SRD Talk:Disintegrate

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Does this spell result in turning physical objects into dust piles of their component structure as is implied by the word disintegrate, or is any residual result sucked off into the nether? Would the spell be effective in turning a block of iron into iron dust? --Honorlord (talk) 12:28, 14 November 2013 (MST)

I think the implication of the spell's wording (trace of fine dust) is that nothing usable remains. Marasmusine (talk) 14:11, 14 November 2013 (MST)
That makes sense when it comes to a creature, a person when you eliminate the water would leave behind maybe a cup of dried chemicals, or what would be for al practical purposes a trace of dust easily lost in the wind. The reference to trace of dust is not included in the description of the effect on objects, hence the question: Is the spell effective for producing metal dust? (especially considerring an disintegrated creatures equipment is uneffected) --Honorlord (talk) 14:24, 14 November 2013 (MST)
Conversely, if you used this spell to tunnel, would you create a void with a dusty floor, or would the disintegrated volume still be packed with rock dust you'd have to cart away? --Lord Eric (talk) 02:26, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
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