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Wizard 5 / Eldritch Knight 3 [duplicate]

I’m having trouble finding the answer to my exact question after extensive searching on here and other places. I am currently a Level 3 Wizard / Level 1 Fighter. I aim to focus on my wizard levels but ...
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How many levels of wizard does my player need, from 7 levels of eldritch knight, to be able to action surge fireball?

I'm DMing for a group that has a player who is an eldritch knight level 7 and wants to multiclass into wizard to expand his spellcasting abilities. The short version of my question is as given in the ...
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How can I maximize the number of cantrips for an Eldritch Knight?

An eldritch knight only gets 2 cantrips to start. This is very limiting. Is there a way to get more cantrips to increase the eldritch knight's utility and flexibility? What is the maximum number of ...
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Fighter (Eldritch Knight)/Wizard multiclass spell known [duplicate]

I'm about to start a campaign and I wish to play an Eldritch Knight/Wizard multiclass. I've read the chapter 6 part for spellcasting: You determine what spells you know and can prepare for ...
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Eldritch knight dual wield: do I get multiple attacks on my bonus action?

I have a level 11 Eldritch Knight with two weapon fighting. The rules say I have 3 attacks per action. The rules say when ever I make an attack action with my main hand I can make a bonus attack ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight bond with a natural weapon?

Let's say an Eldritch Knight (lvl 8) casts Alter Self and gains claws as natural weapons, could he then create a Weapon Bond with his claws? Alternatively, could you be a Minotaur race then Weapon ...
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If an Eldritch Knight has a Weapon Bond with cat claws, when summoned, does the cat teleport with their claws?

Edward the Eldritch Knight can make a Weapon Bond, he can summon the weapon and it will teleport into his hand. The Monsters Manual indicates that claws are natural weapons, and that natural weapons ...
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Does an Eldritch Knight fighter's Weapon-Bonded net free a restrained creature when summoned?

The Eldritch Knight fighter's Weapon Bond feature (PHB, p. 75) says: At 3rd level, you learn a ritual that creates a magical bond between yourself and one weapon. [...] If it is on the same plane ...
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If an Eldritch Knight's cantrip is counterspelled, can they still make a bonus-action weapon attack from the War Magic feature?

The Eldritch Knight fighter's War Magic feature (PHB, pg. 75) states: Beginning at 7th level, when you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack as a bonus action. (The ...
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Does this Eldritch Knight using Polearm (Glaive) build work? [duplicate]

EDIT: Thank you for all the links you provided answering the first part of the post, regarding the stacking of Polearm Master (PAM), War Caster (WC) work and Spell Sniper (SS) feats. [if someone didn'...
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RAW, can a 3rd level sword-and-board eldritch knight usefully cast Absorb Elements?

I often see Absorb Elements (AE) mentioned as a useful spell for an Eldritch Knight (EK), because it gives you temporary resistance to one type of damage and lets you add that type of damage to your ...
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How are spell slots for an Eldritch Knight fighter 3/Arcane Trickster rogue 3 determined?

The multi-classing rules subsection on spell slots says: Spell Slots. You determine your available spell slots by adding together all your levels in the bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, and wizard ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight replace their 1st-level spell acquired through Magic Initiate (Wizard)? [duplicate]

In the Player Handbook, under Spells Known of 1st-Level and Higher for the Eldritch Knight Fighter archetype, it states that: Whenever you gain a level in this class, you can replace one of the ...
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What is the history of the Eldritch Knight as a class/character option?

When was the Eldritch Knight first introduced, and what is the basis for the kind of character? Obviously there's the space for some kind of cross between a mage and a warrior in D&D and other ...
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How does the weapon attack as a bonus action mentioned in the Eldritch Knight's War Magic feature work?

How does the weapon attack as a bonus action mentioned in the Eldritch Knight's War Magic feature work? As an example, if I have a longsword in my main hand and cast a cantrip (or higher-level spell, ...
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Does my multiclassed Eldritch Knight fighter/War wizard now have to prepare his spells as an Eldritch Knight? [duplicate]

I am building an Eldritch Knight fighter/War wizard multiclass character for D&D 5e. The eldritch knight has a limited pool of spells known, but does not have to prepare them; the wizard, on the ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight fighter use a siege weapon as a bonded weapon?

Our group recently managed to acquire a Ballista, and our Eldritch Knight fighter was thinking of loading it and making it one of her bonded weapons. Is it possible for her to do so?
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How does the Dueling Fighting Style interact with Shocking Grasp and Booming Blade?

Dueling When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon. Do I get 1d8+2 instead of straight 1d8 on my Shocking Grasp and ...
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What's a good site for sorting spell on class lists [closed]

I am currently counting and comparing all of the known spells of classes, and have hit a brick wall with Arcane Trickster Rogue and Eldritch Knight Fighter. What Site can sort spells down to type ...
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What are the limitations of the bonding ritual performed by an eldritch knight?

I was wondering what the bonding process looks like or if you can decide it yourself. As an example: if the fighter goes into a museum or other public exhibit and sees a sword on display, can he then ...
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How do I validate the Spell Selections in an Eldritch Knight Spell List?

This is a direct follow-up to this question for Sorcerers, which contains more context and examples of this problem. For pregenerated high-level Eldritch Knights, it's important to make sure that ...
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Is it possible for a single-class Eldritch Knight to learn Hex, or Hunter's Mark, etc?

I am trying to build a singly-classed Fighter with ready access to a bonus damage on hit spell like Hex or Hunter's Mark, but I'm not seeing many options for that combination. While Eldritch Knight ...
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Can you make a weapon bond with an improvised weapon?

The Eldritch Knight Fighter archetype has the ability Weapon Bond where they bond with a weapon, making it summonable and you cannot be disarmed of it. My question is, can you make a bond with an ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight fighter throw a bonded weapon, then summon it to their hand, and throw it again?

Consider an Eldritch Knight fighter that has a bonded thrown weapon. Once the Knight gets Extra Attack, can they throw the weapon, use a bonus action to retrieve it, and then throw it again? Or does ...