LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Tom Sturridge attends "The Sandman" World Premiere at BFI Southbank on August 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage )
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What Do The
Sandman's Tools
Actually Do?
Morpheus, aka "Sandman,” is a powerful being, in no small part thanks to his items of power: the Dream Sand, the Helmet of Dreams, and the Dreamstone. Here's a quick rundown of what the Lord of Dreams' tools do.

Dream Sand creates dreams, fulfills wishes, or even puts mortals to sleep. It’s how Morpheus interfaces with the bulk of his powers and is a conduit for his abilities.

Dream Sand

The Helmet of Dreams is his symbol of the office and serves as his sigil by which the other Endless can recognize or call upon him. Essentially, the Helmet of Dreams makes Morpheus feel good, mostly.

Helmet of Dreams

The Dreamstone is the most challenging item to explain, as it’s never really said to have inherent power outside of what Morpheus imbibes it with. Morpheus doesn't need it all that much, considering what happens in the wake of the John Dee incident.