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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Can a spell-mimicking invocation be used in lieu of an arcane spell for Spellblast and Greatreach eldritch essence invocations?

Complete Mage contains a lesser eldritch essence, Spellblast (p.57), and a greater essence, Greatreach Blast (p.58), that allow a warlock to place an AOE or touch arcane spell, respectively, at the ...
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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 I cast hex on a bug, kill it, rest, and have hex and my spell slots? [duplicate]

Based on the idea that hex can persist across short rests (see this question) if I cast hex on a bug and killed it, then took a short rest for an hour, would I have hex up for the day (until I broke ...
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Warlock spellslots conversion to sorcery points? [duplicate]

Warlock-sorcerer, can you convert your warlock slots (that you regain with short rests) into sorcery points? Is there a cap to your current sorcery points?
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Why do warlocks get 9th level spells? [duplicate]

In the warlock spell list, it says that they have 9th level spells, but they only get up to 5th level spell slots. How does that work?
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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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How's my Warlock and Endgame Plan? [closed]

My race is Variant Human with the Actor perk and 20 Charisma, and I’m proficient in Arcana, Persuasion, Intimidation, Deception and Sleight of Hand. My Patron is a Great Old One and at level 3 I’m ...
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Optimal 5e warlock for DPR/AC with blade pact no multiclass [duplicate]

I'm looking for ideas on the best way to build a 5e blade warlock for melee dps/ac without multiclassing. Feats and variant human are options, point buy for stats up to 15 initial cap. I'm not so ...
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DnD 5e Optimal DPR/AC blade pact variant human [duplicate]

How can I get the highest Damage-Per-Round (both melee and ranged using pact weapon and Eldritch Blast) and AC possible (with DPR being more important than AC) with a Variant Human Blade Pact Warlock (...
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How does a character multiclassing into warlock get a focus?

I have a martial character I want to multi-class into warlock but from what I can see in the book, it looks like they would not receive an arcane focus since they don't get their new class' starting ...
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Is this Magister homebrew warlock patron balanced?

In D&D 5e's Warlock flavor, it would make sense that incredibly powerful (i.e. > level 20) spellcasters could become the patrons. So, in preparation for a new campaign (with my DM's permission), I ...
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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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What does the Warlock's Fey Presence ability actually do?

The PHB says about the Warlock's Fey Presence: As an action, you can cause each creature in a 10-foot cube originating from you to make a Wisdom saving throw against your warlock spell save DC. The ...
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Can I use Eldritch Smite and Divine Smite using only one spell slot?

Can I use 1 Spell slot from Warlock to use both Divine Smite and Eldritch Smite in the same attack? Or I must use 2 spells slots?
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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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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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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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What kind of action does an Invocation take?

What kind of action is it to use invocations such as Armor of Shadows and Fiendish Vigor? Are they defined as action, bonus action or free action? The book doesn't clarify.
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For multiclassed warlock/clerics, do your spell slots from the two classes stack?

So I'm a new DM and one of my PC's who's a 1st-level warlock wants to multi-class into cleric. So he would essentially be a warlock 1/cleric 1. Since the Warlock only has one 1st-level spell slot at ...
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I need to clean up my campaigns plot holes for the second half of it [closed]

This is my first time DMing a game and I did not take it seriously at all for the first half. I gave a warlock wild magic because I thought it would be funny, but now that I want to actually do a good ...
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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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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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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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Should awakened mind be considered an action? [duplicate]

Should awakened mind be considered an action? I need to know because in combat I want to use it to talk to my team without alerting enemies to our presence.
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How to roleplay a MC warlock? [closed]

The story I've devised for my char is that he started searching for certain answers in "forbidden lore" (to quote the PHB), struck a pact with a Fiend, but after a while, realised the Fiend couldn't ...
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Which ability should be used with the power that uses another power?

Talking about hybrid Warlock/Warlord. Warlock has At-Will power Eldritch Blast which "counts as a ranged basic attack" and uses Charisma or Constitution vs. Reflex. http://dnd4.wikia.com/wiki/...
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Is this homebrew Supernatural warlock patron (v2) balanced?

