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[IWD2] Wisdom, Charisma, and Paladin

Ian579Ian579 Member Posts: 239
edited June 2020 in Off-Topic
My paladin is currently level 7. He has 12 Wisdom and 14 Charisma. The number of his known spells is just three level 1 spells, and he can only memorize two level 1 spells. Are those numbers normal? I hope he can memorize more spells.

Also, what does Charisma do for paladins other than making Turn Undead more effective?

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  • semiticgoddesssemiticgoddess Member Posts: 14,833
    I would have guessed he'd have level 2 spells by now, but it doesn't seem too unusual. Paladins are not great spellcasters by nature; they get fewer spell slots than clerics and also cast levels at half their actual paladin level.

    Charisma is very good for paladins. Paladins get a bonus to all of their saving throws equal to their CHA modifier. Thus, your paladin's 14 CHA gives him a +2 bonus to all saving throws.

    Ian579ThacoBell
  • deltagodeltago Member Posts: 7,811
    Lemme pull out the Prima guide for this:

    According to it, Paladins:

    Add their CHA modifier to AC
    Add their CHA modifier to lay on hands

    I want to say it also adds dmg bonus to Smite, but that isn’t in the book and neither is the save bonus (which was standard in 3.5e) so I don’t know if that is in IWD2

    Ian579
  • sarevok57sarevok57 Member Posts: 5,839
    paladins can eventually cast up to level 4 spells, but they require 14 WIS to do so ( to be able to cast spells you must have 10 + spell level of said ability score to cast a spell of that level ) so since you have 12 WIS you are only going to be able to cast up to level 2 spells regardless of what your paladin level is

    AedanIan579ThacoBell
  • semiticgoddesssemiticgoddess Member Posts: 14,833
    deltago wrote: »
    Lemme pull out the Prima guide for this:

    According to it, Paladins:

    Add their CHA modifier to AC
    Add their CHA modifier to lay on hands

    I want to say it also adds dmg bonus to Smite, but that isn’t in the book and neither is the save bonus (which was standard in 3.5e) so I don’t know if that is in IWD2
    Right, I think the paladin's Lay on Hands ability in IWD2 is equal to the character's paladin level times their CHA modifier. A level 7 paladin with 14 CHA would heal 7*2=14 HP with Lay on Hands.

    There's no AC bonus for paladins in IWD2. I'm not sure how Smite is calculated, but it might be a factor of CHA, just like Lay on Hands.

    Ian579
  • Ian579Ian579 Member Posts: 239
    edited June 2020
    Thanks all! Very helpful information for creating a paladin. :)

  • Ian579Ian579 Member Posts: 239
    edited June 2020
    sarevok57 wrote: »
    paladins can eventually cast up to level 4 spells, but they require 14 WIS to do so ( to be able to cast spells you must have 10 + spell level of said ability score to cast a spell of that level ) so since you have 12 WIS you are only going to be able to cast up to level 2 spells regardless of what your paladin level is

    Well... my paladin has gained a few levels, and he already can cast one level 3 spell.

  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,649
    I wonder if that means that IWD2 didn't implement the wisdom rule for divine casting?

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 12,267
    AFAIK it did. I've been capped on spells before.

    @Ian579 Did you bump up wisdom in a level-up? Or maybe you have some gear that boosts WIS?

    BelgarathMTH
  • Ian579Ian579 Member Posts: 239
    edited June 2020
    ThacoBell wrote: »
    AFAIK it did. I've been capped on spells before.

    @Ian579 Did you bump up wisdom in a level-up? Or maybe you have some gear that boosts WIS?

    I didn't. I bumped up his constitution instead, and he isn't wearing any wisdom-boosting gears. His wisdom is still 12.

    Post edited by Ian579 on
  • semiticgoddesssemiticgoddess Member Posts: 14,833
    Maybe it's CHA that determines spell slots for paladins, like it is for bards and sorcerers. I was always unclear on whether it was CHA or WIS for paladins.

  • sarevok57sarevok57 Member Posts: 5,839
    semiticgod wrote: »
    Maybe it's CHA that determines spell slots for paladins, like it is for bards and sorcerers. I was always unclear on whether it was CHA or WIS for paladins.

    for paladins in 3rd edition its supposed to be WIS for their spells, so its possible that IWD 2 didn't implement this fully through when they made it for whatever reason

    BelgarathMTH
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