Our party is facing a Black Skeleton, a monster about which we have heard rumours and are unsure of its abilities and power. Unfortunately, two members of the party, myself included, get a-feared by the skeleton before we even get a chance to attack. The skeleton then climbs out of its coffin and stands next to the Mage, getting ready to attack.
The Paladin, standing ten feet away, weighs up his options. He calls out to the Mage, 'You can take a hit, can't you?'