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I don't get the spell slot system for D&D 5e's Warlocks

Now just recently I have had a group of friends get into D&D 5e and I ran into an issue with the Warlock class Spell Slots. Cantrips: a spell that can be cast at will, without using a spell slot ...
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Hand Crossbow as Warlock Pact Weapon?

I have an idea for a DnD 5e (PHB-only) Warlock that takes a hand crossbow as his pact weapon. Here are my clarifications and assumptions: Race: Drow Elf (proficient in hand crossbows) Class: Warlock,...
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Warlock/cleric vs. warlock/sorcerer? [closed]

I'm looking at building a character in 5e D&D but I can't decide which multiclass I would prefer. My character so far is a 5th level Warlock (Archfey patron, pact of the Tome), and I want to ...
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Would making these Warlock spell invocations require no spell slot be unbalancing?

I'm currently trying to rebalance certain aspects of the D&D 5e rule set. The overall goal is to open up options for my players so they have a more diverse pool of features to choose from. I don't ...
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How does Pact of the Blade handle magic paired weapons?

Pact of the Blade gives you a melee weapon of your choice or allows you to bond one you already have, except Artifact weapons. But if the weapon is a paired set, does the bond affect both? For ...
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What level do I cast invisibility from the eldritch invocation Shroud of Shadow? [duplicate]

The eldritch invocation Shroud of Shadow from the UA: Revised Class Options reads as follows: You can cast invisibility at will, without expending a spell slot. Similar abilities such as a wizard'...
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Does Green Lord's Gift effectively make all heal spells roll max on the Warlock?

Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard includes the eldritch invocation Green Lord's Gift for warlocks, which reads: Green Lord’s Gift Prerequisite: The Archfey patron The Green Lord ...
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Can a multiclass Cleric/Warlock hold a Holy Shield and an Arcane Staff and still cast spells?

The PHB (pg. 151) states that a Cleric may use a shield with a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus: A cleric or paladin can use a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus, as described in chapter 10....
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Can Warlock with the Polearm Master and War Caster Feats cast Eldritch Blast as an Opportunity Attack while wearing a shield, RAW?

I realize there is the RAI note out there that indicates Polearm Master's opportunity attack is only intended to work with the polearm that you're wielding, but some DMs accept the RAW interpretation ...
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Can you pick Book of Shadows cantrips from different spell lists?

My question: When selecting cantrips for the Book of Shadows, can you only pick from a single class's spell list, or can you pick from different ones? My situation is the following: The Book of ...
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Can I use Pact Magic spell slots gained on a short rest to gain sorcery points?

I'm planning on multi-classing in Warlock as a Sorcerer in 5e. I'd like to be able to use my Warlock spell slots from Pact Magic (that I regain on a short rest) to gain sorcery points. I'm inclined ...
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How do invocations like Armor of Shadows and Eldritch sight work?

In invocations like Agonizing Blast, PHB states Prerequisite: Eldritch Blast cantrip When you cast Eldritch blast, add your Charisma modifier to the damage it deals on hit. However on ...
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How can I raise a Warlock Vigilante mystic bolt's damage?

As a Vigilante with the Warlock archetype, is there any possible way to raise the damage of the Mystic Bolt other than a raise in level? I'm open to any Paizo feats, items, traits or basically ...
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Can a warlock use one of their Thirsting Blade attacks to grapple or shove?

As a Warlock with the Thirsting Blade Invocation, can I replace one of the Attacks with my pact weapon with a Grapple/Shove? The only wording difference between Thirsting Blade and Extra attack is: "...
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Can a Helpless Warlock Activate Fell Flight to Move Underwater?

There is a warlock in our party whose strength was just reduced to 0 by a sea hag. He is underwater. Can a helpless Warlock activate Fell Flight to move underwater?
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How do you receive damage when you're merged with your raven?

This is a follow-up question inspired by this question. While you're merged with your raven, if you take damage, how do you resolve it? It's not the same as a simple polymorph. Do both you and the ...
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When merged with the Raven (using Soul of the Raven), is the Warlock immune to damage?

