3.5 Inspire competence
This is a form of bardic music.
A bard of 3rd level or higher with 6 or more ranks in a perform skill can use his music or poetics to help an ally succeed at a task. The ally must be within 30 feet and able to see and hear the bard. The bard must also be able to see the ally.
The ally gets a +2 competence bonus on skill checks with a particular skill as long as he or she continues to hear the bard’s music. Certain uses of this ability are infeasible. A bard can’t inspire competence in himself. Inspire competence is a mind-affecting ability.
The effect lasts as long as the bard concentrates, up to a maximum of 2 minutes.
- Bards gain inspire competence at 3rd level.