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Still gain the benefits of rest if drugged?

If PCs are drugged and fall unconscious, does the period they are out count as a short rest? Would a warlock regain their spell slots?
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Can a Warlock with the Witch Sight invocation see both the true form and the illusionary or transmuted form?

The Witch Sight warlock invocation reads: You can see the true form of any shapechanger or creature concealed by illusion or transmutation magic while the creature is within 30 feet of you and ...
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How does Quicken Spell-Like Ability work with shape/essence modifiers?

Warlocks can take quicken spell-like ability: eldritch blast (MM p.304) at 10th level (really 12th level due to feats from level progression). And from everything I've read, modifiers on eldritch ...
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Do multiple hits of Repelling Blast happen simultaneously or in succession?

A 5th level Warlock casts Repelling Blast, firing 2 beams at the same target. The first one hits, pushing the target back 10 feet. Does the second attack roll come before or after the target is ...
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Are eldritch blasts with essences applied considered different abilities with regard to metamagic feats?

I've been searching and searching, and I cannot find a clear answer to this question: If I take Maximize Spell-Like Ability and apply it to "Eldritch Blast," giving me 3 casts per day of maximized "...
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Can a warlock attune both a Rod of the Pact Keeper +1 and a Rod of the Pact Keeper +2?

A warlock character has a Rod of the Pact Keeper +1 and a Rod of the Pact Keeper +2: can they attune to the two rods, since one is a +1 and the other a +2? If they can attune to both rods, can they ...
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Does the Warlock spell Hex require you to make an attack roll for the curse to land on its target?

I understand that a target that is affected by Hex takes an additional 1d6 necrotic damage from attacks. Warlocks that use Eldritch Blast would deal 1d10 + 1d6 at level 1. To cast Hex as your bonus ...
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Can a warlock cast Dark Foresight on multiple targets?

I was looking at Dark Foresight, and I don't see any restrictions on targeting like I do with the Charm invocation. Therefore, it occurred to me -- can a warlock therefore keep Dark Foresight going ...
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Can Warlocks choose the level effectiveness of Eldritch Blasts?

Can a Warlock as defined in D&D 3.5 Complete Arcane choose to use a reduced-power eldritch blast? Meaning if there is a level 5 warlock, will its eldritch blast always do 3d6 max caster level, or ...
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Build for Paladin and warlock multiclass [closed]

I am trying to find out how to best do what I want with this character, playing in Adventure League games. Multi Classing Decision I am about to hit level 5 in our campaign. After doing some ...
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Where does 5e Warlock Fey Presence AoE take effect

The PHB definition for Fey Presence has the term 10-foot cube originating from you, but since a character occupies a 5 foot square, it is hard to say which squares on the grid are affected. Usually ...
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Do clerics, paladins, and warlocks gain level ups from their own power, or from their patrons or gods?

A friend and I (we both DM for each other occasionally) are having a discussion about where the increases in power of divine (cleric and paladin) and psuedo-divine (warlock) classes comes from at ...
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How should a Warlock's Devil's Sight invocation work?

The Warlock Invocation Devil's Sight (PHB p108) is described like this: You can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 120 feet. How should this be interpreted ...
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How often can a Warlock update his spells list?

The PHB states: Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the warlock spells you know and replace it with another spell from the warlock spell list Does that mean ...
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Options for Mass-Cursing for a Warlock?

I know of Tyrannical Threat that can curse everyone in a Close Burst, but are there any other powers that let you curse everyone in an area like that?
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How much and what type of damage does Warlock Thought Shield deal?

The rules about Warlock Thought Shield say this: You also have resistance to psychic damage, and whenever a creature deals psychic damage to you, that creature takes the same amount of damage ...
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Does using a bonus action end One with Shadows?

