I am playing Pathfinder and I have a Rogue 7 Magus 3 build. I have a Magus Arcana called Spell Scars which says I can add a total of 18 level spells (adding spells is similar to a Scribe Scroll feat). Can I add 0 level spells for free?


Spell Scars uses the same item pricing guidelines as scrolls, which, as per Pathfinder's Item Creation rules:

Spell Level: A 0-level spell is half the value of a 1st-level spell for determining price.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Note that while they are priced as 1/2 level spells, they still count as 0 level spells in terms of space (i.e. you can have any number of them without it adding up to 18) \$\endgroup\$ – Please stop being evil Jun 8 '18 at 20:15

Probably not

The Spell scar Arcana doesn't explain how it deals with space for 0th level spells, so I'm going to extrapolate that it is similar to how much space a 0th level spell takes up in a spellbook .

Space in the Spellbook: A spell takes up one page of the spellbook per spell level. Even a 0-level spell (cantrip) takes one page. A spellbook has 100 pages.

Given that a 0th level spell takes up one page of a spellbook, one can probably assume that a 0th level spell scar takes up the equivalent amount of space on your skin as a first level spell scar.

This is how I would rule as GM at least.


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