Orbs all shared their spherical shape, though many were constructed from different materials or were different colors.
The primary use of orbs was to channel the spellcasting powers of arcane spellcasters such as bards, sorcerers, warlocks or wizards, aiding them when casting their spells. By doing so, someone using an orb as a spellcasting focus could eschew most of the more ordinary material components required for a spell.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 150–151. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Logan Bonner, Eytan Bernstein, & Chris Sims (September 2008). Adventurer's Vault: Arms and Equipment for All Character Classes. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 91. ISBN 978-07869-4978-6.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 203. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.