[RPG] Can awakened mind be used with suggestion

dnd-5espellswarlock

Can the warlock class feature "awakened mind" be used in conjunction with the suggestion spell, allowing the warlock to make the suggestion telepathically?

Awakened Mind, Player's Handbook p. 110:

You can telepathically speak to any creature you can see within 30 feet of you. You don't need to share a language with the creature for it to understand your telepathic utterances.

Suggestion, Player's Handbook p. 279:

You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature you can see within range that can hear and understand you.

If it works with suggestion, would it also work with mass suggestion?

To be clear, I am not asking about the verbal component of the spell, only the method the caster "suggests a course of activity".

Best Answer

Nothing is stopping you from making a suggestion telepathically

While suggestion has a verbal component to it, nothing in the description of verbal components nor the spell itself says the verbal component is the suggestion.

Therefore, as long as you are able to chant the mystic words, you can telepathically make the suggestion.


Verbal components (SRD pg. 101):

Most spells require the chanting of mystic words. The words themselves aren’t the source of the spell’s power; rather, the particular combination of sounds, with specific pitch and resonance, sets the threads of magic in motion. Thus, a character who is gagged or in an area of silence, such as one created by the silence spell, can’t cast a spell with a verbal component.

Suggestion spell (SRD pg. 181):

You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature you can see within range that can hear and understand you.