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The Best Gods In Dungeons & Dragons

List RulesVote up the best gods and deities in Dungeons & Dragons to have as a patron or pledge your allegiance to.

Whether you're picking a patron or campaigning to end a heavenly reign, the best D&D gods offer a wide range of alignments and domains to choose from. Warlocks and clerics can pick their patron deity from the Dungeons & Dragons pantheon, and whether you chose Tyr or Shar will depend on if you want war and justice or revenge.

Of course, there are many more D&D gods than just the deities you see named the most often. Not counting the expanded pantheon that includes fantasy-historical pantheons like Norse and Roman gods and the deities shared by the nonhuman races in the Forgotten Realms and Greyhawk, the D&D Pantheon and the gods of the Forgotten Realms offer rich possibilities for storytelling (and power).

From Auril to Waukeen, the best D&D gods can be just the thing to give more depth to your character when adventuring across the Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, Ravinica, and beyond. Vote up the best deities to offer your patronage when building or leveling up a character.

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  • 1

    Mystra

    64
    18

    Goddess of Magic

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Circle of seven stars, or nine stars encircling a flowing red mist, or a single star

  • 2

    Lathander

    Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft
    70
    24

    God of Birth and Renewal

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Road traveling into a sunrise

  • 3

    Selune

    48
    18

    Goddess of the Moon

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Knowledge, Life

    Symbol: Pair of eyes surrounded by seven stars

  • 4

    Helm

    39
    15

    God of Protection

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Staring eye on upright left gauntlet

  • 5

    Tyr

    48
    27

    God of Justice.

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: War

    Symbol: Balanced scales resting on a warhammer

  • 6

    Silvanus

    31
    17

    God of Wild Nature

    Alignment: N

    Domain: Nature

    Symbol: Oak leaf

  • 7

    Tymora

    34
    19

    Goddess of Good Fortune.

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Face-up coin

  • 8

    Ilmater

    45
    27

    God of Endurance

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Hands bound at the wrist with red cord

  • 9

    Auril

    19
    11

    Goddess of winter.

    Alignment: NE

    Domains: Nature, Tempest

    Symbol: Six-pointed snowflake

  • 10

    Kelemvor

    37
    24

    God of the Dead

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Death

    Symbol: Upright skeletal arm holding balanced scales

  • 11

    Shar

    26
    17

    Goddess of Darkness and Loss

    Alignment: NE

    Domain: Death, Trickery

    Symbol: Black disk encircled with a border

  • 12

    Deneir

    16
    11

    God of Writing

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Lit candle above an open eye

  • 13

    Torm

    25
    18

    God of Courage and Self-Sacrifice

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: War

    Symbol: White right gauntlet
     

  • 14

    Sune

    33
    25

    Goddess of Love and Beauty

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Face of a beautiful red-haired woman

  • 15

    Savras

    20
    15

    God of Divination and Fate

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Crystal ball containing many kinds of eyes

  • 16

    Waukeen

    15
    12

    Goddess of Trade.

    Alignment: N

    Domain: Knowledge, Trickery

    Symbol: Upright coin with Waukeen’s profile facing left

  • 17

    Lliira

    15
    12

    Goddess of Joy

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Triangle of three six-pointed stars

  • 18

    Tempus

    32
    27

    God of War

    Alignment: N

    Domain: War

    Symbol: Upright flaming sword
     

  • 19

    Mask

    18
    15

    God of Thieves

    Alignment: CN

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Black mask

  • 20

    Chauntea

    18
    15

    Goddess of Agriculture

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Sheaf of grain or a blooming rose over grain

  • 21

    Leira

    17
    15

    Goddess of Illusion

    Alignment: CN

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Point-down triangle containing a swirl of mist

  • 22

    Mielikki

    20
    18

    Goddess of Forests

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Nature

    Symbol: Unicorn’s head

  • 23

    Umberlee

    25
    23

    Goddess of the Sea.

    Alignment: CE   

    Domain: Tempest    

    Symbol: Wave curling left and right

  • 24

    Bhaal

    20
    20

    God of Murder

    Alignment: NE

    Domain: Death

    Symbol: Skull surrounded by a ring of blood droplets

  • 25

    Cyric

    16
    16

    God of Lies

    Alignment: CE

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: White jawless skull on black or purple sunburst