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47 cards
{U} 2.1% {B} 66% {R} 2.1% {B/R} 2.1% {W/B} 17% {U/R} 2.1% {B/G} 6.4% {M} 2.1%
as of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
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Warlock is a creature class introduced in Throne of Eldraine.[1] At the same time, Dread Warlock of Magic 2010 received the type retroactively.[2]


With the introduction of Warlock, all colors have a primary spellcaster, with Warlock being primary Black.[3][4] Warlocks could be secondary be Blue or Red.[5]

A Warlock gains his spellcasting power by making a deal with a demon or another dark being.[6]

The term Warlock is gender neutral.[7] It is therefore now the preferred creature class for witches and hags.[1][8][9]

Notable Warlocks[]


  1. a b Mark Rosewater (September 5, 2019). "I get that warlock is the new subtype". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  2. Eli Shiffrin (September 27, 2019). "Throne of Eldraine Oracle Changes". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (September 6, 2019). "Is Cleric considered a "spellcaster" type?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater (October 21, 2019). "More Odds & Ends: Throne of Eldraine". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater (November 24, 2020). "Warlocks are primary in black. Would secondary be Red?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  6. Mark Rosewater (September 6, 2019). "in DnD a wizard is a learned spellcaster, where a warlock makes some sort of deal for power.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  7. Mark Rosewater (September 6, 2019). "Still confused as to how warlock won out over witch.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  8. Mark Rosewater (September 4, 2019). "Why was Warlock chosen over Witch?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  9. Mark Rosewater (September 6, 2019). "Does the Warlock type preclude the use of the Hag type?". Blogatog. Tumblr.