DnD Warlock 5e class guide (2023)

The DnD Warlock 5eisn’t your average spellcaster. Dependent for their magical abilities on a pact formed with a supernatural being, they’re subservient to their patron’s will, and reliant upon their master’s bidding to satiate their lust for knowledge and power. Adept in combat, and glorious to roleplay, they shouldn’t be overlooked.

But they’re also one of the more complexDnD classes to play.With the Warlock 5eclass boasting greater customisability and versatility than several of D&D’s more ‘standard’ options, things can quickly get messy. Choosing your patron, picking a pact boon, navigating the list of Eldritch Invocations – alongside compilinga list of 5E spells, and choosing ability scores – is a tricky balance. We’ll walk you through the ins and outs of playing a Warlock, picking out their main points of interest, their unique attractions, and strengths.

Here’s how to play a Warlock in D&D 5E:

  • Warlock 5E stats
  • Warlock spells 5E
  • Eldritch Invocations
  • Best race for warlock 5E
  • Warlock 5E subclasses
  • Warlock 5E pacts
  • Warlock 5E builds

Warlock 5E stats

Hit dice1d8 per level
HP at level up1d8 (or 5) + Constitution modifier
Primary ability scoresCharisma
Armour proficienciesLight armour
Weapon proficienciesSimple weapons
Tool proficiencyNone
Saving throwsWisdom and Charisma

Choosing ability scores for a Warlock is straightforward: increase your Charisma above everything else. As their spellcasting ability, Cha will ultimately determine the utility of your Warlock – what they can do, how well they can do it, and how reliably they can perform. Regardless of what type of character build you’ll be playing, you’ll need Cha coming out of your ears to make it effective.

Constitution should be your secondary focus. Although Warlocks aren’t nearly as feeble as the scrawny Wizard 5E, their limited armour proficiencies and low hit dice make them vulnerable. Your pact magic will be no use if you spend most battles crumpled on the floor, so nip it in the bud by inflating Con to your second-highest ability score.

A reasonable Dexterity score can be useful for boosting your defence, as you cartwheel away from an incoming crossbow bolt. It also makes ranged weapons slightly more practical, for those unfortunate moments in which you’ve run out of spell slots and really don’t feel like casting Eldritch Blast for the fiftieth time. Leave Strength, Intelligence, and Wisdom to fall by the wayside. Distribute ability scores across these three for their roleplaying implications, rather than their combat buffs.

Warlock 5E spells

While a wizard canlearn their magical abilities by unlocking the arcane secrets of ancient texts, and theSorcerer 5Eis naturally imbued with magical potential, Warlocks’ spellcasting faculties come solely through ‘Pact Magic’ – the deal they strike with their Patron.

This makes for a few major differences from other spellcasters, the most noticeable being Warlocks’ limited spell slots. At level one, you’ll only have a single spell slot available, which is upped to a measly two until you pass level ten.

However, unlike your more bookish compatriots, Warlocks regain their spell slots after only a short rest, letting you refresh yourself mid-adventure. The idea is, you’ll fall back on your (brilliant) cantrips.

You’ll still learn new spells with each level, and can even use these instances to replace a learned spell with another from the Warlock list – useful for testing out a variety before settling on a core list, or switching your spells to suit the next adventure.

Here are some notable spell options.

  • At first level, Hex is the pre-eminent choice. It adds an extra 1d6 necrotic damage to a target creature whenever it’s successfully attacked, as well as landing it with a disadvantage on ability checks made in a score of your choice. Hex neatly complements planned party assaults, as you line up a foe for a stronger player to knock down.
  • Charm Person makes for some useful fighting tactics, as well as hilarious roleplaying antics, while Armour of Agathys is a fantastic defensive spell that protects you with five temporary hit points and damages the enemy when hit.
  • Later, you should be looking to combine your magical abilities to fully leverage their potential. Darkness can be cast to snuff out light, and grant yourself a tactical advantage if you’ve learned the Devil’s Sight invocation.
  • Tongues, granting you the ability to understand any language, is useful for those Warlocks who have built a charismatic personality, while Mental Prison is a great charm spell, locking a creature out of the fight.
  • At higher levels, you’ll gain access to area-of-effect attacks, like Maddening Darkness, as well as near game-breaking spells such as Foresight, which grants an advantage to every attack roll, ability check, and saving throw you perform over eight hours. Powerful stuff.

