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How big is a 5000 gp diamond?

Keep in mind that in real life (which may be compared to dnd only spuriously) qualities such as clarity, cut and sometimes even history can affect a diamond's value. Now on to dnd 5th edition. In the ...
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PC cleric lost holy symbol - what now?

Your player has the right of it, mostly All of the following information can be found for free in the D&D 5e Source Reference Document PDF as well as on the official 5e online supplement D&D ...
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How much does a corpse cost?

It looks like your real question is can a spellcaster use Eschew Materials to create undead without having a corpse handy? The answer to that question is no. Animate Dead Components V, S, M (...
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How big is a 5000 gp diamond?

About 5000 gp big. The primary in game identifier for diamonds is their value, so this is a question for your DM. Since your DM is the one responsible for world-building, it is up to them how the ...
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How does one acquire an undead eyeball encased in a gem?

An undead eyeball Acquiring an undead eyeball itself seems relatively trivial for the unethical necromancer; simply kill someone, animate them as a zombie using Animate Dead, and then pluck an ...
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How big is a 50 gp diamond?

Not necessarily any smaller than the 500 GP diamond In the real world, diamond value has as much to do with cut, clarity, and color as it does about size. So the price difference between a "regular" ...
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Does the spell "Silence" affect the caster?

The Sorcerer is indeed Silenced by their own spell. Nothing in the spell description excludes the Sorcerer from the spell. The only way to get around this is if the Sorcerer also has the Subtle Spell ...
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What's the point of requiring specific inexpensive material components?

There are two aspects to this question: Why have material components that are free or inexpensive? Why make them all different? Why have Inexpensive material components Most of the time, the ...
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Cleric player in Adventurer's League may have extorted us for Revivify

My insurance company? New Ork Life, why do you ask? There are a number of Q&A's on this site that ask "What good is gold in 5th edition?" since the Wealth By Level (WBL) framework is no more. ...
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PC cleric lost holy symbol - what now?

You can make a Holy symbol by following the rules for this downtime activity below: Crafting: You can craft nonmagical objects, including adventuring equipment and works of art. You must be ...
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Can I counterspell a Subtle spell without material components?

No, you can't counterspell spells with no components Subtle spell is meant to protect against counterspelling. See this unofficial ruling from Jeremy Crawford: Subtle Spell is meant to protect a ...
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What makes a spellcasting component worth x gp?

Value is absolute The rules of D&D seem to assume that value is absolute, not relative. That is to say, things have the value that they have (especially precious items like gems and jewels, ...
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Is the casting of the Charm Person spell obvious?

The act of spellcasting is obvious, but the spell being cast isn't. The description of verbal components in the rules says: Most spells require the chanting of mystic words. And the description of ...
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Does a wizard need to hold a component pouch or focus in one hand in order for it to work?

The rules for spellcasting spell this out clearly: A spellcaster must have a hand free to access a spell’s material components—or to hold a spellcasting focus—but ...
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Can you use Major Creation to create the diamond dust required for Resurrection?

No, Major Creation works like Minor Creation, which states: Attempting to use any created object as a material component causes the spell to fail. You can create your diamond dust, but that dust ...
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Can you Subtle Spell Time Stop?

The rule on spellcasting does not say that you need a component, but: Each spell's description indicates whether it requires verbal(V), somatic(S), or material(M) components. (PHB 203) So ...
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Do you waste a spell slot if you try to cast a spell without the correct components?

Spell is not cast, no resources lost This is covered under Casting a Spell rules in Chapter 11 of the PHB(emphasis mine): A spell's components are the physical requirements you must meet in order to ...
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Is the material component of the Protection from Evil and Good spell supposed to be that pricey?

First off, I somewhat disagree with Jeremy Crawford's tweet. Since no cost or amount of holy water is listed, I (as DM) would not expect you have to expend an entire flask -- I would expect it to be ...
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Can you cast spells with verbal components if you have no tongue?

Ask your DM Unfortunately, there really isn't any RAW for how to handle damaged tongues or even being mute. For the most part, and except for an optional damage rule from the DMG, there really aren't ...
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Can a druid who is wild shaped into an ape cast spells that only have somatic components (e.g. Thunderclap)?

Not until level 18 Wildshape's 3rd bullet point is quite clear: You can't cast spells [....] A druid that shifts into Wildshape can't cast any spells, regardless of their VSM components. This ...
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How can we determine the cost of ruby dust?

It's up to the DM. Having said that, D&D pricing doesn't make economic sense, so the answer I prefer1 when I DM is that is you get 500gp worth of dust out of 500gp worth of rubies. The game also ...
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Does a wizard need their hands free in order to cause their familiar from the Find Familiar spell to reappear?

Find Familiar As an action while it is temporarily dismissed, you can cause it to reappear in any unoccupied space within 30 feet of you. This is not casting the spell and so any restriction on ...
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Does requiring material components for spells make D&D 5e more challenging or cumbersome?

If you are talking about the material components specifically... Most of the components are fluff, for most casters, most of the time. They choose a component pouch or an arcane focus, and they don't ...
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Do spells cast through magic items require expensive material components?

No they do not require components at all including somatic or verbal for that matter. So casting an Arcane Lock from a Staff of the Magi doesn't require the 25g worth of gold dust nor would the Staff ...
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What makes a spellcasting component worth x gp?

No, buying a cheap pearl for 100 gp doesn't work The rules say "worth at least 100 gp", not "bought for at least 100 gp". If you buy a cheap pearl from another character for 100 gp, it doesn't become ...
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Cleric player in Adventurer's League may have extorted us for Revivify

This was entirely appropriate. You have nothing to complain about. Do you think spellcasters should spend their own hard earned gold to help you out? Spellcasters are generally the only ones that ...
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Is the vial necessary to Summon Greater Demon?

A vial is (probably) not needed but is a good idea It's a fair question On the one hand, "a vial of blood" could mean you need a literal vial. On the other hand, perhaps you need a 'vial's ...
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Do I need to hold an actual copper piece in order to cast the Detect Thoughts spell?

"Penny for Your Thoughts" Although the writers were almost certainly referring to a common copper coin for their joke, there's no indication this was meant as an actual "cost". The 5e authors ...
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