It’s time to get hyped: Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is here! This excellent release from WOTC has a variety of new options for players and DMs alike. Central to this supplement are a variety of character options for each subclass. Every class gets new variant features and subclasses, and the warlock is no different! Let’s dive into our Tashas Cauldron of Everything Warlock Guide.
Tashas Cauldron of Everything Warlock Guide
Like with all classes, there is a ton of new options available for the warlock. the biggest highlight for many will be access to two new subclasses: The Genie and the Fathomless patrons. However, there are lots of other cool options as well including spells, pact boons, and some alternate features.
Optional Warlock Class Features
There are a few variant options for the warlock here. Remember that each of these is entirely optional.
More Warlock Spells
In addition to the warlock spells available in the Players Handbook, warlocks gain access to the following additional spells:
- Booming blade
- Green-flame blade
- Lightning lure
- Mind sliver
- Sword burst
- Intellect fortress
- Spirit shroud
- Summon fey
- Summon shadowspawn
- Summon undead
- Summon aberration
- Planar binding
- Teleportation circle
- Summon fiend
- Tasha’s otherworldly guise
- Dream of the blue veil
- Blade of disaster
Pact Boon Options
At level 3 you gain an additional option for the Pact Boon Feature: Pact of the Talisman.
Your patron gives you an amulet, a talisman that can aid the wearer when the need is great. When the wearer fails an ability check, they can add a d4 to the roll, potentially turning the roll into a success. This benefit can be used a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus, and all expended uses are restored when you finish a long rest.
If you lose the talisman, you can perform a 1-hour ceremony to receive a replacement from your patron. This ceremony can be performed during a short or long rest, and it destroys the previous amulet. The talisman turns to ash when you die.
This increases the possibility for a warlock serving as the face of the party or performing some of the party’s skill checks.
Eldritch versatility is a level 4 warlock feature. Unlike with most of the options in this book, this is not designed to replace another feature. This feature gives you some versatility each time you are granted an ability score improvement. When you increase an ability score, you can:
- Replace one cantrip you learned from this class’s Pact Magic feature with another cantrip from the warlock spell list.
- Replace the option you chose for the Pact Boon feature with one of that feature’s other options.
- If you’re 12th level or higher, replace one spell from your Mystic Arcanum feature with another warlock spell of the same level.
Eldritch Invocation Options
There are also 8 new eldritch invocations in total. Some are tied to certain levels of warlock while others are exclusive to certain pacts. There are some relatively mundane options like Eldritch Mind, which gives you advantage on spell concentration saving throws. There are also interesting options for Pact of the Talisman warlocks like Bond of the Talisman. This allows you to lend your talisman to another person. If you are on the same plane as they are, you can teleport to each other at will a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus.
Warlock is one of the classes that gets two new archetypes, and they are both interesting.
The patron of the Fathomless Warlock comes from deep beneath the waves. This is a water-centric archetype with spells that are related to the sea or storms. You gain swim speed and the ability to breath underwater. Eventually you also pick up resistance to cold damage and the ability to teleport to bodies of water you have seen before. It is a nice mix of buffs that work well for a sea campaign but are not totally useless on dry land.
The Genie Warlock subclass gains its arcane powers from a pact with a genie. This is a clever subclass centered on the genie’s lamp. You can hide yourself in the vessel. Over time you can bring your party into it as well and even enjoy the benefits of a short rest in only 10 minutes. You can also gain the power of spells for up to an hour just by wishing for help from your patron. You can also use the genie bottle as your spellcasting focus. This is the kind of odd, unique subclass I’m looking for!
Wrapping Up Our Tashas Cauldron of Everything Warlock Guide
We hope you found this guide useful! There is a lot to unwrap for the warlock, and we highly recommend purchasing the supplement if you want to really sink your teeth in! Need more Tasha’s content? Check out our rundown of all the new subclasses in Tasha’s Cauldron!