The spectral hand spell creates a hovering hand that delivers touch spells you cast.
Purging the description from informations that are not useful to this question, this is the spell's description:
- A ghostly hand materializes and moves as you desire, allowing you to deliver low-level, touch range spells at a distance for as long as the spell [spectral hand] lasts.
- Attacking with the hand counts normally as an attack.
So, the hand delivers some spells. A DM of mine tells me that the hand must be directed to the targets as a move action according to this rule:
Redirect a spell
Redirect an active spell's effect at a specific target or targets. Redirecting a spell is a move action and does not provoke an attack of opportunity.
...while I believe the targets are the targets of the delivered spell, chosen with the act of casting the spell. On the same fashion, it's my understanding he also disagrees with me on 2. because to me it's the attack you get as part of casting the touch spell, to him it's a new attack you must spend a separate standard action on.
Except from "the DM is always right", is one of our interpretations surely wrong?