Level Brd 2
Components V, S
Casting Time 1 action
Range Medium (100ft + 10ft/level)
Area Of Effect 20ft radius circle
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw Will neg.
Spell Resistance Yes

Creatures affected by this spell hesitate before executing their intended actions. This causes them to modify their initiative rolls by -4. The initiative modifier occurs in the round following the round in which Hesitation is cast.

All possible victims are allowed a Will saving throw to avoid the effect. A creature’s SR applies, but its success does not affect the spell’s effect on other creatures. Affected creatures cannot Ready an action, but they are permitted to Delay. An affected creature who Refocuses gains the full benefit of Refocus during the next round, but then suffers the -4 penalty for the following round if the spell is still in effect.

This spell was originally from the 2e Tome of Magic