I’m once again going with point buy for ability scores. I’m also interested in a decent Dexterity and Wisdom as there are traditional saving throw related stats. Warlocks have limited spell slots and can only cast them at the highest available slot. At level 7 you note “I’m also going to drop Misty Step and replace it with Dimension Door”. At 12th level Xilo gains another invocation and an ability score boost or feat. Arcane Eye is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. If you would like to boost INT or WIS for outside of combat checks like Perception, or Arcana than that is also an option. Sometimes you dread the demands it will make when it does appear.” Basically, the Solar expects to use the Warlock to do great and important things, and doesn’t have time to keep detailed track of all the trouble he gets into the rest of the time. For a ranged combat heavy character like a Warlock, being able to teleport is a useful trick for both getting out of melee but also for reaching sniper nests where melee foes can’t easily get at you in the first place. We cover the best feats for Fighters in our 5e Fighter Guide, the only changes would be: Due to the restrictions put on the Warlock’s spellcasting, not a whole lot of changes are made here from the original 5e Warlock Guide. Now that Unseen Servant is recorded in the Book of Shadows for ritual casting, I can drop it for a new spell. Celestial Warlocks have extra options but still only two spells at first level. Mirror Image can be used to prevent taking several attacks and doesn’t use concentration. Of course what are the chances our warlock knows that? As a bonus action, you can surround yourself with a magical aura that looks like buzzing flies. As a criminal, it can also be useful to breaking into or out of locations. My objective here, as always, is to make a character that’s effective in the majority of situations an Adventurer can get in: combat, exploration, social situations, etc. This is an Ability Score boost (or feat) and another spell known for Xilo. Moreover, the spontaneous generation of a doorway to a 30 foot cubed room can occasionally be useful in a fight or adventure. I also have taken Agonizing Blast, Book of Ancient Secrets, and my 3rd invocation was Maddening Hex. All three have uses, but Prestidigitation is probably my favorite of the set despite being a little harder to use in a dungeon. Likewise, I considered briefly playing a half-drow (using the rules in the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide) but again, I think that’s going too far into the “I’m supposed to be evil” path. For those I choose Find Familiar and Detect Magic. I don’t think you can put rituals into your Book of Shadows through just knowing it. If you run Hex all day long, this will be free damage during most rounds. Shield, Blur, and Blink, while great defensive spells, don’t scale with levels. At this level Xilo gets either an ability score bonus or a feat. I’ve just done that for Playing/Tarot Card Ability Scores: http://mocklogic.com/blog/2018/04/card-ability-scores/. Hit Points and Hit Dice: Having a d8 hit dice is a tough sell for a class that is designed to get down and dirty in combat. Sacred Flame is certainly thematically appropriate. Foresight is tempting and possibly the more efficient choice as it helps on just about everything, but True Polymorph makes for more fun, and combos well with Demiplane. At this level Xilo hypothetically gets access to 7th level rituals from any class list, not that there are any for this spell level. According to the Half-Elf race section, Half-elf characters tend to have human names if raised in elf society, and elf names if raised in human society. Shroud of Shadows, from Xanathar’s Guide, gives Xilo the Invisibility spell as an at-will power. Lastly, Shocking Grasp provides an option when stuck in melee combat range and does reasonable damage when paired with Hex. The main downside to Hex is that it’s so good it makes nearly every other combat concentration spell a non-starter. This means that you can all but guarantee an extra 5 damage per turn against one creature, usually more depending on … It’s material requirement of freshly spilled humanoid blood isn’t likely to be hard to find in many adventures, but collecting the blood of foes isn’t a good feeling act. In particular it’s possible to teleport to a place you can’t directly, see although doing so can be dangerous if you arrive off target. Level 2 brings another spell known and another spell slot, along with the big deal: two invocations. Viktor Titov - Wizards of the Coast - Bitter Revelation. Unfortunately, the power is specific to creatures, so it provides no aid in seeing other things concealed by illusion transmutation. In this post, we will examine the different choices you will be presented with when leveling up your Hexblade Warlock. Looking over the Background options for a bad guy dragged towards good, Criminal is the obvious choice. Hex Warrior – Medium armor, shields, and martial weapons certainly make this class more viable. