I am engaged on beginning a D&D 3.5e marketing campaign with a gaggle of gamers with whom I’ve beforehand performed a 5e marketing campaign. One among these gamers performs a Fifth-level Paladin with the Oath of the Ancients in our 5e marketing campaign, and wish to play an identical model of character within the 3.5e marketing campaign. My query is easy methods to finest convert the character over from 5e to three.5e whereas preserving the character’s essence in play.
For context, this participant performs the paladin as a flippantly armored half-elf with a longsword and protect, emphasizing the power to smite for many injury quick. The character has additionally made some use of the lay on fingers potential, however in any other case has made pretty negligible use of spells attributable to everybody else within the celebration additionally having some spellcasting potential.
My first thought on easy methods to convert the character was to make use of a Duskblade, for the reason that arcane channeling potential supplies an identical robust strike model impact because the Paladin’s smite potential in 5e. I most well-liked Duskblade channeling over Paladin smites as a result of the smite in 3.5e is kind of lackluster and nowhere close to as repeatedly usable, particularly at low ranges. Nevertheless, the Duskblade wouldn’t present any therapeutic potential, and lacks the divine taste of the paladin. These aren’t insurmountable issues, however I hope for a greater match.
Is there an choice that higher matches the playstyle of a Good, flippantly armored, sword-and-shield character with quick and extremely damaging assaults and the power to heal at Fifth stage?