Questions tagged [warlock]

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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Heavy Crossbow vs (unmodded) 5th level Eldritch Blast, which would be more reliable?

Which of these two would be more reliable at least in terms of consistently dealing damage? I'm not going to take the Agonizing Blast Invocation because I'm planning to take other Invocations, so I ...
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What can a creature affected by a Warlock's 'Hurl Through Hell' do?

A 14th level Warlock whose patron is a Fiend gains access to the Hurl Through Hell ability: Hurl Through Hell Starting at 14th level, when you hit a creature with an attack, you can use this ...
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Are Warlocks Arcane or Divine?

This question recently came up in one of my sessions. Are Warlocks considered Arcane or Divine? There is a magic item, Dark Shard Amulet that is for Warlocks and it requires an Arcana check to use. ...
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Will anything break if I allow the Warlock pact weapon to be called with a bonus action instead of an action?

I have a Warlock in my group that rarely ever gets his pact blade out, since it takes an action to summon it. Given that drawing a regular weapon doesn't even take a bonus action, is there anything in ...
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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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How to get advantage on all four ranged attacks in one round?

Specifically, I want to attack 4 times with Eldritch Blast as a 17th level Warlock. What is the easiest and cheapest way to gain advantage on all 4 attacks?
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Can a multiclass sorcerer make spell slots for their other class using sorcery points?

Can a multiclass sorcerer make spell slots for their other class using sorcery points? For example: can a multiclassed sorcerer 3 / warlock 1 use Flexible Casting to create a warlock spell slot?
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Does the Hex spell give disadvantage to saving throws and attacks?

The Warlock Spell 'Hex' (PHB 251) gives Disadvantage on ability checks. Does this include saving throws and attacks? That is, in this context, are saving throws and attacks 'ability checks'?
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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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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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Does the warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones eldritch invocation change how the Vampiric Touch spell behaves?

The warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones (XGtE p. 57) eldritch invocation is described as follows: Whenever you regain hit points while your familiar is within 100 feet of you, treat any dice ...
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Does the Armor of Agathys spell still damage attackers if you have temp HP from another source, such as the Dark One's Blessing feature? [duplicate]

Recently, I played a warlock in a 5e one-shot. We were playing at level 7 and I was a Pact of the Blade warlock with the Fiend patron. As a Fiend Warlock, I have a feature called "Dark One's Blessing",...
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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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For battlefield control, what’s the optimum mix of a Paladin dipping Warlock? [closed]

Brief backstory here, since I feel like Palalock gets enough of a backlash that I want to justify it. My group are longtime 3.5/Pathfinder players dipping our toes into 5e for the first time; we're ...
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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 Hexblade warlock choose a lance for his Hex Warrior weapon?

The lance description says: a lance requires two hands to wield when you aren't mounted. Note that the lance lacks the two handed property but still need 2 hands to wield. The Hexblade warlock's ...
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What's the mechanical difference (as related to somatic components) between a holy symbol on a donned shield and a focus held in the hand?

I want to play a Hexblade Tomelock with a shield and rod without the War Caster feat. And I want to shoot sparklies out of my rod. I understand the general rules of components and the examples of ...
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Can a warlock summon an Improvised Weapon as its pact weapon?

I'm brainstorming a character concept, a tavern brawler specialist that summons a variety of random items usually found in a bar (just because he is more familiar with those than regular weapons). He ...
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How can I bring a creature back to life 5 times per long rest with the least investment of levels?

Very related: How can I bring a lowly terrestrial invertebrate back to life 5 times per long rest with the least investment of levels? A character wants to proactively use the Chronicle of the Raven ...
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Is an out of sight enemy a problem for Warlock's Curse?

My players like to turtle in corridors, fighting enemies in sight before heading into the room. This often means the Defender is on the door, followed by several ranged characters. This also means the ...
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Can a warlock revoke the patronship relationship but keep their powers?

