Ask Wizards08/10/2007


Q: Dear Sage
Are all of a warlock's invocations "self only," or can a warlock use his beneficial invocations on allies?

A: Most invocation descriptions indeed refer to “you” or “yourself,” indicating that the invocation only affects the warlock. A warlock can’t use devil’s sight to grant another creature the effect of that invocation, for example.

Obviously, not all invocations only affect the warlock. Baleful utterance, for example, affects any object or area as the shatter spell—the warlock doesn’t have to target himself.

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