Lets say the group's Great Weapon Fighter and Bladelock have their weapons confiscated. Can the Warlock call his pact weapon and, assuming it is the type of weapon the Fighter uses mostly, give it to the Fighter for the Fighter to use in combat?

The rules say the pact weapon disappears if it is more than 5 feet away from the summoner for more than 1 minute. During this time can the Fighter use it?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Which system (and edition) is this for? \$\endgroup\$ – Wibbs Dec 18 '15 at 14:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ D&D 5e, sorry, didnt know how to include that in the post \$\endgroup\$ – Wynn Dec 18 '15 at 14:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ No problem - I've added it as a tag :) \$\endgroup\$ – Wibbs Dec 18 '15 at 15:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ You don't need to mention it in the title, as the tag does it all :) \$\endgroup\$ – Wibbs Dec 18 '15 at 15:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is also a great idea when fighting enemies with resistance to non-magical weapons if your fighter friend doesn't have one yet. \$\endgroup\$ – Derek Stucki Dec 18 '15 at 15:36


You cited the only relevant rule in your question. The warlock would have to either be within 5 ft of the weapon every minute, or resummon it frequently, but the passage quoted clearly allows the weapon to be away from the warlock for plenty of time to be useful in the hands of someone else.

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    \$\begingroup\$ To add, 1 minute equals 10 turns of melee. \$\endgroup\$ – Escoce Dec 18 '15 at 16:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Escoce I think the exact wording would be "1 minute equals to 10 rounds of melee", as each creature has a turn in said rounds. \$\endgroup\$ – Meta4ic Dec 18 '15 at 20:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ ...now I find myself thinking about how to cheese that. Is there any way to have the resulting weapon benefit further from invocations? \$\endgroup\$ – Ben Barden Apr 27 '17 at 19:36

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