View Full Version : Does Eldritch Blast always count as a spell?

08-17-2017, 11:09 PM
I'm about to TR into a Warlock for the first time. I'm fairly familiar with the class in general, but not at all in depth.

I can't find a source which says if Eldritch Blast (http://ddowiki.com/page/Eldritch_Blast) counts as a spell one way or another. Or if it is a 'sometimes' thing and in which cases it counts as a spell and in which cases it does not count as a spell.

The wiki says:

When you toggle it on, your basic attack, regardless of weapons held(except for wands), becomes a ranged magical attack that hits a single enemy.
But a 'ranged magical attack' isn't necessarily a spell, right?

Specifically, assuming I am a Fey Pact Warlock, does the Nightsinger effect of Nightsinger's Mantle (http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Nightsinger%27s_Mantle_(Level_15)) proc off of Eldritch Blast?


Effect: 5% Chance On Sonic Spell Hit: Target is Blinded for 6 Seconds. (http://ddowiki.com/page/Nightsinger)
I've seen the Lantern Ring (http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Lantern_Ring) praised for Warlocks, and the Radiant Glory effect procs "on harmful spell cast." So clearly for the purposes of the Lantern Ring Eldritch Blast counts as a spell.

But does it always count as a spell, and if not is there any list of interactions where it either does or does not count as a spell?

As just one other example, does Eldritch Blast count as a spell for purposes of being suppressed by a Beholder's central eye (http://ddowiki.com/page/Anti-magic_cone)?

08-18-2017, 12:01 AM
No. Eldritch Blast does not always count as a spell.
IIRC, Aura, Eldritch Burst and Spirit Blast might work. Other shapes generally don't.

EB is not suppressed in Antimagic Field.