Assess The Foe (3.5e Feat)
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Assess The Foe [Psychic]
Benefit: If you have a clear line of sight to a creature within 60 feet, you may make a Gather Information skill check with a DC equal to 10 plus the creature's CR. Success gives you a special insight regarding that creature's nature: you know its alignment and what sort of creature it is (including, for instance, whether or not it's a lycanthrope or other shapechanger), and what its main character class is (though not its level). You also gain a permanent +2 Favored Enemy bonus (as the ranger ability) specific to that individual, and this stacks with any actual Ranger bonus for the individual's creature type. Failure means you can't try again on that individual until your Gather Information skill improves. The power will not work on mindless creatures, or those whose minds cannot be read. Using this power is a standard action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity.
See Also: The Gift: an Alternative to "Psionics" (3.5e Variant Rule)
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