You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
- (a) a light crossbow and 20 bolts or (b) any simple weapon
- (a) a component pouch or (b) an arcane focus
- (a) a scholar's pack or (b) an dungeoneer's pack
- Leather armor, any simple weapon, and two daggers
|1st||+2||Otherworldly Patron, Pact Magic||2||2||1||1st||—|
|4th||+2||Ability Score Improvement||3||5||2||2nd||2|
|6th||+3||Otherworldly Patron feature||3||7||2||3rd||3|
|8th||+3||Ability Score Improvement||3||9||2||4th||4|
|10th||+4||Otherworldly Patron feature||4||10||2||5th||5|
|11th||+4||Mystic Arcanum (6th level)||4||11||3||5th||5|
|12th||+4||Ability Score Improvement||4||11||3||5th||6|
|13th||+5||Mystic Arcanum (7th level)||4||12||3||5th||6|
|14th||+5||Otherworldly Patron feature||4||12||3||5th||6|
|15th||+5||Mystic Arcanum (8th level)||4||13||3||5th||7|
|16th||+5||Ability Score Improvement||4||13||3||5th||7|
|17th||+6||Mystic Arcanum (9th level)||4||14||4||5th||8|
|19th||+6||Ability Score Improvement||4||15||4||5th||8|
At 1st level, you have struck a bargain with an otherworldly being of your choice: the Archfey, the Fiend. Your choice grants you features at 1st level and again at 6th, 10th, and 14th level.
The beings that serve as patrons for warlocks are mighty inhabitants of other planes of existence — not gods, but almost godlike in their power. Various patrons give their warlocks access to different powers and invocations, and expect significant favors in return.
Some patrons collect warlocks, doling out mystic knowledge relatively freely or boasting of their ability to bind mortals to their will. Other patrons bestow their power only grudgingly, and might make a pact with only one warlock. Warlocks who serve the same patron might view each other as allies, siblings, or rivals.
|The Archfey||The patron is an archfey, likely someone on the Summer or Night Court.||Expanded Spell List, Fey Presence, Misty Escape, Beguiling Defenses, Dark Delirium||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Player's Handbook (5e)|
|The Celestial||These warlocks have made a pact with a creature from a higher plane.||Expanded Spell List, Bonus Cantrips, Healing Light, Radiant Soul, Celestial Resilience, Searing Vengeance||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|The Fathomless||Warlocks who draw their power from deep oceans and the Elemental Plane of Water.||Expanded Spell List, Tentacle of the Deeps, Gift of the Sea, Oceanic Soul, Guardian Coil, Grasping Tentacles, Fathomless Plunge||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|The Fiend||These sorcerers have made a pact with a fiend from the lower planes of existence||Expanded Spell List, Dark One’s Blessing, Dark One’s Own Luck, Fiendish Resilience, Hurl Through Hell||Canon||OGL||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|The Genie||Warlocks who draw their power from a Genie.||Expanded Spell List, Genie's Vessel, Elemental Gift, Sanctuary Vessel, Limited Wish||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Ghost in the Machine||This worlock's patron, so to speak, is an Artificial Intelligence in modern or futuristic times.||Expanded Spell List, Bonus Proficiency, Information Surge, Wire Walk, Personal Encryption, Technovirus||Pointer, UA||Fair Use||UA Modern Magic|
|The Great Old One||Patron from the Far Realm||Expanded Spell List, Awakened Mind, Entropic Ward, Thought Shield, Create Thrall||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Player's Handbook (5e)|
|The Hexblade||These sorcerers draw power from a force in the Shadowfell||Expanded Spell List, Hexblade’s Curse, Hex Warrior, Accursed Specter, Armor of Hexes, Master of Hexes||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|The Nightstalker Council||These warlocks draw power from the Nightstalker Council and study of the nightstalker mysteries.||Enmity, Esoteric Knowledge, Nightstalker Magic, Wrathful Spells, Iron Resolve., Turn Creatures of Enmity, Phyric Healing||User Creation||CC-BY-SA||Rlyehable|
|The Noble Genie||!Deprecated! These warlock's patron is a genie||Expanded Spell List, Collector's Vessel, Elemental Resistance, Protective Wish, Genie's Entertainment, Collector's Call||Pointer, UA||Fair Use||UA 2020 Subclasses Part 1|
|The Titan||These warlocks have formed a pact with a Titan.||Expanded Spell List, Shard of Creation, Eyes of the Maker, Artificial Apperntice, Mend the Broken, Curse of Unmaking||Pointer||Fair Use||Venture Maidens Campaign Guide|
|The Undead||This tradition's patron is a powerful undead.||Expanded Spell List, Form of Dread, Gravetouched, Necrotic Husk, Spirit Projection||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft|
|The Undying||This patron is a immortal who was once mortal||Expanded Spell List, Among the Dead, Defy Death, Dying Nature, Indestructible Life||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide|
|Venerable Dragon||These sorcerers have made a pact with a powerful dragon||Expanded Spell List, Draconic Blessing, Frightful Presence, Dragon Breath, Legendary Resistance||User Creation||CC-BY-SA||Rlyehable|
Your arcane research and the magic bestowed on you by your patron have given you facility with spells.
