Ideas for gaining Temp Hit Points before combat

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I find that my cleric (lvl 3) is a bit squishy so I was wondering if anyone knows anythinng that I could have active on me to buff me or lend temp hit points before a combat arises.

The PHB says: Your temporary hit points last until they’re reduced to 0 by damage or until you take a rest.

I found the following that might work:

Restful Bedroll magic item - gain 1d8 THP after an extended rest.

Sitar of Restfulness - gain 6 THP after a rest

I could cast Healing Word + Symbol of the Holy Nimbus - gain CHA mod + symbol bonus THP after using Healing Word. All of my party and I would get the THPs, but that means I wont be able to use 1 Heal Word in the next combat because I cant rest to get it back.

I could cast Hymm of Resurgence - gain 5 THP. All of my party and I would get the THPs, but that means I wont be able to use Hymm of Resurgence in the next combat because I cant rest to get it back.

Does anyone know of any other magic items that would grant me THP throughout the day? Any Rituals that would give THP that will last?


Virtue (Paladin U2), and Faith's Deliverance (Religion U6) are probably your best bets for a large, easy to access cushion of reusable THPs throughout the day.  Since they're surge based, both powers scale wonderfully.

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Eager Hero's Tattoo, if your DM is nice to you, it's a few levels higher.

Also note that the THP stay until you rest.  And you don't have to rest if you don't wish to.  Which means you use a power to get THP, then go all day with that THP as long as you do some strenuous activity 4 minutes.. You won't regain that power however.

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I'm a fan of the Eager Hero's Tattoo (AV2).  The lowest level one lets you start every encounter with at least 5 temps, and only increases as you spend healing surges.  It's a 10th level item, though, so it might be out of reach for a bit.

Fey-Blessed Circlet is the same effect, but less temps (based on CHA) and still pretty expensive (8th) for a 3rd level PC, but there's generally more competition for good head slot items.

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As far as current powers go death's surge may be your best choice.  You usually won't use it right away in combat since it takes creature dropping to 0 to trigger, but it will give you 5 temps almost every combat.  Its a better power than hymn of resurgance as long (as you are not a pacifist) and they are sort of equivalent in their effects.