You’ll also be making persistent use of your cantrips, even at higher levels – and the star of the show is undoubtedly Eldritch Blast 5E. The highest damage-dealing cantrip in the whole game – when combined with theAgonizing Blast invocation, which lets you add your Charisma modifier to the damage dealt on every use – its 1d10 force damage can be easily combined with other invocations and spells, like Hex, to massively bolster its utility.

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Besides that, you have some ‘back pocket’ options that are useful at times. Mage Hand 5E, which allows you to manipulate objects from a distance, can be vital for steering your party through the traps and puzzles of a dungeon, and Prestidigitation 5E can be shrewdly used to navigate entanglements of a more social variety. Or, consider Chill Touch 5Eif you want more offensive options.

Eldritch Invocations

Warlocks’ spellcasting abilities don’t end there. Perhaps most important are their bespoke Eldritch Invocations – fragments of esoteric knowledge that enhance your magical prowess, passed to you by your patron. They’re an effective means of specialising your Warlock and patching up their weaknesses, through granting new spells, passive abilities, and cantrip buffs. Many don’t require the use of a spell slot, lending great liberties to your devious magic.

You’ll gain two Eldritch Invocations upon reaching level two, and an additional one for every two levels you ascend from fifth onwards. Many require you to have formed a particular pact with your patron, or have reached a certain level, but some of the lower-level invocations are actually the most effective.

Agonizing Blast is a staple of nearly all Warlock repertoires, but there’re a few other standouts you should have your eye on.

For those that require no prerequisites, Armour of Shadows lets you cast Mage Armour on yourself without expending a spell slot (very useful if you’re taking a mixed sword and spellcasting route), and Eldritch Sight lets you cast Detect Magic 5E should your party’s wizard be lacking in the detection department.

Mask of Many Faces, which lets you disguise yourself at will, makes for some creative adventuring, while higher level invocations, such as Maddening Hex – which causes automatic psychic damage to a creature under your hex- can turn the tide of combat.

When choosing between them, consider the build of your Warlock and whether an invocation might complement your existing strengths. Also pay close attention to your party members: do you really need Speak with Dead if a trusty Necromancer is by your side?

Best race for warlock 5E

Any race that grants a natural Charisma boost will be an excellent choice.

  • The Tiefling 5E is something of a go-to Warlock race for their +2 Charisma, as well as their access to a few racial Charisma-driven spells. Plus, their infernal heritage often closely aligns with the nefarious machinations of their patron, making for some accessible roleplay.
  • Aasimar also work wonderfully for their innate +2 Charisma, and bring a peculiar personality to a Warlock. Their divine heritage and inclinations for good is an interesting counterpoint to the maleficence of their patrons. Or match them with a Celestial patron, and fully embrace divination.
  • Half-elves and Yuan-ti also bring a natural +2 Charisma, but have less obvious roleplaying touchstones (although that, in itself, is no bad thing).

Warlock 5E subclasses

Your choice of Warlock subclass is determined by your choice of patron – the all-powerful, otherworldly being you pledge your allegiance to in return for a scintilla of your magical abilities.

Subclasses work a little differently for Warlocks than the rest of the D&D classes. They’re chosen at level one, and grant you an expanded batch of spells to add to your spell list, additional combat abilities, passive buffs, and more. They also serve as essential roleplaying touchstones for your character. Give some serious thought as to which Patron will best serve your intended build.


Found in:Player’s Handbook

LevelSubclass abilities
1Fiend spells, Dark One’s Blessing
6Dark One’s Own Luck
10Fiendish Resilience
14Hurl Through Hell

Make a pact with a Fiend if you favour fiery destruction above all. The abilities granted by this subclass are tailored towards killing, and killing things quickly. Its spell list lets you blast your way into the fray – with staples like Fireball, Burning Hands, and Wall of Fire – while Drak One’s Own Luck and Fiendish Resilience will keep you fighting harder and longer. Hurl Through Hell might be the most literal D&D 5E spell, and is just as good as it sounds.

