D&D 5e: Tabaxi Warlock Guide

D&D 5e: Tabaxi Warlock Guide

Have you ever tried playing as a Tabaxi Warlock before? If you’ve never tried it, this is the perfect time to do it. 

Tabaxis are a feline race that are often driven by curiosity, much like real-life cats. You can use this Tabaxi trait to create a character that’s obsessed with learning every secret about a Warlock’s otherworldly patron.

The Tabaxi race can be found in Volo’s Guide to Monsters. Click here to pick up your own copy of Volo’s Guide to Monsters!

The Warlock class can be found in the Player’s Handbook. Click here to pick up your own copy of The Player’s Handbook!

How to Make a Tabaxi Warlock

The first step to making any character is rolling the character. Make Charisma your highest ability score and follow it with Constitution. As a Tabaxi, you get a +1 to Charisma, as well as a +2 to Dexterity.

Next, speak with your Dungeon Master (DM) about your otherworldly patron. This is the entity that will grant you your Warlock powers. It can be an Archfey, Fiend, the Great Old One, or another mysterious deity. 

The type of patron that you’ll make a pact with as a Warlock will determine what theme or type of powers you’ll have. You can also pick the Cat Lord as your patron, but make sure you discuss this with your DM first.

After that, decide on a pact boon given to you by your patron. This can come in the form of a melee weapon, book, or familiar. 

The next step in this character creation is to pick a background and personality traits. The optimal background is the charlatan background, but feel free to pick another that suits your character better. Don’t forget to include a thorough backstory in your character design, as well.

How to Play a Tabaxi Warlock

Warlocks are a combination of spellcasters and martial fighters, especially those with the Boon of the Blade. When in combat, focus on abusing the eldritch blast cantrip, as most Warlocks do. This is your strongest weapon. And while it may seem like you’re spamming it, it’s the best, ranged offense you can use to take down enemies.

Don’t forget to use other spells and cantrips, too. Here are some spells you should add to your Warlock’s repertoire:

  • Armor of Agathys
  • Hex
  • Hold Person
  • Invisibility
  • Misty Step
  • Counterspell
  • Hypnotic Pattern 
  • Banishment
  • Dimension Door
  • Sickening Radiance
  • Summon Greater Demon

As a Tabaxi, you also have claws that you can use to slash at your enemies if they get too close.

How to Roleplay as a Tabaxi Warlock

For many people, the roleplay half of a typical D&D game is the fun part. It’s where most of the character development occurs. If you’re new to roleplaying, it may feel awkward or weird to pretend that you’re a Tabaxi Warlock.

As a tip, it’s good to keep in mind the background, personality, and backstory that you decided on during character creation. You can also add an accent, change your tone of voice, use specific word choice, and more. 

You can even add cat-like mannerisms in roleplay, like saying that your ears twitch whenever you hear about anything of particular interest to your character.

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