In Pathfinder, a thrown weapon could gain the Special Ability of Returning. The weapon could be thrown, then fly through the air back to the creature that threw it.
Can a warlock with the "Pact of the Blade" feature create a similar effect to Returning? I believe the following steps are within the rules:
- Warlock acquires a magic weapon with the thrown property, a +1 spear
- Warlock uses "Pact of the Blade" and transforms the magic weapon into his pact weapon. This takes one hour.
- Warlock dismisses the weapon, "shunting it into an extradimensional space." No action required.
- Flying monster appears forty feet over head. Out of mêlée range, but not out of throwing range for the pact weapon spear.
- Warlock throws spear and hits monster. Spear stuck in monster. This takes one action.
- Warlock dismisses the spear. No action required.
- Warlock "creates his pact weapon" and the +1 spear appears in the hand of the warlock. This takes one action.
Steps 5 to 7 are repeated until monster flies away or one of the combatants dies.
If all of the above is correct, do I have the duration of each step right?
As I've outlined it here, the warlock basically has to spend an action recovering the weapon. The Returning Special Ability in Pathfinder gets the item back without losing that action. Is that correct?