A bit ago I asked if this Warlock patron was balanced. I was told to explain this patron a bit more, so here we go: The idea of this patron is that you have made a pact with some Lord of the Undead. ...
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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 ...
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Order of Combat Operations (Warlock's Curse)

I am asking a very specific question and it is a follow-up to one of my earlier ones. (See Here.). Inside the link, is described a very specific situation in which a Warlock takes a paragon path ...
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What are the limits of multiple warlock familiars?

The Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation allows a Pact of the Chain warlock to do the following (PHB, p. 111): You can communicate telepathically with your familiar and perceive through ...
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How many creatures can Summon Warlock Ally summon?

The spell Summon Warlock's Ally allows you to summon a creature associated with your pact; however, from what I can tell there is more than one option for that. In the above link, you'll find the ...
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Can my cleric/warlock's deity and patron have opposing alignments? [duplicate]

In the campaign, I'm participating in, my character is a wizard/warlock with Vecna as his Patron, his ultimate goal being to achieve lichdom. In order to obtain more knowledge about magic in general ...
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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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How do I avoid opportunity attacks as a spell caster? (Without wasting an action on Disengage or multiclassing?) [closed]

I'm used to playing the classes that run up and hit things and am trying to branch out. I'm building a level nine Sorcerer/Warlock multiclass In D&D 5e from scratch in a strictly no homebrew ...
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Variant Spellcasting for Warlocks [closed]

I was looking at the Warlock in 5e and wondered: what would it be like if they were a 'full caster'? The idea I had would be that their cantrips and spells known would remain the same, as well as the ...
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Warlock/Paladin: Using pact magic spell slots for Divine Smite [duplicate]

I'm currently thinking about doing an Aasimar Paladin / Celestial Warlock sometime in the future. Now, I've been looking at the Divine Smite feature of the Paladin (p. 85, PHB), which states the ...
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What happens when you swap out a required feature to get into a PrC? [duplicate]

Say a Human Warlock-6/Mindbender-1 was to gain another level in Warlock and decided to swap out his Charm invocation (required for Mindbender entry) for the Flee the Scene invocation. Is this a legal ...
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5e D&D Monk/Warlock Build Help [closed]

So I will be playing a 5e D&D campaign soonish for the first time, and have very little experience with D&D so I would like some help with my character build. I am really liking the idea of a ...
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warlock blade fiend [closed]

Hello guys I am thinking of making a warlock/paladin character for the upcoming Elemental Evil adventure league. So far I have read up on the fighter 1/warlock 19 build Optimal Dragonborn Warlock for ...
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Do warlocks have to cast their cantrips at the max level of their spell slots?

If I am a level 4 Warlock I have a minimum of 3 cantrips, 5 spells known at 2nd level and two 2nd level spell slots. When casting Cantrips, is it required to use a 2nd-level spell slot? For ...
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Are the level prerequisites for warlock invocations your total multiclass character level? [duplicate]

If I was playing a character (class) 8/warlock 1, and then I put another level into warlock, would I be able to take the Sculptor of Flesh invocation?
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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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Does a Hexblade Warlock's Hex Warrior feature allow them to use Thirsting Blade on a non-pact weapon?

My question is, Can I use Thirsting Blade with my non-Pact weapon? Example, I have a +3 Magic Longbow that I used the Pact of the Blade ritual to transform it into my Pact Weapon. (I can Only pull ...
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Does a spell attack trigger extra damage from Hexblade's Curse?

If a target is inflicted with Hexblade's Curse, would hitting that target using spell attack (for example Scorching Ray) trigger the additional damage? and if so, would it affect each "ray" with ...
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Does the Warlock's Thought Shield effectively act like a Ring of Mind Shielding?

Ring of Mind Shielding (DMG, p. 191) While wearing this ring, you are immune to magic that allows other creatures to read your thoughts, determine whether you are lying, know your alignment, ...
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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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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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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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DnD 3.5 Pacts with Demons question [closed]

Was wondering. Is it possible to "buy" your pact from a demon to not go to abyss. If yes...what would be the price? and what are the consequences of that? Losing power or you can keep it? did any ...
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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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