Floating Disk (511)

The official GemStone IV encyclopedia.
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Floating Disk (511)
Mnemonic [FLOATDISK]
Duration Special
Utility Magic  
Subtype Container 
Availability All 
Major Elemental Spells
Sleep (501) Attack
Chromatic Circle (502) Attack
Thurfel's Ward (503) Defensive
Slow (504) Attack
Hand of Tonis (505) Attack
Celerity (506) Utility
Elemental Deflection (507) Defensive
Elemental Bias (508) Defensive
Strength (509) Offensive
Hurl Boulder (510) Attack
Floating Disk (511) Utility
Cold Snap (512) Attack
Elemental Focus (513) Offensive
Stone Fist (514) Attack
Rapid Fire (515) Utility
Mana Leech (516) Utility
Charge Item (517) Utility
Cone of Elements (518) Attack
Immolation (519) Attack
Mage Armor (520) Defensive
Meteor Swarm (525) Attack
Elemental Disjunction (530) Attack
Haste (535) Utility
Temporal Reversion (540) Defensive
Time Stop (550) Utility

Floating Disk can hold objects for a character and will follow the character as he travels. It has a hard item limit of 8 items (this includes items inside other items) for non-wizards. Wizards can increase the item limit by training in Elemental Lore, Air. Disks also have a hard weight limit of 500 pounds that cannot be increased. Disk descriptions can be changed by holding a gem or through attunement, as described below.

Unlike most spells, floating disk has an indefinite duration. As long as the character remains logged in (and alive) the disk should remain. If a player logs out or is disconnected, the disk will remain around for a few minutes in case the player is able to reconnect. Upon death, or if the player does not reconnect, the disk will vanish and all items will be deposited onto the ground. Any items lost in this manner will not be replaced by staff and players are advised to never place precious items in a disk.

Ambushers sometimes use disks to signal that they are hunting in a stealthy fashion. Thus, if one sees a disk and a creature in the same space, it is quite possible that there is a hidden ambusher there also. Common courtesy may then suggest that one heeds this.

This spell is commonly found in black crystals.


  • INCANT 511 to self-cast a disk. Hold a gem in the left hand to change the color.
  • PREP 511 | CAST {target} to give someone else a disk or use caster's name as target for a self-cast plain disk.

Disks can be OPENed and CLOSEd. TURNing a disk will empty the entire contents onto the ground at once. The spell can be ended via the DISMISS verb.

Lore Benefit

Training in Elemental Lore, Air increases a disk's capacity from the base of 8 items by seed 10 summation of ranks.

Elemental Lore, Air ranks 0 10 21 33 46 60 75 91 108 126 145 165 186 208 231
Total disk capacity 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Changing Disk Descriptions

Wizards can cast on certain gems or items held on their person while casting this spell to affect the description of the disk. The gem will be lost. If no gem or item is used a somewhat random description will be added to the disk, though a wizard's attunement has some effect on this. If a wizard would like a plain disk (or has a disk customization unlocked) he should cast the spell at himself instead of just casting in an open manner. Non-wizards will always receive a disk with the plain description no matter the method used (wizard cast, black crystal, scroll, etc.)

(Theory: Without using gems, attuned wizards have a propensity to get certain disks. To wit: air=translucent, fire=fiery red, water=icy blue, earth=earth brown, lightning=sparkling. A randomly attuned wizard can get all five.)

blue spinel icy blue or frost white
pink spinel earth brown or granite
red spinel fiery red or scorched
violet spinel sparkling or iridescent
yellow spinel iridescent
aquamarine gem aquamarine
banded sardonyx stone lopsided or slim
blue lapis lazuli blue
deep purple amethyst deep purple
deep red carbuncle red
golden amber golden
mottled agate mottled
pale blue moonstone blue
piece of green jade green
rose quartz rose
brown brown
clear clear
green green
yellow yellow
black black
blue blue
clear clear
green green
pink pink
tiny black pearl black
tiny white pearl white
grey pearl grey
black jasper cracked, revolving
red jasper revolving, spinning
yellow jasper spinning, pulsating
blue topaz blue
golden topaz yellow
pink topaz pink
clear clear
violet violet
yellow yellow
uncut diamond white
yellow diamond yellow
black black
blue blue
red red

Not Used

  • amethyst
  • bright chrysoberyl gem
  • carnelian quartz
  • dark red-green bloodstone
  • dragonseye sapphire
  • fire opal
  • fiery jacinth

  • golden beryl gem
  • green malachite stone
  • green garnet
  • lavender shimmarglin sapphire
  • orange imperial topaz
  • pale water sapphire

  • periwinkle feystone
  • piece of citrine quartz
  • pink rhodocrosite stone
  • polished jet stone
  • quartz crystal
  • rock crystal
  • shimmertine shard

  • silvery moonstone
  • smoky glimaerstone
  • spiderweb obsidian
  • spiderweb turquoise
  • star diopside
  • star sapphire
  • turquoise stone

Colors Available

Whites Grey Granite Black Purple Violet Red Pink Rose Orange Golden Yellow Aquamarine Green Blue Browns

Other Effects

Cracked Iridescent Pulsating Revolving Scorched Sparkling Lopsided Spinning Mottled Slim Translucent Clear
Return to the top of this page.


Initial cast
A small circular container suddenly appears and floats rather serenely over to you.
Wearing off
The <color> <person>'s disk disintegrates, dropping everything on the ground.

Alchemy Recipes

A black crystal
Eastern version Western version
  1. Add crystalline solution
  2. Add powdered black jasper
  3. Simmer
  4. Add 2 doses of plains lion skin from plains lions
  5. Boil
  6. Add dark glittering powder
  7. Infuse
  8. Chant Floating Disk (511)
  1. Add crystalline solution
  2. Add powdered black jasper
  3. Simmer
  4. Add 2 doses of roa'ter skin from roa'ters
  5. Boil
  6. Add dark glittering powder
  7. Infuse
  8. Chant Floating Disk (511)
Return to the top of this page.