[RPG] cast spells with one hand and wield a sword with another


I’m starting to play as Hexblade warlock and I have some kind of a brain lag. Can I wield a sword and cast spells with my free hand? Since my sword can be a spellcasting focus and I can perform somatic components with my free hand?

Best Answer

Yes and you don't even need the free hand if the spell requires both material and somatic components

From Somatic components

Spellcasting gestures might include a forceful gesticulation or an intricate set of gestures. If a spell requires a somatic component, the caster must have free use of at least one hand to perform these gestures.

From Material components

A spellcaster must have a hand free to access a spell’s material components — or to hold a spellcasting focus — but it can be the same hand that he or she uses to perform somatic components.

(all emphasis mine)