Casting Time see text
Components V, S
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one living creature
Duration see text
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless);
Spell Resistance yes (harmless)
You can cast this spell as part of the action to begin an inspire competence bardic performance. The benefit of inspire competence persists for as long as is necessary to complete the target’s next skill check using the chosen skill (up to a maximum of 1 hour per caster level), even if you cease your bardic performance.