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GAH - Scroll Colour Refresh!

The party has Dynaheir in their recent adventure, and finally arrived to Baldur's Gate. She has collected a wide assortment of scrolls during her adventure, and she's looking to learn a few more level 4 spells.

Imoen is also a mage now, so they'd like to work together and spread out their knowledge.

Some scrolls are red.

Some scrolls are green.

A red scroll has DONE and WRITE MAGIC.

A green scroll has DONE and WRITE MAGIC.

A red scroll on Dynaheir is a green scroll on Imoen.

A non-coloured scroll means they already know the spell.

So, what is the difference between RED and GREEN when BOTH have WRITE MAGIC available?


  • Sylvus_MoonbowSylvus_Moonbow Member Posts: 1,038

    Nevermind. I just tried clicking the WRITE MAGIC button on a red scroll.


    No doubt any RED SCROLL in the new patch, will remove the WRITE MAGIC button. *nodnod*

  • Sylvus_MoonbowSylvus_Moonbow Member Posts: 1,038
    Dynaheir really stinks as a mage. All these scrolls she has that are red.

  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,600
    edited March 2016
    @Sylvus_Moonbow , Dynaheir is restricted from the school of Enchantment/Charm, because she's an invoker. She should be able to learn spells from any other school, but will roll to learn at a -15% penalty (if you're on unmodded Core rules).

    What makes her specialty good is that she gets +15% to chance to learn evocation spells (if you're on unmodded Core Rules), and enemy saves against her evocation spells have a penalty of -2. That means her Webs are more effective, her Chromatic Orbs are more likely to apply the secondary effect, her Fireballs are more likely to do full damage, her Stinking Clouds and Cloudkills are more likely to knock out or kill enemies, etc.

  • ChnapyChnapy Member Posts: 360
    edited March 2016
    You seem to already have it sorted out but I'll see if I can shed some light on the hows and whys.

    Red scrolls belong to a forbidden school of magic. Only specialists mage have forbidden schools, such as divination for conjurers, and what they gain from that sacrifice is a bonus spell slot at each level that can only be spent on a spell from the school they specalize in. Also, their spells are harder to resist? I dunno man, magic is complicated. Sword at least are fairly straightforward. Unless they're scimitars or something.

    As you said, there are many cool spells Dynaheir can't learn but for the one she can, she'll always have more spellslots that Imoen. I guess as long as you do have Imoen to balance it out you're not losing on much.

    ...aaaand i got ninjaed. By someone who actually knows what he's talking about, even. Damn magic ninjas.

  • Sylvus_MoonbowSylvus_Moonbow Member Posts: 1,038
    Thanks everyone. I knew it was implemented, and it confused me to see WRITE MAGIC buttons available even on a red scroll.

    Imoen is already spreading whispers to other members of the party to go get Neera. As if I don't have enough troubles already with this Iron Throne business!

  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,600
    Talk about bad mages! Neera will summon a demon, drop a cow on you, give you a sex change operation, change your skin to bright purple, make all your gold and gems disappear, then blow you up with a mis-aimed Fireball.

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