The Best Gods In Dungeons & Dragons

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Vote 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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  • Helm
    1

    Helm

    God of Protection

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Staring eye on upright left gauntlet

  • Mystra
    2

    Mystra

    Goddess of Magic

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Knowledge

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

  • Selune
    3

    Selune

    Goddess of the Moon

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Knowledge, Life

    Symbol: Pair of eyes surrounded by seven stars

  • God of Birth and Renewal

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Road traveling into a sunrise

  • Tyr
    5

    Tyr

    God of Justice.

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: War

    Symbol: Balanced scales resting on a warhammer

  • Tymora
    6

    Tymora

    Goddess of Good Fortune.

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Face-up coin

  • Silvanus
    7

    Silvanus

    God of Wild Nature

    Alignment: N

    Domain: Nature

    Symbol: Oak leaf

  • Sune
    8

    Sune

    Goddess of Love and Beauty

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Face of a beautiful red-haired woman

  • Mask
    9

    Mask

    God of Thieves

    Alignment: CN

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Black mask

  • Ilmater
    10

    Ilmater

    God of Endurance

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Hands bound at the wrist with red cord

  • Auril
    11

    Auril

    Goddess of winter.

    Alignment: NE

    Domains: Nature, Tempest

    Symbol: Six-pointed snowflake

  • Deneir
    12

    Deneir

    God of Writing

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Lit candle above an open eye

  • Leira
    13

    Leira

    Goddess of Illusion

    Alignment: CN

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Point-down triangle containing a swirl of mist

  • Kelemvor
    14

    Kelemvor

    God of the Dead

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Death

    Symbol: Upright skeletal arm holding balanced scales

  • Chauntea
    15

    Chauntea

    Goddess of Agriculture

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Sheaf of grain or a blooming rose over grain

  • Savras
    16

    Savras

    God of Divination and Fate

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Crystal ball containing many kinds of eyes

  • Torm
    17

    Torm

    God of Courage and Self-Sacrifice

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: War

    Symbol: White right gauntlet
     

  • Waukeen
    18

    Waukeen

    Goddess of Trade.

    Alignment: N

    Domain: Knowledge, Trickery

    Symbol: Upright coin with Waukeen’s profile facing left

  • Mielikki
    19

    Mielikki

    Goddess of Forests

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Nature

    Symbol: Unicorn’s head

  • Bhaal
    20

    Bhaal

    God of Murder

    Alignment: NE

    Domain: Death

    Symbol: Skull surrounded by a ring of blood droplets

  • Shar
    21

    Shar

    Goddess of Darkness and Loss

    Alignment: NE

    Domain: Death, Trickery

    Symbol: Black disk encircled with a border

  • Lliira
    22

    Lliira

    Goddess of Joy

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Triangle of three six-pointed stars

  • Umberlee
    23

    Umberlee

    Goddess of the Sea.

    Alignment: CE   

    Domain: Tempest    

    Symbol: Wave curling left and right

  • Oghma
    24

    Oghma

    God of Knowledge

    Alignment: N

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Blank scroll

  • Eldath
    25

    Eldath

    Goddess of Peace

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life, Nature

    Symbol: Waterfall plunging into still pool