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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Has there been a Kraken patron for the Warlock class in Unearthed Arcana?

Recently, this Unearthed Arcana article was released, which includes a new archetype for the Warlock class: the Lurker in the Deep patron. It's pretty obviously geared towards having a Kraken as a ...
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Casting spells through a familiar [duplicate]

As a warlock with the invocation Voice of the Chain Master, under what conditions, am I able to cast spells through my familiar if they only require a verbal component?
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Does the warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones eldritch invocation work with potions or healing spells cast on you by others?

The description of the warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones eldritch invocation (XGtE, p. 57) says: Prerequisite: Pact of the Chain feature Whenever you regain hit points while your familiar ...
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Do warlocks with an infernal pact or tieflings have a place in the infernal hierarchy?

I'm doing some lore research before I start as a player (playing a warlock in a pact with levistus) in Descent into Avernus, and I'm curious whether there's any information about where mortal warlocks ...
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Would Great Old Ones care about the Blood War?

I've been wanting to play a Great Old One Warlock, but my table is about to start Descent Into Avernus. My thoughts to tie it in is that the GOO has taken notice of what's going on in the Nine Hells ...
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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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How far can Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea and the Warlock's Repelling Blast Invocation push a target?

If I'm playing a Sorcerer/Warlock multi-class and I cast eldritch blast with the Repelling Blast invocation and I have Curse of the Sea from Sea Sorcery how far can I push foes away?
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Does the Devil's Sight eldritch invocation let me see the inside of my eyelids?

So this question says that Devil's Sight only works in total darkness. Does this then imply that the warlock can see the inside of his own eyelids with this ability?
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Can a Warlock with Pact of the Chain gain Magic Resistance from a Pseudodragon familiar? [duplicate]

If a Warlock selects Pact of the Chain, they gain the ability to summon a pseudodragon familiar with Find Familiar. Pseudodragons have a sidebar in the Monster Manual entitled Variant: Pseudodragon ...
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Can a Druid/Warlock multiclass use Voice of the Chain Master to speak through their familiar while in Wild Shape?

Pact of the Chain Warlocks have access to an invocation called Voice of the Chain Master: Voice of the Chain Master Prerequisite: Pact of the Chain feature You can communicate ...
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Can a multiclassed sorcerer/warlock use Quickened Spell to cast Green-Flame Blade and then use the Thirsting Blade feature to get 3 attacks on a turn?

Can a multiclassed sorcerer-warlock use the Quickened Spell metamagic to cast a spell like green-flame blade as a bonus action, and then use the Thirsting Blade warlock feature to make 2 more attacks ...
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If I cast Hex on my familiar as a Pact of the Chain warlock, can I use the Relentless Hex eldritch invocation to teleport next to it?

If I'm a Pact of the Chain warlock and I cast hex on my familiar, can I use the Relentless Hex eldritch invocation to teleport next to my familiar as a bonus action for the duration of the hex spell?
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Where can I find storylines or background information about fiends?

First some background: I and four friends started playing D&D 5e. None of us has ever played D&D, including myself, but since the idea to give it a shot was mine, I volunteered to read the ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain warlock forgo their Attack action to have all familiars from the Flock of Familars spell make an attack?

The Pact of the Chain warlock gets the following benefit: Additionally, when you take the Attack action, you can forgo one of your own attacks to allow your familiar to make one attack with its ...
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Finesse vs Pact weapon [closed]

If my pact weapon has finesse and my dex bonus is higher than my Cha bonus can I use my Dex bonus to hit then use my Cha bonus for damage?
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Can a level 1 Fiend-patron warlock use a Spell Scroll of Fireball?

A level 1 Fiend-patron warlock finds a spell scroll of fireball. The spell fireball is not on the base warlock spell list. If a spell is not on your list, you cannot even try to cast it from a scroll. ...
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Does the Kenku racial curse prevent the Awakened Mind class feature and similar telepathy effects from helping them communicate?

A Great Old One warlock is granted awakened mind at first level -- a limited form of conversational telepathy that allows communication (with range limitations) with any being that can understand at ...
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Can my imp familiar still talk when shapeshifted (to a raven, if that matters)?

My Great Old One warlock just made third level, and I chose Pact of the Chain. I chose an imp as a familiar initially (recasting find familiar would allow me to change to an ordinary familiar or any ...
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Would a 6th-level Aasimar Celestial-patron Warlock be able to add twice their Charisma mod to the damage of the Eldritch Blast spell?

Aasimar (at least Scourge and Protector) get an ability that allows them to add their level in radiant damage to any damage roll they make, and the Celestial Warlock gets to add their Charisma ...
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Would it be unbalanced to add Geas to the warlock spell list?

On page 287 of the Dungeon Master's Guide, it says, under "Changing Spell Lists": Be cautious when changing the warlock spell list. Since warlocks regain their spell slots after a short rest, they ...
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Can a Great Old One warlock use the Awakened Mind feature as a universal translator for Suggestion spells? [duplicate]

Warlocks with the Great Old One patron start out with a universal translator that works on one target within 30 feet - the Awakened Mind feature (PHB, p. 110): Starting at 1st level, your alien ...
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Does the Raven Queen's Sentinel Raven apply a bonus to passive Perception twice?

The Raven Queen, an Unearthed Arcana warlock patron, grants a raven companion who assists you with Perception checks whilst perched on your shoulder. While the raven is perched on your shoulder, ...
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Is this homebrew “Elemental Air patron” warlock subclass balanced?

I have created a new subclass for warlocks that is designed to be an option for those who would like to make a pact with a djinn or other mighty creature of Elemental Air. Is this balanced as ...
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Is my Murderous Celestial homebrew warlock patron (Version 2) balanced?

