Spell scrolls cost between 25 gp and 25,000 gp in 5e, depending on the level of the spell. A 1st-level spell scroll is a Common magic item, which has a value of between 50-100 gp. However, because it is a consumable item, it costs half as much as a permanent magic item, bringing the price down to between 25-50 gp.
A 9th-level spell scroll is a Legendary magic item, which is typically priced at 50,001+ gp, but is cut in half to 25,000+ gp for a consumable item.
“The value of a consumable item, such as a potion or scroll, is typically half the value of a permanent item of the same rarity.” (Dungeon Master’s Guide, page 135)
Spell Scroll Level Rarity
Dungeon Master’s Guide, page 200
Magic Item Price by Rarity
|Common||1st or higher||50-100 gp|
|Uncommon||1st or higher||101-500 gp|
|Rare||5th or higher||501-5,000 gp|
|Very rare||11th or higher||5,001-50,000 gp|
|Legendary||17th or higher||50,001+ gp|
Dungeon Master’s Guide, page 135
How Much Do Spell Scrolls Cost to Make in 5e?
Scribing a spell scroll costs between 15 gp and 250,000 gp in 5e, depending on the level of the spell. It also takes between 1 day and 48 workweeks to create.
Spell Scroll Scribing Costs and Crafting Time
|Cantrip||1 day||15 gp|
|1st||1 day||25 gp|
|2nd||3 days||250 gp|
|3rd||1 workweek||500 gp|
|4th||2 workweeks||2,500 gp|
|5th||4 workweeks||5,000 gp|
|6th||8 workweeks||15,000 gp|
|7th||16 workweeks||25,000 gp|
|8th||32 workweeks||50,000 gp|
|9th||48 workweeks||250,000 gp|
Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, page 133
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