Welcome to our Paladin Oathkeeper Healing Guide, updated for the Undermountain, mod 16. In this guide, we will give you tips and info on how to play the Paladin class.
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.
Paladin Oathkeeper Guide Index
Best Paladin Oathkeeper Races
- Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn – 3% + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
- Dragonborn – 3% HP + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
- 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%
- Human – 250 to all ratings (offensive & defensive) – +3 to any stat.
- 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 Charisma.
Paladin Oathkeeper Stat / Rating Priority
Armor Penetration (Caps at 68k) > Critical Strike (Caps at 68k) > Accuracy (Caps at 68k) Combat Advantage (Caps at 118k) > Power (No Cap)
Defense (Caps at 60k) > Deflection (Caps at 60k) > Critical Avoidance (Caps at 73k) > Awareness (Caps at 78k) > HP (No Cap)
Paladin Oathkeeper Paragon Path Feats & Powers
Paladin Oathkeeper Combat Powers
At-Will Powers: Cure Wounds – Divine Fulmination
Encounter Powers: Divine Touch – Bond of Virtue – Circle of Power
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
- Cultist Bulwark – 1000 HP
Tier 2 Boons
- Squire’s Training – 250 Power
- Demonic Bulwark – 1000 HP
Tier 3 Boons
- Knight’s Training – 250 Power
- Dino Bulwark – 1000 HP
Tier 4 Boons
- Captain’s Training – 250 Power
- Necrotic Bulwark – 1000 HP
Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)
- Blessed Touch – 1% Outgoing Healing Per Rank
- Call of Power – 1% Action Point Gain Per Rank
- Blessed Advantage 3/3
- 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.
Protégé’s Crowned Coif / Coif of the Spy’s Guild (Best in Slot)
Ebony Stained Hide (Best in Slot) – Gurdunn’s Defense
Protégé’s Trimmed Gloves (Best in Slot) – Crash Guards – Braces of the Spy’s Guild
Gurtunk’s Booties (Best in Slot)
Longsword / Shield of the Mighty (Best in Slot) – Alabaster Longsword / Shield
Main Hand Modification:
Ebonized Rings (Best in Slot) – Silver-Gilt Rings
Neck & Waist
Wyvern’s Eye Necklace & Wyvern-Skin Belt
Ebony Stained Shirt (Best in Slot)
Protégé’s Trousers / Trousers of the Spy’s Guild
Paladin Oathkeeper Artifacts
Wyvern-Venom Coated Knives
Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.
Trobriand’s Ring – Staff of Flowers – Arcturia’s Music Box
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.
Radiant Enchantment – Black Ice Enchantment
Radiant Enchantment – Any enchantment with stats you need.
Barkshield Enchantment – Bloodtheft Enchantment
Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor > Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing > Black / Red Dragon Glyph
Armor Reinforcement Kits
Accuracy Kit – Armor Penetration Kit – Critical Strike Kit – Power Kit
Jewelry Reinforcement Kits
Combat Advantage Jewel
Paladin Oathkeeper Companions
Polar Bear Cub
There is a lot of viable companion powers to choose from. Generally, choose powers for the stats you are needing.
Gear from Undermountain campaign
Bold / Fierce / Heroic of the Companion
of Adorable Licks / Bites
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. The best choices for a first legendary mount as a Paladin Oathkeeper is a Swarm or a Warpainted / Commander Tyrannosaur.
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.
Paladin Oathkeeper Mount Insignia Bonuses
Barbarian’s Revelry – Sheperd’s Devotion – Artificer’s Persuasion – Gladiator’s Guile – Cavalry’s Warning
Aggression – Brutality – Mastery – Dominance – Skill
Paladin Oathkeeper Mount Powers
Mount Equip Power:
2000 or 4000 Power
Mount Combat Power:
Warpainted/Commander Tyrannosaur / Bat Swarm
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.