How to tell if you need to read the spell components of your book to learn its parts 5e
When a spell component is listed as a prerequisite, you can check to see if it’s listed in the component list or if it has been replaced by a new component.
If it’s in the list, you’ll need to consult the appropriate section of the book to find out what it does and whether it’s still useful.
In the case of a spell, it can only be replaced by an entirely new component, and you can only read it once.
If the component is not listed, you need only read the text of the original component.
Here are some ways to check if the spell component you’re reading is still in the book: Read the entire book.
The component is still listed in chapter 1, chapter 2, or chapter 3.
This is especially helpful if you’re new to the game and haven’t read the entire game yet.
Read the spell.
The spell is still present in the entire spell list.
If you know what the spell is, you may be able to spot the new spell component.
Check to see whether the component lists the spell as a requirement.
The answer is no, because the component doesn’t mention it in its description.
You can still find the spell’s description and the component listing.
Read it again.
If any of the components you’ve read says “spells of the same level,” you know that the new component is the same spell.
(The exception is the Spell of the Dead spell.)
You can check the spell to see what level it is, but you won’t see the component for it.
This will only work if the original spell was listed in its component list.
This method is only useful if the component didn’t have a name, so the new components name won’t be included.