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Adds Paladin, a fully fleshed out custom survivor (models by Zenta and SkeletorChampion).

Last updated 3 months ago
Total downloads 236647
Total rating 38 
Categories Mods Player Characters
Dependency string Paladin_Alliance-PaladinMod-1.5.10
Dependants 71 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

bbepis-BepInExPack-5.4.1905 icon

Unified BepInEx all-in-one modding pack - plugin framework, detour library

Preferred version: 5.4.1905
tristanmcpherson-R2API-4.3.21 icon

A modding API for Risk of Rain 2

Preferred version: 4.3.21



  • Adds the Paladin, a fully custom playable survivor with a powerful greatsword and various spells in his arsenal
  • Fully multiplayer compatible
  • Unlockable skins and alt skills

join the discord to share feedback/bugs-

feel free to ping/dm me with all your complaints- @rob#2365 @TheTimesweeper#5727

What's Up (New Mod?)

As we know, rob, who made Paladin, has left the modding community, so the mod continues on under a new account. He did good shit, to put it lightly, and we're happy to continue on.

What does this mean?
Nothing really. Just the mod hasn't been abandoned.
Timesweeper's got his grubby hands on the mod now. Old paladin mod's deprecated but I've kept the internal mod name the same, so everything (configs, achievements, dependencies) should carry over fine.

What's next? Nothing much, truthfully. Paladin's basically complete. We're not planning on any new updates besides maybe just fixes/tweaks/polish. Won't be any new content to expect for the Paladin survivor, but hey who knows.
If there's any extended stuff you'd like to see on him (ex: vrmod, skills++, etc), absolutely feel free to fork the repo on github and contribute. We would be eternally grateful.

Thanks rob for everything, thanks all the people who've given the project so much love.

Have fun, -Timesweeper

Skin Mod Devs:

Some lovely folks have made some skins for Paladin which is rad. If you'd like to make a paladin skin, there's some extra skin features for Paladin you can/should take advantage of. See the Custom Skin Guide section below


The Paladin is a tanky melee hybrid survivor who uses a combination of powerful melee attacks and long range spells. Writing these descriptions is time consuming so just try the character out for yourself and find out what works. He's got enough skills and flexibility to support a myriad of different playstyles.


rob - Coding, animation
Zenta - Model
OK - Skill icons
SkeletorChampion - More models and concept art
Draymarc - Concept art
bruh - Drip skin
SalvadorBunny - Minecraft skin
Jame - Made the original concept, lore
redacted - Writing
TheTimesweeper - Helped with sword smears, maintaining
KomradeSpectre - Helped get the Torpor debuff visuals working
Destructor - Mod icon
Dragonyck - Made the awesome Dark Souls skin pack (rip) that forced me to add a framework for custom skin VFX.
And thanks to everyone else for providing tons of valuable feedback, the mod wouldn't be the same without it

Known Issues

  • no issues, the mod is perfect

Future Plans

  • nothing more is needed. Have fun c:
  • any rough edges that need sanding down
  • pie in the sky, skills++
  • pie in the higher in the sky, vrmod support

Minecraft Skin

Custom Paladin Minecraft skin by SalvadorBunny, free for anyone to use!


A bit of concept art made by some talented artists, give them some love-

Clay skin and Nemesis Paladin by SkeletorChampion

Berserk skin by Draymarc

Custom Skin Guide (Nerds Only):

Any questions let me know, and/or need me to help I'd be glad to

Sword Glow Effect in CSS (important):

In the lobby, switching skins will now show their respective Blessed sword effect on the display. Pretty rad ngl

For it to properly switch to your effect in CSS (even if you're using the default), use this function: PaladinMod.Modules.Skins.AddCSSSkinChangeResponse(mySkinDef, paladinCSSEffect.DEFAULT);

This is separate from the actual effect in-game btw, which is handled by the PaladinSkinInfo below


