Magic on Components on Divine Focus (DF) says

A divine focus component is an item of spiritual significance. The divine focus for a cleric or a paladin is a holy symbol appropriate to the character’s faith. The divine focus for a druid or a ranger is a sprig of holly, or some other sacred plant.

If the Components line includes F/DF or M/DF, the arcane version of the spell has a focus component or a material component (the abbreviation before the slash) and the divine version has a divine focus component (the abbreviation after the slash).

However, rather than having a Components entry of F/DF or M/DF, some spells have only a DF entry. For example, the 1st-level Sor/Wiz spells magic weapon and stone shield have DF entries rather than F/DF or M/DF entries.

Besides extrapolating from or assuming based on the text quoted above, do the rules elsewhere actually say whether or not an arcane caster can (or must) satisfy this standalone DF-only component?

Note: A similar question is asked here.

  • \$\begingroup\$ @Adeptus I linked to that in my post but it didn't cite any evidence. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 19, 2019 at 2:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's an issue with the answers, not the question \$\endgroup\$
    – Adeptus
    Dec 19, 2019 at 2:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Adeptus a question doesn't answer a question last I checked. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 19, 2019 at 2:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MageintheBarrel a duplicate is to mark an question that will get the same response. The answers in the duplicate (should) answer your question. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben
    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ All answers should ideally be cited. The quality of the answers to the linked question - specifically whether they have citations or not - doesn't affect whether or not the question is a duplicate. If it is the same question but you're simply unsatisfied with the answers to the linked question, you can comment on relevant answers to request citations, or add a bounty to the linked question to request better references (there's even a specific bounty reason you can choose for this: "Authoritative reference needed - Looking for an answer drawing from credible and/or official sources."). \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Dec 19, 2019 at 6:43


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