Sacred Oath of Moradin

Oath of the Hammer


Requirement: Dwarf race

Within the halls of fortresses all across the Styge Empire, an elite order of warrior-priests stands ready to defend the dwarven people against the onslaught of fell giants, vile deep elves, and goblinoids. Called the Hammers of Moradin, they serve as the Empire's rallying point whenever a truly dire threat would strike the dwarves. The regular army, known as the Iron Guard, defends the country capably, but the Hammers actively strike out against the monsters farther afield, bringing the righteous fury of the Soul Forger to their enemies' very doorsteps.

Tenets of the Hammer

The tenets of the Hammer of Moradin are concerned with defending the dwarven race from its enemies and proudly preserving the dwarven tradition.

  • Defend the Dwarven Race. Every dwarf is your kin, and they must be protected.
  • Destroy the enemies of the Dwarves. Your enemies deserve neither pity nor mercy. Crush them under your hammer.
  • Preserve Dwarven Craft. Weapons and armour of dwarven make are the finest in the world and deserve to be protected.
  • Honour Moradin. The Stone Father lends you his might to defend your people. Your devotion to Moradin must be unquestionable.

Oath of the Hammer Spells

Paladin Level   Spells
3rd bane, shield of faith
5th spiritual weapon, warding bond
9th meld into stone, protection from energy
13th stone shape, stoneskin
17th passwall, wall of stone

Channel Divinity

When you take this oath at 3rd level, you gain the following two Channel Divinity options.

  • Bane. As a bonus action, you can use your Channel Divinity to imbue your weapon with the power to lay low your foes. Select a creature type (aberrations, beasts, celestials, constructs, dragons, elementals, fey, fiends, giants, monstrosities, oozes, plants, or undead.) For 1 minute, the weapon you are holding is considered magical and deals 1d8 additional damage against creature of that type.
  • Quake. As an action, you smash a maul or warhammer you are holding to the ground, using your Channel Divinity. Each creature you choose within 20 feet must make a Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.

Hammer Throw

Starting at 7th level, all hammers you wield, including light hammers, mauls, and warhammers, are considered magical and have the Thrown property, with a range of 30/60 feet. Hammers you throw return to your hand at the end of your turn.

At 18th level, you can throw a hammer in a 60-foot line as an action. Make a single attack roll and compare it against the AC of each creature in this line, dealing damage normally on a hit.

Stoneguard

By 15th level, you can use your reaction when you take bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from a nonmagical weapon to reduce this damage by 5. This damage reduction stacks with other sources.

Avatar of the Stone Father

At 20th level, you can become imbued with the awesome power of the Stone Father as an action. For the next minute, you have resistance to all damage, cannot be moved against your will, and your attacks deal an additional 1d8 damage. After using this ability, you must complete a long rest before using it again.

Sacred Oath of Moradin

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