Mage Scrolls Guide for Season of Discovery (SoD)
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: January 11, 2024
  • Updated: February 8, 2024
  • Expansion: WoW Classic

In Season of Discovery, mages learn how to decipher scrolls in order to unlock their Mage Rune Engravings. This feature extends beyond runes, however, providing mages with a whole new mini-game in which they can trade Comprehension Charms for a variety of scrolls, from basic stat scrolls to unique and useful items like Scroll of Reintegration.

We’ll go over all of the possible items you can get by deciphering scrolls as well as where to get Comprehension Charms in the sections below. First, we’ll quickly go over how to decipher scrolls.

How to Decipher Mage Scrolls

To decipher a mage scroll, you’ll first need to have one in your inventory. Mage scrolls can be spotted by their names, which start with either “Scroll:” or “Spell Notes:” followed by a scrambled name in ALL CAPS. They will also say “Classes: Mage” in the tooltip. Any class can find a Scroll and they can be traded or sold on the Auction House. Spell Notes are bind-on-pickup and must be discovered by the mage as they are used to learn Mage Rune Engravings.

To decipher a mage scroll, you’ll need to have a Comprehension Charm in your inventory. Then you can simply right-click the scroll to decipher it. For a list of the scrolls available as well as where to get Comprehension Charms, read on!

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Right-click a scroll in your bag to decipher it

List of Scrolls to Decipher

There are currently four classes of mage scrolls in the game. Uncommon or green-quality scrolls will always grant a Mage Rune Engraving. Common or white-quality scrolls fall into two groups that can be deciphered into two different tiers of scrolls.

Decipher Into
Where to Find
Looted from level 6-17 enemies

Looted from Chests:
Battered Chest (Version B)
Battered Chest (Version C)
Looted from level 15-31 enemies

Looted from Chests:
Battered Chest (Version D)
Solid Chest (Version A)
Likely looted from higher level enemies and Chests

Deciphered Mage Scrolls

Many of the lower level scrolls you’ll decipher will give simple stat buffs. These buffs do not stack with class buffs, which makes most of them useless in raids unless you are missing the relevant class from your group. They can still be useful in solo and small group content, however.

These scrolls can all be traded or sold on the Auction House.

Scroll of Reintegration provides mages with a way to resurrect teammates, an ability that makes particular sense for a Mage Healer. Like the stat buff scrolls, this scroll can be traded or sold on the Auction House, so you can stock up on resurrection spells if you have the gold. You can get this scroll by deciphering scrolls from either level, but the higher level scrolls have a very high chance to be deciphered into a Reintegration scroll.

All of the Uncommon (green) higher level buff scrolls are bind-on-pickup, so you can’t trade them or buy/sell them on the Auction House. They can only be obtained by deciphering scrolls on your own with Comprehension Charms.

These scrolls all provide 30 minute buffs that do not stack with each other. It appears that the Arcane Protection scrolls have a higher chance to appear than the others, which is unfortunate since they aren’t as useful in current content.

Where to Get Comprehension Charms

There are three ways you can acquire Comprehension Charms: from Scroll of Comprehension, from rune quests, and from reagent vendors.

Quests That Give Comprehension Charms

Comprehension Charms are awarded when you complete rune quests. There are currently two mage runes that involve quests, allowing you to earn up to 16 charms total through this method.

The very first rune you can get, Ice Lance, comes from the quest Spell Research. This quest is obtained at level 2 in your race’s starting zone and awards 3 Comprehension Charms, one of which you will likely use to unlock the Ice Lance rune. Check out our Ice Lance Rune Guide for a complete walkthrough.

The Icy Veins rune allows you to turn in up to 13 book quests, each one earning you a charm for a total of 13 possible Comprehension Charms. Check out our Icy Veins Rune Guide for a complete list and walkthrough.

Vendors Who Sell Comprehension Charms

Beyond those you can get while completing your rune quests, Comprehension Charms will need to be purchased from vendors at a cost of 7silver each. Here’s a list of vendors who sell them:

Wow Alliance Crest Deneb Walker
<Scrolls & Potions>
Stromgarde Keep, Arathi Highlands
26.97, 58.83
Wow Alliance Crest Llana
<Reagent Supplies>
Astranaar, Ashenvale
34.98, 48.46
Wow Alliance Crest Alaindia
<Reagent Vendor>
The Temple of the Moon, Darnassus
38.99, 74.25
Wow Alliance Crest Cyroen
<Reagent Vendor>
Cenarion Enclave, Darnassus
34.6, 9.8
Wow Alliance Crest Alyssa Eva
<Reagent Vendor>
Darkshire, Duskwood
76.28, 45.27
Balai Lok’Wein
<Potions, Scrolls and Reagents>
Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
36.4, 30.4
Wow Alliance Crest Dawn Brightstar
<Arcane Goods>
Tower of Azora, Elwynn Forest
64.88, 69.19
Wow Alliance Crest Jadenvis Seawatcher
<Reagent Vendor>
Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas
30.92, 42.09
Wow Alliance Crest Jaysin Lanyda
<Poisons & Reagents>
Southshore, Hillsbrad Foothills
50.82, 59.02
Wow Alliance Crest Barim Jurgenstaad
<Reagent Vendor>
The Commons, Ironforge
19.6, 56.2
Wow Alliance Crest Ginny Longberry
<Reagent Vendor>
The Mystic Ward, Ironforge
31.2, 27.6
<Reagents Vendor>
The Valley of Strength, Orgrimmar
45.43, 56.55
<Reagents Vendor>
The Cleft of Shadow, Orgrimmar
45.99, 45.68
<Reagents Vendor>
The Valley of Wisdom, Orgrimmar
45.74, 40.94
<Apprentice Witch Doctor>
Sun Rock Retreat, Stonetalon Mountains
47.61, 61.59
Wow Alliance Crest Brother Cassius
<Reagent Vendor>
Cathedral Square, Stormwind City
43.5, 26.97
Wow Alliance Crest Keldric Boucher
<Arcane Goods Vendor>
The Trade District, Stormwind City
55.73, 65.39
Wow Alliance Crest Charys Yserian
<Arcane Trinkets Vendor>
The Mage Quarter, Stormwind City
32.4, 80.0
Wow Alliance Crest Owen Vaughn
<Reagent Vendor>
The Mage Quarter, Stormwind City
36.0, 74.8
Wow Alliance Crest Kyra Boucher
<Reagent Vendor>
The Trade District, Stormwind City
56.13, 65.27
<Arcane Goods Vendor>
Stonard, Swamp of Sorrows
45.78, 52.82
<Reagents and Herbs>
Crossroads, The Barrens
51.39, 30.2
Freewind Post, Thousand Needles
45.15, 50.79
<Reagent Vendor>
Lower Rise, Thunder Bluff
36.38, 54.85 (patrols)
Thomas Mordan
<Reagent Vendor>
The Trade Quarter, Undercity
69.69, 39.05
Hannah Akeley
<Reagent Supplier>
The Magic Quarter, Undercity
82.6, 16.0
Wow Alliance Crest Falkan Armonis
<Reagent Vendor>
Menethil Harbor, Wetlands
8.35, 56.47
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Comprehension Charms at a vendor


About the Author


I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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