Druids and Domains - p49


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On page 49, Alpha 1 notes that druids get to choose one of the following domains: air, animal, earth, fire, plant, and water. I vote that the weather domain (at least) be added to that list.


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I second the addition of Weather to the list of Druid domains.

Doug

Scarab Sages

I Think that is a great idea


I agree.


I would totally agree with that if I weren’t opposed to the idea of druids getting domains at all.

There’s very little separating the druid from the cleric now. Giving them even a single, thematic domain ability narrows the distinction even more. At this point, you might as well just make them clerics who have chosen nature-oriented domains.

However, if you’re going to give them domain powers anyways, Weather is a very reasonable one to add to the list.


Fletch wrote:

I would totally agree with that if I weren’t opposed to the idea of druids getting domains at all.

There’s very little separating the druid from the cleric now. Giving them even a single, thematic domain ability narrows the distinction even more. At this point, you might as well just make them clerics who have chosen nature-oriented domains.

Disagree - besides the lack of turning and healing ability and the summon nature's ally traits, they also have a wide diversity of woodland characteristics that the more urban cleric simply does not and can never have (unless they multiclass). The druid also has a distinct spell list, though yes there is some amount of overlap.

Fletch wrote:
However, if you’re going to give them domain powers anyways, Weather is a very reasonable one to add to the list.

100% agree. Weather fits completely within the portfolio of a druid (call lightning, anyone?) and should be included.

Dark Archive

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Also, how about adding the Sun domain as an option? I was just re-reading "Burn Run" from Pathfinder 7 and the Shoanti "sun shaman" there definitely seems like a druid with a Sun fetish.

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