If you are casting chill touch and using attacks to inflict the spells effects on enemies, does missing the enemy cause you to lose one of the allowed attacks?
A touch from your hand, which glows with blue energy, disrupts the life force of living creatures. Each touch channels negative energy that deals 1d6 points of damage. The touched creature also takes 1 point of Strength damage unless it makes a successful Fortitude saving throw. You can use this melee touch attack up to one time per level.
An undead creature you touch takes no damage of either sort, but it must make a successful Will saving throw or flee as if panicked for 1d4 rounds + 1 round per caster level.
so lets say a third level caster casts chill touch, uses his free touch attack gained from casting a touch spell, and misses. Does he still have 3 available attacks, or does he only have 2 left for that particular casting of chill touch?
Does missing an attack affect the chill touch's "charge" to be reduced?