Paladin's skins can take advantage of the custom effects present in the mod, using a Modules.Effects.PaladinSkinInfo field:

public struct PaladinSkinInfo
    //See the `Effects.cs` script for examples/more details.
    public string skinName;

    public string passiveEffectName; 

    public string swingSoundString;
    public bool isWeaponBlunt;

    public GameObject hitEffect;
    public GameObject swingEffect;
    public GameObject spinSlashEffect;
    public GameObject empoweredSpinSlashEffect;

    public Color eyeTrailColor;

Simply add a new PaladinSkinInfo to the skinInfos array Shoutouts to LilithPaladin skin that was based enough to do this

Custom Sword Beam Color:

If you want the sword beam to have a custom color, you can add it as a ProjectileGhostReplacement when you're setting up your SkinDef:

mySkinDef.projectileGhostReplacements = new SkinDef.ProjectileGhostReplacement[] {

    new SkinDef.ProjectileGhostReplacement{

        projectilePrefab = Modules.Projectiles.swordBeamProjectile,

        //Use this function to easily create a projectileghost of paladin's sword beam with a color
        projectileGhostReplacementPrefab = Modules.Projectiles.CloneAndColorSwordBeam( 



  • moved unlockable code to r2api, fixing achievement issue with recent update


  • fixed m1 not working with shuriken properly
  • improvements to m2: made hitbox last the whole movement, extended visuals to better communicate hitbox size
  • fixed skill selections not being remembered. excuse me for the "new" highlights


  • grandmastery skin now achievable in eclipse
  • fixed drip skin sounds being too quiet
  • fixed achievements hidden in logbook
  • fixed missing buff icons


  • returned item displays, may need fixing, not including SotV content
  • potential fix for void dios bug


  • fix sounds being too quiet (thanks Michaell for testing)
  • let me know if any are too loud now or still too quiet
  • man fuck sounds


  • fixed for GUPdate
  • adjusted camera logic. let me know if something looks off on his skills and emotes
  • fixed giant burning and poison projectiles
  • had to redo sounds. let me know if some sounds are too loud/quiet/missing


  • Deprecated Aetherium item displays, but in a good way. Komrade's added the displays on his end. Say thank you!
  • Grandmastery skills no longer require starstorm to be installed if they've been unlocked.
    • (still needs starstorm's typhoon or higher difficulty complete the achievement)
  • made mastery and grandmastery support any higher modded difficulty


  • added safety net in item displays code in case theoretically an update to an item mod happens soon that would be conflicting you know just in case hypothetically


  • fixed lunar knight skin css effect that I missed


  • Added skin-specific sword beam colors
  • Added some tools for custom skin mods to have their own sword beam colors and lobby effects (see Custom skin guide above)
  • Added some skins back under a legacy skins config
  • reaching old enforcer levels of too many skins (rip). dulled config skins' icons to distinguish normal skins
  • Updated/fixed item displays
  • re-added item displays for aetherium
  • fuck you supply drop for having a plague mask obligating me to set up your displays
  • added ragdoll to creepy arms on Corruption skin
  • fixed material for floating crown things on sovereign skin
  • deleted the 'remove item displays' config cause fuck the unworthy


  • Back under a new team account :O.
  • Thanks for everything rob ur dick is this big and I said that's disgusting so I'm making a call out post on my twitter dot com
  • Huge updates to Mastery (Lunar), GrandMastery (Sovereign), and Corruption skins. (thanks SkeletorChampion the models are sexy)
  • Tweaks to Paladin's base model and aphelian skin
  • New Specter skin in cursed config
  • Tweaks to animations: Idle, walkF, menuIdle, menuIdlein
  • Shrunk css display a bit to fit on screen lol (didn't change him in-game don't worry)
  • Sword effects now change with skins in css
  • Retimed activation on swing attacks and it feels so much better now
  • Added new emote orignally for testing but fuck it its in now


