Using a skill
might take a round, several rounds, or even longer. It might take no time at all. Types of actions define how long activities take to perform within the framework of a combat
round (6 seconds) and how movement is treated with respect to the activity. See the skill
description for specifies on how long a skill
takes to use.
In general, using a skill
that requires concentration while in close combat
is dangerous. Nearby op-ponents can make attacks of opportunity
against a character when he or she lets his or her guard down.