Acolyte Backgrounds Guide and Details

By Natalie | Last Updated: October 16, 2021

Hello reader’s, In this post we are going to talk about the D&D background character Acolyte.

Acolyte is a powerful & more intresting characters on the background.

In this post we will briefly discuss their all points. So let’s start the post.


You have spent your life in the service of a temple to a specific god or pantheon of gods.

You act as an intermediary between the realm of the holy and the mortal world, performing sacred rites and offering sacfifices in order to conducted worahipers into the presence of the divine.

You are not necessarily a cleric performing sacred rites is not the same things as channeling divine power.

Choose a god, a pantheon of gods, or some other quasi-divine being from among those listed in Appendix B or those specifies by your DM, and work with your DM to detail the nature of your religious service.

Were you a lesser functionary in a temple, raised from childhood to assist the priests in the sacred rites?

Or were you a high priest who suddenly experienced a call to serve your god in a different way?

Perhaps you were the leader of a small cult outside of any eatablished temple structure, or even an occult group that served a fiendish master that you now deny.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Religion
Languages: Two of your choice
Equipment: A holy symbol (a gift to you when you entered the priesthood), a prayer book or prayer wheel, 5 sticks of incense, vestments, a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 15 gp.

Feature: Shelter of the Faithful

As an acolyte, you command the repect of those who share your faith, and you can perform the religious ceremonies of your deity.

You and your adventuring companions can expect to receive free healing and care at a temple, shrine, or other established presence of your faith, though you must provide any materia components needed for spells.

Those who share your religions will support you (but only you) at amodest lifestyle.

You might also have ties to a specific temple dedicated to your chosen deity or pantheon, and you have a residence there.

This could be the temple where you used to serve, if you remain on good terms with it, or a temple where you have found a new home.

While near your temple, you can call upon the priests for assistantance, provided the assistance you ask for is not hazardous and you remain in good standing with your temple.

Suggested Characteristics:

Acolytes are shaped by their experience in tamples or other religious communities.

Their study of the history and tenets of their faith and their relationships to temples, shrines, or hierarchies affect their mannerisms and ideals.

Thier flaws might be some hidden hypocrisy or heretical idea, or an ideal or bond taken to an extreme.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I idolize a particular hero of my faith and constantly refer to the person's deeds and example.
2I can find common group between the fiercest enemies, empathizing with them and away working toward pieces.
3I see omens in evey event and action. The gods try to speak to us, we just need to listen.
4Nothing can shake my optimistic attitude.
5I quote (or misquote) sacred texts and proverbs in almost every situation.
6I am tolerant (or intolerant) of ther faiths and respect (or condemn) the worship of ther gods.
7I've enjoyed fine food, drink, and high society among my temple's elite. Rough living grantes on me.
8I've spent so long in the temple that I have little practical experience dealing with people in the outside world.


1Tradition: The ancient traditions of worship and sacrifice must be preserved and upheld.(Lawful)
2Charity: I always try to help those in need, no matter what the personal cost.(Good)
3Change: We must help bring about the changes the gods are constantly working in the world.(Chaotic)
4Power: I hope to one day rise to the top of my faith's religious hierarchy.(Lawful)
5Faith: I trust that my deity will guide my actions, I have faith that if I work hard, things will go well. (Lawful)
6Aspiration: I seek to prove myself worthy of my god's favor by matching my action against his or her teachings.(Any)


1I would die to recover an ancient relic of my faith that was lost long ago.
2I will someday get revenge on the corrupt temple hierarchy who branded me a heretic.
3I owe my life to the priest who took me in when my parents died.
4Everything I do is for the common people
5I will do anything to protect the temple where I served.
6I seek to preserve a sacred text that my enemies consider heretical and seek to destroy.


1I judge others harshly, and myself even more severely.
2I put too much trust in those who wield power within my temple's hierarchy.
3My piety sometimes leads me to blindly trust those that profess faith in my god.
4I am inflexible in my thinking.
5I am suspicious of strangers and expect the worst of them.
6Once I pick a goal, I become obsessed with it to the detriment of everything else in my life.

So, this is the all about dnd background Acolyte. I hope you have like this post. Thanks for visiting..