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Destruction and corruption being the primary concerns of Fiends, these patrons are plain evil. Typical examples include Demon Lords, Balors, Archdevils, and other infernal creatures. You don’t have to be evil yourself to strike up a deal with them, and may be tempted to cosy up with them for the incredibly powerful spell list.

The Archfey

Found in: Player’s Handbook

LevelSubclass abilities
1Archfey spells, Fey Presence
6Misty Escape
10Beguiling Defenses
14Dark Delirium

Whimsical, immortal, and god-like, Archfeys are in the business of charming deception. Beguiling Defenses lets you turn the offensive charms of your enemies against them, while Dark Delirium has you contort reality to twist the sanity of opposing creatures.

As well as dishing out damage you’ll be opening up your enemies for punishing harries or clearing the way for a quick escape. Particularly useful is their first-level spell Faerie Fire, which lets you magically outline every object and creature in the vicinity; useful for detecting invisible enemies.

Not all Archfeys are actually fairies. They’re a variable bunch that include any creatures who have taken a piece of the Feywild under their own control – including the infamous Queen of Witches, Baba Yaga, or the deity Oberon. Chaotic and self-serving, these patrons will ask a lot from their followers, and give back only as much as they see fit.

The Great Old One

Found in: Player’s Handbook

LevelSubclass abilities
1The Great Old One spells, Awakened Mind
6Entropic Ward
10Thought Shield
14Create Thrall

This subclass is all about festering psychological terrors in the feeble minds of your enemies, while producing mind-altering enhancements that will protect you from the pernicious mental alterations of others. Its spell list features lots of control options that are handy for implementing co-ordinated attacks with the rest of your party.

Awakened Mind makes for some fantastically rich roleplaying encounters, while Create Thrall is plain fun. If your DM is running a campaign with lots of Mind Flayers, Thought Shield will make all the difference.

Ancient beings that deal with powers too illogical and elusive for mortal minds to comprehend, their knowledge is immeasurable, and the scope of their power untold. Most have been worshipped as deities at some point, including the Chained God Tharizdun or the (absolute classic) Great Cthulhu.


Found in:Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

LevelSubclass abilities
1The Hexblade spells, Hexblade’s Curse, Hex Warrior
6Accursed Specter
10Armor of Hexes
14Master of Hexes
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The martial, close-combat, super melee Warlock subclass, Hexblades are here for the fight and they’ll jolly well make a good show of it. Hex Warrior grants proficiency in medium armor, shields, and martial weapons, making it finally feasible for Warlocks to effectively brandish a sword on the front line. Hexbalde’s Curse effectively lets you deal massive damage to a single target, scaling nicely as you level up.

Being able to use your Charisma modifier for attacks lets you wail on enemies up close before relying on bursts of spellcasting for the bigger foes. The Hexblade spells are rather meagre, however, so you’ll have to wait until you can use fifth-level Banishing Smite before really feeling its effects. Even so, Eldritch Blast combined with formidable melee damage should not be sneered at.

The Celestial

Found in: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

LevelSubclass abilities
1The Celestial spells, Bonus Cantrips, Healing Light
6Radiant Soul
10Celestial Resistance
14Searing Vengeance

Turn your Warlock into a Cleric 5Ewith The Celestial subclass. Alongside offering many Cleric spells focused on healing and restoration, Healing Light lets you fix up the wounds of your party, while Celestial Resistance lets you replenish their hit points after a Long Rest. It’s not all heal, heal, heal, though. Your spell list also includes a few damage-dealing options, such as Wall of Fire and Guiding Bolt, while Searing Vengeance will have you become a walking death machine.

Celestial patrons are the goody-two-shoes of Warlock sponsors. Angels, unicorns, and empyrean, they belong to the Upper DnD planes, but will share with you a sliver of the holy light cast across the universe. Pairing a Celestial Warlock with a martial Cleric can be a solid way of splitting healing duties while keeping each character versatile.


