If you don’t know what is an acolyte in d&d backgrounds then read this. Actually, the d&d acolytes are the junior members of the clergy, and these d&d 5e acolyte stats usually answerable to the priest, so according to their profession they usually perform various functions in a temple and they’re granted minor spell casting power by their deities.
This acolyte 5e has d&d shelter of the faithful feature too and in that feature, you have many benefits, you can check more about it in the below lines.
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
|D8||Options For Personality Traits|
|1||I idolize a particular hero of my faith, and constantly refer to that person's deeds and example.|
|2||I can find common ground between the fiercest enemies, empathizing with them and always working toward peace.|
|3||I see omens in every event and action, the gods try to speak with us and we just have need to listen.|
|4||Nothing can shake my optimistic attitude.|
|5||I misquote (or quote) sacred texts and proverbs in almost every situation.|
|6||I am intolerant (or tolerant) of any others faith and respect (or condemn) the worship of other gods.|
|7||I have enjoyed nice food, drink and high society among my temple's elite. Rough living grates on me.|
|8||I have spent so long in the temple that i've little practical experience dealing with people in the outside world.|
|D6||Options For Flaws|
|1||I judge others harshly, myself even more severely.|
|2||who wield power within my temple's hierarchy, i put too much trust in them.|
|3||My piety sometimes leads me to blindly believe those which profess faith in my god.|
|4||I am Inflexible in my thinking.|
|5||I am suspicious of strangers and i also expect the worst of them.|
|6||Once i pick a goal, i become obsessed with it to the detriment of everything else in my life.|
|D6||Options For Ideals|
|1||Tradition. The ancient traditions of worship and sacrifice must be preserved and upheld. (Lawful)|
|2||Charity. I always try to help those in need, no matter what the personal cost. (Good)|
|3||Change. We must help bring about changes the gods're constantly working in the world. (Chaotic)|
|4||Power. I hope to one day rise to the top of my faith's religious hierarchy. (Lawful)|
|5||Faith. I trust that my deity will guide my actions. I have faith that if i work hard, things will go well. (Lawful)|
|6||Aspiration. I seek to prove my self worthy of my god's favor by matching my actions against her or his teachings. (Any)|
|D6||Options For Bond|
|1||I would die to recover an ancient relic of my faith that was lost long ago.|
|2||Some day i will get revenge on the corrupt temple hierarchy who branded me a heretic.|
|3||I owe my life to he priest who ever took me in when my parents has died.|
|4||Everything i do is only for the common people.|
|5||I will do anything to protect the temple where ever i served.|
|6||I seek to preserve a sacred text which my enemies consider heretical and seek to destroy.|
In temples or any other religious communities, these 5e acolytes are shaped by their experience. Their Mannerisms and ideologies are affected by their study of the history and tenets of their faith and their relationships to temples, shrines, or hierarchies.
Actually, their flaws might be some hidden hypocrisy or heretical idea otherwise an ideal or bond taken to an extreme.
In providing the service of a temple for the specific god or the pantheon of the gods, you have spent your life.
Between the realm of the holy and the mortal world, performing sacred rites and offering the sacrifices you do act as an intermediary and in order to conduct worshipers into the presence of the divine.
You are not necessarily a cleric; Performing the sacred rights is not a similar thing as channeling divine power.
You can personally select a god. a pantheon of gods or some other quasi-divine being among those have listed in the “Fantasy-Historical Pantheons” or else those are specified by the DM/GM and of course they’re also working by your dungeon master (DM) to detail of nature for your religious service.
Most likely from the Forgotten Realms setting, the gods of the multiverse section usually contain a single sample pantheon. Some of the queries are mentioned in the below lines, you can check them now.
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?
Although, you’re the leader of a small cult which is outside of any of the established temple structure or an occult group which has been served the fiendish master which you’ve denied now.
An Acolyte dnd 5e has Medium Humanoid like any race and any alignment and it has armor class, hit points, speed, skills, senses, languages, and challenges like all other backgrounds 5e.
As Acolyte 5e Backgrounds, you need to command the respect of others who’re share your faith, and also you can perform all the religious ceremonies of your personnel deity.
Free healing, care at a temple, shrine, or any other established presence of your faith and though you must have to provide any material components which are highly needed for spells these are can be expectable to receive by you and your adventuring companions. To a specific temple you might have ties which are dedicated to your chosen deity or pantheon and residence also you have there, so this could be a temple where you have found a new home or where you used to serve.