Comprehend Languages (Spell)

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Comprehend Languages
Caster Level(s) Bard 1, Cleric 1, Wizard / Sorcerer 1
Innate Level 1
School Divination
Components Verbal, Somatic
Range Personal
Target You
Duration 1 Turn/Level
Saving Throw N/A
Spell Resistance No (Harmless)

You can understand the spoken words of creatures or read otherwise incomprehensible written messages. In the later case, you must touch the writing. The ability to read does not necessarily impart insight into the material, merely its literal meaning. The spell enables you to understand or read an unknown language, not speak or write it.

Written material can be read at the rate of one page (250 words) per minute. Magical writing cannot be read, though the spell reveals that it is magical. This spell can be foiled by certain warding magic (such as the secret page and illusory script spells). It does not decipher codes or reveal messages concealed in otherwise normal text.