Found in:Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything

LevelSubclass abilities
1The Genie spells, Genie’s Vessel
6Elemental Gift
10Sanctuary Vessel
14Limited Wish

Strike an agreement with a Noble Genie to unlock a truly astonishing array of offensive and defensive spells. This subclass operates a little differently from the rest,

The four selectable genie types differ significantly, and, aside from their thematic delineations, have no obvious specialisation. Whichever you pick, you’ll be handed a strong mix of damage-dealing and protection spells, as well as the much-coveted Wish. A great option for those looking to play creatively, and take a more versatile role in their party.

The Undying

Found in: Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide

LevelSubclass abilities
1The Undying spells, Among the Dead
6Defy Death
10Undying Nature
14Indestructible Life
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Offering yourself to an immortal being who’s cheated death, you’ll learn various necromancy spells and passive buffs to keep your legs moving and your body breathing. Forging a pact with an Undying patron is all about survivability. You’ll learn Spare the Dying cantrip at level one, letting you stabilise teammates at zero hit points, while Defy Death lets you pour extra hit points on them to get them back into action.

Although fraternising with liches and deathless wizards sounds like a whole heap of fun, the Undying patron is unfortunately clearly the weakest patron in the game. It’s a solid thematic choice, but gives few abilities that can’t be replicated, or surpassed, by the spell lists of other patrons.

The Fathomless

Found in: Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything

LevelSubclass abilities
1The Fathomless spells, Tentacle of the Deep, Gift of the Sea
6Oceanic Soul
10Guardian Coil
14Grasping Tentacles

The aquatic subclass. Form a pact with a deep-sea monster, whether the ghost of a pirate captain feeding upon the lost souls of sailors, or a water elemental stalking the ocean floor, to gain a bunch of situational abilities that will be incredibly useful in naval campaigns. From first level, you can summon a massive tentacle to smite your foes, while Guardian Coil lets you use your new suction-cupped friend as a shield.

You’ll get a bunch of situational combat spells that work best when surrounded by water. Pick the Fathomless patron if you know your adventure will frequently take you to oceans, swamps, or other watery terrain.

Warlock 5E pacts

Upon reaching third level, you’ll choose one of three ‘pact boons’, granted by your Patron. They provide powerful abilities, and are a prerequisite for some invocations, but none is particularly betterthan the rest, so pick whichever appeals, or whichever you think you could make the most use of.

Pact of Chain – Summon a familiar to your side, which may take any usual form, or a special embodiment, including an imp, pseudodragon, quasit, or sprite. Abilities differ between each, and higher-level invocations allow you to utilise your familiar in novel ways, like communicating telepathically with them, or perceiving the world through their senses. Good fun.

Pact of the Blade – combat-focused, this pact lets you create a magical ‘pact weapon’ instantaneously in your hand. You can choose any weapon in which you’re proficient, but will have to perform an hour-long ritual to prepare it for such magical creation.

Pact of the Tome – opening up your spellcasting variety, you’ll gain a Book of Shadows, letting you pick three cantrips from any class’s spell list. You can cast them whenever the book is on your person, and can even replace it if an unfortunate accident should take it from you.

Warlock 5E builds

Warlocks excel for their versatility. Few other classes can be played in such a variety of ways, and no other spellcasters have as unique an array of magical options. While your playstyle will be largely determined by your chosen patron and pact, much is also decided by your stat and spell combinations.

Fiendish Tiefling

A classic build that will earn you no points for originality but ticks all the right boxes, think of this as an introductory Warlock build that’ll ease you in. Combine a Tiefling – which is something of the go-to Warlock race – with the Fiend subclass for an added dollop of devilry, it’s a build attuned to offensive, fiery spellcasting.

Ability Scores

As a spellcaster, Cha should be your focus, so pump it up as much as you can, as quickly as possible. Raise Con next, so as to keep you fighting fit, then look to bolster Dex. The final three can be largely forgotten.


