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Compounding Failure

Source Starfinder Enhanced pg. 120
Classes Mystic 2, Precog 2
School enchantment (mind-affecting)
Casting Time 1 standard action
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Targets one creature
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes


You fill the target’s mind with self-doubt, pernicious ruminations, and crushing inadequacy. The target gains the shaken condition for the spell’s duration, though this condition is not a fear effect and cannot be removed by effects that specifically negate fear effects. Whenever the target misses with an attack or fails an ability check or skill check, the penalties caused by the shaken condition increase by 1 (maximum –4). Whenever the target hits and damages a significant foe with an attack or succeeds at an ability check or skill check to perform a non-trivial action, they reduce the shaken condition’s penalty by 1 (minimum –1).