Questions tagged [eldritch-invocations]

For questions about eldritch invocations, a feature specific to the warlock class in Dungeons & Dragons that grants the character access to additional spellcasting options and other magical abilities. (See also the [warlock] tag.)

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How can a group of Warlocks create and distribute magical wanted posters?

The Question My dnd-5e party has angered a wealthy and powerful cult of warlocks. That group of warlocks plans to offer a bounty for the destruction of the party. Using only Warlock spells, ...
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Can a high level warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets learn ritual spells higher than 5th level?

Let's say I'm an 11th level Pact of the Tome Warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets. I'm able to learn spells to cast as rituals from any source, I can transcribe spells up to half my level rounded up, ...
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Can a warlock combine an essence into hellfire blast? [duplicate]

Can a warlock combine essence invocations into Hellfire Blast such as Frightful Blast? If so, how would that change effective caster level of the blast?
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I'm a lvl10 sorcerer: should I plan for Spell Sniper + Eldritch Adept to get a powerful cantrip? [closed]

I'm currently a level 10 Tiefling Sorcerer, playing my first game of D&D (5e). I'm mostly selecting spells for boon'ing party members, with a couple of save-or-suck spells in reserve + simple ...
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Bonus action attack ability score modifier

This may be confusing but currently in the campaign there is a warlock with a magic revolver that allows them to add eldritch invocations related to eldritch blast to the weapon. So agonizing blast ...
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Eldritch Devil Sight and Darkness spell

Situation: Drow Warlock casts darkness. Moves out of the effect area then uses devil sight to see through the darkness to use ranged combat against enemies. Devil Sight description states "You ...
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So Sharing Vision with Eyes of the Runekeeper does it work?

So I basically in a game sharing vision via my familiar and I was assuming that the Eyes of the rune keeper allows the ability to Read all writing. If I'm sharing sense with my familiar am I still ...
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Can an Aspect of the Moon Warlock choose to sleep whenever they want?

Aspect of the Moon (an eldritch invocation for the Pact of the Tome warlock) grants this benefit: You no longer need to sleep and can't be forced to sleep by any means. This seems to leave open the ...
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If you use the Investment of the Chain Master Eldritch Invocation, does your familiar get a bonus to its saving throw DC from your own magic items?

The Investment of the Chain Master Eldritch Invocation states: [...] When you cast find familiar, you infuse the summoned familiar with a measure of your eldritch power, granting the creature the ...
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Does the Devil’s Sight eldritch invocation counter the Blinded condition?

The Devil’s Sight eldritch invocation for warlocks says: You can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 120 feet. Does this mean that if you are blinded, casting ...
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How does Detect Magic spell see a Warlock's use of Devil's Sight invocation?

I assume Eldritch Invocations are detected as magic, because they are magic: In your study of occult lore, you have unearthed eldritch invocations, fragments of forbidden knowledge that imbue you ...
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Is my homebrew melee Eldritch Blast cantrip balanced?

Intent A complaint I often hear about Warlocks is that, unless they choose Pact of the Blade/Hexblade, they are effectively pidgeon-holed into playing a caster that sits in the back, blasting foes ...
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What is the meaning of invoker level for a Warlock?

Hellfire Warlock prestige class (Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells variant, p. 89) mentions: Invoking: At each level, you gain new invocations known, increased damage with eldritch blast, ...
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Eldritch Smite: Can you decide whether the enemy goes prone or do they always go prone?

Once per turn when you hit a creature with your pact weapon, you can expend a warlock spell slot to deal an extra 1d8 force damage to the target, plus another 1d8 per level of the spell slot, and you ...
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What creatures cannot be blinded?

Warlock with Beshadowed Blast can blind targets if target fails to make a DC check against 10 + Spell level (4) + Caster level Beshadowed Blast indicates: This eldritch essence invocation allows you ...
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How does combining eldritch essence and shape with metamagic feats effect the spell level?

In the Complete Arcane, page 9, it indicates: When a warlock uses both kinds of invocations to alter an eldritch blast, the spell level equivalent is equal to the spell level of the eldritch blast, ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock with the Thirsting Blade invocation make one attack with their pact weapon and one with a different weapon?

If you have a weapon in each hand (neither of which has the light property) and you have the Extra Attack feature, you can use Extra Attack to attack with each weapon once using your action. However, ...
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Can I have a magic bow as my pact weapon without getting the Improved Pact Weapon Eldritch Invocation?

