The Dragonlance Nexus

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by Bradley Potts

Male Human Fighter 1/Cleric 6/Warpriest 2
Strength17 Fortitude+12 Armor Class19
Dexterity10 Reflex+2 Flat-footed AC19
Constitution14 Will+10 Touch AC10
Intelligence12 AlignmentLE Base Attack+7/+2
Wisdom16 Speed20 ft Melee Attack+10/+5
Charisma14 Initiative+0 Ranged Attack+7/+2
Hit Points68 SizeMedium-sized


Proficient with all simple and martial weapons, all types of armor and shields; rebuke undead (Charisma check, rebuke damage 2d6+10); spontaneous inflict spells; rally (see Defenders of the Faith); inflame (see Defenders of the Faith); clerical domains: Destruction (smite 1/day, +4 attack, +8 damage), War (free weapon proficiency and Weapon Focus with deity's weapon), Domination (free Spell Focus (Enchantment) feat)


Appraise +1, Bluff +3, Climb +5, Concentration +12, Diplomacy +9, Disguise +2, Forgery +1, Gather Information +2, Handle Animal +6, Heal +3, Intimidate +6, Jump +5, Knowledge: religion +5, Knowledge: arcana +3, Listen +3, Perform +2, Ride +8, Scry +1, Search +1, Sense Motive +8, Spellcraft +2, Spot +3, Swim +3, Wilderness Lore +3


Combat Casting, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Whip), Iron Will, Leadership, Mounted Combat, Skill Focus (Intimidate), Spell Focus (Enchantment), Weapon Focus (heavy mace)


Cleric spells per day: 6/5+1/4+1/3+1/2+1; save DC 13 + spell level, DC 15 + spell level with Enchantment spells. Caster level 7.


Nightbringer +3 heavy mace (blindness spell in addition to standard damage, caster level 5), +2 half plate armor, whip

Author's Notes

I tried to base this write-up mostly on the novels and less so on the modules. In the novels it is clear that while Verminaard is a powerful cleric, he values his skill as a warrior to a greater extent. Verminaard would much prefer to pound an opponent with Nightbringer than cast spells. His levels, stats and skills have been adjusted accordingly. The main goal in this write-up was to maintain the ability to cast 4th level spells while enhancing his combat prowess. I still have to go through and address his equipment in more detail, especially the armor. I called it halfplate to represent its superior protection, but I suppose it could be super magical scale mail.

Editor's Notes

This version of Verminaard requires the use of the Defenders of the Faith sourcebook from Wizards of the Coast. If you do not own this sourcebook, replace his Warpriest levels with cleric levels, remove the Domination domain, Spell Focus (Enchantment) feat, and rally & inflame special abilities; lower his Fortitude save by 2 and increase his Will save by +1. Verminaard will gain one extra 3rd and one extra 4th level spells per day.

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