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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.

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Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it?

Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it? The character is a 3rd level Warlock - spellcaster - and he decided to visit a library in the town they're currently ...
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Can the spell Freedom of Movement allow a character to escape a Forcecage spell?

If a Warlock with the Trickster's Escape (Eldritch Invocation XGtE) uses his power to cast Freedom of Movement, would that allow him to escape a Forcecage?
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Does the Sharpshooter feat work on spells cast through a ranged weapon being used as a spellcasting focus?

I'm asking as a player: Does the Sharpshooter feat's 3rd clause (-5/+10) work on spells cast through a ranged weapon being used as a spellcasting focus? Specifically, does the Sharpshooter feat work ...
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Is this homebrew Eldritch Invocation, Eyes of the Ooze, balanced?

I've been trying to homebrew an Eldritch Invocation that grants the Warlock blindsight, but I'm not sure how far this blindsight should extend. I initially thought to compare it to the pre-existing ...
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Is this Homebrew Eldritch Invocation, Accursed Memory, balanced?

Accursed Memory, Prerequisite: 5th level You can cast Hex at will as a 1st-level spell, without expending a spell slot or material components. This invocation is pretty straightforward, but, ...
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How long does the Archfey warlock's Fey Presence feature last when used outside of combat?

A Warlock who chooses the Archfey patron gets the Fey Presence feature at level 1 (PHB, p. 109). The PHB says this ability, when used, lasts “until the end of your next turn”: Starting at 1st level,...
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Am I allowed to determine tenets of my contract as a warlock?

A friend of mine invited me to a short campaign. I chose to play as a Hexblade warlock since I thought that it would be interesting to have a sentient weapon as a patron. As part of my character I ...
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Is a Hexblade's weapon damage still magical if I choose not to use Charisma?

If I choose to use the Dex mod instead of Charisma (as per the Hexblade's Hex Warrior feature) for my ranged pact weapon, will the weapon's damage still be magical damage?
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How do I avoid opportunity attacks as a spell caster? (Without wasting an action on Disengage or multiclassing?) [closed]

I'm used to playing the classes that run up and hit things and am trying to branch out. I'm building a level nine Sorcerer/Warlock multiclass In D&D 5e from scratch in a strictly no homebrew ...
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Is this homebrew Genie patron for warlocks balanced?

This is another Warlock Homebrew I've been working on at my table for a player in an upcoming game. We'll be starting at 5th level in a puzzle heavy dungeon. I'm fairly sure that at 5th level this is ...
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While merged with their Sentinel Raven using the Soul of the Raven feature, can a Raven Queen-patron Chainlock speak through their familiar?

The Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation allows a Pact of the Chain warlock to do the following (PHB, p. 111): You can communicate telepathically with your familiar and perceive through ...
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Can a warlock with the Raven Queen patron have their raven Help against an enemy, then perch on their shoulder to avoid being harmed?

The Raven Queen warlock patron (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard) grants the Sentinel Raven feature at 1st level, part of which says: While perched on your shoulder, the raven can’t be ...
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Can you cast Hunger of Hadar on an enemy's item and have it move with them?

Hunger of Hadar (PHB, p. 251) reads: A 20-foot-radius sphere of blackness and bitter cold appears, centered on a point with range and lasting for the duration. When casting it, would the wording ...
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Can the DM be a Custom created Patron for a Warlock? [closed]

I've been theory-crafting this idea with my players for a while now and we wondered if it is possible for the DM to be a Patron for a Warlock. As far as I know, in XGtE it is written that you can ...
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Are there rules to make my own warlock pact?

I know there are 3 pacts: blade, tome, and chain, but are there any rules/ guidelines to make one that's none of the above?
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If I create magical darkness with the Silent Image spell, can I see through it if I have the Devil's Sight warlock invocation?

Since Devil's Sight allows one to see through magical and nonmagical darkness, and Silent Image can create any visual phenomenon, can I create darkness as a visual phenomenon which Devil's Sight can ...
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Does a multiclassed Oathbreaker paladin/warlock have to know the Darkness spell as a warlock to cast it using an arcane focus?

