Hey @Dhorse12, sorry to hear that
Could you remind me on which platform you're playing?
I tried but couldn't reproduce this on PC. For me, the skill effects are applied during all fight and one not one-turn.
But I noticed that it takes some time to display the skill in the buff panel.
If the panel was already open at your turn start or if you opened it too fast, Preparation won't be displayed until you update the panel, by closing/reopening it or by switching through the pages with the [Alt] button.
Do you think it could be that?
In the status window I haven't looked yet but the initiative counts only the next round, after this no more .My supporter has 130 ground ini, after activation "preparation "160 (in the bar at the top of the screen).
In the following rounds he then has again only 130 ..
the fighter order also treats this in such a way
Playing on XBone
(to specify, if the 30 ini only counts for a rounde is missing behind a "x1" or something )