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Questions tagged [warlock]

This tag is for questions pertaining to the D&D warlock class, in editions where it exists.

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Does activating Maddening Hex damage all targets under a curse?

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 ...
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Which book contains The Celestial warlock patron?

I was wondering which book the Celestial Path for warlock is in? I have the Player's Handbook and as far as I could tell it's not in there. So what book is it in? An exact page # would be wicked ...
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How can Pact of the Chain warlocks' familiars heal?

I've been looking around everywhere, but I cannot seem to find out how a Pact of the Chain warlock's familiar might recover hitpoints. Regular find familiar familiars only have 1 hp, so it's entirely ...
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Is my Warlock useless to the group now that we have a wizard with Eldritch Blast and two Bards who focus on utility?

Recently the other players in my group got tired of their characters; now they've turned up with new ones and I'm worried that my Warlock has nothing to add to the group anymore. My Character ...
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As a level 4 halfling hexblade pact of the blade warlock, what are my options for high damage per round?

I play a halfling hexblade pact of the blade warlock. I recently learned exactly how hexblade/pact of the blade interaction work in this this question. I figured out that I can have 2 weapons that ...
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Does the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation grant a +1 to magical pact weapons that don't already have a +X bonus?

In the text for the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation (XGtE, p. 57), it says: In addition, the weapon gains a +1 bonus to its attack and damage rolls, unless it is a magic weapon that ...
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Would moving Hex Warrior’s benefits for pact weapons to Pact of the Blade itself improve balance?

As described in my answer to another question, the Hex Warrior feature offered by the warlock’s Hexblade patron offers a kind-of-counter-intuitive upgrade to Pact of the Blade: If you later gain ...
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How do the Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior and Pact of the Blade features interact for two-handed weapons?

In the description of the Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior class feature (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 55), it states that you can bond with a weapon that lacks the two-handed property. In the ...
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Can a Hexblade warlock choose a lance for his Hex Warrior weapon?

The lance description says: a lance requires two hands to wield when you aren't mounted. Note that the lance lacks the two handed property but still need 2 hands to wield. The Hexblade warlock's ...
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How many Blast Shapes / Eldritch Essences can a Warlock combine?

A Warlock can apply Blast Shapes and Eldritch Essences to his/her Eldritch Blast ability. These alter the effect and/or shape of the Eldritch Blast. My question is: How many Blast Shapes and how many ...
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Variant Spellcasting for Warlocks [closed]

I was looking at the Warlock in 5e and wondered: what would it be like if they were a 'full caster'? The idea I had would be that their cantrips and spells known would remain the same, as well as the ...
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Can a warlock use Eldritch Smite in an antimagic field?

The warlock's Eldritch Smite eldritch invocation (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 56) states: Once per turn when you hit a creature with your pact weapon, you can expend a warlock spell slot ...
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If my Raven Queen-patron warlock has a negative Charisma modifier, do I have a -1 “bonus” to Perception checks with the raven on my shoulder?

My character has a Charisma score of 9, meaning he has a -1 modifier in Charisma. My character is a warlock whose patron is the Raven Queen (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard). One of the ...
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Can a Hexblade warlock/Battle Master fighter use Armor of Hexes to make an attack miss, then use Riposte to attack after the enemy misses?

My DM allowed me to create a tabaxi warlock/fighter, taking three levels in Battle Master fighter before my character's nature of curiosity led me into a pact with the Hexblade warlock patron. I now ...
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How does War Caster interact with Hexblade?

I'm playing a Hexblade warlock with the War Caster feat. While holding my staff (an arcane focus) and a shield, can I cast spells without penalty? What if the spell has a consumable component?
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Does the Maddening Darkness spell affect the caster even if they can see through it using Devil's Sight?

I am playing a drow Hexblade warlock, and so far, I am enjoying myself a lot. I was trying to decide what spell to gain for my 8th-level Mystic Arcanum (at warlock level 15). I saw the maddening ...
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Is it possible to communicate with more than one creature at once using Awakened Mind's telepathy?