As an Oathbreaker Paladin/Warlock, my character gets darkness as an oath spell at level 5, meaning he can cast it using his holy symbol. In the event that he loses his holy symbol, does he have to ...
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What happens when one Great Old One warlock with the Thought Shield feature does psychic damage to another one?

10th-level Warlocks with a Great Old One patron gain the Thought Shield feature (PHB, p. 110): You also have resistance to psychic damage, and whenever a creature deals psychic damage to you, that ...
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If a warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation swaps it out and takes the Ritual Caster feat, can they cast already-copied rituals?

I have a player that is playing a warlock. He wants to go Pact of the Tome and take the Book of Ancient Secrets eldritch invocation at level 3, but then replace it at a later with a different ...
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Do warlocks have to cast their cantrips at the max level of their spell slots?

If I am a level 4 Warlock I have a minimum of 3 cantrips, 5 spells known at 2nd level and two 2nd level spell slots. When casting Cantrips, is it required to use a 2nd-level spell slot? For ...
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What are the limits of multiple warlock familiars?

The Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation allows a Pact of the Chain warlock to do the following (PHB, p. 111): You can communicate telepathically with your familiar and perceive through ...
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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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Must a warlock replace spells with new spells of exactly their Pact Magic spell slot level?

The Warlock Pact Magic feature says: The Spells Known column of the Warlock table shows when you learn more warlock spells of your choice of 1st level and higher. A spell you choose must be of ...
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Can another caster teach ritual spells to a Warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets? [duplicate]

Wizards, for example, are explicitly stated to copy spells from scrolls, and can only learn spells from scrolls. However, the Eldritch Invocation Book of Ancient Secrets is very general about how ...
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Is this Magister homebrew warlock patron balanced?

In D&D 5e's Warlock flavor, it would make sense that incredibly powerful (i.e. > level 20) spellcasters could become the patrons. So, in preparation for a new campaign (with my DM's permission), I ...
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Where was the Thirsting Blade warlock invocation officially published?

As title says, where was the Thirsting Blade warlock invocation published? Is it from an official 5e book? I'm trying to make a Pact of the Blade Hexblade warlock with Thirsting Blade. My DM isn't ...
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Is there any way to adjust the damage type of the Eldritch Blast cantrip so that it does fire damage?

I'm looking to build a Roy Mustang (from FMA) style character, whose primary method attack is a fiery explosion. While there are many Fire-based spells and cantrips I can use, I'm focused on the ...
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Can you use TWF with Eldritch Glaive?

Just like the title says. The warlock invocation eldritch glaive lets the warlock attack with the glaive effect "as if wielding a reach weapon." Is this sufficient to let a warlock use two-weapon ...
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After playtesting: Is this homebrew Planescape-inspired Lady of Pain warlock patron (v3) balanced?

A couple of weeks ago I made an attempt at a Planescape inspired subclass for the Warlock. Since then I have been able to incorporate feedback offered by the community as well as play test with the ...
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As a Bard multi-classing into Warlock, what spells do I get?

My character is a bard and I'm planning on taking a level in Warlock. Do I get the 2 cantrips and 2 spells from the Warlock spell list that a new Warlock character would get in addition to the Bard ...
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Does the damage from the Eldritch Smite invocation get a bonus from the Hexblade's Curse feature, the Hex spell, or Fighting Style: Dueling?

I'm making a Hexblade warlock with Polearm Master, and I'm thinking about getting a level of fighter for the Dueling Fighting Style. I have some questions about how these interact with the Eldritch ...
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Can my Warlock attack with their familiar and remain invisible?

I am playing a warlock. I will take the Pact of the Chain option at 3rd level to have the Find Familiar spell. If I cast invisibility on myself and then on my turn always take the Attack action to ...
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Alternatives to lichdom for a GOO warlock? [closed]

I play a Great Old One Warlock - his patron is a living demiplane of knowledge that manifests as an endless dark library with something always lurking just out of sight. He serves his patron by ...
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Does this extra sentence in the description of the warlock's Eyes of the Rune Keeper eldritch invocation appear in any official reference?

