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Sacred Defender Tree

From DDO Compendium
Tree For: Paladin
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Overview

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Core enhancements


EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Holy Bastion Icon.png
Holy Bastion
  • For each action point spent in this tree:
    • +1 Hit Point
    • +1 Positive Energy Spell Power
  • For each Sacred Defender Core Ability:
    • +2% Fortification
110
  • Paladin 1
Sacred Defense (Stance) Icon.png
Sacred Defense

Defensive Combat Stance:

  • +10 Physical and magical Resistance Rating
  • +50% bonus to threat generation
  • Cannot become Raged while Sacred Defense is active
115
  • Holy Bastion
  • Paladin 3
Enhancement Divine Righteousness Icon.png
Divine Righteousness

Activation Cost: 1 Turn Undead
Cooldown: 6 Seconds

  • Channel Divinity: You gain:
    • Temporary hit point equal to your Charisma score
    • 200% Sacred bonus to threat generation
  • Lasts 60 seconds
1110
  • Sacred Defense
  • Paladin 6
Enhancement Redemption Icon.png
Redemption
  • Spell Raise Dead Icon.png The spell Raise Dead is added to the Paladin spellbook as a level 2 spell.
  • Spell True Resurrection Icon.png The spell Resurrection is added to the Paladin spellbook as a level 3 spell.
  • Spell True Resurrection Icon.png The spell True Resurrection is added to the Paladin spellbook as a level 4 spell.
  • +5 Physical and Magical Resistance Rating
1120
  • Divine Righteousness
  • Paladin 12
Enhancement Glorious Stand Icon.png
Glorious Stand

Cooldown: 5 Minutes

  • Channel Divinity: For a short duration you gain:
    • DR 20/epic
    • Take reduced damage from elemental and negative energy
    • Receive double healing from positive energy
    • Are immune to secondary effects of attacks such as 'wounding' or 'vorpal'.
  • Passive:
    • +5 Physical and Magical Resistance Rating
1130
  • Redemption
  • Paladin 18
Enhancement Eternal Defender Icon.png
Eternal Defender