The Great Old One warlock patron grants the Awakened Mind feature at 1st level (PHB, p. 110): Starting at 1st level, your alien knowledge gives you the ability to touch the minds of other ...
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Are there any lore reasons why an Archfey or a Celestial patron would give a character a fiendish familiar, or vice versa?

My game group is pretty RP heavy and I'm playing a Warlock for this campaign. I'm in the first stages of character creation, and I know I want to do Pact of the Chain. I like the Imp as a familiar for ...
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Do GOO warlocks decide whether to use Entropic Ward before or after the attack roll is made?

The Great Old One warlock patron grants the Entropic Ward feature at 6th level (PHB, p. 110): When a creature makes an attack roll against you, you can use your reaction to impose disadvantage on ...
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If I roll 2d8 and 1d6 for damage, how many “damage rolls” is that? 1, 2, or 3?

I'm playing a Shadow sorcerer/Hexblade warlock and I am rather confused about the Hexblade's Curse feature (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 55). It says, on the first bullet point of the curse ...
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Can a multiclassed Warlock/Abjuration Wizard with Armor of Shadows repeatedly cast Mage Armor to recharge Arcane Ward?

The warlock's Armor of Shadows eldritch invocation (PHB, p. 110) says: You can cast mage armor on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components. The School of Abjuration ...
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Using Empowered Spell Metamagic with Eldritch Blast

The group I'm DM'ing for has a warlock-sorcerer, and she claims that the wording of the metamagic option Empowered Spell works on the whole spell, and not a single attack, so therefore all of her ...
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Question about Warlock/Arcane trickster spells [closed]

I am a Rogue level 7 arcane trickster/level 1 warlock. So, can I go into any warlock spell of level one and how any spells am I able to know at this level?
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Can the warlock's One with Shadows eldritch invocation be used at will in a Ravenloft game?

Can the warlock's One with Shadows eldritch invocation be used at will in a Ravenloft game? One with Shadows Prerequisite: 5th level When you are in an area of dim light or darkness, you ...
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What would a Warlock understand from written spells outside of their class, via Eyes of the Rune Keeper?

This related question asks if you could transcribe a ritual spell to the warlock book via the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation regardless of spell lists, and the answers were generally "yes, but you ...
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Could adding Nystul's Magic Aura to a Hexblade warlock's spell list cause a balance issue?

The Hexblade warlock in my group wants to add Nystul's magic aura (the SRD equivalent is called arcanist's magic aura) to the list of spells that he can choose from. Could this cause a balance issue? ...
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Can Hellish Rebuke be cast twice with an Action Point for twice the damage?

4e’s Hellish Rebuke: 1d6 + Constitution modifier fire damage. The first time you take damage before the end of your next turn, the target takes an extra 1d6 + Constitution modifier fire damage. ...
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What exactly is considered “light activity” for the purpose of the “Aspect of the Moon” Eldritch Invocation?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 56) adds Aspect of the Moon as an option for one of their Eldritch Invocations: Aspect of the Moon Prerequisite: Pact of the Tome feature You no longer ...
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Is it possible to find and have another patron as a warlock?

I was reading through my player's handbook, and got to the warlock's patrons. Then I started to wonder, is it possible to have multiple patrons? If I made a warlock character, and later in the ...
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How do you make a character's alignment change in-game?

I want to change the alignment of my warlock drow in game from neutral evil to neutral good. Can you just change it? Do you have to have a monster change it? Can I make the reason because of the ...
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Can a Warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation add unintelligible spell scrolls to their book?

Can a warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets eldritch invocation copy spells from a spell scroll from another class' spell list? For example: could a level three warlock copy a spell scroll of ...
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Would this homebrew Eldritch Strike eldritch invocation be balanced?

I'd like to make an Eldritch Invocation for warlocks that allows you to make a weapon attack and cast eldritch blast at that same target: Eldritch Strike Prerequisites: 5th level, eldritch ...
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Does the recipient of a message sent by a Great Old One-patron Warlock using Awakened Mind “hear” the thought itself?

Warlocks with the Great Old One patron get the Awakened Mind feature at 1st level (PHB, p. 110), which allows them to telepathically speak to any creature they can see within 30 feet. Part of the ...
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Would this homebrew Eldritch Invocation allow you to add Eldritch Blast damage to a sneak attack?

