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Is it possible to rest underwater if you can breathe underwater?

Yes, it is possible (depending on your circumstances and DM) Nothing in the rules prevents this There is nothing in the rules for resting that prescribes the environment that you can rest in. There ...
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Can the Witch Sight warlock invocation see through the Mirror Image spell?

Yes, Witch Sight sees through Mirror Image Mirror Image is illusion magic, which Witch Sight sees through. While not concealing them in the same way Invisibility might, it is concealing them in the ...
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Can I have a magic bow as my pact weapon without getting the Improved Pact Weapon Eldritch Invocation?

Concerning magic weapons, the Pact of the Blade option for the Pact Boon feature says (PHB, pg. 108): You can transform one magic weapon into your pact weapon by performing a special ritual while you ...
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Does this strict reading of the rules allow both Extra Attack and the Thirsting Blade warlock invocation to be used together?

No. Or, more specifically, yes, as long as you didn't get those features via multiclassing, which is never. The multiclassing rules state: Extra Attack If you gain the Extra Attack class feature from ...
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When casting Eldritch Blast with the Agonizing Blast eldritch invocation, what do I add to my damage roll?

Add the modifier (+2) As you say, agonizing blast allows one to "add your Charisma modifier to the damage [*eldritch blast] deals on a hit." (PHB p.110, emphasis mine) Your Charisma modifier ...
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Does the Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation let me cast a purely verbal spell through my familiar?

No. Consider that: Verbal (V) ...the particular combination of sounds, with specific pitch and resonance, sets the threads of magic in motion. If you can argue that this is ALL that is ...
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Can my warlock benefit both from the Mage Armor spell and leather armor?

No, sorry. You can wear leather armor (AC=11+DEX); if you do you cannot cast mage armor on yourself per its description. Or you can cast mage armor on yourself (AC=13+DEX) and not wear the leather. ...
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Do the Pact of the Blade warlock's Eldritch Smite and Lifedrinker eldritch invocations work with ranged pact weapons?

"Hit" is the general term used for "You made an attack roll and equalled or beat the target's AC". So this would work just fine. If an ability was restricted to being used only with Melee weapons (...
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What is a good way to challenge a Warlock with the Agonizing Blast invocation?

There are a number of answers: I speak as a current player of a 5e warlock, who has 20 cha and agonizing blast, and who does not at all feel like an overwhelmingly dominant force on the battlefield. ...
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Does the level prerequisite for Invocations refer to class or character level?

The PHB errata clarify this as well. Eldritch Invocations (p. 110). A level prerequisite in an invocation refers to warlock level, not character level.
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Is this homebrew Warlock Invocation, Splinter Casting, balanced?

It's not inherently unbalanced, but it breaks theme In essence, you're moving the Sorcerer's ability to turn spell slots into other spell slots to the Warlock, with the added bonus of being able to do ...
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Should I just assume that a Warlock with the Fiendish Vigor invocation starts every combat with 8 temporary hp?

Sure, it can't hurt. Assuming that the player agrees (and I see no reason for them not to), yes, you can just assume that a warlock with that invocation starts with their buffs on. I played a 3.5 ...
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If I have the fighter's Extra Attack feature and the warlock's Thirsting Blade eldritch invocation, how many attacks can I make?

Firstly, minor point, you need to be level 5, not 4, to take Thirsting Blade: Prerequisite: 5th level, Pact of the Blade feature And it states: You can attack with your pact weapon twice, instead ...
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How does the warlock's Devil's Sight eldritch invocation work?

The Text is Clear The Devil's Sight invocation reads simply: You can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 120 feet. Dim light is not mentioned, but is mentioned in ...
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Can a multiclassed warlock expend a Spellcasting spell slot of a non-warlock class to use the Eldritch Smite invocation?

Eldritch Smite is Warlock slot only Only warlock spell slots from the Pact Magic feature can be expended to use Eldritch Smite; spell slots from the Spellcasting feature do not work with it. An ...
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Can a Warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation add unintelligible spell scrolls to their book?

This is a case where specific beats general. Book of Ancient Secrets does exactly what it says, which is that it allows you to: [A]dd other ritual Spells to your Book of Shadows. When you find ...
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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 wording is not vague You always take the maximum value of any dice rolled to heal you. If someone casts a spell that heals 2d8+3 hp to everyone in 30 feet and it affects you and they roll a 3 and ...
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Can I use my best spellcasting ability for Eldritch Adept?

Spell save DCs are based on the class with which a spell is associated Generally, every spell you acquire will be a result of a feature/levelling up of a particular class. That spell will be ...
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Does the level prerequisite for Invocations refer to class or character level?

Except where noted in the multiclassing rules, when you gain class features depends on your class level. In this case, invocations are class features that don't have special rules in the multiclassing ...
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When a Book of Shadows is replaced due to loss, are rituals that were inscribed in it lost?

It returns with all inscribed rituals: Luke Anderson‏ @SaunaNotSawna · 23 Apr 2016 @JeremyECrawford When I replace my Pact of the Tome Tome, does it come back with all of my rituals/...
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Grasp of Hadar: can using it while flying cause falling damage?

Drop 'em like they're hot This was a phenomenal maneuver! As you've said, the warlock invocation grasp of hadar states: you can move that creature in a straight line 10 feet closer to you. Since you ...
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Can two repelling blasts from opposite directions deal extra damage by crushing the target?

The skeleton may be moved twice; no falling damage The skeleton moves twice if each eldritch blast rolls "to hit" successfully. This would leave the skeleton in its original position at the end of ...
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What happens if a warlock has both Repelling Blast and Grasp of Hadar?

You can move the creature 10 feet towards or away from you as you wish The key word in both eldritch invocation descriptions is "can". When you hit a creature with eldritch blast, you can ...
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Does Improved Pact Weapon include ammo?

Since it does not say that it includes ammunition, it doesn't include ammunition. If an ability says that a special item does not require ammunition, it says so, such as with the Artificer Infusion "...
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Can a warlock with the Aspect of the Moon eldritch invocation choose to sleep whenever they want?

You can sleep if you want. “Does not need” is not the same thing as “cannot”. This is evident from the feature’s use of both phrases. You cannot be forced to sleep. This clearly means that no external ...
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Could a Warlock use the One with Shadows eldritch invocation to remain invisible during a long rest/sleep?

This should work, if it's the last thing you do before going to sleep. Outside of combat, we typically don't account for actions, but this invocation would require keeping track of whether you do ...
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Does the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation grant a +1 to magical pact weapons that don't already have a +X bonus?

You would have a +1 Sword of Wounding You have quoted the relevant text. The sword does not have a bonus to attack or to damage rolls. The damage is a secondary effect on the creature's turn and is ...
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Are all Eldritch Invocations nullified by an antimagic field?

Yes. As you have stated, Eldritch Invocations are magical, and unless they are created by an artifact, or deity, i.e. the casting is through an artifact, or cast directly by the deity, then it will ...
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What is a good way to challenge a Warlock with the Agonizing Blast invocation?

I have this exact issue in a game I'm running (and the warlock can now fly, making him even more effective!). My strategies are still evolving, but I broadly have two categories I use to provide ...
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Can a warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets scribe a known spell into a scroll, replace the spell with a new one, and still be able to cast it?

Any spell in your Book of Ancient Secrets can be cast as a ritual. A spell in your Book of Ancient Secrets can only be cast using a spell slot if you also currently know the spell The Book of Ancient ...
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