[RPG] What happens to the domain slot if I trade all the domains for domain feats


IE, I'm a cloistered cleric of Syreth. My domains are Protection, Healing, and Knowledge, which I trade for Protection Devotion, Healing Devotion, and Knowledge Devotion.

Does my 1-per-level domain spell slot just go away? Or can I still use it to power Cure spells, etc? The SRD and Complete Champion don't leave me feeling like I fully understand the mechanics.

Best Answer

A cleric that's traded away all his domains for domain feats still possesses those domain spell slots, but, without domains, he has nothing to prepare in those slots. To prepare spells in those domain slots, such a cleric must gain access to a domain in another fashion (e.g. taking levels in a prestige class that grants the cleric access to a domain).

Also, the domain spell slot can't be used to spontaneously cast cure and inflict spells. Spontaneous Casting says, "The cleric can 'lose' any prepared spell that is not a domain spell in order to cast any cure spell of the same spell level or lower (a cure spell is any spell with “cure” in its name)" (PH 32).

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