The Warlock invocation One with Shadows grants invisibility until you "move or take an action or reaction." Does taking a bonus action end this invisibility?
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What are the mechanisms that allow you to do a cantrip as a bonus action? [closed]

I'm digging around the players handbook, and so far all I see is the eldritch knight ability, and thats not quite what I need. I'm trying to bring hideous blow over from 3.x to 5e for warlocks, but ...
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Does this Warlock ability combo allow the whole party to ignore Darkness?

I've got a lvl 3 Warlock who's made a pact with a Great Old One. The combo in question goes like this: Awakened Mind (30ft telepathy at lvl 1) Pact of the Chain w/ Imp (Imps have devil sight) Voice ...
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D&D 5e races Dragonborn and Tieflings? [closed]

I've recently started playing a play by post campaign as a player. It has occurred to me that Dragonborn Paladins are popular characters and so are a Tiefling Warlocks.What kind of challenges would I ...
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Is there an undead related warlock or sorcerer?

I searched for free stuff yesterday. Mostly unearthed arcana on the wizards page but 3rd party pages as well. I wanted to download all the interesting stuff but it seems I missed at least one. ...
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How can I hide my familiar as a pact of the chain warlock? [closed]

I'm a Warlock, Pact of Chain. I can summon an imp with my find familiar spell. I tried to rob a bank with my imp in mouse form. The imp got caught by an Archmage in the bank. The imp will be ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock proficiently use weapons given by race? [closed]

I am starting a campaign and I am looking to play a pact of the blade warlock. So at first I was thinking of creating a human character in order to get 1st level feat ...
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Does Repelling Blast work once per spell or once per beam?

Warlocks can take the following invocation: Repelling Blast Prerequisite: eldritch blast cantrip When you hit a creature with eldritch blast, you can push the creature up to 10 feet away ...
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Multiclass Warlock/Wizard: Can I use Int as spellcasting ability for Pact Magic slots? [duplicate]

I would really love to play wizard/warlock multiclass with low charisma (just 13 for mutliclass). The handbook says that I can use Pact Magic slots to cast wizard spells, but doesn't specify which ...
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Hideous blow (Warlock) with monk

Can hideous blow be used with fury of blows (or other monk special attacks) if one is multi-classing a monk and warlock in 5th edition?
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Can Chain warlocks have any familiar regardless of alignment?

Can a warlock with the Pact of the Chain Boon have any familiar regardless of the warlock's and familiar's alignments? Is it permissible, as an example, for a Lawful Good Warlock to have a Chaotic ...
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Can a mute warlock make normal use of the Voice of the Chain Master class feature?

Consider a Warlock with The Great Old One patron and Pact of the Chain, who is mute because his tongue has been removed. He communicates with most characters through Awakened Mind, granted by the ...
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How can our warlock use the Staff of Defense?

Our party recently acquired a staff of defense. Apart from the AC bonus, it also lets you: With the staff in hand, you can use your action to cast one of the following spells from the staff if the ...
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Are there rules regarding a found Warlock grimoire? [closed]

I'm currently playing a 'pact of the tome' Warlock in a 5e campaign. In our last session, we were exploring an ancient library and my character managed to find an item that the DM described as a ...
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Warlock and Hellfire Warlock stacking for Eldritch blast in D&D 3.5

The Hellfire Warlock text says: At each level, you gain new invocations known, increased damage with eldritch blast, and an increase in invoker level as if you had also gained a level in the ...
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Could a Halfling Warlock Ride a Pseudodragon?

What I would like to know is, can I ride a pseudodragon or get carried ( by its feetclaws) by an Imp. Without taking any attack penalties. Not really looking for cover bonuses. I have a Halfling ...
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Can a level 11 Warlock do 78 damage in one turn with Eldritch Blast and Magic Stone?

