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Spell Components

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Spell components are required to cast spells in AC. Each spell has a unique component formula with a different scarab for each level of the spell. Originally spell formulae could be researched, now the only way to learn a spell is via a scroll. A new component system was introduced during the Castling event. Now players can use Foci, scarabs and prismatic tapers to cast all spells. Whichever system you use, you can quickly purchase your components by going to your Spellbook and selecting the Components tab. There you can specify the quantity you want to maintain, then with a trade window open to a mage shopkeeper, use the @fillcomps command then click buy. Note that to set a quantity, you must have at least one of that component currently in your inventory or it won't appear in the list.

Level VIII Components

During the Ancient Powers event, special one use components were introduced as part of the new loot tier. These components combine to make level VIII spell scrolls, see Spell Research for details.


Lead through Silver Scarabs can be purchased from any mage shopkeeper, Gold through Platinum Scarabs can be purchased from Mastermages.

Lead Scarab Icon.png Iron Scarab Icon.png Copper Scarab Icon.png Silver Scarab Icon.png Gold Scarab Icon.png Pyreal Scarab Icon.png Platinum Scarab Icon.png Diamond Scarab Icon.png Dark Scarab Icon.png Mana Scarab Icon.png


Herbs can be purchased from any mage shopkeeper.

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Henbane Icon.png Hyssop Icon.png Mandrake Icon.png Mugwort Icon.png Myrrh Icon.png Saffron Icon.png Vervain Icon.png Wormwood Icon.png Yarrow Icon.png

Powdered Gems

Powedered Gems can be purchased from any mage shopkeeper and can also be created by Alchemists grinding loot gems with a Mortar and Pestle.

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Powdered Lapis Lazuli Icon.png Powdered Malachite Icon.png Powdered Moonstone Icon.png Powdered Onyx Icon.png Powdered Quartz Icon.png Powdered Turquoise Icon.png

Alchemical Substances

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Quicksilver Icon.png Realgar Icon.png Stibnite Icon.png Turpeth Icon.png Verdigris Icon.png Vitriol Icon.png


Alder Talisman Icon.png Ashwood Talisman Icon.png Birch Talisman Icon.png Blackthorn Talisman Icon.png Cedar Talisman Icon.png Ebony Talisman Icon.png Elder Talisman Icon.png
Hazel Talisman Icon.png Hemlock Talisman Icon.png Oak Talisman Icon.png Poplar Talisman Icon.png Rowan Talisman Icon.png Willow Talisman Icon.png Yew Talisman Icon.png


Blue Taper Icon.png Brown Taper Icon.png Green Taper Icon.png Grey Taper Icon.png Indigo Taper Icon.png Orange Taper Icon.png
Pink Taper Icon.png Red Taper Icon.png Turquoise Taper Icon.png Violet Taper Icon.png White Taper Icon.png Yellow Taper Icon.png
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Peas are concentrated forms of spell components that can be purchased from a small number of mage shopkeepers, including Mastermages. Scarab peas can also be found as loot on creatures. To convert a pea to its usable form, use a Splitting Tool on the pea which creates 20-50 spell components. Most people sell the scarab peas they find for pyreals rather than split them to use the components.

Lead Pea Icon.png Iron Pea Icon.png Copper Pea Icon.png Silver Pea Icon.png Gold Pea Icon.png Pyreal Pea Icon.png
Amaranth Pea Icon.png Bistort Pea Icon.png Comfrey Pea Icon.png Damiana Pea Icon.png Dragonsblood Pea Icon.png Eyebright Pea Icon.png Frankincense Pea Icon.png Ginseng Pea Icon.png Hawthorn Pea Icon.png
Henbane Pea Icon.png Hyssop Pea Icon.png Mandrake Pea Icon.png Mugwort Pea Icon.png Myrrh Pea Icon.png Saffron Pea Icon.png Vervain Pea Icon.png Wormwood Pea Icon.png Yarrow Pea Icon.png
Powdered Agate Pea Icon.png Powdered Amber Pea Icon.png Powdered Azurite Pea Icon.png Powdered Bloodstone Pea Icon.png Powdered Carnelian Pea Icon.png Powdered Hematite Pea Icon.png
Powdered Lapis Lazuli Pea Icon.png Powdered Malachite Pea Icon.png Powdered Moonstone Pea Icon.png Powdered Onyx Pea Icon.png Powdered Quartz Pea Icon.png Powdered Turquoise Pea Icon.png
Brimstone Pea Icon.png Cadmia Pea Icon.png Cinnabar Pea Icon.png Cobalt Pea Icon.png Colcothar Pea Icon.png Gypsum Pea Icon.png
Quicksilver Pea Icon.png Realgar Pea Icon.png Stibnite Pea Icon.png Turpeth Pea Icon.png Verdigris Pea Icon.png Vitriol Pea Icon.png
Alder Pea Icon.png Ashwood Pea Icon.png Birch Pea Icon.png Blackthorn Pea Icon.png Cedar Pea Icon.png Ebony Pea Icon.png Elder Pea Icon.png
Hazel Pea Icon.png Hemlock Pea Icon.png Oak Pea Icon.png Poplar Pea Icon.png Rowan Pea Icon.png Willow Pea Icon.png Yew Pea Icon.png
Blue Pea Icon.png Brown Pea Icon.png Green Pea Icon.png Grey Pea Icon.png Indigo Pea Icon.png Orange Pea Icon.png
Pink Pea Icon.png Red Pea Icon.png Turquoise Pea Icon.png Violet Pea Icon.png White Pea Icon.png Yellow Pea Icon.png
Powdered Chorizite Pea Icon.png Prismatic Pea Icon.png

Void Magic

The following components have not been and are not currently available in Dereth (you must use the Foci of Shadow). They can be seen in some Void Magic spell forumulae when no foci is held.

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There are two spell component systems, one uses all the various herbs, talismans, potions, powders and tapers. The other uses prismatic tapers, scarabs and foci. A foci occupies an entire pack slot and cannot hold anything else. On creation, foci will automatically be given for any trained schools. Foci cannot be dropped or sold, give to a Town Crier if you need to free the pack slot. Foci can be purchased from any Scrivener, located in most Towns. By carrying a foci for a particular school, all spells in that school can be cast using the prismatic formula, which uses only scarabs and prismatic tapers. While some people still prefer the old component system (and can save space if you only cast a couple of spells), the majority of players now use the foci system for its simplicity.

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