[Top 10] D&D Best Warlock Armor And Weapons

D&D Best Warlock Armor And Weapons

The D&D Player’s Handbook states that a Warlock is “A wielder of magic that is derived from a bargain with an extraplanar entity.” Warlocks, charismatic and effective on offense, can be delicate little flowers when it comes to defense, because they can only carry simple weapons and wear light (if any)  armor. Therefore, it is imperative that Warlocks manage to find the most effective armor and weapons to use in battles. Otherwise, other Player Characters (PCs) may have to not only ward off enemies, but constantly shield and protect Warlocks. Through research, I have found the best armor and weapons for Warlocks to use in their next battle!

10. Blink Dagger

I have heard of a smoking gun, but I was not familiar with a smoking dagger until recently. Daggers are on the few weapons that Warlocks can wield, and this beautiful dagger has an ornate blade and a black handle and yes, there is literal smoke swirling off the blade! Not only is it lovely to behold, but the Blink Dagger is also magical, containing three charges. To find out more about this awesome weapon, read on!

Why Blink Dagger is great

  • Opponents hit with the Blink Dagger must make a Wisdom saving throw of 15 or will be teleported (your choice) within 5 feet. 
  • Also, on a failed hit, the wielder of the Blink Dagger can teleport to 5 feet where the weapon is located. 
  • There is a +1 bonus to both attack and cause damage with this weapon. 

How to get Blink Dagger:

  • This weapon is very rare, so you will most likely locate the Blink Dagger in a locked treasure chest rather than a magic shop. 
  • Check with your DM to see if they will include this weapon in their campaign. 

Blink Dagger details

  • The Blink Dagger requires an attunement before using.
  • A long rest is required by the wielder before the Blink Dagger will regain charges. 
  • The Blink Dagger is like a boomerang, as it returns to the holder (within 100 feet) unless someone else has it in their possession. 

9. Boots of Speed

Magical boots are armor that is advantageous for Warlocks because unlike regular armor, footwear usually does not interfere with the ability to cast spells. Since Player Characters (PCs) can always use a dexterity boost, the Boot of Speed helps Warlocks to get ahead in a dicey situation. (I wish they had Boots of Speed available in real life!) Read on to find out more about the Boots of Speed! 

Why Boots of Speed is great 

  • With a simple click of the heels, the wearer of the Boots of Speed will double their walking speed. 
  • This item can be useful for Warlocks to navigate out of a tough encounter, especially since Warlocks are not great on defense. 

How to get Boots of Speed:

  • This pair will cost a pretty penny; Boots of Speed are worth 12,000 gp. 
  • Most likely, Boots of Speed will not be found in a General Store, since this is a rare and specialized item. A lucky being will be wearing them! 

Boots of Speed details:

  • This rare item acquires an attunement before using, which in this case is a long rest. 
  • Boots of Speed can be used for ten rounds or ten minutes. 
  • The Boots of Speed are light, weighing only one pound. 

8. Dagger of Venom 

Warlocks will enjoy using the Dagger of Venom, as it is both a simple and rare magical item. The blade on the dagger, curled and entwined with gold and silver, initially inflicts 1d4 slashing damage, but it can also be poisonous at the holder’s will. Read on to find out more about this deadly dagger! 

Why Dagger of Venom is great

  • The Dagger of Venom gives the Warlock a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this dagger. 
  • This magical dagger is easy to carry and should not interfere with the Warlock’s ability to cast spells. 

How to get Dagger of Venom:

  • Adventurers will most likely find this item carefully tucked away in a chest or vault. 
  • This dagger is considered a rare item and is valuable, as the price is worth over 8,000 gold pieces. 

Dagger of Venom details: 

  • Once a day, the Warlock can use the dagger to be coated with poison, which will remain for a minute, or it strikes an opponent. 
  • The opponent must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for one minute and take 2d10 damage, which adds up quickly. 

7. Glamoured Studded Leather

Not only can Warlocks be protected with spikes and studs, but they can also be fashion forward while making pacts with their deities or in combat with enemies! This magical item provides additional protection which Warlocks need. Read on to find out why Glamoured Studded Leather is great for Warlocks!

Why Glamoured Studded Leather is great

  • Because Warlocks can wear leather, this is the perfect armor for them! 
  • With a command, this item can be customized to look like everyday clothing until the wearer chooses to change back. 

How to get Glamoured Studded Leather:

  • The Glamoured Studded Leather is considered as a rare item and hard to find. 
  • Estimated cost of this item (when you can find one) ranges from 501-5,000 gp, so it is worth the investment. 

Glamoured Studded Leather details: 

  • Wearing this armor will give Warlocks a boost of +1 to Armor Class (AC). 
  • The armor is relatively light, weighing about 13 pounds. 

6. Rod of the Pactkeeper (+3)

The Rod of the Pactkeeper is a weapon that is specifically designed for Warlocks. In fact, a Warlock is the only class of spellcaster that can attune it.  This item, described as a coal black rod, is beautifully crafted and engraved with dwarven and infernal runes of binding. Read on to find out more about the Rod of the Pactkeeper! 

Why Rod of the Pactkeeper is great

  • While Warlocks are holding the rod, they gain a spell slot as an action. 
  • This item is specific to Warlocks, so other party members will not be tempted to use it.
  • The rod weighs about 4 pounds, so it should not weigh down the Warlock. 

