Taking a look back at one of the earlier class archetype releases in Unearthed Arcana, we delve into the Bardic Colleges of Glamour and Whispers. Overall, these archetypes seem quite interesting and well put together but could really only see their true potential in games designed around their strengths. Otherwise, many of their core abilities will remain rarely or never used.
The Bladelock, a Warlock who chooses the Pact of the Blade and largely uses their spells and invocations to fuel their martial fighting, has long been rather lackluster. But no more. With a new set of invocations from the latest UA we finally have the power the Bladelock has needed to truly make it a worthwhile choice. In this video we go step by step on how to create them, which invocations and spells to choose, when to choose them, and everything else you'll need to know to effectively craft your Bladelock.
In our third video on this last week's Unearthed Arcana we delve into the many Warlock Invocations included in the document, and I am quite glad to see them! Though some are lackluster most help a greatly struggling class gain a better sense of identity and provide Warlocks much more viable choices when it comes to their invocations. Even though it still seems that Eldritch Blast spam is the way to go, at least there are some options, even if subpar comparably, to that route.
In this Unearthed Arcana we are given two new Warlock packs, one with big potential, one entirely awful. The Hexblade has the potential, with the right invocations, also introduced here, to rival the Eldritch Knight for the role of Gish, which, if you also don't remember where that term comes from, means Fighter/Wizard. Its rather obscure, and if you haven't played Planescape then you are justified in not knowing what that word means. Anyway, the Hexblade might just be that! Also, the Raven Queen pact.