The Unearthed Arcana Is Back With Cleric's Unity Domain!

This week's Unearthed Arcana has reappeared, with a renamed cleric domain and a replaced cleric ability! "Unearthed Arcana presents three new subclasses for you to playtest: the College of Creation for the bard, the Unity Domain for the cleric, and the Clockwork Soul for the sorcerer."

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The Love Domain is now the Unity Domain:

"A sense of oneness shines at the heart of healthy communities, whether bound together by friendship, blood, faith, or some other uniting force. The gods of unity deepen such bonds and delight in their strength.

Clerics of these gods preside over marriages and other familial bonding customs, but they also nurture the emotional bonds of friendship and camaraderie. Their divine blessings bolster and protect allies in battle through these deep bonds and turn aside malign influences."

The Impulsive Infatuation power has been replaced with Shared Burden which allows you to distribute an ally's damage taken amongst other willing creatures.
 
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cbwjm

I can add a custom title.
Yeah, something like that, but if you have the power to change your sword into a dragon, you can still just do that without bothering with the dancing at all. It makes me scratch my head.
Can you imagine though, hitting someone with a dragon? Not having the dragon making an attack itself but using the dragon to make the dancing item's force-empowered slam?
 
Can you imagine though, hitting someone with a dragon? Not having the dragon making an attack itself but using the dragon to make the dancing item's force-empowered slam?
Per the rules, it still just does 1d10 + Cha modifier damage, though.
 

Gladius Legis

Adventurer
It's an neither an improvement mechanically or thematically, it's a glofied Protection Domain that was slapped together at the last minute to appease a few silly complainers on social media.

It does not fill the gap the original domain did at all, instead in treads on the toes of the Twilight Domain (which includes protection for some reason).

I for one will be giving it a one in the next survey and asking for a restoration of the love domain (renamed or not)and I ask those of you who were not impressed by what has occurred to join me in that and give this domain a 1 and ask for the return of that Love Domain. The majority of us never had a chance to be heard by WotC on this issue, they listen to a few loud voices on social media and tossed the cool fun domain away. It's time to stand up and push back.
Irony is dead.
 

Panda-s1

Scruffy and Determined
It's an neither an improvement mechanically or thematically, it's a glofied Protection Domain that was slapped together at the last minute to appease a few silly complainers on social media.

It does not fill the gap the original domain did at all, instead in treads on the toes of the Twilight Domain (which includes protection for some reason).

I for one will be giving it a one in the next survey and asking for a restoration of the love domain (renamed or not)and I ask those of you who were not impressed by what has occurred to join me in that and give this domain a 1 and ask for the return of that Love Domain. The majority of us never had a chance to be heard by WotC on this issue, they listen to a few loud voices on social media and tossed the cool fun domain away. It's time to stand up and push back.
hey did you know, there was an Anger domain that was really good and fun and didn't make it into a UA article or ever see the light of day, they decided not to publish it because someone on twitter said an angry person made them sad.

actually it wasn't a cleric domain, or maybe it was? was it Anger? it was anything you can imagine people might get upset about on social media. or maybe it was just bad, we'll never get to know 'cause that's how game design works lol
 

Panda-s1

Scruffy and Determined
I'm at the very least morbidly curious to what the Love Domain looked like.
you can find it online if you look, people did share the CD domain that gave everyone pause at least. mechanically as a whole it's nothing controversial (and apparently similar to the unity domain as it is). the CD power, though, was called "Impulsive Infatuation" and made the target admire you greatly and use their reaction to attack a target next to them. they greatly admired you until your next turn. the spell list included things like Charm Person and Enthrall. trying to give mind control powers to a cleric focused on love was off putting for a lot of people.
 

Samurai

Explorer
I'm glad they changed Love Domain to Unity instead, because I created my own Love Domain Cleric which I prefer anyway!
 
I am randomly really curious about the Immutable Form ability on the dancing object. That's an awfully specific immunity in an otherwise very generic statblock. Was there some abuse that the writer thought was important enough to try to prevent?
Many constructs have that ability. I think it's inclusion is just to try and give the Dancing Object more individuality by emphasising it's construct nature.

I still think the clockwork sorcerer should have got Immutable Form.
 
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