for how domain spells work.

Portal Domain Spells
Cleric Level Spells
1st Adjust position*, expeditious retreat
3rd Glyph of shifting*, misty step
5th Dimensional shove*, portal jaunt*
7th Dimension door, reposition*
9th Pierce the veil*, teleportation circle

Once you teleport a creature in this way, you can’t use this feature again until you finish a long rest. You can have only one bonded creature at a time. If you bond yourself to a new creature, the bond on the previous creature ends.

Otherwise, the bond lasts until you die or dismiss it as an action.

Channel Divinity: Dimensional Shift

Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to harness the magic of portals and teleportation. As an action, you teleport a willing target you can see, other than yourself, to an unoccupied space within 30 feet of you that you can see. When you reach 10th level in this class, you can teleport an unwilling target. An unwilling target that succeeds on a Wisdom saving throw is unaffected.

Bonus Proficiencies

When you choose this domain at 1st level, you gain proficiency with heavy armor and either cartographer’s tools or navigator’s tools (your choice). In addition, you gain proficiency in the Arcana skill.

Portal Magic

Starting at 1st level, you gain access to spells that connect places or manipulate the space between places. Each spell with “(liminal)” listed alongside its school is a cleric spell for you, even if it doesn’t appear on the cleric spell list, and you can prepare it as you would any other spell on the cleric spell list. Liminal spells include bardo, devouring darkness, door of the far traveler, ethereal stairs, hypnagogia, hypnic jerk, mind maze, mirror realm, pierce the veil, reciprocating portal, rive, subliminal aversion, and threshold slip. See the Magic and Spells chapter for details on these spells.

Portal Bond

At 1st level, you learn to forge a bond between yourself and another creature. At the end of a short or long rest, you can touch one willing creature, establishing a magical bond between you. While bonded to a creature, you know the direction to the creature, though not its exact location, as long as you are both on the same plane of existence. As an action, you can teleport the bonded creature to an unoccupied space within 5 feet of you or to the nearest unoccupied space, provided the bonded creature is willing and within a number of miles of you equal to your proficiency bonus. Alternatively, you can teleport yourself to an unoccupied space within 5 feet of the bonded creature.

Portal Touch

At 6th level, you can use a bonus action to create a small portal in a space you can see within 30 feet of you. This portal lasts for 1 minute, and it doesn’t occupy the space where you create it. When you cast a spell with a range of touch, you can touch any creature within your reach or within 5 feet of the portal. While the portal is active, you can use a bonus action on each of your turns to move the portal up to 30 feet. The portal must remain within 30 feet of you. If you or the portal are ever more than 30 feet apart, the portal fades. You can have only one portal active at a time. If you create another one, the previous portal fades.

You can use this feature a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus. You regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.

Transpositional Divine Strike

At 8th level, you gain the ability to imbue your weapon strikes with portal magic. Once on each of your turns when you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you deal damage to the target as normal, and you open a brief portal next to your target or another creature you can see within 30 feet of you. That creature takes 1d8 damage of your weapon’s type as a duplicate of your weapon lashes out at the creature from the portal. When you reach 14th level, you can choose two creatures, creating a portal next to each and dealing 1d8 damage of your weapon’s type to each. Alternatively, you can choose one creature and deal 2d8 damage to it.

Portal Mastery

At 17th level, when you see a creature use a magical gateway, teleport, or cast a spell that would teleport itself or another creature, you can use your reaction to reroute the effect, changing the destination to be an unoccupied space of your choice that you can see within 100 feet of you. Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest, unless you expend a spell slot of 5th level or higher to use this feature again.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Heroes ©2022 Open Design LLC; Authors: Celeste Conowitch, Jeff Lee, Sarah Madsen, Ben McFarland, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind

This is not the complete section 15 entry - see the full license for this page