I am making a gnome warlock. I want his patron to be Cthulhu. You may know that warlocks get their powers from a patron. You may also know that in order for a warlock to keep his powers, he must do ...
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How can I bring a lowly terrestrial invertebrate back to life 5 times per long rest with the least investment of levels?

I want to use the Chronicle of the Raven Queen eldritch invocation (from UA: Warlock & Wizard), but I don't want to leave all the cockroaches, silverfish, and hydrozoa I interrogate dead ...
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How many spells does a level 3 Tiefling Warlock have?

Tried reading through the PHB, and every post here, but no luck! I'm a level 3 Tiefling Warlock and so: Infernal Legacy says I know the Thaumaturgy cantrip. My Otherworldly Patron is Fiend and "the ...
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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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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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Can a warlock teach a spell to a wizard?

My wizard is in a pinch and needs to learn a spell the party warlock knows. Can he teach me? Assume the spell belongs to both classes lists. If it makes any difference, you can assume he has pact of ...
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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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How can a warlock learn from a spellbook?

I'm playing a 6th-level Tiefling Warlock in D&D 5e. On a recent journey, I acquired a spell book that has something to do with a slithering trapper. How do I add this to my list of spells?
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If a magic weapon requires attunement, and a warlock makes it their pact weapon, does it still take up an attunement slot?

Player characters normally have an attunement limit of 3 items. As a warlock, if I have a weapon that normally requires attunement, will it still take up one of my attunement slots after I make it ...
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Would using a lower-leveled spell for the a Warlock's Mystic Arcanum feature impair balance?

I confess I find myself underwhelmed by the 8th level spells available for a Warlock's Mystic Arcanum feature, especially if you e.g. have one or more bards in the party (as I do). (Maddening ...
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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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How can Pact of the Chain warlocks' familiars heal?

I've been looking around everywhere, but I cannot seem to find out how a Pact of the Chain warlock's familiar might recover hitpoints. Regular find familiar familiars only have 1 hp, so it's entirely ...
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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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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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How many spell slots does a Warlock 19/Wizard 1 have?

I'm really confused by Multiclassing as a Warlock. Say I put 19 levels into Warlock and I have six spell slots. Simple enough. The tricky bit is when you think of ways to get more spell slots. The ...
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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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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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Can the weapon summoned via a Warlock's Pact of the Blade be pre-silvered when summoned?

Would it be possible to manifest a weapon that has either the Silvered or the Adamantine property? Per the description of Pact of the Blade: You can use your action to create a pact weapon in your ...
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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 do multiple castings of Hex affect a creature?

How do multiple castings of Hex affect a creature? This question has two parts related to the same spell and game mechanic. Scenario 1: The Three Warlocks walk into a tavern and spot their arch-...
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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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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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Does Mystic Arcanum take up a spells known slot?

For levels where you get a new mystic arcanum, the warlock leveling table also shows that you get one more spell known. Are they the same spell, or is the spell you get from mystic arcanum a different ...
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How do warlocks enter into a pact with a patron?

How do warlocks get into a pact with their patron? I want to multiclass my rogue but I don't know how that works into any story. Are there any published official material (or Unearthed Arcana) that ...
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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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Warlock Eldritch master good for nothing?

I find the Warlock level 20 feature Eldritch Master totally useless as it states: Eldritch Master: At 20th level, you can draw on your inner reserve of mystical power while entreating your patron ...
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Does the UA Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea feature work with the Eldritch Blast cantrip using the warlock's Repelling Blast invocation?

I am trying to understand whether the Curse of the Sea feature of the Sea Sorcerer subclass (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) works with the warlock's Repelling Blast eldritch invocation. The Curse ...
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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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Does the invisibility from the warlock's “One with Shadows” Eldritch Invocation end if the area of darkness you're in becomes lit?

Warlocks get access to the following Eldritch Invocation at 5th level: 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 ...
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Is a Pact Weapon a spell attack or a normal weapon?

Basically, do I use Charisma to attack? If not, is it a normal weapon? So if I create a Greatsword, I use Strength, but with a Scimitar I use Dexterity? Do I apply feats, if I have Extra Attack from ...