I posted this homebrew subclass earlier via this post. After feedback I've made some sweeping changes to reduce its' powerlevel. With these below changes, would this be considered a balanced and ...
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Can a warlock choose an upcast spell as a Mystic Arcanum? [duplicate]

Can a warlock choose an upcast spell as a Mystic Arcanum? For example, say I have a warlock and want to be able to summon bheur hags using Conjure Fey. This is slightly problematic due to bheur hags ...
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Casting a reaction spell with a sword in hand [duplicate]

I have a lvl 1 hexblade warlock who carries a shield and a longsword. I also have the shield spell, which can be cast as a reaction but has a somatic component. Can I drop/sheath the sword before ...
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Can a Pact of the Tome warlock scribe a scroll from their ritual book that they don't otherwise know?

Say I’m a Pact of the Tome warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation. I have Detect Magic in my Book of Shadows as a ritual spell. I otherwise don’t know Detect Magic. Can I make a scroll ...
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Is this Murderous Celestial homebrew warlock patron balanced?

I'm hoping to get some feedback in order to keep this warlock subclass in balance - The Murderous Celestial. Context I'm the DM of a 5e D&D game. One of my players' characters is a Neutral-Good ...
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Is Eldritch Blast affected by antimagic field?

I am working on a campaign in 3.5e, and the big baddy is a hellfire warlock. When the players are going through the campaign, I am guessing they will be around level 4 at this point. There is an NPC ...
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Is there any way without multiclassing for a Warlock of the Fiend to learn the Blink spell?

As the title implies, I'm wondering if there is any way for a Warlock of the Fiend to learn the spell Blink preferably without multiclassing. I have some plans with the spell but as far as I have been ...
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How does line of effect work with spells targeted through the Sentinel Raven's sight, from the UA Raven Queen warlock patron?

I'm playing a warlock in a D&D 5e campaign. I am playing a multiclassed Rogue 11/Warlock 1. For my one level in warlock, I chose the Raven Queen patron from Unearthed Arcana. According to the ...
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What do I lose by going Paladin 17 / Warlock 3, instead of taking 1 additional level or 1 fewer level in Warlock?

Background I have a 9th Level Oath of Redemption Scourge Aasimar Paladin. Due to the way the story has evolved, I will need to multiclass into warlock. My intention was to take levels 10, 11 and 12 ...
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If I have the Armor of Shadows Eldritch Invocation, do I know the Mage Armor spell? [duplicate]

The warlock's Eldritch Invocation "Armor of Shadows" says: You can cast mage armor on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components. Does this mean I know the spell? That ...
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Can a warlock shoot multiple beams from the Eldritch Blast cantrip with only a single free hand?

How do multiple beams of eldritch blast work with a Pact of the Blade weapon? When I, as warlock, have my Pact of the Blade rapier in one hand and cast multiple beams to hit either single or multiple ...
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What do Unicorns want?

I am making a Celestial Warlock who has made a pact with a particularly powerful Unicorn, as suggested in XgtE. One thing I want to do is flesh out the pact and my patron, but I am struggling to find ...
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Is the Warlock's Hexblade Curse unaffected by an Antimagic Field?

The Hexblade Warlock has the ability to convey a curse on a target with the Hexblade's Curse feature (XGtE, p. 55): Starting at 1st level, as a bonus action, choose one creature you can see within ...
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When casting Eldritch Blast with the Agonizing Blast eldritch invocation, what do I add to my damage roll?

This is my first time playing a warlock and I'm still fairly new to tabletop games, so I could use guidance. I know that eldritch blast does 1d10 force damage, and by 17th level, it has four beams ...
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Is there a saving throw against the Hex spell or the Hexblade's Curse feature?

The hex spell and the Hexblade's Curse feature don't list any saving throw in their descriptions. I would think that they would use a warlock's spell save DC and Charisma to save against it. Do hex ...
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What is my average burst/nova melee damage and how do I calculate it?

I'm trying to figure out what my average burst/nova damage with this character would be (using a melee attack) but I'm at a loss for how to calculate all of it. Assume the target has an AC of 15 but ...
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Can a Tomelock swap the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation with itself upon level-up, and gain more than two ritual spells that way?

Eldritch Invocations (PHB, p. 107): ...Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the invocations you know and replace it with another invocation that you could learn ...
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Are Primal Spirits considered “fey” in terms of Warlock patrons?

I am trying to choose a patron for a grung warlock. I want to choose this creature as his patron, but I am not sure about its nature: is it fey or what? It is called a "Primal Spirit of the jungle" in ...
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Can the Grasp of Hadar invocation be used to interrupt a lethal fall?

Picture the following: Your party is engaged in battle on the edge of a wall of a cliff of sufficient height that a fall would be lethal. Suddenly one of your party members gets pushed over the edge. ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock turn a cursed magic weapon into your pact weapon to bypass the curse?

I would like to rid myself of a cursed weapon (whose curse includes the traditional "you may not unequip this weapon" aspect), but don't have access to Remove Curse. Can I turn the cursed weapon into ...
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What spells could a Bard identify from a Pact of the Tome Warlock's Book of Shadows?

A Bard in my group has expressed an interest in attempting to read a Warlock party member's Book of Shadows, and I'm trying to figure out what, if anything, they can get from it. I figure they can't ...
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Does The Great Old One's telepathy allows the receiver to respond? [duplicate]

At level 1, a warlock with Great Old One's pact receive Awakened Mind, which allow the warlock to telepathically speak with a creature that speaks at least one language. My question is if the ...
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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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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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