Scribing a Spell Scroll

With time and patience, a spellcaster can transfer a spell to a scroll, creating a spell scroll.


Scribing a spell scroll takes an amount of time and money related to the level of the spell the character wants to scribe, as shown in the Spell Scroll Costs table. In addition, the character must have proficiency in the Arcana skill and must provide any material components required for the casting of the spell. Moreover, the character must have the Spell prepared, or it must be among the character’s known spells, in order to scribe a scroll of that spell.

If the scribed spell is a cantrip, the version on the scroll works as if the caster were 1st level.


Spell Level Time Cost*
Cantrip 1 day 50 gp
1st 3 days 75 gp
2nd 4 days 100 gp
3rd 8 days 200 gp
4th 10 days 500 gp
5th 20 days 1,000 gp
6th 20 days 2,000 gp
7th 30 days 3,000 gp
8th 30 days 5,000 gp
9th 30 days 7,500 gp

*The costs of scrolls has been reduced from Xanathar’s Guide. See Crafting Magic Items for the “House Rules”. The time necessary to craft 8th level scrolls is less than the house crafting rules to keep it in line with 9th level scrolls.


If all the above requirements are met, the result of the process is an item of the desired sort. A character can sell an item crafted in this way at its listed price.

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