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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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    Lathander

    Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft
    70
    22

    God of Birth and Renewal

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Road traveling into a sunrise

  • 2

    Mystra

    59
    15

    Goddess of Magic

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Knowledge

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

  • 3

    Selune

    47
    17

    Goddess of the Moon

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Knowledge, Life

    Symbol: Pair of eyes surrounded by seven stars

  • 4

    Helm

    39
    14

    God of Protection

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Staring eye on upright left gauntlet

  • 5

    Tyr

    48
    28

    God of Justice.

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: War

    Symbol: Balanced scales resting on a warhammer

  • 6

    Ilmater

    44
    27

    God of Endurance

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Hands bound at the wrist with red cord

  • 7

    Silvanus

    31
    15

    God of Wild Nature

    Alignment: N

    Domain: Nature

    Symbol: Oak leaf

  • 8

    Tymora

    33
    18

    Goddess of Good Fortune.

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Face-up coin

  • 9

    Kelemvor

    36
    23

    God of the Dead

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Death

    Symbol: Upright skeletal arm holding balanced scales

  • 10

    Sune

    33
    22

    Goddess of Love and Beauty

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Life, Light

    Symbol: Face of a beautiful red-haired woman

  • 11

    Shar

    25
    17

    Goddess of Darkness and Loss

    Alignment: NE

    Domain: Death, Trickery

    Symbol: Black disk encircled with a border

  • 12

    Torm

    25
    17

    God of Courage and Self-Sacrifice

    Alignment: LG

    Domain: War

    Symbol: White right gauntlet
     

  • 13

    Tempus

    32
    26

    God of War

    Alignment: N

    Domain: War

    Symbol: Upright flaming sword
     

  • 14

    Auril

    18
    11

    Goddess of winter.

    Alignment: NE

    Domains: Nature, Tempest

    Symbol: Six-pointed snowflake

  • 15

    Umberlee

    26
    22

    Goddess of the Sea.

    Alignment: CE   

    Domain: Tempest    

    Symbol: Wave curling left and right

  • 16

    Mielikki

    21
    17

    Goddess of Forests

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Nature

    Symbol: Unicorn’s head

  • 17

    Chauntea

    18
    14

    Goddess of Agriculture

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Sheaf of grain or a blooming rose over grain

  • 18

    Savras

    19
    15

    God of Divination and Fate

    Alignment: LN

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Crystal ball containing many kinds of eyes

  • 19

    Mask

    17
    14

    God of Thieves

    Alignment: CN

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Black mask

  • 20

    Talos

    26
    27

    God of Storms

    Alignment: CE

    Domain: Tempest

    Symbol: Three lightning bolts radiating from a central point

  • 21

    Deneir

    14
    11

    God of Writing

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Knowledge

    Symbol: Lit candle above an open eye

  • 22

    Leira

    16
    15

    Goddess of Illusion

    Alignment: CN

    Domain: Trickery

    Symbol: Point-down triangle containing a swirl of mist

  • 23

    Lliira

    14
    12

    Goddess of Joy

    Alignment: CG

    Domain: Life

    Symbol: Triangle of three six-pointed stars

  • 24

    Eldath

    14
    12

    Goddess of Peace

    Alignment: NG

    Domain: Life, Nature

    Symbol: Waterfall plunging into still pool

  • 25

    Waukeen

    14
    12

    Goddess of Trade.

    Alignment: N

    Domain: Knowledge, Trickery

    Symbol: Upright coin with Waukeen’s profile facing left