  • Pick Tiefling as your character race. The +2 Cha will essential to boosting your spellcasting, and their racial spells are an added bonus. The +1 Int is wasted, but that’s no bother.
  • At first level, strick a deal with The Fiend. Their spell list offers a solid batch of offensive options, and the Dark One’s Blessing ability will buoy your hit points until you’ve been able to inflate your Con score. As for Pact Magic, choose Eldritch Blast (of course) and Prestidigitation for your cantrips, alongside Hellish Rebuke and Armor of Agathys, for when you’re in a tight spot. Take a crossbow as your simple weapon; you’ll be switching between it and Eldritch Blast for most of your attacks.
  • On reaching level two, you’ll learn two eldritch invocations. Agonizing Blast is a must for upping the damage of your Eldritch Blast, while Beguiling Influence can equip you well for the non-combat elements of your campaign.
  • For your third-level Pact Boon, pick Pact of the Tome. The three extra cantrips will solidify you as the reliable but versatile party spellcaster. You can also use this moment to pick up some support or healing spells if your party is hurting.
  • Level four is easy: spend your ability score improvement on Cha, pick Mage Hand for a cantrip, and take Burning Hands as your new spell.
  • At level five, pick Repelling Blast as your new Eldritch Invocation to boost your Eldritch Blast even further. You’ll need to think carefully about battlefield positioning and environments to use it most effectively. Now is also a good time to replace one of your spells with Fireball 5E.
  • From here, maximise your Cha as quickly as possible. When it comes to new spells, nothing is going to overcome your super-buffed Eldritch Blast and Fireball combo, so pick options that will either provide support to your party, or fun roleplaying opportunities.


What is the best class for a Warlock? ›

Dungeons & Dragons: 10 Best Warlock Sub-Classes To Play As
  • 8 Celestial.
  • 7 Fiend.
  • 6 Great Old One.
  • 5 Noble Genie.
  • 4 Kraken.
  • 3 Undying.
  • 2 The Seeker.
  • 1 A Homebrew.
Mar 28, 2020

Which race is best for Warlock DND 5E? ›

What are the best warlock races in D&D 5E? Any race that gets charisma bonuses, such as half-elves, tieflings (half-demon folks) and aasimar (angel folks). Also, humans are, as per usual, a fantastic choice - just because they're so versatile.

How do you get the most op Warlock in 5E? ›

15 Ways to Make an Overpowered Warlock in Dungeons and Dragons
  1. 8 Beef Up Your Eldritch Blast.
  2. 9 Make A Deal With The Devil. ...
  3. 10 Be Born A Half-Elf. ...
  4. 11 Choose Pact of the Chain. ...
  5. 12 Polearm Mastery. ...
  6. 13 Don't Neglect Your Dex. ...
  7. 14 Be a Tiefling. ...
  8. 15 Make Charisma Your Highest Stat. ...
Jan 10, 2021

What is the best low-level Warlock 5E? ›

Hex is a classic warlock spell and one of the best low-level spells in the game. As a bonus action, a player can cast Hex on a creature to deal an extra 1d6 necrotic damage on each of their successful attacks. Additionally, the player gives the creature disadvantage to any ability checks made of a certain ability.

What race is best for warlock? ›

Best Alliance Races for Destruction Warlock PvP
  • Dark Iron Dwarf.
  • Void Elf.
  • Human.
Jan 30, 2023

What skill is best for Warlock? ›

Charisma, 16+.

Just like Bards and Sorcerers, Warlocks are Charisma-based arcane spellcasters, which makes Charisma a no-brainer to assign as the Warlock's primary and highest stat.

Is intelligence or wisdom better for Warlock? ›

Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for your warlock spells, so you use your Wisdom whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability.

Are Warlocks powerful in 5e? ›

Warlocks also get the most powerful damage cantrip in the game, giving them a solid, reliable option for damage output in between your big spells. At the same time, the Warlock is one of the most customizable classes in the game.

What Warlock pet is best for leveling? ›

Affliction is the best Warlock spec for leveling -- indeed, it's one of the best solo questing and grinding class/spec combinations in game. With excellent (if somewhat self-destructive) mana and life management tools, Affliction warlocks have little to no downtime.

