A bowl of commanding water elementals was a magical bowl that could summon a water elemental.[1]


A bowl was typically 1 foot (0.3 meters) in diameter, 0.5 feet (0.15 meters) deep, and capable of holding 3 gallons (0.011 cubic meters) of liquid. It generally weighed around 3 pounds (1,400 grams),[1] and was usually crafted from semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, malachite, jade,[2][3] azurite, peridot, or turquoise.[5]

If viewed through a detect magic spell, a bowl of commanding water elementals gave off a strong conjuration aura.[5]

Some bowls of commanding water elementals were inscribed with prayers to Istishia.[6]


When filled with water, the bowl could be activated with a command word to summon a water elemental, identical in function to the conjure elemental spell. This ability could only be used once per day.[1]

If salt water were used to fill the bowl, the resulting water elemental was larger.[2][3][5]

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