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Divine Intervention is a cleric ability used to request a deity's aid.

Description[]

Beginning at 10th level, a cleric can call on their deity to intervene on their behalf when their need is great. The caster describes the assistance they seek, and rolls percentile dice. If they roll a number equal to or lower than their cleric level, their deity intervenes. After a success, a cleric can’t use this feature again for seven days. If it fails, they can use it again after they finish a long rest.[1]

At 20th level, a cleric's call for intervention succeeds automatically without a dice roll.[1]

Notable Uses[]

Campaign One: Vox Machina[]

Attempted by Episode Outcome Notes
Pike Trickfoot "The Temple Showdown" (1x11) Failure Attempted during the battle against K'Varn.[2]
Pike Trickfoot "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) Failure Attempted to re-enchant the Carpet of Flying.[3]
Pike Trickfoot "Race to the Ziggurat" (1x34) Failure Attempted to remove the unconscious Vex'ahlia from the Ziggurat room beneath Whitestone Castle.[4]
Pike Trickfoot "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) Failure Attempted to request aid in the coming battle against Umbrasyl.[5]
Pike Trickfoot "Passed Through Fire" (1x69) Failure Attempted to request aid in resurrecting the fallen Percival.[6]
Pike Trickfoot "Vorugal" (1x71) Success Received aid in the battle against Vorugal. Sarenrae's hand came down and punched the dragon out of the sky as he attempted to fly away, knocking him to the ground.[7]
Pike Trickfoot "Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114) Failure Attempted to request aid in the final battle against Vecna.[8]
Lieve'tel Toluse "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) Success Received a vision of the approaching dust titan.[9]
Pike Trickfoot "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) Success Received aid in a battle against a dust titan in Pandemonium. Sarenrae's form appeared and grappled the titan with golden chains, assuring that Vox Machina avoided taking three slam attacks and possibly an engulfing.[10]

Campaign Two: The Mighty Nein[]

