Combat readiness enables the subject to act more rapidly in combat.[citation needed]


When the spell is cast, the subject's eyes widen and briefly shine white. Thereafter until the spell's duration ends, the subject gains increased reaction time at the beginning of a combat encounter.[citation needed]

The subject is also better able to defend against adversaries in flanking positions.[1]


  1. Ari Marmell, Anthony Pryor, Robert J. Schwalb, Greg A. Vaughan (May 2007). Drow of the Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 61. ISBN 978-0-7869-4151-3.