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For questions about the warlock, a traditional character class in RPGs that learns and casts arcane magic through deals with supernatural forces. (See also the [eldritch-invocations] tag.)

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Is there a Warlock (multiclass Bard) or Tiefling equivalent of Enter The Crucible or StoneSkin?

Both of those powers seem to allow you to "tank" 10 of damages, every turn. Our contact fighters have had Enter The Crucible for a while, and our mage just had StoneSkin appear as an option ...
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How does the Cloak of Flies eldritch invocation interact with the Invisibility spell?

Cloak of Flies is an eldritch invocation for warlocks that does the following (irrelevant parts snipped): As a bonus action, you can surround yourself with a magical aura that looks like buzzing ...
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Can a Hexblade warlock use their Accursed Specter feature as a pseudo-Speak with Dead spell?

The enemy criminal is captured by the player, and a middle-ranking one of an enormous organization at that. There's no way he didn't know the high-rankings, otherwise he couldn't coordinate with the ...
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Surprise, long range, and Eldritch Blast

My character is a lvl 6 Bugbear Warlock Assassin Rogue, with the invocation Eldritch Spear and Spells sniper. This makes the range of EB 600 feet. Is it correct to assume that by attacking from that ...
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How does cover interact with a Pact of the Chain Warlock with the Voice of the Chain Master Invocation?

I'm DMing for a group with a Pact of the Chain Genie Warlock in it, and he has Voice of the Chain Master. There was this one time when the party was investigating a nobleman's office and half of them ...
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Does the attacker automatically know where Archfey Warlock teleports to with Misty Escape?

[...] you can vanish in a puff of mist in response to harm. When you take damage, you can use your reaction to turn invisible and teleport up to 60 feet to an unoccupied space you can see. [...] To ...
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Can a warlock who has 5th level spell slots make spell scrolls of level 1 following XGE scroll making rules?

So, following XGE spell casters can make scrolls in their downtime. Now if a warlock has 5th level slots does he have to make spell scrolls of 5th level? Like for example a 5th level hex scroll. The ...
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Does a Rod of the Pact Keeper add its bonus to a Pact of the Blade Hexblade's pact weapon?

This is perhaps more of a RAI question as opposed to RAW, but if a Hexblade Warlock with Pact of the Blade can add his Charisma bonus instead of Strength or Dexterity to the attack rolls of his pact ...
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Is the Arch Psion's Psionic Energy Discharge sufficiently similar to the Warlock's Eldritch Blast for item creation purposes?

3.5 Item creation rules specifically call out Eldritch Blast a having no psionic analog, and thus psionic characters cannot create or assist in creating items that use that class feature as a ...
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Balancing a social media-themed warlock subclass in D&D5e?

For an upcoming Strixhaven campaign, I have attempted to homebrew a Warlock subclass which is centered around a social media/influencer theme. The idea is to use the social medium itself a magical ...
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Can you wear a magic spell component?

To cast a "Hex" spell (Player's Handbook, pg. 251, Warlock 1 lvl spell), you must use an arcane focus or a component called "petrified eye of a newt". I thought it was very cool to ...
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Can a devil patron grant a warlock immortality? [closed]

Are devils limited with regards the powers they give to a warlock by a pact? I want to know if a devil can grant immortality by a pact. Normally they want the souls after death.
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Can you use an illusion to trigger the Warlock Invocation "One With Shadow"?

Can you use an illusion to trigger the Warlock Invocation "One With Shadow"? One with Shadow makes you invisible in dim light or darkness – so if you cast a Silent Image or Minor Image of ...
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Balancing help for homebrew warlock subclass

I have created a 5e warlock subclass heavily inspired by the leshen (specifically, an ancient leshen described in the Book of beautiful horrors). While overall I am very happy with the outcome, I ...
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Can the Healer Feat be used through an Imp familiar with a healer's kit?

While familiars have been commonly used to deliver potions of healing because "your familiar acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands" and "can take other actions as ...
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Does the Genie live in your vessel?

It's not mentioned anywhere, but I suppose having your Genie appear from the lamp whenever he wants could give your campaign some extra flavour.
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How can I learn wizard spells as a warlock without multiclassing?