The Warlock table shows how many spell slots you have. The table also shows what the level of those slots is; all of your spell slots are the same level. To cast one of your warlock spells of 1st level or higher, you must expend a spell slot. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a short or long rest.
For example, when you are 5th level, you have two 3rd-level spell slots. To cast the 1st-level spell thunderwave, you must spend one of those slots, and you cast it as a 3rd-level spell.
Spells Known of 1st Level and Higher
At 1st level, you know two 1st-level spells of your choice from the warlock spell list.
The Spells Known column of the Warlock table shows when you learn more warlock spells of your choice of 1st level and higher. A spell you choose must be of a level no higher than what’s shown in the table’s Slot Level column for your level. When you reach 6th level, for example, you learn a new warlock spell, which can be 1st, 2nd, or 3rd level.
Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the warlock spells you know and replace it with another spell from the warlock spell list, which also must be of a level for which you have spell slots.
Charisma is your spellcasting ability for your warlock spells, so you use your Charisma whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Charisma modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a warlock spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.
Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier
You can use an arcane focus as a spellcasting focus for your warlock spells.
In your study of occult lore, you have unearthed eldritch invocations, fragments of forbidden knowledge that imbue you with an abiding magical ability.
At 2nd level, you gain two eldritch invocations of your choice. Your invocation options are detailed at the end of the class description. When you gain certain warlock levels, you gain additional invocations of your choice, as shown in the Invocations Known column of the Warlock table.
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 at that level.
Eldritch Invocation List
For a list of official and unofficial invocations, see the 5e:Eldritch Invocation List article.
54 eldritch invocations
|Agonizing Blast||eldritch blast cantrip||When you cast eldritch blast, add your Charisma modifier to the damage it deals on a hit.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Armor of Shadows||You can cast mage armor on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Ascendant Step||9th level||You can cast Levitate on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Aspect of the Moon||Pact of the Tome feature||You do not need to sleep and can't be forced to sleep.(Unofficial summation)||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Beast Speech||You can cast speak with animals at will, without expending a spell slot.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Beguiling Influence||You gain proficiency in the Deception and Persuasion skills.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Bewitching Whispers||7th level||You can cast compulsion once using a warlock spell slot. You can’t do so again until you finish a long rest.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Bond of the Talisman||12 level warlock, Pact of the Talisman feature.||Teleport near to someone wearing your talisman.(unofficial summation)||Canon, Pointer||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Book of Ancient Secrets||Pact of the Tome feature||You can now inscribe magical rituals in your Book of Shadows.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Chains of Carceri||15th level, Pact of the Chain feature||You can cast hold monster targeting an outsider.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Cloak of Flies||5th level||A poison aura of flies that assists intimidation.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Devil’s Sight||You can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 120 feet.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Dreadful Word||7th level||You can cast confusion once using a warlock spell slot. You can’t do so again until you finish a long rest.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Eldritch Mind||Boost to concentration saving throws.(Unofficial Summation)||Canon, Pointer||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Eldritch Sight||You can cast detect magic at will, without expending a spell slot.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Eldritch Smite||5th level, Pact of the Blade feature||Deals extra force damage on a hit with the pact weapon and knocks target prone||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Eldritch Spear||eldritch blast cantrip||When you cast eldritch blast, its range is 300 feet.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Eyes of the Rune Keeper||You can read all writing.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Far Scribe||5th level Warlock, Pact of the Tome feature.||Can use sending to a creature who's name is in your Book of Shadows.(Unofficial Summation)||Canon, Pointer||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Fiendish Vigor||You can cast false life on yourself at will as a 1st-level spell, without expending a spell slot or material components.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Gaze of Two Minds||Perceive senses of another humanoid||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Ghostly Gaze||7th level||You gain the ability to see through solid objects||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Gift of the Depths||5th level||Can swim and breathe underwater.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Gift of the Ever-Living Ones||Pact of the Chain feature||Boost to healing while your familiar is near.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Gift of the Protectors||9th level Warlock, Pact of the Tome feature.||Ward a creature from death who's name is in your Book of Shadows.(Unofficial Summation)||Canon, Pointer||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Grasp of Hadar||eldritch blast cantrip||Targets of your eldritch blast are pulled.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Improved Pact Weapon||Pact of the Blade feature||Your pact blade becomes a arcane focus. Expands pact weapon options.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Investment of the Chain Master||Pact of the Chain feature.||Buff various aspects of your familiar, including movement type, attacks, and resistance.(Unofficial Summation)||Canon, Pointer||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Lance of Lethargy||eldritch blast cantrip||The target of your eldritch blast is slowed.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Lifedrinker||12th level, Pact of the Blade feature||When you hit a creature with your pact weapon, the creature takes extra necrotic damage equal to your Charisma modifier (minimum 1).