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Most of the Leader's in 4th edition have a close burst 5 Healing power.

If the target of the Healing power is completely blocked by a wall from the Leader, can the Leader still heal the target?

If the Leader has neither line-of-sight or line-of-effect can she still heal a target?

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Bursts DDI do not go through walls. Because:

A burst affects a target only if there is line of effect from the burst’s origin square to the target.

A line of effect DDI is

A clear line from one point to another point in an encounter that doesn’t pass through or touch blocking terrain.

Walls are the first example given for Blocking Terrain DDI.

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bursts (and blasts and walls) require line of effect (that is blocked by walls) from their origin square. They don't require line of sight.

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