Table of Contents
- 1. Can a paladin smite on every attack?
- 2. Which Paladin smite is best?
- 3. Can a paladin smite twice a turn?
- 4. Does smite damage crit 5E?
- 5. How much damage does a smite Paladin do?
- 6. How much damage does a 9th level paladin do?
- 7. How much damage can you do with divine Smite?
- 8. What kind of paladin can triple Smite a boss?
Can a paladin smite on every attack?
As far as RAW (Rules As Written) the paladin is able to use divine smite on any attack they make, even Opportunity Attacks.
Which Paladin smite is best?
Dungeons and Dragons: All the Paladin Smite Spells, Ranked
- 1 Divine Smite.
- 2 Wrathful Smite.
- 3 Banishing Smite.
- 4 Staggering Smite.
- 5 Blinding Smite.
- 6 Thunderous Smite.
- 7 Branding Smite.
- 8 Searing Smite.
Can a paladin smite twice a turn?
TL;DR: other than “1 spell slot per attack” and “max 5d8 damage or 6d8 versus undead/fiends per use of divine smite” there are no limits. 1 divine smite per attack, but no limit per turn.
Does smite damage crit 5E?
The damage increases by 1d8 if the target is an undead or a fiend, to a maximum of 6d8. So you clearly choose to smite after you hit a creature. There’s no way of knowing if you hit, but not if you crit unless the DM is rolling all attack rolls. You may like this Do you take fall damage from jumping?
How much damage does a smite Paladin do?
Smite is a finite resource, you have to spend a spell slot for it. So it is balanced very differently than Sneak Attack, but is still balanced. If you want to give him more of a challenge, provide more enemies per day. For a triple Smite the Paladin is at least level 5, so the damage would look like this:
How much damage does a 9th level paladin do?
A 9th level sorcerer casting magic missile with 5th level spell slot does 24.5 hp of damage. A 9th level paladin attacking with a longsword plus 3rd level divine smite does (5d8) 22.5+strength modifier per attack, and can attack twice.
How much damage can you do with divine Smite?
Using a 1st level spell slot you can 2d8 damage extra damage with a melee attack that hits, and an extra d8 on top of that for every spell slot above 1st you are willing to expend. At first it doesn’t look outrageous.
What kind of paladin can triple Smite a boss?
Closed 5 years ago. In the AL game that I run a player’s paladin rocks the polearm master paladin. He has been able to triple smite every big boss that I’ve thrown at him so far leaving me feeling a sense similar to an anti-climax.