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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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    Cyric

    15
    16

    God of Lies

    Alignment: CE

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: White jawless skull on black or purple sunburst

  • 27

    Milil

    13
    14

    God of Poetry and Song

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Light

    Symbol: Five-stringed harp made of leaves

  • 28

    Eldath

    13
    14

    Goddess of Peace

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life, Nature

    Symbol: Waterfall plunging into still pool

  • 29

    Oghma

    18
    20

    God of Knowledge

    Alignment: N

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Blank scroll

  • 30

    Malar

    17
    19

    God of the Hunt

    Alignment: CE

    Domain: Nature

    Symbol: Clawed paw

  • 31

    Talos

    25
    28

    God of Storms

    Alignment: CE

    Domain: Tempest

    Symbol: Three lightning bolts radiating from a central point

  • 32

    Loviatar

    16
    20

    Goddess of Pain

    Alignment: LE

    Domain: Death

    Symbol: Nine-tailed barbed scourge

  • 33

    Myrkul

    12
    16

    God of Death

    Alignment: NE

    Domain: Death

    Symbol: White human skull

  • 34

    Azuth

    8
    14

    God of wizards.

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Left hand pointing upward, outlined in fire.

  • 35

    Beshaba

    8
    16

    Goddess of Misfortune

    Alignment: CE

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Black antlers

  • 36

    Talona

    1
    18

    Goddess of disease and poison.

    Alignment: CE

    Domain: Death

    Symbol: Three teardrops on a triangle.