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Something similar can already be achieved RAW You mention that you're playing a Hexblade Warlock, with the Pact of the Blade pact boon. Whilst Pact of the Blade only allows the single weapon, this is separate from your "Hex weapon", by which I mean the weapon that you can designate as per your Hex Warrior class feature. The Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior ...


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No big issues The main consequence that you might not be considering is that a Warlock doesn't necessarily have to use a pact weapon themselves; Their pact weapons can be used by others and they can exist away from the Warlock for up to a minute. A not-so-uncommon thing to do would be to hand over a pact weapon to a Fighter, Paladin or something of the sort ...


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It works OK for martial combatants, so probably OK for casters A martial combatant with extra attack can fire a bow, then move, then fire the bow again. This doesn't overpower combat. From this point of view, allowing casters to move between beams would not break anything. But... Moving between beams creates "interesting" situations with counterspell ...


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Yes, Depending on your definition of 'balanced' Using a house rule or breaking from RAW in this instance increases the flexibility of the attack [ for example staggering Eldritch Blast attacks]. This increases how powerful spell attacks of this form are because it allows the caster to do things they normally could not. Say on a given attack the caster can ...


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This is not broken, but it's not super helpful, either. Normal wizards care mostly about INT, CON, and DEX, and they care about WIS a tiny bit because it's an important saving throw. A wizard might start with a stat array like 8/15/14/15/10/8 (before racial modifiers). A wizard using your house rule would care mostly about INT, CON, and WIS, and would ...


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TL;DR: Yes what ever way you are doing it, it would be unbalanced in the too strong way or too weak way 1)another way to calculate AC Let's say that your feature is another way to calculate AC (like most thing that look like that) your wizard AC would be 10 + wisdom. But now it make your wizard have to choose if he prefer 1X+dex when he use an armor (mage ...


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No it would not be imbalanced For a wizard, intelligence is all that really matters, anything else is a secondary stat used for a specific purpose. Pumping DEX or WIS for AC give very little additional benefit because outside of AC and a few skills they have no interaction with any of the wizards abilities. There is even a passage in one of the manuals (I ...


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Wizards have low AC if they don't invest any resources in AC. They have similar options for high AC as other classes. AC 14, from 12 Dex and Mage Armour, is a reasonable AC, with a relatively low investment. A lore justification for this would be their arcane studies have caused them to subconsciously weave magic around themselves making them more ...


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