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.
God of Lies
Symbol: White jawless skull on black or purple sunburst
God of Poetry and Song
Symbol: Five-stringed harp made of leaves
Goddess of Peace
Domain: Life, Nature
Symbol: Waterfall plunging into still pool
God of Knowledge
Symbol: Blank scroll
God of the Hunt
Symbol: Clawed paw
God of Storms
Symbol: Three lightning bolts radiating from a central point
Goddess of Pain
Symbol: Nine-tailed barbed scourge
God of Death
Symbol: White human skull
God of wizards.
Symbol: Left hand pointing upward, outlined in fire.
Goddess of Misfortune
Symbol: Black antlers
Goddess of disease and poison.
Symbol: Three teardrops on a triangle.