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The Complete Paladin Oathkeeper Healing Build – Neverwinter Mod 22 Dragonbone Vale

Welcome to our Paladin Oathkeeper Guide, updated for Mod 22: Dragonbone Vale.

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The Paladin is one of the most popular of classic D&D classes, in addition to being holy warriors, they’re also protectors and healers, capable of healing and shielding their allies from harm.

If you’re looking for Neverwinter Oathkeeper Paladin healing tips, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to heal like a pro and keep your party alive in any situation.

We’ll go over important Oathkeeper Paladin healing spells, best practices for using them, and some helpful strategies for keeping your allies alive. So whether you’re just starting out as an Oathkeeper Paladin or you’re looking for ways to improve your healing game, read on!

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.

  1. Basic Oathkeeper Info
    1. Best Oathkeeper Races
    2. Ability Score Priority
    3. Stat / Rating Priority
  2. Paragon Path Feats, Powers & Rotation
    1. Combat Powers
    2. Feats
    3. Rotation
  3. Boons
  4. Weapons & Gear
  5. Artifacts
  6. Enchantments
  7. Consumables & Buffs
  8. Companions
  9. Mounts

Basic Paladin Oathkeeper Info

Below is all the basic information for the Oathkeeper, from race choices to stats.

Other Paladin Builds

Best Oathkeeper Races

What race you play doesn’t play a huge role, but will give you a small boost. Generally, I would advise you to play a race that you enjoy.

Neverwinter Race
  1. Aasimar – 2% bonus Power, Outgoing Healing, Defense and Hit Points. – +2 to any two stats – 2% bonus Hit Points to party members.
  2. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn – Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any two stats – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  3. Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any two stats – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  4. Human – 1% Bonus to all ratings – +3 to any Ability Score
  5. Wood Elf – 5% Critical Strike – +2 Dex and +2 Int or Wis – 20% Resistance to Slow

Oathkeeper Ability Score Priority

Put all your available Ability Scores into Charisma and Wisdom.

Oathkeeper Stat / Rating Priority

The Combat Rework introduced major changes to how stats and item level work, for more info see the official post.

Your cap for each stat is based on your item level. To cap a stat, the numbers of the stat need to be equal to or higher than your item level.

If your stat number is higher than your item level, you are wasting stats and should try to allocate stats differently.

For every 1000 points, a stat is lower than your item level you lose 1% in that stat.

You won’t be able to cap all stats, but capping your power is quite easy.

As a healer Outgoing Healing is your most important stat.

Offensive Stats

  1. Power (90%)
  2. Combat Advantage (90%)
  3. Critical Strike (90%)
  4. Critical Severity (90%)
  5. Accuracy (90%)

Defensive Stats

  1. Defense (90%)
  2. Deflection (90%)
  3. Critical Avoidance (90%)
  4. Awareness (90%)
  5. Health (90%)

Paladin Oathkeeper Paragon Path Feats, Powers & Rotation

This part is all about optimizing the Oathkeeper with the best feats, powers, and boons.

Paladin Oathkeeper build

Paladin Oathkeeper Combat Powers

At-Will Powers:

  • Cure Wounds
  • Valorous Strike

Encounter Powers:

  • Divine Touch or Divine Shelter
  • Sacred Weapon or Banishment
  • Circle of Divinity or Burning Light

Daily Powers:

  • Shield fo Faith or Sanctuary
  • Lay on Hands

Class Features:

  • Composure
  • Aura of Restoration or Aura of Life

Paladin Oathkeeper Feats

  • Critical Touch
  • Prayer of Opportunity or Battle Focus
  • Enduring Spirit
  • Divine Intervention or Convalescence
  • 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 – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Critical Strike – 0.2% Critical Strike Per Rank
  • Critical Avoidance – 0.2% Critical Avoidance Per Rank
  • Cultist Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Cultist Power – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. Cultists.

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Armor Penetration – 0.2% Critical Severity Per Rank
  • Lingering Medicine – Increase effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%
  • Defense – 0.2% Defense Per Rank
  • Demonic Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Demonic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. demons.

