Sword of Righteousness

(Book of Exalted Deeds variant, p. 77)

Pursuit of a commitment to righteousness and purity that exceeds the norm is a quality of a sword of righteousness.


Base Attack Bonus: +6

Alignment: Any good

Feats: Either Favored of the Companions, Knight of Stars, or Servant of the Heavens, plus one additional exalted feat.

Hit die


Skill points

4 + Int

Class Features

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Swords of righteousness gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

Bonus Exalted Feat: At every level, a sword of righteousness gets a bonus exalted feat. These bonus feats must be drawn from among those identified as exalted feats in Chapter 4: Feats.

Multiclass Note: Paladins and lawful good monks may multiclass as swords of righteousness and freely return to their original class without hindrance or penalty. The sword of righteousness levels need not be taken all at once.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special
1st +1 +2 +0 +2 Bonus exalted feat
2nd +2 +3 +0 +3 Bonus exalted feat
3rd +3 +3 +1 +3 Bonus exalted feat

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty
Climb STR no yes
Craft INT no no
Diplomacy CHA no no
Handle Animal CHA yes no
Intimidate CHA no no
Jump STR no yes
Knowledge (nature) INT yes no
Knowledge (religion) INT yes no
Profession WIS yes no
Ride DEX no no
Sense Motive WIS no no
Swim STR no yes

Spells for Sword of Righteousness