@TheEdVerse, I wanna hear it from the master himself. Who is more powerful: Elminster or the Simbul? If you could answer it comparing both in the average of their force and at the peak of their might, it'd be great. Thank you in advance.
— Alameda (@pauloalmeida074) December 30, 2021
In sheer power, The Simbul. In wiles and experience, Elminster.
Which means, in a confrontation, the outcome is “it depends” (on locale and situation). The Simbul resorts to her sheer power, whereas El has mastered the Weave far more and has more contingencies. 2)
To go back to the peak of their might, El was a little less powerful but a little more deadly: calmer in battle and more precise, he's always known nuances of magic use (e.g. outcomes of collisions between magics) far better than The Simbul, who's "let 'er rip."#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) December 30, 2021