Specifically, I'm interested in Floating Disk, but generic methods are acceptable as well. Pact of the Tome lets you learn cantrips, but I am interested in levelled spells.
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Does teleportation count as movement for the sake of One with Shadows invocation?

The Eldritch Invocation, One with Shadows states When you are in an area of dim light or darkness, you can use your action to become invisible until you move or take an action or a reaction. So does ...
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Is this divination-focused Warlock Patron, loosely based on the Fathomless Patron, balanced?

One of my D&D groups will be starting a level 5–20 campaign soon, and I have a character concept I'd like to use for it. Briefly, the character is a warlock whose patron is a mysterious coven from ...
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Is there a way to cast a spell that isn't in your spell list as a Warlock?

Magic Jar isn't on the Warlock spell list. Neither is Wish. Is there any way to cast magic jar as a Great Old One warlock without multiclassing? All official rules and items are available. Negotiation ...
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Need help writing an ending for one of my player's characters [closed]

DM'ing a game where one of my players wanted to play a custom warlock with a demonic arm. I came up with a subclass that would fit the backstory, which was that the character went to hell and a demon ...
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What area can a fathomless warlock's tentacle attack?

Are we to think of the tentacle as a coiled up spiritual weapon with reach which covers a 10 ft radius around a point, or is it like a 10 ft line, which can attack anything within 10 ft of this 10 ft ...
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As a multiclass Sorcerer Warlock can I use Improved Pact Weapon as spellcasting focus for Sorcerer spells?

Both Warlock and Sorcerer use an arcane focus for their spell casting. Improved Pact Weapon lets the Pact of the Blade Warlock use a summoned weapon as their spellcasting focus. As a multiclass ...
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Pact of The Chain Familiar and Magic Stone: can an Imp (or another Familiar with Arms / Hands) Throw the rocks?

I gave a pouch, filled with some pebbles, to the Imp to hold. On my turn, I cast Magic stone with my bonus action and attack with some other cantrip like Mind Sliver or something. Then on the ...
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How does this homebrew Warlock "Patron of the Old Blood" compare with official patrons?

As I've developed further into DMing and the path of creation that follows, I've started to understand a need for more subclasses. And I've continuously toyed with the idea of a more occult style of ...
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Can the Opal of the Ild Rune gift of flame be given to a Pact blade?

the Opal of the Ild Rune gift of flame can be transfered to a nonmagical item, a weapon, by tracing the ild rune there with your finger. The transfer takes 8 hours of work that requires the two items ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain familiar use the help action with counterspell?

I've been trying to find an answer to whether or not a Pact of the Chain familiar can give you advantage on counterspell. I can't find anything directly answering this. I have found that a chainlock ...
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Metamagic spell like abilities

I'm playing 3.5 as a warlock, he has 3 metamagic spell like abilities, eldritch blast is a spell like ability, looming at rules as written i dont see anything that should stop me from making each ...
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Can summons be verbally commanded with Voice of the Chain Master?

Summons like Summon Greater Demon and Conjure Elemental require a verbal command from the caster. Let's say the caster is elsewhere, but they have the Voice of the Chain Master invocation. Can that be ...
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For Celestial Resilience, is just the level halved, or level + charisma modifier?

The Celestial Resilience class feature of the Celestial warlock patron from Xanathar's Guide to Everything lets you grant temporary hitpoints to other creatures. The calculation is described as "...
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Does the Fireball from Kiss of Mephistopheles cast at the same level as other spells?

Unearthed Arcana: Revised Class Options shows the Eldritch Invocation named Kiss of Mephistopheles: Prerequisite: 5th level, eldritch blast cantrip When you hit a creature with your eldritch blast, ...
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How does Glyph of Warding work with Eldritch Invocations?

I was trying to build a character for my next D&D campaign, and the question came up in my mind while picking spells for my bard/warlock multiclass. For an example: I have the "Eldritch Sight&...
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Can a Pact of the chain warlock take the Attack action via familiar reaction from any distance?

The find familiar spell declares a 100 foot distance for eligibility to deliver a spell with range of touch, but I do not see a distance listed for an attack delivered as a reaction of the familiar ...
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What objects are considered 'loose'?

