Appraising Touch

Divination
Level: Bard 1, sorcerer/wizard 1
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 hour/level

Encircling your eye with thumb and forefinger as if holding a jeweler’s lens, you speak the arcane words that complete the spell.

Objects near you suddenly seem clearer, more in focus. You note blemishes and imperfections you had missed before. You gain an intuitive insight into the value of objects you come into contact with. You gain a +10 insight bonus on Appraise checks to determine the value of items you touch while this spell is in effect. Using the Appraise skill in this fashion requires 2 minutes instead of the normal 1 minute.

Even if you fail an Appraise check while this spell is in effect, you never mistakenly estimate the worth of an item by more than 50%.

(Spell Compendium, Page 15)

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