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The Complete Paladin Justicar Solo DPS Build – Neverwinter Mod 19 Avernus

All builds will be updated for Mod 20 Sharandar and the Combat Rework as soon as we have done enough testing.

Welcome to our Paladin Justicar Solo DPS Guide, updated for Mod 18: Infernal Descent and Mod 19 Avernus.

In this guide, we will give you tips and info on how to play the Paladin class, previously called Oathbound Paladin.

To learn more about the new mod, check out our mod 19 Avernus guide. .

Since the Paladin class only has a healing and a tanking paragon path, it can be a good idea to have a loadout for soloing, which is why we have made a solo build for the Paladin as well as the Oathkeeper Healing Build and the Justicar Tanking Build.

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 Solo Build Info

Other Paladin Builds

Best Paladin Justicar 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 Solo Build Ability Score Priority

Put at least 20 Points into Intelligence and Charisma.

Paladin Solo Build 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 Solo Build Paragon Path Feats & Powers

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Paladin Solo Build Combat Powers

At-Will Powers:

  • Radiant Strike
  • Shielding Strike

Encounter Powers:

  • Burning Light
  • Smite
  • Relentless Avenger

Daily Powers:

  • Divine Judgement
  • Radiant Charge

Class Features:

  • Composure
  • Blessed Wanderer

Paladin Solo Build Feats

  • Sacred Shield
  • Burning Vengeance
  • Divine Pursuit
  • Shield of the Gods
  • Unyielding Champion

Paladin Solo Build Boons

You should always choose boons based on what stats you currently need. Therefor a selection of several viable boons is available to you for each tier. At end-game, you should hit the stat caps without needing any of the boons.

At end-game, you should hit the stat caps without needing any of the boons.

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)

  • Call of Power – 1% AP Gain
  • Quick Turnaround – 1% Recovery Speed per rank.

Master Boons

  • Enhanced Application 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power
  • Defense – Hit Points

Paladin Solo Build 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 Chainmail (Best in Slot)
  • Lion Guard’s Ward Cuirass
  • Protégé’s / Spy’s Guild


  • Spiked Defender Vambrace


  • Rusted Iron Leggings


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

Main Hand Modification

  • Radiant Strike

Offhand Modifications

  • Health Points
  • AP Gain


  • Ring of the Shadowstalker +4/+5
  • Bypass Gold Ring
  • Striking Ring of the Veteran
  • Tanner’s Hardened Leather Ring
  • Gold-plated Ring

Neck & Waist

  • Reflective Armaments (Reflective Collar, Mirror-Plated Belt, Erratic Drift Globe)


  • Ebony Stained Shirt
  • Infernal Forged Shirt
  • Protege’s Shirt


  • Infernal Forged Trousers
  • Protégé’s Pants

Paladin Solo Build Artifacts

Primary Artifact

  • 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 Solo Build 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

  • One Tenebrous Enchantment – Radiant Enchantments

Defense Enchantments

  • Radiant Enchantment

Armor Enchantments

  • Elven Battle Enchantment – Negation Enchantment

Utility Enchantments

  • Tactical Enchantment

Weapon Enchantments

  • Vorpal Enchantment

Overload Enchantments

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

Armor Reinforcement Kits

Any stat you might need.

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

  • Combat Advantage Jewel

Paladin Solo Build Consumables & Buffs

Consider to get 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 Solo Build Companions

Summoned Companion

Bulette Pup

Enchantment Power

Potent Precision

Companion Powers

Below is a selection of viable companion powers.

Offense Powers

  • Rimfire Golem’s Presence – 16000 HP and 2000 Armor Penetration
  • Deepcrow Hatchling – 8000 Power

Defense Powers

  • Bard’s Discipline – 12000 HP and 15000 Awareness
  • Iron Golem’s Presence – 16000 HP and 2000 Defense
  • Minstrel – 4000 Power and 2000 Awareness
  • Green Slime – 8000 Defense
  • Phase Spider – 2000 Critical strike and 4000 combat advantage

Utility Powers

  • Xegyi’s Insight – 32000 HP
  • Alpha Compy – 5% Power
  • Owlbear Cub – 10% chance to hit for 50% of you Power

Companion Equipment

Double slotted “Of the Companion” gear

Companion Runestones

Empowered Runestone and runestones for any stat you might need.

Paladin Solo Build 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

  • Assassin’s Covenant
  • Cavalry’s Warning
  • Artificer’s Persuasion
  • Gladiator’s Guile
  • Survivor’s Gift
  • Survivor’s Blessing
  • Oppressor’s Reprieve
  • Barbarian’s Revelry
  • Gladiator’s Guile

Insignia Type

  • Prosperity
  • Fortitude
  • Dominance

Paladin Solo Build Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

  • 5000 or 10000 Power
  • Stalwart – 50000 HP

Mount Combat Power:

  • Aureal Armament (Swift Golden Lion)
  • Warpainted Tyrannosaurus Rex’em (Warpainted Tyrannosaur)
  • Trample (War Triceratops)
  • Bat Swarm (Swarm)

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Paladin Solo Build 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.

Contractions of Fate

Saturday 19th of October 2019


Where have your guild mates posted their builds?


Sunday 22nd of September 2019

I can't count on mmorpgtips anymore. All my guild mates tell me that these builds are complete trash.


Saturday 4th of December 2021

I am thinking same thing. Radiant damage is not magical damage and is physical damage which is strength based not intelligence based. Intelligence does nothing for paladins.

James Kelly

Saturday 17th of August 2019

I get it that Paladin equipment is much like Barbarian, but not Great Sword and Sword Knot.


Wednesday 24th of July 2019

Please update this page so it doesn't list barbarian gear!!!