Water Sight (Su): The shaman sees through fog and mist without penalty as long as there is enough light to otherwise allow her to see normally. At 7th level, she can use can use scrying, using any calm pool of water that's at least 1 foot in diameter as the sole focus. At 15th level, this functions as greater scrying. She can use these abilities for a number of rounds per day equal to her shaman level, but these rounds do not need to be consecutive.
If I'm a level 8 shaman, can I only seriously only use this hex to scry on someone for 48 seconds per day? Does the 'casting' for that little peepshow still take an hour? If so, how is this better than or even as useful as standard scrying? As it stands, I'd rather burn the 1000 gp on a nice mirror and get the full minute/level. ;.;
> Does the 'casting' for that little peepshow still take an hour?
> If so, how is this better than or even as useful as standard scrying?
It's better because you can do it 8 times per day and so your target has to make the save 8 times. It's more useful because you don't have to spend any fourth-level spell slots to do it.