dnd 3.5e – Do spells casted using the Cleric’s ACF Spontaneous Domain Casting qualify as casting a domain spell?


This is a viability check for a cleric I am making with plans to move into the Radiant Servant of Pelor PrC. I’m trying to maximize the utility of a class feature and believe I found a non feat intensive method of getting more mileage out of it.

Info Dump / Context

Spontaneous Domain Casting – PHB II (p. 37)

Level: 1st.

Replaces: If you select this class feature, you do not gain the
ability to spontaneously convert prepared spells into cure or inflict

Benefit: You can convert stored spell energy into the spells of one of
your domains. Pick one of your two domains. You can “lose” any
prepared spell (other than a domain spell) to cast any spell of the
same level or lower on that domain list. Your choice is permanent
unless an alignment change, deity change, or other dramatic event
leaves you incapable of accessing the domain.

In addition, when preparing spells you can choose to fill any or all
of your domain spell slots with either cure or inflict spells
(depending on whether you would normally convert prepared spells to
cure or inflict spells) of the same level.

For example, Crucius is a cleric of Heironeous with the Good and War
domains. At 1st level, he chooses to spontaneously cast War domain
spells. Thereafter, he can lose a prepared 1st-level spell to cast
magic weapon, a prepared 2nd-level spell to cast spiritual weapon (or
magic weapon), and so on. Furthermore, in each domain spell slot he
can prepare a spell from the Good domain, a spell from the War domain,
or a cure spell of the same level.

  • It should be noted that this is different from the spontaneous domain Feat.
  • For our purposes we are giving up our spontaneous cure spells for
    spontaneous Healing Domain spells.

Radiant Servant of Pelor – Empower / Maximize Healing(CD p. 52)

When a radiant servant of Pelor of at least 2nd (6th) level casts a domain
spell from the Healing domain, that spell is affected as though by the
Empower (Maximize) Spell feat. This spell does not use up a higher-level slot.

Touch of Healing (CC p. 62)

As long as you have a conjuration (healing) spell of 2nd level or higher available to cast, you can spend a standard action to touch a target creature and heal 3 points of damage per level of the highest-level conjuration (healing) spell you have available to cast.

What are we trying to do?

Free up all of our prepared slots for more useful stuff than raw healing – while being able to sacrifice a prepared spell for “Emergency” empowered (or maximized) healing. We have Touch of Healing and a wand of lessor vigor in the backpack for out of combat healing.

The Questions

  • Do the spontaneously cast Healing Domain Spells using a prepared slot meet the requirements for the empowered healing feat?
  • Does the ability to spontaneously cast a Healing Domain “Cure” spell meet the requirement for Touch of Healing?