A scroll is a spell
magically inscribed onto paper or parchment so that it can be used later. Once the spell
is cast, the scroll becomes blank or turns to dust. Scrolls are single-use items. A scroll has a Defense
of 9, hardness 0, 1 hit point
, and a break DC of 8.
No preparation time is needed to cast a spell
written on a scroll. The reader must perform the short, simple, finishing parts of the spell
. To use a scroll safely, a character must be high enough level
in the right class to cast the spell
Activating a scroll has four prerequisites. First, the reader must be able to read the writing. This can be done with a successful Spellcraft check (DC 15 + the spell's level
) or a read magic
spell. Second, the user must be able to cast arcane spells
(for arcane spell
scrolls) or divine spells
(for divine spell
scrolls). Third, the user must have an Intelligence score high enough to cast the spell. Finally, the user must be able to see and read the text of the scroll.
If the user isn't high enough level
to cast the spell
normally, he or she must succeed at a caster level
check (DC = the caster level
of the scroll +1). If this check fails, the spell
fails and disappears from the paper; the scroll is wasted.
Examples of scrolls include the following.
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