you to strike a distant target using a hand-held weapon.
weapon held by the caster.
is cast upon a one-handed weapon held by the caster, which functions as
the material component, but is not harmed in any way.
The spell produces a field of invisible force identical in size and form
to the original weapon, which duplicates the movements of that weapon,
but at a distance specified by the caster.
The caster (only) can then use the weapon as if it had a reach of up to
25 ft plus 5 ft per Level. If the target creature moves closer,
then the "reach" can be reduced at will so that the caster is
For example: a fifth level wizard could use this spell to inflict
melee attacks with a dagger upon a target up to 50 ft away for 10 rounds,
but if the target is closer the wizard can reduce the range of the weapon.
He can also increase the range if required, out to the maximum allowed
by the spell.
These attacks are made using the caster's Melee Attack Bonus, if any.
Because the force weapon is invisible, targets are treated as flat-footed
when struck by it, unless they can detect invisible objects.