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My warlock is blowing all their spell slots on the easy fights, making the hard fights harder for the party. What do I do?

Don't apply a Limit Curse I know this isn't the sort of answer you were looking for...but slapping restrictions on a player character because you don't like the way they are playing is not cool. The ...
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How can I persuade my DM to play my warlock's patron in a way that respects my character's concept?

Your problem isn't that you need to persuade your GM to change how the Warlock class works. Your problem is that you've fallen prey to what I'm going to start calling "the Nomenclature Bugbear.&...
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Are Imps incapable of speech or is my DM messing with me?

Can Imps talk? Yes. Yes they can. It's not really very complicated; it says so right there in the rulebooks. They also say how short and long rests work, and even have some recommendations for ...
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Is Hunger of Hadar seriously overpowered or am I reading it wrong?

The spell says (emphasis mine): No light, magical or otherwise, can illuminate the area, and creatures fully within the area are blinded. Once a creature is not fully inside the area this ...
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What happens if a creature is killed between its attack and damage rolls

The damage roll is not disassociated from the successful attack The basic rule of combat is that if a creature successfully hits, it does damage. That's the whole point of rolling the dice. (p. 194 ...
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How can a level 20 warlock cast Magic Jar?

This Warlock knows how to cast Magic Jar That's it. That's all it takes. This guy can just do that. In 5e, NPCs don't need to follow Player Class restrictions or guidelines. Dragons don't have ...
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What do Unicorns want?

There's not a lot to go on in official 5E materials, but there's a few clues in the monster description which we can extrapolate from. Note that since the default setting in 5E is Forgotten Realms, ...
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My warlock is blowing all their spell slots on the easy fights, making the hard fights harder for the party. What do I do?

Are you sure the Warlock is the problem? Warlocks get few slots, but remember that they recharge on short rest. If the party isn't getting any short rests at logical times, then either the party is ...
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How powerful is a fiend entering into a pact with a warlock?

It needs to be one near the top From the PHB p.109: Fiends powerful enough to forge a pact include demon lords such as Demogorgon, Orcus, Fraz’Urb-luu, and Baphomet; archdevils such as ...
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The Genie warlock patron's Expanded Spell List adds the Wish spell as a 9th-level Mystic Arcanum option. Do they suffer stress from using Wish?

You still suffer. Wish says: The stress of casting this spell... Mystic Arcanum says: You can cast your arcanum spell... You are still casting wish so the consequences apply. There are no secret ...
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Does Repelling Blast work once per spell or once per beam?

The Repelling Blast Invocation applies to each hit Since we know you can select the target of each separate Eldritch Blast ray separately , even to the extent that other Repelling Blasts could ...
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Is counterspelling a warlock different?

The warlock 'upcasts' naturally Warlocks don't have the options to choose what level of spell slot they use to cast a spell, as other casters do. Their Pact Magic feature assigns a single spell level ...
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I don't get the spell slot system for D&D 5e's Warlocks

Spell slots are the fuel you spend to cast spells. For now, think of cantrips as being totally separate from spells. All spellcasters, including warlocks, have a list of spells they can cast, ...
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Is Hunger of Hadar seriously overpowered or am I reading it wrong?

As written, yes, hunger of Hadar is “seriously overpowered.” What is written for hunger of Hadar is that “creatures fully within the area are blinded.” Even as an English phrase, “are blinded” is an ...
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When did Warlocks make their first appearance in D&D and how do they differ between editions?

1974, 1990, or 2004, depending In each of these years, a new option was introduced to D&D that was labeled “warlock.” It wasn’t until 2004 that the warlock was its own class, but 1990 had warlock ...
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Are Imps incapable of speech or is my DM messing with me?

The find familiar spell allows you to summon a spirit that takes the form of an animal from a list, as a pact of the chain warlock you are allowed to choose the imp form. An important sentence in the ...
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Does a patron have to know their warlock?

The language in the warlock section is filled with "pacts" and "bestowing gifts" and such - all very much implying the patron is not only aware of their warlocks but actively acting upon them. I would ...
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How to handle a warlock with the detect magic invocation?

Eldritch Sight (PHB 110) allows you cast detect magic without expending a spell slot An illusion is magic, so they will detect its presence automatically within 30', and will also be able to use ...
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Can a warlock use Pact of the Blade to restructure a magical pact weapon into a different form?

The Sage Advice Compendium, v1.14, p. 5 says: Once the bond is formed, the magic weapon appears whenever you call your pact weapon to you, and the intent is that you can’t change the magic weapon’s ...
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Does this character concept involving never taking a long rest and converting spell slots to sorcery points (aka coffeelock) violate RAW?

The big issue with this seems to rely on being able to stockpile spell slots through short rests during downtime. Unfortunately, in the Resting rules (page 67 of the basic rules), it states: ...
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Can a Wild Magic Barbarian restore a 7th(+) Level Warlock's spell slots?

While not a RAW answer, I would consider how the pearl of power works and has been errata'd over time in this scenario. The original text of the item read: You can use an action to speak this pearl's ...
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Why choose Mass Suggestion over Suggestion?

Because Mass Suggestion hits up to 12 targets. That makes its usability, well, 12 times better than regular Suggestion. Consider a fight against a group of enemies. Mass Suggestion can target possibly ...
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Are Warlocks Arcane or Divine?

5th Edition doesn't have a [mechanical] distinction between Arcane and Divine spellcasting Each spellcasting class has different rules regarding what is allowed to be used as their spellcasting focus, ...
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Is the warlock's Pact of the Chain option as bad as it looks, or did I miss something?

I'm currently playing a Pact of the Chain warlock, at 5th level. I chose Great Old One patron. Number one thing is having a familiar. Pact of the Chain allows my familiar to take four additional ...
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How can I persuade my DM to play my warlock's patron in a way that respects my character's concept?

Not only are you falling into the nomenclature trap as a player, but your DM may be falling into the patron pidgeonhole. The nomenclature trap Just because a class is called something doesn't mean ...
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Are warlocks able to abuse short rests to cast long-duration spells without consuming spell slots?

You're correct. Your analysis is correct--a warlock can cast some long-duration spells by effectively spending hours instead of spell slots. This is not unbalanced (for a single-classed warlock). ...
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Are you allowed to stack Divine Smite and Eldritch Smite on the same attack?

Yes, they stack perfectly well. Neither ability requires an action to use, so as long as you hit with a melee weapon attack that happens to use your pact weapon you can use both. The only exception ...
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How does Warlock Spell slot level interact with the feat Metamagic Adept from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

Metamagic Adept does not give the Flexible Casting feature. Flexible Casting is uniquely a 2nd level feature of the sorcerer class that allows a sorcerer to convert sorcery points into spell slots. ...
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Can you maintain concentration through a short rest?

Yes, you can maintain concentration Concentration is ended by (PH chapter 10): Casting another spell that requires concentration. Taking damage. Being incapacitated or killed. Or "The DM might also ...
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How can a level 20 warlock cast Magic Jar?

NPCs are not bound by character rules. So what if your NPC is a Warlock? You're the DM, and you can create whatever you want. You can create a custom enemy that resembles very closely a Warlock, and ...
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