Death Domain (5e)

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The Death Domain is an additional domain choice for evil clerics. A player can choose [this] options with [the DM's] approval.Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) p.96.

Death Domain[1] is a divine domain of the cleric class described in Dungeon Master's Guide (5e).


Domain Spells
Bonus Proficiency
Channel Divinity: Touch of Death
Inescapable Destruction
Divine Strike
Improved Reaper

Unofficial Description: This domain deals with death and undead

Death Deities[edit]

Death Deities
(37 official and unofficial deities)

AnoikhDeityReincarnation and the Order of LifeLawful NeutralLife, Grave, DeathThe Demiplane of the ForgottenAn upside down ankh with three crosses intersecting at the loops end, near the end of the shaft and inbetween the two.The Forgotten PantheonGhostie
AnubisDeityJudgement and deathLawful NeutralDeath, GraveBlack jackalEgyptianSRD5
ArawnDeityLife, DeathNeutral EvilLife, DeathBlack star on gray backgroundCelticSRD5
AsienDeityThe SlaughterChaotic EvilGrave, DeathThe Demiplane of the ForgottenA horizontally split skull with a beating heart nestled through the gap.The Forgotten PantheonGhostie
AthreosDeitypassageLawful EvilDeath, GraveCrescent MoonTherosMythic Odysseys of Theros
BhaalDeityMurderNeutral EvilDeath, GraveSkull surrounded by a ring of blood dropletsForgotten RealmsPlayer's Handbook (5e)
BibdoolpoolpDeityKuo-toaNeutral EvilDeathLobster head or black pearlKuo-toaPlayer's Handbook (5e)
The Blood of VolPhilosophyImmortality and undeathLawful NeutralDeath, LifeStylized dragon skull on red teardrop gemEberronVaried, PHB5, ERftLW
ChemoshDeityUndeadLawful EvilDeathYellow skullDragonlancePlayer's Handbook (5e)
YeenoghuDemon LordGnolls, Hunger, Slaughter, DestructionChaotic EvilDeath, WarAbyssTriple-headed flailOut of the Abyss
ErebosDeitythe deadNeutral EvilDeath, TrickerySerene FaceTherosMythic Odysseys of Theros
HadesDeityThe underworldLawful EvilDeath, GraveNine HellsBlack ramGreekSRD5
HelDeityThe underworldNeutral EvilDeathHades (Niflheim)Woman's face, rotting on one sideNorseSRD5
IncabulosDeityPlague and famineNeutral EvilDeathReptilian eye with a horizontal diamondGreyhawkPlayer's Handbook (5e)
IuzDeity, DemigodPain and oppressionChaotic EvilDeathGrinning human skullGreyhawkPlayer's Handbook (5e)
The KeeperDeityGreed and deathNeutral EvilDeathDragonshard stone in the shape of a fangEberron, The Dark SixPlayer's Handbook (5e)
KelemvorDeityDeadLawful NeutralDeath, GraveUpright skeletal arm holding balanced scalesForgotten RealmsVaried, PHB5, XGtE
KiaransaleeDeityNecromancyChaotic EvilArcana, DeathAbyss (Demonweb Pits)Drow hand wearing many silver ringsElven, Dark SeldarineMordenkainen's Tome of Foes
LaduguerDeityLabor, slaveryLawful EvilDeath, ForgeBroken arrowDwarven, DuergarVaried, SCAG, MToF
LaogzedDeityHungerChaotic EvilDeathAbyss (The Rotting Plain)A lizard/toad representing himselfTroglodyteVaried, MM5, PHB5
LoviatarDeityPainLawful EvilDeathNine-tailed barbed scourgeForgotten RealmsPlayer's Handbook (5e)
MorgionDeityDisease and secrecyNeutral EvilDeathHood with two red eyesDragonlancePlayer's Handbook (5e)
MyrkulDeityDeathNeutral EvilDeathWhite human skullForgotten RealmsPlayer's Handbook (5e)
NephthysDeityDeath and griefChaotic GoodDeath, GraveHorns around a lunar diskEgyptianSRD5
NerullDeityDeathNeutral EvilDeathSkull with either a sickle or a scytheGreyhawkPlayer's Handbook (5e)
PharikaDeityafflictionNeutral EvilDeath, Knowledge, LifeSnakesTherosMythic Odysseys of Theros
Raven QueenDeityDeath, MemoriesLawful NeutralLife, DeathShadowfellRaven's head, in profile, facing leftElvenVaried
SetDeityDarkness and desert stormsChaotic EvilDeath, Tempest, TrickeryCoiled cobraEgyptianSRD5
Sha'erDeityOf the nights, the roguish and the unsightlyChaotic NeutralTrickery, Death, GraveThe Demiplane of the ForgottenA black velvet mask tinged in hues of red with iridescent purple lines inscribed at a slant downwards and inwards passing through either eye hole and meeting at the bottom jaw.The Forgotten PantheonGhostie
SharDeityDarkness and lossNeutral EvilDeath, TrickeryBlack disk encircled with a borderForgotten RealmsPlayer's Handbook (5e)
TakhisisDeityEvil Dragons, Chromatic Dragons, Night, HatredLawful EvilTrickery, DeathBlack crescentDragon, DragonlanceVaried
TalonaDeityDisease and poisonChaotic EvilDeathThree teardrops on a triangleForgotten RealmsPlayer's Handbook (5e)
The DestroyerDeityof Cataclysmic DestructionChaotic EvilDeath, GraveDemiplane of the ForgottenA circle with an arch at its center, shattered with the edges being more scattered than the center.Pantheon of the ForgottenGhostie
The ManaDeityDeath, Magic, Enlightenment, VirtueLawful GoodLife, Death, VirtueAn intricate tattooMax7238
UrdlenDeityGreed, murderChaotic EvilDeath, WarAbyss (Worm Realm)White clawed mole emerging from groundGnomishVaried, SCAG, MToF
UrogalanDeityEarth, deathLawful NeutralDeath, Grave, KnowledgeSilhoutte of a dog's headHalflingVaried, SCAG, MToF
Wee JasDeityMagic and DeathLawful NeutralArcana, Death, KnowledgeRed skull in front of fireballGreyhawkPlayer's Handbook (5e)

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (December 2014). Dungeon Master's Guide. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965625. p. 96-97. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  • The Death Domain is designed for evil cleric NPC's. A DM may choose to allow players to utilize it.

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Facts about "Death Domain (5e)"
AuthorDungeon Master's Guide (5e) +
Canontrue +
ClassCleric +
FeaturesDomain Spells +, Bonus Proficiency +, Reaper +, Channel Divinity: Touch of Death +, Inescapable Destruction +, Divine Strike + and Improved Reaper +
PublicationDungeon Master's Guide (5e) +
Subclasstrue +
SummaryThis domain deals with death and undead +