  • Updated spell animations and VFX
  • Replenish now has a short channel time
  • Cruel Sun cooldown 48s > 40s
  • Pride Flare detonation radius 64m > 80m
  • Pride Flare detonation knockback force 0 > 8000
  • Channeling spells no longer activates Red Whip
  • Sacred Oath bonus damage 50% > 25%
  • Sacred Oath buff duration 1s > 2s
  • Fixed buggy Sovereign unlock


  • Fix Sunlight Spear sometimes granting the buff permanently
  • Sunlight Spear buff range 12m > 16m


  • Sunlight Spear cooldown 6s > 8s
  • Sunlight Spear damage 1000% > 800%
  • Sunlight Spear new effect: hitting yourself with the bolt now coats your blade in lightning for 4 seconds, causing your attacks to apply chain lightning for 75% TOTAL damage
  • Overhauled Sunlight Spear visuals
  • Updated all run animations
  • Updated various misc VFX
  • Added a handful of item displays


  • Updated ALL skill icons! (thanks OK)
  • Lunar Shards damage 225% > 75%
  • Fixed Sceptered Cruel Sun not working in multiplayer


  • Fixed Sceptered Cruel Sun doing way less damage than intended


  • Fixed Sceptered Cruel Sun not working in multiplayer


  • Restored Ancient Scepter functionality


  • Fixed for latest RoR2 update
  • Shields no longer count toward passive threshold
  • Lunar Shards cooldown 0.75s > 1.5s once the last shot was fired
  • Lunar Shards now recharge all stock rather than just one
  • Fixed missing Sunlight Spear impact sound
  • Fixed missing drip emote animation


  • Readded drip emote
  • Added unlock condition for Cruel Sun
  • Rewrote camera logic, added new camera position for spellcasts
  • Spinning Slash(grounded) subsequent spins are now faster
  • Updated spell cast area indicators to add some more flavor
  • Fixed Cruel Sun being buggy for clients
  • Fixed Cruel Sun not being placed directly where aimed
  • Fixed Spinning Slash sometimes locking you out of jumps


  • Fixed Cruel Sun not working in multiplayer
  • Fixed Cruel Sun's duration scaling with attack speed
  • Replenish heal amount 10% > 15%
  • Replenish barrier amount 10% > 15%


  • Added a new experimental special, Cruel Sun
  • Added unique Mithrix quotes for encountering and killing Paladin
  • Added Vow of Silence skill icon
  • Tweaked mastery skin's cape color


  • Updated texture
  • Reimplemented all skins
  • Added particles to the alt run animation
  • Added animations for the Heresy skills
  • Added config option to add a cape because it's cool
  • Added a handful of item displays
  • Lunar Shards can now be fired alongside other skills
  • Fixed jumping during Spinning Slash
  • Fixed Paladin's body turning white on lower texture resolutions
  • Fixed sword beams doing inconsistently high damage


  • Reverted run animation, new animation now plays while out of combat instead
  • Updated some animations
  • Added mastery skin back
  • Canceling a spell channel with sprint now refunds 90% of the cooldown
  • Fixed awkward camera position while channeling spells
  • Added logbook lore, written by James- due to a vanilla issue it does not save properly
  • Added an eye trail because eye trails are just cool
  • Small tweak to attack hitstop for more fluid movement


  • Fixed an issue causing Paladin to be unplayable sometimes


  • Nerfed size a bit and tweaked camera position
  • Slightly increased sprint speed
  • Fixed Tri-Tip Dagger breaking animations


  • Fixed mod to work with RoR2's anniversary update
  • Updated a lot of animations
  • Spinning Slash(grounded) now smoothly cancels into itself
  • Increased size
  • Skins and item displays temporarily removed, will be added back in a later update


