Back in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition, one of my favorite Paladin Kits from the Paladin's Handbook was the Medician. The Medician was:
Description: The Medician seeks to treat the sick, alleviate suffering, and save lives.
Much of her training has been devoted to medical arts, and she follows a religion whose
deities promote healing and compassion. On the battlefield, she is as likely to be found
comforting a wounded comrade as engaging an enemy in swordplay. Though as much an
enemy of evil as any paladin, the Medician has decided that she can best uphold her
principles by fighting injury and disease.
In World of Warcraft (MMORPG) this is conveyed across as the Holy Paladin (the healing specialization). I know the Hospitaler prestige class exists, however, that is rather weak and doesn't really convey 'healing' despite the name of the class, nor the IRL Order of Knights of Saint John. I also know of the Hospitaler Paladin Archetype, but that also seems rather weak – only giving a 'healing aura'.
- Is there a Prestige Class, Archetype, or a 3rd Party
publication that can convey the feeling of a "Healing Paladin" in
the sense that the Medician in AD&D 2nd Edition was?
- Or is there a build recommendation to closely resemble it? I would
like to avoid suggestions such as "be a cleric." I want this to
actually be a Paladin.