Can a Hexblade use a versatile weapon?

The feature says that you can use it on any weapon that lacks the two-handed property. Versatile doesn’t gain the two-handed property just because you are wielding it with two hands. Pact of the Blade is not necessary.

What weapons can a Hexblade use?


  • Crossbow, Hand: The go-to for Crossbow Expert builds.
  • Crossbow, Heavy: A good ranged option until you get Crossbow Expert and/or Extra Attack.
  • Glaive / Halberd: Great for two-handed melee builds, it has reach, and it works with Polearm Master.

Can Hexblade be any weapon?

So, Hexblade Warlock, especially with Improved Pact Weapon, allows you do use both Pact Weapon and Hexblade Warrior (chr mod) on almost any weapon, except the hand-crossbow, dart, net and sling (unless they are a magic weapon first).

Can you make your Hexblade your pact weapon?

The Hexblade is the warlock, not the weapon

You have made your pact with a mysterious entity from the Shadowfell – a force that manifests in sentient magic weapons […] The shadowy force behind these weapons can offer power to warlocks who form pacts with it.

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Is a Hexblade a magic weapon?

You can choose the form that this melee weapon takes each time you create it (see the Weapons section for weapon options). You are proficient with it while you wield it. This weapon counts as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and immunity to nonmagical attacks and damage.

Can Hexblade use a shield?

If a Hexblade takes Pact of the Blade as their Pact Boon at L3, they become eligible for the Improved Pact Weapon invocation and can swap out one of the invocations selected at L2. From that point, they can keep their weapon and shield in hand at all times, using the weapon as a spellcasting focus.

Can a Hexblade use a longsword?

Yes, as long as that weapon has been selected and linked to your Hex Warrior feature or it is a pact weapon, then you may use Charisma no matter how you wield the weapon (one hand, two hands, thrown, etc.)

Is Pact of the blade the same as Hexblade?

Hexblade’s Curse works just as well with Eldritch Blast and that setup only requires 1 invocation (Agonizing Blast) to be competitive, while Pact of the Blade needs Thirsting Blade and Lifedrinker at higher levels. You also do the same damage per beam as a longbow while still having a hand free for a shield.

Can a Warlock have more than one pact weapon?

You are limited to 1 pact weapon. This is clear in the rules (PHB 108): Your pact weapon disappears if it is more than 5 feet away from you for 1 minute or more.

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Can a Hexblade be ranged?

A Hexblade can choose a ranged weapon, but that doesn’t make it a pact weapon. The Hexblade patron allows a Warlock to select a weapon to grant it a variety of benefits, many of which are fairly similar to the benefits that the pact weapon of a Pact of the Blade Warlock receives.

Can a greatsword be a pact weapon?

Yes, you can turn a greatsword into your pact weapon with the Pact of the Blade feature as the benefit extends to every pact weapon you conjure with that feature, no matter the weapon’s type, which can include two-handed weapons.

Which pact boon is best for Hexblade?

I mean, Pact of the Blade is the obvious choice if you’re going to be optimizing the Hex Warrior feature. It’s not required but expands your options.

Can a pact weapon be ranged?

Now pact of the blade allows you to essentially pull a magical (for the purpose of overcoming resistance) weapon from pocket space. HOWEVER, as ranged weapons that don’t have the thrown trait require ammunition, and ammunition itself is not considered a weapon…

What is Hexblade warlock?

What is a Hexblade Warlock? Hexblade Warlocks are Warlocks that, in their pact with their patron, gain access to additional combat abilities that primarily help in melee combat.

Is a pact weapon metal?

It can be metal, but it could be some other material as the text does not limit/specify the material as metal. Ruling it as a magical force is within the DM’s prerogative. You can choose the form that this melee weapon takes each time you create it.

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