Paladin 5e – Level 1 – Optimization

Hit Die: d10
Saving Throw Proficiencies: WIS, CHA
Spells Casting Modifier: CHA
Weapon Proficiencies: Simple, Martial
Armor Proficiencies: Light, Medium, Heavy, Shields

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

Optimal Race:

  • Dragonborn (STR +2, CHA +1)
  • Fallen Aasimar (STR +1, CHA +2) Preview
  • Mountain Dwarf (CON +2, STR+2)
  • Variant Human (Sentinal, +1 STR, +1 CHA)
  • Half-Elf (CHA +2)
  • Goliath (STR +2, CON +1)
  • Triton (STR +1, CON +1, CHA +1)

Fighting Style (Level 2)

  • Dueling (Good with a Shield)
  • Defense (Extra AC)

Optimal Background:

  • City Watch (Athletics proficiency, Insight proficiency)
  • Courtier (Insight proficiency, Persuasion proficiency)
  • Faction Agent (Insight proficiency)

 

Optimal Weapons

  • Halberd / Glaive / Pike (Extra Reach)
  • Greatsword / Maul: (Two-handed options)
  • Longsword / Morningstar / Warhammer (Great with Shields)
  • Rapier (High Dexterity)

Optimal Armor

  • Chain Mail
  • Shield

Optimal Spells

  • Bless
  • Compelled Duel