Paladin Oathkeeper Build

The Complete Paladin Oathkeeper Healing Build – Neverwinter Mod 18 Infernal Descent

Welcome to our Paladin Oathkeeper Healing Guide, updated for mod 17: Undermountain / Uprising and mod 18 Infernal Descent. To learn more about the new mod, check out our mod 18 Infernal Descent guide.

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The Paladin is one of the most popular of classic D&D classes, in addition to being a holy warrior, they’re also protectors and healers, capable of healing and shielding their allies from harm. It is recommended that you also use one loadout for a Justicar Tanking build so that you can fill both roles. You can also check out our Paladin solo build here.

The purpose of our class guides is not just to show you a build that you can copy and use on your character, but to show you a base build and teach you the mechanics and stats of the game, so you can understand and play your class to its fullest capabilities.

Try different gear, feats, and powers and learn to tailor your own build for your playstyle. See our guide to making your own build for more info.

Basic Paladin Oathkeeper Info

Best Paladin Oathkeeper Races

  1. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn – 3% + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  2. Dragonborn – 3% HP + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  3. Tiefling – 5% + Damage to targets below 50% health – +2 Cha and +2 Con or Int – 10% to reduce damage of target for 5 sec by 2.5%
  4. Human – 250 to all ratings (offensive & defensive) – +3 to any stat.
  5. Dwarf – 20% Resistance to Knock and Push – +2 Con and +2 Str or Wis – 2000 Defense bonus.

Paladin Oathkeeper Ability Score Priority

Put all your available Ability Scores into Wisdom and Dexterity

Paladin Oathkeeper Stat / Rating Priority

Offensive Stats:

  • Armor Penetration (Caps at 85K)
  • Critical Strike (Caps at 85)
  • Accuracy (Caps at 85)
  • Combat Advantage (Caps at 135k)
  • Power (No Cap)

Defensive Stats:

  • Defense (Caps at 85K )
  • Deflection (Caps at 85K)
  • Critical Avoidance (Caps at 90K)
  • Awareness (Caps at 95K )
  • Health (No Cap)

Paladin Oathkeeper Paragon Path Feats & Powers

Paladin Oathkeeper build

Paladin Oathkeeper Combat Powers

At-Will Powers:

  • Valourous Strike
  • Radiant Slam

Encounter Powers:

  • Divine Touch
  • Bond of Virtue
  • Circle of Divinity

Daily Powers:

  • Shield fo Faith
  • Lay on Hands

Class Features:

  • Composure
  • Aura of Life

Paladin Oathkeeper Feats

  • Critical Touch
  • Prayer of Opportunity
  • Enduring Spirit
  • Divine Intervention
  • Emissary of Warding

Paladin Oathkeeper Boons

You should always choose boons based on what stats you currently need. Therefore a selection of several viable boons is available to you for each tier.

Tier 1 Boons

  • Recruit’s Training – 250 Power
  • Critical Strike – 250 Crit
  • Cultist Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Cultist Power – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. Cultists.

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 250 Power
  • Armor Penetration – 250 Armor Penetration
  • Demonic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Demonic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. demons.

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training – 250 Power
  • Combat Advantage – 250 Combat Advantage
  • Dino Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Simple Support – 2% Companion Influence
  • Dino Power – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. dinos.

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 250 Power
  • Accuracy – 250 Accuracy
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Necrotic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. undead.

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Blessed Touch – 1% Outgoing Healing Per Rank
  • Severe Criticism – 1% Crit Per Rank

Master Boons

  • Blessed Advantage 3/3 or Blessed Resilience 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power
  • Defense – Hit Points

Paladin Oathkeeper Weapons & Gear

If you are new to Neverwinter and need to know how to get better gear and increase your item level, check out our Gearing Up Guide.

The best way to gear up in Neverwinter is by making a lot of Astral Diamonds, check out our Astral Diamond Guide to learn all the secrets of AD farming.


  • Lion Guard’s Barbute
  • Protégé’s Visor Helm
  • Helm of the Spy’s Guild


  • Ebonized Scalemail


  • Spiked Defender Vambrace
  • Lion Guard’s Restoration Braces
  • Protégé’s Trimmed Gloves


  • Lion Guard’s Restoration Cuisses
  • Infernal Forged Cuisses


  • Lionheart Set (Best in Slot)
  • Alabaster Set
  • Burnished Set

Main Hand Modification:

  • Valorous Strike

Offhand Modifications:

  • Power
  • Critical Severity


  • Dragon Turtle Scale Ring
  • Hydra Scale Ring
  • Ebonized Rings
  • Striking Ring of the Veteran

Neck & Waist

  • Enchanted Thumb (Woven Vine, Blooming Cord, Staff of Flowers)


