Way of the Divine Path (5e Monastic Tradition)
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Some monks follow the path of the divine. These monks are devoted to a Deity or Divine Domain. They empower their prayer and meditation with ki. This grants them the ability to cast cleric spells and embody holy energy.
After finishing a long rest, you may spend 1/3 (round down, minimum of 1) of your ki points to gain spell slots. The Divine Path Spellcasting Table shows how many spell slots you have to cast your spells of 1st level or higher. To cast one of these spells, you must expend a slot of the spell's level or higher.
For example, if you know the 1st-level spell cure wounds and have a 1st-level and 2nd-level spell slot available, you can cast cure wounds using either slot.
The any remaining spell slots are lost when you finish the next long rest.
Spells Known of 1st-Level and Higher
The Spells Known column of the Divine Path Spellcasting table shows when you learn more cleric spells of 1st level or higher. Each of these spells must be an abjuration or evocation spell of your choice and must be of a level for which you have spell slots. For instance, when you reach 7th level in this class, you can learn one new spell of 1st or 2nd level.
Whenever you gain a level in this class, you can replace one of the cleric spells you know with another spell of your choice from the cleric spell list. The new spell must be of a level for which you have spell slots, and it must be an abjuration or evocation spell.
Divine Path Spells
Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for your cleric spells, since you learn your spells through dedicated prayer and meditation. You use your Wisdom whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Wisdom modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a cleric spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.
Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Wisdom modifier
Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Wisdom modifier
|— Spell Slots per Spell Level —|
Destroy the Unholy
Starting at 6th level, as an action, you expend two ki points and speak a prayer censuring fiends and undead. Each fiend or undead that can see or hear you within 30 feet of you must make a Wisdom saving throw (same DC as if you were casting a spell). If such a creature fails the save, the creature is instantly destroyed if its challenge rating is at or below a certain threshold, as shown in the Destroy Unholy table.
|Monk Level||Destroys Fiends and|
Undead of CR ...
|6th||1/2 or lower|
|9th||1 or lower|
|12th||2 or lower|
|15th||3 or lower|
|18th||4 or lower|
If the fiend or undead fails the save, but is of a high enough CR that it is not destroyed, it is turned for 1 minute or until it takes damage. A turned creature must spend its turns trying to move as far away from you as it can, and it can’t willingly move to a space within 30 feet of you. It also can’t take reactions. For its action, it can use only the dash action or try to escape from an effect that prevents it from moving. If there’s nowhere to move, the creature can use the dodge action.
Beginning at 17th level, you may spend 3 ki points and use an action to cast banishment without spending a spell slot. Once you do so, you may not use this feature again until you finish a long rest.
|Features||Spellcasting +, Destroy the Unholy +, Empowered Healing + and Banishment +|
|Identifier||5e Monastic Tradition +|
|Summary||These monks follow a religious path +|
|Title||Way of the Divine Path +|