How can a character create a Spell Scroll?

  • How can a character create a Spell Scroll?

    I've read through the DMG, and the section "Creating a Magic Item" on p.284 is about creating the design of a magic item "type", rather than create an actual magic item

  • Rob Rose

    Rob Rose Correct answer

    3 years ago

    Purple Monkey's answer is obsolete as Xanathar's Guide to Everything adds rules for creating spell scrolls. They can be found on page 133, but I'll highlight the basics here.

    A character must have proficiency with the Arcana skill as well as the spell prepared/known and must have the material components required to cast the spell.

    The cost to scribe a spell scroll is in gold required and time taken. See chart below, all Cantrips scribed are cast as if the caster were 1st level. \begin{array}{lll} \text{Level} & \text{Time Cost} & \text{Gold Cost} \\ \hline \text{Cantrip} & 1 \text{ day} & 15 \text{ gp} \\ 1^\text{st} & 1 \text{ day} & 25 \text{ gp} \\ 2^\text{nd} & 3 \text{ days} & 250 \text{ gp} \\ 3^\text{rd} & 1 \text{ week} & 500 \text{ gp} \\ 4^\text{th} & 2 \text{ weeks} & 2,500 \text{ gp} \\ 5^\text{th} & 4 \text{ weeks} & 5,000 \text{ gp} \\ 6^\text{th} & 8 \text{ weeks} & 15,000 \text{ gp} \\ 7^\text{th} & 16 \text{ weeks} & 25,000 \text{ gp} \\ 8^\text{th} & 32 \text{ weeks} & 50,000 \text{ gp} \\ 9^\text{th} & 48 \text{ weeks} & 250,000 \text{ gp} \\ \end{array}

    I wouldn't say the other answer is *obsolete*; the XGtE rules are specifically optional, so an answer with information on what to do outside of those rules is still usable, if incomplete.

    @CTWind true though I think these rules are much more reasonable though if your DM is going to allow your character to create spell scrolls to begin with.

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