The first version allowed the enchantment of up to five handheld gems. A certain amount of magical energy was distributed among these gems at the whim of the caster. For example, the caster could create one single powerful bomb, or several weaker bombs. These bombs could be thrown only by the caster to explode.
The second version allowed the enchantment of a single gem and turned it into a powerful bomb. It could be thrown and only made explode when thrown by the caster alone. It could be thrown only at a distance of 60 feet, which was shorter than the other version, but it could be thrown with no possibility of missing.
- ↑ The Spell Compendium mentions gembomb as an evocation spell. In this article, the spell is categorized as a conjuration spells per policy as it is in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 70. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Matthew Sernett, Jeff Grubb, Mike McArtor (Dec 2005). Spell Compendium. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 0-7869-3702-5.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 72. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.