The Warlock's Pact of the Blade feature specifies that you can only create melee weapons, but you can also turn a magic weapon into your pact weapon (without specifying that it's only melee weapons). ...
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Is there an upper limit to the damage that Eldritch Smite can deal?

The Eldritch Invocation "Eldritch Smite" says the following: Eldritch Smite Prerequisite: 5th level, Pact of the Blade feature Once per turn when you hit a creature with your pact weapon, ...
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What is the damage dealt by Eldritch Smite?

Eldritch Smite is an Eldritch Invocation for Warlocks similar to the Divine Smite feature from Paladins. It is available in Xanathar's Guide to Everything and states Once per turn when you hit a ...
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At what point is a Lifedrinker Warlock's expected damage reduced by Sharpshooter/GWM?

At Level 12, a Pact of the Blade Warlock can take the Lifedrinker Eldritch Invocation, which states the following: When you hit a creature with your pact weapon, the creature takes extra necrotic ...
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Is my homebrew Eldritch Invocation that emulates the sleep spell balanced?

I've been inspired to make an Eldritch Invocation for warlocks that allows you to use the damage from eldritch blast, and make use of it like the dice rolled for sleep: Eldritch Slumber Prerequisites:...
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Is a Warlock's Improved Pact Weapon considered a magic weapon?

This is in response to this question which concerns the UA version of Improved Pact Weapon. The text for the Eldritch Invocation changed when it was published in Xanathar's Guide to Everything. The ...
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Would expanding the Beguiling Influence invocation in this way cause any problems?

One of the warlock's Eldritch Invocations, Beguilling Influence, bugs me. The full description is: Beguiling Influence You gain proficiency in the Deception and Persuasion skills. This is fine ...
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Are these homebrew attempts at recreating some blast shape invocations from 3.5e balanced for 5e? (Version 2)

This is a follow up to the question: Are these homebrew attempts at recreating some blast shape invocations from 3.5e balanced for 5e? As that question explains, I wanted to convert some "blast shape"...
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What are some feats that are required to maximize eldritch blast damage output?

I am working on a warlock build for my next campaign and I am having trouble finding feats that would apply and boost Warlock's eldritch blast damage output. This is because Warlock is not a ...
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Are these homebrew attempts at recreating some blast shape invocations from 3.5e balanced for 5e?

In D&D 3.5e, there were various "blast shape" invocations available to warlocks, five of which were included in the video game Neverwinter Nights 2 (which is based on 3.5e and is all I really know ...
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What do I roll to cast a summon with pre-determined base attack bonus?

I am playing a warlock in my current campaign and I selected earthen grasp for one of the invocations. Earthen grasp comes with its own base attack bonus: Earthen Grasp: Treat the arm as a Medium ...
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How is miss chance calculated if a caster has Entropic shield active and is inside Darkness spell?

My question is simple. I have a warlock that has following invocations: Darkness: "This spell causes an object to radiate shadowy illumination out to a 20-foot radius. All creatures in the area ...
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Does Improved Pact Weapon allow casting a spell with somatic and material components using a Heavy-crossbow as the focus?

As stated in the title, I've read about casting spells with somatic component with two-handed weapons here. The thing is that the Xanathar's warlock invocation [Improved Pact Weapon] says that you can ...
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Can you pull the same enemy multiple times with Grasp of Hadar?

Based on the setting explained by KorvinStarmast in this question, I'd like to know if you can pull someone more than once with Eldritch Blast + Grasp of Hadar if you hit him with multiple blasts (...
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Can a creature grasped by Grasp of Hadar move with the Warlock?

As a follow up to this question on Grasp of Hadar, I present the following situation. The warlock, under the fly spell's influence, sees the Dire Wolf knock the party's Rogue prone. It is now the ...
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Grasp of Hadar: can using it while flying cause falling damage?

We were fighting some berserkers. I was already flying (fly spell) so decided to use eldritch blast and the Grasp of Hadar invocation. Once on each of your turns when you hit a creature with ...
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Can the Gaseous Form spell be used to expand the area affected by the warlock's Cloak of Flies eldritch invocation?

The warlock's Cloak of Flies eldritch invocation (XGtE, p. 56) says: As a bonus action, you can surround yourself with a magical aura that looks like buzzing flies. The aura extends 5 feet from you ...
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Can a warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets scribe a known spell into a scroll, replace the spell with a new one, and still be able to cast it?

