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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If a warlock activates the Maddening Hex eldritch invocation, does it damage all targets cursed by the warlock?

One of the Eldritch Invocations warlocks can take is Maddening Hex (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 57): (Prerequisite: 5th level, hex spell or a warlock feature that curses) As a bonus action, ...
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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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Does this strict reading of the rules allow both Extra Attack and the Thirsting Blade warlock invocation to be used together?

The warlock's Thirsting Blade eldritch invocation cannot be normally used with the (non-warlock) class feature Extra Attack, since both feature explicitly say you attack twice instead of once. But it ...
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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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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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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 the Witch Sight warlock invocation see through the Mirror Image spell?

I came across a bizarre instance where a Pact Blade Warlock with the Witch Sight invocation ended up fighting several lower-level mages, a few of which cast Mirror Image. The Warlock claimed that ...
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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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What happens if a warlock has both Repelling Blast and Grasp of Hadar?

The Repelling Blast eldritch invocation (PHB, p. 111) says: When you hit a creature with eldritch blast, you can push a creature up to 10 feet away from you in a straight line. The Grasp of Hadar ...
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Does the Sleep spell put a warlock with Aspect of the Moon to sleep?

The phrasing of the invocation from XGtE pg. 56 is: You no longer need to sleep and can't be forced to sleep by any means. (emphasis mine) To me this phrasing sounds like it is specifically ...
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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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If a warlock with the Repelling Blast invocation casts Eldritch Blast, is the 2nd attack resolved before or after the target is pushed by the 1st hit?

My question is inspired by this other question: Does Repelling Blast work once per spell or once per beam? A 5th-level Warlock with the Repelling Blast eldritch invocation casts eldritch blast, ...
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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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What is a good way to challenge a Warlock with the Agonizing Blast invocation?

In my session I have a Warlock with a Charisma score of 20 that's been using the Eldritch Blast spell with the Agonizing Blast eldritch invocation to rather spectacular results, decimating everything ...
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Does the Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation let me cast a purely verbal spell through my familiar?

In D&D 5e, as a Pact of the Chain Warlock, I can choose an eldritch invocation that lets me speak in my own voice through my familiar called Voice of the Chain Master (PHB 111): You can ...
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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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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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Opportunity Attack, Ready Action, & Eldritch Blast/Repelling Blast

Scenario: A druid ally is in melee range of an enemy berserker and decides to move away, provoking an attack of opportunity from the berserker. My character has readied an action: Cast Eldritch Blast (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does it mean to be able to cast a spell “at will”?

Throughout the D&D 5e Player's Handbook, particularly in the warlock's Eldritch Invocations, there are abilities that allow the player to cast specific spells "at will, without consuming a spell ...
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Should I just assume that a Warlock with the Fiendish Vigor invocation starts every combat with 8 temporary hp?

Warlocks have access to this invocation: Fiendish Vigor You can cast false life on yourself at will as a 1st-level spell, without expending a spell slot or material components. False Life is a 1 ...
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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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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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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 Warlock's Eyes of the Rune Keeper decipher written code?

I have a Warlock in the party, and the party came across a message on a fallen enemy. It was written in draconic, and in code. The Eyes of the Rune Keeper allows the Warlock to read the draconic, But ...
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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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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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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 ...