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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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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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How does the Tomb of Levistus warlock invocation interact with the Freedom of Movement spell?

Tomb of Levistus is an eldritch invocation for warlocks from XGtE, p. 57 (emphasis mine): As a reaction when you take damage, you can entomb yourself in ice, which melts away at the end of your ...
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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 ...
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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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Does a Hexblade warlock get Hex Warrior's Cha bonus with a versatile weapon without Pact of the Blade?

I'm a first level Warlock, Hexblade archetype from Xanathar's Guide To Everything. My question is: Would a weapon with the Versatile property work with the Hex Warrior ability without Pact of the ...
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Does Gift of the Ever-Living Ones change how Vampiric Touch behaves?

The Gift of the Ever-Living Ones (XGtE p. 57) warlock invocation is described as follows: Whenever you regain hit points while your familiar is within 100 feet of you, treat any dice rolled to ...
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Does activating a spell like ability while grappled trigger an AOO from someone nearby?

Our warlock is grappled by a black pudding. There is a second black pudding standing in an adjacent square, currently not involved in the grapple. If the warlock activates his Eldritch Blast (Sp) ...
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Can a Hexblade kill a party member, raise their spectre, use it for under 1 minute and then have the cleric revivify?

Situation: I am playing a Hexblade Warlock. With the willing participation of another party member, my character slays the party member. Having killed a character, the hexblade can cause their spirit ...
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D&D 5e Warlock Multiclass - Casting Warlock Spells Using Other Class Spell Slots [duplicate]

If I'm playing a level 5 character with Spellcasting and multiclass to gain level 1 Warlock gaining Pact Magic, can I use my primary spell slots to cast my Warlock spells? For example, is casting Hex ...
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How can a level 20 warlock cast Magic Jar?

An evil warlock has killed all but two of the party. He then proceeded to trap the party wizard, and cast Magic Jar on her to trap her in a sacred jewel that the other party member, a paladin, is ...
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If I multiclass as a warlock and another class, and I get spell slots from that other class, do they count as my highest-level slot or not? [duplicate]

Since warlocks have so few spell slots, they always cast with the highest level spell slot possible. So, if I got spell slots by multiclassing as a sorcerer (or wizard) and I cast a warlock spell ...
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How strictly does your patron's type have to correspond to the warlock's archetype?

If your warlock's patron is an insane fey, or a necromancer fiend, would the warlock's archetype be Archfey or Great Old One in the former case, Fiend or Undying in the second case? Would it have to ...
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Do Class Features have Verbal/Somatic Components?

As a case study, consider the Celestial Warlock Class Feature, Healing Light: At first level, you gain the ability to channel celestial energy to heal wounds. You have a pool of d6s that you spend ...
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Can a Sorcerer-3/Warlock-2 cast a subtle healing word and a quickened eldritch blast in the same turn?

I want to know if I'm understanding things right - that this set of actions is valid and doable. I'm also using this question as reference to prove I can quicken Eldritch Blast. Assuming a Sorcerer ...
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How do the Warlock spell slots and slot levels work? [duplicate]

The Warlock list confuses me. It says that you have spell slots but not the spell slot level and at level 20 you only get 4 spell slots? Is this right? Also it says slot level. I'm guessing that's for ...
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Can a Warlock have both a Sentinel Raven and a familiar?

I have a warlock player who chose Patron of the Raven Queen giving him Sentinel Raven and Pact of the Chain giving him Find Familiar. Is this fair? It seems almost like he has two familiars. The spell ...