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Combat Advantage – 0.2% Combat Advantage Per Rank
  • Lingering Fortification – Increase effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%
  • Awareness – 0.2% Awareness Per Rank
  • Dino Bulwark – 0.2 HP Per Rank
  • Dino Power – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. dinos.

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Accuracy – 0.2% Accuracy Per Rank
  • Lingering Power – Increase effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%
  • Deflect – 0.2% Deflect Per Rank
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Necrotic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. undead.

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Blessed Touch1% Outgoing Healing Per Rank
  • Masterclass1% Forte per rank

Master Boons

  • Blessed Advantage3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power or Critical Strike Bonus
  • Defense – Defence or Hit Point Bonus
  • Utility – Group Heal Potion Bonus

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.

Note that the best in slot for your build might vary depending on what stats you have.

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.

Head

  • Rain-Catcher
  • Blessed Goristro’s Horns (Avernus Hunts)
  • Order Physician’s Helm (Seals Store)
  • Blessed Whisper’s Hood of Quiet (Avernus Hunts)
  • Blessed Helm of The Skyblazer (Avernus Hunts)

Armor

  • Raindrop Raiment
  • Blessed Bone Devil’s Ribcage (Avernus Hunts)
  • Order Physician’s Breastplate (Seals Store)
  • Forest Guardian’s Ward/Raid Leathers(Vault of Stars)

Arms

  • Arms of the Last Resistance
  • Order Physician’s Gloves
  • Wristguards of Precipitation
  • Forest Guardian’s Ward/Raid Braces(Vault of Stars)

Feet

  • Faerie’s Steps
  • Midnight’s Whispers
  • Greaves of the Lightguard (Avernus Hunts)
  • Wasteland Wanderers

Weapons

  • Masterwork Set
  • Scalebreaker’s Wrath
  • Lionheart Set
  • Grand Alliance Set

Main Hand Modification:

  • Cure Wounds or Valorous Strike

Offhand Modifications:

  • AP Gain

Rings

  • The Red Eye’s Glare
  • The Grove’s Crystal Tears
  • Band of Air
  • Gold Ring of the Herald
  • Silver Ring of the Herald
  • Twisting Gold Ring
  • Striking Ring of the Veteran / Master

Neck & Waist

  • Beyond Death Set: Undying Brooch, Undying Clasp, Repurposed Phylactery
  • Apprentice’s Spoils (Music Box Set) – Jhesiyria’s Tattered Mantle & Trobriand’s Conductor Cable
  • Tiamat Set: Amulet of Tiamat’s Demise, Tiamat Sash, Tiamat’s Orb of Majesty
  • Star Set: Starshard Choker & Twinkle of the Stars (Trickster’s Gift)

Shirt

  • Tainted Shirt of the Dragon Cult
  • Vale Tunic
  • Upper Pact Brands (Avernus Hunts)

Pants

  • Lower Pact Brands (Avernus Hunts)
  • War-Worn Pants

Paladin Oathkeeper Artifacts

Primary Artifact

  • Lantern of Revelation
  • Frozen Storyteller’s Journal
  • Staff of Flowers
  • Wyvern-Venom Coated Knives
  • Charm of the Serpent
  • Sigil of the Devoted

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

  • Repurposed Phylactery (For Set)
  • Mythallar Fragment
  • Neverwinter’s Standard
  • Jewel of the North
  • Demogorgon’s Reach
  • Arcturia’s Music Box (For Set)
  • Tiamat’s Orb of Majesty (For Set)
  • Sparkling Fey Emblem (For Set)

Choose 2 Storyteller’s Journals for the bonus

  • Frozen Storyteller’s Journal
  • Flayed Storyteller’s Journal
  • Darkened Storyteller’s Journal
  • Envenomed Storyteller’s Journal

Other Artifact Choices

  • Arcturia’s Music Box
  • Trobriands Ring
  • Staff of Flowers
  • Halaster’s Blast Scepter
  • Shard of Orcus’ Wand
  • Lantern of Revelation

Paladin Oathkeeper Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind.