||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Maddening Hex||5th level, hex spell or a warlock feature that curses||Causes psychic damage to target of your hex spell and curse features.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Mask of Many Faces||You can cast disguise self at will, without expending a spell slot.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Master of Myriad Forms||15th level||You can cast alter self at will, without expending a spell slot.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Minions of Chaos||9th level||You can cast conjure elemental once using a warlock spell slot. You can’t do so again until you finish a long rest.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Mire the Mind||5th level||You can cast slow once using a warlock spell slot. You can’t do so again until you finish a long rest.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Misty Visions||You can cast silent image at will, without expending a spell slot or material components.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|One with Shadows||5th level||When you are in an area of dim light or darkness, you can use your action to become invisible until you move or take an action or a reaction.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Otherworldly Leap||9th level||You can cast jump on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Protection of the Talisman||7th level Warlock, Pact of the Talisman feature.||Boost a failed saving throw, possibly allowing it to succeed.(Unofficial Summation)||Canon, Pointer||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Rebuke of the Talisman||Pact of the Talisman feature.||Deal psychic damage to an attacker that hits you.(Unofficial Summation)||Canon, Pointer||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Relentless Hex||7th level, hex spell or a warlock feature that curses||Allows you to teleport near the target of your hex spell or curse feature.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Repelling Blast||eldritch blast cantrip||When you hit a creature with eldritch blast, you can push the creature up to 10 feet away from you in a straight line.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Sculptor of Flesh||7th level||You can cast polymorph once using a warlock spell slot. You can’t do so again until you finish a long rest.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Shroud of Shadow||15th level||You may turn invisible||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Sign of Ill Omen||5th level||You can cast bestow curse once using a warlock spell slot. You can’t do so again until you finish a long rest.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Thief of Five Fates||You can cast bane once using a warlock spell slot. You can’t do so again until you finish a long rest.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Thirsting Blade||5th level, Pact of the Blade feature||You can attack with your pact weapon twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Tomb of Levistus||5th level||As a reaction, you can encase yourself in ice, gaining temporary hit points.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Trickster's Escape||7th level||You gain an extra casting of freedom of movement.||Canon, Pointer||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Undying Servitude||5th level Warlock.||Animate the dead.(Unofficial Summation)||Canon, Pointer||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Visions of Distant Realms||15th level||You can cast arcane eye at will, without expending a spell slot.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Voice of the Chain Master||Pact of the Chain feature||You can communicate telepathically with your familiar and perceive through your familiar’s senses as long as you are on the same plane of existence. Additionally, while perceiving through your familiar’s senses, you can also speak through your famil||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Whispers of the Grave||9th level||You can cast speak with dead at will, without expending a spell slot.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Witch Sight||15th level||You can see the true form of any shapechanger or creature concealed by illusion or transmutation magic while the creature is within 30 feet of you and within line of sight.||Canon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
4 official and unofficial pact boons.
|Pact of the Blade||Gain a magic weapon||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Pact of the Chain||Gain a familiar||SRD-OGL v5.1|
|Pact of the Talisman||Gain a talisman given by your patron.||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Pact of the Tome||Gain a spell book||SRD-OGL v5.1|
Your Pact Boon
Each Pact Boon option produces a special creature or an object that reflects your patron’s nature.
- Pact of the Chain. Your familiar is more cunning than a typical familiar. Its default form can be a reflection of your patron, with imps and quasits tied to the Fiend.[SRD5 OGL] 
- Pact of the Blade. If you serve the Fiend, your weapon could be an axe made of black metal and adorned with decorative flames.[SRD5 OGL] 
- Pact of the Tome. Your Book of Shadows could be a weighty tome bound in demon hide studded with iron, holding spells of conjuration and a wealth of forbidden lore about the sinister regions of the cosmos, a gift of the Fiend.[SRD5 OGL] 
Ability Score Improvement
When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can’t increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.
At 11th level, your patron bestows upon you a magical secret called an arcanum. Choose one 6th-level spell from the warlock spell list as this arcanum. You can cast your arcanum spell once without expending a spell slot. You must finish a long rest before you can do so again.
At higher levels, you gain more warlock spells of your choice that can be cast in this way: one 7th-level spell at 13th level, one 8th-level spell at 15th level, and one 9th-level spell at 17th level. You regain all uses of your Mystic Arcanum when you finish a long rest.
At 20th level, you can draw on your inner reserve of mystical power while entreating your patron to regain expended spell slots. You can spend 1 minute entreating your patron for aid to regain all your expended spell slots from your Pact Magic feature. Once you regain spell slots with this feature, you must finish a long rest before you can do so again.
Optional Class Features
Additional Warlock Spells
Pact Boon Option
3rd level Warlock feature.
Pact of the Talisman
Talisman given by your patron.
4th level Warlock feature.
When you use the Ability Score Improvement feature, you may excahange a known cantrip for another, replace a Pact Boon option for another, or replace one spell from your Mystic Arcanum feature for another.
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