Attempted by Episode Outcome Notes
Caduceus Clay "A Tangled Web" (2x77) Failure Attempted to discern the direction the party would have to travel to find the still missing Luxon Beacon.[11]
Caduceus Clay "Through the Trees" (2x79) Failure Attempted to discern whether Obann's party was bedding down or traveling through the night.[12]
Jester Lavorre "The Beat of the Permaheart" (2x82) Failure Attempted to learn what actions to take after the Nein entered the Permaheart chamber.[13]
Caduceus Clay "The Beat of the Permaheart" (2x82) Failure Attempted to learn the precise location of Yussa within the Folding Halls of Halas.[14]
Jester Lavorre "The Beat of the Permaheart" (2x82) Failure Attempted to learn the precise location of Yussa within the Folding Halls of Halas.[15]
Caduceus Clay "The Cathedral" (2x86) Failure Requested aid in better preparing for the coming battle.[16]
Jester Lavorre "The Cathedral" (2x86) Failure Attempted to gain protection from being charmed by Obann in the coming battle.[17]
Caduceus Clay "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) Failure Attempted to discern more information about the final orb within Fjord.[18]
Jester Lavorre "Hunted at Sea" (2x100) Failure Unspecified, but in reaction to being attacked by a Dragon Turtle.[19]
Caduceus Clay "Hunted at Sea" (2x100) Failure Attempted to "assure safe passage" for the Balleater as it was being chased by a Dragon Turtle.[20]
Caduceus Clay "Hunted at Sea" (2x100) Failure Attempted to send the Dragon Turtle in the wrong direction so the Balleater could escape.[21]
Caduceus Clay "Mysteries, Memories, and Music" (2x101) Failure Attempted to discern the identity of the person or creature causing The Mighty Nein to feel like they were being watched.[22]
Caduceus Clay "The Ruined Sliver" (2x104) Success Received a vision of Vokodo's past in the Astral Sea and saw the entity he was fleeing from. This information was later used during the battle against Vokodo.[23]
Jester Lavorre "The Ruined Sliver" (2x104) Failure (x2) Attempted discern whether Vokodo could always sense their exact location. Failed despite having advantage due to being close to Traveler Con.[24]
Jester Lavorre "Rumble at Rumblecusp" (2x105) Failure Attempted to pull Vokodo out of his lair and up to where the Mighty Nein was waiting to ambush him.[25]
Caduceus Clay "The Chase Begins" (2x112) Failure Attempted to get rid of the sleet storm the Nein found their ship caught in.[26]
Caduceus Clay "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) Failure Attempted to locate Avantica after she stole the final orb from Fjord and escaped into the open ocean.[27]
Jester Lavorre "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) Failure Attempted to locate Avantica after she stole the final orb from Fjord and escaped into the open ocean.[28]
Caduceus Clay "The Tortoise and The Dare" (2x117) Failure Attempted to learn where the Tombtakers were headed to next.[29]
Jester Lavorre "The Tortoise and The Dare" (2x117) Failure Attempted to discern whether they would find something that would help them beat the Tombtakers if they went to site A4 next.[30]
Jester Lavorre "Solace Between the Secrets" (2x118) Failure Requested aid in acquiring "what the Tombtakers are going after."[31]
Caduceus Clay "Contentious Company" (2x120) Failure Attempted to discern the safest path out of Site A2 and whether to leave or destroy the petrified forest on their way out.[32]
Jester Lavorre "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" (2x122) Failure Requested aid in "getting Molly back." The Traveler still appeared for a quick chat, despite not being able to help.[33]
Caduceus Clay "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" (2x122) Failure Attempted to destroy the "sneaky side entrance" that the Tombtakers previously used to get into the main Aeor site.[34]
Caduceus Clay "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) Failure Attempted to close the "sneaky side entrance" that the Tombtakers previously used to get into the main Aeor site.[35]
Jester Lavorre "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) Failure Attempted to steal or destroy all Aeorian relics currently held by the Tombtakers.[36]
Jester Lavorre "A Walk to Warmer Welcomes" (2x124) Failure Attempted to gain information on the Tombtakers' entrance to Aeor. Artagan appeared nonetheless and had a chat with her.[37]
Caduceus Clay "A Walk to Warmer Welcomes" (2x124) Success Received a vision of the exact location of the entrance to Aeor used by the Tombtakers.[38]
Jester Lavorre "Cat and Mouse" (2x128) Failure Deliberately vague intentions, but some sort of help "with Modify Memory." The Traveler played coy, saying "Leave a message. Beeep!"[39]
Caduceus Clay "Welcome to Cognouza" (2x137) Failure Attempted to be guided to the location of where Cree needed to bring the Threshold Crest.[40]
Jester Lavorre "Welcome to Cognouza" (2x137) Failure Unspecified aid. Sprinkle chittered at Jester instead, leading the cast to joke about the weasel's increasing psychosis after Artagan's possession of him.[41]
Jester Lavorre "Long May He Reign" (2x140) Failure Attempted to get aid during the battle against the Somnovem Omega.[42]
Caduceus Clay "Long May He Reign" (2x140) Success Allowed a second roll to determine if Mollymauk would be resurrected by Caleb's Raise Dead after the initial roll failed. The new attempt succeeded and Mollymauk was revived.[43]
Jester Lavorre Between "The Mighty Nein Reunited Part 2" (Sx74) and "The Mighty Nein Reunion: Echoes of the Solstice" (Sx79) Successes After she got weekly successful interventions Jester used them constantly to ask small favors to the Traveler such as getting coffee and hanging out.[44]
Caduceus Clay "The Mighty Nein Reunion: Echoes of the Solstice" (Sx79) Success Turned translucent the shadows surrounding Omentis to reveal the Athtiri-Mentaal in its chest.[45]
Jester Lavorre "The Mighty Nein Reunion: Echoes of the Solstice" (Sx79) Success Made Artagan stay for the victory party in Blumenthal.[46]

Campaign Three: Bells Hells[]