Cooldown: 3 Seconds

  • Toggle: While Eternal Defender is active, if you drop below 0 hit points but are not killed:
    • Two uses of Turn Undead are immediately expanded and you receive a reactive heal for 250 points of Positive Energy healing
  • Passive:
    • +2 Charisma
    • +2 Constitution
    • +10 Physical and Magical Resistance Rating
    • Your range of unconsciousness extends by 40
1140
  • Glorious Stand
  • Paladin 20
Tier 1 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Item Defense Icon.png
Item Defense
Rank 1:
  • You have a 25% chance to negate potential item wear.
Rank 2:
  • You have a 50% chance to negate potential item wear.
Rank 3:
  • You have a 75% chance to negate potential item wear.
311
  • Paladin 1
Enhancement Extra Lay on Hands Icon.png
Extra Lay on Hands
Rank 1:
  • +1 Lay on Hands use per rest
Rank 2:
  • +2 Lay on Hands use per rest
Rank 3:
  • +3 Lay on Hands use per rest
311
  • Paladin 1
Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png
Improved Sacred Defense
Select an option to improve your Sacred Defense stance.
Rank 1:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +5 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 50% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +1 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
Rank 2:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +10 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 100% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
Rank 3:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +15 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 150% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +3 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
A different option must be chosen in each tier
311
  • Paladin 1
Enhancement Armor Mastery Icon.png
Sacred Armor Mastery
Rank 1:
  • +1 Armor Class
  • +1 Armor Maximum Dexterity Bonus
Rank 2:
  • +2 Armor Class
  • +2 Armor Maximum Dexterity Bonus
Rank 3:
  • +3 Armor Class
  • +3 Armor Maximum Dexterity Bonus
311
  • Paladin 1
Action Boost- Saves2 Icon.png
Action Boost
Activation Cost: 1 Action Boost
Cooldown: 30 Seconds
Rank 1:
  • Action Boost- Saves2 Icon.png Action Boost: Saves: Activate to gain a +2 Action Boost bonus to all Saving Throws 20 seconds. While under this effect you do not automatically fail Saving Throws on a roll of Natural 1.
Rank 2:
  • Action Boost- Saves2 Icon.png Action Boost: Saves: Activate to gain a +4 Action Boost bonus to all Saving Throws 20 seconds. While under this effect you do not automatically fail Saving Throws on a roll of Natural 1.
Rank 3:
  • Action Boost- Saves2 Icon.png Action Boost: Saves: Activate to gain a +6 Action Boost bonus to all Saving Throws 20 seconds. While under this effect you do not automatically fail Saving Throws on a roll of Natural 1.
311
  • Paladin 1
Tier 2 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Instinctive Defense Icon.png
Instinctive Defense
Rank 1:
  • You take +5% less damage when struck while helpless.
Rank 2:
  • You take +10% less damage when struck while helpless.
Rank 3:
  • You take +15% less damage when struck while helpless.
315
  • Paladin 2
Enhancement Bulwark Aura Icon.png
Bulwark Aura
You Aura now grants you and additional:
Rank 1:
  • +1 Armor Class
Rank 2:
  • +3 Armor Class
Rank 3:
  • +5 Armor Class
315
  • Paladin 2
Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png
Improved Sacred Defense
Select an option to improve your Sacred Defense stance.
Rank 1:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +5 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 50% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +1 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
Rank 2:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +10 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 100% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
Rank 3:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +15 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 150% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +3 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
A different option must be chosen in each tier
315
  • Improved Sacred Defense (Tier 1)
  • Paladin 2
Enhancement Sacred Shield Mastery Icon.png
Sacred Shield Mastery
Rank 1:
  • +5% Shield Armor Class
  • +1 Tower Shield Maximum Dexterity Bonus
Rank 2:
  • +10% Shield Armor Class
  • +2 Tower Shield Maximum Dexterity Bonus
Rank 3:
  • +15% Shield Armor Class
  • +3 Tower Shield Maximum Dexterity Bonus
315
  • Sacred Armor Mastery
  • Paladin 2
Action Boost- Defense2 Icon.png
Action Boost
Activation Cost: 1 Action Boost
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Rank 1:
  • Action Boost- Defense2 Icon.png Action Boost: Defense: Activate to gain a +5 Action Boost bonus to Armor Class and Physical Resistance Rating for 20 seconds.
Rank 2:
  • Action Boost- Defense2 Icon.png Action Boost: Defense: Activate to gain a +10 Action Boost bonus to Armor Class and Physical Resistance Rating for 20 seconds.
Rank 3:
  • Action Boost- Defense2 Icon.png Action Boost: Defense: Activate to gain a +15 Action Boost bonus to Armor Class and Physical Resistance Rating for 20 seconds.
315
  • Paladin 2
Tier 3 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Resistance Aura Icon.png
Resistance Aura
You Aura now grants you and additional:
Rank 1:
  • +1 to Saving Throws
Rank 2:
  • +2 to Saving Throws
Rank 3:
  • +3 to Saving Throws
3110
  • Bulwark Aura
  • Paladin 3
Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png
Improved Sacred Defense
Select an option to improve your Sacred Defense stance.
Rank 1:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +5 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 50% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +1 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
Rank 2:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +10 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 100% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
Rank 3:
  • Enhancement Durable Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Durable Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +15 Sacred bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Enhancement Inciting Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Inciting Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a 150% Sacred bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Enhancement Resilient Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Resilient Defense: While in Sacred Defense, you gain a +3 Sacred bonus to all Saving Throws.
A different option must be chosen in each tier
3110
  • Improved Sacred Defense (Tier 2)
  • Paladin 3
Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png
Greater Sacred Defense
Select an option to further your Sacred Defense stance.
Rank 1:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +10% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
Rank 2:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +4 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +4 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +15% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
Rank 3:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +6 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +6 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +20% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
A different option must be chosen in each tier
3110
  • Paladin 3
Increase Ability (Charisma-Constitution) Icon.png
Increase Ability

Select from one of the following:

  • Enhancement Charisma Icon.png Charisma: +1 Charisma
  • Enhancement Constitution Icon.png Constitution: +1 Constitution
1210
  • Paladin 3
Tier 4 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Reinforced Armor (Sacred) Icon.png
Reinforced Defense
Select an option to improve the Armor Class bonuses you receive from shields or armor.
Rank 1:
  • Enhancement Reinforced Armor (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Armor: The Armor Class bonus you gain from armor or docents in increased by 15%.
  • Enhancement Reinforced Shield (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Shield: The Armor Class bonus you gain from using a shield in increased by 15%.
Rank 2:
  • Enhancement Reinforced Armor (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Armor: The Armor Class bonus you gain from armor or docents in increased by 30%.
  • Enhancement Reinforced Shield (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Shield: The Armor Class bonus you gain from using a shield in increased by 30%.
Rank 3:
  • Enhancement Reinforced Armor (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Armor: The Armor Class bonus you gain from armor or docents in increased by 50%.
  • Enhancement Reinforced Shield (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Shield: The Armor Class bonus you gain from using a shield in increased by 50%.
A different option must be chosen in each tier
3120
  • Paladin 4
Enhancement Spellshield Aura Icon.png
Spellshield Aura
You Aura now grants you and additional:
Rank 1:
  • +2 Sacred bonus to Spell Resistance
Rank 2:
  • +4 Sacred bonus to Spell Resistance
Rank 3:
  • +6 Sacred bonus to Spell Resistance
3120
  • Resistance Aura
  • Paladin 4
Swift Defense (Sacred) Icon.png
Swift Defense
  • Sacred Defense grants a 10% Action Boost bonus to Movement Speed.
1120
  • Paladin 4
Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png
Greater Sacred Defense
Select an option to further your Sacred Defense stance.
Rank 1:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +10% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
Rank 2:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +4 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +4 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +15% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
Rank 3:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +6 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +6 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +20% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
A different option must be chosen in each tier
3120
  • Greater Sacred Defense (Tier 3)
  • Paladin 4
Increase Ability (Charisma-Constitution) Icon.png
Increase Ability

Select from one of the following:

  • Enhancement Charisma Icon.png Charisma: +1 Charisma
  • Enhancement Constitution Icon.png Constitution: +1 Constitution
1220
  • Increased Ability (Tier 3)
  • Paladin 4
Tier 5 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Reinforced Armor (Sacred) Icon.png
Reinforced Defense
Select an option to improve the Armor Class bonuses you receive from shields or armor.
Rank 1:
  • Enhancement Reinforced Armor (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Armor: The Armor Class bonus you gain from armor or docents in increased by 15%.
  • Enhancement Reinforced Shield (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Shield: The Armor Class bonus you gain from using a shield in increased by 15%.
Rank 2:
  • Enhancement Reinforced Armor (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Armor: The Armor Class bonus you gain from armor or docents in increased by 30%.
  • Enhancement Reinforced Shield (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Shield: The Armor Class bonus you gain from using a shield in increased by 30%.
Rank 3:
  • Enhancement Reinforced Armor (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Armor: The Armor Class bonus you gain from armor or docents in increased by 50%.
  • Enhancement Reinforced Shield (Sacred) Icon.png Reinforced Shield: The Armor Class bonus you gain from using a shield in increased by 50%.
A different option must be chosen in each tier
3130
  • Reinforced Defense (Tier 4)
  • Class Level 12
  • Paladin 5
Enhancement Harbored by Light Icon.png
Harbored by Light
Rank 1:
  • +10 to Physical and Magical Resistance
  • +1 Use of Lay on Hands
  • While actively blocking with a shield:
    • Enemies that attack you will take 3d4 Light Damage
Rank 2:
  • +15 to Physical and Magical Resistance
  • +2 Use of Lay on Hands
  • While actively blocking with a shield:
    • Enemies that attack you will take 4d4 Light Damage
Rank 3:
  • +25 to Physical and Magical Resistance
  • +3 Use of Lay on Hands
  • While actively blocking with a shield:
    • Enemies that attack you will take 5d4 Light Damage
3130
  • Character Level 12
  • Paladin 5
Enhancement Reprisal Icon.png
Reprisal
Rank 1:
  • On Attacked: Your next attack gains +1 to damage. This effect can stack up to 3 times.
Rank 2:
  • On Attacked: Your next attack gains +1 to damage. This effect can stack up to 6 times.
Rank 3:
  • On Attacked: Your next attack gains +1 to damage. This effect can stack up to 10 times.
3130
  • Character Level 12
  • Paladin 5
Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png
Greater Sacred Defense
Select an option to further your Sacred Defense stance.
Rank 1:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +2 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +10% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
Rank 2:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +4 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +4 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +15% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
Rank 3:
  • Enhancement Hardy Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Hardy Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +6 Sacred bonus to Constitution.
  • Enhancement Strong Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Strong Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +6 Sacred bonus to Strength.
  • Enhancement Tenacious Defense (Sacred) Icon.png Tenacious Defense: Sacred Defense: While wearing medium or heavy armor or wielding a shield you gain a +20% Sacred bonus to maximum hit points.
A different option must be chosen in each tier
3130
  • Greater Sacred Defense (Tier 4)
  • Class Level 12
  • Paladin 5