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. My opinion might be different if Xilo had Repelling Blast and Devil’s Sight as a way to maximize it’s effectiveness, but he doesn’t. Demon summon in general also provides a nice dark power option for a character whose theme is being drawn between good and evil. Immediately after you take the damage, you gain vulnerability to fire damage, your speed is reduced to 0, and you are incapacitated. Finally, the weapon you conjure can be a shortbow, longbow, light crossbow, or heavy crossbow. checks. Xilo already has a crowbar, set of dark common clothes including a hood, a belt pouch containing 15gp, leather armor, and two daggers. For example, a 30′ cubed room full of holy water from a sea of it on the upper planes, delivered via a doorway placed on the ceiling is a hell of a trick against foes vulnerable to holy water. The first is Patron’s Attitude. I’ve been slowly put it back online. http://mocklogic.com/blog/2018/04/card-ability-scores/. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. At least that’s what my warlock thinks the deal is. Between Sacred Flame and Eldritch Blast combat options are well enough covered. For the 8th level mystic arcanum I’m actually taking Demiplane, even though its widely considered an underpowered option for Warlocks. Ability Scores Via Card Drawing – Reposted, Reposting: Ride That Dark Loathsome Highway Feng Shui 2 Starting Adventure, Simple Weapons, WIS Saves, CHA Saves, Deception, Stealth, Intimidation, Investigation, Perception, Sleight of Hand, Tools: Thieves, Eldritch Blast, Sacred Flame, Prestidigitation, Light. I want something useful for scouting and delivery touch spells to allies. turn #1- Hex, Maddening Hex (5+ 1d6) turn #2- Hexblade's Curse, Two crossbow hits (2d10+16+ 2d6) The stage is set turn #3- Maddening Hex, Two crossbow hits (5+1d6, 2d10+16+2d6) The last session ended with a level up, my Character is now lvl 6 but I dont know if I should multiclass, or keep going with pure warlock. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. / Hasbro, Inc. When they choose the Hexblade Patron, Warlocks are able to add their CHA bonus to attack rolls and damage, this brings melee Warlocks from Multiple-Ability Dependent (MAD) to Single-Ability Dependent (SAD). I’m inclined towards a feat. “Something important was taken from me, and I aim to steal it back.” That’s a solid hook and a good reason to make a bargain for magic power. This time Xilo is gaining a +2 to Charisma, putting it at 20 for a +5 bonus. Many powers and spells are limited to “on the same plane” making these demiplanes excellent hiding places, particularly if you take the time to personalize them. Privacy Policy. For our full class guides, we use the following color rating scheme: For our Subclass Guides, we focus mainly on the Blue and Sky Blue options, because the other options are discussed in the 5e Warlock Guide or other Subclass Guides. All Rights Reserved. This pushes his Charisma up to 18 for a +4 modifier, and his Constitution up to 16 for a +3. Good catch! Once per every year and a day, I may call upon you for a great service. The caster can choose the color of the light, which can make it useful for signals. For the spell, I pick Summon Greater Demon, a 4th level spell from Xanathar’s Guide. Maddening Hex Edit. During that time, you perceive objects as ghostly, transparent images. It’s the most directly applicable option for a criminal, particularly “deduce the location of a hidden object.” It might also be useful for locating rituals at 3rd level when his class features give him access to ritual casting. Sorry for the delayed response. This is for a number of reasons: Hexblade Warlocks will want to prioritize CHA, get their +2 DEX to max AC, and boost CON to max their HP. I will be using Point Buy, Feats, and content from Xanathar’s Guide, so check with your DM if you’re going down this path with me. Also note, Xilo currently knows the spell Unseen Servant, so he can now cast that as a ritual and write it into his book for 50gp of rare inks and 2 hours of work. Holy water vs undead or fiends, silver vs lycanthropes, iron vs fey, garlic vs vampires, etc. Sadly it can’t be used to muffle Shatter, as it negates that spell completely. It will also allow him to play back-up rogue when it comes to locks and traps. As a magic delivery system they have a Flyby power that will allow them to avoid attacks of opportunity as they swoop through combat to land touch spells.

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