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I am currently playing a totemist. I was hoping to expand my damage and versatility through multiclassing into Incarnate to gain access to some more damaging powers, and I came across a question I cannot answer myself.

Does having the ability to bind a chakra (with the exception of totem) from totemist allow me to bind incarnate soulmelds to the chakra from totemist?

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Yes, you can bind Incarnate melds to chakras unlocked via the Totemist class. The ability to bind a soulmeld to a given chakra is an ability that, once obtained, is independent of the phenomenon that granted it.

As far as I know, this is more a result of omission than something that is explicitly written out, however. The general rules for chakra binds (Magic of Incarnum page 51) do not mention that class-specific soulmelds can only be bound to a chakra unlocked via that class, and neither do the "Chakra Binds" class features themselves. For a final argument, I will add that such a restriction would make the prestige classes, the spells, the feats, the power, and the magic item that grant additional chakra binds rather useless.

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