More free wizard spells per level gain


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Is there a feat that provides a wizard with more 'free' spells per level (other than 2 per level) or at level 1 (besides 3 + Int Mod)? I know one could buy scrolls at level 1 with starting cash or thereafter but the cost to scribe them in a spellbook is expensive and you need to make skill rolls.


Not that I know of. Humans have a favored class bonus that grants more spells, but cash remains the best method.

If you poke around there is a rule somewhere that you can buy access to a spellbook for copying purposes at half the materials cost. A first level spell will only run you 15gp in total. Cheaper than scrolls.

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If you can find a friendly NPC it is cheaper to buy access to the spell book. It is covered in the magic section of the book on scribing, it is usually 1/2 the price of scribing to buy access to do the scribing.

Otherwise, Wizards really don't have the same equipment needs as other classes, and can choose to invest in feats that make those times cost less, so they don't tend to be as hard up for money as other classes.


Galnörag wrote:

If you can find a friendly NPC it is cheaper to buy access to the spell book. It is covered in the magic section of the book on scribing, it is usually 1/2 the price of scribing to buy access to do the scribing.

Otherwise, Wizards really don't have the same equipment needs as other classes, and can choose to invest in feats that make those times cost less, so they don't tend to be as hard up for money as other classes.

Do note you still need to pay the normal scribe costs even when you buy access from an NPC but it is cheaper than buying scrolls to get more spells.

Honestly, scribing costs are pretty cheap. It might be a bit expensive at early levels, but after it's pretty much chump change.


For your first spell book, maybe... depending on the DM and how good you are, by the third or fourth time you scribe your book you'll be pretty upset about the gold.


Make backups of your spellbook? Duplicating an existing spellbook has the cost per page cut in half. Or get a Blessed Book. If you're getting your spellbook stolen that often then you should start talking to your DM.

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