Should A Paladin's Holy Weapon Be Limited To Swords?





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    Should A Paladin's Holy Weapon Be Limited To Swords?

    Should a Paladin's Holy Weapon be limited to swords only?

    I personally don't see why it should be limited to swords only. While I really can't see a Holy Shuriken (just an example), but I can see a Holy Halberd or a Holy Bow.

 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum View Post
    Should a Paladin's Holy Weapon be limited to swords only?
    No. I think applying it to other weapons is perfectly reasonable.
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    Powerful magical swords are certainly iconic in historical mythology as well as literature, so I can see why someone might decide that most holy weapons are swords. But there's no particular reason in D&D why holy weapons should be swords only.

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    I see no reason to limit holy weapons to swords: Holy Sword, Holy Lance, Holy Warhammer, Holy Scythe, Holy Hand Grenade... it's all good!
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    I see no reason for swords-only... Maces and hammers come off easily as Holy Weapons. I don't see any other reasons for banning other types except for setting reasons.
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    Why the question, if I may ask?
    I was thinking of creating an Elvish Paladin for the next 3e campaig a friend is planning. I've never run one before, so I was thinking of making a Dex based Paladin instead of a Strength based Paladin, and be really good with a bow instead of melee weapons. My friend encourages us to be creative and does reward creativity, so I was thinking of asking him to let my character have a holy bow.

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    I usually limit it to the favored weapon of the diety being worshiped.

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    Swords, Axes, and Hammers I'd all allow with question. Other weapons I would require it to be asked for for thematic reasons and not a min/maxing reason.

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    Swords ONLY. It was once printed, therefore it must always be the exclusive truth!

    (Of course any weapon can be holy! I still kind of want some blessed golf clubs.)
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