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Guide to Crystal Effects in The Sims 4 Crystal Creations

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In The Sims 4 Crystal Creations, Sims can harness the power of the moon to infuse their crystals with powerful effects that can help them in their everyday life. These powers range from small useful things, like being able to complete homework faster, to life-altering effects such as being immune to death!

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Harness the power of the moon inside crystals with The Sims 4 Crystal Creations!

While the effects of crystals in The Sims 4 Crystal Creations don’t last forever, this can still be a huge game changer if you and your Sim know how to make the most of the power that crystals can hold. All you need is a gemstone or a piece of jewellery made from a crystal, the moon, and a crystal charging grid!

Sims 4 Crystal Creations Crystal Charging Guide

In this Sims 4 Crystal Creations guide, you’ll learn all about how to use the crystal charging grid to infuse the gemstones and jewellery you craft with powerful effects that can be of use to not just your own Sims, but their friends and family, too.

Once you know what each type of crystal can do in The Sims 4 Crystal Creations, it’s just a matter of cutting it into a gemstone or crafting it into a piece of jewellery, charging it on the crystal grid and you’ll have a powerful little piece of magic in your pocket. Or around your neck. Or dangling from your ears. Or on your fingers and wrists. Or sitting in your home… Well, you get the idea. Basically, you can do a lot with crystals in The Sims 4 Crystal Creations.

Charging Crystals

To charge your crystals in The Sims 4 Crystal Creations, you first need to have a crystal charging grid. You can find one in Build/Buy for $50 which is a pretty great price considering what it can do. This crystal charging grid is also functional off-the-grid because it doesn’t use electricity to power up the crystals placed on it… it uses the moon!

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The crystal grid must be placed outdoors in order to work. It cannot have a roof over it; it needs direct exposure to the sky. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t place a crystal grid indoors for decorative purposes. You can absolutely have a crystal grid inside for aesthetic. It just won’t charge your crystals indoors.

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Between the hours of 7pm and 7am is when you want to stock up the crystal grid because that is when the moon is out. When we say stock up, we mean it; each crystal grid can have up to 7 pieces of jewellery or gemstones placed on it, meaning you can charge up to 7 crystals at a time. So if you’ve made multiple items during the daytime, you can charge them all at night.

If you want to make the most of charging your crystal pieces in The Sims 4 Crystal Creations, you’ll want to pay attention to the moon phases. Technically speaking, your crystal gemstones and jewellery will charge no matter what phase the moon is in, but depending on the current moon phase, they will charge much faster or much slower. For example, under the new moon when the moon is not visible in the sky, your crystals will charge the slowest. However, during a full moon, your crystals will charge fastest. Given these two extremes, it’s easy to remember that waxing moon phases will charge crystals faster and waning moon phases will charge crystals slower.

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You can see the charging progress by hovering over an item on the crystal grid or by hovering over the grid itself, but you’ll see visual cues as well. For example, fully charged items glow and on a full moon, the crystal grid glows brightly to indicate that it is charging your crystals extra fast. Once your crystal pieces are fully charged up, they only hold their power for a short time, usually about 2 in-game days. You’ll have to keep recharging those pieces every couple of days to maintain the effects on them.

Crystal Effects

So you’ve charged your crystals but what the heck do they do in The Sims 4 Crystal Creations? Well, this is easy to find out. If you hover over any crystal in the game, you’ll be able to see exactly what effects that crystal will have when it is charged on a crystal grid.

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If you just want a quick, handy reference list without having to hunt down crystals in the game, we’ve got you covered! We’ve listed every crystal in The Sims 4 from every pack and their charged effects. Yup! All crystals from other DLC packs are integrated into this new system, which is pretty neat! As you can see, some crystals are incredibly powerful when charged and there are even some crystals that are beneficial to occults, like vampires, spellcasters, werewolves, and aliens.

AlabasterAngry, Embarrassed, Sad, and Scared moodlets fade much fasterpackicon basegame
CitrineSims will randomly find Simoleons while doing things around the housepackicon basegame
EmeraldCareer and school chance cards are more likely to succeedpackicon basegame
Orange TopazSims will gain creative skills faster, are more likely to create masterpieces, will not get writers block, and will not burn out on creative activities as fastpackicon basegame
PeachRelationships with family members will increase faster and Angry moodlets will fade fasterpackicon basegame
QuartzSims gain double Satisfaction Points when completing Wants and Aspirationspackicon basegame
RoseSims will get over breakups faster and their Social need won’t decaypackicon basegame
RubyEmbarrassed moodlets will fade much faster, Sims won’t fail at romantic interactions and won’t have awkward WooHoopackicon basegame
SapphireSims gain mental skill faster and take longer to burn out on mental activities.packicon basegame
TurquoiseSims gain Charisma skill faster and are more successful at Friendly social interactionspackicon basegame
AmethystSims gain Energy faster when sleeping and have a chance of waking up with an inspired Lucid Dream moodletpackicon basegame
DiamondSims are less likely to develop relationship fears, romantic relationships decay slower, and they will always succeed at Apologising in Bedpackicon basegame
Fire OpalSims are more successful with romantic interactions and can complete date events more successfullypackicon basegame
HematiteSim cannot diepackicon basegame
ShinoliteSims are more likely to give birth to twins or tripletspackicon basegame
SimaniteSims gain work or school performance faster and can complete homework fasterpackicon basegame
JetSims can summon the Grim Reaper at will and will always succeed when pleading for another Sim’s lifepackicon basegame
JonquilystSims’ Fun motive won’t decay and Tense moodlets go away much fasterpackicon basegame
PlumbiteSim’s needs will increase slowly over time and they will make other Sims around them Happypackicon basegame
RainborzSims are less likely to develop Fears and gain all benefits from the Brave reward trait even if they do not have the Brave traitpackicon basegame
JadeSims will randomly find crystals while doing things around the housepackicon sp crystalcreations
AmazoniteSims will find rarer and more valuable artifacts when excavating in Selvadoradapackicon gp jungleadventure
CrandestineThe Sim is easier to convince and more likely to lend moneypackicon ep gettowork
MoonstoneBored moodlets fade faster, Vampire Thirst need decays slower, Spellcasters are more successful at casting spells and brewing potions, Werewolves build Fury slower and Rampages end fasterpackicon sp crystalcreations
NiteliteEnergy need decays slightly slower and Alien powers recharge faster after being depletedpackicon ep gettowork
AlexandriteSims’ Wants will refresh more frequentlypackicon gp jungleadventure
AmberSims won’t fail at most social interactions, they won’t start fires when cooking, and the weather will become sunnypackicon sp crystalcreations
A list of all crystals and their effects when charged on a crystal grid

Did you know The Sims 4 Crystal Creations comes with a new aspiration? If you didn’t, you do now! Why not read up on it in our aspiration guide?

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