I was making a wizard, and I need a diamond, or diamond dust. Am I able to use creation to create a giant chunk of rock and then use that chunk to make a (probably rough) diamond? I know I don't have Jeweler's Tools, but I'm more looking for something that I can use for material components for other spells (specifically chromatic orb).

  • By "for magic use" do you mean as a spell component? – Rubiksmoose Sep 12 at 18:48
  • Yes, specifically Chromatic Orb. – Dragonman0007 Sep 12 at 19:25
  • I've edited your question a bit to clear up some of the wording. Does it still agree with what you intended? – Rubiksmoose Sep 12 at 19:29
  • Yes. Everything look a-okay. – Dragonman0007 Sep 12 at 19:34
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You can create rock or diamond, but not diamond from rock.

Part of the creation spell description says:

You can also use this spell to create mineral objects such as stone, crystal or metal.

So yes you can create stone and yes you can create diamond. However, there is no way for you (just with this spell) to make a diamond from a lump of stone no matter what tools you have. To have a diamond you have to start with diamond.

You cannot use any material from creation as a spell component

Creation says:

Using any material created by this spell as another spell's material component causes that spell to fail.

So, if you are intending to use the created material for any kind of spell component use, it will not work.

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    I do know that I have to be holding a gem/diamond as the component, I was just previously wondering if it was possible to maybe take a chunk of rock from a boulder (in game) and compress it into a gem-form, since they are both stones. – Dragonman0007 Sep 12 at 19:32
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    So if you are asking about taking chunks of rock (that you didn't create using the creation spell) and trying to transform them into diamond that should be asked in a new question since we only do one question per post here. Luckily you can ask as many questions as you want! – Rubiksmoose Sep 12 at 19:35
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    @Dragonman0007 -- Stone and gems are very different minerals, so compressing a stone does not create a gem. Diamond is carbon compressed under very high temperatures. – ravery Sep 13 at 0:49
  • I would add that coal and diamonds are more similar the diamond and rock, as diamonds are made out of coal – Garret Gang Sep 14 at 13:07

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