Channel Scroll

School transmutation [force]; Level cleric/oracle 3, magus 3, sorcerer/wizard 3


Casting Time 1 standard action + the casting time of the scroll
Components V, S, F (the target scroll)


Range touch
Target one scroll
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no


This spell enables you to channel your own power through a scroll to activate its magic. If the spell is on your spell list, you can expend a free spell slot or a prepared spell of the same level to cast the spell without expending the scroll’s magic. Alternatively, you can expend a prepared spell or a spell slot of two levels higher to cast the spell at your own caster level using your DC.

If the scroll’s spell is not on your spell list, or if you don’t have a spell or spell slot of the appropriate level available, you can still try to channel the scroll, but success is not guaranteed. In that case, expend a prepared spell or spell slot of at least first level and make a Spellcraft check.

The DC for this check is 15 + twice the level of the spell on the scroll. If the spell is on your caster list, you gain a +5 bonus to this check. If the check is successful, the spell is cast without consuming the scroll. If the check fails by 5 or less, the spell is still cast, but the magic of the scroll is consumed in the process. If the check fails by 6 or more, the spell is not cast, and the scroll is destroyed in the attempt.

Channel scroll can’t affect scrolls of 4th level or higher. a scroll can only be targeted by this spell once per day.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Deep Magic. © 2014 Open Design LLC. Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Tom Benton, Creighton Broadhurst, Jason Bulmahn, Ross Byers, Charles Lee Carrier, Tim Connors, Adam Daigle, Jonathan Drain, Mike Franke, Ed Greenwood, Frank Gori, Jim Groves, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Sam Harris, Brandon Hodge, Phillip Larwood, Jeff Lee, John Ling, Jr., Chris Lozaga, Ben McFarland, Nicholas Milasich, Carlos Ovalle, Richard Pett, Marc Radle, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Wade Rockett, Stephen Rowe, Adam Roy, Amber E. Scott, Neil Spicer, Owen K.C. Stephens, Joshua Stevens, Christina Stiles, Matt Stinson, Stefen Styrsky, Dan Voyce, and Mike Welham.

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