The Eater (5e Subclass)

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Eater Patron[edit]

Artist: Peter Jaworowski

Warlock Subclass

You have made your pact with a being of great eldritch energy, a quasi-deity that gained their power by killing and consuming the divinity of one or more other deities.

The eater lets you choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell. The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.

Eater Expanded Spell List
Spell Level Spells
1st bane, inflict wounds
2nd blindness/deafness,detect toughts
3rd bestow curse,life transference
4th death ward, phantasmal killer
5th antilife shell, destructive wave
Devour the Dying

Starting at 1st level, you gain temporary hit points equal to your Charisma modifier + your warlock level whenever you reduce a creature to 0 hit points.

Mark of the Eater

Starting at 6th level, you can magically mark a creature within 60 feet of you. For 1 hour, it cannot go more than 120 feet away from you, you add its challenge rating or half its level to your damage rolls (in necrotic damage) against it, and if it dies within 1 hour, you gain an additional number of temporary hit points equal to twice its challenge rating,or its level.

Consume Magic

Starting at 10th level, If you kill a creature that was cursed with your eaters mark you can regain one spell slot. You can only do this once per long rest

Consume life

Starting at 14th level, if you critical against a creature you have marked, and it is under half hit points your patron attempts to break into the physical realm and consume it. You must make a DC 17 Charisma check to act as a vessel for your patron. On a success your patron consumes the creature and it dies.

Eater Invocations[edit]

Withering Blast

Prerequisites: level 7, One warlock cantrip that requires an attack roll, Eater Patron

When you take this invocation, pick one warlock cantrip you have. When you cast this cantrip and roll a 19-20 for your spell attack, it is considered a critical hit.

Devour the Weak

Prerequisites: Pact of the Chain, Eater Patron

When you have this invocation active, you may eat your familiar granted to you by your pact of the chain feature as an action. Doing this restores your hit points by an amount equal to your warlock level in d4s. You can only use this invocation once per short or long rest


Prerequisites: Pact of the Blade, Eater Patron

When you create a pact weapon with you Pact of the Blade feature, you gain the ability to create a weapon with the ability to store and devour souls. Whenever you kill a creature using a weapon created in this way, you gain 1 soul. Your weapon can store up to 3 souls. Whenever you hit a creature with a weapon attack using your pact weapon, you may expend any number of souls to increase the damage by 1d8 necrotic damage per soul expanded.

Book of the Erased

Prerequisites: Pact of the Tome, Eater Patron

Whenever you kill a creature you may store a soul in your grimoire. When you have a soul in your grimoire, you may use an action to consume the soul and copy the Charisma, Wisdom, or Intelligence of the creature whose soul you have stored for 10 minutes. Conversely, you may spend 10 minutes performing this invocation, and if you do so, its effects last for one hour. You may only have one soul stored at a time.

Siphon Lifeforce

Prerequisites: Level 5, Eater Patron

You can cast vampiric touch without expending a spell slot once per long rest.

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