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    Earth Domain

    Clerics of elemental earth are straightforward and blunt. Their faith is simple. They protect, guide, and serve their disciples. All else is frivolity in the eyes of the stone born. They are the rocks of the eternal shore upon which foes break themselves.

    Earth Domain Spells
    Cleric Level Spells
    1st Earth Tremor, Magnify Gravity
    3rd Maximillianís Earthen Grasp, Shatter
    5th Wall of Sand, Erupting Earth
    7th Stone Shape, Mordenkainenís Private Sanctum
    9th Transmute Rock, Wall of Stone

    -Bonus Proficiency: Whenever you choose this domain at 1st level, you gain proficiency with Martial Weapons.

    -Terran Disciple: Also starting at 1st level, you gain the Mold Earth cantrip. This counts as a Cleric cantrip, and does not count against the number of cantrips that you know.

    -Grounded Healing: At 1st level, you gain the ability to channel healing energy through the ground to your allies. All spells you cast that restore Hit Points, regenerate body parts, or resolve physical conditions benefit from a 30ft increase in range. You and your target ally must both be in contact with the ground for this ability to function.

    -Channel Divinity, Turn or Command Elementals: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to cause Elementals to flee. As an action, you present your holy symbol, and each elemental within 30ft of you that can hear you must make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, elementals other than Earth elementals, are turned for 1 minute or until it takes damage. If the Elemental is Earth based they are forced to serve you for 1 minute. On each of your turns you can issue orders to a commanded Earth Elemental as a bonus action.
    A turned elemental must spend itís turn trying to move as far away from you as it can, and it can not willingly move into a space within 30ft of you. It also can not take reactiocns. For itís action, it can only use the Dash action or try to escape from an effect that prevents it from moving. If thereís nowhere to move, the creature can use the Dodge action.
    If the elementals true form is concealed by an illusion, shape shifting, or other effect, that form is revealed while it is turned.

    -Stone Sarcophagus: At 6th level, you gain the ability to summon slabs of stone from the ground to protect fallen allies. Whenever an ally within 60ft falls dying you may, as a reaction, construct a protective stone barrier around them. This structure lasts for 1 minute, or until you dismiss it as a bonus action. While encased the target ally cannot be targeted for attack, and has advantage on all death saving throws. Once you use this technique you must complete a long rest to regain the use of this ability.

    -Divine Strike: At 8th level, you gain the ability to infuse your weapon strikes with divine energy. Once on each of your turns when you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can cause the attack to deal an extra 1d8 Bludgeoning damage to the target. When you reach 14th level, the extra damage increases to 2d8.

    -Terran Awareness: At 17th level, you gain Tremorsense out to a range of 60ft. You must be in contact with the ground for this ability to work.




    Simple Melee Weapons
    Name Cost Damage Weight Properties
    Battle Spade 3gp 1d6 Slashing 2lbs Light

    Martial Melee Weapons
    Name Cost Damage Weight Properties

    War Shovel 8gp 1d8 Slashing 4lbs Versatile 1d10

    Great War Shovel 10gp 1d12 Slashing 6lbs Heavy, Two-Handed

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    Weapons are entirely fine, basically a reskin.

    Domain looks pretty good as well. Iím a little iffy on ďcanít target for attacksĒ period on the stone shield, but considering it only works on a dying buddyÖ I donít think itís that bad.
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    I would add some fighter feats which allow a fighter/cleric to become a siege weapon. Grants attacks or enhancements useful against structures.

    Example:

    Each of the following require Fighter or Fighter Subtype class and a class which allows access to Earth Domain.

    Woodbane: When bashing or breaking, bypasses 5 hardness on non-magical wooden objects or structures per caster level. Bypasses 1 hardness on magical wooden objects per caster level.

    Sapper: Digs 9 cubic feet of soil per round, 3 cubic feet of aggregate, or 1 cubic foot of solid stone, assuming appropriate tools on hand.

    Wrecking Ball: When bashing, reduces 1 hardness on stone structures or objects per caster level. 1/5 levels vs. magical stone.

    May consider other multi class options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian 333 View Post
    I would add some fighter feats which allow a fighter/cleric to become a siege weapon. Grants attacks or enhancements useful against structures.

    Example:

    Each of the following require Fighter or Fighter Subtype class and a class which allows access to Earth Domain.

    Woodbane: When bashing or breaking, bypasses 5 hardness on non-magical wooden objects or structures per caster level. Bypasses 1 hardness on magical wooden objects per caster level.

    Sapper: Digs 9 cubic feet of soil per round, 3 cubic feet of aggregate, or 1 cubic foot of solid stone, assuming appropriate tools on hand.

    Wrecking Ball: When bashing, reduces 1 hardness on stone structures or objects per caster level. 1/5 levels vs. magical stone.

    May consider other multi class options.
    This is a 5E domain.
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    A solid down-to-earth subclass

    I like the grounded healing, the "resolve physical conditions" is a little vague. Remove might be a better word?

    Stone Sarcophagus is nice, good balance of can't be directly targeted for an attack but still vulnerable to AoE effects.
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    Default Re: Earth Domain and War Shovels-Opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by JNAProductions View Post
    This is a 5E domain.
    So adapt the ideas to fit 5e or if you don't want them don't use them.

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    Default Re: Earth Domain and War Shovels-Opinions?

    Instead of martial weapon proficiency, what about giving them heavy armor proficiency and the ability to make weapon attacks using CON? Earth as an element feels more naturally inclined to defense than offense.

    Does Stone Sarcophagus need to be limited use? Maybe you can only have one at a time, but can make as many new ones as you like?

    TBH this feels a little weak, though cleric is a strong enough chassis that it would still be effective. Tremorsense isn't as good as you might think, as it does not count as "seeing"; I'd move the tremorsense to 6th level with Stone Sarcophagus and make a new ability for 17th level. Maybe something based around creating temporary cover, or imposing disadvantage on attacks against allies.

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