If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Offense Enchantments

  • Cobalt Enchantment
  • Garnet Enchantment
  • Citrine Enchantment
  • Amethyst Enchantment
  • Jade Enchantment

Defense Enchantments

  • Amethyst Enchantment
  • Garnet Enchantment
  • Cobalt Enchantment

Utility Enchantments

  • Jade Enchantment

Bonus Enchantments

  • Recharge Bonus

Combat Enchantments

  • Battle Tempered

Overload Enchantments

  • Rage of Flames or Devil’s Precision
  • White Dragon Glyph

Armor Reinforcement Kits

  • Power / Critical Strike or Severity / Accuracy 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.

Pick one from each of the categories below depending on the stats you are lacking.

Invocation Blessing: Grace of Battle / Gift of Awareness / Righteous Boon / Gamber’s Fortune

Stronghold Food: Seared Tuna / Prime Rib / Ratatouille

Event Food: Watermelon Sorbet / Hotwings / Squash Soup / Mochi

Elixir: Wild Storm Elixir

Potion: Superior Flask of Potency +1

Reusable Item: Awakened Forger’s Box > Empowered Chain of Scales > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin

Paladin Oathkeeper Companions

Summoned Companion

For your summoned companion you have the choice between using Augmented companions which will make it easier to cap stats or an active combat companion which will do damage.

Augment Companion Choices

Pick any Augment Companion that compliments the stats you need.

  • Polar Bear Cub
  • Winter Fox
  • Butterfly
  • Golden Bulette Pup
  • Stalwart Golden Lion
  • Deepcrow Hatchling
  • Owlbear Cub
  • Ioun Stones
  • Quasit

Active Companion Choices

  • Spined Devil
  • Drizzt Do’Urden
  • Tutor
  • Stalwart Golden Lion

Enchantment Power

  • Reinvigorate
  • Any stat you might need

Companion Powers

Below is a selection of viable companion powers.

Offense Powers

  • Golden Bulette Pup (Golden Bulette Pup’s Presence) – 7,5% Outgoing Healing
  • Baby Deep Crow (Baby Deep Crow’s Presence) – 7,5% Power
  • Deepcrow Hatchling – 7.5% Power
  • Tamed Valociraptor (Raptor’s Instincts) – Part of the Pack (Good in Groups)
  • Quickling – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Critical Strike
  • Neverember Guard – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Awareness
  • Siege Master (Siege Master’s Discipline) – Combined Rating – Increases the power of your At-Will powers by 11% (Doubled on Stronghold Map)
  • Black Dragon Ioun Stone (Black Dragon’s Insight) – 7.5% Critical Chance
  • Staldorf (Staldorf’s Presence) – 7.5% Combat Advantage
  • Razorwood (Twigblight’s Insight) – 3.8% Critical Severity & Accuracy
  • Hawk (Hawk’s Insight’s) – 3.8% Critical Severity & Critical Chance
  • Armored Orc Wolf (Orc Wolf’s Instincts) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Accuracy
  • Batiri (Batiri’s Wisdom) – 11% Damage Versus Bosses
  • Dancing Blade (Dancing Blade’s Insight) – 3.8% Critical Severity & Combat Advantage
  • Flame Sprite (Flamesprite’s Insight) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Accuracy

Defense Powers

  • Polar Bear Cub – 3.8% Outgoing Healing and Defense
  • Rebel Mercenary – 3.8% Outgoing Healing and Accuracy
  • Ioun Stone of Radiance – 3.8% Outgoing Healing and Deflection
  • Minstrel – 3.8% Power and 3.8% Awereness
  • Phasespider (Phasespider’s Presence) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Combat Advantage
  • Fire Archon (Fire Archon’s Insight) – 10% on At-Will use to increase Combat Advantage for 10 seconds

Utility Powers

  • Alpha Compy (Compy’s Insights) – 7,5% Power
  • Ghost (Ghost’s Wisdom) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Power
  • Wolf (Wolf’s Instincts) – 7.5% Critical Strike
  • Fawn (Fawn’s Instincts – 3.8% Critical Chance & Power
  • Alchemist Experimenter (Alchemist’s Discipline) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Combat Advantage

Companion Equipment

Double offense slotted “Of the Companion” gear

Companion Enchantment

  • Companion Enhancement

Paladin Oathkeeper Mounts

Bolster

When it comes to mounts, you should focus on getting them all to Mythic quality to increase Bolster.

