School necromancy [evil]; Level inquisitor 3
Casting Time 1 standard action
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one creature who has just struck you with an attack
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw Fortitude partial; Spell Resistance yes
Retribution blasts those who have the temerity to assault your person. You may target anyone who has just struck you with an attack within the previous round, whether with a melee, ranged, or natural weapon, or a spell that requires an attack roll. The target is wracked with shooting pains that impose a –4 penalty on attack rolls, skills checks, and ability checks. On a successful Fortitude save, the penalty only lasts for 1 round. A target who worships the same god as you takes a –2 penalty on its saving throw.