Cleric 5e – Level 1 – Optimization

Hit Die: d8
Saving Throw Proficiency: WIS, CHA
Spells Casting Modifier: WIS
Weapon Proficiency: Simple
Armor Proficiency: Light, Medium, Shields

Optimal Standard Array: 12-14-13-8-15-10

Optimal Race:

  • Hill Dwarf (CON +2, WIS +1)
  • Water GenasiĀ  (CON +2, WIS +1)
  • FirbolgĀ (WIS +2)
  • Kenku (DEX +2, WIS +1)
  • Lizardfolk (CON +2, WIS +1)
  • Wood Elf (DEX +2, WIS +1)
  • Variant Human (War Caster, WIS +1, DEX +1)
  • Aarakocra (DEX +2, WIS +1)
  • Ghostwise HalflingĀ  (DEX +2, WIS +1)

Optimal Domains

  • Arcana (Better Magic)
  • Life (Better Healing)
  • Light (Better Damage)

Optimal Background:

  • Sage (Arcana and History proficiency)
  • Far Traveler (Perception and Insight proficiency)

Optimal Weapon

  • Mace

Optimal Armor

  • Half Plate
  • Shield

Optimal Spells

  • Guidance
  • Bless
  • Cure Wounds
  • Healing Word