scroll of animate dead for 2 prestige points = 15 HD, correct?


Pathfinder Society

Dark Archive 5/5

3rd level cleric scroll of animate dead = 375 gp
material component of onyx worth 25 gp per HD @ 15 HD = 375 gp
total cost = 750 gp, which can be purchased for 2 PP

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seems really straightforward, just want to make sure I'm not missing anything before I start buying these.

EDIT: I see I'd need to cast desecrate, otherwise the HD cap would be 10.

Shadow Lodge

math looks right aside from the Onyx cost with reguards to desecrate .... tho there are some mechanical concerns

the amount of Onyx isn't Set by the spell its set by the HD your animating

Scrolls are always assumed to be bought at Min CL ... which you've taken into account ...
Im just not sure how you would price a scroll with a variable Material Cost. at absolute Minimum it would only have 25gp of Onyx tied to it

I dunno this is above my pay grade, tho Id expect a lot of GM's (if not Most) would go by the minimum's in play

also Desecrate doesn't Reduce the cost of the Onyx it only Doubles the Limit of Undead you can animate ... 20 HD still = 500gp of Onyx

5/5

Animate dead comes with a minimum caster level of 5 meaning you cannot animate more than 10HD of undead with a scroll. That makes the cost 375gp +250gp of onyx for 625gp.

Various chronicles have animate scrolls with greater amounts of onyx component attached to them with a higher CL.

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Having a now 8th level Necromancer has taught me that it's really just better to carry a bucket load of onyx and cast the spell myself.

Dark Archive 5/5

Yeah Jezebel, my dhampir cleric of Set is 9 and Yazdan "the mad Qadiran" necromancer wizard is 7. They're both really fun to play.

I just thought for my other less-nercromancy-focused characters it'd be nice to have a potential 15 HD of recently deceased minion in their back pocket. I've been spending all my prestige on scrolls for every occasion lately.

Dark Archive 5/5

andreww wrote:

Animate dead comes with a minimum caster level of 5 meaning you cannot animate more than 10HD of undead with a scroll. That makes the cost 375gp +250gp of onyx for 625gp.

Various chronicles have animate scrolls with greater amounts of onyx component attached to them with a higher CL.

I know that at CL 5 the scribe of the scroll could only animate a maximum 10 HD of dead (unless they scribed it in a permanent desecrate effect; wouldn't some clerics of evil deities hang out in desecrated temples? I realize that for PFS that's not how it works).

But could you buy a scroll with extra onyx attached, intending to use it in a desecrate effect? For that matter, could you buy a scroll with less onyx attached than that needed to animate the maximum amount of dead? I've never thought about scrolls with material components that can vary.

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