The skill of judging another’s intellect.
Oftentimes referred to as simply “eval”, evaluating intelligence is an active ability with passive benefits. If used on a player or other mob, you will get a text response estimating the intelligence of your target, greater success in this function will happen with higher skill levels. At the highest level of skill, evaluating intelligence will also estimate the remaining mana pool of your target. As for passive benefit, mages will find that offensive spells damage and effects are greatly increased by your level of eval. Most mages opt to GM this skill for its offensive passive ability.
Evaluating Intelligence can be trained two ways, either by actively targeting eligible creatures and players or passively by casting offensive spells. This skill is trained by the use of a macro by actively targeting a player or pet that will stay close to your character. The only need to check this macro would be to see if you or your target have died or if you have successfully trained to the level chosen for your build or template. Commonly macroed in the safety of a house or in town. This is one of the easier and cheaper skills to train and it is usually saved until late in your character creation process and rarely trained at an NPC.