Originally Posted by Pyromancer999
Level:Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time:1 standard action
Range: 10 ft + 10 ft/ 2 levels
Target:One creature within range
Saving Throw:Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes
When the creature within range makes a skill check, the caster may make the subject use his ranks/bonuses in the skill instead of the subject's own. Originally made by a helpful caster when his friends took tests, this has also been used to make others goof up displays of skill in front of others.
A bit over powered for a cantrip, or any non-epic spell...... Guidance can only give a +1 to a skill, and cantrips should max out at like +5. But this cantrip can 'help' an unlimited number of skill points? Any time a skill check needs to be rolled, just pick the person with the highest plus and then the helped target will always make it.
At first level you can 'help' by at least 10 points(+4 rank, +4 ability, +2 feat) and it only goes up from there.
Way too powerful. Can any other spell give you a +20 to a skill check? Or reduce the +20 you have to a -5?
And the reduction makes even more problems. To give a person a -20 on a skill check(as they would 'loose' all their ranks for the check) is harsh. This is bad enough for mundane skill checks(the evil ninja now has a balance skill of -2..and falls off the cliff) but gets even worse for important and powerful skill checks(Arch mage goes to make a concentration check...zap it's at 0 now, taken down from +30!).