  • Migrated to Standalone Ancient Scepter, removed support for ClassicItems


  • Fixed the mysterious disappearing Paladini


  • Fixed missing cape and giant SS2 item displays


  • Increased Spinning Slash damage from 800% to 1000%
  • Added Grand Mastery skin- model by SkeletorChampion
  • Updated Aphelian skin- once again by Skeletor
  • Updated Spinning Slash description to remove some clutter
  • Updated some sword VFX
  • Added item displays for missing Supply Drop items
  • Fixed skin unique item displays not working
  • Fixed Interstellar Desk Plant
  • Fixed Shielding Core rotation
  • Moved joke skins to cursed config- meant to do it a long time ago but forgot
  • Emotes can no longer be used while chat is active
  • Networked hit sounds


  • Fixed item displays
  • Slowed down grounded Spinning Strike animation, increased lunge distance


  • Fixed modded item displays
  • Tweaked Lunar and Clay skin
  • Tweaked walk and jump animations
  • Added new grounded Spinning Slash animation
  • Increased grounded Spinning Slash slow, added a small forward lunge
  • Lowered Sacred Oath cast time from 2.5s to 2s


  • Fixed incompatibility with Dark Souls skins


  • Sacred Oath now gives attack speed rather than armor
  • Tweaked Minecraft skin rig and added new sword(1.2.1 change, forgot to list)
  • Fixed The Backup item display
  • Massive backend refactor to make things easier to understand/work with and simplify character creation as well as support multiple character additions- hopefully should serve as a solid example for learning character creation now


  • Fixed Quickstep animation


  • Updated Sunlight Spear animation
  • Tweaked sprint animation
  • Added Point Down emote(bound to 3 by default)
  • Added lots of new VFX for Dragonyck's Dark Souls skins
  • Made Paladin properly hold Tri-Tip and Shattering Justice when acquired
  • Fixed some item displays


  • Finished item displays, including support for certain mods- Aetherium, SupplyDrop and SivsItems
  • Updated all spell effects
  • Lowered the effectiveness of attack speed on aerial Spinning Slash to 25% to stop attack speed from hindering your mobility
  • Fixed bugs with permanent Dark Souls shields
  • Rewrote Oath of Silence's projectile destruction, fixing performance issues
  • Rewrote skin VFX system to make it easier to maintain and support new skins as well as prevent bugs caused by disabling skins


  • Fixed sword beam damage


  • Added a new skin- big thanks to SalvadorBunny for his amazing work on it!


  • Fixed the new skin stealing the drip emote
  • Reverted Quickstep sprint behavior as it wasn't well received at all


  • Added a new skin
  • Added custom passive lightning for certain Dark Souls skins
  • Added Quickstep effects
  • Quickstep no longer forces a sprint(last fix didn't work)
  • Heavily buffed Sacred Oath(radius, stats, duration, etc don't remember it all)


  • Fixed Sacred Sunlight bug
  • Fixed Scepter upgrades not actually casting the upgraded spells


  • Added unlock challenges for alt skills
  • Added a new special, Sacred Oath- a channeled spell that grants +30% damage and +50 armor for a short time
  • Removed the armor buff from Sacred Sunlight
  • Lowered Sacred Sunlight barrier per tick from 1.5% back to 1%
  • Lowered Quickstep barrier amount from 15% to 10%
  • Quickstep no longer forces sprint
  • Renamed Heal to Replenish
  • Lowered Replenish barrier amount from 20% to 10%
  • Added Ancient Scepter upgrades for all specials, adjusted VFX
  • Hallowed Sunlight: Heal amount +100%, radius +50%, barrier +50%
  • Oath of Silence: Slow amount 60% > 80%, now destroys projectiles
  • Sacred Oath (Scepter): Damage buff +100%, armor buff +100%, radius +50%
  • Tweaked cloth to be a little less rigid
  • Removed all reflection from code, should improve performance
  • Actually fixed jiggly items
  • Did not add stat config


  • Fixed kills from Vow of Silence not granting kill gold
  • Spells now apply one tick of their effect instantly when casted
  • Tweaked bat SFX/VFX
  • Tweaked walk animation
  • Added custom emote for Drip skin
  • Added shield for Havel skin, fixed some mismatched VFX
  • Added a couple more item displays


