Why is Power Word Heal not available to 5e clerics in dnd?
Power Word Heal in 5e dnd tend to be a more “Arcane” than “Divine” kind of thing as they are often linked to the weave directly. Like any spell with a verbal component involving vocalization, Power Word spells to invoke the actual name of the effect you desire to create.
Gods & dnd deities being the fickle things, they are probably also don’t want their Clerics tapping into the force of creation, so directly Healing spirit isn’t available to clerics. It is by default the rule of Dungeon and Dragons. Clerics don’t need access to all healing spells because they aren’t just healers. Besides, Power world heal seems weak anyway. Ending adverse effects seems reasonable, but something like mass heal is strictly better in 90% of situations.
Power Word Heal
- Level: 9
- Casting time: 1 Action
- Range: Touch
- Components: V, S
- Duration: Instantaneous
A wave of healing energy washes over the creature you touch. The target regains all its hit points. If the creature is charmed, frightened, paralyzed, or stunned, the condition ends. Suppose the creature is prone. In that case, it can use its reaction to stand up. This spell does not affect undead or constructs.
- A Bard spell
- Page: 266 Players Handbook
Power Word Heal is Arcane magic, not Divine. Therefore Power Word Heal is not available to clerics in d&d