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Persistent Spell [Metamagic]
You can make a spell last all day.
A persistent spell has a duration of 24 hours. The persistent spell must have a personal range or fixed range (for example, comprehend languages or detect magic). Spells of instantaneous duration cannot be affected by this feat, nor can spells whose effects are discharged. You need not concentrate on spells such as detect magic or detect thoughts to be aware of the mere presence or absence of the thing detected, but you must still concentrate to gain additional information as normal. Concentration on such a spell is a standard action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity. A persistent spell uses up a spell slot six levels higher than the spell’s actual level.
- Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player’s Guide to Faerûn, p. 42. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.