Decipher Script (INT; Trained only)

(Player's Handbook v.3.5 variant, p. 71)


Use this skill to piece together the meaning of ancient runes carved into the wall of an abandoned temple, to get the gist of an intercepted letter written in the Infernal language, to follow the directions on a treasure map written in a forgotten alphabet, or to interpret the mysterious glyphs painted on a cave wall.


Deciphering the equivalent of a single page of script takes 1 minute (ten consecutive full-round actions).

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A character with the Diligent feat gets a +2 bonus on Decipher Script checks.


If you have 5 or more ranks in Decipher Script, you get a +2 bonus on Use Magic Device checks involving scrolls.

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