Scroll of education ( ? )
Item Type Scroll
Artifact? No
Weight 2s
Danger Level 1
Material Paper

Scrolls of education are scrolls that, when read, grant a new (random) skill or improve a current one.


They are a highly desirable, though fairly rare items. Due to the fact that not all skills in ADOM are comparable in usefulness, the exact impact of reading a scroll varies substantially. The player might be lucky enough for his/her PC to receive valuable skills such as Find weakness or Alertness or unlucky enough to get mostly useless Woodcraft or Appraising.

Target skill choice seemingly involves several rolls to avoid selecting a skill that is already maxed (at skill level 100). However, it is still possible for the scroll to fail to introduce any change if all checks fall on perfectly mastered abilities (which produces the message "You suddenly feel reminded of your mastery of the <skill> skill.")

The amount of skill level gained (either if a new skill is gained or a known skill is increased) depends on the B/U/C status of the scroll with blessed scrolls having the best effect.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Scrolls of education can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot. Like other scrolls, they can be created with magical writing sets for a relatively high Mana cost.

Greater Identify information[]

-------------------------- blessed scroll of education-------------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1
points of damage.