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Defenders of the Faith is an accessory for the 3rd-edition of Dungeons & Dragons® ruleset.

Divine dedication powers these crusaders.

This book spotlights the champions of deities in the D&D game, clerics and paladins. It's packed with ways to customize cleric and paladin characters, including:

  • New feats, prestige classes, weapons, and equipment
  • More uses for turning checks, and new magic items and spells designed specially for clerics and paladins
  • Information about special organizations such as the Laughing Knives and the Stargazers
  • Detailed maps of temples that players and Dungeon Masters can use as bases of operation or as enemy structures that must be brought down


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Clerics and Paladins
  • Chapter 2: Churches and Organizations
  • Chapter 3: Prestige Classes
  • Chapter 4: Divine Magic


Defenders of the Faith provides supplemental information for characters belonging to the cleric and paladin base classes. This book introduced Divine Feats, and also contained tips for creating and playing characters of the aforementioned class, as well as several prestige classes.



  • Design: Rich Redman, James Wyatt
  • Additional Design and Development: Andy Collins, Monte Cook
  • Editors: Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jon Pickens
  • Creative Director: Ed Stark
  • Cover Illustration: Brom
  • Interior Illustrations: Dennis Cramer
  • Cartography: Todd Gamble
  • Typography: Erin Dorries
  • Graphic Design: Sean Glenn, Dawn Murin
  • Art Director: Dawn Murin
  • Project Manager: Justin Ziran
  • Production Manager: Chas DeLong


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Supplemental Sourcebooks
3rd and 3.5 edition
Arms and Equipment Guide | Complete Adventurer | Complete Arcane | Complete Champion | Complete Divine | Complete Mage | Complete Psionic | Complete Warrior | Defenders of the Faith | Draconomicon | Epic Level Handbook | Expanded Psionics Handbook | Manual of the Planes | Masters of the Wild | Oriental Adventures | Psionics Handbook | Savage Species | Spell Compendium‎ | Stormwrack | Unearthed Arcana