Clerics are masters of divine magic, which is especially good at healing. Even an inexperienced cleric can bring people back from the brink of death, and an experienced cleric can bring back people who have crossed over that brink. As channelers of divine energy, clerics can affect undead creatures. A cleric can turn away or even destroy undead. Clerics have some combat training. They can use simple weapons, and they are trained in the use of armor, since armor does not interfere with divine spells the way it does with arcane spells.
- Hit Die: d8
- Base Attack Bonus: Medium.
- High Saves: Fortitude and Will.
- Weapon Proficiencies: Simple weapons.
- Armor Proficiencies: Light, medium and heavy armor and shields (except tower shields).
- Skill Points: 2 + Int modifier per level, x4 at first level.
- Class Skills: Concentration, Craft Alchemy, Craft Armor, Craft Weapon, Diplomacy, Heal, Lore, Parry, and Spellcraft.
- Spells: A cleric casts divine spells, which are drawn from the cleric spell list. A cleric must choose and prepare his spells in advance. To prepare or cast a spell, a cleric must have a Wisdom score equal to at least 10 + the spell level (Wis 10 for 0-level spells, Wis 11 for 1st-level spells, and so forth).
- Domains: Clerics specialize in two areas of magical expertise called domains. These domains are selected when first becoming a cleric and cannot be changed. Domains grant added spells and sometimes a free feat or special ability.
- Spontaneous Casting: A cleric can channel stored spell energy into healing spells that the cleric did not prepare ahead of time. The cleric can "lose" any prepared spell in order to cast any cure spell of the same spell level.
- Turn Undead: Any cleric has the power to affect undead creatures (such as skeletons, zombies, ghosts, and vampires) by channeling the power of his faith through his holy (or unholy) symbol. A cleric can rebuke or destroy undead creatures.