I am playing a 3/3 Divine Soul sorcerer/Hexblade warlock, and have just chosen the Pact of the Tome, along with the Book of Ancient Secrets. I have found a spellbook with Identify, which I am now ...
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Does the Voice of the Chain Master invocation allow me to see through my familiar's senses without using an action?

After reading this Sorlock guide and a further discussion in the comments about this topic, it's still unclear to me if the Voice of the Chain Master invocation lifts the requirement of spending an ...
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Is Entropic Warding a passive invocation and when is the effect over?

I was wondering if entropic warding is activated passively (meaning it is activated automatically upon recieving damage) or if it requires a standard action casting for it to be active just like the ...
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How many invocations can I cast as a warlock per round?

Yesterday I created a warlock for a new underdark campaign we started. We all started at level 3 so I picked 3 invocations ( normally 2 but I traded 1 feat for 1 invocation). I picked walk unseen (...
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Does the Aspect of the Moon Eldritch Invocation effectively allow for unending Wild Shape?

Let's assume minimum, Moon Druid 4, Pact of the Tome Warlock 3 Wild Shape works by: You can stay in a beast shape for a number of hours equal to half your druid level (rounded down). You then ...
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What happens when recasting Fiendish Vigor after losing temporary hit points?

A D&D 5e warlock takes the Fiendish Vigor invocation. Lets say the warlock gains 8 temp hp from Fiendish Vigor. Within the next hour takes 8 damage. Then the warlock uses Fiendish Vigor for 5 ...
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How do Eberron dragonmarks' Spells of the Mark interact with the Pact of the Tome warlock's Book of Ancient Secrets invocation?

I might be over-analyzing and confusing myself, but I'm not certain regarding the interaction between dragonmark-learned Ritual spells and the Book of Ancient Secrets warlock invocation. Let's take ...
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Does Improved Pact Weapon include ammo?

The Warlock Invocation "Improved Pact Weapon" from Xanathar's Guide allows the warlock to summon a ranged weapon: Finally, the weapon you conjure can be a shortbow, longbow, light crossbow, or ...
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Is One with Shadows eldritch invocation possible after certain bonus/free actions?

I'm currently playing a Warlock/ Rogue multiclass character and I'm curious about the limitations of the One With Shadows invocation. One with Shadows Prerequisite: 5th level When you are in an area ...
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Is this homebrew Warlock Invocation, Splinter Casting, balanced?

Introduction It seems the internet is littered with posts about players complaining that their Warlock just doesn't have enough spell slots, or that if they don't get that many short rests in a day ...
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How does the vulnerability from the Tomb of Levistus warlock invocation interact with the resistance from the tiefling's Infernal Legacy trait?

The description of the warlock's Tomb of Levistus eldritch invocation says (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 57; emphasis mine): As a reaction when you take damage, you can entomb yourself in ice,...
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When does a Chain Familiar’s attack occur using the new UA Eldritch Invocation: Chain Master's Fury?

When using the new UA Eldritch Invocation, Chain Master's Fury (from the UA Class Feature Variants, p. 10): Chain Master's Fury Prerequisite: 9th level, Pact of the Chain feature As a bonus action, ...
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What is the highest consistent damage output for a 20th level Warlock of the Fiend? (Pact of the Chain)

I've currently got a 3rd level Fiend warlock (pact of chain) and am trying to optimize my build strategy for a 20th level highest consistent damage output. Including the level progression in achieving ...
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Does the warlock's Ghostly Gaze eldritch invocation automatically reveal hidden creatures?

Can a Warlock in D&D 5e with the Ghostly Gaze eldritch invocation automatically detect hidden creatures, considering that their cover is now transparent? Is it even possible to hide from a ...
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What are the advantages of taking “Sculptor of Flesh” eldritch invocation over taking Polymorph as a spell?

I think I misunderstand how the eldritch invocations that grant spells "using a warlock spell slot". Sculptor of Flesh Prerequisite: 7th level You can cast Polymorph once using a Warlock spell ...
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Does Repelling Blast remove the restrained condition if used on the restrainer?

If I repelling blast someone who is restraining a party member and knock them back 10 feet does it end the restrained condition? Or does it knock the player that is restrained 10 feet back too? The ...