  • Tweaked Lunar Shard aim some more
  • Added cape to N'kuhana skin, tweaked various other things
  • Adjusted spell VFX
  • Added custom Aegis displays for Dragonyck's Dark Souls skins
  • Added custom red VFX for Pursuer skin
  • Added config option for disabling item displays


  • Added a new skin
  • Added some spell VFX
  • Added spawn animation
  • Tweaked animations some more, this time focusing mainly on the awkward cape movement
  • Consecutive aerial Spinning Slashes now stack up damage if nothing is hit, consuming all stacked damage on first enemy hit
  • Rewrote Quickstep for the 3rd(4th?) time- this should solve all issues with inconsistent movement
  • Quickstep no longer counts as a combat skill


  • Tweaked some animations, right arm should no longer be weird with custom skins
  • Smoothed out primary transitions
  • Lunar Shard aim adjusted
  • Aiming spells no longer hides the crosshair
  • Added some sounds
  • Added a 1.5s channel time to Sacred Sunlight before it can be cast
  • Sacred Sunlight barrier per tick increased from 1% to 1.5%
  • Sacred Sunlight duration increased from 10s to 12s
  • Sacred Sunlight cooldown lowered from 24s to 18s
  • Added a 2s channel time to Vow of Silence before it can be cast
  • Vow of Silence slow strength increased from 60% to 80%
  • Vow of Silence duration increased from 8s to 10s
  • Vow of Silence cooldown lowered from 24s to 18s
  • Added a visual effect for Torpor
  • Added a couple more item displays


  • Added a handful of item displays
  • Fixed passive not activating at all with shields


  • Shields are now counted for passive activation
  • Passive description now properly states the threshold of 90%(was changed previously but description was never updated to match)
  • Base armor lowered from 15 to 10
  • Base health regen lowered from 2.5/s to 1.5/s
  • Primary damage lowered from 375% to 350%
  • Sunlight Spear max damage lowered from 1200% to 1000%
  • Lunar Shard damage increased from 200% to 225%
  • Quickstep barrier lowered from 20% to 15%
  • Heal radius increased from 12m to 16m
  • Heal amount lowered from 20% to 10%
  • Heal now grants 20% barrier
  • Sacred Sunlight radius increased from 14m to 16m
  • Sacred Sunlight armor buff lowered from 10 to 5
  • Sacred Sunlight barrier per tick lowered from 1.5% to 1%
  • Sacred Sunlight duration increased to 10 seconds
  • Fixed skin VFX system breaking with certain skins


  • Added custom VFX for skins- this includes support for Dragonyck's Dark Souls skins, check that out if you haven't already
  • Tweaked some textures and skill icons
  • Made sword glow in character select
  • Fixed slight stutters whenever an enemy spawns
  • Fixed rest emote not being networked properly
  • Fixed global swing sounds


  • Huge overhaul!!
  • Updated model and animations, all remade from the ground up! (model by Zenta)
  • Updated a lot of VFX
  • Added custom sounds
  • Added ragdoll
  • All hitboxes greatly improved
  • Lowered base damage from 14 to 13
  • Lowered primary damage to 375%, removed passive bonus damage because the sword beam already increases damage if you hit both so it was redundant
  • Increased primary sword beam damage to 300%
  • Increased primary base duration
  • Grounded Spinning Slash range greatly increased
  • Aerial Spinning Slash can now cancel into itself with backup mags
  • Aerial Spinning Slash passive bonus damage removed- now fires a shockwave upon landing for 300% damage
  • Sunlight spear no longer pierces, now explodes on impact
  • Spellcasts no longer have a weird lingering duration that prevents you from doing anything
  • Made some changes to emotes- 1 by default is now a rest emote, Praise the Sun moved over to 2 default, Point Down not yet reimplemented, more planned
  • Fixed a skin being unlocked seemingly at random- was actually whenever a Malachite elite spawned
  • Removed Hunter skin for now- expect it back at some point
  • Item displays out for now- will be added back over time, but had to be trashed due to the new model(good thing I never put in the hours to add all of them before this)
  • A bunch of other changes that I probably missed


