Quicken Spell-Like Ability

( Monster Manual IV, p. 203)


A creature with this feat can employ a spell-like ability with a moment's thought.


Spell-like ability at caster level 10th or higher,


The creature can use one of its spell-like abilities as a quickened spell-like ability three times per day (or less, if the ability is normally usable only once or twice per day). Using a quickened spell-like ability is a swift action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. The creature can perform another action--including the use of another spelllike ability--in the same round that it uses a quickened spell-like ability. The creature can use only one quickened spell-like ability per round. The creature can only select a spell-like ability duplicating a spell with a level less than or equal to half its caster level (round down) -4. For a summary, see the table below. For example, a creature that uses its spell-like abilities as a 15th-level caster can only quicken spell-like abilities duplicating spells of 3rd level or lower. In addition, a spell-like ability that duplicates a spell with a casting time greater than 1 full round cannot be quickened.


This feat can be taken multiple times. Each time it is taken, the creature can apply it to a different one of its spell-like abilities. Quicken Spell-Like Ability. Spell -- Caster. Level -- Level. 0 ------ 8th. 1st ---- 10th. 2nd ---- 12th. 3rd ---- 14th. 4th ---- 16th. 5th ---- 18th. 6th ---- 20th. 7th ---- --. 8th ---- --. 9th -- --.


Normally the use of a spell-like ability requires a standard action and provokes attacks of opportunity unless otherwise noted.

Also appears in

  1. Book of Vile Darkness
  2. Monster Manual II
  3. Monster Manual III
  4. Monster Manual v.3.5
  5. Monster Manual V
  6. Savage Species

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