Thread: Of Scrolls and Sorcerers.
Thursday, 15th November, 2012, 05:17 AM #1
Of Scrolls and Sorcerers.
Most likely answered in the Corebook.
can sorcerers learn new spells from scrolls?
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Pathfinder SRD - Sorcerer
The sorcerer does not learn a spell "off a scroll" like a wizard does, but he can learn of a spell from a scroll and then choose it as one of his spells known when he levels up.Upon reaching 4th level, and at every even-numbered sorcerer level after that (6th, 8th, and so on), a sorcerer can choose to learn a new spell in place of one she already knows. In effect, the sorcerer loses the old spell in exchange for the new one. The new spell's level must be the same as that of the spell being exchanged. A sorcerer may swap only a single spell at any given level, and must choose whether or not to swap the spell at the same time that she gains new spells known for the level.
To expand on that: no.
Sorcerers gain new spells through leveling, not through any other means (to my knowledge, at any rate).
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The advantages of the sorcerer are more spells per day and spontaneous selection of which spells to fill those spell slots with. The drawback is a loss of versatility. As such, sorcerers have no means of finding or buying new spells (such as enemy spellbooks, scrolls, etc.).
If they could achieve wizard-like versatility by purchasing scrolls, the wizard could never compete. In fact, beyond the lowest levels, sorcerers get 2 (or more) new spells each level, so they even outpace the wizard in free spells gained.
I don't know that you will find a specific cite for the fact the sorcerer cannot do this. Rather, I believe each class capable of gaining spells in this manner has discussions of how their spells are gained. The sorcerer does not, so he cannot learn spells from scrolls, for example. Wizards add spells to spellbooks, and witches to familiars.
Ah, here we go...
emphasis addedOriginally Posted by http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/magic.html
This comes from the Magic chapter in the core rules.
Last edited by N'raac; Thursday, 15th November, 2012 at 04:12 PM.
As has been explained, no, a Sorcerer cannot learn new spells from a scroll. However, there is a certain type of magical ring that can be filled with a spell and then allow the user to cast that spell as it it were one of his spells known.
It even allows spells from outside the caster's class spell list to be cast as one level higher, though they still need to be arcane. But it would still allow a Sorcerer to put a Bard's Cure Light Wounds spell into the ring and thereafter be able to freely cast it.
Here is a link:
Ring of Spell Knowledge:
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