Discern Shapechanger

Level: Sorcerer/wizard 2
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 round
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 round/level

The smell of wet animal dander assaults
your nose even as the perfume of the material
component fades. You feel suddenly
more suspicious of beings around you, as
if some of them might not be what they

By taking a standard action to concentrate,
you can see the true form of
creatures within 60 feet. Each round, you
can examine one creature you can see to
determine whether it is polymorphed,
disguised, or transmuted, and what its
true form is. If you look at a shapechanger
in its true form, you immediately sense
its shapechanging ability, but you can’t
determine what other forms it might be
capable of assuming.

For the purpose of this spell, a
shapechanger is any creature with the
shapechanger type or a supernatural or
extraordinary ability that allows it to
assume an alternate form. A wizard who
knows alter self is not a shapechanger
(since a spell is not a supernatural or
extraordinary ability), but a barghest
is (since it has the supernatural ability
to assume alternate forms, even though
its type is outsider).

Material Component: A balm of honey
and lotus flower costing 25 gp, smeared
on your eyelids.