Originally Posted by Marktheshark
Originally Posted by Stabbey
Yes, it's a bug, it will be fixed.


Ah, this makes me feel better. Hopefully it's correct. I started the game by making a warlock, which felt really fun and powerful until I learned that the wizard can essentially learn 100% of the same spells, except for eldritch blast. In the game's current state, I can't glean the advantage of having a warlock over a wizard. And if eldritch blast is really the only defining feature of a warlock, that's pretty disappointing.

As of right now, is there actually any advantage to choosing a warlock instead of wizard? To me it feels like a warlock is just a wizard with far fewer spells slots, and one different cantrip (eldritch blast).


As a seasoned 5E player I can tell you....eldritch blast + agonizing blast + hex kind of is the defining feature of a warlock.

They can do other things, but their 2 spells only per short rest really limits them. You cast hex and armor of agathys and that’s it.

You have to view warlocks more as a fighter or ranger that can cast some spells than as a full caster like a wizard. Most of the time you will be attacking with eldritch blast, just like a fighter would attack with their weapon.