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D&D 5E Death Knights and Smiting

Eric V

Just a question for DMs out there: Do you allow Death Knights to sacrifice spell slots to smite like the paladin class can do?

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First Post
Are you talking about the Oath-Breaker Paladin? If so, the answer is yes, they are paladin sub-class and so get all the features common to paladins in addition to the features granted by their sub-class.


If you mean the Death Knight monster, on the other hand: no. They already have a version of Divine Smite built into their attack (which deals 1d8+5 slashing plus 4d8 necrotic damage), but they can't sacrifice spell slots directly to deal more damage without using one of their smite spells (e.g. searing smite).

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