Are Warlocks underpowered 5e? ›

Yes and No. Technically Warlock is a full caster as they get access to 9th level spells however if you play them like a typical full caster, they can appear under powered especially if your table games tend to lack short rests on a regular basis.

How do you maximize Warlock damage? ›

6 ways to increase your warlock's DPS
  1. Know your spec. Unlike those wretched creatures that shall not be named, warlocks are blessed with multiple viable specs that they can use for raiding. ...
  2. Perfect practice makes perfect. ...
  3. Reforge for optimal performance. ...
  4. Spruce up your UI. ...
  5. Learn the encounters. ...
  6. Relearn your ABCs.
Jan 23, 2012

Why do warlocks only get 2 spell slots? ›

As for why Warlock has fewer spell slots, one of the reasons is because no other caster can deal that kind damage with a Cantrips spell. Because of eldritch blast and it's invocations. Even when you have no spell slots remaining, warlocks are quite good.

Who are the strongest warlocks? ›

Tier one - Kil'Jaeden and Archimonde. Tier two - Gul'dan and Cho'gall. Tier three - Other notible Eredar Warlocks (e.g Talkiel)

What skill do Warlocks cast with? ›

The warlock uses charisma as its spellcasting ability.

What is the best solo spec Warlock? ›


By far the best Warlock spec for solo leveling, even in Dragonflight, is Demonology. The two main reasons for this are that it has a wide selection of tanky demons to choose from that can defend you while you cast spells from afar.

What is the best Warlock class for PvE? ›

Best Warlock PvE build: The Supercharged Shadebinder Turret. This Warlock build works because it acts defensively and offensively simultaneously, making it an excellent choice for protecting your team while also dealing mega-damage to ads. The build optimises Stasis turrets, which damage and slow enemies.

What is the best Warlock subclass for PvE? ›

1. Voidwalker (Void 3.0) With all of its buffs, debuffs, and ad clear potential, Voidwalker is one of the most well-rounded subclasses in the entire game. It has a good mix of options for both boss and ad clear scenarios and even has one of the coolest aspects in the game (in Child of the Old Gods).

What's a Warlock weakness? ›

Warlocks don't have a special weakness but they just have limited powers. So if you make them run out of them, they can't fight you anymore. Vampires are always strong, except for when they walk into the sunlight of course. Werewolfs can control their transformation when they're trained.

What weapon should a Warlock use? ›

Warlocks can use Daggers, One-handed Swords, Staves, Wands, and Offhands. Unlike many other classes, Warlocks do not depend on their weapon for dealing damage, since they do not attack directly with their weapons, with the possible exception of Wands.

What is the best weapon for Warlock? ›

WoW Classic Phase 5 Warlock Main Hand Weapons
Best - PVP SYSTEMHigh Warlord's SpellbladeRank 14 weapon
OptionalClaw of ChromaggusDrops from Chromaggus
OptionalAzuresong MagebladeDropped by Golemagg the Incinerator
OptionalBloodcallerDropped by Hakkar
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Aug 9, 2020

What stats should Warlock focus on? ›

The best stats to focus on for Warlock mains in Destiny 2 are Recovery, Discipline, and Resilience. Recovery and Resilience are the most important out of the three since the former directly affects their class ability cooldown while the latter influences damage resistance.

What stats are most important for Warlock? ›

Best Stats To Max Out For Warlocks
  • Resilience – Increases the amount of damage you can absorb.
  • Recovery – Increases movement speed and max jump height.
  • Discipline – Increases the recharge speed of your grenade.
Sep 22, 2022

How many levels in Warlock should I take? ›

Basicly 1 level of warlock would be enough. Most people take a second level for the agonizing blast option that make eldritch blast much better, but you could also spend a feat to get it (eldritch adept).

Is Warlock better than sorcerer? ›

The biggest gameplay distinction from wizards and sorcerers, though, is that Warlocks fare better in combat. Many of their spells are offensive in nature and allow them to take on enemies up close, combining their spells with martial skill.

Who is stronger wizard or Warlock? ›

Warlocks are considered stronger because they can regain spells on shorter rest. This means that the high-level warlocks can gain more uses from a powerful spell very easily. What is this? However, wizards have the ability for arcane recovery, which is granted to them from level one.