How to get Rod of the Pactkeeper:

  • The +3 Rod is considered as very rare and costs about 12,000 gp. 
  • This weapon will most likely be found in the hands of a Warlock or among treasure, not in stores. 

Rod of the Pactkeeper Details: 

  • This rod requires an attunement. 
  • The Warlock gains a +3 bonus to attack spells and saving throws of the spells. 
  • The Rod can be found as +1,+2, or +3. 

5. Staff of Power

This ornate item was created out of magical wood and is adorned with a beautiful gemstone or orb. In addition, there is a constant red flickering light within the stone. Not only is this item beautiful but very powerful for Warlocks to possess. Read on to find out more about the Staff of Power and why Warlocks must have one! 

Why Staff of Power is great 

  • The Staff of Power will give the wielder +2 bonus on Armor Class and saving throws. Since Warlocks do not have the best armor class, this will be helpful in encounters! 
  • This weapon can either be used for magical purposes or as a bludgeoning weapon. The versatility makes the weapon more useful. 
  • If a charge is used, this staff will do double damage to opponents.

How to get Staff of Power:

  • This magical item is worth a whopping 235,000 gp! 
  • Considered as Very Rare,The Staff of Power is not commonly available in magic shops; most likely a powerful Sorcerer, Warlock, or Wizard will have one in their possession! 

Staff of Power Details: 

  • This magical item requires an attunement, and can be only attuned by a Sorcerer, Warlock, or Wizard. 
  • If used as a bludgeoning weapon, the Staff of Power acts as a +2 quarterstaff.

4. Robe of the Archmagi

The Robe of the Archmagi is unique, as it can come in three different colors depending on the garment’s alignment: white for good, gray for neutral, and black for evil. The alignment of the wearer must be consistent with the garment’s alignment for it to be able to be attuned and work properly. Read on to find out more about the Robe of the Archmagi! 

Why Robe of the Archmagi is great

  • The garment is not only useful but a lovely addition to the Warlock’s wardrobe! 
  • The Robe of the Archmagi gives the wearer an advantage on saving throws against magic and spells. 

How to get Robe of the Archmagi:

  • This is a legendary item and rare to find. 
  • The Robe of the Archmagi is worth 75,000 gp! 

Robe of the Archmagi Details: 

  • The robe requires an attunement and can only be attuned by a Warlock, Wizard, or Sorcerer.
  • Without additional armor, the armor class of the wearer 15 plus the Dexterity modifier. 
  • Attack bonus and spell save increases by +2.

3. Wand of the War Mage +3

What is a Warlock without a wand? That is like a rogue not having thieves tools! The Wand of the War Mage is a conjuration that can be described and detected as an ethereal cerulean fog. Read on to find out more about this valuable item!

Why Wand of the War Mage is great

  • The Wand of the War Mage is lightweight, only weighing a pound, so it will not slow down the Warlock. 
  • The bonus applies to all magic attack spells (class spell and magic items). 

How to get Wand of the War Mage:

  • Wand of the War Mage +3 is considered as a very rare item and is probably in the hands of a powerful spellcaster. 
  • The wand costs somewhere between 5,001-50,000 gp.

Wand of the War Mage details: 

  • The wand will require an attunement by a spellcaster. 
  • The wielder of this wand will gain +3 for spell attack rolls. 

2. Winged Boots

These (Winged) Boots were made for walking and apparently flying, too! Since they do cover and provide some protection to the feet, I considered the Winged Boots as armor of sorts. Read on to find out more about the Winged Boots and why they would be great for Warlocks to have one hand, or rather on feet!

Why Winged Boots is great

  • Since Warlocks must stay out of the line of fire due to their weak armor class, Winged Boots can give them an additional boost to avoid attacks and damage. 
  • Having the Winged Boots can give Warlocks an excellent angle when casting spells! 

How to get Winged Boots:

  • Winged Boots are considered as Uncommon and require an attunement. 
  • Uncommon items are priced from 101 gp-500 gp. 

Winged Boot details: 

  • While wearing the Winged Boots, Warlocks can fly up to four hours maximum at a time and will descend 30 feet per round when the time is up. 
  • For every 12 hours that the boots are not in use, 2 hours of flying time will be restored.

1. Weapon of Warning

Who needs a guard dog or a party member to keep watch when you have a Weapon of Warning? Since Warlocks need their beauty rest to be able to function and actively cast spells, this magical weapon can help Warlocks avoid unpleasant surprises! Read on to find out more about the Weapon of Warning!

Why Weapon of Warning is great

  • The weapon has a warning effect and give advantage to initiative rolls. 
  • With this weapon, party members cannot be surprised by opponents within a 30 ft radius. The weapon magically wakes them up! That is useful when PCs must take a long rest in an unsecure location. 

How to get Weapon of Warning:

  • The Weapon of Warning is an investment, as it is worth 50,000 gp. (That is a lot of gold!) 
  • This is a rare item, so it would not be available in a general store or a magic shop.

Weapon of Warning details:

  • An attunement is required before using. 
  • PCs will have an advantage on initiative because they can’t be surprised by enemies.
  • It can take the form of any magical weapon type.


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