Can the spell floating disk cut objects?

The text of the spell doesn't give any restriction on where you can summon the disk, so could you summon it halfway through a lock or door to gain entry?


Fortunately or unfortunately, line of effect prohibits creating a disk in such a space

The spell floating disk has the entry Effect 3-ft.-diameter disk of force, making it an effect spell, and Aiming a Spell on Line of Effect, in part, says, "You must have a clear line of effect… to any space in which you wish to create an effect."

Thus in the same way a summon monster spell can't explode a foe by conjuring a creature within that foe, a floating disk can't be created so that it shatters a door or lock.

  • \$\begingroup\$ What about a transparent door? :-P \$\endgroup\$
    – JoshuaD
    Jul 8 '19 at 19:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JoshuaD Although I have been :-Ped, that's actually a thing: there's a difference between line of sight and line of effect—for example, utter darkness blocks line of sight but not line of effect, and a transparent door blocks line of effect but not line of sight. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 8 '19 at 20:03

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