Baldur’s Gate 3 – How to Cast Spells from Spell Scrolls and How To Learn From One

How to cast spells from spell scrolls in BG3, Wyll casting a spell

Have you been finding how to cast spells from Spell Scrolls confusing? We don’t blame you, it can be difficult to work out alone, but as with all new skills and spells, we can show you exactly what you need to do to get these handy pieces of parchment flowing.

Spell scrolls are a powerful tool in Baldur’s Gate 3, providing access to a variety of spells that may not be available to your party members. They can be used by any character, but wizards can learn a number of spells from spell scrolls to add them to their spellbook.

Spell scrolls are consumable items, meaning they are destroyed after being used. However, they can be a valuable asset in a difficult fight or when you need a specific spell that your party members do not have.

How To Use Spell Scrolls in BG3

There are two ways to use and cast spell scrolls in Baldur’s Gate 3, cast the spell immediately and learning the spell.

How To Use The Scroll To Cast New Spells

Any character can cast magic from a spell scroll once, but the scroll will be destroyed in the process. To do this, simply select the spell scroll in your inventory and click the “Use” button. Some scrolls may have higher level spells and you may need to use a spell slot to use it. Remember if you use a spell slot, you may need to take a short rest or a long rest to recover it.

How To Use The Scroll To Learn Spells

Wizards can learn spells from spell scrolls by right-clicking on the scroll and selecting the “Learn Spell” option. This will add the spell to the wizard’s spell book, but it will also destroy the scroll.

How To Cast A Spell Scroll From Your Inventory

how to cast a spell scroll in Baldur's Gate 3, Tiefling player character using scroll of Feather Fall.
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Any character that you control can cast a spell scroll, they do not have to be magically adept to use them. All spells have different abilities and different casting levels, if you want to know more about spell uses check out our list of spells. Below we have a step by step for how to cast spells from Spell Scrolls.

  1. Open your inventory and select the spell scroll you want to cast.
  2. Right click the spell scroll and select the “cast spell” button.
  3. The game will prompt you to confirm that you want to cast the spell. Click anywhere on the screen or on a specific place or person you want the spell to be cast on.
  4. The spell will be cast and the scroll will be destroyed.

Here are some additional details about each step:

  • Open your inventory. To open your inventory, press the “I” key.
  • Select the spell scroll. Use the mouse to select the spell scroll in your inventory.
  • The spell will be cast and the scroll will be destroyed. The spell will be cast and the scroll will be destroyed. The spell’s effects will then take place.

How To Learn A Spell From A Spell Scroll

To learn spells from a spell scroll you must have a player who has taken the Wizard class. Wizards such as Gale the companion will learn spells this way.

Here are the steps on how to learn a spell from a scroll in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  1. Open your inventory and select the wizard you want to learn the spell from.
  2. Right-click on the spell scroll you want to learn.
  3. In the menu that appears, select the “Learn Spell” option.
  4. The game will prompt you to confirm that you want to learn the spell. Click “Yes” to continue.
  5. The spell will be added to the wizard’s spellbook and the scroll will be destroyed.

Please note that only wizards can learn spells from spell scrolls. Other classes can still cast spell scrolls, but they will be destroyed in the process and the spell will not be learned.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about spell scrolls in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • The cost of learning a spell from a scroll depends on the level of the spell.
  • Wizards can only learn spells from spell scrolls that are on their class’s spell list.
  • Spell scrolls can be used in combat or outside of combat.
  • Spell scrolls are consumed when they are used.

We hope this quick how to cast spells from Spell Scrolls article has helped you delve deeper into the world of Baldur’s Gate 3. If you found this article useful but are still having trouble with spells check out our article on How to Cast Spells in Baldur’s Gate 3 or even How to beat Auntie Ethel.


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