A Warlock with the Raven Queen patron can use the 6th level Soul of the Raven pact ability to merge with the Sentinel Raven, as written: As a Bonus action when your raven is perched on your ...
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My warlock is blowing all their spell slots on the easy fights, making the hard fights harder for the party. What do I do?

I have a player that uses their Warlock spell slots a lot. While this is not necessarily a bad thing (they are there to be used), they are effectively expending all of their spell slots on the first ...
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How many spell slots can you spend at once on the Moonbow Invocation?

So I've been playing D&D 5th edition with a few guys and I'm going to roll a new character, which they are all in favor of. I've taken a liking to an archer, but more specifically an archer with ...
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Is the target aware of the source of telepathy via Awakened Mind?

If a warlock uses their Awakened Mind feature and communicates with someone, does the target inherently understand the source of the communication? Is there some sort of give-away (ex: all your mind-...
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Optimizing a D&D 5e Sorcerer/Warlock for support [closed]

One of the other players is making a Polearm Master Fighter, so I'm thinking of building a Repelling Blast-spamming Sorcerer/Warlock to help the fighter to block off choke points. Polearm Master ...
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Can a Warlock pact weapon have a sheath as part of its form?

Can a Warlock pact weapon have a sheath as part of its form? If so could it be used as a weapon? Asking because I wanted a sword cane with the sheath as part of the pact weapon.
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Does the UA invocation Improved Pact Weapon work with Elemental Weapon?

To preface, I'm making a Hexblade. I saw that Improved Pact Weapon makes your weapon a "+1 weapon." Does this make it magical and therefore not work with Elemental Weapon?
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Can I use an Arcane Focus used as a Quarterstaff as my Pact Weapon?

As per Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff?, I understand that I can use an arcane focus staff as a quarterstaff. I was wondering then if there was any limitation on that same ...
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Can a Warlock maintain Hex outside of combat?

Hex states: "If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to curse a new creature." The spell has a minimum duration of "...
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Do Armor of Agathys and Fire Shield stack?

I have a party of a paladin, rogue, and warlock. The warlock player thinks having only 2 spells per short rest is making him really weak, so he is trying to find the best possible ways to be more ...
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What magic items or spells plausibly available to a level 4 warlock at short notice confer protection against magic missiles?

I am currently DMing the early stages of a 5E campaign in which a bad guy (level 4 tiefling warlock) nearly died in combat with the PCs as a result of repeated magic missiles. He knows he is likely to ...
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What are the benefits of Pact Weapons?

I just started D&D 5E through Adventurers League. I'm only at level 2 but see at level 3 I'll be picking a Pact Boon, one of which is Pact of the Blade. Pact of the Blade states: You can use ...
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Can Frost Lance Invocation's movement penalty stack when applied by two different Warlocks?

Following on from Can Frost Lance Invocation's movement penalty stack? but looking at a different scenario. The 5E Warlock Invocation 'Frost Lance' (from Unearthed Arcana) says: You draw on ...
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Can Frost Lance Invocation's movement penalty stack?

The 5E Warlock Invocation 'Frost Lance' (from Unearthed Arcana) says: You draw on the gifts of the Prince of Frost to trap your enemies in ice. When you hit a creature with your eldritch blast ...
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Does Crawling Eye grant line-of-effect across Impenetrable Barrier?

I was trying to think of really fun, evil things to do with a warlock. I was curious if this works: Use Crawling Eye Use Impenetrable Barrier between you and the eye Do horrible things to opponents ...
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Does Brimstone Blast deal bonus damage when it first hits?

I've read the skill 20 times and done as many internet searches, and I just can't figure out the answer: Does Brimstone Blast deal damage on the initial hit if the opponent fails their reflex save? ...
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How exactly does Mortalbane work when used with conjuration (especially for warlocks)?

At first I thought Mortalbane was very straight-forward. An example I read is a warlock casting Chilling Tentacles. Enemies take 2d6+2d6 cold damage from the effect, plus they take 1d6+4+2d6 ...
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Does a warlock ever need more than 27 Use Magic Device?