I signed up specifically to ask this question, because this website is one of the only places I have found this extra line of text in the warlock's "Eyes of the Rune Keeper" eldritch invocation from D&...
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If a warlock with the Repelling Blast invocation casts Eldritch Blast and hits, must the targets always be pushed back?

If a warlock with the Repelling Blast eldritch invocation casts eldritch blast and hits, must the targets always be pushed back? Or can you choose not to push back the target?
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Can a level 2 Warlock take one level in rogue, then continue advancing as a warlock?

I recently "upgraded" to D&D 5th edition. I decided to play a warlock. However, now I would like to be proficient in Stealth, and a warlock can not have this proficiency. I am Warlock level 2. Is ...
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What ability score does a Hexblade's Pact Weapon use for attack and damage when wielded by another character?

I read this question about other PCs using pact weapons and realized that I'm not sure if the weapon would use the warlock's Charisma, or the other character's Strength/Dexterity for attack and damage ...
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Is the Archfey warlock's Fey Presence feature a non-spell version of Charm Person that doesn't give you away?

The effects of the Archfey warlock's Fey Presence feature and those of the charm person spell seem very similar; they both can induce the charmed condition on targets who fail their saving throw. ...
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Does the Pact of the Blade warlock feature allow me to customize the properties of the pact weapon I create?

I am making a Pact of the Blade warlock/Assassin rogue. I have the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation, so I can make a longbow pact weapon while at range and a melee pact weapon when not. When ...
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Warlock homebrew Supernatural patron version 3! Is it balanced?

This is what I hope to be the last revision of my homebrew otherworldly patron, the Supernatural. (My previous two revisions can be found here: version 1, and version 2.) The Supernatural You ...
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Is this homebrew Supernatural warlock patron (v2) balanced?

A bit ago I asked if this Warlock patron was balanced. I was told to explain this patron a bit more, so here we go: The idea of this patron is that you have made a pact with some Lord of the Undead. ...
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Take 2! Is this homebrew Lady of Pain warlock patron balanced?

A little while ago I posted this homebrew Patron option here. I got some great feedback and have returned not only with an update but also with some homebrew Invocations that support the overall ...
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Is this Supernatural warlock patron balanced?

The Supernatural You have struck a pact with a great supernatural being, a great lord over the chaotic Undead. Unnatural Aura At first level, creatures with an Intelligence score of 10 ...
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Is this homebrew Lady of Pain warlock patron balanced?

I designed a warlock patron called the Lady of Pain. Is this subclass balanced against the other official warlock subclasses? The Lady of Pain You have quietly made a Pact with the Lady of ...
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What happens to a Warlock's expended Spell Slots when they gain a Level?

Suppose a Level 6 Warlock has expended both of their Level 3 Spell Slots. Then, upon receiving XP, they gain enough to level up to Level 7. They immediately gain access to their new spell (and their ...
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Pact of the Blade - do you need to be attuned to bind a magic weapon? [duplicate]

Pact of the Blade says that You can transform one magic weapon into your pact weapon by performing a special ritual while you hold the weapon. It doesn't specify the need for attunement. Though ...
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Can a Warlock become Neutral Good?

In my game group there is a player who plays a warlock-druid (1-1). He started as a warlock. He realized he was playing as an NG, but he took CN for the restrictions regarding the alignment of his ...
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If a warlock makes a Dancing Sword their pact weapon, is there a way to prevent it from disappearing if it's farther away for more than a minute?

I currently have a Pact of the Blade warlock, and recently came across a dancing sword (a rapier). I am considering making it my pact weapon, but there is still a minor inconvenience. While the ...
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How does Create Thrall, the Great Old One Warlock feature, work in Adventurers League play?

When a Great Old One Warlock uses the Create Thrall feature (PHB, p. 110) in Adventurers League play, does the Thrall work with you? Does it persist through sessions? Is there any guidance on how ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain Warlock in Gaseous Form have their familiar attack?

Pact of the Chain Warlocks can enable their familiars to make an attack instead of them when they take the Attack action (emphasis mine): You learn the Find Familiar spell and can cast it as a ...