DMs Guild Review – Oath of the Voidwalker

A new Paladin Sacred Oath powered by the Void.

A review copy of “Oath of the Voidwalker: A Paladin Sacred Oath” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by: Justin Handlin and Austin Sargent (Crit Academy)

I’ve reviewed plenty of compilation supplements that feature multiple new subclasses, races, feats, items, spells, etc. It’s rare that I like everything featured in those bundles, which makes me appreciate something smaller like Oath of the Voidwalker, a 6-page product featuring a single subclass – and it’s a darn good one.

Oath of the Voidwalker introduces a new Paladin Sacred Oath based around the Void, a nebulous dimension of nothingness. Mechanically it’s similar to the Ranger Horizon Walker introduced in Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, including teleportation abilities and spells.

As a Sacred Oath, the Paladin Voidwalker includes its own tenants, new Channel Divinity Options, and several new abilities.

The tenants help flesh out what the Voidwalker is all about, though I was still a bit confused about how to role-play the typical Voidwalker. The void is uncaring and all-consuming, which would paint the Voidwalker as a Lawful Neutral nihilist, yet many of its tenants and abilities are about protecting and helping others, which is definitely more good-aligned.

One of its Channel Divinity powers, Void Slip, allows the Voidwalker to use their reaction to swap spaces with an enemy, absorbing the incoming attack of a foe. Aura of the Void also uses their reaction, and with a failed CHA save, teleports an attacking enemy somewhere else within the 10-ft aura, most likely moving the attack out of harm’s way.

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The teleporting abilities are flavorful and feel like a lot of fun. I’d also love to see more class abilities take advantage of reactions. You only get one per round, leading to some interesting decisions, and it requires the player to pay attention even when it’s not their turn.

The class feels well-balanced on paper and perfectly themed to fit the Horizon Walker’s teleportation into the Paladin’s Auras and Channels, though the Voidwalker also gets the fancy-pants level 20 capstone ability of turning into a shadowy avatar of the void and Misty Stepping at will. Bamf!

The single subclass supplement may be small but it’s not cheap-looking. Every page features full color, beautiful artwork, perfectly laid out in a professional package that looks ripped straight out of the Player’s Handbook. The art-to-page ratio is better than some products I’ve seen that are three times as long, and helps sell an already great subclass.

Pros:

  • Professional layout.
  • Large, high-quality art.
  • Well-balanced and themed.

Cons:

  • Could use more role-playing notes and tables.

The Verdict: Oath of the Voidwalker effectively creates the Paladin version of the Horizon Walker in a small but well-designed package.

A review copy of “Oath of the Voidwalker: A Paladin Sacred Oath” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

Support my work by using affiliate links for shopping and pledging via Patreon.

Author: roguewatson

Freelance Writer

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