Question: How Does Channel Divinity Work?

How often can channel divinity be used?

Beginning at 6th level, you can use your Channel Divinity twice between rests, and Beginning at 18th level, you can use it three times between rests.

When you finish a short or Long Rest, you regain your expended uses..

How does divine strike work?

Calling forth from your deity you strike with the glory of the gods. As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell’s range, otherwise the spell fails. On a hit, the target takes additional radiant damage equal to your spellcasting modifier.

How many times can you use Divine Strike?

“Ok, my attack hits? Then that was a Divine Strike, rolling for extra damage.” It would only last as long as the strike, so a split second. If you get multiple attacks per turn, you can only apply it to one of them.

Does Channel Divinity use a spell slot?

Note that Channel Divinity is just a resource that you can spend on different options, much like Spells and Spell Slots, and that resource is refreshed on a short or long rest.

Does Channel Divinity break concentration?

Nowhere in the description of a paladin’s Channel Divinity (PHB, p. 85) or the Vow of Enmity option (PHB, p. 88) does it mention that it requires concentration, so it doesn’t. Using the ability simply activates it, and it does not require concentration to maintain.

How many times can you use channel divinity 5e Paladin?

It recharges on a short rest, so can usually use it 2-3 times per adventuring day (depending on DM/players/table/etc), which seems like enough to me. Each Paladin has two different Channel Divinity options. So by only being able to use it once, there is a choice to make.

Is Channel Divinity an action?

Channel Divinity to turn undead is not casting a spell or making an attack: At 2nd level, you gain the ability to channel divine energy directly from your deity, using that energy to fuel magical effects. As an action, you present your holy symbol and speak a prayer censuring the undead.

Does divinity have magic channel?

Channel Divinity creates magical effects (stated in both the cleric and the paladin). Magic Resistance applies.

Does divine strike work with spiritual weapon?

No. Divine strike applies to weapon attacks. Spiritual weapon is a spell attack.

Is Channel Divinity an action or bonus action?

Each of the channel divinity abilities specifically call out what they use. Most use an action, but some, like the Vengeance paladin’s Vow of Enmity, use a bonus action. Yes.

Are unarmed strikes weapon attacks?

The rule on unarmed strikes should read as follows: “Instead of using a weapon to make a melee weapon attack, you can use an unarmed strike: a punch, kick, head-butt, or similar forceful blow (none of which count as weapons). On a hit, an unarmed strike deals bludgeoning damage equal to 1 + your Strength modifier.