The warlock I DM for is considering Blade of Disaster (from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything) for his 9th level Arcanum, and I have just now read its description. The blade may be directed at: a ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain Warlock use his/her familiar to deliver the warlock's own physical opportunity attack?

When an enemy leaves the reach of a Pact of the Chain warlock, and the warlock gets a physical opportunity attack, can the familiar deliver it to that enemy if both use their reactions?
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Is this homebrew "Pact with the Factory" a balanced warlock subclass?

This is a homebrew warlock subclass I’ve made: Pact with the Factory. Lore: The factory is an organization that has spread to multiple planes, conquering, consuming, and producing. Its only goals are ...
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If the campaign ends at level 4, does it make any sense to take level 4 of Paladin compared to multiclassing as Warlock?

My current mini-campaign has come to its finale and we just advanced to level 4 ahead of the final episode. My Paladin has been doing great so far, but when looking at what he gains at level 4 ASI and ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock summon any weapon?

With the Blade boon, can a warlock summon any weapon, or does it have to be from the Weapons table? If it has to be a weapon from the Weapons table, can you do things like change the weight?
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Can Pact of the Chain Warlocks forgo one of their attacks to not break Invisibility?

I was wondering if you use the second bulletin of the pact of the chain if it would break the invisibility spell. Pact of the Chain feature in question Additionally, when you take the Attack action, ...
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Is there a true-neutral Great Old One patron in Forgotten Realms?

Is there any true-neutral Great Old One, or at least a passive-evil entity, for my chaotic-stupid character? I am playing a Warlock in the Forgotten Realms.
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How can I make an ageless warlock?

I'm trying to make my warlock character ageless, is there any option to prevent death by aging without divine intervention or a Wish spell? I've seen What magic extends life or grants immortality?, ...
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Does Gift of the Ever-Living Ones maximize the damage and/or healing from Gloves of Soul Catching?

I have been theory-crafting a character for an lv20 one-shot that I'll be playing in. We have been allowed 1 magic item of each type. I plan on making a Monk / Fighter Multiclass. Basic so far I know. ...
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Does the Undead Warlock Spirit Projection ability allow you to gain the effects of items held or equip?

Undead Warlock's Spirit Projection states that both the body and the spirit is affected by damage and effects that apply to each equally. So from my understanding anything and everything that affects ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain Imp familiar confer invisibility and flight onto its Warlock?

An imp has an innate fly speed of 40 and a carrying capacity of 45lbs (15 X 6 STR / 2) . And, it can turn invisible at will, conferring that to any equipment it is wearing or carrying: The imp ...
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Is Mind Sliver + Pact of the Chain Investment of Chain Master pseudodragon game breakingly OP?

The spell Mind Sliver's text says: You drive a disorienting spike of psychic energy into the mind of one creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on an Intelligence saving throw or ...
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Does Hex / Hexblade's curse end the spell Time Stop?

Time stop states: This spell ends if one of the actions you use during this period, or any effects that you create during this period, affects a creature other than you or an object being worn or ...
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Does the genie warlock's Bottled Respite ability let you perceive what happens outside?

I haven't been able to find any information about this, so my understanding is that you are completely oblivious to what's happening outside of the vessel while you're in it. But thinking about flavor,...
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When a familiar with Investment of the chain throws a Magic Stone pebble on a Hex'd enemy, does it trigger 1d6 extra damage?

Like the title says: the attacks are made with Magic Stone (cast by the Warlock, maybe even through the familiar) and thrown by their familiar itself. Are those attacks considered attacks made by the ...
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If my BBEG is a warlock of an archfey vampire, would their subclass be that of the Archfey patron or the Undead patron? [closed]

The BBEG in my campaign is going to be the descendant/follower of the Archfey Vampire Kannoth. If a follower of Kannoth made a pact with Kannoth as their warlock patron, would they level through the ...
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Does the Fathomless Warlock's Tentacle of the Deeps occupy space?

Even if the feature itself doesn't describe the tentacle as being a creature, it does describe its size (A 10-foot long tentacle). So would it occupy its space/a square and impede movement from foes?
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