Can I do at maximum 78 dmg in one turn with the following stats? Warlock level 11 stats: Spellcasting modifier: Charisma 20 equals +5 Eldritch Invocations: Agonizing Blast 1 magic stone max: 1d6 + 5 ...
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How do you use mask of many faces? [duplicate]

My warlock thinks he can use Mask of Many Faces to cast Disguise Self an unlimited number of times each day, and that the effect will last for a whole day. Is his understanding of this invocation ...
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Can a Warlock have a bonded pact weapon and still create other pact weapons

The Warlock can bond with a magical weapon to have it counted as a Pact weapon, which when not in use is shunted into an extra-dimensional pocket for retrieval at a later time. The regular pact weapon ...
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What exactly are the sources from which you can copy spells into a Book of Shadows?

The Book of Ancient Secrets invocation says (PHB p. 110): On your adventures, you can add other ritual spells to your Book of Shadows. When you find such a spell, you can add it to the book if the ...
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What are the effects of a Warlock's Repelling Blast when pushing the target?

If a Warlock's repelling blast evocation hits a target, what are the effects if: There is a wall 5' behind the target? There is another creature directly behind the target? There is another creature ...
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Does Disciple of Life's extra healing apply to Vampiric Touch?

The sorclock I'm building (see cheese elsewhere) will be picking up a level of cleric, probably Life Domain. It looks like Vampiric Touch would interact with Disciple of Life to provide extra healing....
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What are the requirements for a warlock patron in Forgotten Realms?

In D&D 5th edition's Forgotten Realms setting what ability is required for a creature to be able to grant a creature warlock powers?
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How can tome warlocks “back up” ritual spells they have inscribed?

PHB hints that wizards may want to have a backup copy of their spellbook in case they lose it. Tome warlocks have a way to restore their Book of Shadows should they lose it, but it's not clear if ...
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Who can create copies of spells that can subsequently be copied into spellbooks, etc?

Character A finds a spell written on a wall and copies it. He takes the copy to character B who copies it into her spellbook or Book of Shadows for her future use. Assume the spell is one B can ...
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Does this character concept involving never taking a long rest and converting spell slots to sorcery points (aka coffeelock) violate RAW?

Does the following, very cheesy character concept, violate any RAW? Please cite rules or official rulings in your answer. (Apart from RAW, I expect my DM to disallow or limit the concept, in the ...
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Can a Tome warlock inscribe known spells into their Book of Shadows?

In 5e, can a Pact of the Tome warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation inscribe known ritual spells into their Book of Shadows? This is useful if permitted, as it allows Tome warlocks to ...
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Can warlocks' familiars use armor/shields?

Can imps or quasits wear armor or shields? If so, how much would it cost to get armor and shields of the appropriate size (tiny)? Would they have a penalty for using such equipment, or do they have ...
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Does Dark One's Blessing Stack with itself?

In dnd 5e I know that the temporary hp from two different sources doesn't stack. What if I killed two enemies in a combat? Do I get 2x(warlock level+cha bonus)?
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How does true polymorph interact with class feature companions? [closed]

How does true polymorph work with the companion from the rangers beast master and warlocks pact of the chain class options? Beast Master Can it be true polymorphed into a large CR 1/4 creature? Can ...
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How can I persuade my DM to play my warlock's patron in a way that respects my character's concept?

I'm interested in playing a witch character in a D&D 5e game. The things I want to emphasize in playing a witch are the importance of family, in particular the bond of sisterhood, and that a ...
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At what level is the Pact of the Chain spell, Find Familiar, cast by a Warlock?

In a detail that came up as I asked this question I'd like to know how Find Familiar works for a Warlock who casts spells at levels above first level. Pact of the Chain You learn the find ...
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Warlocks and the Ring of Spell Storing: how do you fill it up?

The Warlock casts spells at one given level. Spell Slots(PHB p.107) The table also shows what the level of those slots is; all of your spell slots are the same level. {snip} ... when you are 5th ...
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Additional resources for Great Old Ones

I'm new to D&D and am playing a warlock character with the Great Old One as a patron. I'm a bit disappointed at the lack of flavour that is available in the PHB regarding this and was wondering if ...