Crystal grid in Sims 4
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How to charge crystals in The Sims 4

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Similar to the Rewards Store potions, crystals grant buffs to Sims when wearing its fashionable jewelry. However, the process mandates you to charge the crystals in The Sims 4, a feat that involves various requirements.

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How do I charge crystals in The Sims 4?

Gemstones and jewelry can be placed on the Mystical Moonlight Crystal Grid to charge your crystals. It must be used outdoors between 7 PM to 7 AM. Crystals need the moon to charge, so putting it inside won’t do much good. The gem will be ready to pick up whenever it brightly glows:

Fully Charged Crystal in Sims 4
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You don’t always have to keep your crystal grid outside, though, since you can drag it anywhere during Live mode. Initially, these materials must be cut into gemstones or made into jewelry using a workstation. Then, drag it over to the grid during the correct time period.

The moon phases can either increase or decrease charging speed. In particular, the full moon is the absolute best time for the procedure, while the new moon won’t do much. I suggest moving to places like Sylvan Glade and Forgotten Grotto, as they permit crystal charges all day.

Recharges must also be done over time as the crystal slowly loses power. Fortunately, you can rely on your Sim to tell you when this needs to be done and drag it back over the grid. Afterward, charged gemstones and jewelry can be placed in a character’s inventory or worn as an accessory. Plus, you can gift these items to another Sim to give them a new buff.

When hovering over the crystal, a progress report will be shown for more information. Just speed up time by pressing Sims 4’s Ultra Speed if the charging takes too long.

All crystal buffs in The Sims 4

Different crystals produce various buffs for your Sims, ranging from better moodlets to positive relationships. To see the whole collection, here’s a breakdown of what each gemstone does for your character:

CrystalsBuffs
Orange Topaz-Gain creative skills faster
-Unlock more opportunities for masterpieces
-Avoids writer’s block
-Takes longer to burn out from creative activities
Peach-Relationships with family members increase faster
-Angry moodlet won’t last too long
Sapphire-Gains mental skills faster
-Takes longer for Sim to burn out on mental activities
EmeraldCareer and school chance cards are more likely to succeed
Rose-Sim will get over breakups faster
-Social needs won’t decay
Turquoise-Learn charisma skills faster
-More successful with friendly social points
AlabasterAngry, Embarrassed, Sad, and Scared moodlets will decrease faster
CitrineSim will find Simoleons when performing activities around the house
JadeSim will find crystals when doing things around the house
QuartzGain double satisfaction points when completing Wants or Aspirations
Ruby-Embarrassed moodlets will decrease much faster
-No uncomfortable romantic interactions
-No awkward Woohoo events
Amethyst-Gains energy faster when sleeping
-Sim has better chances of waking up with a Lucid Dream moodlet
HematiteSim becomes immortal
Simanite-Work or school performance goes by faster
-Homework can be done faster
Fire Opal-More successful with romantic socials
-Dates will be more successful
Shinolite-Sim more likely to give birth to twins or triplets
Moonstone-Bored moodlets will decrease faster
-Vampire Sim’s thirst decays slower
-Spellcasters have more success at casting spells and brewing potions
-Werewolves’ Fury build-up slowly increases and will stop much faster
Diamond-Less likely to develop relationship fears
-Sims will always succeed in ‘Apologizing in Bed’
-Less likely to have romantic relationship decays with other Sims
CrandestineOther Sims will be easily convinced in conversation and more likely to lend money
Nitelite-Energy decays a bit slower
-Sim’s alien power recharges faster when depleted
Jet-Summon the Grim Reaper anytime
-Sim will always succeed when pleading for someone’s life
Jonqullyst-Fun meter does not decay
-Tense moodlets will fade much faster
Rainborz-Less likely to develop a fear
-Gain all Brave reward trait benefits
Plumbite-Sim Needs increase slowly
-Everyone around the crystal wearer will be happy
Amber-Can’t fail at a range of interactions
-Won’t start fires while cooking
-Weather will become sunny

As you can see, there are plenty of buffs to try in The Sims 4 Crystal Creations. Most gems can be purchased directly from your computer or the All-In-One Gemology Table. Nevertheless, rare types, like Amber and Jet, can only be found through standard exploration.


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