I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but I just wanted to be sure I didn't miss a rule somewhere, after all it is an illusion.

Let's say I use Shadow Conjuration, Greater to duplicate Acid Storm that normally requires A flask of acid (10 gp) since Shadow Conjuration states:

You use material from the Plane of Shadow

The Material components are not necessary Am-I right? If there's such a spell that would require a focus/exp component is it ok to apply the same logic as well?


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Yes - the answer is NO.

I can´t see a rule that you could have missed. There is no mentioning of any material component you need.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe, things like Magic Jar are worth mentioning? Will it work without a focus gem? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 6, 2020 at 5:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ @annoying imp Magic Jar is a necromancy spell. So it cannot be mimicked by Shadow Conjuration or Shadow Evocation ... \$\endgroup\$
    – Peregrin
    Mar 6, 2020 at 8:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @annoying imp if you can find other examples like this for Conjuration/Abjuration spells I'd be interested. \$\endgroup\$
    – Maxpire
    Mar 6, 2020 at 8:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MaximeCuillerier I'd start with Contingency, but I'll check if I can find more Conj/Evoc spells where material components/focus are clearly intended to be the part of functioning spell, not just an extra fee to cast it. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 6, 2020 at 10:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MaximeCuillerier I actually didn't meant what you ask in a followup question. I reffered "You must carry the focus for the contingency to work." So even if you can cast Contingency without focus component, will or will not it work without it? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 6, 2020 at 21:30

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