Are Channel Divinity powers not usable in antimagic fields?
The antimagic field spell says, in part (emphasis mine):
Spells and other magical effects, except those created by […] a deity, are suppressed in the sphere and can't protrude into it.
However, the Channel Divinity feature says (emphasis mine):
At 2nd level, you gain the ability to channel divine energy directly from your deity, using that energy to fuel magical effects.
Thus my confusion.
As per a Jeremy Crawford tweet:
From the PHB:
So they would not work inside an antimagic field which states:
There seems to be some confusion centred around whether the deity is creating the magical effect or whether it is simply suppling the power for the Cleric/Paladin to use to create the effect. Channel Divinity states that you use the divine energy to fuel a magical effect. To me this is very, very different from the deity creating the effect itself.
Lets looks at one example:
So, to me and I don't think I'm stretching the interpretation here, the deity provides the energy for an effect that the PC creates. Hence the PC's effect will not take effect in a AMF.