Last time our Warlock friend leveled up, and as he did we called it a night. Today he came over to discuss options for multi-classing, as he feels the Warlock is somewhat limited in spells. The normal advice was of course to pick Sorcerer or Bard, since Charisma and all that. But he's hellbent on going with a Wizard.
The reasoning he gave us, was that he would have 2 Familiars.
One from his Pact of the Chain, and then one from summoning it with a Wizard spell.
We tried to explain to him that the book says the following in the spell description:
You can’t have more than one familiar at a time. If you cast this spell while you already have a familiar, you instead cause it to adopt a new form.
As many players do when they get told no, he tried to give us reasons why that wasn't right.
It's a spell from a different class. If he has to use different spell slots and different spell levels when he's using different classes, he should also be able to have different effects instead of being forced to have the same one.
The book is written like that because it's not taking multi-classing into account in "spell tooltips".
(This one had me giggle) If he has the spell on 2 classes for his character, can't he at least combine the two to summon a bigger Familiar, like an Owlbear or something like that?
I'm quite sure he just shouldn't be getting anything extra
casting the spell on the Wizard side of his character would just be a less efficient version of his Warlock one