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Valuable Materials for Spellcasters

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Valuable Materials for Spellcasters is a reference for DMs and players of all 5E spells that require valuable materials.

Inside you'll find information on all 5E spells compiled from Player’s Handbook, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, and Lost Laboratory of Kwalish sorted into a variety of tables for DM and player reference.


After a recent session, one of my players asked me, “Where am I supposed to find 10 gp worth of charcoal, incense, and herbs? We never seem to loot that sort of thing.”

I had never thought about it – I guess he could try to buy it at a magic shop in a nearby town, but why wouldn’t those items be lootable? Not to mention that some of these items seem very obscure. Would a small town shop carry a tiny silver cage worth 100 gp? Or an undead eyeball encased in a gem worth 150+ gp?

Soon afterwards, I began compiling these lists of valuable materials for spellcasters with the idea that when players defeat and loot an enemy who has the ability to cast a certain spell, that enemy ought to have the necessary materials in their possession. If the enemy cast that spell in battle, then those items might be consumed. I wanted to be more aware of how to sprinkle such items into our games; whether at a shop or when finding treasure.

Instead of hunting for the info in the books, I decided a few lists would do the trick. Plus, I’ve always been a fan of lists. Maybe you are too.

Hopefully, DMs and players will find this to be a handy way to keep track and be more aware of valuable materials.

UPDATE 9/15/2020: Included new spell from Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden as well as minor fixes.

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August 2nd, 2020
Every material component that is needed by spell casters clearly laid out. These are the material components that can't be hand-waved by a spell focus or components pouch type of item. This is really so basic to the game that I'm surprised [...]
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