  • Base damage/growth lowered to 14/2.8
  • Fixed Phase Round Lightning applying on sword beams
  • Buffed Lunar Shard damage to 200%, adjusted cooldown mechanics
  • Lunar Shard animation cancel somewhat restored
  • Fixed torpor not grounding enemies,, enjoy slamming vagrants into the ground
  • Increased Vow of Silence radius
  • Made spells castable on enemies


  • Torpor change may not have been networked, fixed that


  • Updated character portrait
  • Updated skins
  • Improved melee hitboxes
  • Passive now activates with barrier as well as >80% health
  • Increased base damage/growth from 12/2.4 to 15/3
  • Lowered empowered primary damage from 600% to 500% to compensate for base damage buff
  • Tweaked aerial Spinning Slash movement to help with flying enemies
  • Fixed Lunar Shards animation cancelling and nerfed damage
  • Increased Quickstep barrier amount from 15% to 20%, increased base dash distance
  • Cleaned up Quickstep visuals
  • Torpor now grounds enemies- slow harshly nerfed to compensate
  • Vow of Silence visual is now red, still placeholder, but different enough to prevent confusion


  • Tweaked sword color
  • Fixed sword hitboxes
  • Added a new secondary, Lunar Shards
  • Tweaked aerial Spinning Slash some more
  • Rewrote Quickstep, added an extra charge(animations in progress)


  • Tweaked aerial Spinning Slash movement
  • Removed air dashes, Quickstep now always functions the same


  • All skins now have cloth
  • Minor animation update
  • Added a new skin
  • Lowered armor per level to 1
  • Big gameplay overhaul, aiming to make him overall more interactive and better support melee playstyles


  • Divine Blade -- Lowered base duration from 1.3s to 1s -- Lowered base damage from 450% to 400%(buffed damage unchanged) -- Buffed sword beam damage from 225% to 300%, increased range/speed/hitbox size, updated VFX, added keyword -- Adjusted hitstop duration -- Updated icon


  • Sunlight Spear -- Damage changed from 100%-2400% to 200%-1200% -- Charge time lowered from 2s to 1.5s -- Moved to secondary slot, now agile -- Cooldown lowered to 8s -- Updated icon

  • Spinning Slash -- Dash removed, moved to its own skill in the utility slot -- Damage increased to 800% -- Base duration increased to 1.2s -- Cooldown increased to 6s -- Range now increased while passive is active -- Aerial version performs Artorias' leap strike, damage increased by passive instead -- Updated icon


  • Quickstep (NEW) -- Use while grounded to dash in a direction, use while airborne to dash forward -- Grants i-frames during the dash and 15% barrier once it ends -- Hitting stuff with Divine Blade lowers the cooldown(more atk spd = more barrier = more tank)


  • Sacred Sunlight -- Heal amount greatly reduced, armor buff greatly reduced, now grants some barrier

  • Vow of Silence -- Fixed performance issues, current visual is placeholder -- No longer destroys projectiles(might come back eventually)


  • Fix typo


  • Initial release

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2022-4-26 1.5.10 38666 Version 1.5.10 Install
2022-4-19 1.5.9 8963 Version 1.5.9 Install
2022-3-28 1.5.8 22533 Version 1.5.8 Install
2022-3-12 1.5.7 16936 Version 1.5.7 Install
2022-3-10 1.5.6 3333 Version 1.5.6 Install
2022-3-9 1.5.5 2089 Version 1.5.5 Install
2021-12-18 1.5.4 53244 Version 1.5.4 Install
2021-8-11 1.5.3 61839 Version 1.5.3 Install
2021-7-26 1.5.2 16343 Version 1.5.2 Install
2021-7-25 1.5.1 2442 Version 1.5.1 Install
2021-7-14 1.5.0 10259 Version 1.5.0 Install