Originally Posted by Pyromancer999
Huh? Not quite sure what you're saying here. The skill ranks or ability score bonuses only come from the caster himself, no one else.
So if the caster has +10 in a skill, and the other person has +1 then they can make the skill check with a +10 or if the caster has +1 in a skill and the person has +10 in the skill, then they get to make the check at +1.
So the group need never worry about any skill the wizard has ranks in, as he can give them +10, +20, or more to make the check.
Sure it's 'wil negative' but if they fail that save..or if the caster buffs it up.....then you have the 20th level ninja falling off a cliff as his Balance check is now the casters +1(instead of his normal +20, so that is a -19 to a skill check). It's worse for combat feats...oh the foe now has a sense motive of +1 just like the caster...auto Bluff for the rouge.
And it's not like 'only wizards' can cast this....lots of classes use the sor/wiz spell list, lots of classes can pick a spell from another class, and any sor/wiz with even one level in another class gets more skills.
And unlimited plus or penalty to a skill is way too powerful.