Scroll of Wealth

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Scroll of Wealth is an archived article about material previously included in Diablo 3. However, it has currently been removed or the article contains outdated facts. The information is stored in Diablo Wiki for posterity. Please note: Links in this article lead to both updated and archived material.

This article was last up to date:
    January 2012
Currently updated version of this article is:
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The Scroll of Wealth is not found in the final version of Diablo III. This page is purely an archive, preserved for historical purposes.


When present during development, scrolls of wealth allowed characters to sell items from anywhere, even in the dungeons. This feature was to pair with the early version of the Nephalem Cube style salvaging, and together they allowed players to sell and salvage items without needing to return to town. Items sold could be repurchased via the buyback window at any NPC merchant in town.

The scroll of wealth was convenient in theory, but requiring a scroll for every single sale was not, and it forced players to carry huge stacks of scrolls, or else only use them occasionally (which defeated the whole convenience-adding purpose). The scrolls were therefore replaced by the Cauldron of Jordan,.[1] an inventory item that mirrored their function but which worked an infinite number of times, without requiring any sort of recharge or upgrade

The Cauldron of Jordan itself was removed[1] in January 2012, as the developers felt they'd made the game too convenient and that there needed to be pauses for players to return to town now and then.


Development Chronology[edit]

Jay Wilson revealed the Scroll of Wealth during an interview at Gamescom, 2010. His quote was short and to the point.[2]

We’ve also added a Scroll of Wealth that allows you to sell items right on location.


Scroll Function[edit]

The scrolls were present in the playable PvM demo at BlizzCon 2010. The scroll worked simply; a left click activated it, turning the cursor into a selling icon. The first item a player clicked with it would then sell, instantly, just as though the player was at an NPC merchant in town.

Prices were easy to check, since all items list their gold sale value as part of the hover display in Diablo III, so you know what you're going to get before you use this feature.


Tooltip[edit]

During the Blizzcon 2010 build, the tooltip of the Scroll of Wealth was as follow:

Traveling merchants often use magic to save space in their caravans by transforming their purchased wares to gold.


Scrolls of Wealth Removed[edit]

Bashiok revealed that Scrolls of Wealth were gone in a forum post in June 2011.[3]

IMO, get rid of the scroll of wealth, since with town portals it’s useless.

Bashiok: We haven’t had those for a while, although we do have another mechanic to sell items while out and about.


References[edit]

  1. Bashiok forum post - Diablo.IncGamers.com, June 2011
  2. Jay Wilson Interview @ Gamescom 2010 - IncGamers August 20, 2010
  3. Bashiok forum post - Diablo.IncGamers.com, June 2011