Can warlocks become immortal? ›

With warlocks, most probably stop aging once their bodies reach physical maturity, which is generally between age 18-22. Since their immortality is a supernatural phenomenon, it could be subject to some randomness, especially as it is derived from their demonic heritage.

What level should a Warlock multiclass? ›

Remember that your Warlock must have a Charisma score of at least 13 before you can multiclass them, and if your character happens to be Human, there's the option of dual-classing as well.

Which warlock minion does the most damage? ›

The Felguard is the most powerful permanent Warlock minion. This demon has abilities helpful in PvP as well as when soloing. His tanking abilities allow him to serve as a low-level tank for soloing, but not for low-level dungeons groups.

Do Warlock pets get bigger? ›

Warlock and Hunter pets actually grow bigger the higher level you are. The change in size is probably not immediately noticeable if you're using pets other than the Felguard, which looks ridiculously tiny at level 10.

What should a Warlock start with? ›

At first level, Warlocks know 2 Cantrips and 2 Spells. Unlike spells, selected Cantrips cannot be swapped out at later times so make sure you are happy with the ones you select. The first Cantrip every Warlock should grab is Eldritch Blast. It's a fantastic Cantrip with an incredible range and a great damage dice.

Can Warlocks take Eldritch adept? ›

There's also the option of taking Eldritch Adept at first level thanks to the Custom Lineage and Variant Human, and starting at first level with something like Agonizing Blast can be very effective. For warlocks taking Eldritch Adept, see the Eldritch Invocations section, above.

Are Warlocks good in combat? ›

Warlocks are certainly capable of melee fighting, thanks to the likes of the Hexblade subclass and Pact of the Blade. However, they can only wear light armor (unless they choose feats that allow for medium and heavy armors), and their D8 hit die means that they don't have a large health pool either.

What is the hardest class to play in 5e? ›

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  2. Bard. ...
  3. Druid. ...
  4. Monk. ...
  5. Sorcerer. ...
  6. Cleric. ...
  7. Warlock. ...
  8. Rogue. ...

What is the most overpowered class in D&D? ›

The paladin is perhaps the most powerful combatant of all of D&D 5e's classes. It combines the best aspects of the fighter and cleric into a single character. Paladins get a fighter's weapons, spellcasting like a cleric, and several unique features. These together make them terrifying to fight.

What is the most op character in DnD 5e? ›

2 Barbarian Moon Druid

Out of everything that D&D 5e allows you to do, this is by far the most overpowered build in the entire game. Some Game Masters restrict Wild Shape or flat out ban this multiclass because it is so powerful.

What is the best race for warlock in Shadowlands? ›

Best Alliance Races for Affliction Warlock PvP
  • Dark Iron Dwarf.
  • Void Elf.
Jan 30, 2023

What is the best talent for Warlock? ›

  • Resolute Barrier.
  • Grimoire of Synergy.
  • Profane Bargain.
  • Soul Conduit.
  • Demonic Resilience.
  • Grim Feast.
  • Inquisitor's Gaze / Summon Soulkeeper.
  • Soulburn.
Jan 24, 2023

Why Warlock is a good class? ›

Warlocks also get the most powerful damage cantrip in the game, giving them a solid, reliable option for damage output in between your big spells. At the same time, the Warlock is one of the most customizable classes in the game.

How do I maximize my Warlock DPS? ›

As a warlock, I can name no fewer than six methods that the amateur demonologist can use in order to up his worth to a raid.
6 ways to increase your warlock's DPS
  1. Know your spec. ...
  2. Perfect practice makes perfect. ...
  3. Reforge for optimal performance. ...
  4. Spruce up your UI. ...
  5. Learn the encounters. ...
  6. Relearn your ABCs.
Jan 23, 2012

What should I focus on for Warlock? ›

The best stats to focus on for Warlock mains in Destiny 2 are Recovery, Discipline, and Resilience. Recovery and Resilience are the most important out of the three since the former directly affects their class ability cooldown while the latter influences damage resistance.


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