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f22fac0aa2664e6f326e42e35d83bbc8f31ab59a — Stick 2 months ago fa92931
update D&D house rule Pact Magic
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### Discussion

I like it; I prefer the class fantasy of a seeker of knowledge instead of a strong personality.
The idea of different spellcasting ability choices for Warlock spells is supported by [errata for Tasha's Cauldron of Everything](https://media.wizards.com/2021/dnd/downloads/TCE-Errata.pdf), which is substituted into the text on DnDBeyond, regarding Eldritch Adept.

> **_Eldritch Adept (pg. 79)._**
> The first sentence has been replaced with the following:
> "Studying occult lore, you learn one Eldritch Invocation option of your choice from the warlock class.
> Your spellcasting ability for the invocation is Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma (choose when you select this feat)."
>
> [Tasha's Cauldron of Everything](https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/tcoe/feats#EldritchAdept)

I like Warlocks using intelligence; I prefer the class fantasy of a seeker of knowledge instead of a strong personality.
Making the change improves Gnomish Warlock characters' options, as well as Artificer or Wizard multi-classes.
It means the Warlock is no longer a party's face, which is OK: someone delving into the depths of forbidden knowledge is not generally going to be exceptionally deft, socially speaking.



@@ 92,6 101,7 @@ It means the Warlock is no longer a party's face, which is OK: someone delving i

These are hackers, people.
Of course, if you want to play a charisma Warlock --- a suave, power-hungry maniac --- I'm OK with that too!
I might allow a wisdom Warlock, but someone will have to convince me that a Peace Cleric or Moon Druid multiclass wouldn't just be too ridiculous.

Note that the change applies to most Warlock features (like the Celestial Warlock's [Healing Light](https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/xgte/subclasses#HealingLight) and invocations _except_ [Cloak of Flies](https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/xgte/subclasses#CloakofFlies), which deals specifically with Charisma.
Agonizing Blast is shown as an example below, and the change is also marked in the [Pact of the Blade](#pact-of-the-blade) ruling above.