The paladin equips themselves with weapons of war, but their ultimate goal is peace. Paladins wield divine magic that can bolster their allies and heal wounds, and this Follow this guide to discover how to best optimize the skills, weapons, features, and abilities for a D&D 5e Paladin class character build.
Sacred Weapon It takes your action to use and only lasts one minute, so it’s best used in anticipation of a fight, but the boost it gives is substantial. In the 5e world of bounded accuracy, +Cha to hit is a massive increase. If your party has good scouting and can regularly anticipate fights, this gets even better.
Polearms are some of the best weapons if you have PM (that bonus action means another chance for smite), while greatswords and mauls (and their slightly worse cousin Longswords and shields are good, because Divine Smite is a great source of Paladin's damage, even with one-handed weapons.
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