Attempted by Episode Outcome Notes
Deanna Leimert "Reunited" (3x64) Failure Attempted to calm down the bird-folk of Vol'antim.[47]
Fresh Cut Grass "Reunited" (3x64) Failure Attempted to restore the charges of Imogen Temult's Staff of Dark Odyssey.[48]
Fresh Cut Grass "The Promise and the Price" (3x77) Failure Attempted to help Ashton Greymoore while his body struggled accepting Rau'shan's elemental power.[49]
Fresh Cut Grass "Mission Improbable" (3x90) Failure Attempted to evade an oncoming explosion[50]

Trivia[]

  • Caduceus has had the most successful attempts at Divine Intervention, with a total of three before reaching 20th level (when these interventions become 100% successful).
  • The first time Ashley Johnson mentioned Divine Intervention in "The Temple Showdown" (1x11), she and Matt Mercer mistakenly referred to it as "Divine Inspiration".[51]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., p. 59.
  2. See "The Temple Showdown" (1x11) at 4:25:04.
  3. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 0:53:00.
  4. See "Race to the Ziggurat" (1x34) at 4:28:11.
  5. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 2:27:49.
  6. See "Passed Through Fire" (1x69) at 1:15:28.
  7. See "Vorugal" (1x71) at 3:08:39.
  8. See "Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114) at 4:51:25.
  9. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) at 1:45:33.
  10. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) at 3:14:02.
  11. See "A Tangled Web" (2x77) at 2:41:00.
  12. See "Through the Trees" (2x79) at 1:16:01.
  13. See "The Beat of the Permaheart" (2x82) at 2:18:57.
  14. See "The Beat of the Permaheart" (2x82) at 3:51:30.
  15. See "The Beat of the Permaheart" (2x82) at 3:51:39.
  16. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 3:34:51.
  17. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 3:46:38.
  18. See "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 0:48:21.
  19. See "Hunted at Sea" (2x100) at 0:18:06.
  20. See "Hunted at Sea" (2x100) at 1:27:32.
  21. See "Hunted at Sea" (2x100) at 1:35:04.
  22. See "Mysteries, Memories, and Music" (2x101) at 0:53:39.
  23. See "The Ruined Sliver" (2x104) at 0:35:03.
  24. See "The Ruined Sliver" (2x104) at 3:44:38.
  25. See "Rumble at Rumblecusp" (2x105) at 2:16:20.
  26. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) at 3:49:43.
  27. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) at 2:29:09.
  28. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) at 2:29:09.
  29. See "The Tortoise and The Dare" (2x117) at 0:58:01.
  30. See "The Tortoise and The Dare" (2x117) at 4:06:10.
  31. See "Solace Between the Secrets" (2x118) at 3:17:45.
  32. See "Contentious Company" (2x120) at 2:04:27.
  33. See "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" (2x122) at 2:55:39.
  34. See "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" (2x122) at 2:57:51.
  35. See "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 0:34:09.
  36. See "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 0:34:18.
  37. See "A Walk to Warmer Welcomes" (2x124) at 3:39:47.
  38. See "A Walk to Warmer Welcomes" (2x124) at 3:42:56.
  39. See "Cat and Mouse" (2x128) at 1:01:46.
  40. See "Welcome to Cognouza" (2x137) at 0:30:05.
  41. See "Welcome to Cognouza" (2x137) at 2:55:45.
  42. See "Long May He Reign" (2x140) at 2:07:52.
  43. See "Long May He Reign" (2x140) at 4:25:28.
  44. See "Fond Farewells" (2x141) at 4:36:25.
  45. See "The Mighty Nein Reunion: Echoes of the Solstice" (Sx79) at 4:24:55.
  46. See "The Mighty Nein Reunion: Echoes of the Solstice" (Sx79) at 4:36:45.
  47. See "Reunited" (3x64) at 0:32:53.
  48. See "Reunited" (3x64) at 0:41:33.
  49. See "The Promise and the Price" (3x77) at 4:19:59.
  50. See "Mission Improbable" (3x90) at 3:08:04.
  51. See "The Temple Showdown" (1x11) at 2:11:34.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Caduceus's Divine Intervention, by Fael Draws (source). Used with permission.
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