Is there any benefit to a Use Magic Device modifier over 27 for a Warlock? It seems like the maximum check you would ever need is to cast a level 9 spell from a scroll, which is 20+17. Am I missing ...
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Can awakened mind be used with suggestion?

Can the warlock class feature "awakened mind" be used in conjunction with the suggestion spell, allowing the warlock to make the suggestion telepathically? Awakened Mind, Player's Handbook p. 110: ...
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Warlock's Universal Spell Slot Problems

My DM does not believe that you can use a warlock's spell slots to cast other casting classes' spells at your warlock spell slot level except via the feat Magic Initiate. How can I convince them that ...
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Expanded spell lists and when you can choose them

In D&D 5e, for the expanded spell list of the warlock granted by their patron, I can choose from those spells or the spell list for the warlock. So my question is for the expanded spells, do you ...
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Can Moon Bow Invocation fire Magic Ammunition?

The Warlock Invocation, Moon Bow, allows you to go around without ever carrying a weapon. You can summon your bow as an action, and then knock back the string and create an arrow instantly that you ...
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Why choose Mass Suggestion over Suggestion?

The Warlock has limited high level spell casting capability due to the Mystic Arcanum feature. The Warlock can choose 1, and cannot change, spell of level 6 to cast once per long rest. Mystic ...
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Expanded Spell Slots

What exactly are Expanded Spell Slots. Do they effect spells known? I'm very new to D&D, and I am unsure what it means. I did look in the PHB, and found this: The Warlock table shows how many ...
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What is the expanded spell list for warlocks?

I'm playing a warlock in 5e. I've been peeking through Google, but have found contradicting answers. What IS the Expanded Spell List? Is it a second spell list? Is it just spells I can get just like ...
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Does the Dark Arts Archlich warlock patrons's Arcane Invisibility activate every time you cast a level 1+ spell?

The Dark Arts Archlich Patron for Warlock says that: Arcane Invisibility At 1st level, when you expend a spell slot of 1st level or higher, you and all that you are wearing or carrying ...
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Optimize this Scourge Aasimar Great Old One Blade Pact Warlock

I am about to start an Adventure League game so point buy and only published material are available. Since Volo's Guide to Monsters has been printed and made legal, I am using a Scourge Aasimar (Cha +...
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How to handle a warlock with the detect magic invocation?

My group has a warlock that took the eldritch invocation eldritch sight which allows them to cast it without consuming a spell slot. This is causing some concern for me as the DM as I currently have ...
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Can you use the speed reduction of the Curse Bringer invocation without using a spellslot?

The latest unearthed arcana has two invocations of similar features. The Curse Bringer and the Mace of Dispater, the latter dealing force damage instead of slashing and knocking the target prone ...
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Does Warlock Invocation Kiss of Mephistopheles require you to know the Fireball spell?

The latest Unearthed Arcana shows the following addition: Kiss of Mephistopheles Prerequisite: 5th level, the Fiend Patron, Eldritch Blast cantrip You can channel the fires of ...
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Is a Sprite the only Pact of the Chain familiar that loses their invisibility when used to deliver a touch spell?

So the Warlock Pact of the Chain says When you cast the spell, you can choose one of the normal forms for your familiar or one of the following special forms: imp, pseudodragon, quasit, or sprite. (...
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What is the interaction between Chilling Tentacles and Repelling Blast?

Using my invisibility, I want to do the following: Set up Chilling Tentacles behind my enemies. Fire a Repelling Cone at my enemies to knock them through the Chilling Tentacles zone. I want to do it ...
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Can a warlock make a pact with a god?

Are there rules for a warlock making a pact with a chaotic, evil, or chaotic evil god?
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How does a Shadowcraft Mage's “Shadow Illusion” work with “Flee the Scene” major images?

I was looking at possible prestige classes for my Warlock, and I thought I may have come across a really fun combo: Shadowcraft Mage + Flee the Scene If I am reading this right, I would eventually ...