  • Shirt of the Champion
  • Infernal Forged Restoration Shirt


  • Pants of the Sentinel
  • Protégé’s Raid/Ward Trousers
  • Velvet Trousers +1

Paladin Oathkeeper Artifacts

Primary Artifact

  • Staff of Flowers
  • Sigil of the Paladin
  • Wyvern-Venom Coated Knives

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

  • Arcturia’s Music Box
  • Trobriands Ring
  • Staff of Flowers
  • Halaster’s Blast Scepter

Paladin Oathkeeper Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind. For example, if you’ve capped Crit with your gear and boons, don’t get azure enchantments for your offense slots. If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Offense Enchantments

  • Radiant Enchantments

Defense Enchantments

  • Radiant Enchantments

Utility Enchantments

  • Tactical Enchantment
  • Dark Enchantment
  • Fey’s Blessing / Dragon’s Hoard / Quartermaster’s Enchantment

Armor Enchantments

  • Barkshield Enchantment
  • Soulforged Enchantment
  • Elven Battle Enchantment

Weapon Enchantments

  • Vorpal Enchantment

Overload Enchantments

  • White Dragon Glyph
  • Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor
  • Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing

Armor Reinforcement Kits

  • Power Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

  • Combat Advantage Jewel

Paladin Oathkeeper Consumables & Buffs

Consider getting VIP for the Power of VIP HP buff if you aren’t already. Also always stand in campfires to get the +1 ability campfire buff.

Get one from each of the rows below:

  • Empowered Chain of Scales (Best in Slot) > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin
  • Wild Storm Elixir > Elixir of Fate
  • Watermelon Sorbet

Paladin Oathkeeper Companions

Summoned Companion

Bulette Pup

Enchantment Power

Potent Precision

Companion Powers

Below is a selection of viable companion powers.

Offense Powers

  • Quickling – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Critical Strike
  • Neverember Guard – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Awareness
  • Tamed Velociraptor – 2000 Power per party member using it.
  • Deepcrow Hatchling – 8000 Power

Defense Powers

  • Polar Bear Cub – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Defense
  • Rebel Mercenary – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Accuracy
  • Ioun Stone of Radiance – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Deflection
  • Minstrel – 4000 Power and 2000 Awereness
  • Broom – 4% Critical Severity
  • Splinters – 4% Critical Severity and 2000 Critical Avoidance

Utility Powers

  • Alpha Compy – 5% Power
  • Owlbear Cub – 10% chance to hit for 50% of you Power

Companion Equipment

Double offense slotted “Of the Companion” gear

Companion Runestones

Empowered Runestone

Paladin Oathkeeper Mounts

When choosing a Legendary Mount for the Mount Powers, look for a mount that has both a useful equip and combat power.

What other mounts you use is not that important. What is important is to get the right insignia bonuses, and many different mounts can offer the various bonuses. To find out what mount has the bonus you want, check out our Insignia Bonus Guide.

All classes and specs should consider using Wanderer’s Fortune before you have refined all your gear and enchantments, for extra refinement every day.

Mount Insignia Bonuses

  • Gladiator’s Guile
  • Barbarian’s Revelry
  • Shepherd’s Devotion

Insignia Type

Brutality / Dominance for Power, or alternatively any other with stats you need. You can also use Insignia’s to get your defensive stats to cap for survivability.

Paladin Oathkeeper Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

5000 or 10000 Power

Mount Combat Power:

  • Warpainted/Commander Tyrannosaur
  • Bat Swarm
  • Swift Golden Lion

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Paladin Oathkeeper guide, please leave a comment below! More info about the Paladin class can be found at The Neverwinter Reddit. More builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.

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10 thoughts on “The Complete Paladin Oathkeeper Healing Build – Neverwinter Mod 18 Infernal Descent”

  1. Hi, thanks for taking the time to write such a straight forward guide 🙂
    I was wondering why you chose CHA instead of Dex (for crit sev) or Con (AP gain)?

    • Hello there,
      If it were me personally I would go WIS+DEX. Our cooldowns are pretty short already on the Paladin. 😊

  2. Hey, I had heard that you need 25% more Critical Strike than Power. With the formula “Power*1,25=50% Critikal Strike for heals. :s

    • Yes that’s correct as a healer try to maintain a 1.25:1 crit:power ratio in order to ensure that your critical strike chance is capped at 50%. 🙂

  3. Rebel Mercenary at Rank 1 does not have a Defensive Slot. Listed as a Sellsword’s Distinct Discipline
    Equipment: 4% Outgoing
    +500 Accuracy

  4. Wouldn’t a wood elf be a good one for a healer? They get a bonus 1500 crit and you can get the 2+ on dex and did at start.


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