I was planning on asking the following question:
Does each warlock pact type from 4e have an equivalent in 5e?
I know little of 4e, but am familiar with 5e. I know there are various types of pact in 4e and was interested to know what their equivalents would be in 5e.
Of the little I know of 4e, I can at least make the following mapping:
- Infernal pact -> The Fiend patron
- Fey pact -> The Archfey patron
- Star pact -> The Great Old One patron
What other 4e pacts are there, and do they "map" to anything in 5e? For example, I've heard of a "Dark pact", but I cannot imagine what that would be without a 5e equivalent to compare against. Note that by equivalent, I mean thematically; I'm not interested in comparing the gameplay mechanics of 4e/5e warlocks.
However, I am concerned that trying to determine what these equivalents are (especially given the last sentence of my proposed question) may descend into opinion based answers, such as "well, I think the Dark pact from 4e is sorta like the Undying patron from 5e", "No, the Dark pact is more like the Great Old One patron...", etc. I'd rather this be more objective than that, but how objective can one be about thematic equivalents?
Is this question primarily opinion-based? If so, is there a way to put further restraints on it so that it isn't just opinion-based (but is still going to give me what I'm after), or it is just inherently too opinion-based for SE?