Bolster Contribution depends on the quality of the mount, with Mythic mounts contributing 10% Bolster, this again increases the values of your Equip Power and Combat Power.

Mount Insignia Bonuses

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

Insignia bonuses are mostly down to preference. Some boost damage a bit, and some boost survivability, while others add utility.

DPS

  • Gladiator’s Guile
  • Assassin’s Covenant
  • Shepherd’s Devotion
  • Warlord’s Inspiration
  • Calvary’s Warning
  • Artificers Persuasion

Self Healing

  • Barbarian’s Revelry
  • Survivor’s Blessing
  • Survivor’s Gift
  • Knight’s Rebuke
  • Oppressor’s Reprieve

Utility

  • Wanderer’s Fortune
  • Traveler’s Treasures

Insignia Type

  • Insignia of Brutality or Dominance
  • Insignia of Aggression
  • Insignia of Skill

Mount Collars

  • Supportive Regal Collar
  • Wayfaring Crecent Collar
  • Wayfaring Regal Collar
  • Unified Regal Collar
  • Supportive Crescent Collar

Paladin Oathkeeper Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

  • Armor Breaker (Critical Severity)
  • Ferocious Predator (Power & Critical Severity)
  • Runic Aura (Power & Defense Party Buff)
  • Rapid Accuracy (Accuracy)
  • Precision (Critical Strike & Severity)
  • Ruthless Efficiency (Critical Strike
  • Dominant Force (Power)
  • Opportunistic (Combat Advantage)

Mount Combat Power:

  • Magnificent Inspiration (Pegasus)
  • Aureal Armament
  • Swarm (Bat Swarm)
  • Eclipsed Armament

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Paladin Oathkeeper guide, please leave a comment below!

Stacey

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

The sections for artifacts, at wills, encounters, and suggested armor the info is mimissing in those sections for the mod 21 oathbound Paladin build. I've tried opening the site in Chrome and the info is still missing.

Frumon Silverkin

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

For Mod 20: – Put all your attribute points into WIS and CHA for maximum healing and forte – Your most important stats are attack, critical strike and critical severity – Get gear with high item levels, especially the Vault of Stars healer breastplate with item level 1500 which gives you 1000 forte and 1500 awareness per group member! – Some people prefer the Tiamat set for the healing bonus, other people grab the more affordable fairy emblem set from New Sharandar – Try to get the healer rings from New Sharandar's Vault of Stars – Strength/critical armour kits and combat advantage jewels - Enchantments: mostly radiant and azure, dark enchantments for support slot

– Free: the basic attack and the weak healing spell – At-wills: sacred weapon, the AoE healing spell and bane (which paralyzes enemies for 6 seconds). Dailies: lay on hands, shield of faith

Companion gear: the icons which increase critical strike/severity Runestones: strenght, critical strike/severity – Recommended passive Companions: icebear cub, deep crow hatchling, alpha compsognathus, quickling, falcon and one supporter Recommended active companions: the squire!

– Recommended Mounts: take your pick – dominance insignias for strenth and forte – Insignia powers: 1 Guile of the Gladiator and stuff that supports your or buffes you and your comrades

Frumon Silverkin

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

@Frumon Silverkin - Armour enchantment: Elven Battle enchantment (you have a shield after all!) - Weapon enchantment: Holy Avenger, Vorpal

Icenanook

Friday 5th of February 2021

Please update for the new combat system :)

Fan

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Update this for mod 19 please

Joboso

Tuesday 7th of July 2020

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.

Koronel

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

I'm just a wood elf, yes, it's very good.