NOTE: Homebrew must be allowed for this to work! Take 1 level in Rogue to get Sneak Attack. Take 5 levels in Warlock (this is preferably your starting class). Take Agonizing Blast at the second ...
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Can the Rod of Pact Keeper +1 be selected as a pact weapon by a Pact of the Blade warlock?

Can the Rod of the Pact Keeper +1 (DMG p. 197) be chosen as a pact weapon by a Pact of the Blade warlock?
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Optimizing Pact of the Blade’s ability to conjure any weapon

At level 3, warlocks gain the Pact Boon feature, and one of the options is Pact of the Blade. One of the benefits of the warlock’s Pact of the Blade is the ability to conjure any melee weapon the ...
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How can a warlock use enlarge/reduce without multiclassing?

I was wondering if there is a way for a warlock to consistently use enlarge/reduce (or any other second level spell that is not a warlock spell) without multiclassing. I was looking around but could ...
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Removing disadvantage from being Small and wielding a Heavy weapon [duplicate]

I rolled a Hexblade Warlock for a campaign I am playing, with the Pact of the Blade and Cursebringer invocation. What I did not account for is that because I am playing a Halfling, I have ...
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Eldritch Master Clarification

20th-level warlocks get the Eldritch Master feature, which lets them spend a minute asking their patron to regain expended spell slots (from the Pact Magic feature), and ends with this the statement: ...
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Is there a way to make the Shadow Blade spell into a warlock pact weapon?

The shadow blade spell (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 164) states: You weave together threads of shadow to create a sword of solidified gloom in your hand. This magic sword lasts until the ...
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Why are Warlocks the only mage class who can never cast more than one sixth/seventh-level spell? [closed]

Every other caster class once they reach levels 19 & 20 gets a second sixth and seventh-level spell slot. I understand warlocks have so few pact magic slots (2 for the vast majority of their ...
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Can a warlock with Devil's Sight see through Fog Cloud?

Basically what is written in the title. How does Devil's sight work with heavily obscured areas different to natural darkness and the spell Darkness?
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Are the Book of Ancient Secrets level One ritual spells automatically capped at Two?

At level 3, Warlocks with the Book of Ancient Secrets eldritch invocation would be able to start collecting ritual spells from all the other magic classes: Choose two 1st-level spells that have the ...
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Does Polymorph break or melt Tomb of Levistus?

Our group's paladin/warlock (multiclass) was wondering about the following scenario. The paladin/warlock uses his reaction to use the Tomb of Levistus eldritch invocation (from Xanathar's Guide to ...
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Can a Warlock cast a spell at a lower level than their spell slot?

Can a Warlock cast a spell using a lower level slot than the slots they have available? For example, if a 9th level Warlock (who has 5th slots) comes into a possession of a Shield Guardian (who can ...
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Would it be game breaking to allow a Warlock to use his Mystic Arcanum to cast his spells at a higher level?

I'm looking for ways to make the Warlock feel more flexible with his castings, and I like this solution, especially since it's limited by how few spellslots Warlocks have of higher level spells (...
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Does Celestial Warlocks' Radiant Soul feature increase the damage limit for Guardian of Faith?

Warlocks with the Celestial patron (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 54-55) gain the Radiant Soul ability at 6th level: You have resistance to radiant damage, and when you cast a spell that deals ...
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Could a Warlock with Ghostly Gaze and Sacred Flame attack through a wall? [duplicate]

The Eldritch Invocation Ghostly Gaze allows the Warlock to see through solid objects out to 30' for as long as she concentrates (up to 1 minute). For our scenario, our Warlock's nemesis has managed ...
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Beguiling Influence replica skill [duplicate]

I have a player with a warlock character proficient in Deception. Do the rules allows for this warlock to take the Beguiling Influence invocation and replace Deception with another skill they are ...
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Does Eyes of the Rune Keeper allow a Warlock to cast other classes' spells from Scrolls?

The rules for Spell Scrolls state that: If the spell is on your class’s spell list, you can read the scroll and cast its spell without providing any material components. Otherwise, the scroll is ...