# Use Magic Device????????????????

#### sineater

##### First Post
Ok explain this in plain english to me so I can understand how this works.

I have a 6th level rogue, with a wand of levitate. I have use magic device at 8.

So what are my chances of using this?

#### RogueJK

##### It's not "Rouge"... That's makeup.
sineater said:
Ok explain this in plain english to me so I can understand how this works.

I have a 6th level rogue, with a wand of levitate. I have use magic device at 8.

So what are my chances of using this?

Every time you want to use that wand to cast Levitate, you have to roll a Use Magic Device check against a DC of 20 (per the chart on page 75 of the PHB, since you are attempting to emulate a spell ability). If you meet or beat the DC, you use the wand with no problems.

So basically, you have to roll a 12 or better in order to use the wand. That's a 45% chance.

(And do you really need sixteen question marks in the subject line...? )

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#### sineater

##### First Post
Yes I do need that many ???????????????????????

Does that work the same for scrolls also?

#### Dr. Zoom

##### First Post
Does that work the same for scrolls also?
Yes it does. You must decipher the spell on the scroll first, though. The DC is 25 + spell level.

Also, when you roll your skill check to cast the spell from the scroll, your effective caster level is your skill check result minus 20.

#### Jack Haggerty

##### First Post
sineater said:
Yes I do need that many ???????????????????????

Does that work the same for scrolls also?

Yes. Though the DC to decipher the scroll in the first place is 25 + spell level.

#### Targos

##### First Post
Also, if you've used the wand before successfully you get a +2 bonus. (Thats under Activate Blindly pg76)
If you fail by 10 or more theres a mishap. (Misfired or magical backlash)
If you fail by less than 10 you just use a charge.