Eldritch Adept 5e
Published on March 12, 2022, Last modified on October 9th, 2022
Eldritch Invocations are extremely unique class features exclusively for warlocks. The only way to pick one up, beside multiclassing into warlock, is to take the Eldritch Adept feat.
Jason A. Engle - Wizards of the Coast - Grim Wanderer
What Is Eldritch Adept 5e?
One of the new additions with the release of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything was an array of new feats that blended class features into a feat for anyone to pick up, barring some requirements. The feat in question today adds the ability to pick up Eldritch Invocations to any spellcasting class, but is it genuinely worth the spent feat?
How Does Eldritch Adept Work?
This feat does have a prerequisite. The character must be able to cast spells or have the Pact Magic feature to select this feat.
Once you pick up this feat, you get to learn a single Eldritch Invocation from the warlock class. However, you still need to meet any prerequisites for that invocation. Also, you can replace the invocation with another whenever you gain a level.
Most invocations require you to be a specific level of warlock or to have access to eldritch blast, so unless you’re already a warlock, you only have access to these:
- Armor of Shadows
- Beast Speech
- Beguiling Influence
- Devil’s Sight
- Eldritch Mind
- Eldritch Sight
- Eyes of the Rune Keeper
- Fiendish Vigor
- Gaze of Two Minds
- Mask of Many Faces
- Misty Visions
- Thief of Five Fates
Is Eldritch Adept Good?
In our 5e Feats Tier List, Eldritch Adept was given a B Tier rating, making it a niche feat that can improve some builds in D&D 5e.
Locking the invocations that have prerequisites behind the warlock class is a fair choice to balance this feat but also drastically reduces the potential of this feat. As it stands, this feat’s best choices are the ones that allow you to turn a 1st-level spell into a Cantrip:
- Armor of Shadows – Great for any spellcaster that doesn’t have access to armor.
- Beast Speech – For those that want to talk to animals at will (rangers and druids mainly)
- Devil’s Sight – Picking up 120ft Darkvision is good in any circumstance. Being able to grab the ability to see in magical darkness makes this even better. Especially good for casters with access to darkness. Unfortunately your party still isn’t able to see in magical darkness, so be sure to allow other party members to still be effective when considering going with this combo.
- Eldritch Sight – Casting detect magic at will is quite useful if you don’t have a spellcaster with ritual casting
- Mask of Many Faces – Casting disguise self at will is great for CHA-based casters that will be infiltrating hostile areas
- Misty Visions – Most casters can get by with minor illusion but an Illusion wizard will absolutely love being able to cast silent image at will
Eldritch Adept 5e Interactions
One of the biggest things to take into consideration when choosing Eldritch Adept is that Thief of Five Fates doesn’t work with any class except warlock, because it specifies bane must be cast with a warlock spell slot.
It’s nice to see a feat that adds such a unique core class feature to any class. While there are limitations to this feat, it’s still an excellent addition to any player who wants to add great flavor to their character.
What are your thoughts on Eldritch Adept? Did we miss an interaction that you’ve come across? Show us your builds in the comments, and ensure you don’t get too lost in service to your patron.